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by jhharvest
Wed Mar 19, 2014 5:55 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: favorite uses for a shotgun mic?
Replies: 13
Views: 3312

I've used shotguns as audience mics in live gigs.
by jhharvest
Wed Mar 19, 2014 5:46 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: question about coaxial monitor design
Replies: 5
Views: 984

I'm not a speaker designer so I probably shouldn't answer but here's my gut instinct: a) Low frequencies go through stuff like that flimsy plastic horn in the Presonus monitor, so it's practically not there. The horn is there to guide the high frequencies from the tweeter. b) Every monitor is a comp...
by jhharvest
Mon Mar 03, 2014 9:07 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Decent sounding, cheap, sturdy tracking phones?
Replies: 25
Views: 4122

In the last thread about cheap tracking phones I posted: At the TV station where I worked a couple of years ago we tested a few Superlux models. Long story short, I ordered a bunch more of the 662 (for location) and 668b (for edits). For the money they seemed pretty solid. I sent an email to a colle...
by jhharvest
Thu Feb 27, 2014 4:37 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Question about DSP in speakers and amps
Replies: 7
Views: 1198

How come they never list the specs then? (At least not that I've seen.) Like, I'd think people would want to know whether it's 96kHz/32bit or 44.1/16 if their mix is going through it twice?! Because people don't generally notice the difference and the gear would be a lot harder to sell if you told ...
by jhharvest
Tue Feb 25, 2014 5:35 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Cultural differences
Replies: 3
Views: 2094

Thanks Gregg. Yeah, a lot of it isn't unique to Korea but the language issue just exacerbates our troubles. I guess I just wasn't prepared how much of an issue it could be. As I said, there's a fair few people on set who speak English: the diretor and the DoP both have worked in the US, the line-pro...
by jhharvest
Mon Feb 24, 2014 5:47 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Cultural differences
Replies: 3
Views: 2094

Cultural differences

So I came to South Korea last September. I landed a sound design gig for a smaller Korean film production. Today is the last day of shooting (maybe, more on that later) and I have to say it's been tough. I've really struggled with both the language and cultural differences we've faced among the crew...
by jhharvest
Sat Dec 07, 2013 10:20 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Let's talk about 3-Way....
Replies: 24
Views: 4751

Awesome! It's a fantastic feeling when you have a really good gear purchase. If you remember, it'd be cool if you could post back a second opinion after a couple of months just to say how you are getting on.
by jhharvest
Thu Nov 28, 2013 3:03 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: a 24 bit minidisc type format: viable or dead in the water
Replies: 10
Views: 3342

Re: I like hardware too

PS. Why digidesign/Avid didn't invest in DSD conversion & processing 10 years ago still blows my mind. Imagine if they'd adopted that technology in 2001-2003 and said to everyone else "yeah yeah... you've got native PCM audio processing... but with our dedicated AD/DA & DSP cards, we can give you m...
by jhharvest
Thu Nov 28, 2013 12:25 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: I'm gonna record the destruction of a piano. Suggestions?
Replies: 26
Views: 9376

First of all, be very careful. As for musicians involved in piano destruction pieces, Karl-Erik Welin (1934 ? 1992) was a Swedish composer, pianist and organist who seemed to have a love-hate relationship with the piano and appeared to be drawn to music that allowed for his flair for drama. His cham...
by jhharvest
Sun Nov 24, 2013 2:48 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Audiophiles are crazy
Replies: 20
Views: 5173

There has been some experiments. Afaik speakers might slightly change their characteristics over time but other pieces of kit generally won't. But true audiophiles reject double blind ABX because of the unnatural listening circumstances which makes it impossible to appreciate the subtler nuances of ...
by jhharvest
Sat Nov 23, 2013 5:11 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: a 24 bit minidisc type format: viable or dead in the water
Replies: 10
Views: 3342

Yeah, I'd echo Mr. Goodman here. Why would I, as a consumer, want a new physical medium? Why would I want to put in extra money to get no benefits, another box taking up space that's just locked into fixed specs, when I already have a bunch of generalised computing devices that can be updated with s...
by jhharvest
Tue Nov 19, 2013 3:19 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Audiophiles are crazy
Replies: 20
Views: 5173

Yah, those $3000 speaker wires sound MUCH better after they burn in for a couple weeks. :roll: Well, at least the stove distortion might fade slightly after a couple of weeks. (Stove distortion is of course the special type of distortion that's audible from the direction of the stove after you spen...
by jhharvest
Fri Nov 08, 2013 7:10 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Let's talk about 3-Way....
Replies: 24
Views: 4751

They are pretty big. Dogs, cats, small children all are viable options. D:
by jhharvest
Fri Nov 08, 2013 4:30 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Let's talk about 3-Way....
Replies: 24
Views: 4751

I was going to post that I think Abbey Road uses the B&W 801 3-ways but they are also quite spendy so it's bit of a moot point.
by jhharvest
Thu Oct 17, 2013 5:05 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Budget tracking headphones under ?50?
Replies: 7
Views: 1627

At the TV station where I worked a couple of years ago we tested a few Superlux models. Long story short, I ordered a bunch more of the 662 (for location) and 668b (for edits). For the money they seemed pretty solid. I sent an email to a colleague asking if the cans have survived. I'll post here if ...