Bob d'Orleans was born in 1928, and was 36 years of age when
he met Ed and JoAnne in Mirasound in 1964.
"Yes they had been recording in New York City for quite
some time before they met me.
That first session, seemed to go very well,
and indeed I was shocked when they asked me if I would be
prepared to move to Detroit to help construct their new
studio. My immediate response was ...you got to be kidding!
It just seemed like it was a world away.
They gave me time to think it over however.
Three days later and it began to sound like a
good idea. In fact a challenge. So I went across to Detroit
and had a look at the premises.
JoAnne then told me about her contact in
Cleveland and I went down to look over what was on offer.
Ken had a big garage where he stored all
sorts of electrical equipment. We agreed a specification and
he began to build what would be a state-of-the-art console.
I travelled regularly to Cleveland to keep tabs on
We also bought some
spares, such as microphones, from Tom Shannon, who had
moved from Buffalo to Windsor in late '64 to work at radio
It was fantastic,
anything that I had disliked at other studios, was
eliminated at Golden World."