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by Tim Casey
Mon Jan 20, 2014 2:42 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Recording to a 2.5" drive
Replies: 5
Views: 1348

I've been doing a live music TV show every month for the past three years, recording 16 tracks at 44kHz / 24-bit on the internal drive of my Macbook. It's always worked like a charm. This is a four-year old laptop. If I try mixing on it with a lot of effects, it starts groaning. But it records fine....
by Tim Casey
Tue Mar 20, 2012 11:23 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Minimum PC requirements for stable Presonus 24x4x2"
Replies: 3
Views: 1159

I've used my 16-4-2 on a three-year-old iMac and a three-year-old Macbook pro. The software that comes with it is simple - it's just a copy of the mixer itself. The mixer takes a few days to get used to, but once you do, it's a godsend. I don't think the computer is going to be stressed by the mixer...
by Tim Casey
Thu Dec 22, 2011 7:25 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: best setup for home/mobile 16 track studio?
Replies: 9
Views: 2964

I use a Presonus Studiolive 16.4.2 Firewire mixer. $2000 for sixteen channels, four busses, and each channel has a very good EQ, compressor, and limiter, as does the master buss, all four busses, and all 6 aux sends. This is a serious live / recording tool. It also has two FX units, one for reverbs ...
by Tim Casey
Mon Jun 12, 2006 9:02 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: PC compaerable to Mac
Replies: 43
Views: 4819

Although it's really entertaining to watch you guys dump on each other, I'd like to address the original post: If you're going to switch platforms to save a little money, you're in for an awfully big headache. I wouldn't think the price-to-aggravation ratio would be worth it. I got a 1.8 GHz G5 iMac...
by Tim Casey
Fri Jan 06, 2006 2:58 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Surround Sound mp3s
Replies: 20
Views: 5129

If you're not a believer yet, pick up the Talking Heads "brick" box set and put on "Remain In Light". That album was MADE for surround-sound. Or pick up either of two titles on Harmonia Mundi: Brahm's German Requiem or Faure's Requiem. Surround sound is the best thing that's happened to my ears sinc...
by Tim Casey
Tue Feb 15, 2005 3:06 pm
Forum: 5/03-2/05: Music & MP3s
Topic: whats is your favorite album? ever!
Replies: 14
Views: 16024

Re: whats is your favorite album? ever!

1. The Beatles - Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (the mono mix)
2. The Beatles White Album (stereo mix)

There are many other albums that I love, but I have to admit these will probably be my top two for the rest of my life.
by Tim Casey
Tue Feb 15, 2005 2:58 am
Forum: 5/03-2/05: General Recording
Topic: How much recording have you done?
Replies: 22
Views: 13274

Re: How much recording have you done?

I was 20 in 1978 when I recorded my first album. I've done 53 more since then on my label. About 35 of them were my albums, and the rest were ones that I engineered or at least mastered for friends. I've been doing the home studio thing the whole time.
by Tim Casey
Mon Feb 14, 2005 2:54 am
Forum: 5/03-2/05: General Recording
Topic: Here's an idea as to how to improve the world....
Replies: 28
Views: 14607

Re: Here's an idea as to how to improve the world....

I honestly don't think that most magazines publish great reviews of products simply because they come from one of their advertisers. Call me naive, but I'm pretty sure most editors look at that as a third rail - touch it and die. Are most trade magazines enamored of most of their advertisers' produc...
by Tim Casey
Wed Feb 09, 2005 3:30 pm
Forum: 5/03-2/05: Off-Topic / Off-Color / Off-the-Cuff
Topic: Yay. Close the libraries!!!
Replies: 30
Views: 10642

Re: Yay. Close the libraries!!!

I would imagine stuff like this will only get worse. Didja see the Budget that Bush The Impaler released? He's cutting education. I can see why - he never got much out of it....

Hey, wait a minute - wasn't he supposed to be boosting education? Could he possibly have LIED again?
by Tim Casey
Mon Feb 07, 2005 7:24 pm
Forum: 5/03-2/05: General Recording
Topic: CDR audio format compatibility question
Replies: 10
Views: 3479

Re: CDR audio format compatibility question

Get Adaptec's Jam. If you've already got Toast, you might as well get Jam. I'm pretty sure that that's the only way to make redbook compliant CD-Rs from Adaptec, and it lets you write disc-at-once, which can include crossfades with no tiny bits of silence between the tracks when you don't want them ...
by Tim Casey
Mon Feb 07, 2005 7:19 pm
Forum: 5/03-2/05: Off-Topic / Off-Color / Off-the-Cuff
Topic: post-election survey
Replies: 22
Views: 8462

Re: post-election survey

Although andyg666 listed the reasons I was disappointed by Kerry, the Democrats already know that no liberals will ever vote for a conservative Republican, so they go after the middle. I wish they, or at least SOMEONE on the national stage, would point out to Americans that these Republicans' action...
by Tim Casey
Mon Feb 07, 2005 7:09 pm
Forum: 5/03-2/05: Off-Topic / Off-Color / Off-the-Cuff
Topic: Is it evil to laugh at this?
Replies: 4
Views: 3163

Re: Is it evil to laugh at this?

Nothing happened after the lengthy download. It's just as well - I'm already damned to hell, and I don't need any more length to my sentence....
by Tim Casey
Mon Feb 07, 2005 7:01 pm
Forum: 5/03-2/05: Off-Topic / Off-Color / Off-the-Cuff
Topic: Covers on album question
Replies: 9
Views: 3771

Re: Covers on album question

I'll try to get in touch with Dylan. I wouldn't mind sending him $100 (which is a lot for me as a teacher) for the pleasure of playing his songs. However, I think the fee of $1000 was a bit excessive. Nary a penny was made on this venture, so it's not like I'm getting rich on another man's labors. A...
by Tim Casey
Mon Feb 07, 2005 2:52 pm
Forum: 5/03-2/05: General Recording
Topic: My oldest client has betrayed me by trying to record at home
Replies: 66
Views: 12867

Re: My oldest client has betrayed me by trying to record at

Ummm... I'm the tutoring guy with the girl and her two kids, I'm not the guy who started the thread.
Jeez - what's the best way to say "I wasn't paying attention and I feel like a stupid idiot?" :oops:
by Tim Casey
Mon Feb 07, 2005 2:48 pm
Forum: 5/03-2/05: Off-Topic / Off-Color / Off-the-Cuff
Topic: Covers on album question
Replies: 9
Views: 3771

Re: Covers on album question

Sorry, Joel - do you mean that I should feel like a criminal for having recorded Dylan's songs? I honestly cannot afford $1000 on my income, and I gave most of the CDs away.