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by soundispatch
Sat Dec 30, 2006 3:02 am
Forum: Listen to Music
Topic: Can
Replies: 14
Views: 2364

I don't get it. This band falls into the same category as Television for me. The category is: bands you are supposed to like because someone else told you they are great. Sorry. The Dizzy songs is a wanking 2 chord jam that sounds exactly like what I do with my buddies when we get together. You don...
by soundispatch
Tue Jun 08, 2004 12:17 am
Forum: 5/03-2/05: General Recording
Topic: Robert Quine, RIP
Replies: 10
Views: 1611

Re: Robert Quine, RIP

First heard him through John Zorn, then Tom Waits. A great musician who left us too early.
by soundispatch
Tue Nov 11, 2003 11:09 pm
Forum: 5/03-2/05: General Recording
Topic: contact mics
Replies: 2
Views: 946

Re: contact mics

psychicoctopus wrote:Piezo contact pickups are high impedance devices, like guitar pickups, so they might sound weird going straight into a mixing board.
yes --- anytime i've used a contact mic in the past i've plugged it into some form of stompbox/pedal. (usually distortion!)
by soundispatch
Tue Nov 11, 2003 9:32 pm
Forum: 5/03-2/05: General Recording
Topic: contact mics
Replies: 2
Views: 946

contact mics

hey all, i've been researching the logistics of making a contact mic, and it seems a fairly straitforward solder-and-go project, but i have a couple of questions about piezo transducers/speakers. i am looking for something that will give me a better-than-average frequency range, but i am unsure abou...
by soundispatch
Wed Sep 17, 2003 6:05 pm
Forum: 5/03-2/05: General Recording
Topic: the greed that is the beatles
Replies: 48
Views: 5285

Re: the greed that is the beatles

I suggest that it would be more fruitful to return to the technical and artistic matters which have typically been the home of at least this forum of the TapeOp bulletin board. I think there are other forums where this would be better located. hey hula, i agree absolutely with your position, except...
by soundispatch
Thu Sep 11, 2003 7:42 pm
Forum: 5/03-2/05: This #%^ Computer
Topic: latency and monitoring?
Replies: 5
Views: 1321

Re: latency and monitoring?

hi Giahni,

that avatar was so twisted i checked your links. the first one doesn't work...

take it easy,
-cal
by soundispatch
Mon Sep 08, 2003 6:15 pm
Forum: 5/03-2/05: General Recording
Topic: mastering for vinyl??
Replies: 8
Views: 1016

Re: mastering for vinyl??

hi jc, i just finished a project with paul from aardvark. a very nice job at a very nice price from a very nice guy. he is experienced and old school --- just for your information, he also has a rundown of the process of mastering for vinyl on his site: http://www.aardvarkmastering.com/ good luck, cal
by soundispatch
Tue Sep 02, 2003 6:58 pm
Forum: 5/03-2/05: General Recording
Topic: Archiving on CDR? Don't.
Replies: 11
Views: 2032

Re: Archiving on CDR? Don't.

Apparently MO discs have the longest shelf life (about 50-100 years, but how would they know that yet?).

-cal
by soundispatch
Mon Sep 01, 2003 12:12 am
Forum: 5/03-2/05: This #%^ Computer
Topic: protools LE DAE error messages
Replies: 10
Views: 2309

Re: protools LE DAE error messages

Wendy, I?m not sure if you have any other peripheral devices connected to your computer, but if you do, make sure you unplug them all (MO drives, printers, scanners, whatever) before starting a session. Also, you can check the speed of your processor by selecting ?Apple System Profiler? from the App...
by soundispatch
Thu Aug 28, 2003 12:47 am
Forum: 5/03-2/05: This #%^ Computer
Topic: Has anyone used Native Instruments Kontakt?
Replies: 7
Views: 1768

Re: Has anyone used Native Instruments Kontakt?

Speaking of Reason, I've had some difficulty running the Refuse patch on my Mac. It's installed, but I can't seem to open Reason in protools with Refuse as a "plug in" which I guess is the theory.... Any suggestions? Umm... not to be blunt, but read the supplied manual. Leigh Marble (who is a frequ...
by soundispatch
Thu Aug 28, 2003 12:28 am
Forum: 5/03-2/05: General Recording
Topic: Making a protools mix sound better?
Replies: 15
Views: 8633

Re: Making a protools mix sound better?

Thanks for the suggestions guys, they are helping already. I have compressor II and Limiter II I have been trying them out all day as inserts on the master fader. Can anyone suggest some good settings for these ? First play with the compression until you can actually hear the effect (i.e. a ?pumpin...
by soundispatch
Fri Jul 25, 2003 12:11 am
Forum: 5/03-2/05: General Recording
Topic: whats your fav recording right now, or some anyways
Replies: 124
Views: 13414

Re: whats your fav recording right now, or some anyways

Lately, I've been enjoying the new Fall anthology 'Totally Wired' from the Rough Trade years. Mark E. Smith at his cynical best --- raw performances all around, and really some of their best work, in my opinion. Another album I picked up at Aquarius in San Francisco entitled 'Pharaoh Overlord #2'. F...
by soundispatch
Thu Jul 24, 2003 11:55 pm
Forum: 5/03-2/05: General Recording
Topic: Your favorite recorded guitar part ever?
Replies: 82
Views: 9575

Re: Your favorite recorded guitar part ever?

... or perhaps the solo in the Zappa song "Cosmic Debris" off 'Apostrophe'... ooooh! also whoever mentioned 'maggot brain' --- i love the guitar all over that album. great riff, great tone on 'super stupid' --- r.i.p. eddie. also, derek bailey's tone (and those great sounds) he coaxes out of the gu...
by soundispatch
Thu Jul 24, 2003 9:31 pm
Forum: 5/03-2/05: General Recording
Topic: Neve consoles with built-in VCA/Gate?
Replies: 12
Views: 2256

Re: Neve consoles with built-in VCA/Gate?

Hi Fletcher,

Thanks for your detailed response. I doubted it, but simply didn't have the knowledge in this area --- thanks for clearing it up.

best,

-cal