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by cdixon6
Sat May 05, 2012 4:55 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Arranging the band on stage...
Replies: 6
Views: 2249

I worked a gig once where the stage was set up differently. I don't know the true intent or how they decided to setup the stage but the drums were stage right facing center. I swear it was because the drummer had the worst musician face while he was playing. I was working front-of-house but I droppe...
by cdixon6
Sun Apr 08, 2012 8:13 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Nicki Bluhm Van Sessions
Replies: 3
Views: 1303

I've got to chime in on this one. The Gramblers and the Hips are both GREAT bands. Last time I saw them (both bands on the same stage) was last summer here in Chico. Very cool.
by cdixon6
Tue Dec 06, 2011 3:22 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: I found a bag with these items in it.
Replies: 15
Views: 5873

I am going to use that google link in the future. That was hilarious.
by cdixon6
Tue Nov 01, 2011 3:08 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: The Future Engineer - Observations
Replies: 72
Views: 19881

I can never pass up an education topic without replying.

My suggestion to anyone is to get the Bachelors. Trade schools will leave you pigeon holed and with a mound of debt. At least if you get the Bachelors you'll have "options" (on top of your mound of debt of course).
by cdixon6
Tue Nov 01, 2011 2:58 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: electric pulse in the recording
Replies: 6
Views: 1889

Yea I was going to say washing machine.
by cdixon6
Tue Jul 12, 2011 6:31 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Audio Engineering Schools?
Replies: 15
Views: 5186

As a graduate of CSU, Chico's program, I highly recommend it. Wonderful instructors, really on top of their shit, high expectations, yet at the same time uber chill. On the flip-side you have to enter the CSU system and I do not hold that in high regards these days. You will leave with an education ...
by cdixon6
Tue Jul 12, 2011 6:12 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Doing nothing...
Replies: 30
Views: 7543

I would play the mixes for someone that you know will hand it to you. Someone you respect. This ALWAYS makes the problems pop out.
by cdixon6
Wed Mar 30, 2011 8:13 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Testing transistors!
Replies: 11
Views: 2523

BJT's and FET's are fundamentally different. But the math is pretty similar.
by cdixon6
Thu May 20, 2010 7:40 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Best Computer Language course to start learning DSP?
Replies: 12
Views: 3312

To learn and understand DSP isn't about the programming language but the the math involved. Differentials, etc. The programming language is merely the vehicle. With that said, learning C is probably the best starting point. Assembly can get really complex, depending on the processor.
by cdixon6
Sat Mar 13, 2010 6:20 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Amp problem
Replies: 1
Views: 795

Amp problem

My stereo (McIntosh C28) made a funny sound the other day. (side note-It's only happened once and I haven't experienced it since, but my girlfriend said its done it before) I had some music on in the background and at the end of one of the song, it started making this marching sound. It sounded like...
by cdixon6
Tue Mar 09, 2010 6:43 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Blumlein and phase
Replies: 15
Views: 3549

I agree with those above, and applaud them for saying what I was thinking but clearer in explanation. For what it's worth, if you are worried about phase cancellation then don't record in a room, or near a floor, or with a microphone. I guess what I am saying is don't overthink it, just try it. Reco...
by cdixon6
Fri Mar 05, 2010 9:36 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Making the inside of a car quiet(er)
Replies: 10
Views: 2970

Thanks for the tips. The only thing between the back seat and the trunk right now is the original felt like blanket (two holes punched in it for some reason). Luckily, it's not vital that the car be quiet, it is a muscle car anyway, and not a daily driver. It would just be nice to get out after a cr...
by cdixon6
Wed Mar 03, 2010 2:46 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Making the inside of a car quiet(er)
Replies: 10
Views: 2970

I guess I forgot to mention we are looking for the cheap solution. Dynamat is way too expensive for this problem. And like most expensive and simple solutions such as dynamat (especially with car products), there is usually an equally effective and cheaper solution.
by cdixon6
Tue Mar 02, 2010 7:03 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Making the inside of a car quiet(er)
Replies: 10
Views: 2970

Making the inside of a car quiet(er)

Ok, I have my own ideas but some of you have way more experience than I do so I have to ask. My dad wants to make the cabin of his '69 firebird quieter. Now he doesn't want to extend his tail pipes(which cut off under the seat basically) so regardless what is done it'll probably be loud. He's begun ...
by cdixon6
Sat Feb 27, 2010 7:52 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: A silent pc laptop
Replies: 6
Views: 1163

If you are looking for silent, go for the solid state drives. I run a Thinkpad T400 with the 1.5 GhZ Core 2, no external graphics. With the power mode set to energy star or power saver(which essentially shuts down one of the processors.. I think) the fan never (ever) turns on. Now running at full sp...