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by thunderboy
Wed Jun 15, 2016 5:55 am
Forum: Listen to Music
Topic: odd-metered jazz (not fusion)
Replies: 10
Views: 3623

I'm late to the party, but definitely check out Steve Lehman. I'm partial to his newer stuff (Steve Lehman Octet), but pretty much all of his music is rhythmically interesting/challenging.
by thunderboy
Sun May 24, 2015 8:40 pm
Forum: Listen to Music
Topic: Unique Sounding Albums / Albums With Cool Sound Design?
Replies: 16
Views: 6269

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by thunderboy
Sun May 24, 2015 1:49 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Can a garden variety PC laptop run ProTools?
Replies: 3
Views: 1392

I do my mobile recording on a 2009 Lenovo T-61 running Win 7 Pro and PT11. I can't imagine that there would be a problem with that laptop.
by thunderboy
Mon Jun 30, 2014 2:39 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Closed back headphones for listening
Replies: 1
Views: 674

I love the Senn HD380 - very comfortable with large earcups that surround the ear, come with a travel/storage case (not a bag), and they sound pretty nice. Should be well within your budget, in fact I think the price on them recently dropped. Showing 99 squiggly bits on Amazon UK.
by thunderboy
Mon Apr 14, 2014 6:58 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Looking for famous quote about turning up master fader
Replies: 11
Views: 3137

Gregg Juke wrote:Sounds like stuff from the "Mixerman Diaries," perhaps?
That was the "soar" knob.
by thunderboy
Tue Mar 18, 2014 10:01 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Anybody have experience with cello pickups?
Replies: 13
Views: 2363

Melora (Rasputina) uses/used a K&K Twin Spot. Relatively cheap and easy to install, handles distortion well.
by thunderboy
Mon Mar 17, 2014 4:27 pm
Forum: Listen to Music
Topic: Whaddya Listenin' to in 2014?
Replies: 34
Views: 9679

Jumping the Tracks by +/1 {Plus/Minus} in heavy rotation now.
by thunderboy
Sat Jan 25, 2014 10:44 pm
Forum: Listen to Music
Topic: Whaddya Listenin' to in 2014?
Replies: 34
Views: 9679

With any luck, the next Wrens album.
by thunderboy
Fri Nov 22, 2013 8:54 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Live sound gods...I need thy help!
Replies: 4
Views: 1175

I'll add that just because line arrays are the hip new shit, doesn't mean they are the right tool for the job. Too often they are used in situations that would be better served by a traditional trap rig. However, looking at the boxes you have listed and the intended application thereof, it seems lik...
by thunderboy
Wed Aug 07, 2013 9:05 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: OH! Daylight? The secret is out: How to make a good record.
Replies: 21
Views: 11480

drumsound wrote:He's busy managing his empire!
Is that a euphemism?
by thunderboy
Thu Jun 13, 2013 6:32 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Audix i5 vs AKG D40 - live snare?
Replies: 4
Views: 1301

OP - I bought an i5 on the day it first became available. I tried it on snare (I'm a live-only guy, BTW), and it has stayed there ever since. I always got great results placing it parallel to and just dipping below the plane of the top head, about 1" away from the rim: http://i13.photobucket.com/alb...
by thunderboy
Thu Jun 13, 2013 6:16 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Recording a band in a Submarine
Replies: 21
Views: 5551

I kind of want just a teensy bit more close-mic drums in there, but overall it sounds pretty awesome to me. It's also a great video for a cool song. I like it, and I hate everything. I might even check these guys out now.
by thunderboy
Fri May 31, 2013 3:11 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: You're Playing Too Loud?
Replies: 49
Views: 10992

As a bass player, I was definitely guilty of this. It's a mix of aggressive playing and sub-optimal action and/or pickup height. The balance can be skewed in either direction, even to the exclusion of the other, in my experience. The other problem - the REAL problem, I think - is that we (bass playe...
by thunderboy
Wed Nov 14, 2012 12:51 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: What PC for recording?
Replies: 12
Views: 3732

I have a T61p I've done this with. 8 gigs o ram on the way from newegg, pcmica firewire card, Startech TI chipset card and express card usb 3 card with a usb3 WD My Book 1 Terabyte external drive. Cruical M4 128 for C and currently a patriot Torx2 32gb ssd for testing...had it on hand. This one cam...
by thunderboy
Wed Sep 12, 2012 3:36 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Acceptable Margin of Error on Vocal Pitch
Replies: 39
Views: 8400

TOM WAITS I'll just add EVERY RECORDING RELEASED BEFORE ANYONE HEARD OF ANTARES. There are plenty of HUGE hits from the 60's-90's featuring some pitchy vocals or melody instruments. It didn't matter then because the performances were good and the songs were catchy. Listen with your ears and your he...