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by Johnny B
Wed Jan 07, 2009 11:55 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Mackie ONYX 1640 power supply
Replies: 0
Views: 873

Mackie ONYX 1640 power supply

Thanks to some stubborn termites, we had to rip out the control room for our auditorium and rebuild it over the holidays. I pulled all of the equipment out and the maintenance guys did the room repairs. I started re-installing the equipment today and our Mackie ONYX 1640 mixer is no longer working. ...
by Johnny B
Mon Aug 18, 2008 9:22 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: iTunes-LAME Encoder
Replies: 7
Views: 1971

No, because I don't like iTunes ripper, either. I do use LAME with Exact Audio Copy as a front-end. Totally smokes the iTunes encoder. At the "standard" preset setting I can almost not hear the weirdness in the cymbals on Ramones albums or in the audience on live recordings. The plus to using a fron...
by Johnny B
Sun Aug 17, 2008 2:29 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: does sweetwater know when to give up?
Replies: 73
Views: 14590

I think they do a lot of business with "houses of worship" (as they refer to churches throughout their catalog) and college AV departments and other outfits that might be more amenable to developing "relationships" with "sales engineers". Maybe, dunno. That's my relationship with them (college AV d...
by Johnny B
Wed Feb 20, 2008 9:07 pm
Forum: Listen to Music
Topic: Masterpiece Albums
Replies: 149
Views: 29301

Buzzcocks "Singles Going Steady" I know, i know, it's a buch of singles but so what? It rocks! Absolutely! When I think of music that I first heard years and years ago that still means as much to me as the day I first heard it, that's still every bit as good as it was the first day I heard it, I al...
by Johnny B
Wed Feb 20, 2008 8:42 pm
Forum: Listen to Music
Topic: Piper At The Gates Of Dawn-- Mono
Replies: 9
Views: 1927

Yeah, I didn't hear the '97 version, but this one sounds totally great to me. I wish I had some vinyl to compare it to. Aside from the post-'83 stuff, this is the only Floyd album I don't have on vinyl. I can't tell you why. Lame, I know. Probably because it's expensive? I'm glad to hear this new d...
by Johnny B
Wed Feb 20, 2008 8:03 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Worldwide music sales down again
Replies: 93
Views: 13643

The guy a few pages back that said he buys only 'independent' reggae music or whatever fails to see he is still buying records that are distributed and are 'legitimate' releases as they are available at retail. He is not buying unmastered and burned CDs. No one is, but people are downloading that s...
by Johnny B
Wed Feb 20, 2008 5:10 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Worldwide music sales down again
Replies: 93
Views: 13643

The vast majority of that is used vinyl and new indie albums on CD. How many of those CDs were 'burned' without a barcode or professionally packaged? jeff, this may come as a huge news flash to you, but there are in fact LOTS of real, LEGITIMATE indie labels out there. many of them have long histor...
by Johnny B
Wed Feb 20, 2008 5:05 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Worldwide music sales down again
Replies: 93
Views: 13643

The vast majority of that is used vinyl and new indie albums on CD. How many of those CDs were 'burned' without a barcode or professionally packaged? IIRC, zero. I believe the last homemade CD I bought was in November 2006. It's got a spraypainted cover. Musically, it's very good. I like it a lot b...
by Johnny B
Mon Feb 18, 2008 8:56 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Sonalksis Free-G plug-in
Replies: 21
Views: 4176

Oh, and I forgot. You can insert it on a master fader and use it for balance/panning and decent metering as well. (You can't pan/balance a master fader channel with PT). That's usually what I use it for. The metering is better than my DAW. And better than ProTools as well, unless it's improved a lo...
by Johnny B
Mon Feb 18, 2008 8:50 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Getting back into video editing
Replies: 5
Views: 1487

If you can run a DAW, you can run video editing software. What's more important is that you have editing skills. If you had the skills on the older equipment, you can transfer them to the new way of doing things. Since you have experience video editing already and in using DAW software, you should u...
by Johnny B
Mon Feb 18, 2008 8:46 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Worldwide music sales down again
Replies: 93
Views: 13643

Interesting, all of this. Well, most of it, anyway. I look at it this way: According to my records, I spent around $2000 last year buying music. The vast majority of that is used vinyl and new indie albums on CD. Almost none of it is new major label product. I bought more new CDs on independent regg...
by Johnny B
Thu Feb 14, 2008 7:52 pm
Forum: Listen to Music
Topic: TOMB Beach Boys Comp Comment Thread
Replies: 22
Views: 3939

This whole thing is fantastic. I've listened to it several times now. I'm loading it on the ipod right now... To continue the process thread, Pet Sounds was mostly recorded in my (former) band's practice space, except the bass and one or two of the guitars, which were recorded in my (old) apartment....
by Johnny B
Fri Feb 08, 2008 6:06 pm
Forum: Listen to Music
Topic: Albums you're looking forward to in 2008?
Replies: 38
Views: 8044

Nick Cave's 2 (Bad Seeds & Grinderman)
New Pama International album (great, great reggae/ska/soul band from London)
New Wire album.
New Madness album.

I'm hoping for another Evens album, but I don't know if they're planning on making one or not.
by Johnny B
Fri Feb 08, 2008 5:57 pm
Forum: Listen to Music
Topic: What's your favorite "poorly"-recorded LP or track
Replies: 125
Views: 29728

Just about everything I thought of when I saw the first post has been mentioned, except White Light/White Heat , Loaded , and the first couple Funkadelic albums. The SST stuff mentioned came to mind first, of course. Just about everything I've ever heard that Spot produced sounds like crap. The only...
by Johnny B
Wed Feb 06, 2008 3:51 pm
Forum: Tape Op Magazine
Topic: PotLuckCon
Replies: 15
Views: 5839

I was so looking forward to it (last year was my first) until I found out my wife's cousin is getting married in NC that weekend, which I thought was supposed to be in May. Turns out they thought it would be cute to get married on 6/7/08. Grrrr...