RICH FLORES RECORD CUTTING ENGINEER

Cutting Lacquers since 1972

I started cutting acetates back in 1972 With Walter Gibbons. He and I started Melting Pot Sound, a dub plate disc recording service for DJ's.


Long after many years, I decided to give up the business in 1986 to go into the NEON sign business and sold my lathe on consignment  to Robert S.Cosulich of TRANSCO PRODUCTS CORP in Linden, NJ.

The Neumann cutting lathe and the HAECO SC-1 cutting head was the one used to cut The misfits first 45 7 inch disc "Cough Cool", wound up in The Wakefield section of The Bronx, NY.  last thing heard in 2015 it was sold to someone in Japan. I purchased this record cutting  lathe in 1972 from A&R recording studios in New York, 


I called my  studio, "SPECTRUM SOUND", 1974-1977, At the same time, I was working at  Variety Recording Studios with Fred Vargas In 1980 I worked with Herb Abramson at A1-Sound Studios and Flowers Mastering, at 750 8th Ave. New York,NY 10036. Located in the same building as the RGH Record pressing plant  owned by George S. Srolovits.

Rich Flores in Brooklyn, NY 1975
Rich Flores in Brooklyn, NY 1975