Search found 375 matches

by jhharvest
Mon Apr 01, 2013 8:46 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Live Sound/Simultaneous Translation Questions
Replies: 6
Views: 1043

I used some wireless ones from Shure I think. My take away was that our studio lights really messed with them and they looked ridiculous in the audience shots. Make sure all headsets are charged at every opportunity. At least the console we had didn't have any outputs so I recall for recording I fir...
by jhharvest
Wed Mar 20, 2013 4:58 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Troubles With BSS AR-133 D/I
Replies: 4
Views: 919

Yeah, the reason why people recommend the BSS audio DIs is because they are generally pretty good. I've used them for years and I haven't had problems outside of mistreated units. I don't think that's the case if you've bought it though. I'd say with a piezo you could probably leave the pad off comp...
by jhharvest
Wed Mar 06, 2013 8:42 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: What microphone should I buy?? Any help please! :)
Replies: 31
Views: 7044

and a proffesional XLR cable going to a preamp (i dont know its what the djs have in between the two vinyls, thats what i had). Wait... You don't mean a RIAA preamp by any chance, do you? Something like this ? Are you sure you've connected it up right? And you are right: the SM58 is a mediocre stag...
by jhharvest
Wed Feb 27, 2013 9:35 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Would you rather lose sight or hearing? Why?
Replies: 14
Views: 4672

I'd rather lose my hearing if I had to choose. There's two reasons: a) I don't have to work with sound, and b) artificial hearing is easier than artificial sight. I'd expect in fifteen-twenty years for complete loss of hearing to be curable. It's going to be another ten after that for vision.
by jhharvest
Sat Feb 23, 2013 12:06 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: multiple reverbs on a mix
Replies: 34
Views: 6563

Interesting! Thanks for that very informative post, Nick!

I sometimes use two reverbs chained together. The sends of the first reverb (or delay) go to the inputs of the second one. This helps sometimes a bit with crap digital reverbs like the Yamaha digidesk built in ones.
by jhharvest
Fri Feb 22, 2013 2:32 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: How to remote 'power on' my Mac?
Replies: 11
Views: 1745

A solenoid and a bit of wire. this is brilliant, but is it wise next to hard disks? I'd say it's pretty safe. The tiny, tiny magnetic field of a solenoid on the outside of the chassis is not much compared to the one from the power transformer that's inside the computer. If you are paranoid I guess ...
by jhharvest
Thu Feb 21, 2013 9:26 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: How to remote 'power on' my Mac?
Replies: 11
Views: 1745

A solenoid and a bit of wire.
by jhharvest
Sat Feb 16, 2013 12:27 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: How Good Does It Need To Sound For Film/TV?
Replies: 11
Views: 2052

I think it depends on the channel. For a small cable channel (such as the one I was working for) I'd say the requirements are pretty low. As long as it's relatively noise free the sound quality won't be the main obstacle. Instead we'd look for tracks that are easy to license, suit the mood and have ...
by jhharvest
Mon Jan 28, 2013 9:04 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Tracktion 4
Replies: 11
Views: 3528

Nice. I liked the previous versions of Tracktion because of its simple workflow. Might use this for tracking and Mixbus for mixing.
by jhharvest
Thu Jan 17, 2013 8:52 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Izotope plug sucks the life out of trx... (Long post)
Replies: 29
Views: 6569

Hey JH, If you mean microphonic type stuff from the needle, that's not it, although that's a good guess... This is actual musical/sonic content I'm talking about-- kick drum and bass; mostly kick drum. Also, there was a default low-cut in place, but I when I noticed it, I took that out, and it didn...
by jhharvest
Wed Jan 16, 2013 9:03 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Izotope plug sucks the life out of trx... (Long post)
Replies: 29
Views: 6569

There is one thing that came to mind: did you low cut your recording before the plugin? Could you maybe go and check that your turntable doesn't let through infrasound (rumble from the motor / belt)? I guess that could make a difference especially to the low end.
by jhharvest
Sat Dec 29, 2012 9:50 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: broken 1/4" -- this ever happen to you?
Replies: 7
Views: 1446

Yes, with an expensive outboard that was in for evaluation from a shop. Great fun! It was a cheap adapter plug that broke in. I hadn't bought them but they were left from some yonder year. Needless to say I threw every single one in the bin. I think I got the tip out with some tweezers. There's the ...
by jhharvest
Fri Dec 21, 2012 9:43 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: 3-D printer prints vinyl, slightly lossey, mild attenuation
Replies: 15
Views: 3903

I would be very surprised if 3d printers were ever used for printing vinyl for listening. The way they work makes it pretty damn difficult to get the resolution needed and printing would take ages.
by jhharvest
Fri Nov 30, 2012 11:11 pm
Forum: People/Places/Things
Topic: The BBC on earworms
Replies: 12
Views: 2972

I never have tunes stuck in my head. I'm a bit special like that. D:
by jhharvest
Fri Nov 30, 2012 11:08 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: DO NOT USE TIME MACHINE FOR BACKING UP SESSIONS
Replies: 11
Views: 2528

Okay. Sorry mate, it sucks when that happens. I definitely agree that you shouldn't run Time Machine at least when the project is still open.