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by markjazzbassist
Sun Nov 18, 2018 6:25 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Adding Definition to Mellow Bass Tracks
Replies: 7
Views: 114

Re: Adding Definition to Mellow Bass Tracks

GK amp? yikes. i digress. i feel everything is in the mids. More definition and punch i would try looking at low mid regions of 200 or 500 Hz and see if a gentle bump there helps. Also a high pass or low cut can help bring out definition in tandem with more mids. If it was flatwounds on the bass you...
by markjazzbassist
Wed Nov 14, 2018 7:33 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Secret Chords
Replies: 16
Views: 264

Re: Secret Chords

i like big block chords ala Dave Brubeck or Neo Soul/Gospel keys players. 1 2 3 5 7 is usually the minimum, 3 notes is too few for me, i really want to feel it. i love chords where you are not skipping intervals, like 123 all together, just sounds gnarly and thick. the only tip i have is throw out t...
by markjazzbassist
Thu Nov 08, 2018 10:17 am
Forum: Listen to Music
Topic: List of Jazz or Soul Records that used an old drum machine?
Replies: 14
Views: 1043

Re: List of Jazz or Soul Records that used an old drum machine?

Good thread! From memory there's at least one Willie Hutch track using a rhythm box - maybe on the Foxy Brown soundtrack? I'll have to check. Also from that era George McCrae's 'Rock Your Baby' has some super preset action happening. Is there a track on Can's 'Tago Mago' with drum machine too? A bi...
by markjazzbassist
Tue Oct 30, 2018 8:11 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Garage Studio Build
Replies: 51
Views: 4696

Re: Garage Studio Build

looks great! what console is that? what tape decks ya got?
by markjazzbassist
Fri Oct 26, 2018 9:37 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: reverbs - mono or stereo and why?
Replies: 10
Views: 606

Re: reverbs - mono or stereo and why?

i have a stereo/dual mono reverb but i'm a 4 tracker so i mostly print mono reverbs. to be honest the whole stereo reverb thing is kinda new to me, maybe i will try that now.
by markjazzbassist
Wed Oct 24, 2018 8:44 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: No fancy tube mics - am I missing out?
Replies: 25
Views: 1303

Re: No fancy tube mics - am I missing out?

TapeOpLarry wrote:
Wed Oct 24, 2018 8:25 am
If it sounds good stop buying gear and just make records. Fuck all these forums and gear marketing. Oops, did I say that?
we love you too larry :biggergrin:
by markjazzbassist
Wed Oct 17, 2018 12:05 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Unusual recording gigs and new experiences- share your stories
Replies: 25
Views: 1582

Re: Unusual recording gigs and new experiences- share your stories

when i lived in new orleans i had a soul/jazz band that played in this joint every friday night in the french quarter. funny thing was it used to be a strip club. a guy bought it and the only change he made was to tear down the stripper pole and change the name outside to "mahogany jazz hall" LOL . ...
by markjazzbassist
Sat Oct 06, 2018 6:04 pm
Forum: Listen to Music
Topic: Vlayman (latest)
Replies: 323
Views: 62090

Re: Vlayman (latest)

i gotta hand it to you man, it seems like you're able to churn out an EP every month, which is prolific to say the least. i admire your commitment to your passion
by markjazzbassist
Fri Oct 05, 2018 5:25 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: EQ when mixing
Replies: 9
Views: 733

Re: EQ when mixing

I go by the theory thatEverything is an EQ https://messageboard.tapeop.com/viewtopic.php?f=14&t=31607&hilit=February+sticky#p288505 , so I'm EQing a lot. By that I mean that I'm choosing sources, mics, compressors etc, for the tone that works with the musical idea, in context of the things already ...
by markjazzbassist
Tue Oct 02, 2018 6:20 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Old Colony Mastering build recap
Replies: 32
Views: 1753

Re: Old Colony Mastering build recap

beautiful, congrats!
by markjazzbassist
Sun Sep 23, 2018 5:45 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: new toy/tool for guitar, bass, uke, mandolin...
Replies: 20
Views: 1819

Re: new toy/tool for guitar, bass, uke, mandolin...

ubertar are you the creator of said device?
by markjazzbassist
Sun Sep 23, 2018 5:15 am
Forum: Listen to Music
Topic: List of Jazz or Soul Records that used an old drum machine?
Replies: 14
Views: 1043

Re: List of Jazz or Soul Records that used an old drum machine?

How's that list coming, Mark? Any new additions? I was listening to Shuggie Otis the other day and thought of you and this thread... GJ :) I LOVE that shuggie record "Inspiration Information", yeah i found a couple more songs like Ohio Players - The Controller’s Mind Eddie Hazel - California Dreami...
by markjazzbassist
Fri Sep 21, 2018 1:02 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Garage Studio Build
Replies: 51
Views: 4696

Re: Garage Studio Build

I brought in outside help for the electrical and the spray foam (obviously). I did the majority of the framing myself and hired an old bandmate (who’s also a carpenter/contractor) to help me install the window/wall replacing the garage door and check/fix my framing work. The two of us will do the d...
by markjazzbassist
Fri Sep 21, 2018 9:36 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Garage Studio Build
Replies: 51
Views: 4696

Re: Garage Studio Build

do you need contractors for any of the work or are you able to go from here out and finish all the work yourself?