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by fossiltooth
Sat Jun 08, 2013 10:44 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Is hiring a studio to produce your ideas a common service?
Replies: 13
Views: 4512

So... The difference is that in once case they just took lyrics, and in this case they take lyrics and "musical ideas"?
by fossiltooth
Fri Jun 07, 2013 7:28 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Is hiring a studio to produce your ideas a common service?
Replies: 13
Views: 4512

I think Irwin Chusid wrote about this kind of thing in Songs in the Key of Z...
by fossiltooth
Fri Jun 07, 2013 4:32 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Getting rid of pick noise 'in the box'
Replies: 7
Views: 1899

I haven't tried it on pick noise yet, but maybe spectral repair could work? Seems to do the trick on string squeaks...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=07n-qZyH8WM
by fossiltooth
Fri Jun 07, 2013 12:35 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Code Implications of adding one wall to unfinished basement
Replies: 14
Views: 4991

Dear god, FUCK the "rules". Regulate this, enforce that, blah, blah, blah. Read up on and worry only about HOW to build it right rather than what some dickless bureaucrat thinks about it. While I appreciate this sentiment (I lean toward being an anarchist at heart), unfortunately building it correc...
by fossiltooth
Thu Jun 06, 2013 9:20 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Mic sounds different in Sound Recorder vs DAW
Replies: 9
Views: 1925

My uneducated wild as a lion in winter guess... You are using a different input in each software. Check your settings in your audio drivers/ control panel. Cheers My guess too. I'll bet one of the recorders is defaulting to the built in computer mic. Bingo. Check your prefs. Also: Try tapping the m...
by fossiltooth
Thu Jun 06, 2013 9:19 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: One Man/Woman Productions - What Are the Biggest Things That
Replies: 49
Views: 15463

The biggest obstacle is probably the lack of allies.

I can't overstate that enough.
by fossiltooth
Thu May 30, 2013 12:52 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Noticeable difference in sound between 2 SM7b's??
Replies: 11
Views: 2218

Definitely possible for two mics of the same model to sound a little different. It's possible for two anything of the same model to sound audibly different, but those differences tend to be the greatest with things that are the hardest to make well: Namely, transducers . (Capsules, diaphragms, speak...
by fossiltooth
Sat May 18, 2013 11:26 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Awesome digital audio primer
Replies: 3
Views: 1311

Damn. This is really fantastic. Should help clear up so many common misunderstandings about sample rates, bit depth, and digital audio in general.

A must-watch for anyone who wants to be able to have an intelligent conversation about digital (or analog) sound capture. Go Monty!
by fossiltooth
Wed May 15, 2013 7:36 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: which micriphone and preamp did bruno mars use on locked out
Replies: 9
Views: 3530

I haven't really listened to the song closely...and when I have heard it it was on tv or radio and ultra compressed for broadcast. I'm not a big fan...i cant take the lyrics. just trite pop bs, but the dude has serious pipes and the band sounds solid. I read In Rolling Stone that his drummer is his...
by fossiltooth
Mon Apr 29, 2013 7:49 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Can you put "tracks" in an mp3 file?
Replies: 4
Views: 1414

chris harris wrote:You can't do it with MP3 files... but, you can do it with AAC files. You can create a podcast from Garageband. The exported AAC file will support chapter markers.
Ah -- a podcast with chapter markers. Smart workaround! I like it.
by fossiltooth
Fri Apr 26, 2013 8:11 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Can you put "tracks" in an mp3 file?
Replies: 4
Views: 1414

You can't really take one long MP3 file and insert track markers, no. You can however, take the dozen mp3 files that make up an album and give them specific track numbers. This can be done in iTunes, or with a program like MP3Tag. Here, try this: http://www.sonicscoop.com/2013/02/21/sound-informatio...
by fossiltooth
Fri Apr 26, 2013 2:47 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: the metaphysics of analog vs digital & gramophones
Replies: 62
Views: 10686

all recording is artificial. The fact of recording is artificial. which is fine. It is what it is. Sure! Which brings me back to my original point: It's worth noting that sound can not truly be "captured" -- ever -- whether on wax cylinder or solid state hard drive. Sound exists only as momentary v...
by fossiltooth
Wed Apr 24, 2013 2:39 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: the metaphysics of analog vs digital & gramophones
Replies: 62
Views: 10686

He said he could hear Caruso breathe and the release of the pedals. That speaks to realism. That speaks to compression! : ) Those early acoustic formats were quite compressed by nature. Very limited dynamic range with a very non-linear responses. (In the modern era, hearing those things could also ...
by fossiltooth
Wed Apr 24, 2013 11:11 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: the metaphysics of analog vs digital & gramophones
Replies: 62
Views: 10686

One of the most amazing musical moments i've experianced was when a collector of victrolas played me a caruso disk on one of his wind up machines. The hairs stood up on the back of my neck. i could swear caruso was in the room with me. My ears didnt have to 'squint" at all. i could hear caruso brea...
by fossiltooth
Thu Apr 18, 2013 2:17 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Making a "Better" recording with a Tascam 388
Replies: 12
Views: 5671

If you can't tell the difference between a 388 and a 1" machine, you won't notice any improvements using a nicer pre with the 388. Another idea might be to invest in room treatment and better monitors. It's not that I can't tell the difference or hear a difference. I'm saying that, for the aestheti...