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by IDQ
Thu Feb 01, 2018 8:59 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Isolation with a drop ceiling: fantasy or reality
Replies: 17
Views: 3108

Re: Isolation with a drop ceiling: fantasy or reality

OK guys, that was super fun, but can I have my thread back? I am kidding of course - Dante's question was a logical extension of my own and gave me some ideas. I wish I had a professional close by to walk through this with, but there's nobody I know of. This might sound REALLY dumb, but is there suc...
by IDQ
Fri Jan 26, 2018 8:56 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Isolation with a drop ceiling: fantasy or reality
Replies: 17
Views: 3108

Isolation with a drop ceiling: fantasy or reality

Hey everyone - thanks in advance for taking interest. I'm having a contractor finish half of my basement in an older home (1940ish with a later addition) to become my recording studio. I'm not a professional, and I mostly make music by myself or with a friend. I've never recorded in a situation any ...
by IDQ
Fri Mar 13, 2015 9:17 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: What Are You Working On This Week March 9-13
Replies: 13
Views: 3401

Mostly I'm filling out extremely repetitive paperwork for my new job. It sucks! But, I'm hoping to carve out a few hours to work on vocals for the first song I've written in about 2 years. What will also be kinda fun is that a guy I "met" in an online class is going to record live drums for it (I of...
by IDQ
Thu Mar 12, 2015 7:45 am
Forum: Tape Op Message Board (TOMB)
Topic: Has TOMB been really slow lately?
Replies: 5
Views: 4299

Yeah, it seems slower ever since the site went to all analog. The warmth is totally worth it though.
by IDQ
Tue Mar 10, 2015 11:43 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Field Recording Mic Recommendations?
Replies: 19
Views: 4236

I have no experience with field recordings, but since a couple people mentioned omnis, the Naiant omnis are mostly well-liked around here and they're cheap.
by IDQ
Fri Feb 13, 2015 7:58 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Headphone out to line in (iPhone)
Replies: 7
Views: 2818

This got me thinking about my own recent issues with this. First, to vent a little: Are we all pissed off that Apple makes it prohibitively expensive and a huge hassle to license/sell anything that bypasses the D/A converter and accesses the digital stream via lightning cable? Quality D/A or shitty ...
by IDQ
Wed Feb 11, 2015 11:30 am
Forum: Listen to Music
Topic: First mix from The Studio @ Space Acres
Replies: 2
Views: 1295

Cool track. I don't love the vocal style, but that is probably just personal preference. The instrumentation is interesting, pretty tightly performed, and nicely recorded. The one thing that felt most "off" to me was that the guitars have a really nice sense of space while the bass, kick, and snare ...
by IDQ
Wed Feb 11, 2015 11:18 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: New active studio monitors
Replies: 6
Views: 1801

Where are you located? If you have a good pro audio shop around, there is no substitute for going and listening, especially if the shop has someone knowledgeable (ie not Guitar Center - although if they're all you've got, it's still valuable to listen to the monitors, if you can ignore the employees...
by IDQ
Tue Feb 10, 2015 7:48 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: What's yer fave guitar amp to record?
Replies: 23
Views: 6359

Take my response with a grain of salt, because I've never had access to the huge number of high-end/vintage/boutique amps that a lot of the pros here have. That said, a friend of mine had a Hot Rod Deville (4x10 - there's also a 2x12 version), and regardless of how I mic'd it, it always sounded grea...
by IDQ
Fri Feb 06, 2015 9:31 am
Forum: Tape Op Magazine
Topic: Bring Back the AAA DDD standard -or- Vinyl is the new MP3
Replies: 17
Views: 11409

"I enjoy vinyl even when it comes from digital masters. There's something to be said for the experience of putting a platter on a turntable. There is a psychological effect that it has. For me, flipping the sides, interacting with it like that in some ways makes me more attentive to the music, almo...
by IDQ
Fri Feb 06, 2015 9:30 am
Forum: Tape Op Magazine
Topic: Bring Back the AAA DDD standard -or- Vinyl is the new MP3
Replies: 17
Views: 11409

"I enjoy vinyl even when it comes from digital masters. There's something to be said for the experience of putting a platter on a turntable. There is a psychological effect that it has. For me, flipping the sides, interacting with it like that in some ways makes me more attentive to the music, almo...
by IDQ
Wed Feb 04, 2015 1:48 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Mixing/recording efficiency in DAW
Replies: 13
Views: 3572

Mixing/recording efficiency in DAW

Hey all. I'm a hobbyist who records at home, and I recognize that this is sorta a vague/general topic, but I'm hoping it may generate ideas or discussion from people with a lot more experience. I write my own stuff, and record and mix pretty much all in the box, with exception of a few outboard rack...
by IDQ
Tue Feb 03, 2015 12:05 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Odd Vocal Recording Techniques
Replies: 48
Views: 14040

As soon as I saw the "put shit up your nose" comment, I was going to make a David Bowie* crack, but someone obviously beat me to it with the Fleetwood Mac version. *If you attempt this technique for Bowie-esque effect, it is best to have a vintage Brian Eno (I think available on Amazon?) on hand to ...
by IDQ
Thu Jan 15, 2015 12:04 pm
Forum: Listen to Music
Topic: Unique Sounding Albums / Albums With Cool Sound Design?
Replies: 16
Views: 7340

The Knife - Silent Shout : always had a very unique sound to me that still leaves me wondering how exactly they achieved it. Radiohead - Kid A : I think a lot of folks believe the acclaim for this album was overblown. It was not ground-breaking for what it did from an electronic music standpoint, no...
by IDQ
Mon Jul 07, 2014 2:58 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Inexpensive Nearfield Monitors - $400 or so
Replies: 12
Views: 2590

Equator D5 seconded.