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by Jay Reynolds
Wed Mar 05, 2008 9:14 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Ableton Live - I've given this some thought
Replies: 27
Views: 4087

Love that app. I'm not sure about mixing with it, but I start 80% of my ideas in Live. I always feel like I'm dealing with musical elements in a really intuitive way, whether its tweaking out pre-recorded loops, tracking audio or midi, or creating ideas and arrangements on the fly. It feels more lik...
by Jay Reynolds
Wed Mar 05, 2008 8:38 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: DBX 386 as Preamp?
Replies: 5
Views: 919

I've used one and i never felt like it was imparting a good sort of "character" in most applications. I never liked the sounds I got out of it when I gained it up. The only reason I still have mine around is the digital IO. Useful for adding two pres to the SPDIF inputs on my 828.
by Jay Reynolds
Wed Mar 05, 2008 8:15 pm
Forum: Listen to Music
Topic: Why are there no more hit instrumentals?
Replies: 51
Views: 8783

ubertar wrote:Herbie Hancock-- Rockit

whatever that one was with the "music box" song, back in the 80s... they play it on ice cream trucks now. back in roller-rink days.
Wasn't that The Art of Noise? And what about "Oh Yeah" by Yello?
by Jay Reynolds
Mon Mar 03, 2008 4:02 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Weird soundcard problem
Replies: 5
Views: 1304

Sounds like you lost one side on the inputs to me. Those onboard cards probably represent about $15 in replacement cost. Here's something you might want to look at as a low-cost alternative:
http://www.m-audio.com/products/en_us/A ... -main.html
Last I checked, they're about $100us.
by Jay Reynolds
Mon Mar 03, 2008 5:36 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Weird soundcard problem
Replies: 5
Views: 1304

Can you describe your signal chain ahead of the computer? And I'm not 100% clear on what your input configuration is. Does "surround capable" apply to your inputs? Lastly, the "pins" you described, are these just the female mini-plug jacks on the box?
by Jay Reynolds
Sat Mar 01, 2008 6:44 am
Forum: Listen to Music
Topic: Why are there no more hit instrumentals?
Replies: 51
Views: 8783

It's either big orchestral soundscapes, or just a raided record collection (blame Tarantino + the Big Chill). The Dick Dale cover of "Miserlou" that was featured in Pulp Fiction was probably a bigger hit in the 90's than it ever was in its original release. And then there's that instrumental from K...
by Jay Reynolds
Tue Feb 26, 2008 3:08 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Should I make the switch from Pro Tools LE to Logic Studio?
Replies: 38
Views: 6521

Oh yeah, it's time to jump from ProTools. FWIW, I really love Ableton Live...... and I use it as a replacement for my Radar setup which was a replacement for my tape machine. No regrets at all. Very underrated as a DAW. Simple, straightforward and kool in a Beck's Beer sort of way. +1 for Live. But...
by Jay Reynolds
Sun Feb 24, 2008 6:35 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Logic Studio - Space Designer
Replies: 4
Views: 975

I haven't used Express in a while, but I don't think it has plug-in delay compensation across its Aux channels.
by Jay Reynolds
Fri Feb 22, 2008 4:47 pm
Forum: Listen to Music
Topic: Men At Work
Replies: 20
Views: 3163

Everything sounds better with an Aussie accent. See Steve Elkington.
by Jay Reynolds
Fri Feb 22, 2008 4:35 pm
Forum: Listen to Music
Topic: Men At Work
Replies: 20
Views: 3163

Business as Usual was a good album, song wise and sonically as well. "No Sign of Yesterday" is a great song, with some nice delayed lead guitar parts. I found myself singing the second verse from "Land Down Under" a few days ago. These guys were pretty talented. True, true. But a/b'ing the two, Car...
by Jay Reynolds
Fri Feb 22, 2008 2:16 pm
Forum: Listen to Music
Topic: Men At Work
Replies: 20
Views: 3163

This book, besides being pretty good, is written by their engineer? Producer? Whatever he was, he has a lot of info about his methods recording their albums blended into the text of the book. http://www.amazon.com/Musicians-Guide-Home-Recording/dp/0671657542 I feel that "It's a Mistake" is one of t...
by Jay Reynolds
Fri Feb 22, 2008 1:01 pm
Forum: Listen to Music
Topic: Will the Amy Winehouse record change the public's taste?
Replies: 23
Views: 4571

RefD wrote:
superaction80 wrote:
darjama wrote:Check out Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings for another great sounding retro soul record.

http://www.daptonerecords.com/sharonjon ... kings.html

Big +1
Love her music.
and a fantastic sound!
Werd.
by Jay Reynolds
Fri Feb 22, 2008 1:00 pm
Forum: Listen to Music
Topic: Men At Work
Replies: 20
Views: 3163

Men At Work

No really a band that I find myself seeking out, but the other day I sort of had a new experience with their material. I was riding in the car with my wife, listening to her iPod through one of those FM transmitter thingies (two automatic strikes against the sonic to begin with) when some material f...
by Jay Reynolds
Fri Feb 22, 2008 12:45 pm
Forum: Listen to Music
Topic: Will the Amy Winehouse record change the public's taste?
Replies: 23
Views: 4571

darjama wrote:Check out Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings for another great sounding retro soul record.

http://www.daptonerecords.com/sharonjon ... kings.html

Big +1
Love her music.