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by BenjaminWells
Fri May 29, 2009 9:55 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Adding character to acoustic guitar in electronic music
Replies: 11
Views: 2269

de Cheesify

I like the sound of a classical guitar with nylon strings finger picked against an electronic, rhythmic bed. I also like to have a performance tracked several different ways at the same time: mic 1/3 up the fretboard, mic on the sound hole, two separate pickups one D.I.ed all to separate tracks... m...
by BenjaminWells
Mon Apr 20, 2009 7:45 am
Forum: Listen to Music
Topic: "Breakfast With You," another case for the deadlin
Replies: 0
Views: 617

"Breakfast With You," another case for the deadlin

"Breakfast With You" is a song I wrote the lyrics to in 2004. It's here: http://www.BenjaminWells.net Four years later I wrote the music and started playing it out. Two weeks ago I received a call from another local musician who wants to put together a compilation CD. She was asking for a recording ...
by BenjaminWells
Sun Mar 29, 2009 9:35 pm
Forum: Listen to Music
Topic: Finished recording first self produced record---tips?
Replies: 2
Views: 956

Good stuff

Sounds good. I'd bring down the lead vocal on Dangerlove. It doesn't really blend. Try to make space in the spectrum for it rather than just turning it up. Your myspace editor jacked up the player and I couldn't even see it without scrolling all the way over to the right. The songs are good. I like ...
by BenjaminWells
Fri Mar 27, 2009 7:36 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Removing a Macbook microphone and wiring?
Replies: 4
Views: 1248

I took an iBook apart once and put it back together. The mic was pretty deeply embedded in the machine, and the screen, but I did get it out. I used to like the sound of these mics too. I recorded Blackbird through the pin hole mic on that old iBook. Here it is: http://benjaminwells.net/audio/BENJAM...
by BenjaminWells
Sun Mar 22, 2009 10:34 am
Forum: People/Places/Things
Topic: Craigslist Job for a Denver "Sound Man"
Replies: 0
Views: 785

Craigslist Job for a Denver "Sound Man"

I saw this on Craigslist and I thought there might be someone on here who could do it.

http://denver.craigslist.org/tfr/1086627470.html
by BenjaminWells
Fri Feb 20, 2009 9:05 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Releasing a record
Replies: 10
Views: 4058

I've never used the service myself, but it seems like this could work for you...
http://cdbaby.net/

I listen to their podcast, which is excellent:
http://cdbabypodcast.com/

A lot of people also use Tune Core:
http://www.tunecore.com/

Good luck to you!
by BenjaminWells
Fri Feb 06, 2009 8:14 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: macbook pro: 2.53 ghz or 2.8 ghz?
Replies: 3
Views: 1130

Mac Book Pro

I think the subtle differences in power are over-blown. When you're talking about two generations of processors, that's when you see a huge difference... but if $300 could buy you most of a huge external hard drive or more memory, I'd put the money there.
by BenjaminWells
Mon Jan 26, 2009 3:21 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Another Plate Reverb
Replies: 60
Views: 45241

awesome

Awesome. That is going to sound amazing. It looks huge! Can't wait to see what color you choose.
by BenjaminWells
Sat Jan 24, 2009 9:28 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Another Plate Reverb
Replies: 60
Views: 45241

Plates

I'd love to hear a sound sample if you have one!
by BenjaminWells
Fri Jan 23, 2009 6:59 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Studio design for both rehearsal and recording?
Replies: 6
Views: 2059

curtains

I had the heavy curtain idea too and found this:
http://acoustic-curtains.com/

... got the book.
by BenjaminWells
Fri Jan 23, 2009 6:10 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Quincy Jones' Petition to create a Secretary of the Arts
Replies: 52
Views: 9628

Arts Tsar...

I thought Obama re-framed the "Big vs. Small" government argument rather well by suggesting a smarter one. To me, smart government is one which supports arts education. Shouldn't our kids know who Louis Armstrong was? How about Duke Ellington? John Coltrane? Ask any 12 year old in France who these g...
by BenjaminWells
Thu Jan 22, 2009 11:13 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Do you care if stuff's in tune?
Replies: 30
Views: 8208

The Boss

Great thread... and reading it I was reminded of the current Springsteen song "Working on a Dream." I've been doing drywall (apropos to the song) and listening to a lot of radio. If you've heard the song, what do you think about the out of tune whistling solo? I think it's as believable as a too ski...
by BenjaminWells
Fri Jan 16, 2009 10:11 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: New Space: TOMB-ing the progress.
Replies: 8
Views: 3567

New Space: TOMB-ing the progress.

We built a garage... http://benjaminwells.net/images/front.jpg The upstairs will be my new studio... http://benjaminwells.net/images/subfloortrusses.jpg Rod Gervais' book is on order. green glue & ultra-touch will be... Dimensions: 15' wide, 21' long, 9' ceiling. These dimensions are remarkably simi...
by BenjaminWells
Mon Jan 12, 2009 4:43 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Quincy Jones' Petition to create a Secretary of the Arts
Replies: 52
Views: 9628

Who?

Paula Abdul? She'd probably shack up with the surgeon general. The poor kid would be named Sanjay Abdul Gupta Jr.???

But maybe Quincy Jones himself?
Herbie Hancock perhaps?
Bono?

wait, what am I thinking... how about The Boss?

You know who's earned it... Bonie Raitt.
by BenjaminWells
Sat Jan 10, 2009 12:51 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Tube warmth with FREE stereo modulation!
Replies: 28
Views: 5850

Sweet

Fantastic idea! I love this kind of resourceful innovation.