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by Seej
Sun Feb 15, 2015 3:04 pm
Forum: Listen to Music
Topic: Beatles, stereo & mono
Replies: 16
Views: 9041

For me as a big Beatles fan, it's really tough to choose stereo or mono for one LP. There's a lot of great mono mixes that had stuff left out of the stereo mixes, and there's also some lousy mono mixes as well (the STEED echo on "Paperback Writer" is really crap compared to the stereo mix). For me, ...
by Seej
Sun Feb 15, 2015 2:14 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: All in one digital 16 tracks?
Replies: 12
Views: 4026

Re: Roland VS-2480

A cheaper and less powerful option is the Fostex VF-16 and/or VF-160. Can also support up to 16 tracks of simultaneous recording. I've got a VF-16. It can only record 8 tracks at a time. The other 8 are doubled on 9-16 if you record all 16. Still, not bad when you're recording a 4 piece band live. ...
by Seej
Sun Feb 15, 2015 1:53 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Baking tapes?
Replies: 7
Views: 2198

Wendy Carlos had the same problem a few years back. Luckily she was able to recover the tapes in time for a quick A/D transfer for a remaster using the baking method. A very interesting read.

http://www.wendycarlos.com/newsold.html#baketape
by Seej
Sun May 27, 2012 12:03 pm
Forum: Buy/Sell/Trade
Topic: WTB cassette multitrack recorder. dont laugh.
Replies: 2
Views: 612

Cant find any on craigslist?
by Seej
Thu Feb 23, 2012 3:54 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Latest gear you've acquired.....
Replies: 3908
Views: 848473

I just picked up a Brick Audio plate reverb, made nearby in Elgin, IL. I've never seen a square plate reverb, nor have I heard of this brand, but needless to say I couldn't pass it up. The seller was a very cool cat; it's possible he might be here on the board. It'll be a few weeks or a month until...
by Seej
Sun Feb 12, 2012 1:00 pm
Forum: Listen to Music
Topic: pink floyd immersion boxed sets.
Replies: 8
Views: 1686

I'd love to see what's floating around for Animals , too. I recently read an interview with Nick Mason where he mentioned that Umma Gumma was likely to be next if the others sell well. He said in the last issue Saucerful was on the list next, but didn't go into details apart from surviving BBC sess...
by Seej
Wed Feb 01, 2012 12:22 pm
Forum: Tape Op Magazine
Topic: FOUR TRACK LOVE!!!!
Replies: 12
Views: 7776

I miss using my 4track so much. Damn thing busted on me and I cant fix it so I gotta replace it eventually. Although I do like that I'm using a digital 16T, but there's so many things it cant do that a 4track can: tape saturation, varispeed (especially during recording!!), backwards recording, simpl...
by Seej
Fri Dec 30, 2011 12:39 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Would you rather track with all mics or all direct?
Replies: 49
Views: 10205

Mics. I recorded my new band a couple times on my digital 16track with all mics. the next session I DI'd the guitar amp (the only amp that has that capability) and it sounded worse in the mix, even with a decent amount of bleedover on the bass & drum mics. The final session was much better. I DI'd o...
by Seej
Fri Dec 30, 2011 12:33 pm
Forum: Listen to Music
Topic: What are some of the most "poorly engineered" albu
Replies: 216
Views: 70362

I know the mono mixes were more important in those days, but the peculiarity of that edit bugs the hell outta me.
by Seej
Tue Dec 27, 2011 12:15 pm
Forum: Listen to Music
Topic: What are some of the most "poorly engineered" albu
Replies: 216
Views: 70362

To back mention, however, "Piper At The Gates Of Dawn" is a travesty to listen to in mono. The stereo is ALL the fun. That's the right kind of madness, methinks. The landscapes create a sonic wonderland - forests with strange birds squawking, etc... it adds atmosphere, creates something new. Are yo...
by Seej
Mon Dec 26, 2011 4:06 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Are Loops for Candy Asses?
Replies: 77
Views: 14826

have you heard white noise? that's pretty great too. yeah, the combination of mad skillz, english teeth and accent, and that almost erotic languidity in both the cadences of her voice and the way her hand dangles from the wrist are, frankly, captivating. total time-machine crush. don't forget the B...
by Seej
Mon Dec 26, 2011 3:33 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: syncing Yamaha mt4x 4 track recorder to DAW
Replies: 3
Views: 1519

When I mixed one of my 4track songs to Audacity, I mixed the first 4tracks in stereo (live panning too), then mixed the remaining reduction overdubs (this particular song had about 4 reductions, very lo-fi backing track by the end result) in stereo as well, and synched them all up when I was done mi...
by Seej
Sun Nov 20, 2011 12:08 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Latest gear you've acquired.....
Replies: 3908
Views: 848473

Norelco E3534A Reel To Reel tape recorder. Bought it a couple months ago. Here's the demo vid I put up on YT. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bfLokRMJscA
by Seej
Sun Nov 20, 2011 12:06 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Cassette 4 tracks.... suggest a good one please.
Replies: 19
Views: 7141

Any opinions on the Tascam 244? Someone is selling one ultra cheap here. I had a 244. I only used it so I can bounce to another 4T (instead of to a 2T & back to the 4T). The EQ's arent low/mid/hi but the actual frequency settings. That bugged me a lot. But you could make a cool wah effect with them...
by Seej
Sun Nov 13, 2011 1:52 pm
Forum: Listen to Music
Topic: Favourite guitar solos...and why
Replies: 143
Views: 45261

christiannokes wrote:Ooooh and every solo I have ever heard of CCR I loved
The bonus live version of Susie Q (at the Fillmore) on the 1st album reissue kills me every time.