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by jhharvest
Sun Sep 29, 2013 9:54 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Re playback systems
Replies: 48
Views: 10461

My wife's a teacher and earns far more than I ever have. So I just kind of trail along. It's not great for having a career of my own though!
by jhharvest
Sun Sep 29, 2013 4:55 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Re playback systems
Replies: 48
Views: 10461

I moved to South Korea about a month back and I feel that here, despite the overwhelming smartphone concentration, the hifi thing is a bit more alive. I was reading (well, actually flicking through since my Korean isn't that good yet) a lifestyle magazine and there were long articles on audio.
by jhharvest
Wed Jun 26, 2013 3:01 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Removing Vocals from a Finished Recording
Replies: 14
Views: 3348

fossiltooth wrote:To paraphrase Woody Allen, art is like a shark. It has to move forward constantly or it dies.
Actually sharks can also find a nice spot where there's a good current and just sit there, which sums up how I feel about Woody Allen. (:
by jhharvest
Tue Jun 25, 2013 10:36 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Removing Vocals from a Finished Recording
Replies: 14
Views: 3348

There are ways to go about it but nothing that would produce good enough quality. The photoshop painting method is sometimes used in electronic music but only when it's intended to be mixed with other stuff. You could always re-record if you can't get the original multitrack to work for whatever rea...
by jhharvest
Fri Jun 14, 2013 10:55 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: iLok turned me into Pirate
Replies: 82
Views: 16449

Customers shouldn't be punished for other people making illegal copies. If there are pirate versions, which don't require iLok, then clearly iLok doesn't work to deter piracy. Therefore iLok is a stupid idea. Sorry jharvest, but this is simply not true. Do your research. ILok2 is as of yet uncracke...
by jhharvest
Fri Jun 14, 2013 11:10 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: iLok turned me into Pirate
Replies: 82
Views: 16449

chris harris wrote:I don't really care what it's called. You're COPYING something that the creator has chosen to sell, without paying for it. It's just as ethically wrong as stealing.
Fixed that for you. Fair enough. :wink:
by jhharvest
Fri Jun 14, 2013 10:32 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: iLok turned me into Pirate
Replies: 82
Views: 16449

Same lame argument, different decade. If you don't like the conditions by which a company or individual sells something that they have every legal right to sell, you just don't buy it. Precisely what I said. Except that I also advocate people speaking against stupid, ineffectual copyright restricti...
by jhharvest
Thu Jun 13, 2013 10:32 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: iLok turned me into Pirate
Replies: 82
Views: 16449

I'm with jegler on this one. Customers shouldn't be punished for other people making illegal copies. If there are pirate versions, which don't require iLok, then clearly iLok doesn't work to deter piracy. Therefore iLok is a stupid idea. If it's easier to pirate a product than it is to use a legitim...
by jhharvest
Tue Jun 11, 2013 10:57 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Is hiring a studio to produce your ideas a common service?
Replies: 13
Views: 4436

At least here in Arusha, Tanzania that seems to be how studios make most of their money. Singing is pretty popular, a lot of people go to church and learn to sing in that context, but few people have access to instruments and therefore there aren't very many skilled musicians / composers. Then on th...
by jhharvest
Tue Jun 04, 2013 10:42 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Decrapifying a PC
Replies: 16
Views: 3227

I've used the TweakHound guides with success before.

That said I run Os X these days and I never need to worry about anything like that.
by jhharvest
Tue Jun 04, 2013 10:22 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Wire Recording (not what you think)
Replies: 3
Views: 1248

Sounds a bit unusual. Maybe the copper wire was used for some other purpose and he just thought it was for sound? After all, it can't work as a transducer unless there's a magnetic field going across it.

Personally I'd just stick a boundary mic on the floor.
by jhharvest
Thu May 30, 2013 11:21 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Harrison Mixbus on sale - $39
Replies: 7
Views: 2960

I like the sound of Mixbus (can a piece of software have a sound?) and I've really liked mixing with it. It's pretty effortless to get a nice sounding mix going. Editing... Well, I try to avoid editing with it. (Yay, Tracktion!)
by jhharvest
Tue May 07, 2013 10:12 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Behringer X-32
Replies: 10
Views: 2239

That's often been the case with Behringer though - their gear is generally cheaper and even accounting for their incredible bulk buying, they do need to cut corners somewhere to make a profit. Especially with cheaper gear the mentality is often to replace rather than repair which isn't the best for ...
by jhharvest
Wed Apr 17, 2013 10:45 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: recommend me an interface
Replies: 11
Views: 3335

All of those look like good options to me. Personally I wouldn't pay for an "upgrade" of an old piece of gear but apart from that. You could add Ferrofish and a Madi card to that list if you don't need preamps, I guess.
by jhharvest
Wed Apr 03, 2013 4:22 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Let's Talk About Buss Compressors
Replies: 23
Views: 7356

A stereo compressor is nothing but two mono compressors with their sidechains fed from an aux output.