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by 8th_note
Sun Feb 15, 2009 11:08 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Building up your own clients
Replies: 16
Views: 5225

The quote from Albini is very interesting. I've been recording for about 8 years now but because of my stage of life there's just no way that I could consider living off the income that I could generate from trying to do it as my sole source of income. Here's a few other thoughts; Sorry to be repeti...
by 8th_note
Sun Dec 07, 2008 2:29 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: questions- home/business/loan/mortgage?!?
Replies: 15
Views: 4019

Also, zillow.com is kind of a mess right now. Take the numbers you see on it with a fist-sized grain of salt. Yeah, I should have noted that the numbers are not accurate. In fact, in a perverted way Zillow does reflect the state of the real estate market in general. The Zillow value of our house dr...
by 8th_note
Sun Dec 07, 2008 1:49 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: questions- home/business/loan/mortgage?!?
Replies: 15
Views: 4019

The next problem with the cash-out for a studio build is that finnishing your basement isn't necessarily going to add value to an appraisal. In fact, basements are the worst place to do improvements. You're better off putting that money into the kitchen or a bathroom. Good input from superaction bu...
by 8th_note
Fri Jul 04, 2008 10:20 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Tuning Drums
Replies: 46
Views: 8652

Is it just a matter of making the skins tighter until it sounds basically "good", or should we tune to specific pitches? what would you suggest? I'm a firm believer in tuning to freqencies. Tune the snare and toms to the key of the song. This can take a long time but once you get it right it's amaz...
by 8th_note
Wed Jun 18, 2008 12:13 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: EP, LP, and in between
Replies: 58
Views: 7953

The real question here is what is the marketing plan for your music. I don't have any good answers but I have several questions that you should ask yourself to help make a decision. 1) How are you releasing these CDs? Do you have a label or are you going to self-release them? 2) How are you going to...
by 8th_note
Thu Jun 12, 2008 4:44 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: cheap ART wordclock
Replies: 38
Views: 6257

Yeah, I think I'd be better off focusing on a converter upgrade rather than worrying about clock. One of these days... I also have a Delta 1010. Before you spring for "better" converters as opposed to spending the money on some other part of your chain, you might try a little test. Hook up a CD pla...
by 8th_note
Fri Jun 06, 2008 10:42 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Getting your name out thier...
Replies: 18
Views: 3705

My single best promotional vehicle is a Myspace page with songs from several projects that I've done. Virtually all my work comes from referrals and when a band hears a project I've done for thier friends (usually on Myspace) they can easily find me on Myspace and they can listen to several other so...
by 8th_note
Mon May 26, 2008 8:01 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Help with possible broken EHX 12AY7
Replies: 68
Views: 9898

I think that Bush will go down about the same way a Bill Clinton goes down...a decent enough prez that made some mistakes through the course of his presidency. No way to tell for sure without trying it but I think it would probably do the trick. It won't be very much money so it's a pretty low risk...
by 8th_note
Mon May 26, 2008 11:34 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Why do people call you to record their product?
Replies: 21
Views: 3893

You left out the two most common reasons my clients call me; 1) quality of past projects, and 2) referrals by past clients. Price is definitely a consideration (I charge a modest rate by the song) but I don't have great gear, and the vibe is nothing special. I guess I'd have to say that the main thi...
by 8th_note
Mon May 26, 2008 11:17 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Help with possible broken EHX 12AY7
Replies: 68
Views: 9898

Maybe my Tascam is not really balanced. I think that this is likely your problem. That hum you hear is exactly what I experienced when I plugged the 12AY7 into an unbalanced input. If you know anyone locally who has a different type of input that they know is balanced, like a soundcard with balance...
by 8th_note
Mon May 26, 2008 10:44 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: who has seen DIG! the dandy warhols documentary?
Replies: 33
Views: 5059

I just tried to find it and I couldn't - but Anton wrote a spirited rebuttal to the way he and the band were portrayed in the film. One example was the scene where they were busted for pot. The pot actually belonged to the film maker, not the band.That was conveniently left out of the documentary. I...
by 8th_note
Sat May 24, 2008 9:52 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: who has seen DIG! the dandy warhols documentary?
Replies: 33
Views: 5059

My wife and i saw Dig in Portland on the film's opening night. There were several Dandy Warhol members at the showing (we're so hip we can hardly stand ourselves). Great movie. I agree with the comments about BJM. I know some people who are really into Anton's stuff but I just dont' get it. I do lov...
by 8th_note
Fri May 09, 2008 5:50 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Bass Amp recording???
Replies: 34
Views: 7138

can someone explain in a little more detail this whole thing about bass guitar having longer wavelengths, therefore requiring a certain amount of feet in the acoustical space? I guess I can follow that a larger space would allow a more complex set of reflections and fewer nasty room nodes and less ...
by 8th_note
Fri May 02, 2008 1:46 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: ultra high end home theater gear - what's the difference?
Replies: 10
Views: 1529

Audiophiles and recording engineers are similar in a lot of ways but they have a little different gear asthetic. The audiophile is trying to improve his listening experience to the greatest possible extent within his financial means. The sonic differences between a $4000 line level preamp and a $500...
by 8th_note
Wed Apr 30, 2008 9:49 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Dudes who record a lot of metal
Replies: 25
Views: 4477

I record quite a bit of metal and theBaldfather is right on the money. I even use an Audix D6. Here's a few more tips: I don't replace drums. It's just my dinosour nature, I guess. If you want to work with actual drum sounds here's some advise. Mic all the drums. Use a top and bottom snare mic plus ...