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by BlueMoonshine
Fri Dec 10, 2010 10:11 am
Forum: People/Places/Things
Topic: Job opening: Roanoke, VA - Music Lab at Jefferson Center
Replies: 4
Views: 1128

Sometimes, people relocate for really cool jobs.
by BlueMoonshine
Thu Dec 09, 2010 10:01 am
Forum: People/Places/Things
Topic: Job opening: Roanoke, VA - Music Lab at Jefferson Center
Replies: 4
Views: 1128

Job opening: Roanoke, VA - Music Lab at Jefferson Center

This is a very cool thing, y'all -- and maybe a great opportunity for a TapeOpper! -- Be the director of a recording studio dedicated to teaching 6-12th graders and Community College students that also doubles as a commercial recording facility. job posting: http://www.jeffcenter.org/musiclab/open-p...
by BlueMoonshine
Wed Jan 13, 2010 8:20 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Blue Microphones...
Replies: 26
Views: 3995

Has anyone gotten a chance to play with Blue's new Encore series of live vocal mics?

I'm very curious about the active dynamic Encore 200 for the price.
by BlueMoonshine
Wed Nov 11, 2009 6:10 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Presonus Studiolive, experiences?
Replies: 26
Views: 5764

Don't have the raw tracks yet, but I did just get an mp3 of the two-track live mix from our Sunday afternoon gig. For a gig we didn't intend to record, and for a tune that hasn't been "mixed" beyond the live show, I'm impressed with the quality of the StudioLive. 58s on the vocals, AKG c451 on the f...
by BlueMoonshine
Mon Nov 09, 2009 5:35 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Presonus Studiolive, experiences?
Replies: 26
Views: 5764

I didn't actually get to put my hands on the board, but an acquaintance just picked up 2 StudioLive boards for his live sound production rig and brought one to our show last night -- he ran our live sound from it and recorded at the same time: each track plus a quick two-track mix. For a new piece o...
by BlueMoonshine
Thu Mar 26, 2009 10:08 am
Forum: Tape Op Magazine
Topic: TapeOp gets love at February Album Writing Month (FAWM.org)
Replies: 0
Views: 1263

TapeOp gets love at February Album Writing Month (FAWM.org)

Over at FAWM.org (highly recommended songwriting challenge during the month of February) the message boards are still going strong, and a recent thread with questions about soundproofing and acoustic treatment brought out the love and recommendations for TapeOp... http://fawm.org/forums/thread/907/ ...
by BlueMoonshine
Thu Jan 29, 2009 6:10 am
Forum: People/Places/Things
Topic: FAWM - February Album Writing Month 2009
Replies: 0
Views: 660

FAWM - February Album Writing Month 2009

Where the RPM challenge is to record an album during February, FAWM challenges you to write the record -- 14 songs in 28 days. http://fawm.org/ There's no requirement to record demos for FAWM, but the amount of feedback you receive if you do is remarkable, supportive, and constructive. A good number...
by BlueMoonshine
Mon Jan 26, 2009 8:36 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Humanizing MIDI in Garageband?
Replies: 2
Views: 1444

To my knowledge there isn't a "humanize" feature in GB, but you can quantize midi tracks with the "fix timing" button, so one thought would be to play the original track without it, then copy the track and "fix" that one... might create the effect you are looking for.
by BlueMoonshine
Wed Jan 21, 2009 3:18 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Bass Traps / Gobos -- Foil backing or no?
Replies: 3
Views: 1390

Thanks for the input! I'm using these to hopefully serve a dual purpose -- to work as bass traps in the corners of the room, and also to serve as gobo screens. Since I'm building four of them, I think I just might build two each way for flexibility and/or experimentation. So glad to hear I don't nee...
by BlueMoonshine
Wed Jan 21, 2009 10:55 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: New Macbook, no firewire, and Pro Tools
Replies: 20
Views: 5009

Apple just updated the $999 white plastic macbook to the approximate specs of the "aluminum unibody" macbooks but kept the firewire port! HOORAY! As my G4 powerbook rapidly approaches death, I was getting stressed about no firewire on the newer macbooks versus the price of the mac book pros. The har...
by BlueMoonshine
Wed Jan 21, 2009 10:43 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Bass Traps / Gobos -- Foil backing or no?
Replies: 3
Views: 1390

Bass Traps / Gobos -- Foil backing or no?

I'm about to start building some portable bass traps / gobos tonight, 2' x' 4' x 4" of rigid fiberglass (two 2" panels), framed with cabinet-grade plywood. My question for the TOMB is since my panels have foil on one side, will having the two foiled sides facing in the middle be much different sonic...
by BlueMoonshine
Wed Jan 21, 2009 5:53 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: 20th: An exercise in decisiveness
Replies: 28
Views: 6319

FAWM

Don't forget, too, that February Album Writing Month (FAWM.org) is right around the corner -- an annual challenge to write 14 songs in 28 days with a great online community. There is no requirement to actually demo your tunes, but the ammount of feedback you receive is definitely tied to having a re...
by BlueMoonshine
Tue Jan 20, 2009 6:19 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Trailer Studio Build...
Replies: 97
Views: 49531

Best. Trailer. Ever.

I've never wanted to visit LA until now...
by BlueMoonshine
Tue Jan 13, 2009 6:27 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Searching for Rigid Fiberglass?
Replies: 7
Views: 3124

I'm in Roanoke, Virginia and couldn't find anyone locally with Owens 703, but happily found an insulation supply company who carries the Johns Manfield equivalent, called 814 for $1.63 / sq ft. So this morning I picked up 8 panels of 4'x2' 2" panels for just over $100... I was happy. Now to make the...
by BlueMoonshine
Tue Dec 23, 2008 8:19 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Little Martin
Replies: 9
Views: 1349

Re: Little Martin

s compared to say the awful Backpacker, or the Baby Taylor. I've had a Martin Backpacker and Baby Taylor for years -- both are useful for different things. You're right that the Backpacker is subjectively "awful," but I find that sometimes when recorded it offers an un-guitar-like tone that can be ...