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by Galen Ulrich Elfert
Sat Nov 29, 2014 10:12 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Can you recommend SDC pair for drum overheads?
Replies: 24
Views: 4651

cheap cymbals will sound their worst in a bad room Yeah, don't know what your room looks like now, but your money might be better spent on some good rigid fibreglass, fabric, and a bit of lumber to bang up a cloud and some gobos. That and trying, for what it's worth, to get the drummers to hit the ...
by Galen Ulrich Elfert
Tue Jun 11, 2013 6:33 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: whoomp there it is
Replies: 3
Views: 1274

I expect this means the death of cards within the next few years, and of non-native audio processing. The track and plugin count on my macbook already seems virtually insatiable, and this thing has got to be an order of magnitude beyond that. I think if programmers can start taking advantage of GPUs...
by Galen Ulrich Elfert
Mon Jun 10, 2013 10:02 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: whoomp there it is
Replies: 3
Views: 1274

I was going to ask if anyone's coding audio software to take advantage of these GPUs that are in everything, but apparently the convolution reverb I've been using the last few months does that:
http://www.liquidsonics.com/software_reverberate_le.htm
by Galen Ulrich Elfert
Thu May 16, 2013 9:51 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Awesome digital audio primer
Replies: 3
Views: 1362

Awesome digital audio primer

This cleared up a lot of things for me.
by Galen Ulrich Elfert
Tue May 07, 2013 9:27 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Time Crystals!
Replies: 5
Views: 1078

Time Crystals!

Everybody get ready for the next generation of obscenely expensive wordclock generators:

http://www.wired.com/wiredscience/?p=156334
by Galen Ulrich Elfert
Fri Apr 12, 2013 11:50 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Best Medium For Long Term Storage?
Replies: 19
Views: 4325

Those records etched in gold on the Voyager probes might outlive our solar system. Even if you can't take advantage of the noncorrosive properties of the vacuum of deep space, a solid gold phonograph record is probably a good bet for really long term preservation.
by Galen Ulrich Elfert
Thu Feb 14, 2013 8:04 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Dig This, You Crazy Sound Scientists...
Replies: 7
Views: 2421

This makes me want buy some cheap cymbals and go nuts. Yeah, why would I want to pay someone else to have all the fun? There's a great trick I didn't see in that video, that I first saw Dylan van der Schyff doing at a show years ago. He would grip a drum stick about an inch from the tip, like a pen...
by Galen Ulrich Elfert
Wed Feb 06, 2013 8:39 am
Forum: Listen to Music
Topic: Thee AHs AHttack! My favourite band recording so far.
Replies: 5
Views: 1464

The full album is now out:

http://theeahs.bandcamp.com/
by Galen Ulrich Elfert
Sat Feb 02, 2013 10:47 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Massey Tapehead for VST
Replies: 2
Views: 960

Massey Tapehead for VST

For real this time! With more to follow. This plugin could be the single greatest thing that happened to my drum sounds. When I think about it, Massey's plugs might be the only thing keeping me in Pro Tools. When the rest of these get ported I'll probably be switching to Reaper, if it's as good as i...
by Galen Ulrich Elfert
Sat Feb 02, 2013 9:34 am
Forum: Listen to Music
Topic: Thee AHs AHttack! My favourite band recording so far.
Replies: 5
Views: 1464

Sorry I missed this earlier. Thanks for the comment! Since it's a pretty small, shitty sounding space, and we were tracking everything except the vocals live, the drums were surrounded by gobos, which helps keep the high end under control I think. Most of the drum sound is from a spaced pair of Joly...
by Galen Ulrich Elfert
Tue Oct 16, 2012 4:41 pm
Forum: Listen to Music
Topic: Thee AHs AHttack! My favourite band recording so far.
Replies: 5
Views: 1464

Thanks!
by Galen Ulrich Elfert
Mon Sep 10, 2012 1:09 pm
Forum: Listen to Music
Topic: Thee AHs AHttack! My favourite band recording so far.
Replies: 5
Views: 1464

Thee AHs AHttack! My favourite band recording so far.

Just wanted to share this since it's the first project I've done that's made it on to vinyl, and the band recording I'm most proud of to date. Thee Ahs are a terrific young pop band from Vancouver, BC. My studio partner and I recorded and mixed them in our tiny space in a crumbling brick building in...
by Galen Ulrich Elfert
Sat Sep 01, 2012 9:06 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: New Massey CT5 plugin release & older free plugins
Replies: 3
Views: 1483

I can't express how stoked I was when I got that news. This might become the only compressor I ever use.