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by Seamonster
Fri Jan 29, 2016 2:19 am
Forum: People/Places/Things
Topic: Looking for studio in remote/interesting place for project.
Replies: 7
Views: 2419

Seamonster Sounds back in the flow soon.....

Our place might qualify as remote, depending on your perspective, and it?s definitely unusual. We have a tracking room and dedicated control room in a converted 75-year old artist-built house on an isolated bluff in old Malibu ? rustic, not glamorous. The tracking room (~4,500 cu.ft.) overlooks the ...
by Seamonster
Mon Jan 11, 2016 3:32 am
Forum: People/Places/Things
Topic: R.I.P David Bowie
Replies: 13
Views: 3835

Even after everything he brought, it still feels too soon. One of the gods.
? HH
by Seamonster
Thu Sep 06, 2012 1:00 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Clean, upfront hi-hat - how?
Replies: 38
Views: 10000

So a lot of it comes down to the old truth: it?s the player. I hadn?t heard of holes around the cup of the bottom cymbal. I?m thinking of different, contradictory things that might achieve. One would be to direct some air pressure (created when the cymbals come together) away from the cymbals? edge....
by Seamonster
Thu Sep 06, 2012 1:31 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Clean, upfront hi-hat - how?
Replies: 38
Views: 10000

Hi Gregg (and others), If I?m hearing you right, you could just as well say that smaller hats might help too, right? That the advice here in this thread boils down to: try out different hats. Let?s see if I know something about music physics. Even if a large hat is thinner than a smaller one, it wil...
by Seamonster
Tue Sep 04, 2012 12:40 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Clean, upfront hi-hat - how?
Replies: 38
Views: 10000

This has become a nice thread. Several have recommended larger hats. That would seem counterintuitive to me. Larger equals more mass, equals lower frequency ? which means more low-end to roll off. Also, wouldn't larger typically mean louder? Someone please 'splain me the rationale for larger. (Actre...
by Seamonster
Sun Jul 01, 2012 1:03 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: amp iso cabinet + remote-controlled amp... ideas?
Replies: 4
Views: 1446

Oh, you too, vvv, thanks. Whatever I do with the box, I'm sure I'll have to experiment with absorption. If ever room-tone is critical, I can always use the tracking room, live-with-bleed or overdubbed. But I figure the box will be good enough for some cases, together with a DI track. It might end up...
by Seamonster
Sun Jul 01, 2012 12:50 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: amp iso cabinet + remote-controlled amp... ideas?
Replies: 4
Views: 1446

Oh right [slaps forehead] ? keep a head in the control room. I was temporarily dazzled by the notion that there are now computer-controllable amps out there. Good save, Nick. Sure, the whole notion of virtual inline pedal FX is still kinda sexy to me, but I imagine that once I listen to the latest m...
by Seamonster
Sat Jun 30, 2012 5:48 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: amp iso cabinet + remote-controlled amp... ideas?
Replies: 4
Views: 1446

amp iso cabinet + remote-controlled amp... ideas?

As I?m nearing the end of my studio build/remodel project, I?d now like to focus more on ways of creatively using the iso cabinet I?ve built into a closet in an adjacent room. The cabinet-inside-the-closet is well isolated from both tracking and control rooms, yet nearby. My main expected use is to ...
by Seamonster
Thu Jun 21, 2012 1:10 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Gable vs Gambrel ceiling - no drop
Replies: 7
Views: 3542

PM sent.

Anyway, I should let others chip in here....

- K
by Seamonster
Wed Jun 20, 2012 12:25 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Gable vs Gambrel ceiling - no drop
Replies: 7
Views: 3542

Lots of 16 X 24 tracking rooms? I would wonder what proportion of all rooms they comprise ? there are lots of studios in the world ? and how many of 'em actually sound good. Reducing by a foot to account for the walls would certainly be better. How much, I dunno. A foot is pretty thick for a single ...
by Seamonster
Tue Jun 19, 2012 11:35 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Gable vs Gambrel ceiling - no drop
Replies: 7
Views: 3542

I'll get to your question in a sec, but first... The simpler the ratios among dimensions (H,W,L), the greater the standing-wave resonances, and the further your room will be from displaying a smooth, balanced frequency response. Ideally, you want the dimensions not to share common multiples. For ins...
by Seamonster
Mon Jun 11, 2012 12:32 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Ground question
Replies: 24
Views: 5835

Goose, Looks like you're doing greatness for Bro Shark (I only say "looks like" because I'm not an expert). A brief digression. You wrote: 3. Shed the load of the panel by turning off the breakers until they are all off. 4. Turn off the main. What exactly is the point of "shedding the load"? When I ...
by Seamonster
Fri Jun 08, 2012 3:00 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Ground question
Replies: 24
Views: 5835

.... Bonding to the box is fine and good, but if we don't have the continuity to the electrode (in this case, the water pipe) then all the bonding in the world won't help. .... Something tells me that there is some improper bonding going on in the system for that kind of noise to be generated. .......
by Seamonster
Thu Jun 07, 2012 12:22 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Ground question
Replies: 24
Views: 5835

the outlets are in a metal (not plastic) box? you'd just run a ground wire from the green screw on the outlet to a ground screw in the box.... If you have BX, as Goose134 describes, then MoreSpaceEcho's suggestion should work (assuming the BX is providing continuity all the way back to ground at th...
by Seamonster
Tue Mar 20, 2012 8:26 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Identify this type of audio file corruption?
Replies: 6
Views: 1618

The fact that the few bad files play fine for the first hour or so then suddenly go bad beyond that point suggests that it's not a simple question of the codec. Loading them back onto the original recorder would seem like a good idea, but the same file-goes-from-good-to-bad concept applies. And I do...