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by Bill @ Irie Lab
Sun May 12, 2013 4:47 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: What Makes INXS Recordings So Damn Sparkly?
Replies: 34
Views: 10159

Exciter on a Send; Cocaine on the Bus(s). :roll:
by Bill @ Irie Lab
Fri May 10, 2013 11:43 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Looking for bass guitar shaping tricks
Replies: 27
Views: 7288

MoreSpaceEcho - +1

Yes Blockfish. Its price is its only vice. (Hey! that rhymes!)
by Bill @ Irie Lab
Thu May 09, 2013 6:36 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: turntables: mm to mc cartridge requirements question.
Replies: 10
Views: 2801

From an Old-School audiophile turned engineer - As mentioned above moving coil cartridges have a much lower output and impedance than moving magnet cartridges. The coil moving in a magnetic field has far less mass than a tiny magnet wiggling in a coil structure, so they are more responsive. The draw...
by Bill @ Irie Lab
Thu May 09, 2013 3:30 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: "live-in-studio" sound in basement?
Replies: 19
Views: 5342

You will need headphone capability at some point, overdubs, etc.so spring for one and save some headaches, now and later. A submixer for the drums might be useful, too; leaving open tracks for b/g vox, additional instruments, and overdubs.You'll lose mix flexibility but you're going for a live-in-st...
by Bill @ Irie Lab
Wed May 08, 2013 5:09 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Looking for bass guitar shaping tricks
Replies: 27
Views: 7288

If you're a VST guy Dominion by Digital Fishphones has helped me on occasion control how a bass sits in a mix. It's free and worth a try if that fits in with your recording style. http://www.digitalfishphones.com/main.php?item=2&subItem=4 I've had good luck with their one knob compressor with male v...
by Bill @ Irie Lab
Wed May 08, 2013 4:41 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Mastering for iTunes
Replies: 2
Views: 989

Mastering for iTunes

This is a link to a PDF detailing Apple's philosophy for mastering for iTunes delivery. While there is a lot of self-congratulation here it may be useful for anyone submitting music for iTunes distribution. A 'take-away' is that they are open to you sending hi-def files for them to convert to the 25...
by Bill @ Irie Lab
Mon Apr 02, 2012 5:17 pm
Forum: Listen to Music
Topic: Worst Album Covers Gallery
Replies: 1
Views: 1039

This has already made it to TOMB, sorry.

Small world

Fascinating though - www.lpcoverlover.com/
by Bill @ Irie Lab
Mon Apr 02, 2012 5:14 pm
Forum: Listen to Music
Topic: Worst Album Covers Gallery
Replies: 1
Views: 1039

Worst Album Covers Gallery

Posted on Facebook by Johnny Spampinato [NRBQ, Spampinato Bros., etc.]:

http://blog.tastebuds.fm/worst-album-co ... -all-time/
by Bill @ Irie Lab
Sat Mar 03, 2012 3:08 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Gearslutz.com Hijacked?
Replies: 15
Views: 2995

Frank Zappa knew what to do with the Telefunken..
by Bill @ Irie Lab
Sat Mar 03, 2012 2:54 pm
Forum: Listen to Music
Topic: The good stuff in Hi-Rez
Replies: 2
Views: 1155

The good stuff in Hi-Rez

https://www.hdtracks.com/index.php? Pricey at ~ $20 per album file but Kinks, Stones, or Wings through Laptop -> good convertor -> fine reproduction system or cans is an awesome almost rediscovery experience. Even the teasers @ 44/16 or 48/16 show what careful mastering can do for old tapes. Worth a...
by Bill @ Irie Lab
Fri Mar 02, 2012 5:11 pm
Forum: Listen to Music
Topic: Robot Quadrotors Perform James Bond Theme
Replies: 3
Views: 1397

I fear for the usefulness of human artists, we in the the music industry are often the last to see trends develop (We still were looking for good singers when Auto-Tune came along and for drummers when beat-boxes were already in the stores!) but with your new robotic helpers musicians will be even m...
by Bill @ Irie Lab
Fri Mar 02, 2012 11:46 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Larry: Admiration of Your Bass Tone
Replies: 5
Views: 2141

+1

The secret magic is ALWAYS in the player's fingers :D
by Bill @ Irie Lab
Fri Mar 02, 2012 10:41 am
Forum: Listen to Music
Topic: Robot Quadrotors Perform James Bond Theme
Replies: 3
Views: 1397

Robot Quadrotors Perform James Bond Theme

I've had musicians step out to "recharge the batteries" -- here's what can be done with a an Ivy League education and some time on your hands :shock: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_sUeGC-8dyk&feature=share Flying robot quadrotors perform the James Bond Theme by playing various instruments including...
by Bill @ Irie Lab
Sat Oct 22, 2011 12:19 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: DC VIP Plugin Series
Replies: 9
Views: 2337

Seriously, I've downloaded but not installed the package.

I have a sick thing for cheesy VST plate 'verbs, I hope this will not disappoint.
by Bill @ Irie Lab
Sat Oct 22, 2011 12:16 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: DC VIP Plugin Series
Replies: 9
Views: 2337

It seems there is the potential for bias against DC on TOMB :roll: