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by benton netty
Fri May 27, 2011 1:27 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Macbook Pro w/Core 2 Duo or Asus U43F with i5 for Mbox 3?
Replies: 1
Views: 2458

Macbook Pro w/Core 2 Duo or Asus U43F with i5 for Mbox 3?

Hi, I've been puzzling over how to spend about a thousand bucks I have to spend. I want to get a laptop to do fairly simple recording on, and I'm having trouble deciding. Seems like everyone has radically different experiences. Currently, I'm running an Mbox 1 with PT 7.4 LE on a PC from 2003, and I...
by benton netty
Fri Dec 26, 2008 1:03 am
Forum: Listen to Music
Topic: A Christmas Drum Sound Mystery
Replies: 5
Views: 1628

Yep, definitely a Christmas tune. I hate to say James Brown and then plant that seed, but I felt like I was hearing him. But Tina Turner also came to mind. I almost thought it was some kind of duet with the two of them. This is while I'm having a phone conversation, so it may be totally off-base. Th...
by benton netty
Thu Dec 25, 2008 1:20 pm
Forum: Listen to Music
Topic: A Christmas Drum Sound Mystery
Replies: 5
Views: 1628

A Christmas Drum Sound Mystery

Hello and Happy Holidays, all. I was in Pier One buying coffee mugs for my wife when I suddenly heard an AMAZING kick drum sound in one of the Christmas songs playing over the store stereo. It seriously stopped me dead in my tracks. I started making mental notes, trying to memorize a key lyric so I ...
by benton netty
Mon Oct 27, 2008 5:34 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Dumping tracks from a Tascam 488 mkII?
Replies: 13
Views: 1845

I had a 488 for a couple of years and it was a challenge to dump tracks into PT. In my experience, the secret is to keep the tightly rhythmic elements all in one pass, and the less critical bits in the second pass. For example, drums, bass, rhythm guitar, lead vocal and the like are all kept togeth...
by benton netty
Sat Oct 25, 2008 10:48 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Dumping tracks from a Tascam 488 mkII?
Replies: 13
Views: 1845

yeah, i'd actually saved that homerecording page as a word file some time ago -- seems like it would work doing it that way, but i'd need something that would accept 8 inputs at once, and i don't have that. i guess i wasn't aware, though, that you can send 4 at a time. doing 4 twice isn't too bad, a...
by benton netty
Sat Oct 25, 2008 1:42 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Dumping tracks from a Tascam 488 mkII?
Replies: 13
Views: 1845

Dumping tracks from a Tascam 488 mkII?

Hello, all! I'm wondering what might be a cheap way for me to get the tracks off of my Tascam 488 mkII 8-track and onto my computer. I'm okay with paying someone to do the job, but I wonder if I can do it myself for not much money. Because, well, I'm poor. Currently, I'm running Mackie Tracktion and...
by benton netty
Tue Feb 15, 2005 11:54 am
Forum: 5/03-2/05: General Recording
Topic: Where to buy cassette tapes ???
Replies: 9
Views: 17958

Re: Where to buy cassette tapes ???

i have a 488 mkII, and i've just always used maxell 60 min tapes or TDK master cassette. i can't really tell the difference between the two. i don't really care that much, i guess.
by benton netty
Fri Jan 21, 2005 3:22 pm
Forum: 5/03-2/05: General Recording
Topic: i don't understand compression, dammit
Replies: 18
Views: 3064

Re: i don't understand compression, dammit

ah, this is what i was hoping for. a lot of great hints and tips. i'm going back into the basement to try them all out. the mic technique thing has me vexed, though. i've been singing onstage and on home recordings for years, and i've learned to back away gradually on louder parts and then back in f...
by benton netty
Thu Jan 20, 2005 9:16 pm
Forum: 5/03-2/05: General Recording
Topic: i don't understand compression, dammit
Replies: 18
Views: 3064

Re: i don't understand compression, dammit

yeah, it's me singing. the thing is, some of the songs i'm doing go from whisper to full-bore belting -- this is the problem i'm trying to deal with, essentially. i do back away from the mic when getting louder, usually. i'm having trouble with this because i'm usually doing full-bore heavy rock mus...
by benton netty
Thu Jan 20, 2005 9:01 pm
Forum: 5/03-2/05: General Recording
Topic: i don't understand compression, dammit
Replies: 18
Views: 3064

i don't understand compression, dammit

i'm doing some recording, and i've got this alesis nanocompressor. it's cheap, yeah, but i figure it must be somewhat helpful. i put it on some vocals i was doing, and i was kinda disheartened to find that not much was done to the signal. i guess i was trying to get the vocal tracks perfectly flat, ...
by benton netty
Thu Jan 20, 2005 8:52 pm
Forum: 5/03-2/05: General Recording
Topic: The "Best" 8 Track Cassette Recorder
Replies: 11
Views: 1770

Re: The "Best" 8 Track Cassette Recorder

i've been using the tascam 488mkII for a few years, and i like it a lot. the only things that bug me are the fact that you have to track with the bit you're recording panned far to the left or right, for some reason, and you can't do stereo effects in mixing. other than that, it's quite a machine. i...
by benton netty
Tue Dec 14, 2004 7:23 pm
Forum: 5/03-2/05: General Recording
Topic: recommend to me a good, cheap omnidirectional microphone!
Replies: 18
Views: 1934

Re: recommend to me a good, cheap omnidirectional microphone

okay, i went and bought the omni from radio shack (couldn't wait), and i plugged it in, and... same problem as before. not enough level on the microphone. i cannot figure this out. i'm totally a newbie when it comes to computer recording, but for the life of me, i cannot figure out how to get more l...
by benton netty
Tue Dec 14, 2004 12:46 pm
Forum: 5/03-2/05: General Recording
Topic: recommend to me a good, cheap omnidirectional microphone!
Replies: 18
Views: 1934

Re: recommend to me a good, cheap omnidirectional microphone

sounds like this EV mic might be the one to check out, even though i wanted to spend LESS than $40, not more! :) my main concern is just getting a mic that i can just set there, and it will be able to pick up me and my acoustic from a couple of feet away without any real need for a gain increase. an...
by benton netty
Mon Dec 13, 2004 8:12 pm
Forum: 5/03-2/05: General Recording
Topic: recommend to me a good, cheap omnidirectional microphone!
Replies: 18
Views: 1934

recommend to me a good, cheap omnidirectional microphone!

i need something to use to plug into my computer's sound card to record simple song demos with. it's got to be a nice, loud kind of mic where i can just set it on the desk, hit "record," and it will pick me up clearly from 1-2 feet away. i essentially want to use my computer as a cheap cassette reco...
by benton netty
Sat Dec 04, 2004 8:32 pm
Forum: 5/03-2/05: General Recording
Topic: billboard article on autotune...
Replies: 17
Views: 1696

billboard article on autotune...

forgive me if this has already been posted...i looked and didn't see it anywhere on here. it's a billboard magazine article on autotune. apparently, NPR did a "morning edition" segment on it, and how it's affecting modern music. kinda interesting, even though i've never touched the stuff in my own r...