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by Dr Rubberfunk
Thu Nov 08, 2018 8:06 am
Forum: Listen to Music
Topic: List of Jazz or Soul Records that used an old drum machine?
Replies: 18
Views: 3020

Re: List of Jazz or Soul Records that used an old drum machine?

Good thread! From memory there's at least one Willie Hutch track using a rhythm box - maybe on the Foxy Brown soundtrack? I'll have to check. Also from that era George McCrae's 'Rock Your Baby' has some super preset action happening. Is there a track on Can's 'Tago Mago' with drum machine too? A bit...
by Dr Rubberfunk
Thu Oct 02, 2014 7:25 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: 1950's techniques, equiptment, and workflow
Replies: 21
Views: 7626

I know you're aiming for Rock and Roll rather than Jazz, but this is an interesting article on recording Dave Brubeck at Columbia in the late 50's / early 60's. Some nice mic layout diagrams, insights into mic and instrument placement, and mixing too. http://www.prosoundweb.com/article/print/remaste...
by Dr Rubberfunk
Mon Sep 22, 2014 7:26 am
Forum: Listen to Music
Topic: My Goodness...
Replies: 2
Views: 1985

Adam Buxton is a jolly clever and very funny chap, watch some of his Bug shows if you haven't already, you'll never read Youtube comments in the same way again :)
by Dr Rubberfunk
Wed Sep 17, 2014 1:51 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Budget Gear for Late '60s Soul Sound
Replies: 34
Views: 9698

MP3 is here... http://www.prostudioreviews.com/mp3/home.mp3 It's a bit of a silly song, but it goes to show that it's more about the vibe, technique, and approach than it is about the gear. I had a lot of gear around, with many preamps and mics. But I actually just used an AKG 414TLS through a Focu...
by Dr Rubberfunk
Tue Sep 16, 2014 6:55 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: New artist trying to understand a record deal contract
Replies: 18
Views: 6551

There are several UK / European bodies you could join and receive free contract advice - The Musicians Union, Incorporated Society of Musicians , Music Producers Guild amongst others. Membership fees vary, but the legal advice they can offer is always tailored towards music industry contracts, and h...
by Dr Rubberfunk
Mon Sep 15, 2014 2:17 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Budget Gear for Late '60s Soul Sound
Replies: 34
Views: 9698

Thanks for all the feedback and tips everybody! Dr. Rubberfunk I'm listening to your tracks on Soundcloud and they are awesome and very inspirational! I really love the bass sound you got on "Creek Walk" and especially "Sunset Breakup." I you have any tips in regard to bass I'd love to hear it. I h...
by Dr Rubberfunk
Fri Sep 12, 2014 2:45 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Budget Gear for Late '60s Soul Sound
Replies: 34
Views: 9698

Always know when there's a thread I'll be interested in when the Shitty Is Pretty pdf starts getting hits off my web server :) Some great tips from Gregg and Drummerman on getting more of that 'band all playing at the same time' vibe if you're tracking everything yourself one instrument at a time. I...
by Dr Rubberfunk
Thu Sep 11, 2014 7:06 am
Forum: People/Places/Things
Topic: Studio needed in Camden, London
Replies: 3
Views: 1080

Might be a bit late, but if it's an analog console you're after, Liam at Toe Rag Studios would be worth talking to. They're in Hackney, but it's not a million miles from Camden.

http://www.toeragstudios.co.uk
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p6pkCdHQy0Q
by Dr Rubberfunk
Thu Sep 11, 2014 7:01 am
Forum: People/Places/Things
Topic: Studio Tourism in the UK: Where should I stop?
Replies: 2
Views: 1326

Of the top of my head, a few interesting places to get in touch with : http://www.thisismetropolis.com - Metropolis Studios, based in an old power station in West London. http://www.toeragstudios.co.uk - Toe Rag studios - all analog EMI Abbey Road console joy and wonderment. http://www.soundonsound....
by Dr Rubberfunk
Thu Sep 11, 2014 6:47 am
Forum: Listen to Music
Topic: The Baby Squirrel Walk
Replies: 4
Views: 1150

Love it! :)
by Dr Rubberfunk
Mon Mar 03, 2014 3:53 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Cheaper Tube Mic's
Replies: 16
Views: 2439

Apropos of nothing, but with tubes in mind, I took a punt on the SE ICIS a few years back when it was discontinued and they were selling them off cheap. Been pleasantly surprised at how nice it is as a kit mic on drums, and it's pretty much a permanent part of my '3 mics on drums' set up at home the...
by Dr Rubberfunk
Thu Nov 21, 2013 7:51 am
Forum: People/Places/Things
Topic: Anyone on TapeOp on Instagram?
Replies: 30
Views: 7536

http://instagram.com/rubberfunk

Mostly drums, records and old cars :)
by Dr Rubberfunk
Tue May 14, 2013 2:58 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: which micriphone and preamp did bruno mars use on locked out
Replies: 9
Views: 3189

The final product sounds like the Police. Drumming is badass....... Seeing as he's credited, that's probably Homer Steinweiss, drummer for the Dap-Kings and regular Mark Ronson collaborator. Production and recording-wise sounds like the song is split into 2 parts - the Police knock-off sound of the...
by Dr Rubberfunk
Wed Feb 13, 2013 1:53 am
Forum: Listen to Music
Topic: Best double album ever?
Replies: 47
Views: 11951

Songs In The Key Of Life

No filler there to my ears. Heck, I consider it an incomplete listen if I don't stick the bonus 7" on at the end too.

:wink:
by Dr Rubberfunk
Tue Feb 12, 2013 1:37 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Vintage Mastering Room Build
Replies: 6
Views: 3447

Thought people might enjoy this article and short film about Electric's valve driven vinyl re-issues :

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/musi ... round.html

http://www.thewire.co.uk/news/19236/pea ... -new-label