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by tjcasey1
Fri Dec 11, 2015 12:18 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Teac A-3440 Advice
Replies: 5
Views: 1246

The erase head erases the old signal before you record the new signal with the record head. So if it's blank tape and you're not going to overdub (or even rewind and re-record a new take), you don't need it. But otherwise, the record head will just add more sound onto a track on top of what's alread...
by tjcasey1
Fri Oct 16, 2015 7:13 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Suggestions for panning stereo tracks
Replies: 6
Views: 2262

In Digital Performer, it's a plug-in called "Trim", which is nothing more than level and balance (if it's a stereo track). When I started using DP, I thought "What a stupid plug-in! I want reverbs! Delays! Flangers!". But wow, does that plug-in come in handy, especially when mono-ing a stereo track.
by tjcasey1
Fri Oct 16, 2015 7:09 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Save Often!
Replies: 10
Views: 3281

My buddy keeps telling me to hit "save" every time he does something. I wish I could remember to do that when he's not around..... I am amazed at myself, though, when a crash loses the last twenty minutes of stuff I was tweaking - I'm getting pretty good at re-opening the project and re-doing each t...
by tjcasey1
Mon Sep 28, 2015 3:11 pm
Forum: Tape Op Magazine
Topic: Issue 109
Replies: 6
Views: 4875

That Johns interview was an embarrassment of riches..... thanks, TapeOp and Larry!
by tjcasey1
Thu Sep 17, 2015 1:15 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Where to get licenses without all the processing fees?
Replies: 3
Views: 1508

That site looks legit to me. I think they realized there's a bit of money to be made procuring licenses and decided to do it cheaply to see if they can make it up in volume. The Harry Fox site, being what seemed like the only game in town, kept it's pricing in the pre-digital era. I can see a $16 pr...
by tjcasey1
Sun Sep 06, 2015 5:32 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Long weekend, back your s up!
Replies: 3
Views: 1591

Anyone who doesn't back up their stuff to at least two different hard drives is a fool. A fool like myself, until it happened to me once - I lost everything. It'll never happen again, though! Your hard drive will fail eventually. Could be today, could be next year. But it will fail, and you'll eithe...
by tjcasey1
Sat Aug 15, 2015 6:47 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: DAW's Suited For Sound to Picture and Film Post
Replies: 14
Views: 4523

Thank you guys for all your input. The work that I am starting to do is more foley, dialog, sound effects, editing, etc. rather than music. I do know most commercial releases are done on PT, but going the PT route feels like I'll be selling my soul to Satan. I betcha you'll do fine with any DAW. A ...
by tjcasey1
Thu Jul 30, 2015 11:22 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Ozone file help
Replies: 3
Views: 1471

If you're using a DAW, use Ozone as an insert effect on the master buss. Then when you change the mix, your new mixdown will have the same Ozone settings on it as the old one. Don't do a stereo mixdown and then apply Ozone outside the DAW - that's too many steps. If you do work this way (as I do), s...
by tjcasey1
Thu Jul 30, 2015 3:32 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: DAW's Suited For Sound to Picture and Film Post
Replies: 14
Views: 4523

Digital Performer is used a lot by audio/video people. I've been using it for years. If your DAW can open a movie and stay in sync with it, and if your DAW offers different frame rates, then you're good to go. There may be other perks in a particular DAW that you may or may not find helpful, but tha...
by tjcasey1
Sun Jul 19, 2015 6:22 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Most preferred headphones for mixing/mastering?
Replies: 14
Views: 3087

I broke down and got a demo pair of the Oppo Planar PM-2 headphones when Music Direct had a 20% off sale, so the price was sweet. Here's an Oppo link to the phones: http://oppodigital.com/headphones-pm-2/ I had used Oppo disc players for years and had a lot of respect for the company. I've had to mi...
by tjcasey1
Fri Jun 26, 2015 6:38 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: I need to transfer 1/2" 8-track tape to DAW; anyone kno
Replies: 7
Views: 2070

All set. Thanks for the replies!
by tjcasey1
Mon Jun 22, 2015 2:20 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Revox A77 vs. Otari MTR 12
Replies: 9
Views: 1864

I have to admit a Revox A77 is a beautiful thing to behold.

I used to work at Northeastern University in the media lab. We had about 24 of them. I wish I had a picture of the wall where they were installed in racks - I think it was four high and six wide - it was enough to make one drool....
by tjcasey1
Sun Jun 21, 2015 5:51 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Revox A77 vs. Otari MTR 12
Replies: 9
Views: 1864

sorry to hijack the thread but do you guys ever use your 2 tracks as tape echoes? I have a otari 5050 that i'd like to try this on... We used to do that back in the eighties when playing in bars because we didn't have any other delay. It worked great - until the reel ran out, usually in the middle ...
by tjcasey1
Mon Jun 08, 2015 3:52 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: I need to transfer 1/2" 8-track tape to DAW; anyone kno
Replies: 7
Views: 2070

ott0bot wrote:I don't know anyone is Boston, but I know a couple in Arizona.

...paging morespaceecho...
Arizona is dry... that'd be good for the tapes... morespaceecho? You're our only hope!
by tjcasey1
Mon Jun 08, 2015 10:48 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: I need to transfer 1/2" 8-track tape to DAW; anyone kno
Replies: 7
Views: 2070

I need to transfer 1/2" 8-track tape to DAW; anyone kno

...someone who does this? I'm having a hard time with Google - type in "8-track" anything and suddenly you're back in the early seventies. I looked through the TapeOp ads but couldn't find anything. I want to transfer an album's multitracks to 24-bit WAVs so I can remix it. I'm in Boston, so if I co...