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by surf's up
Thu Nov 04, 2010 5:25 pm
Forum: Buy/Sell/Trade
Topic: FA: Digi 002 Rack With BLA Tweak Mod
Replies: 0
Views: 473

FA: Digi 002 Rack With BLA Tweak Mod

Selling my 002, with the tweak head upgrade from Black Lion Audio.
Starts at 99 cents and no reserve!

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... 0659320521
by surf's up
Mon Sep 20, 2010 3:13 pm
Forum: Buy/Sell/Trade
Topic: FS: RealTrap MiniTraps and other acoustic materials -(DFW)
Replies: 0
Views: 429

FS: RealTrap MiniTraps and other acoustic materials -(DFW)

I have 6 MiniTraps in good condition for sale. Im asking $100 apiece for them, but if you want them all, I can offer some kind of a bulk discount. These are for local pick-up only, from my house in Fort Worth. I also have some 2 X 4 panels of Owens Corning 703, many of which have the FRK shiny surfa...
by surf's up
Thu Sep 17, 2009 9:09 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Doubled Vocals
Replies: 37
Views: 7241

Really working out the phrasings is important. Even a change in emphasis in one syllable or an early crescendo can lessen the effect of the double. So go over each section of the song and decide exactly how you want to sing it and practice it that way. Once you have it recorded, play around with the...
by surf's up
Thu Sep 17, 2009 8:50 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Some general ramblings about aesthetics and late 60s pop
Replies: 62
Views: 13020

donny wrote:cool, fair enough ... i myself AM after the drum sound from "bus stop"! ha
me too! let me know how you got it, when you get it 8)
by surf's up
Thu Sep 17, 2009 8:49 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Some general ramblings about aesthetics and late 60s pop
Replies: 62
Views: 13020

Sorry. I didn't read the full thread before posting that last one. So, yes, #1 - The Wrecking Crew is a huge part of that west coast 60's sound. Those guys were some of the best players of their time and they played together every day for 10 years or more. You cannot under-estimate the players. #2 ...
by surf's up
Wed Sep 09, 2009 4:31 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: (Another) fun article about Bruce Springsteen's Nebraska
Replies: 6
Views: 1900

love that record. anytime you can fit the 'sound' of a record so well to the music, youve got the recipe for a potential masterpiece.
by surf's up
Tue Sep 08, 2009 8:59 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Weird/Makeshift Percussion Sounds
Replies: 36
Views: 10832

Weird/Makeshift Percussion Sounds

What are some of the unusual percussion sounds you've been able to get with ordinary objects or instruments used in unorthodox ways? It can be either things you've "invented" yourself or clever techniques reputed to have been used on recordings you like. What were the results? I recently tried the t...
by surf's up
Tue Sep 01, 2009 2:23 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Some general ramblings about aesthetics and late 60s pop
Replies: 62
Views: 13020

yeah, it's not the most consistent science. ive made foams before that give me the right sound for two strings and not enough dampening for the other two. im also not a very good bassist, so theres probably some technique issues making it tough for me to generate that carol kaye tone.
by surf's up
Tue Sep 01, 2009 2:08 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Some general ramblings about aesthetics and late 60s pop
Replies: 62
Views: 13020

regarding bass tones, have you ever tried the piece of foam underneath the bridge trick? ive had mixed results with it but occasionally its yielded something nice. also some of my best bass tones, along that vein, have come from running it through a miced guitar amp :evil:
by surf's up
Tue Sep 01, 2009 2:02 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Some general ramblings about aesthetics and late 60s pop
Replies: 62
Views: 13020

I agree that those are different skills, and the latter skill probably isn't abundant as it once was, but I think that exists as a separate reality that doesn't really explain why things sound differently now. I think we should just go ahead and establish that good musicianship and good material is...
by surf's up
Tue Sep 01, 2009 1:48 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Some general ramblings about aesthetics and late 60s pop
Replies: 62
Views: 13020

interesting thread! i'm curious to see what tricks come out of this - as i'm also about to start recording a record with late 60s pop production in mind. people consistently mention that live takes / bleed is important to the sound. sonically (ignore the amount of compression / limiting) do you thi...
by surf's up
Tue Sep 01, 2009 1:33 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Some general ramblings about aesthetics and late 60s pop
Replies: 62
Views: 13020

There are plenty of really amazing musicians playing today using well-built, well-tuned instruments making records that are diametrically opposite to stuff from the 60s. of course there are lots of great players these days - but they are not gathering 20 of them at a time to perform at together onc...
by surf's up
Tue Sep 01, 2009 1:01 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: The best recording site i've seen all week.
Replies: 50
Views: 8464

Neumann U87 Vocal Mic ($3000)

well i'm sold!
by surf's up
Tue Sep 01, 2009 12:58 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Some general ramblings about aesthetics and late 60s pop
Replies: 62
Views: 13020

To me the main ingredient that's missing today is that those motherfuckers could play! I'm talking single takes where 12 people would nail it with precision AND feeling. They could play individually and, more importantly together in a way that I think is almost completely lost in today's world. Act...
by surf's up
Tue Sep 01, 2009 8:12 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Some general ramblings about aesthetics and late 60s pop
Replies: 62
Views: 13020

Another difference I forgot to mention but that Ive definitely noticed is frequency range. Older stuff almost always contains a more condensed frequency range than modern recordings. This is probably another thing that probably would have been considered a limitation at one point, one that technolog...