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by Gentleman Jim
Tue Jan 15, 2013 6:02 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Dislike of HFR film/HD TV corresponds to vinyl preference??
Replies: 15
Views: 3726

I seriously thought I was the only one who felt this way about HD tv's. Which is weird, because I'm not a vinyl guy. Heck, I have very few problems with mp3's if they're 160 kbps or higher. But most of my listening is in less-than-ideal settings; if I was sitting in a control room listening to 2" ta...
by Gentleman Jim
Tue Jan 15, 2013 5:43 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Noise Reduction Plug in for ProTools?
Replies: 9
Views: 2431

Don't buy the $99 version of SoundSoap, even if you can find it used for $5. I made that mistake once, and I found it almost completely useless. I say "almost" because there's always that small chance that one day I'm going to want to make something sound like a cheap cassette that was dredged from ...
by Gentleman Jim
Mon Oct 22, 2012 11:08 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Give me a reality-check on a live PA gig...
Replies: 18
Views: 5340

I wouldn't read too much into not hearing back in a few days. There's a possibility that he's shopping around, and why wouldn't he? If you were the first call, it only makes sense to make sure your price is correct. There's also the possibility that there is somebody else in the organization who nee...
by Gentleman Jim
Sat Oct 13, 2012 11:45 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Is offering to work for free treading on pro's toes?
Replies: 24
Views: 7867

Heed every single bit of advice you've received here. You show me somebody who agreed to do some work for free "to build their chops," and I'll show you somebody who's later annoyed by the expectations the non-paying client has. If you really can't get past the idea of doing something for free, at l...
by Gentleman Jim
Sat May 05, 2012 8:22 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Arranging the band on stage...
Replies: 6
Views: 1997

It's a coincidence that this question should be asked, as I've been filling in for a friend who mixes three church services every weekend. While I've mixed gospel/worship in a larger setting before, the experience of working on their home turf is a little different. I agree with pretty much everythi...
by Gentleman Jim
Sat Apr 21, 2012 3:06 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: what do i do - non payment, violent threats
Replies: 35
Views: 7947

First, a bit of disclosure: I don't do the type of work you do. I do some live mobile recording and I deal with small commercial work. I've certainly had slow payers in the business to business world, but never anyone threatening me. Now an observation: I'm a little surprised nobody has commented ye...
by Gentleman Jim
Fri Mar 02, 2012 11:40 am
Forum: Tape Op Message Board (TOMB)
Topic: Rant: for sale items policies/new forum users
Replies: 31
Views: 16714

Yeah, I missed the point as well. Now I feel kind of cheated, like I just saw a movie and at the end it was all a dream.
by Gentleman Jim
Mon Feb 13, 2012 1:23 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Help with Logic
Replies: 6
Views: 1976

While it may not be necessary if you're only interested in getting your Logic house in order, I am a Lynda.com subscriber. I love it, use it all the time, and it has been more than worth the $300 a year in time and hassle saved with probably a dozen different software titles. I can't recommend it en...
by Gentleman Jim
Mon Jan 30, 2012 1:26 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: AKG BRASS CAPSULE THIEF
Replies: 45
Views: 14612

1a. I sincerely apologize. In the future I'll be sure to note that any girlfriends you have are obviously hypothetical and/or imaginary. 1b.-3. Whatever. Enjoy your Monte Cristo. Although why you're lighting your sandwich on fire is a mystery to me. I'll hang out a decade or two, then come back here...
by Gentleman Jim
Mon Jan 30, 2012 9:09 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: AKG BRASS CAPSULE THIEF
Replies: 45
Views: 14612

don't make excuses for a**h***s. it's like the douche bag of the band sleeping with your girlfriend, and excusing himself because you're not married. the moral of the story, i suppose, is that assholes do not deserve a second chance, ever. re: mindfulness therapy- this is exactly the kind of advice...
by Gentleman Jim
Wed Jan 25, 2012 2:35 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: AKG BRASS CAPSULE THIEF
Replies: 45
Views: 14612

15 years! 1997! Before Windows 98, the Digidesign 001, the BlackBerry, Y2k, Napster, 9/11, two George W. Bush Presidential terms, and iPods. And I've stopped at 2003. Dude, it's a fucking microphone! Get over it already. His mom kicked you out of a band because you didn't want to be famous? And now ...
by Gentleman Jim
Mon Jan 02, 2012 3:02 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Logic: Recording the Pedalboard plug-in?
Replies: 5
Views: 1778

When you're finished recording the track, are you able to go into the hypereditor and see what you've done?

If so, then make sure the channel is in "Read" mode, and everything you've done should affect the parameters you're looking to affect.
by Gentleman Jim
Sun Nov 20, 2011 11:48 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Voiceover work - where to start?
Replies: 18
Views: 5886

alex matson wrote: I'm not bringing a total stranger over to my house, and she'd be right to be cautious about that as well. Fair enough. I'm a pretty forward guy. What I've done when people have asked about auditioning, (or any other situation where I'm offering to go out of my way to help them), ...
by Gentleman Jim
Sat Nov 19, 2011 11:23 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Voiceover work - where to start?
Replies: 18
Views: 5886

I hate to be Captain Bringdown, but there's no way you're going to get anything usable as a VO demo out of a recording session at a table in Wendy's.
by Gentleman Jim
Thu Nov 17, 2011 1:43 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Voiceover work - where to start?
Replies: 18
Views: 5886

I do a bit of VO work; mostly online learning or internal training type stuff. I also record and edit podcasts and video pieces for trade magazines that they sell as sponsored content. So I'm definitely nowhere near dwlb in terms of the budgets and end user audience size of things, but still, there'...