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PostPosted: Fri Jul 03, 2009 4:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That sounded great, enjoyed it!!

Was that the aforementioned mics?

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 03, 2009 4:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ummmm................................ nope... that was the onboard electronics....... I was in a hurry before I forgot
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 03, 2009 4:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ah, that may explain the kind of mandolin tone I replied of in the LR, while you were replying here.

Piezo's tend to give themselves away, in one form or another.

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 03, 2009 4:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

not to mention the plate verb I added Rolling Eyes

and the Taylor, being all Maple is bright as hell..... not a real good strumm'in guitar... I prefer the Guild for that

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 07, 2009 5:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Out making hay, took me all away.

What's your next piece of gear?

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 07, 2009 7:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

an automatic e and i reverser so that peice would be spelled piece.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 07, 2009 7:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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an automatic e and i reverser so that peice would be spelled piece.


Whoops!! Embarassed Me go fix. Esto es el fixo!!
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 07, 2009 10:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

hmmm... tough question

I've thought about maybe getting the black Lion Mod for the 002R.... but then I'm hoping at some point Digi will come out with a "blank interface" with no internal pre's or converters.... but as that's down the road... too far to talk about converters...

I wouldn't mind having a leveling amp, or a upper end SS compressor, or maybe even an upper end mic (well maybe middle-end... $1K range)... but I'm mnore hesitant on mics... while i know that some of the classic mics were used on classic recordings... I sometimes wonder ..."did these big name studio's even have 'inexpensive' mics?' or was there a status attached (as there still seems to be when looking at some studio web-sites)... I mean is high end mic proportionately better than a low end ( does a $1000 mic sound 3 - 4 times better than a $250 - $300 mic?)

Equipment with lots of circuitry I can see where tighter tolerance parts, more refined construction/assembly could have a more profound affect on the sound (and I'm guessing signal to nois an harmonic distortion being the big gains)

so my answer

dunno... have to wait till I save up enough $$$ and then see what looks like something that would be the most beneficial

and I think there is a point where my environment will be the limiting factor regardless of what equipment I have... and i may have already crossed that threshold Laughing

I think I should just make music for a while!!!

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 07, 2009 12:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think your last line says it all.

Do you usually record with other musicians, or play all the instruments yourself?

Anyone here you'd like to colaborate with?

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 07, 2009 1:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

once in a while I'll play most of the instruments (drums and keyboard can take a l-on-g time for me to get it right) I keep thinking I should learn how to use the drum programs... but I like the spasmodic nature of real drummers Laughing

but mostly I work with live human beings- lately it's been 3 - 4 times a week

infact a keyboardist tonight, my 4 piece tomorrow, a vocalist Thursday, and trying to coordinate with a cellist!!! I was looking/talking with some horn players, but have decided to put that off for a while... too many projects and the flow gets pretty dis-jointed

I can think of a number of folks I'd like to collab with, but realistically, I have enough musical projects in various stages that it would probably frustrate the hell out of someone to have to deal with my schedule

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 08, 2009 10:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hardwood floors

that would be my next piece of equipment... not very exciting... but perhaps the best choice

it would certainly be a plus for the acoustic piano... and area rugs are an easy fix if it makes the room too bright

and improves housekeeping!!!

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 08, 2009 10:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hardwood floors

that would be my next piece of equipment... not very exciting... but perhaps the best choice

it would certainly be a plus for the acoustic piano... and area rugs are an easy fix if it makes the room too bright

and improves housekeeping!!!no particular order

Sgt. Peppers (OK... this is #1 in my book)

Aja

Synchronicity

Take 5

Electric LadyLand

Pet Sounds

Framptoon comes alive

not necessarilly every song on each, and not just the recording per se, but the entire audio presentation/production. Frampton makes the list because I still thinkit's the best live recording

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 09, 2009 5:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

As far as recording quality goes, what comercial recordings do you remember that made you take notice?

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 09, 2009 7:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

my answer is above Wink (I hate it when it double posts...)
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 09, 2009 9:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think my all time favorite sounding rock recording is Deep Purple's Machine Head. It's one of those recordings, that makes you want to turn it way up. I also thought Black Sabath's Paranoid to be an excelent rock recording. Usually things on the old Warner Brother's lable never let me down.

Sorry, stainless I forgot this is your interview.

Are you looking at hardwood floors, as an overall improvement in your recorded sound, other than the piano?

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 09, 2009 10:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

In general, I think it will make the room brighter, which may benefit acoustic stringed instruments in general. If too bright, as mentioned area rugs come in all sizes and shapes and are relatively cheap.

From a houskeeping standpoint, rugs are dirt-traps, and I've had enough spilled water/beer/sodas to realize it's just part of having people in a room for an extended period... and moving equipment for the carpet cleaners is a major pain!

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 09, 2009 7:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

My studio rug is a cat throwup magnet, beer only makes it better!! I too would love hardwood.

I think it would be cool to hear a recording from a room with wood floors. Real room reverb, if you could capture it in it's true form, should sound well, real.

If you put in wood floors, where are you going to keep all your stuff in the interim?

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 09, 2009 10:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I can install the wood floor over a weekend....

..uh the living room... my wife would understand.... right?!?

seriously... move the small stuff out (drums are already on a hardwood (well bamboo... which is what I'd opt for... stuff is tuff as nails)

large stuff drag to one side.... put down half the room... gently move the big stuff back onto the hardwood floors and finish

and take y wife out to dinner... and probably breakfast Laughing

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PostPosted: Sat Jul 11, 2009 10:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

What's your favorite treble control?

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PostPosted: Sat Jul 11, 2009 11:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

um... the one with the knob labeled TREBLE

is this another trick question?

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PostPosted: Sat Jul 11, 2009 3:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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um... the one with the knob labeled TREBLE

is this another trick question?


Turnover frequency, I forgot, we're all geeks here.

There are no trick questions, only trick queries.

Queries, I tells ya!!

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PostPosted: Sat Jul 11, 2009 3:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

so we're talking where I make EQ cuts/boosts at the higher freqs....

I guess I still don't understand what you're asking

or else!!!!! my simple answer is 37..or is it 42... good thing my life's not on the line

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PostPosted: Sun Jul 12, 2009 7:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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so we're talking where I make EQ cuts/boosts at the higher freqs....

I guess I still don't understand what you're asking

or else!!!!! my simple answer is 37..or is it 42... good thing my life's not on the line


What k treble, do you like? There, I spelled it out jeeesh!!

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PostPosted: Sun Jul 12, 2009 8:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have no clue what you're talking about.... sorry

I even googled it and I found a tote bag... but I'm guessing that's not it

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PostPosted: Sun Jul 12, 2009 4:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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I have no clue what you're talking about.... sorry

I even googled it and I found a tote bag... but I'm guessing that's not it


4k, 8k, 10k, or other, you know thousand cycles (k)?

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