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by foley
Fri Jul 18, 2014 4:31 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Setting up something small and easy - help?
Replies: 8
Views: 1961

My particular MacBook doesn't seem to have a thunderbolt connection. I was using AudioDesk, which came bundled with the Motu 828 I purchased (Firewire, of course). I never did much with plug-ins, I did very dry recordings with an emphasis on getting the signal right during recording. It was very bas...
by foley
Tue Jul 15, 2014 1:33 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Setting up something small and easy - help?
Replies: 8
Views: 1961

Setting up something small and easy - help?

Hey everybody! I have been a long-time reader of the magazine and TOMB and spent a lot of time building an analog studio in my home several years back. Then we had kids, moved to a new house (with little space for a studio) and I left the recording behind. Now I am interested in setting up something...
by foley
Sat Aug 11, 2012 8:58 am
Forum: Buy/Sell/Trade
Topic: NS10s and MOTU 828
Replies: 0
Views: 294

NS10s and MOTU 828

I am selling my pair of Yamaha NS10s. They have a few nicks and scratches, and one of the speakers has a crumpled dust cover (over the coil) that has not (IMO) affected the sound of the speaker. Pics available upon request. This is a matching pair - $300 plus shipping. Also letting go of my MOTU 828...
by foley
Sat Aug 11, 2012 8:46 am
Forum: Buy/Sell/Trade
Topic: Otari MX5050 MkIII 1/2" 8 Track w/extras
Replies: 0
Views: 350

Otari MX5050 MkIII 1/2" 8 Track w/extras

As much as it saddens me, it's time to say goodbye to my Otari. I am the second owner and have had the machine for almost seven years. It's in great working condition, recently aligned, and comes with cables (custom made), reels, and alignment tape. I will deliver in the Midwest for the price of gas...
by foley
Tue Jul 07, 2009 8:56 pm
Forum: Buy/Sell/Trade
Topic: Otari mx5050 mkiii 1/2 inch 8 track, other gear for sale
Replies: 0
Views: 590

Otari mx5050 mkiii 1/2 inch 8 track, other gear for sale

Up on CL. I'll ship or even drive something over to someone close to Urbana (Chicago, STL count). Otari: http://chambana.craigslist.org/ele/1258852045.html TEAC A-7030: http://chambana.craigslist.org/ele/1258868385.html Acoustic Corp. Bass Amp: http://chambana.craigslist.org/msg/1258829990.html Seis...
by foley
Sun Jan 13, 2008 8:31 pm
Forum: Listen to Music
Topic: Masterpiece Albums
Replies: 149
Views: 29594

Sabbath - Master of Reality (Have you ever thought about your soul, can it be saved?) Grateful Dead - American Beauty Wilco - Being There Hendrix - Electric Ladyland Minutemen - Double Nickels Magma - Self-Titled Warren Zevon - Excitable Boy These are masterpieces and I think none have been mentione...
by foley
Sat Jan 06, 2007 9:03 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Cheap CD duplication?
Replies: 3
Views: 835

Cheap CD duplication?

Apologies if this is in the wrong thread, I am not sure where the question belongs. I have had a local church youth group in the studio for the last couple of weeks recording a benefit cd for a summer trip to the delta. They are going to be building houses outside of Clarksdale, MS with Habitat for ...
by foley
Thu Dec 28, 2006 10:18 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Good amplifier for NS-10s?
Replies: 23
Views: 4468

Well, great recommendations as usual. I really appreciate the help. A friend of mine had a Peavey Power Amp (like 800 watts!) that he is letting me use. Sounds ok for now, but I have to keep it way down, obviously. I'm gonna start watching ebay for some of these choices. btw - what's wrong with NS-1...
by foley
Tue Dec 26, 2006 9:23 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Good amplifier for NS-10s?
Replies: 23
Views: 4468

Good amplifier for NS-10s?

So my receiver, which was basically a home receiver - I think Technics - is finally biting the dust. I have a project in this week so I am just swapping out with the receiver in my home stereo, but I am wondering if anyone has any suggestions on a permanent replacement? I obviously need accuracy, bu...
by foley
Wed Jul 19, 2006 4:48 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Young, inexperienced bands
Replies: 23
Views: 6588

Do a good job, and put in some extra time for free if you need to. Work with their budget and definitely make the recording sound like the bands they adore. When they take the cd to their friends house and play it for the first time you want it to pop out of the speakers - you want their friends to ...
by foley
Wed Jul 19, 2006 4:34 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Creating Density in a Mix
Replies: 19
Views: 2938

keep it simple, but keep variety happening - subtle changes in the levels or even the eqing during mixdown can bring things to the front or back. i try to give each instrument it's own space in the mix - frequency range and pan placement. this is tedious stuff with large numbers of tracks, so it is ...
by foley
Sat Dec 31, 2005 8:12 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Making the switch ... uh ...
Replies: 17
Views: 5189

I have some tapes from a couple of bands. Mainly the 17-18 year old kid power-pop-punk bands who are going to use it as a coaster while playing Halo 2. Will they come back? Probably, when they are 35 and want a remix of their youthful "genius". Hmmm. I guess I could just dump it all down to a hard d...
by foley
Wed Dec 28, 2005 9:41 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Making the switch ... uh ...
Replies: 17
Views: 5189

Yeah. The old adage is "you don't know what you've got til it's gone." Or maybe it's "better to have it and not need it, than to need it and not have it." Or something like that. Plus, I want to spend the extra cash on the computer, and we all know the resale value of computer upgrades. :roll: We'll...
by foley
Tue Dec 27, 2005 6:37 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Making the switch ... uh ...
Replies: 17
Views: 5189

Making the switch ... uh ...

So I'm posting this in rec. tech because I think it is actually a discussion about technique. Whatever. Here goes ... I bought a 1/2" 8 track (Otari) about five years ago. I cabled it up by myself, made a couple of nice recordings, and really got into the sound. I dug it. I don't know what happened,...
by foley
Sat Dec 10, 2005 5:54 pm
Forum: Listen to Music
Topic: Grateful Deads from Blues for Allah till the End
Replies: 46
Views: 14302

The Europe '72 period stands the test of time quite well because the energy levels were high the playing was sharp and ... Ok, I can't resist *WARNING: STUPID DEAD FAN DISCUSSION AHEAD* Have you heard much from 1970? Don't get me wrong - '72 was great, but after watching Festival Express last year ...