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by fossiltooth
Sun Apr 07, 2013 7:58 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Mastering - why does so much of it suck?
Replies: 54
Views: 7636

. So, the loudest parts of a Prokofiev symphony could be far louder than a Lil Wayne record. Kind of cool, right? ....for now. the latest trend in classical recording is putting a BBE sonic maximizer on the mix bus. the dude playing the 4th chair clarient kept feeling like he wasn't getting as much...
by fossiltooth
Sun Apr 07, 2013 4:14 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Mastering - why does so much of it suck?
Replies: 54
Views: 7636

personally i wouldn't mind if we went back to late 80s standards, where no one even bothered with a limiter on the master. i really like how unlimited mixes pull you in as a listener, as opposed to pushing everything forward with the limiter. that's pretty unlikely though. anyway, here's a few stup...
by fossiltooth
Sat Apr 06, 2013 4:08 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Mastering - why does so much of it suck?
Replies: 54
Views: 7636

Attempting to answer this question properly would take me about 2500 words..... ......So here you go: http://trustmeimascientist.com/2012/04/02/how-to-win-the-loudness-war/ The problem with this, is yes you can turn down the volume, but if the peaks are clipped, you have already ruined the sound. T...
by fossiltooth
Thu Apr 04, 2013 5:05 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Mastering - why does so much of it suck?
Replies: 54
Views: 7636

Attempting to answer this question properly would take me about 2500 words.....













......So here you go: http://trustmeimascientist.com/2012/04/ ... dness-war/
by fossiltooth
Wed Mar 27, 2013 1:49 pm
Forum: People/Places/Things
Topic: Mytek Digital Internship - Brooklyn New York
Replies: 4
Views: 1378

Awesome -- A great company offering a productive internship that pays some kind of stipend. That's the kind of thing I like to see. Good luck!
by fossiltooth
Sun Mar 24, 2013 10:11 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: SocialEQ - teach us a word, and we'll make it into a tool
Replies: 12
Views: 2957

dude. put down the bong. : ) Yep -- It's nothing to worry about. You can't patent a chord progression, a chord, a note, a bassline. You can only copyright songs, unique arrangements performances and recordings. That's it. There's no patenting or trademarking a generic term or word that's already in...
by fossiltooth
Mon Mar 18, 2013 5:31 pm
Forum: People/Places/Things
Topic: Los Angeles Record Label/Recording Studio Seeks Intern
Replies: 3
Views: 1344

Re: Los Angeles Record Label/Recording Studio Seeks Intern

PLEASE NOTE: This is for an INTERNSHIP and is not a paying job. Sorry to be a stickler, but I think you mean " This internship is not a paying job." A significant portion of internships have always been paid, and an increasing number of what have recently been unpaid internships are again beginning...
by fossiltooth
Sun Mar 17, 2013 10:46 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Would you rather lose sight or hearing? Why?
Replies: 14
Views: 4754

I'm gonna have to go for losing sight, easy. I'm already used to seeing things all fuzzy much of the time, and I'm just not that visual of a person. Hearing and sounds and music and words are how I make sense of the world. That would suck to lose. I figure in either case, you just gotta make do. I'd...
by fossiltooth
Sun Mar 17, 2013 5:14 pm
Forum: Listen to Music
Topic: THE NEXT DAY - DAVID BOWIE.
Replies: 7
Views: 2087

I'm enjoying it too. Bowie's voice may not be at it's strongest, but he's using it well anyway, which is always good to hear. Dave over at SonicScoop did an interview with the engineer on that one: http://www.sonicscoop.com/2013/03/11/engineering-david-bowies-the-next-day-inside-the-magic-shop-sessi...
by fossiltooth
Sun Mar 17, 2013 5:10 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Can someone please tell me why.........
Replies: 8
Views: 1618

Yeah, if you're plugging it into a single channel device, it ceases to be a "stereo" cable and becomes a "balanced mono" cable instead.
by fossiltooth
Sat Mar 16, 2013 1:14 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: SoundToys Giving Away a Free Plugin
Replies: 16
Views: 2878

How do you authorize all of your other plugins? Just about everything I own is on iLok these days. The plugins I have are all either quite old, or free. Nothing that needs authorization. There are only a few I use on a regular basis... I'm not a big plugin user. Ah, makes sense then! It's a pretty ...
by fossiltooth
Sat Mar 16, 2013 12:39 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: SoundToys Giving Away a Free Plugin
Replies: 16
Views: 2878

"it" refers to the iLok itself. You can plug it in to your internet computer to load authorizations from your iLok "account" at iLok.com, and then take the iLok to your studio computer and just plug it in and go. So it's like a flash drive? edit... Ok, I see it that it is... http://ilok.com/ $50 is...
by fossiltooth
Sat Mar 16, 2013 9:31 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Mastering to tape
Replies: 7
Views: 1448

yes well thought argument. Im sure that tape simulator was expensive though right? Maybe i look for a super cheapy and just see if i enjoy the process . . . More expensive than a plugin or a real cheap consumer tape deck, yes. But less expensive than purchase and up-keep costs on one of the nicer p...
by fossiltooth
Fri Mar 15, 2013 8:44 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: SoundToys Giving Away a Free Plugin
Replies: 16
Views: 2878

SoundToys Giving Away a Free Plugin

On of my favorite plugin companies, SoundToys is giving away a Free Plugin (Eventide Harmonizer style.)

Check it out:
https://www.soundtoys.com/sxsw2013/&rc=348-2931-657
by fossiltooth
Thu Mar 14, 2013 11:00 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Mastering to tape
Replies: 7
Views: 1448

I use a Studer a lot, but we've also got an AnaMod ATS-1 Analog Tape Simulator. It a really nice piece of hardware. Sounds great. A lot less maintenance and hassle than an actual tape deck, although perhaps a touch less of the old-timey romance. Personally, I'm more concerned with the sound, so I us...