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by dave watkins
Wed Jun 11, 2008 7:00 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: How are you releasing music?
Replies: 25
Views: 7054

i have always done ultra small runs of CDr's that i manufacture myself, i sell them at shows send them through the mail. full blown artwork and everything, because people like having that product. since it's a solo thing for me the point is to really do everything myself and take that as far as poss...
by dave watkins
Tue Apr 08, 2008 2:48 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Favorite Small Recording Amps!
Replies: 85
Views: 37804

i kind of have a thing for low wattage tube amps, here's my stack of amps: http://i257.photobucket.com/albums/hh233/dredg440/S6300831.jpg so the top amp on the left there is a valve junior chassis that i have built into this scrap plywood cab, i was going to cover it and make it look all fancy but i...
by dave watkins
Tue Apr 08, 2008 1:32 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Wow-- is it really that easy?
Replies: 43
Views: 13225

it think that all points of debate in this thread are all at once the epitome of what tapeop is. the beauty of both the magazine and this board is that they cover a whole spectrum recording topics. you have members on this board that can certainly be considered professionals, some of whom have worke...
by dave watkins
Fri Mar 21, 2008 3:41 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Cabin writing/recording space in the USA
Replies: 17
Views: 4288

and indeed, i'm out of here. I am leaving Richmond VA in about 30 minutes for the mountains and rivers of central PA. i am taking one electric guitar, one acoustic guitar, a banjo, a mandolin and a dulcietar for my instruments, i will also be taking my laptop w/a firebox (for cabin bound multitracki...
by dave watkins
Thu Mar 20, 2008 8:07 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Cabin writing/recording space in the USA
Replies: 17
Views: 4288

seems to be a timely thread, i am faced with three days off (hooray!) this weekend, and have been thinking about grabbing a few mics, my laptop, my firebox, and some instruments and heading up to the mountains and just seeing what comes out. I don't have plans yet, as to where i am going, or what i ...
by dave watkins
Tue Mar 18, 2008 10:05 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Strat bridges impact on tone?
Replies: 32
Views: 5297

i have a yamaha strat copy (a pacifica 112) that i use 12's w/a wrapped g on because i wanted the strings to feel a bit more similar to my acoustics, it has a more vintage style trem with the six screws mounting it to the body, and i have it blocked with some pine. there was a noticeable increase in...
by dave watkins
Tue Mar 18, 2008 9:54 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: When are you too old to start a band?
Replies: 66
Views: 16876

indeed, no one is ever to old to rock. a prime example for me is Tim Barry who's the lead singer of Avail (and those guys still put on an awesome live show). he's been doing a solo career thing for a couple of years now. he tares it up with some really intense song writing / story telling acoustic s...
by dave watkins
Tue Mar 18, 2008 8:21 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: what are you guys using for monitor (screen) sizes?
Replies: 13
Views: 2565

i've got a 24" gateway that i run at 1920 x 1080, but i don't have a console so it's a bit closer to me, and works fantastic. it also has composite, s vid, and component ins, which come in handy from time to time. here's my el cheapo project studio setup, not fancy, but it gets the job done for me: ...
by dave watkins
Sun Mar 16, 2008 11:10 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Purely scientific request for Tape Op guitar collection phot
Replies: 208
Views: 83409

well i just took a bunch of new photos for my myspace of my project studio / practice space, so now that i have finally taken proper pictures of everything, i figured i'd drop my complete collection of stringed things off here. enjoy. descriptions go left to right http://i257.photobucket.com/albums/...
by dave watkins
Thu Mar 13, 2008 11:31 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Guitar Center stories good and bad
Replies: 169
Views: 30670

well aside from the example of the employee with the bill and ted's excellent adventure demeanor, i have gotten some decent deals from time to time. i got a presonus firestudio project for $100 off, at a time when presonus was offering a mail in rebate for a free faderport. so it was $400 for the to...
by dave watkins
Thu Mar 13, 2008 10:50 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Enough is enough
Replies: 90
Views: 12479

i guess autotuned turkeys is exactly when enough is enough, sorry if i killed the thread.
by dave watkins
Wed Mar 12, 2008 3:09 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Preamp Question (Presonus Firepod)
Replies: 10
Views: 1512

tubes and transformers indeed. also if you want to be super cheap about it and have some time to play around, you could dump some of your takes from the firepod onto tape and then dump it back into whatever daw you are using. if you have any sort of tape deck or even and old 4 track cassette recorde...
by dave watkins
Wed Mar 12, 2008 2:38 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Guitar Center stories good and bad
Replies: 169
Views: 30670

i remember reading through this thread back in december and quite enjoying it, and also feeling my soul die a bit because everything that everyone is posting is true. the only time i ever go to guitar center is when my favorite locally owned shop is closed and i need some emergency strings or cable ...
by dave watkins
Wed Mar 12, 2008 7:10 am
Forum: Listen to Music
Topic: What's your favorite "poorly"-recorded LP or track
Replies: 125
Views: 32599

as far as a track goes: every time i hear "the pickup bear" by deerhoof it makes me smile. everything is distorted ever so gloriously. it also helps that the lyrics (the ones that i think i can understand) are ridiculous. an album that comes to mind is "campfire songs" by animal collective. it was w...
by dave watkins
Tue Mar 11, 2008 2:00 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Enough is enough
Replies: 90
Views: 12479

stanley jordan kind of blows my mind, i got to see him live once, it was just him solo too, so nothing there was nothing to hide behind. sure he's insanely technically proficient, but the man plays with a hell of a lot of feeling too. but back to autotune! i am guilty of using it, but before i get c...