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by lyman
Thu Oct 18, 2018 6:16 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Old Colony Mastering build recap
Replies: 37
Views: 4381

Re: Old Colony Mastering build recap

Congrats on getting your on place, mse! Impressive build-out you did too. Fingers crossed on keeping the flood waters at bay. May you have great success in the new office!
by lyman
Sun Jul 08, 2018 10:32 am
Forum: Listen to Music
Topic: New album; ambient soundscape etc.
Replies: 4
Views: 777

Re: New album; ambient soundscape etc.

Thank you for listening, Scott! My video producer friend happened to ask me the other day if I had any instrumental music he might use for inspiration. I think this stuff is crying out for visuals. I hope all is well with you in Southie.
by lyman
Fri Feb 16, 2018 5:03 am
Forum: Listen to Music
Topic: New album; ambient soundscape etc.
Replies: 4
Views: 777

New album; ambient soundscape etc.

Hi. Just wanted to share a link to something I recently released. It is somewhat conceptual, minimalistic, dreamlike...performed solely on guitar, lots of loops, and was recorded across several different media including cassette 4 track. Fans of Bill Laswell, Fripp, Eno, and the like might be intere...
by lyman
Fri Oct 13, 2017 7:38 am
Forum: People/Places/Things
Topic: New Music/Audio Interview on The Vinyl Guide
Replies: 3
Views: 968

Re: New Music/Audio Interview on The Vinyl Guide

Gregg Juke wrote:
Wed Sep 06, 2017 12:27 pm
It's not really a "watch' thing, guys, it's a "listen" thing.
I prefer to look at the waveform rather than listen. Just like when I mix! :^:
by lyman
Fri Oct 13, 2017 7:30 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Mixing Tutorials and "Smart" EQ's
Replies: 5
Views: 750

Re: Mixing Tutorials and "Smart" EQ's

Any recommendations on good mixing tutorials?

I really like Dave Pensado's videos on mixing. There are tons at his website, pensadosplace.tv (I'm not affiliated).
by lyman
Sat Jul 08, 2017 9:25 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Loudness confusion
Replies: 14
Views: 1937

forget meters. don't look at waveforms. use your ears. perceived loudness has more to do with mix balance/quality and eq than compression/limiting. Good advice. I realized this recently when I was listening to some stuff I recorded a while back and although the levels weren't all that hot, I found ...
by lyman
Sun Jul 10, 2016 11:52 am
Forum: Listen to Music
Topic: Boxes
Replies: 1
Views: 845

Boxes

New track. Reggae-ish alt/indie/whatevs.

http://jonathanhall.bandcamp.com/track/boxes

#JamoftheSummer
by lyman
Mon Feb 01, 2016 7:01 am
Forum: Listen to Music
Topic: Racer X debut: an '80's metal album tribute..there I said it
Replies: 5
Views: 1931

Oh man, that's a blast from the past. My brother was way into racer x/paul gilbert. I remember he even bought a racer x (not the band but the character from the speed racer cartoon) t-shirt! He was into to a lot of the other shred guys from that era...shawn lane, satriani, yngwie, via. He started pl...
by lyman
Fri Jan 22, 2016 4:07 pm
Forum: People/Places/Things
Topic: F@ckin New York
Replies: 26
Views: 6703

Smitty wrote:
A.David.MacKinnon wrote: If the deal included free national health care and fewer guns I'd be all over it.
We can probably get you free guns, but that's the best compromise we can offer at the moment.
lol

The Tape Op Messageboard: you'll come for the gear talk, but stay for the witty banter!
by lyman
Fri Jan 15, 2016 11:07 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: chord organ
Replies: 15
Views: 4421

Years ago, probably right after college because I was living at my parent's place, I was driving to my friend's house and passed an organ on the curb that somebody was getting rid of. I'm psyched so I go back home, borrow the station wagon, and grab the thing. It worked for the most part but there w...
by lyman
Tue Jan 12, 2016 10:25 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: creating space but not necessarily separation in the mix
Replies: 15
Views: 4702

I think depth of field - where elements of the mix seem to sit in terms of near and far - is a big part of what we're talking about. Left/right is one axis, and near/far would be another. If you want less separation, you might shoot for giving the tracks a unified point in the mix in terms of depth....
by lyman
Wed Jan 06, 2016 9:33 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Recording Bass
Replies: 18
Views: 8446

vvv wrote: The dbx163x (overeasy always on) is also usable as a compressor, or pre/compressor, and was my choice for years.
+1. Those little boxes are pretty cool. I like it on guitar too.
by lyman
Sun Dec 27, 2015 8:22 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Lo-fi Mics, Crazy Mics, Carbon Mics - What do you love?
Replies: 33
Views: 5808

https://www.gearslutz.com/board/attachments/so-much-gear-so-little-time/193930d1285113786-mind-blowing-rare-mic-under-grand-mic.jpg I have one of these guys - they came with the 1/4" reel to reel tape recorders that were used in a lot of schools/colleges in the 60's. Great lofi sound! They need a l...
by lyman
Mon Oct 05, 2015 10:54 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Mix Objectivity / revisions
Replies: 35
Views: 6468

Re: Mix Objectivity / revisions

. On this project we pushing like 7-12 mixes of every song. That's a lot more and that means a lot more time and $. ... Also I am also trying to find ways to encourage them to take listening breaks for a few days for the sake of objectivity without being condescending because many artists will list...
by lyman
Tue Aug 18, 2015 8:23 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Cover band hell
Replies: 22
Views: 6463

I like that analysis, gonna callit, "The Garges 2 outta 3". 8) It's a good set of guidelines for sure. Another, and I'm veering away from the OP's topic a bit, is the Good, Fast, Cheap triumvirate. You can only pick two, and you're not going to get the third option. Let's say you have a project, do...