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by masonpitzel
Sat Oct 09, 2010 11:14 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: field recorded music albums?
Replies: 10
Views: 2204

I've heard that the vocals for the Radiohead track You and Whose Army were recorded in a bomb shelter.. Actually, the vocals were recorded in a different but just as interesting way: The Wire, 2001: Elsewhere, Radiohead's 'vocal science' bypassed state of the art digitalia for antiquarian technolog...
by masonpitzel
Wed Jan 20, 2010 4:48 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Four-track problems (sticky shed?)
Replies: 2
Views: 779

Four-track problems (sticky shed?)

(originally posted in Gear Talk because I'm a dumbass) So I just started playing around with the Teac A-3440 my band purchased the other day, and there's definitely something wrong with it but I have no idea what. Here's what goes down: - Play. Tape starts playing back extremely fast -- just margin...
by masonpitzel
Sat Jan 16, 2010 1:55 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Four-track acting up in an odd way (sticky shed problems?)
Replies: 1
Views: 420

Okay, so now it won't play at all. Just ff and rev. Definitely thinking the path is all gummed up from sticky shed. Can anyone confirm?
by masonpitzel
Sat Jan 16, 2010 7:04 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Four-track acting up in an odd way (sticky shed problems?)
Replies: 1
Views: 420

Four-track acting up in an odd way (sticky shed problems?)

So I just started playing around with the Teac A-3440 my band purchased the other day, and there's definitely something wrong with it but I have no idea what. Here's what goes down: - Play. Tape starts playing back extremely fast -- just marginally slower than FF. Freq response is limited as well. I...
by masonpitzel
Tue Jan 12, 2010 9:10 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Live band to four-track / bouncing issues
Replies: 14
Views: 2087

Awesome. Thank you all for the replies.

*searches furiously for threads giving advice on dumping tracks from a 4-track onto a computer and how to time-align them*
by masonpitzel
Mon Jan 11, 2010 12:57 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Live band to four-track / bouncing issues
Replies: 14
Views: 2087

aaaaaaaanyone?
by masonpitzel
Sat Jan 09, 2010 11:44 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Live band to four-track / bouncing issues
Replies: 14
Views: 2087

Live band to four-track / bouncing issues

So my new band is trying to record a five- or six-song EP this month or next. We're planning on buying my friend's dad's Teac A-3440 (he's kept it well maintained) and just tracking to that. We would very much like to track live excepting vocals, as well, just like our previous EP was done -- though...
by masonpitzel
Sat Mar 21, 2009 5:23 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Analog Recording?
Replies: 172
Views: 34294

jesse_baccus wrote:digital storage is more reliable.
O rly?
by masonpitzel
Thu Mar 19, 2009 2:59 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: HELP - old tape for a remix
Replies: 3
Views: 863

Re: HELP - old tape for a remix

permanent hearing damage wrote:one of my favorite records ever... from 1992
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by masonpitzel
Sat Mar 14, 2009 7:40 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: The best thing I've ever seen on the internet.
Replies: 10
Views: 3026

VJ Shadow!
by masonpitzel
Fri Mar 13, 2009 8:54 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: trash can lid as cymbal?
Replies: 23
Views: 3826

The drummer in my old band found some old cymbals by the side of the road once. They were the flimsiest, wobbliest pieces we'd ever heard, but after hammering their bells flat and driving a truck over them, they made a very nice pair of trash-can-lid-sounding hi-hats.
by masonpitzel
Mon Mar 02, 2009 8:06 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Mixing so you can understand the lyrics
Replies: 22
Views: 9201

Hey masonpitzel, I'm looking to paint the entire side of my house in one stroke. Where can I get as broad a brush as you seem to like to use? Frank Sinatra, ever heard of him? :roll: Frank's songs are mixed really nicely, though. It just happens that the vocals figure prominently in the mix. To me ...
by masonpitzel
Mon Mar 02, 2009 3:54 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Mixing so you can understand the lyrics
Replies: 22
Views: 9201

Re: Mixing so you can understand the lyrics

- The singer/bandleader considers their lyrics very precious and feels like that's the most important part of the song, therefor every single syllable must be heard. Sounds like this (hypothetical) singer/bandleader has an attitude problem. Don't cater to people with attitude problems, especially i...
by masonpitzel
Thu Feb 12, 2009 5:10 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: 70s -80s punk/surf rock mixing ....
Replies: 18
Views: 5533

Don't start recording/mixing until you're drunk as hell.
by masonpitzel
Wed Feb 11, 2009 4:50 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Mixing and mastering for iPods
Replies: 31
Views: 11403

These are all valid questions, but at this point I feel I should mention that any recording engineer who's concerned about their work holding up as a ringtone should be shot.