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by stevemoss
Sun Jul 27, 2003 9:10 am
Forum: 5/03-2/05: General Recording
Topic: How long per song
Replies: 5
Views: 786

Re: How long per song

You can do like Led Zeppelin or The Beatles, and record your entire first album inside a day, or be like Brian Wilson and spend six months on a single song. As has been already noted, a huge part of the final timeline comes from how much you know going into the situation: in The Beatles' and Led Zep...
by stevemoss
Sun Jul 27, 2003 8:56 am
Forum: 5/03-2/05: General Recording
Topic: Tricks to use on backup vocals
Replies: 6
Views: 925

Re: Tricks to use on backup vocals

What it sounds like he did is to use eight occasions of the "done dirt cheap" crowd vocal as follows... left 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 ----------------- 5 6 7 8 1 2 3 4 right ...thanks to some of the fun you can have digitally. Since I'm a one-man recording project, if I'm aiming for 'mass', I'll do whatever ...
by stevemoss
Sun Jul 27, 2003 8:46 am
Forum: 5/03-2/05: General Recording
Topic: "ready-made" feedback guitar?
Replies: 39
Views: 5118

Re: "ready-made" feedback guitar?

The idea of using a small practice amp to generate feedback is a pretty good one - I've tried putting my Smokey mini amp against the headstock of some of my guitars, and it will generate feedback. The only thing I've noticed is that the feedback vanishes the second you pick the strings - it then nee...
by stevemoss
Thu Jul 24, 2003 7:36 pm
Forum: 5/03-2/05: This #%^ Computer
Topic: suggestions for Win XP multitracker...
Replies: 21
Views: 4617

Re: suggestions for Win XP multitracker...

Vegas is a really good piece of software (I just finished an album using it). Like Evan said, it's not as powerful as some of what's available, but it can get the job done pretty well.
by stevemoss
Thu Jul 24, 2003 7:30 pm
Forum: 5/03-2/05: Music & MP3s
Topic: Sun Hypnotic
Replies: 5
Views: 2757

Re: Sun Hypnotic

The Sun Hypnotic tracks are really well recorded. Sounds like a hybrid of the darker, more chaotic impulses of Pink Floyd, old King Crimson and Rush. Really tight playing. The Tukada track is a little rougher around the edges, though I get the impression it's supposed to be. Nice work, though. What ...
by stevemoss
Thu Jul 24, 2003 7:16 pm
Forum: 5/03-2/05: Music & MP3s
Topic: Fresh off the presses! Just wrote it yesterday.
Replies: 21
Views: 8855

Re: Fresh off the presses! Just wrote it yesterday.

Great stuff, Mike - I really like it. The piano adds such a great element to the choruses.
by stevemoss
Thu Jul 24, 2003 7:04 pm
Forum: 5/03-2/05: Music & MP3s
Topic: The new kid in town would like your thoughts...
Replies: 10
Views: 4078

Re: The new kid in town would like your thoughts...

Thanks for all the comments so far! Yeah, as much as anything, I'm looking for ideas for next time. Mike - correct, everything on here is just me. Drums were recorded using my sole mic (an SHS clone of an SM57), set at ceiling level about 6 feet back from the kit and aimed roughly between my snare a...
by stevemoss
Tue Jul 22, 2003 7:32 am
Forum: 5/03-2/05: Off-Topic / Off-Color / Off-the-Cuff
Topic: To all the web page designers...
Replies: 16
Views: 6653

Re: To all the web page designers...

I don't think there's necessarily a "standard size" people view at anymore, though generally designing a site to roughly fit at 800x600 is a good idea. Forget 800x600 IMO, time for people to upgrade. While it would be nice for people to simply up their resolution, it seems ineffective to try to forc...
by stevemoss
Mon Jul 21, 2003 9:06 am
Forum: 5/03-2/05: General Recording
Topic: Washburn D10 acoustic?
Replies: 13
Views: 1037

Re: Washburn D10 acoustic?

I'll second that the Taylor Big Babys are incredibly nice. They feel great and sound wonderful.

I playing a lefty Fender DG14S that's great. Its satin finish (like you'd encounter on a Taylor Big Baby) just gives it a much richer character than a lot of cheap guitars provide.
by stevemoss
Sun Jul 20, 2003 10:50 pm
Forum: 5/03-2/05: Music & MP3s
Topic: The new kid in town would like your thoughts...
Replies: 10
Views: 4078

The new kid in town would like your thoughts...

Hi, all. My name's Steve Moss. I've been reading Tape-Op for a little over a year, and just finished putting together my first disc of material - it's all home recorded (to PC using Sonic Foundry Vegas, a POD, and an SM57 copy). I'd love to hear what you guys think of some of the tracks . Any feedba...
by stevemoss
Sun Jul 20, 2003 9:27 pm
Forum: 5/03-2/05: Off-Topic / Off-Color / Off-the-Cuff
Topic: anyone notice the new change to allmusicguide?
Replies: 5
Views: 2765

Re: anyone notice the new change to allmusicguide?

I liked it before they way they had it before, when pages had absolute links instead of the javascript interlinkage they use now. Using the Opera browser, you used to be able to pop up all the individual pages for discs within an artist's discography and bounce between them, or do the same for relat...
by stevemoss
Sun Jul 20, 2003 9:16 pm
Forum: 5/03-2/05: General Recording
Topic: CD packaging alternatives, TapeOp style
Replies: 18
Views: 2369

Re: CD packaging alternatives, TapeOp style

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by stevemoss
Sun Jul 20, 2003 8:36 pm
Forum: 5/03-2/05: General Recording
Topic: distorting the vocal
Replies: 32
Views: 10859

Re: distorting the vocal

If I remember correctly, on 20th Century Schizoid Man (an an early King Crimson track), Greg Lake sang patched directly into the board and they heavily oversaturated the tape. Best bet would likely be to split the input to two tracks, and overload the tape input on only one. Then, as has been said b...