6/4/12 So, I finally hooked up with Mark Nathanson at Jet City Studios. He met me at his storage facility in the South Bay and turned me on to some of his old rack mounted analog gear. He had several compressors, some effects units and a guitar tuner. The conversation was great too. He is very nice and has had loads of experience in the recording buisness. I loaded up the gear, gave him back a pair of Tascam DA-88s that were shot and got stuck in traffic for 90 minutes. I wept from happiness. Hard to believe the doors that magically open for me. God must be on my side.