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by JGriffin
Fri Oct 03, 2014 9:36 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: It's impossible to have too many...
Replies: 43
Views: 8520

Clients who actually pay their bills.
by JGriffin
Mon Sep 29, 2014 2:10 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Exaggerating your credits
Replies: 23
Views: 7842

I think it's the other way around-- "Smart enough, but not wise enough..." Unless you mean Wise Guy (a few of whom I've known), or "Weisenheimer," many of whom I've known, including one who almost got us killed one night in an incident involving our set list and a patron with a really large Bowie k...
by JGriffin
Fri Sep 26, 2014 10:44 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Exaggerating your credits
Replies: 23
Views: 7842

My band was on the bill once with Starship. At least, that's what the promoter kept telling us. We never for a minute believed him. It was strange. When I booked the gig, it was just "I want to play at your bar," and he said "great; you can open for Starship." Uh, okay. I checked the papers and foun...
by JGriffin
Mon Sep 15, 2014 2:26 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Upcoming Pop-Punk Recording: Aiming to sound like Dookie
Replies: 23
Views: 8203

Lots of good info in that SOS article, but one major thing to take away: "Dookie" was not a live-off-the-floor document of a band playing. It was as carefully constructed as a classic rock record, with all the drum edits, re-tracking bass and guitars after the basics, etc. So if you want that sound,...
by JGriffin
Wed Sep 10, 2014 8:19 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Pro Tools/ Interface: What is everyone using?
Replies: 13
Views: 3080

I'm still using my 002, running PT9. At some point I'm probably going to have to change, but I'm not sure what to go to.

Mike, do the UAD plugs show up within PT? I've never been sure how that works.
by JGriffin
Thu Sep 04, 2014 10:12 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Teaching
Replies: 45
Views: 11763

I have driven cross country in a Honda Civic. It was fine. I'd rather drive cross country in a Honda Civic than drive downstate in an 80s Jaguar (which I have also done and after 19 years my backside still has not forgiven me). That said: you should at least somewhat address proper gain staging, if ...
by JGriffin
Tue Aug 26, 2014 1:48 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Cassettes: Master Recorders, Duplicators, and More
Replies: 16
Views: 4160

Gregg Juke wrote:100 Nackamichi decks in their dupe room.
These days even Naks can be found for cheap.

The place I worked at had binloop dubbers. I think that was considered better quality than dubbing tapes in the shells, realtime or no.
by JGriffin
Wed Aug 13, 2014 10:42 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Turn the visula... OFF
Replies: 9
Views: 3234

Slightly off track, but I frequently turn off my computer monitor when playing back a take I just edited or comped. So neither myself or the band can see where the edits are. It's a good way to really tell if you have any edits that are noticeable - and it's like a fun party trick for bands that we...
by JGriffin
Wed Aug 06, 2014 9:38 am
Forum: People/Places/Things
Topic: Job Opening-Audio Producer for Ad Agency
Replies: 12
Views: 3163

Let me set the record straight. Audio & video are actually two separate things. Audio/Video is the input jack on a VCR, not a realistic job title. I wish I could agree with that more than just in principle. I know a few audio guys who have had to learn video and add it to their workload when their ...
by JGriffin
Tue Aug 05, 2014 3:04 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: "RadioShack's days are numbered"
Replies: 61
Views: 14212

Huh. I've nothing but stories of ignorance, mediocrity, and outright dooshiness re the banjo marts here in Chi. Not one time since the mid '90's can I say I've had good service there, what is why I haven' talked to anyone in there in years, except to make a buy - I never ask for nor trust their adv...
by JGriffin
Tue Aug 05, 2014 2:54 pm
Forum: People/Places/Things
Topic: Job Opening-Audio Producer for Ad Agency
Replies: 12
Views: 3163

Let me set the record straight. Audio & video are actually two separate things. Audio/Video is the input jack on a VCR, not a realistic job title. I wish I could agree with that more than just in principle. I know a few audio guys who have had to learn video and add it to their workload when their ...
by JGriffin
Fri Aug 01, 2014 10:42 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: "RadioShack's days are numbered"
Replies: 61
Views: 14212

Or a handful of adaptors in the middle of tech week?
by JGriffin
Fri Aug 01, 2014 10:40 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Bouncedown or share a video/audio project in Pro Tools 10?
Replies: 11
Views: 1844

This may be fixed with PT11, but the thing to keep in mind is that the postproduction features of PT were developed in an era where video editorial and post sound were two very distinct disciplines and very separate departments, and the standard procedure was for the audio room to deliver final mixe...
by JGriffin
Thu Jul 31, 2014 12:01 am
Forum: People/Places/Things
Topic: Job Opening-Audio Producer for Ad Agency
Replies: 12
Views: 3163

I'm honestly not trying to be negative. I'm genuinely puzzled at this job notice and would love for the OP to come back and clarify what s/he is looking for.
by JGriffin
Tue Jul 29, 2014 8:22 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Confirmed! I own A&M Studios/Del Shannon's/Bill Akens Sc
Replies: 6
Views: 1402

Excellent! Congrats!