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by stevebozz
Tue Sep 01, 2009 11:15 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: No current off-the-shelf PC laptop w/working DAW firewire?!?
Replies: 43
Views: 13323

does anyone know why laptops seem to universally pack 4-pin firewire connectors versus the 6-pin? I always figured it was a 'power-saving' thing, but I figure most people operate with their laptops plugged in, anyway. that is really interesting to read about the format/connector wars. I do, however,...
by stevebozz
Tue Apr 14, 2009 12:58 pm
Forum: People/Places/Things
Topic: Hello PORTLAND. Help me!
Replies: 22
Views: 3443

after living in Philly & New York, Portland is one of the safest cities I've ever been in. You'll be fine almost anywhere, you'll probably like NE, SE or North Portland for you and your family. It's easy to get around, get a nice place (with a yard!?) and have your own space.

Good luck!
by stevebozz
Sat Mar 29, 2008 12:25 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Cabin writing/recording space in the USA
Replies: 17
Views: 3689

thanks for the feedback and for folks sounding in with their experiences. I am hot on track here chasing leads on medium-sized, secluded cabins, chalets (what the heck is a chalet anyway?) and vacation rentals in central PA. I'm still a bit unsettled about the possibility of things not going well re...
by stevebozz
Mon Mar 24, 2008 11:55 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Cabin writing/recording space in the USA
Replies: 17
Views: 3689

this is all very cool. we want to do this in mid-May. This is the off season in PA (for skiiing), so we are hoping this might be a good time. I am stuck with logistical issues. 1. How to find a good spot outside of Philadelphia ? 2. How to manage expectations with the owners so they don't think deat...
by stevebozz
Wed Mar 19, 2008 8:36 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Cabin writing/recording space in the USA
Replies: 17
Views: 3689

Recording in a Cabin!!

I want to bring this up again. Has anyone pulled off booking a cabin (for those of us who have no buds with cabins) and recorded in it? Is this something to disclose with a landlord or is it best to lay low about it? I'd imagine if it's secluded enough, it wouldn't be a problem. Curious to hear of f...
by stevebozz
Sat Mar 08, 2008 1:26 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: taming a loud section
Replies: 12
Views: 1767

i like the idea of mixing down to tape. awesome point about the digital harshness killing the vibe, i didn't think about that.

keeping as is..

thinking about mixing down to cassette actually, rather than mess with reels.
by stevebozz
Mon Feb 11, 2008 7:01 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: taming a loud section
Replies: 12
Views: 1767

thanks for the input.. I think that's all I needed to hear. I guess in the back of my head I'm expecting to put out a really strong beautiful mix.. the loud part makes me cringe, but you're right, it was part of the vibe and hell it's unique and gets your attention. I'm putting the compressors away!...
by stevebozz
Mon Feb 11, 2008 1:08 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: taming a loud section
Replies: 12
Views: 1767

it is indeed a performance issue, she is a new performer so coaching around the dynamics is in order, and we worked a bit on it during the session. for this CD it will work, and she will improve for the future.. so it's time to be save-the-day engineer at this stage.

good idea about the panning!
by stevebozz
Mon Feb 11, 2008 11:50 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: taming a loud section
Replies: 12
Views: 1767

taming a loud section

I realize some of this might be recording 101,use compression and limiting, etc. etc. but curious what folks do when they have a very loud part of a mix that is overwhelmingly loud. in my latest battle, we recorded a woman playing yuke and singing with 2 room mics, and two mics about 1-3 ft away fro...
by stevebozz
Mon Aug 13, 2007 3:54 pm
Forum: People/Places/Things
Topic: Need UPC code
Replies: 1
Views: 672

Need UPC code

Looks like you can either have your own GS1 membership (which costs $$, right?) or you get one from a company already with a GS1. Does it make sense to get a GS1? I don't intend on putting out more than a handful of CD's in the next few years myself. anyone hooking up UPC codes on the cheap who have...
by stevebozz
Sun Aug 05, 2007 7:26 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Recording Using Mac/Windows Parallel - recognizing firepod
Replies: 4
Views: 1451

so is it not possible to use a firepod with logic 5 on a macbook?
by stevebozz
Sun Jul 15, 2007 6:35 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Thrift Store Tube Half Stack.......WhooooooHoooooooo!!!!
Replies: 18
Views: 3729

can't wait to see pics and hear clips!
by stevebozz
Sun Jul 15, 2007 6:28 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: How to properly mic a guitar speaker?
Replies: 19
Views: 4119

I haven't had much luck getting a good guitar sound, especially distorted guitar, by placing a mic as close as possible to the speaker. If I have anything close to a 'it tends to work here' spot, it's about 1 - 3 feet away from the amp. Sometimes folks look at me strangely when I do this, but tend t...
by stevebozz
Wed Jun 20, 2007 10:29 am
Forum: People/Places/Things
Topic: Philly area Microphone repair?
Replies: 0
Views: 728

Philly area Microphone repair?

Anyone know where I could send a mic or two for most likely some basic resoldering/grounding work?

thanks
by stevebozz
Wed Jun 20, 2007 6:58 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: how to record a band live
Replies: 10
Views: 1668

Room mics can be cool, if you have the space for them. If you're going 2-track and can mix live, then throw up a stereo pair, along with whatever you can pull from the board. do you mic the amps and drums into the live mix regularly? get some good isolation headphones to get a good idea of what's go...