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by ElMosca
Wed Dec 09, 2009 1:13 pm
Forum: Tape Op Magazine
Topic: Letters to Tape Op?
Replies: 9
Views: 2999

I always thought that when some other recording mag was doing that that it was cheesy. I'm not sure why, just seemed like the info was already out there and that picking it off a forum wasn't generating new content! Fair enough, but some people (such as myself) don't frequent the TOMB as consistent...
by ElMosca
Tue Dec 08, 2009 3:20 pm
Forum: Tape Op Magazine
Topic: Dr Daniel Levitin
Replies: 7
Views: 3451

I loved the article. So much, in fact, that I went out and bought Dr. Levitin's first book today (I'm talking about This is Your Brain on Music ) From what I've read so far, it seems like an absorbing, well documented treatise on one of my favorite subjects. What's not to love about the good Dr.? Ch...
by ElMosca
Wed Jun 03, 2009 2:30 pm
Forum: Tape Op Magazine
Topic: TapeOp 71 Dan Garcia - 16 + 16 = 17
Replies: 11
Views: 4944

TapeOpLarry wrote:I should have "caught" it because I'm the editor. I don't want too much misinformation coming out!
I agree, but in this case, when an interviewee says something that is factually incorrect, what would you have done differently? Put an "Ed." note in brackets?

Just wondering,
++aldo
by ElMosca
Wed Jun 03, 2009 10:41 am
Forum: Tape Op Magazine
Topic: TapeOp 71 Dan Garcia - 16 + 16 = 17
Replies: 11
Views: 4944

Sorry I didn't catch the 16+16 thing. You know why? Because I still don't understand what is wrong. Fuck me, I'm no scientist. Well, I'm going to try to explain anyway: suppose you have a system that can only count from zero to 99. Also, you have a kick track at 46 (units) and a snare track at 44 (...
by ElMosca
Tue Jun 02, 2009 5:05 pm
Forum: Tape Op Magazine
Topic: TapeOp 71 Dan Garcia - 16 + 16 = 17
Replies: 11
Views: 4944

Re: TapeOp 71 Dan Garcia - 16 + 16 = 17

There's one basic binary math error, however. 16 bits + 16 bits = 17 bits, not 32. That makes a big difference when you're talking about digital summing. [...] The truth is that digital summing has come a long, long way, but I still get the results I'm looking for by mixing out of the box. Yes, I a...
by ElMosca
Mon May 11, 2009 6:59 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Essential Reading in your Control Room
Replies: 30
Views: 8542

I have the TapeOp book on-site, but I keep it out of my customers' reach for a simple reason: After a break, they will invariably want to try some new "guerrilla recording" technique they just read about. I have had success with: The Greatest Album Covers of All Time by Barry Miles, Grant Scott and ...
by ElMosca
Mon May 28, 2007 5:13 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: best slogans in the recording biz...
Replies: 47
Views: 16762

I thought the OP was looking for real examples as in "If it ain't Stiff it ain't worth a fuck" (which was priceless). Instead everyone came back with their version of "It looks just like a Telefunken U47" (which is a classic too).

Which is it????

Confused,
++aldo
by ElMosca
Mon Apr 02, 2007 3:17 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: The Cold call
Replies: 20
Views: 5812

So, today I had a chance to test my new pricing for transfers. [phone rings] Me : Hello? How may I help you? Nice Old Lady : I need to transfer some music from Cassette to CD and am inquiring about your rates. Me : May I ask what is on the cassette? Because if a CD version is available at the record...
by ElMosca
Sat Mar 31, 2007 12:56 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: How low have you sunk?
Replies: 15
Views: 6263

Could you ever use those microphones again? I'm not sure, definitely not as vocal mics. If he shows up, I will make a BIG pantyhose windscreen (ha!) for it and crank the pre so I can put some distance between the mic and the "instrument". I was about to ask whether it may be better to sacrifice the...
by ElMosca
Sat Mar 31, 2007 12:00 pm
Forum: Listen to Music
Topic: One-chord songs
Replies: 71
Views: 16024

Eddy Grant's "Electric Avenue"

(It's been a while since I had to endure it, so I could be wrong)
++aldo
by ElMosca
Sat Mar 31, 2007 11:53 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: How low have you sunk?
Replies: 15
Views: 6263

How low have you sunk?

A recent thread about micing a cajon , where the "talent" asked the poster to "mic his taint", reminded me of an actual conversation I had yesterday with a prospect. This local colorful character (very sweet guy, but always cooking outlandish ideas) approached me and tells me that for his next proje...
by ElMosca
Fri Mar 30, 2007 10:53 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: The Cold call
Replies: 20
Views: 5812

The last transfer I did though needed some azimuth/phase help. Left and right signals were 180 degrees out. I was able to improve on that and therefore needed the subsequent bounce time. Also, I am applying some stereo buss levelling to get the signal level up- which I technically don't need to be ...
by ElMosca
Fri Mar 30, 2007 10:20 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Spoon bass tones
Replies: 16
Views: 3200

http://www.recordingproject.com/articles/article-printable.php?article=20 Good article. It more or less answers the OP's question, neh? Before I read the article, I was guessing that the bassist was using a pick. That, I think, was the key to the even attacks (and the 1176, but I didn't guess that)...
by ElMosca
Thu Mar 29, 2007 4:42 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: The Cold call
Replies: 20
Views: 5812

... Since I have Pro Tools, then it means I have to do the 2-step process. Real-time in to Pro Tools, then real-time bounce out of Pro Tools. Wait, why are you going realtime out of Pro Tools if you're using your computer's internal CD burner? True, once you have stereo audio tracks recorded from t...
by ElMosca
Mon Mar 26, 2007 8:13 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: fun shaker trick
Replies: 27
Views: 3765

...but now i've taken the idea to its logical extension: i've taped my shotgun shell to my hihat hand drumstick. [...] Kind of like the Ty Cobb lead-in-shoes thing: play that way for an hour and then switch to a regular stick...wow. Plus, the little shhhcka-shhhcka sounds awesome in a "there's some...