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by high five
Tue Jan 01, 2008 12:58 am
Forum: Listen to Music
Topic: Best of 2007
Replies: 60
Views: 16978

Nobody mentioned the Apples in Stereo's "New Magnetic Wonder"... I liked it quite a bit! Loved "Emerald City" from John Vanderslice too, especially "The Minaret"
by high five
Sun Dec 30, 2007 9:46 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Is there any decent substitute to real harpsichord?
Replies: 19
Views: 3360

It took me, uh, like, all afternoon. My piano is a Baldwin Acrosonic spinet from the 40's. Kinda cramped inside; that's what made it so difficult for me. Perhaps it would be easier on a larger upright. Also, there's a lot of measuring, trimming/slicing fabric, and crimping the "tack" attachments to...
by high five
Sat Oct 13, 2007 11:26 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Going to Japan, Need computer skills.
Replies: 40
Views: 6897

Re: seattle?

I'm originally from Lawrence, KS/ Kansas City area.. been to lincoln to play and hang out many times. Moved to seattle from lawrence 7 years ago with band. I just moved to Kansas this fall and go to school in Lawrence. It's cool to hear from familiar people on this board that have spent time here.....
by high five
Sun Oct 07, 2007 12:09 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: DAW -> Cassette Adaptor -> DAW
Replies: 9
Views: 2337

Aw man, I was kinda excited, but thanks for pointing out how those things work. That makes sense, no tape inside... I found a DIY article on how to make one and it's just a wire coil (duh).
by high five
Sun Oct 07, 2007 10:11 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: DAW -> Cassette Adaptor -> DAW
Replies: 9
Views: 2337

DAW -> Cassette Adaptor -> DAW

I've been waiting for a good deal on a nice Tascam 4-track... but in the meantime, I had an idea. Maybe I could get a cassette adaptor and a cheap tape player (probably have one already), and running a hot signal to the tape back into my DAW. I'm talking about this thing: http://images.belkin.com/F8...
by high five
Sat Sep 29, 2007 4:52 pm
Forum: Tape Op Magazine
Topic: New Tape Op/ John Frusciante
Replies: 30
Views: 19140

Damn...I knew that story was too good to be true... Well, John has definitely talked about 'demons' or the '4th dimension', and lots of other strange supernatural stuff. Check out the video 'Funky Monks', it's a documentary of the recording of Blood Sugar Sex Magik, including Rick Rubin sleeping on...
by high five
Mon Sep 24, 2007 7:26 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Guitar Center stories good and bad
Replies: 169
Views: 28495

I don't have any stories, but all the little annoying things really add up. Like when I pointed to the cheapest guitar wall-mounts behind the counter, the guy quietly grabs the ones that cost $10 more. I told him "those aren't the right ones... it's the $x ones". Instead of acknowledging his "mistak...
by high five
Wed Sep 19, 2007 11:29 pm
Forum: Listen to Music
Topic: Questions on non-digital/acoustic songwriting methods!
Replies: 7
Views: 1451

1) When you sit down with your chosen instrument with the intention of composing or experimenting, what normally happens? Do you start by playing particular/familiar chords, melodies? How do you try to access your creative instinct? Like BlueMoonshine, I think I get better results when I'm not tryi...
by high five
Mon Sep 17, 2007 9:29 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Hard Drives...Warnings/Recommendations?
Replies: 28
Views: 4719

My experience has been very bad with internal WD drives, they seem to die young and are noisy. I've had good luck with Seagate and Maxtor. I'm very happy with my external 300GB Seagate drive. It spins down on its own after about 5 min. Slightly annoying when you're waiting for it to wake up again, b...
by high five
Wed Aug 08, 2007 7:39 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Elliot Smith - One Mic?
Replies: 17
Views: 5766

I think someone asked about that performance before and (TapeOp) Larry said it's a Langevin or Manley. Try searching TapeOpLarry's posts to be certain. I have done a some recording with a cheap mic (MXL990) near that position before I knew anything about mic placement and it came out nicely.
by high five
Thu Jun 28, 2007 7:19 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Keyed-Input & Side-Chaining - Creative Uses Anyone?
Replies: 15
Views: 3450

I'm glad this thread came up. I don't have a side chain compressor, but am shopping for a cheap one (RNC probably, haven't checked if the popular Symetrix or dbx have this feature). I understand the sidechain input 'controls' the compressor, but when using it, how do the threshold/attack/release con...
by high five
Thu Jun 28, 2007 3:48 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Portable Headphone-like stereo mics
Replies: 2
Views: 801

Re: Portable Headphone-like stereo mics

I know the feeling and hate walking around with cameras or microphones when I'm out in public. Check this out: http://members.nuvox.net/%7Ebob/my-mics.pdf
by high five
Tue Jun 26, 2007 9:04 am
Forum: Listen to Music
Topic: Bands that make you strangely angry
Replies: 200
Views: 37311

Sorry for dragging this thread on, but it really took me a long time to come up with something that actually made me angry (and didn't just suck). Well, after listening to the Oldies station last week I immediately knew which two bands I really hate: CCR and Steely Dan. CCR, because I hate that guy'...
by high five
Thu May 31, 2007 2:17 pm
Forum: Listen to Music
Topic: another "are my ears are @#&$ed" thread
Replies: 6
Views: 1624

I'm not sure if driving up and down mountains is any different (maybe the descent in a plane happens faster, it that matters?). But I think you can really damage your ears from flying. Like JASIII I've tried all sorts of crap to stop the awful pain of landing, but my ears just won't equalize. It's b...
by high five
Mon May 28, 2007 11:43 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Logic 7 : disk is too slow or system overload
Replies: 6
Views: 2510

Most external hard drives go to sleep after a short period of inactivity. That might be your problem, but I've found that only seems to cause a problem on playback. Try to pay attention to the sounds your drive is making, you'll hear when it goes to sleep ("click, ssshhhh") and when it spins back up...