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by thunderboy
Sat Apr 03, 2010 12:21 am
Forum: Listen to Music
Topic: Caspar Br?tzmann Massaker
Replies: 2
Views: 1199

I saw CBM in San Francisco at DNA back in...1993? He was touring Koksofen - one of the top five shows I have ever seen, just brilliant. Brutal artistry. I love the videos for Templehof and Wiege - basically dashboard cam footage of someone driving around on a snowy night. Both meditative and unsettl...
by thunderboy
Mon Feb 15, 2010 5:41 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Most durable cables for the money?
Replies: 17
Views: 2623

Other issues aside, Monster cables are just plain unreliable. I can't tell you how many I have seen crap out on stage over the last 12 years.

Store-bought, I find Quantum to be perfectly acceptable - inexpensive and very reliable. Roll-your-own is even better, if you are up for it.

jt
by thunderboy
Sun Dec 20, 2009 3:58 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: What IS It About Sound for Movies??
Replies: 19
Views: 4438

I don't think it's so much a matter of dynamic range as it is the whole "let's have the actors whisper all of their lines to make it more intense" thing. Seriously, is the dialogue you wrote so irrelevant that you don't even care if your audience hears it?

Yech.

jt
by thunderboy
Sat Dec 19, 2009 10:25 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: What IS It About Sound for Movies??
Replies: 19
Views: 4438

I would assume they probably mix dialog and music for movies at a higher resolution than most commercial music for radio as well. Seeing as how most big movies are in surround sound and being played out of very high end audio systems in theaters they're probably going for a much higher standard of ...
by thunderboy
Thu Dec 17, 2009 10:12 am
Forum: Listen to Music
Topic: What are some of the most "poorly engineered" albu
Replies: 216
Views: 70321

It's funny how most of my all time favorite albums are mentioned in these threads. Sometimes I feel sad for the hypercritical super engineers. Picking the production apart on stuff like Zeppelin, Hendrix,Miles, etc. is silly and non-musical. Thank god there are no time machines.... I'm sure someone...
by thunderboy
Wed Dec 16, 2009 9:46 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Pro tools hd8 question
Replies: 9
Views: 1846

Mr_headphones wrote:I feel like this particular question should be asked @ gearslutz.com

Not that their aren't many capable people that could help you at here as well

BUT....

its TAPEop man!8)
Pics of your machine room?

jt
by thunderboy
Wed Dec 16, 2009 8:04 pm
Forum: Listen to Music
Topic: What are your favorite classical music moments?
Replies: 11
Views: 2650

I find it difficult to reduce my experience with "legitimate" music to a few moments, but one that always give me goosebumps: Stichira , from Penderecki's Utrenya - Begins with aleatoric shouts delivered by a double choir into a cacophony of tubular bells and klaxon-esque glissandos in the strings. ...
by thunderboy
Wed Dec 16, 2009 7:39 pm
Forum: Listen to Music
Topic: What are some of the most "poorly engineered" albu
Replies: 216
Views: 70321

--Shields up-- I think that the early electric Miles albums (Bitches Brew, et al) sound terrible. Let me qualify that. I think they sound terrible compared to the last Miles acoustic quintet albums (Nefertiti, ESP, etc). Those quintet albums sound like they were recorded yesterday, while the electri...
by thunderboy
Wed Dec 16, 2009 7:29 pm
Forum: Listen to Music
Topic: "The Number of the Beast" compressed 666 times
Replies: 17
Views: 4275

Of course, as we now know, the number of the beast is actually 616.

Ah, well.

jt
by thunderboy
Tue Dec 15, 2009 8:19 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: THIS is a control room!
Replies: 44
Views: 5516

My practical question is why does the pilot have to be 'left-handed'? They don't. Also, that joystick has a pretty 'fire' button on it. I did not know the Airbus A380 had any ordinance onboard. It doesn't. That would be the autopilot disengage/sidestick priority button. jt Wait, were you sarcastica...
by thunderboy
Tue Dec 15, 2009 7:38 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Audio Book Tips/Techniques
Replies: 14
Views: 2813

Re: Audio Book Tips/Techniques

The publishing company ALWAYS uses what is called an ABRIDGED (read: edited down) version of the actual book. 650 pages is not doable, so they have the author get together with an editor or have an editor take out less relevant parts, and have that approved by the author. Usually you end up with ab...
by thunderboy
Sat Dec 12, 2009 1:03 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: THIS is a control room!
Replies: 44
Views: 5516

@?,*???&? wrote:My practical question is why does the pilot have to be 'left-handed'?
They don't.
Also, that joystick has a pretty 'fire' button on it. I did not know the Airbus A380 had any ordinance onboard.
It doesn't. That would be the autopilot disengage/sidestick priority button.

jt
by thunderboy
Tue Dec 08, 2009 6:02 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Audio Book Tips/Techniques
Replies: 14
Views: 2813

Oh - don't forget to record room tone! Supply this as a separate file. I like to see at least 30 seconds of tone from each day of recording, though more is not unwelcome - I once had a project where the engineer recorded only one 10-second room tone for the entire 4-day session. It was rife with foo...
by thunderboy
Tue Dec 08, 2009 10:59 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Audio Book Tips/Techniques
Replies: 14
Views: 2813

Be sure to document EVERYTHING on your copy of the script. Time code at the top of every page and at the beginning and end of chapters, as well as session breaks (day 1, day 2, etc). If you are doing punch-ins, mark them clearly with a double hash mark: It was a dark and // stormy night. Mark all qu...
by thunderboy
Sun Dec 06, 2009 7:55 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Live Sound Question Large Diaphragm Condenser
Replies: 15
Views: 4486

thunderboy wrote: Large diaphragm condensers of all polar patterns have been used in the live environment for decades, so the issue isn't the mic. BenWV wrote: We sometimes get into feedback problems... Yeah, I would say that in those instances, the mic is 20% of the problem. The speakers are anoth...