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by williamsongs
Fri Nov 17, 2017 2:25 pm
Forum: Listen to Music
Topic: Bernstein at 100
Replies: 0
Views: 552

Bernstein at 100

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=P ... dIso5hKJHB

Awesome. Studer A80, Pyramix, Altiverb, good ears....
by williamsongs
Wed Dec 31, 2014 3:28 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Space Echo Remote Pedal?
Replies: 1
Views: 635

Space Echo Remote Pedal?

Can I use just any old expression pedal with the Re-301? The 1979 manual says use the "FV-2 Volume pedal" but I don't have one of those. I'd love to pick up some silly keyboard expression pedal to sweep the repeat rate with my foot whilst at mix position. Isn't that what it's for? I wouldn't be aski...
by williamsongs
Wed Oct 29, 2014 5:08 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Aiight, let's talk RMS level during psuedo-mastering
Replies: 30
Views: 5227

forget RMS. don't even think about it. it means nothing. the shortcut is just using your ears. they work great for this. anything with super loud bass (or sustained low mids) is gonna read a high RMS. means nothing as far as loudness. anything that's super bright/lots of high mids is gonna sound lo...
by williamsongs
Wed Nov 21, 2012 8:16 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Tascam 38 (1/2" 8 Track) Troubles
Replies: 4
Views: 1454

There's a guy in Rochester I used to know named Bruce Campbell who might be able to get that thing going. He opened something called "East End Audio" in the - you guessed it - East End neighborhood. If that doesn't work for you, I know that Mike Finck in Syracuse can get it working. He's working out...
by williamsongs
Wed Nov 21, 2012 8:00 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Chamber Mic Choices
Replies: 15
Views: 5551

Wanted to post a quick follow up on this thread. I tried a modified PZM for a week or so, and then ultimately ended up throwing up a basic DBX omni measurement mic that comes with their "driverack" digital PA controller. Thanks for that suggestion, it is a significant improvement in the chamber mix,...
by williamsongs
Thu Oct 18, 2012 12:02 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Chamber Mic Choices
Replies: 15
Views: 5551

Yeah, I'm sold on the full range mic idea now. EQ'ing the send makes good sense too, in terms of versatility per song/instrument selection. Looking forward to getting it all set up nice. Although, even with it set up not-so nice, it still kicks ass just to have a real space! Messing with tiles and m...
by williamsongs
Thu Oct 18, 2012 11:39 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Chamber Mic Choices
Replies: 15
Views: 5551

Thanks Nick, that's exactly what I found too, that the humidity changes the response dramatically from day to day. I have a dehumidifier running down in there now trying to keep it at a stable 40%, but then I have to remember to shut the damn thing off when it's time to make the reverb! I think I'll...
by williamsongs
Wed Oct 17, 2012 5:45 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Chamber Mic Choices
Replies: 15
Views: 5551

Chamber Mic Choices

Anyone have a recommendation for a preferred chamber mic. I threw up a cheap old dynamic I have laying around, but it has too much self-noise. I wanted to put up something I could leave down there and forget about. Also I wanted to shortcut having to roll off highs and lows on the reverb by using a ...
by williamsongs
Wed May 30, 2012 7:59 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Drum isolation/riser materials
Replies: 15
Views: 6161

This is greatly reassuring. Thanks Nick, Gregg, David, et al. We have a lot of gobos made expressly for this purpose, and the flooring is over a garage space that could take some more insulation, and also the option to tile the surface below that. It's a solid, solid hardwood tongue and groove, but ...
by williamsongs
Tue May 29, 2012 6:38 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: replacement tape for space echo 201
Replies: 1
Views: 602

Last year Larry or somebody else on here gave me the right answer to that question; crack open an 8-track cassette and use that tape. That is the magic bullet for space echos. Screw ebay. Old 8-tracks are free on craigslist every day someone cleans out a basement.

Works like a charm.
by williamsongs
Tue May 29, 2012 1:24 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Drum isolation/riser materials
Replies: 15
Views: 6161

I'm a little crabby as the 90% humidity and 90 degrees are brutal today, but I'll go ahead and assume that taking the time to post a reply means that Nick's intention is to be helpful, so here goes: 1. Lease agreement prohibited floating floors or otherwise messing with the hardwood tongue and groov...
by williamsongs
Tue May 29, 2012 6:23 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Drum isolation/riser materials
Replies: 15
Views: 6161

Drum isolation/riser materials

Hi, just finished 98% of the move and build to a new bigger space and spent spent spent on room treatment for three live rooms of medium size and one control room. So with no more budget to play with, I humbly seek the tape-op wisdom on one remaining job: decoupling drum kits from the room. I was th...
by williamsongs
Wed May 23, 2012 3:19 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: ear trumpet labs
Replies: 24
Views: 4968

Am I hallucinating, or did the listed prices go up substantially since this thread began last month?
by williamsongs
Sun Mar 04, 2012 10:50 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Quick video cabling question
Replies: 5
Views: 1734

Quick video cabling question

For running a simple video camera from a tracking room to the control room (not for recording video) just for a visual on what's happening in there. Of these choices, which is my best bet for making the 30' trip? S-Video Composite Firewire (DV) The camera has all three outputs. But I don't know whic...
by williamsongs
Thu Feb 16, 2012 9:09 am
Forum: Buy/Sell/Trade
Topic: FS: Pendulum Audio SPS-1 Stereo Acoustic Instrument Preamp
Replies: 5
Views: 1981

Just bumping this post with a little added info... This unit isn't just an acoustic guitar preamp. That's a little deceptive, it is really a remarkably clean and neutral two-channel mic pre with parametric EQ. I have used mine numerous times to record chamber music and other live events in a room wi...