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by hollywood_steve
Mon Feb 14, 2005 7:41 pm
Forum: 5/03-2/05: General Recording
Topic: Trident VFM consoles
Replies: 5
Views: 7172

Re: Trident VFM consoles

basically, i want something to sum mix with- would it be suitable? uh, maybe... i had a fleximix, but for some reason i just never got into it. i know a load of people love them for front end- call me weird, but i just didn't. it was good for some things, but i couldn't justify keeping it for how m...
by hollywood_steve
Mon Feb 14, 2005 4:13 pm
Forum: 5/03-2/05: General Recording
Topic: Trident VFM consoles
Replies: 5
Views: 7172

Re: Trident VFM consoles

Its a very cool little board, but the channel strips are not the same as those in the 65 desks. $200 is obviously a great price....BUT, it all depends on what you mean by "it'll need work." (For comparison, I sold my 16x8x2 for $1,200 last year, and I could have sold a dozen more at that price, I wa...
by hollywood_steve
Mon Feb 14, 2005 1:59 pm
Forum: 5/03-2/05: General Recording
Topic: payback's a bitch.....
Replies: 20
Views: 9802

Re: payback's a bitch.....

You mention an article - do you have a link?


No link, it was on the front page of the Calendar section of the Sunday LA Times, 13FEB05
by hollywood_steve
Mon Feb 14, 2005 12:29 pm
Forum: 5/03-2/05: General Recording
Topic: payback's a bitch.....
Replies: 20
Views: 9802

Re: payback's a bitch.....

I wonder if their is a potential business opportunity creating custom mix tapes targetted to vanquish specific types of undesirables? I know that if someone wanted to keep me away, they'd play non-stop hair-metal from the 80s or the "how many notes can I play in one bar" guys like Vai, Malmsteen, et...
by hollywood_steve
Mon Feb 14, 2005 11:01 am
Forum: 5/03-2/05: General Recording
Topic: payback's a bitch.....
Replies: 20
Views: 9802

payback's a bitch.....

all of us old f#cks who just shake our heads when another car goes by pumping out rap at insane volume through a few thousand watts of mondo stereo power finally get our chance to get back at you snot nosed punks. Although I had heard of isolated cases before, the cover story in the LA Times yesterd...
by hollywood_steve
Mon Feb 14, 2005 10:38 am
Forum: 5/03-2/05: General Recording
Topic: The 20 Year Rule
Replies: 28
Views: 14176

Re: The 20 Year Rule

For me its not a strict rule, but I agree that I tend to view EVERY purchase as a life long committment. And that's why I refuse to buy 99% of the gear sold in places like GC or the big mail order houses. Fortunately, there are now dozens of small, high quality manufacturers building gear to true pr...
by hollywood_steve
Sat Feb 12, 2005 10:21 pm
Forum: 5/03-2/05: General Recording
Topic: travelling with gear
Replies: 13
Views: 5302

Re: travelling with gear

SAme as with the 2"; keep it in your hands, open the boxes for security and never let it out of your sight. Thats another reason to leave the rack at home; you'll need both hands to carry / protect all of that tape.
by hollywood_steve
Sat Feb 12, 2005 10:02 pm
Forum: 5/03-2/05: General Recording
Topic: HIT FACTORY NYC CALLS IT AN ERA......
Replies: 51
Views: 17840

Re: HIT FACTORY NYC CALLS IT AN ERA......

I'm just waiting for the day a few years from now when someone wants to record an orchestra and can't find any studio with a live room big enough to hold them! This whole "we can make good records in our bedrooms" attitude is fine and wonderful, but it only works with some very specific kinds of mus...
by hollywood_steve
Sat Feb 12, 2005 9:30 pm
Forum: 5/03-2/05: General Recording
Topic: travelling with gear
Replies: 13
Views: 5302

Re: travelling with gear

Do you guys have suggestions on getting this, along with 4 days' worth of clothes across the country safely? Yeah, don't do it. The 2" masters go with you in your hand. YOu open the box for security and never let them out of your hands. But WTF are you thinking about with the 1/2" blank tape? Do yo...
by hollywood_steve
Sat Feb 05, 2005 10:29 pm
Forum: 5/03-2/05: General Recording
Topic: Mics and mic set up on old jazz records
Replies: 12
Views: 2713

Re: Mics and mic set up on old jazz records

The whole condenser mic thing didn't really get started in the USA until the mid-50's or so. I have dozens of photos from the 40's and 50s that show jazz sessions where the whole band is playing into a single RCA 44 or maybe a 44 and a 77. RCA, and to a lesser extent Western/Altec, EV and Shure were...
by hollywood_steve
Fri Jan 14, 2005 12:25 pm
Forum: 5/03-2/05: General Recording
Topic: Fun with Yahoo! Yellow Pages
Replies: 13
Views: 2203

Re: Fun with Yahoo! Yellow Pages

my block has FOUR studios on it! That is just completely insane! Its a whole 'nother level out here. I have my studio in a studio "complex" (14 studios in a building the size of a supermarket) Directly across the street is another complex with another 15 or 20 studios. A one mile stretch of this st...
by hollywood_steve
Thu Jan 13, 2005 10:24 am
Forum: 5/03-2/05: General Recording
Topic: Fun with Yahoo! Yellow Pages
Replies: 13
Views: 2203

Re: Fun with Yahoo! Yellow Pages

amateurs........, try Burbank, CA. A town that recently dipped under 100,000 inhabitants. Austin would need close to 400 studios to have a similar level of "saturation"!
by hollywood_steve
Thu Jan 13, 2005 10:16 am
Forum: 5/03-2/05: General Recording
Topic: orchestra recording
Replies: 11
Views: 1474

Re: orchestra recording

be tearing down until 4AM part of the job, unfortunately and scrubbing duct tape off 1000+ feet of cable. This should NEVER happen. You need to discover "gaffer's" tape; looks a lot like duct tape, only usually in colors other than silver. Leaves ZERO residue, but costs about $15 for a 2" roll. I u...
by hollywood_steve
Thu Jan 13, 2005 10:01 am
Forum: 5/03-2/05: General Recording
Topic: a question about panning
Replies: 15
Views: 2526

a question about panning

I understand that there is no "correct" way of doing things like panning, but I am curious about how others approach this task. Lets take a jazz trio where everybody sings. We'll put the leader in the center and his two bandmates on either side. So we've got three instruments to locate and three voi...
by hollywood_steve
Wed Jan 12, 2005 2:05 pm
Forum: 5/03-2/05: General Recording
Topic: orchestra recording
Replies: 11
Views: 1474

Re: orchestra recording

Err... Wouldn't it be a bunch cheaper to use a snake? I got a completely decent 50 ft one for around $120 earlier this year. Umm.... NO! How would a snake help me when I need to send cables from my "control room" in the balcony to 4 or 5 distinctly separate locations in the facility? Remember, this...