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by Brian Dorn
Wed Apr 10, 2013 9:32 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Best Medium For Long Term Storage?
Replies: 19
Views: 3842

Fascinating article, Apropos. Thanks! I once lost a large number of sessions that I was working on, despite having it backed up on another drive; it's an experience that has stuck with me for years. I'm now considering having vinyl made for my final releases, so that my kids have an actual product t...
by Brian Dorn
Tue Apr 09, 2013 7:56 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Best Medium For Long Term Storage?
Replies: 19
Views: 3842

I haven't checked out BluRay discs. May have to do that. For long term, vinyl has been my best guess, but it certainly isn't as convenient as some digital options.

The thing I dislike about hard drives is they get cluttered/unorganized, stop working, etc.
by Brian Dorn
Tue Apr 09, 2013 6:47 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Best Medium For Long Term Storage?
Replies: 19
Views: 3842

Best Medium For Long Term Storage?

I'd love to hear some opinions on what the best medium is for the long term storage of a song in its finished form (not the session). Tape, vinyl, digital, something else? What holds up the longest? Which medium is most likely to still have gear around to play it in 100 years?
by Brian Dorn
Mon Apr 08, 2013 8:11 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Sound City film, lots of tapeoppery
Replies: 31
Views: 13305

The more records I make, the less and less important the gear becomes I really agree with this. You need some gear, obviously, but not much. I enjoyed the film. My favorite quote in it came from Reznor: "Now that everyone is empowered with these tools to create stuff, has there been a lot more grea...
by Brian Dorn
Mon Apr 08, 2013 7:55 am
Forum: Listen to Music
Topic: Chet Atkins
Replies: 8
Views: 2351

Nick Sevilla wrote:Neck And Neck

Chet Atkins and Mark Knopfler.

Need I say more?
This is what I was listening to when I wrote the original post. :D
by Brian Dorn
Mon Apr 08, 2013 7:54 am
Forum: Listen to Music
Topic: Chet Atkins
Replies: 8
Views: 2351

earth tones wrote:Through Chet Atkins, I learned of the talented Lenny Breau....so if you haven't heard already, check him out.
Listening right now. I like what I hear, thanks.
by Brian Dorn
Sat Apr 06, 2013 3:09 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: will a headphone extension cause a delay?
Replies: 29
Views: 5403

The further away you are, the more delay there will be. If you want to test it, run a click to the headphones, record the audio coming out of the headphones into a mic, and then record that to a different track on the computer. If the audio looks/sounds like it's too off, then you have a problem. If...
by Brian Dorn
Sat Apr 06, 2013 3:01 pm
Forum: Listen to Music
Topic: Chet Atkins
Replies: 8
Views: 2351

Thanks, David. Pretty sure that's the next album I'm going to buy. And Yankee Doodle Dixie is awesome. The guy is a total joy to listen to.
by Brian Dorn
Sat Apr 06, 2013 12:27 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Mastering - why does so much of it suck?
Replies: 54
Views: 7121

MoreSpaceEcho wrote: and there's always chinese democracy!
I love Chinese Democracy. Great album, and I don't feel like turning it off or down after five minutes.
by Brian Dorn
Sat Apr 06, 2013 10:16 am
Forum: Listen to Music
Topic: Chet Atkins
Replies: 8
Views: 2351

Chet Atkins

Seeing as how I've played guitar for about 20 years, I'm a little embarrassed to say I'm just now exploring Atkins' music in a more thorough way. But it's a process that I'm grateful to have saved for later in my life! :D

Can anyone recommend me some of their favorite albums by him?
by Brian Dorn
Sat Apr 06, 2013 9:56 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Mastering - why does so much of it suck?
Replies: 54
Views: 7121

I have crushed my own releases before. I have also in more recent years refused to do it. Here's all I can think to add to the issue: 1) For posterity, I have started to favor better sounding final products. Sometimes I'll let things clip the digital realm while recording, because sometimes I like t...
by Brian Dorn
Fri Apr 05, 2013 8:38 am
Forum: Listen to Music
Topic: vinyl collecting ( and surrounding planetary atmosphere )
Replies: 441
Views: 123380

Gregg Juke wrote:Welcome Brian...

Nice blog post!

GJ
Thanks, Gregg! :D
by Brian Dorn
Thu Apr 04, 2013 4:46 pm
Forum: Listen to Music
Topic: vinyl collecting ( and surrounding planetary atmosphere )
Replies: 441
Views: 123380

Love all these pictures! I'd post a pic of my collection, but it's pretty small at the moment. I just started seriously collecting vinyl last month. I also wrote a blog entry about why it's so cool to me. It's here if anyone is interested: http://briandorn.net/2013/03/vinyl-the-value-of-music-and-th...
by Brian Dorn
Thu Apr 04, 2013 2:00 pm
Forum: Listen to Music
Topic: Different Styles, Same Album
Replies: 17
Views: 3675

I hadn't considered how soundtracks often have many different genres on them... they usually seem to work.
by Brian Dorn
Thu Apr 04, 2013 1:45 pm
Forum: Listen to Music
Topic: Different Styles, Same Album
Replies: 17
Views: 3675

Not to thread-hijack, but thought it worth mentioning that this was the theme of my record. I wanted to make something that sounded like a mixtape in reaction to the very focused genre-fication of music over the last twenty years. I really like older albums that jump around stylistically some. Bauh...