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by Tragabigzanda
Wed Oct 08, 2014 7:55 pm
Forum: People/Places/Things
Topic: Remembering Indigo Ranch Studios
Replies: 14
Views: 3860

The amps are fairly lackluster Just to shed some light: the majority of their amps were already sold in one big lot to Sonic Circus sometime around 2007--2010. Not sure of the exact timeframe, but I happened to be spending a lot of time in and around their headquarters in VT during that period. One...
by Tragabigzanda
Mon Mar 11, 2013 1:32 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: 2013 video interview with Brendan O'Brien
Replies: 4
Views: 3395

2013 video interview with Brendan O'Brien

It's so tough to find anything on this guy, thought someone else might appreciate it.

http://www.theattackzone.com/2013/01/20 ... an-obrien/

Not a ton of technical stuff, more business/personal relations, but still fun to see the guy talk for 20 minutes.
by Tragabigzanda
Mon Feb 04, 2013 12:10 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: A very tricky situation; lessons already learned
Replies: 15
Views: 6408

And another thing (slowly rises from easy chair and shuffles over)
Do they even want you to tune their vocals, or is that your idea? If they haven't asked for it, you shouldn't do it. At the very most, you could let them hear an example and see if that's what they want.
by Tragabigzanda
Mon Feb 04, 2013 10:50 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: A very tricky situation; lessons already learned
Replies: 15
Views: 6408

Nick Sevilla wrote:
I say finish the gig smiling because after all, you are getting paid to do it. Not every gig will be exactly what you envision in your dreams. In fact most will be like this. Suck it up.
That's actually a more succinct and more correct answer than mine.
by Tragabigzanda
Mon Feb 04, 2013 10:08 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: A very tricky situation; lessons already learned
Replies: 15
Views: 6408

You're overthinking a very simple situation. They hired you to set up microphones and turn knobs, and you did just that. You shouldn't feel bad that their musicianship isn't up to par with your skills. Those major headache sessions are worth it early on, because you learn a lot in the process. Tune ...
by Tragabigzanda
Sun Oct 14, 2012 7:10 pm
Forum: People/Places/Things
Topic: Bay Area studios w/ a strong Americana/Bluegrass discography
Replies: 7
Views: 1305

Thanks guys, keep 'em coming!
by Tragabigzanda
Sat Oct 13, 2012 12:28 pm
Forum: People/Places/Things
Topic: Bay Area studios w/ a strong Americana/Bluegrass discography
Replies: 7
Views: 1305

Bay Area studios w/ a strong Americana/Bluegrass discography

The subject says it all: I'm looking at heading out to the Bay Area in January to do a record over about a week with an established Americana act. There would be five band members for basics, then we'd overdub strings and horns later. We'll need a great sounding live room with good iso options and g...
by Tragabigzanda
Thu Sep 13, 2012 6:31 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Pinkerton
Replies: 26
Views: 6424

Hey, it's all good. If you were to dig back a few years, you'd find a post on here where I said that I didn't really like On The Beath. What the hell was I thinking? That record is now one of my all-time favorites.
by Tragabigzanda
Thu Sep 13, 2012 12:52 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Pinkerton
Replies: 26
Views: 6424

Yea, another record that I would call "muffled" is the Breeders' "Mountain Battles."
by Tragabigzanda
Wed Sep 12, 2012 7:23 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Pinkerton
Replies: 26
Views: 6424

There's no accounting for taste, but I think you're nuts. That record sounds awesome! Definitely not muffled, to my ears. Not sure what you're hearing that doesn't sit right? Can you be more specific? I've worked in the same room (Fort Apache/Camp St---RIP), and I would say that they basically just ...
by Tragabigzanda
Mon Sep 10, 2012 8:46 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: your favorite workhorse delays
Replies: 26
Views: 7964

Digitech RDS 900, Ibanez DMD-2000, Peavey Ultraverb, and of course... Space Echoes. Resurrecting an old thread here. I was just visiting my folks up in MA, and found an old DMD-2000 in the eaves of the house; haven't even thought about this thing for maybe 15 years. At first glance, it appears to b...
by Tragabigzanda
Sun Aug 19, 2012 10:29 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Studer A80 vs Otari ATR-90
Replies: 7
Views: 2464

Another vote for the Otari. I'm a former owner of an MTR-90. The punches are in fact smooth and easy, and it does indeed require relatively little upkeep. I'd also hate to use a machine without a transport! I will say that the sound is definitely different. The Otari has a softer, gentler sound, if ...
by Tragabigzanda
Tue Aug 14, 2012 9:09 pm
Forum: Tape Op Magazine
Topic: Past article on preparing drums for the studio?
Replies: 6
Views: 2390

You're probably thinking of the Dave Mattacks article. Don't know the issue # off the top of my head, but the site should be able to tell you.
by Tragabigzanda
Tue Aug 14, 2012 12:18 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Advice sought.
Replies: 10
Views: 3437

A really sensible thing to do would be to enroll in a school's music program with great job/internship placement. The two that immediately come to mind are the Clive Davis School of Music at NYU and the Berklee College of Music in Boston (who offer a fantastic online curriculum). I would say enroll ...
by Tragabigzanda
Fri Jul 20, 2012 7:46 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Books to help learn about electronics
Replies: 10
Views: 2382