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by Dakota
Thu Apr 11, 2013 11:28 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: the metaphysics of analog vs digital & gramophones
Replies: 62
Views: 9353

I suspect that when audio is happening in an analog medium, it's carrying an un-collapsed quantum eigenstate of all the possible variations of how it "could be", and when it's converted to digital media, that collapses it to one observed and fixed state, which shears off the sense of wide possibilit...
by Dakota
Thu Apr 11, 2013 11:08 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: how subtle is an ashly compressor?
Replies: 5
Views: 902

Blue or black front panel? Sounds like your unit needs fixing or at least calibration, because either the blue or black ones do super obvious crushing and spanking if you are feeding them enough signal and you work through all the knob settings. The blue one has a crunchier mid-range flattering tone...
by Dakota
Wed Feb 13, 2013 1:39 pm
Forum: Listen to Music
Topic: Best double album ever?
Replies: 47
Views: 11554

Should be noted as it's just so over the top double-album-ish, Hawkwind "Space Ritual": http://www.qpratools.com/gallery/0007/hawkwind-space_ritual-front.jpg And the super stoner sleeve/foldout: http://www.collectable-records.ru/images/GROUPS/HAWKWIND/spaceritual/full_fr.jpg http://www.collectable-r...
by Dakota
Wed Feb 13, 2013 1:21 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Relative Noob Needs A Little Guidance
Replies: 14
Views: 1819

dfuruta wrote:If you don't have any gear at all, why not grab a portastudio or whatever and an SM57 or two? Don't get fixated on the gear, though! If your songs are good, you'll be fine with whatever you have.
Quite! Similar thought, 2 minutes before. (smile)
by Dakota
Wed Feb 13, 2013 1:19 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Relative Noob Needs A Little Guidance
Replies: 14
Views: 1819

Re: Relative Noob Needs A Little Guidance

If anyone can recommend alternative texts or starting points, I would much appreciate it. Thank you! Certainly get good books, and absorb as much information from wide sources as you can - "many different sources", agreed w/ toine6. Even more important than books, is *just doing it* - a lot. And le...
by Dakota
Sat Feb 02, 2013 11:49 am
Forum: Listen to Music
Topic: Beatles, stereo & mono
Replies: 16
Views: 8737

It would be cool if one could get all the angles on these recordings by owning the stereo versions and collapsing them to mono for that perspective as well... It would be cool, but that's totally not what happens with these recordings. The mono and stereo mixes are *very* different, different mix pa...
by Dakota
Fri Feb 01, 2013 12:47 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Studio Owners: Do you list your rates / why / why not
Replies: 13
Views: 4382

4. would i have gotten a better quote if my genre was more interesting to you? Wonderful! Such a valid question, and gave me a chuckle, thank you! I bet people vary on that one point a lot. Speaking just for myself, if it's going to be a long running TLC-involved production, tracking, arranging, an...
by Dakota
Thu Jan 31, 2013 12:11 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Noise Reduction Plug in for ProTools?
Replies: 9
Views: 2249

If you are on PC, Voxengo Redunoise is stellar, $100, and much more configurable than the waves noise plugs. And it's just different than the Izotope tools. You'd need to have the vst-to-rtas adapter, a handy thing to have in any case. It runs very stable inside ProTools, and I've had astounding res...
by Dakota
Sat Jan 19, 2013 2:26 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Radioshack PZM Battery
Replies: 6
Views: 1220

Yes and yes. I used to rig a 9v to those, the leads from a standard 9v stomp box clip onto the ends of a dummy battery inserted, with a little hole cut in the plastic for the lead to come out, and a rubber band holding the 9v to the box. Looked mickey mouse, but did the DIY trick. Easy mod that make...
by Dakota
Sat Jan 19, 2013 11:03 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Trouble with panning stereo sources
Replies: 15
Views: 3854

Thanks Dakota. A lot of great ideas, I'd never heard of the phase flip for depth idea. I'll have to fool around with it. You're very welcome, losthighway! I'm fond of using little small amounts of blended phase flip here and there in a mix - it has to be pretty restrained though, unless one is doin...
by Dakota
Sat Jan 19, 2013 10:52 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Any new thoughts on mixing low end for ear buds?
Replies: 15
Views: 3505

Re: Any new thoughts on mixing low end for ear buds?

I've been fooling with EQ and the Renbass plug to hype the bass instruments' upper frequencies, but the earbuds seem to attenuate those too sometimes. +1 on all above comments that it's foolish to chase the tweaks of one expected flawed playback system - it'll just make things worse all around. Get...
by Dakota
Sat Jan 19, 2013 10:31 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Smoke in the Studio
Replies: 19
Views: 4080

Incense on a regular basis... I'd be wary of that. Resins.
by Dakota
Sat Jan 19, 2013 10:24 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Izotope plug sucks the life out of trx... (Long post)
Replies: 29
Views: 6087

& PS - Maybe I'm cranky and suspicious, but I generally prefer to use individual specialized plugs that I understand really well for each individual function, rather than swiss army knife plugs. That's just me though - however anyone gets good results, I like to learn from what they do, particularly...
by Dakota
Sat Jan 19, 2013 10:18 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Izotope plug sucks the life out of trx... (Long post)
Replies: 29
Views: 6087

Yes, but my point (at least one of them, anyway) is-- If it's doing that to vinyl, what is it doing to a mix (that _you_/me/trusting audio engineers) made?!?!!? GJ It is simply destroying it. I hate all these pseudo mastering piece of shit plug ins. They try to do too much inside the computer, and ...
by Dakota
Sat Jan 19, 2013 9:06 am
Forum: Listen to Music
Topic: Duran/Depeche turf: Lifestyle "Adventure" Rescued
Replies: 1
Views: 592

If you are going to listen to just one song, "Discovery" is a good choice, electro greasy hooky dance floor rock:

http://lifestylemusic.bandcamp.com/track/discovery

(I was quite pleased to get the stereo field happening on this, and the snappy dynamics).