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by alexdingley
Thu Jul 12, 2018 5:33 pm
Forum: Tape Op Message Board (TOMB)
Topic: TOMB Software Update!
Replies: 21
Views: 1790

Re: TOMB Software Update!

tomb wrote:
Mon Jul 09, 2018 9:11 am
These taglines change as your post count goes up
ahhhhh — that makes more sense! Thanks.
by alexdingley
Wed Jul 11, 2018 10:54 am
Forum: Listen to Music
Topic: vinyl collecting ( and surrounding planetary atmosphere )
Replies: 369
Views: 98486

Re: vinyl collecting ( and surrounding planetary atmosphere )

It started to get deeeeep last year. Out of frustration from my LP's skipping when I walked — I started devising a way to isolate the player from floor-sourced vibration. There's already a faux air return cut into my living room floor (and it was near the foundation wall) so I thought about mounting...
by alexdingley
Wed Jul 11, 2018 10:39 am
Forum: Buy/Sell/Trade
Topic: Tascam MX2424 plus accessories $700.00 +SH
Replies: 4
Views: 478

Re: Tascam MX2424 plus accessories $700.00 +SH

Just throwing in 2¢ to say that — yeah... these machines may be old, but they are rock solid. + that MX Software worked great for Mac. If you have an old OS9 capable laptop or desktop, you can connect to the MX-2424 directly via ethernet and it works as a DAW editor UI. Before I got him onto Nuendo,...
by alexdingley
Sun Jul 08, 2018 8:48 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: DAW Tracking Levels too hot?? Looking for guidance & resources
Replies: 16
Views: 265

Re: DAW Tracking Levels too hot?? Looking for guidance & resources

Wow! This thread is EXACTLY what I needed!! Nick, especially your input. You explained that super well! I totally get it now, and to the point about schooling... yeah, when I was studying all of this, PT mix systems had yet to go 24 bit... I think the 888|24 rolled out a year after I graduated... an...
by alexdingley
Sun Jul 08, 2018 9:07 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: DAW Tracking Levels too hot?? Looking for guidance & resources
Replies: 16
Views: 265

Re: DAW Tracking Levels too hot?? Looking for guidance & resources

follow up question: is the primary reason to record things lower (at which point, my peaks will be in the -18DBBF to -24DBFS range) solely to prevent digital distortions, or does having more headroom in the track also cause the signal to process "better" in plug-ins that get used, or at the point o...
by alexdingley
Sun Jul 08, 2018 8:08 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: DAW Tracking Levels too hot?? Looking for guidance & resources
Replies: 16
Views: 265

Re: DAW Tracking Levels too hot?? Looking for guidance & resources

Edited for brevity ...So, you have a whopping 5 possible places where distortion can happen. Now, today's converters typically are set up internally so it is VERY HARD to have distortion happen before the signal turns into zeroes and ones. But, it can and does happen with semi pro units, and some o...
by alexdingley
Sat Jul 07, 2018 11:31 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: DAW Tracking Levels too hot?? Looking for guidance & resources
Replies: 16
Views: 265

DAW Tracking Levels too hot?? Looking for guidance & resources

I've been listening to a bunch of podcasts lately & doing some reading on the subject of improving my mixes — and one of the themes I keep hearing / reading about is, essentially "recordists who track things too hot in the DAW are falling prey to a misguided goal... those fat / beefy waveforms look ...
by alexdingley
Wed Jul 04, 2018 9:01 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: 3wks in... feels weird, but good (fighting G.A.S.)
Replies: 8
Views: 271

Re: 3wks in... feels weird, but good (fighting G.A.S.)

i don't see it as a problem, i found a way to make money off it. That's awesome, Mark! I'm halfway decent at fixing up certain things... so I've had that good fortune once in a while. Recently, my 90's Synth/Workstation nostalgia got the better of me, and I bought a used Kurzweil K2500XS for $100.....
by alexdingley
Sat Jun 30, 2018 5:49 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Toft ATB Master Module upgrade - Help Please?!?
Replies: 29
Views: 4542

Re: Toft ATB Master Module upgrade - Help Please?!?

I had some great chats with Kevin at PMI, and though their policy is not o release a schematic “to individuals”, I think the spirit of that policy is “don’t give out schematics to anyone who you don’t have an NDA with.” If you off to sign an NDA (non disclose agreement), they might be totally okay w...
by alexdingley
Thu Jun 28, 2018 7:12 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Ugly Ducklings
Replies: 28
Views: 579

Re: Ugly Ducklings

Yeah... I have two 1980's dbx 160X's — one looks like a regular black-face... the other looks like it was lightly sandblasted year over year over year... it's a faded great with white-ish spots. But both of them sound nearly identical to each other & they work great. https://farm1.staticflickr.com/9...
by alexdingley
Tue Jun 26, 2018 6:53 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: 3wks in... feels weird, but good (fighting G.A.S.)
Replies: 8
Views: 271

3wks in... feels weird, but good (fighting G.A.S.)

"...Hi, I'm Alex and I'm a gear addict..." So, this might seem comical, cliched, or just silly... but I decided about a month ago that my gear purchasing (and associated web browsing) had become fairly similar to a true addiction. For the last 15+ years, I've had a near photographic recall of what's...
by alexdingley
Sat Jun 16, 2018 4:06 pm
Forum: Listen to Music
Topic: New EP — Done entirely in the home studio
Replies: 3
Views: 183

Re: New EP — Done entirely in the home studio

Nick Sevilla wrote:
Sat May 19, 2018 9:40 am
Great job!!!
Thanks Nick! I appreciate it. We're already hard at work on some new stuff. Looking forward to building up some momentum.
by alexdingley
Sun Jun 10, 2018 4:05 pm
Forum: Tape Op Message Board (TOMB)
Topic: TOMB Software Update!
Replies: 21
Views: 1790

Re: TOMB Software Update!

Might be unrelated to the new board revamp from last year, but I’m trying to figure out if we have the ability to change those little tag lines on our profiles; mine says “suffering studio suck”, and a few others have clever stuff like “Steve Albini Likes it”... But I cannot find an ‘Edit Profile’ o...
by alexdingley
Wed May 16, 2018 12:51 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Buying my first house - a perfectly little music bungalow
Replies: 68
Views: 17104

Re: Buying my first house - a perfectly little music bungalow

So... here's the first real recording made in the new home studio:

The Deep Cuts: Volume 2 — the drums turned out to not suck as much as I thought they would in there... I think they actually turned out pretty well.
by alexdingley
Wed May 16, 2018 12:47 pm
Forum: Listen to Music
Topic: List your Bandcamp page
Replies: 378
Views: 98301

Re: List your Bandcamp page

The Deep Cuts Bandcamp Page — we just posted a new EP (which was released this week) and added our old EP (which is 14y old, so there's a fairly notable jump in ... um, everything, I hope) between the two releases.