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by swelle
Tue Mar 15, 2016 12:33 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Cassette tapes, really?
Replies: 19
Views: 4767

Burger Records does a pretty swift business in cassettes these days.. they're cheap to manufacture and fit in your pocket! I feel like the 'return of vinyl' has been oversold quite a bit.. so expensive to produce, and do folks actually listen to them all that much? It seems like a vanity thing almos...
by swelle
Thu Mar 10, 2016 11:25 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Marantz PMD420 for Field Recording -- Recommend me a Mic?
Replies: 6
Views: 1734

You might find a cheap stereo electret condenser.. I have a Technics stereo mic that uses a single AA battery, has dual 1/4" output, and sounds halfway decent. And if I drop it into a waterfall, I won't shed any tears. The onboard preamps will do the job just fine. I was told by a service guy that t...
by swelle
Fri Jan 22, 2016 12:13 pm
Forum: Listen to Music
Topic: Made on a 488MKii
Replies: 6
Views: 2238

We used TWO mics on the drums, a tube condenser floating over the kick and a Heil mic inside the kick.. both bussed to one track. The kick is way too loud but nothing can be done about that now!! I'm happy to commit to 8 tracks while recording, but I do like the flexibility of mixing in the computer...
by swelle
Fri Jan 22, 2016 9:51 am
Forum: Listen to Music
Topic: Made on a 488MKii
Replies: 6
Views: 2238

Mikey, did you mix these on the 488? Or do the laborious export process? Curious about your tracking setup as well...
by swelle
Thu Jan 21, 2016 3:21 pm
Forum: Listen to Music
Topic: Made on a 488MKii
Replies: 6
Views: 2238

Sounds great!!

Here's some tunes recorded on a 488 MKII, and then mixed in Logic:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9ANfbahJvGs
by swelle
Fri Apr 04, 2008 10:43 am
Forum: People/Places/Things
Topic: Anyone have advice on getting album reviews?
Replies: 5
Views: 1660

"2. write the review FOR the reviewer, they'll prefer to just paraphrase your one-sheet instead of actually LISTEN to the material...." This is unfortunately too true. Paraphrased press-releases are very common, so write a really good one sheet and they'll probably just lift the verbiage, "Imagine E...
by swelle
Fri Mar 28, 2008 3:11 pm
Forum: Listen to Music
Topic: STATION TO STATION
Replies: 0
Views: 892

STATION TO STATION

I think this album sounds amazing - while Bowie says it's his least 'sincere' record (aren't they all?), it's got the most emotional signing he's ever done, especially "Word on a Wing" and "Wild is the Wind." Maybe his finest vocal moments. Can anyone familiar with it speculate how they did that fla...
by swelle
Thu Mar 27, 2008 10:57 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Your recommendations for 4-track percussion recording.
Replies: 16
Views: 3214

"Percussion" is a little vague - a tambourine, conga, guiro, maracas, glockenspiel would all be different. That said, a small diaphragm condensor is pretty good for all those things.
by swelle
Wed Mar 26, 2008 4:34 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: A short but fun article: Bob Mould recording article in EQ
Replies: 33
Views: 8112

Husker Du was the loudest show I've ever seen in my life. He boasted that they could crank out 130db at the board. I'm sure his ears are gone, gone.
by swelle
Thu Mar 20, 2008 10:49 am
Forum: Listen to Music
Topic: If I see these words, I immediatly lose interest...
Replies: 50
Views: 10247

"We're not in the music business here... we're in the lifestyle business..."
by swelle
Wed Mar 19, 2008 3:46 pm
Forum: Listen to Music
Topic: If I see these words, I immediatly lose interest...
Replies: 50
Views: 10247

If 'pocket' means anything to me, it is a tight relationship between bass & kick drum, i.e. Levon & Danko, Dunn & Jackson, etc.
by swelle
Wed Mar 19, 2008 1:25 pm
Forum: Listen to Music
Topic: If I see these words, I immediatly lose interest...
Replies: 50
Views: 10247

Transparent
Pro gear, pro attitude
by swelle
Tue Mar 18, 2008 3:37 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: When are you too old to start a band?
Replies: 66
Views: 16346

http://www.tache-off.co.uk/2006/tacheoff06/Lemmy%2520stort.jpg "WOT?!! WOT??!" I read some quote from Joe Strummer or somebody about there being a racial element to this fear - i.e. that nobody minds aging blues, soul, or jazz men of color, but somehow white guys need to stay in their 20's forever ...
by swelle
Thu Mar 06, 2008 11:12 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: ethnic instruments
Replies: 12
Views: 2274

Wow, the nyckelharpa is a lovely instrument - I have a cd by a swedish band called Vassen that use it extensively and it sounds awesome.

Scroll down to the "Keytar" keyboard sitar - I've never seen one in person but the audio sample is interesting:
http://www.melodicas.com/melodicas.htm
by swelle
Wed Mar 05, 2008 9:22 am
Forum: Tape Op Magazine
Topic: Interview Suggestion - John Reis
Replies: 10
Views: 6207

The Sultans record recorded on a broken adat with a used tape sounds rough but awesome - that's true tapeop pluck right there!