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by stevemoss
Tue Jan 25, 2005 6:53 pm
Forum: 5/03-2/05: General Recording
Topic: Is there a glass in Aerosmith's 'Sweet Emotion'
Replies: 8
Views: 1276

Re: Is there a glass in Aerosmith's 'Sweet Emotion'

I was just doing a little checking elsewhere, and found an article about the creation of a 5.1 surround mix of Walk this Way for the recent Super Audio CD of Toys in the Attic.

In it, the original engineer quotes Steven Tyler checking on elements of the new mix: "Is the triangle loud enough?"
by stevemoss
Tue Jan 25, 2005 6:45 pm
Forum: 5/03-2/05: General Recording
Topic: Is there a glass in Aerosmith's 'Sweet Emotion'
Replies: 8
Views: 1276

Re: Is there a glass in Aerosmith's 'Sweet Emotion'

If you have access to the 1991 remix (which I greatly prefer over the original), give a listen with the song's channels combined out of phase - bass and almost all of the vocal and much of the guitars disappear, leaving you with percussion only. Combined out of phase, it becomes much easier to hear,...
by stevemoss
Tue Jan 18, 2005 1:55 pm
Forum: 5/03-2/05: General Recording
Topic: Sounds that sound like other sounds
Replies: 34
Views: 3733

Re: Sounds that sound like other sounds

On my song Sullivan Street I did a lot of faking: The 'banjo' is an acoustic guitar (Fender DG-14 lefty) that had dehumidified to the point that a raised bump developed on the fretboard above where the neck and body joined. Almost anything would buzz out to a certain degree. So I capitalized on it, ...
by stevemoss
Tue Jan 18, 2005 1:40 pm
Forum: 5/03-2/05: General Recording
Topic: Classic recordings that are out of tune
Replies: 123
Views: 111488

Re: Classic recordings that are out of tune

Yeah - classic example. Though the song's "If I Fell" off the Hard Day's Night album.
by stevemoss
Tue Jan 18, 2005 1:11 pm
Forum: 5/03-2/05: General Recording
Topic: Classic recordings that are out of tune
Replies: 123
Views: 111488

Re: Classic recordings that are out of tune

I've got an older 2-disc Best of the Animals compilation where the mix they use of Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood entirely goes on the chorus - tape speed changes and it's horrible.
by stevemoss
Thu Mar 04, 2004 10:40 am
Forum: 5/03-2/05: General Recording
Topic: Your recent recordings and gear used.
Replies: 22
Views: 4330

Re: Your recent recordings and gear used.

fixed - I forgot to put the subdirectory into that URL
by stevemoss
Thu Mar 04, 2004 9:04 am
Forum: 5/03-2/05: General Recording
Topic: Your recent recordings and gear used.
Replies: 22
Views: 4330

Re: Your recent recordings and gear used.

Sullivan Street Very simple little track recorded last winter at my apartment - my acoustic's neck got overly warped from the apartment being too dry, and developed a horrible buzz. Decided to capitalize on the sound, capo-ing at the 3rd fret and running some parametric EQ on it to get a banjo-like...
by stevemoss
Sun Feb 01, 2004 1:05 pm
Forum: 5/03-2/05: General Recording
Topic: Famous synth sounds of The Who
Replies: 18
Views: 3490

Re: Famous synth sounds of The Who

By the way - this guy seems to have figured out Townsend's processes very well. In addition to describing the settings/gear you'd need for each of the songs, he's got illustrative MP3s up where he recreated backing tracks for each (the MIDI drums are weak, but no machine can fairly replicate Keith M...
by stevemoss
Sun Feb 01, 2004 11:58 am
Forum: 5/03-2/05: General Recording
Topic: Famous synth sounds of The Who
Replies: 18
Views: 3490

Re: Famous synth sounds of The Who

Ahh... you guys play the Lucky Dog? I'm up in Saratoga Springs, NY, now, but Woostah's my hometown.
by stevemoss
Thu Oct 16, 2003 8:14 am
Forum: 5/03-2/05: General Recording
Topic: Ebow Urban Legend
Replies: 2
Views: 657

Re: Ebow Urban Legend

Bingo. If you used something magnetic that was designed to keep the strings from vibrating - something that would fight the pickup's magnets - that would be bad. The E-bow ain't like that; it doesn't fight the pickup.
by stevemoss
Thu Oct 16, 2003 8:10 am
Forum: 5/03-2/05: General Recording
Topic: The Stones...Exile On Sticky Fingers....whaddaya know?
Replies: 39
Views: 3388

Re: The Stones...Exile On Sticky Fingers....whaddaya know?

Taking Charlie Watts' drumming to task is completely overlooking the entire "thing" with the Rolling Stones: They are not a polished band. There's raggedness on all sides, but the way the beat and everything breathe are half of what makes their music as successful as it is. I like to describe Danny ...
by stevemoss
Thu Oct 16, 2003 7:39 am
Forum: 5/03-2/05: General Recording
Topic: Nilsson Schmilsson, what in the holy fuck???
Replies: 65
Views: 7227

Re: Nilsson Schmilsson, what in the holy fuck???

There's a 2 CD set of Nilsson's first two albums ( Pandemonium Shadow Show and Aerial Ballet )... sort of. Apparently, some time after putting out each of those two discs, he revisited the tapes from those albums and rerecorded vocals and other elements and changed the pitch of some of the songs, re...
by stevemoss
Mon Oct 13, 2003 8:23 am
Forum: 5/03-2/05: Off-Topic / Off-Color / Off-the-Cuff
Topic: what's that one led zep song...
Replies: 29
Views: 3461

Re: what's that one led zep song...

Ah... it's Lonely is the Night by Billy Squier. The first time I heard it, I also thought it was a Zeppelin track. They got the sound so right - a Plant-like wail, Bonham-style accents, and a nice Jimmy Page crunch. Lonely is the night when you find yourself alone Your demons come to light and your ...
by stevemoss
Fri Sep 26, 2003 9:13 pm
Forum: 5/03-2/05: Off-Topic / Off-Color / Off-the-Cuff
Topic: Very First Album
Replies: 69
Views: 4941

Re: Very First Album

The very first single I bought was Big Time by Peter Gabriel, at a Strawberries Records & Tapes in Shrewsbury, MA. First full-length was Cloud Nine by George Harrison.
by stevemoss
Thu Sep 25, 2003 7:55 am
Forum: 5/03-2/05: General Recording
Topic: Unproduce the producer...
Replies: 37
Views: 3038

Re: Unproduce the producer...

McCartney said that his reasoning for turning around the credit had been "Yesterday", which he's seen in fakebooks where there's limited/minimal composer credits as credited solely to "Lennon". He's said he first broached the topic of turning around "Yesterday"s credit with Yoko while they were comp...