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by Gabe
Sun Aug 26, 2007 2:32 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: record to tape then mix on computer; what are the pitfalls?
Replies: 17
Views: 3200

I recently did a session where we tracked drums and guitar on my Teac 80-8 machine then dumped to pro tools. I then recorded the piano, bass, and vocals over top. Here is my big warning: for one song we didn't have guitars done but needed to track piano. So i figured why not just bounce drums to dig...
by Gabe
Wed Jul 04, 2007 1:33 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: My first tape machine... now what??
Replies: 3
Views: 1231

My first tape machine... now what??

Hey everyone, i've been recording for a few years mostly in the digital realm (most recently with m-audio's projectmix) but for some reason i really felt like i needed to discover my roots and figure out how to record in analog. after some research and finding a good deal, i picked up a Teac 80-8 wi...
by Gabe
Mon Jun 18, 2007 8:40 pm
Forum: 2002-2007 TapeOpCon
Topic: Ryan Hewitt
Replies: 8
Views: 10712

i thought Ryan's mix sounded incredible! he is extremely talented and seems like a really cool guy. I read that the way RHCP and Rick Rubin decided who would engineer the album was that they chose four people to mix the same three songs, then did a blind listening test and chose which recordings the...
by Gabe
Sun Jun 03, 2007 9:27 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: What things have you learned recently?
Replies: 183
Views: 54644

drumsound wrote:
Read this and part 2. Even -18DBFS in 24-bit digital is better resolution that 16-bit at 0DBFS.
Hey Tony thanks a lot for clearing that up, i really appreciate it. This is the most recent thing i've learned about recording! :D
by Gabe
Sun Jun 03, 2007 8:58 pm
Forum: Tape Op Magazine
Topic: Stores That Carry Tape Op Magazine?
Replies: 49
Views: 50811

Main Drag Music on South 1st and Wythe in Brooklyn usually has it sitting on the table in front of the couch. The guys there are really nice and will help you with anything, great little spot.
by Gabe
Sun Jun 03, 2007 8:51 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Mastering Question: Moving PQ codes to work in the negatives
Replies: 8
Views: 1651

Mastering Question: Moving PQ codes to work in the negatives

Hey everyone, You know how on certain cd's (that you buy) some audio info plays in between tracks, for instance it isn't a part of track 2 or of track 3 but rather in that negative space before track 3 starts. i heard that moving around the PQ codes is the way to achieve this because you have audio ...
by Gabe
Sun Jun 03, 2007 8:39 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: What things have you learned recently?
Replies: 183
Views: 54644

Re: What things have you learned recently?

how does recording a quieter signal open up a recording? By not adding excess harmonic distortion. Hey tony thanks for the quick answer... i'm still kind of confused though. So even before the channel clips, there are still amounts of inherent harmonic distortion that are brought out when hot signa...
by Gabe
Sun Jun 03, 2007 8:05 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: What things have you learned recently?
Replies: 183
Views: 54644

Re: What things have you learned recently?

1. I've learned more about proper gain structure, to try and record to digital at around -18dBFS. I already understood this to a certain extent, but I would be tempted and be recording closer to -10dBFS or maybe even a little higher. It's amazing how much this simple thing has opened up my recordin...
by Gabe
Mon Feb 26, 2007 1:34 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Tuning drums to notes
Replies: 48
Views: 6695

No bottom head??? Thats like telling a piano player "oh yeah all those black keys... you can't hit those" or sax player "just don't hit those buttons near the bottom." The bottom head accentuates the drums resonance, hence RESONANT HEAD. And what is everyone saying that drums don't sustain long enou...
by Gabe
Fri Feb 16, 2007 9:02 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: How do you deal with phase issues?
Replies: 24
Views: 4196

All of the above suggestions are fantastic and i have used them over the years to get things in phase... but not anymore. If you have ever used more than two mics on anything you have get the Little Labs IBP (in-between phase). With this thing you merely set up the two mics you want to use and get e...
by Gabe
Sat Feb 10, 2007 5:42 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Limited edition AKG C414 LTD... thoughts?
Replies: 2
Views: 752

Limited edition AKG C414 LTD... thoughts?

This seems like a ploy to make some extra cash but i was wondering if anyone has used it yet and has heard a difference between this and the XL2. Oh and while we are on it someone give me a run down of how the ULS, XLS, and XL2 are different? How have you guys used your 414's - the "workhorse" micro...
by Gabe
Wed Dec 06, 2006 9:08 pm
Forum: Tape Op Magazine
Topic: The new issue of Tape Op
Replies: 13
Views: 4518

haven't received mine quite yet but i heard there is a review of a modified oktava? true/false? i'm looking forward to getting this issue, a lot of great features.
by Gabe
Mon Nov 27, 2006 4:25 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: The Mics of Presto
Replies: 3
Views: 1100

What will happen to the old space Presto! used to reside?

Oh, and Ian, will you be sticking around the studio after the move or are you moving on as well?
by Gabe
Mon Nov 27, 2006 1:23 pm
Forum: Tape Op Magazine
Topic: Who would you like to see Tape Op interview
Replies: 120
Views: 36548

Chris Walla interviewed, looking back on his early years and his current obsession with RADAR. Jenny Lewis interview with insights on her influences during the Rilo years and what is on the horizon with The Postal Service and her new album. Blake Sennett from The Elected discussing his years in Ril...
by Gabe
Mon Nov 27, 2006 1:05 pm
Forum: Tape Op Magazine
Topic: Tape Op Book Vol II
Replies: 3
Views: 2374

I also saw the ad and am equally curious when Volume Deux will be available. Is it already for sale? i couldn't seem to find it on the tape op web-shop.

Keep us posted!