The Best Sound I have ever heard: Western Electric, of course
Although in the heat of removal, through my good friend WSS I finally managed to visit the setups of
HK's Western Electric "Godfather", known as Monsieur Chateau Cheval Blanc (which he once enjoyed drinking), and was it an eye opener!
Given my other dealines, this article will take some months to write, but to tempt you I am posting the pictures. The descriptions shall come later.
What I can say, and want to say, is that this man really knows his stuff. The large space was the best simulation of the theater I have ever heard. The sound has no weakness in any department, yet replete with all the sinuous WE qualities I hold dear. From a whisper to a full cry, every cut was a new experience.