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by firby
Fri Feb 19, 2010 12:21 pm
Forum: Listen to Music
Topic: Every time I hear "Penny Lane" lately,
Replies: 80
Views: 13046

Listen Chris. I did not write this to upset you. It appears that I did. That is certainly not my intent or the way that I go about living. Please forgive me. I am a lowly jazz drummer from a state school. Everything I wrote down I meant and really I still mean. I won't get in a pissing match on the ...
by firby
Fri Feb 19, 2010 7:26 am
Forum: Listen to Music
Topic: Every time I hear "Penny Lane" lately,
Replies: 80
Views: 13046

It's nice to see a thread about swing. I assumed it was about the beatles and I tuned out. I am a jazz drummer. Not only am I into swing, but I am into some of the more esoteric forms of it. I have spent a good amount of my life getting my swing on. Swing needen't be jazz. Swing is basically a style...
by firby
Thu Feb 18, 2010 7:57 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: A $300 compressor thread
Replies: 19
Views: 6357

If you are after color valley people and MXR dual limiter are what I use like. Both are noisy characterful pieces. Lovely in my book, but I have not spent too much time in front of the great compressors other than a vari mu.
by firby
Thu Feb 11, 2010 9:28 am
Forum: Tape Op Message Board (TOMB)
Topic: Reason #23487 why TapeOp is cooler than Gearslut
Replies: 42
Views: 23468

Gee whiz Chris, you must have a big bedroom!
by firby
Wed Feb 10, 2010 2:52 pm
Forum: Tape Op Magazine
Topic: KRK Systems ERGO review
Replies: 6
Views: 4722

I think the current whargarbl about room treatment is a good trend for mixing rooms. However, I could give a rat's ass about treatment for a tracking room. Some tracking rooms sound good for tracking and others don't. It is often dependent on the instrument, some rooms might sound terrible to track ...
by firby
Wed Feb 10, 2010 2:31 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: kick drums ruining mics for use with anything else?
Replies: 17
Views: 2868

Re: kick drums ruining mics for use with anything else?

mrclean wrote:
the finger genius wrote:your avatar is freaking me out. big time.
Me too - so in Firefox you can right click on it and block images from that location...
Thanks for that! I had no idea. These computers are crazy infernal devices.
by firby
Wed Feb 10, 2010 2:26 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: PCI-X asio interface recommendations
Replies: 24
Views: 3697

Hello. Just went through this with an upgrade. Look at these cards. http://www.motu.com/techsupport/technotes/pci-424-compatibility I am not saying get motu or whatever, but some people (myself included) did not know the difference between a PCIX and a PCI express. Apparently the difference is about...
by firby
Mon Feb 08, 2010 3:56 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Tascam Syncaset 238 WORTH the buy? + HOW TO SYNC TO MPC 60?
Replies: 40
Views: 11167

8 track recording on a cassette. And are you attempting to type all of these posts on a macbook pro ? Are you wearing parachute pants while you are recording ? Just joking. I would get a tascam, akai, or yamaha digital multitracker before I would go back to cassette tape. But, that's just me and it ...
by firby
Mon Feb 08, 2010 3:23 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: which ITB system best for beginners?
Replies: 32
Views: 4978

hello, I don't record other people. I use logic 9.1 with 3 motu 1224s. They are externally clocked and run into a mixing board with outboard delays, compressors, verb etc. I like this setup. This way the DAW just starts out as being tape basically, so if you are an old tape guy like me then it works...
by firby
Sun Feb 07, 2010 1:19 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Little drums attached to kick drums
Replies: 27
Views: 3374

That to me looks doubly ridiculous and seems like it would be a pain in the ass to deal with. One of my favorite things is the guys who try to keep their crash cymbals totally flat, but don't realize that the felts take on a shape after a while and their cymbals actually start leaning away from the...
by firby
Wed Feb 03, 2010 9:46 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Looking for a step up from my Duet
Replies: 14
Views: 1858

The Duet sounds pretty good. Are you using the pres on it ? What does your entire signal chain look like and what are you doing ? To tromp the duet I would think you would need to look at a UA product or something that is more than a grand. Maybe there is a better way to improve your sonics. My only...
by firby
Wed Feb 03, 2010 8:43 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: The Blues Jam
Replies: 0
Views: 754

The Blues Jam

So. Every now and again I get tired of midi tracking and setting up mics and the blah blah blahs of the studio. I yearn to play with and meet musicians. Usually at that point I look up the jazz jam or the blues jam and head down and sign up to play some standards. Yesterday I went to Kentucky and di...
by firby
Wed Feb 03, 2010 8:14 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Little drums attached to kick drums
Replies: 27
Views: 3374

Hey, anyone have pictures of the resonant-head-striking-a-tambourine setup ? That sounds really nice.

That drumset is about the same as mine. Except mine is a 4 piece with a cherry looking finish and the tom is on a separate stand. Mine is done up in 60's k zils and istanbul cymbals.

Jazz it.
by firby
Tue Jan 26, 2010 8:41 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Which DAW or software for composing music (Mac)
Replies: 14
Views: 2602

I use logic 9.1 . It has guitar stuff in it like amp sims and such. Although I am a guitartist I am not using it for that. Anyways, I think it is brilliant. I would say that on a mac your best choices are likely Logic and Cubase. They are both great. If you are a protools guy than you could go that ...
by firby
Tue Jan 19, 2010 9:30 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Liquid Channel / Liquid 4pre -- Debate and Discourse!
Replies: 14
Views: 1609

I remember how the mic modeler software was going to revolutionize the whargarbl world and everybody would sell their neumanns and blah blah blah. That was all over in three months. Anybody using the mic modeling software anymore ? Bueller ? Don't let me spoil the love if you really have it for that...