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by fossiltooth
Sun Apr 14, 2013 9:56 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: the metaphysics of analog vs digital & gramophones
Replies: 62
Views: 10690

This reminds me of a discussion that I had with some guys a few years back. They insisted that they had arrived at the "_exact_ mathmatical formula" to reliably create "swing" in a programmed drum/rhythm performance. I'm not talking about the swing/shuffle nob on actual or virtual drum machines; I ...
by fossiltooth
Fri Apr 12, 2013 10:39 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: the metaphysics of analog vs digital & gramophones
Replies: 62
Views: 10690

Easy: You just split the signal out to two separate recorders. For instance, you could send bus 1-2 to a tape machine and bus 3-4 to a digital recorder, and bus 5-6 out to a lathe, wax cylinder, or wire recorder. You could also use a pre-recorded acoustic event. Something that you can play through ...
by fossiltooth
Thu Apr 11, 2013 9:14 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: the metaphysics of analog vs digital & gramophones
Replies: 62
Views: 10690

Sure. Objectivity and subjectivity are complementary, really. And yeah -- there can definitely be objective reasons (or at least explanations) for a lot of subjective preferences. I guess all I was really trying to get across was that old line: "We're all entitled to our own opinions, but not our ow...
by fossiltooth
Thu Apr 11, 2013 3:15 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: how to put streaming audio on a website?
Replies: 4
Views: 1122

I'd recommend Soundcloud instead. Better interface, more ethical company. Grooveshark outright makes money on stealing people's work and monetizing it without their consent. It's no better than Mega Upload or Pirate Bay in that regard. Soundcloud works better, is better, and allows you to keep more ...
by fossiltooth
Thu Apr 11, 2013 2:01 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: the metaphysics of analog vs digital & gramophones
Replies: 62
Views: 10690

My point is that we can measure (or more specifically, quantify ) only certain things -- Such as "accuracy to the original sound." I'd be curious to hear about the procedure for measuring a recording's accuracy to the acoustic event being recorded. I'm sure there's an easy way to do this, but it's ...
by fossiltooth
Thu Apr 11, 2013 1:31 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: uh oh, I think I like "overcompression"...
Replies: 18
Views: 5922

Many, if not most of your favorite records often use way more compression than you're "supposed" to use. Fossiltooth, I know you know what you're talking about and could you give a few examples/releases I can refer to and have a listen for study? It's tricky, 'cause I don't necessarily know what yo...
by fossiltooth
Thu Apr 11, 2013 12:57 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: the metaphysics of analog vs digital & gramophones
Replies: 62
Views: 10690

>>>>Our own psychology, for which measurement is kinda silly.<<<< Hold on there, cowboy. Pschoacoustics may tell us a lot more than what we think we know now; certainly more than you're waving-off in one sentence fragment. Maybe Cognitive Musicology could help establish general preferences, and the...
by fossiltooth
Thu Apr 11, 2013 9:22 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: uh oh, I think I like "overcompression"...
Replies: 18
Views: 5922

Many, if not most of your favorite records often use way more compression than you're "supposed" to use. Do what sounds good to you. If you're just starting out, I can't promise you'll have great judgements about how to get to a place where things sound good to you, but that's really all there is to...
by fossiltooth
Thu Apr 11, 2013 9:18 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: the metaphysics of analog vs digital & gramophones
Replies: 62
Views: 10690

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 vibrations in the air. We can not bottle it. The best we can do is measure the energy of sound and represent it in another form: as etchings on a surf...
by fossiltooth
Mon Apr 08, 2013 1:32 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Mastering - why does so much of it suck?
Replies: 54
Views: 7653

In 2013, you can bet that most albums that are released sound how the band wants them to sound. I don't think that there are a ton of bands, especially in indie rock, that are being pressured to do something by nefarious bean counters in suits. If you don't like how a record sounds, blame the band/...
by fossiltooth
Mon Apr 08, 2013 12:53 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Pro Tools 11 Is Out Now
Replies: 16
Views: 4038

Since they're giving us offline bounce what features will be left to withhold for PT12? Hahahaha. To be fair, I'm not sure they "withheld" offline bounce. It just wasn't feasible for them until now. They'd have to rewrite the program from the ground up to implement it. Which is exactly what they ha...
by fossiltooth
Mon Apr 08, 2013 10:58 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Pro Tools 11 Is Out Now
Replies: 16
Views: 4038

The 002 is technically not supported by PT 10 I think, but it seems to work just fine. It's also worth remembering that these upgrades are optional , not mandatory. I'm with Nick. If what you've got is working, stick with it. I was on PT7 for the better part of a decade before switching to PT10 late...
by fossiltooth
Sun Apr 07, 2013 10:25 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Pro Tools 11 Is Out Now
Replies: 16
Views: 4038

Pro Tools 11 Is Out Now

by fossiltooth
Sun Apr 07, 2013 10:15 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Financing Strategies For Gear Acquisition
Replies: 43
Views: 6874

Oh yeah, and back on topic: Like everyone said, stay away from credit card debt. Do not even consider it an option. Marc's right to say that bank debt, should you qualify, can be alright -- Especially at the interest rates we have now. If you're going to buy gear and do upgrades, the best time to do...
by fossiltooth
Sun Apr 07, 2013 10:11 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Financing Strategies For Gear Acquisition
Replies: 43
Views: 6874

Oh god. Please don't let the Tape Op Message Board get taken over by cranks talking about hoarding gold and pursuing austerity. If all of modern civilization collapses we have more to worry about than the stock market and the price of gold anyway! Although in the interest of adding a little much-nee...