Creative Audio Works recently acquired 2 channels of Ampex 350 electronics for use in our new mix/mastering suite, which is expected to come online in March. The Ampex 350 electronics came with the original estimate addressed to Milton Yakus of Ace Recording Studio, Boston, MA. Milton Yakus was best known for co-writing the song “Old Cape Cod” along with writers Claire Rothrock, and Allan Jeffrey, made famous by Patti Page peaking at number 3 on the Billboard 100 list in 1957.
Milton Yakus’s son Shelly is considered one of the best engineers and mixers in the music industry. Formerly chief engineer and vice president of A&M Records. Yakus’ engineering work has help sell in excess of one hundred million records, equaling over one billion dollars in sales. He was nominated for induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1999.
Shelly Yakus has engineered recordings for many performers, including John Lennon, The Ramones, U2, Tom Petty, Van Morrison, Alice Cooper, The Band, Blue Öyster Cult, Dire Straits, Don Henley, Madonna, Stevie Nicks, The Pointer Sisters, Lou Reed, Bob Seger, Patti Smith, Suzanne Vega, and Warren Zevon. He acted as Assistant Engineer (1967–1969) for recordings by Dionne Warwick, Peter, Paul & Mary, Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons, Count Basie & His Orchestra, and Frank Sinatra.