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by dave watkins
Tue Jan 04, 2011 1:22 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: anyone ever had a hard drive UNFORMAT itself?
Replies: 17
Views: 3802

anyone ever had a hard drive UNFORMAT itself?

this is what i've been dealing with today. my work computer, a quadcore xeon, xp sp3 system has a system drive, an audio drive, and sample drive (which also doubles as an internal backup drive and temporary video storage when i do video projects). i went to access the sample drive with the intent to...
by dave watkins
Wed Dec 15, 2010 10:10 pm
Forum: Listen to Music
Topic: Best of 2010
Replies: 24
Views: 7503

Moonface - Dreamland EP: marimba and shit drums was the thing that blew my mind the most this year. best live show I saw this year was MONO at the 9:30 club in DC other stuff (in no particular order) i enjoyed: Beach House - Teen Dream Marnie Stern - s/t The Books - The Way Out Strand Of Oaks - Pope...
by dave watkins
Fri Dec 03, 2010 2:58 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Mid-Side examples?
Replies: 31
Views: 9559

m/s is awesome on drums, i've messed with it mainly as a front of kit setup, but you could also throw it overhead, hopefully you have a good room to try it in. one thing that i like to point out on mid side threads, is that although the mid mic is most often a cardioid, you can use any pickup patter...
by dave watkins
Mon Nov 29, 2010 11:09 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Sampled Pianos suggestions?
Replies: 7
Views: 1606

wow i just spent the morning playing around with the pianoteq demo and i am really impressed. the ability to change the temperament and the unison width adjustment is kind of blowing my mind. i'd also be more tempted to record something with it that i'm not just gonna stick way in the back of a mix ...
by dave watkins
Fri Nov 19, 2010 8:46 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Drums with NO mics
Replies: 42
Views: 8505

next time i record a performance of John Cage's 4'33" i'm definitely going to try the drums with no mics technique.
by dave watkins
Wed Nov 17, 2010 12:37 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Drums with NO mics
Replies: 42
Views: 8505

Re: Drums with NO mics

Sometimes it's fun to just sit at the drums and play. definitely, i can't tell you how many times i've had the notion to record something and then i just end up playing drums for four hours without setting up any mics at all. i actually prefer it over the 2 and 3 mic setups, because it's more fun, ...
by dave watkins
Mon Nov 08, 2010 9:37 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: What Did You Work On Today? 11-6-10
Replies: 12
Views: 2829

hooray!

took it easy, slept in, ran sound for ballet, watched north by northwest and consumed way too much hard cider and microwave pizza.

not a bad day!
by dave watkins
Mon Nov 01, 2010 11:27 am
Forum: Listen to Music
Topic: What are you listening to today?
Replies: 809
Views: 189596

new Benoit Pioulard and Marnie Stern records (good lord do i love marnie stern)

also listening to records from my my Minneapolis friends: Me and My Arrow, and Phantom Tails. both are stellar!
by dave watkins
Sun Oct 31, 2010 9:02 pm
Forum: Tape Op Message Board (TOMB)
Topic: Tape Op Messageboard/ Hurricane Electric Internet Services?
Replies: 2
Views: 2695

i got that as well a few days ago so i just deleted my bookmark and added a new one.
by dave watkins
Thu Sep 30, 2010 12:03 pm
Forum: Listen to Music
Topic: menomena - mines
Replies: 6
Views: 2160

i wouldn't worry about it too much, sometimes there's music that just doesn't do it for you, and that's all it comes down to. it's hard to explain. i know there's a whole bunch of stuff out there that would be considered critically acclaimed (and i'm not gonna name names cause it'll inevitably turn ...
by dave watkins
Tue Sep 28, 2010 6:37 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Long run of D-sub 15 pin cable=bad resolution. a fix?
Replies: 6
Views: 1613

45 ft should be no problem for a non amplified dsub run, i regularly run 50-100ft vga cables on everything from a netbook to a pretty burly desktop i use for projection design stuff without worrying about signal loss at all. so my guess is that it's the cable, maybe a bad pin configuration or someth...
by dave watkins
Sat Sep 25, 2010 9:48 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: What Did You Work On Today? 9-23-10
Replies: 27
Views: 6208

My computer is currently at 63 hours of processing straight. 2 x 2.5hr HD dance show with two cams. I'm exporting all the video footage with slight exposure, framing, and color adjustments. I've probably got less than two days to go. And this is on a beasty purpose-built i7 video desktop! The foota...
by dave watkins
Thu Sep 23, 2010 8:59 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: What Did You Work On Today? 9-23-10
Replies: 27
Views: 6208

finished a hi def video project for work (my computers are just barely capable of dealing with hi def video, so it took forever, especially because i had the brilliant idea of doing hi def greenscreen work, keying out the green took 15 hours on it's own to render) got a show booked in town for some ...
by dave watkins
Tue Sep 21, 2010 8:02 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: The "Post your desk!" (and racks) thread
Replies: 571
Views: 147378

as far as i remember it's an old bang & olufsen omni dynamic.
by dave watkins
Mon Sep 20, 2010 2:29 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: The "Post your desk!" (and racks) thread
Replies: 571
Views: 147378

yeah white laces are definitely awesome. think they're looking at a late october release for the new record. always good stuff going on in richmond! i gotta get my new record done this year too now that my space is finally in better order, it's been in the works too long! ight let's see some more de...