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by dumbangel
Wed Nov 09, 2005 1:02 pm
Forum: Listen to Music
Topic: Talk Talk: Spirit of Eden and Laughing Stock
Replies: 20
Views: 16722

i prefer Mark Hollis solo album that came after that.
by dumbangel
Tue Nov 08, 2005 9:49 pm
Forum: Listen to Music
Topic: Smile Classic vs. New Smile
Replies: 15
Views: 7356

When i first heard the new completed version, after years of listening to the bootlegs, i thought it wasn't as bad as I expected. I think they did a pretty good job really. Still, i'd love to see the old smile sessions being released as a box set some day.
by dumbangel
Sun Nov 06, 2005 2:21 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Esquivel
Replies: 14
Views: 6231

To me his best album is "Latin-esque" where he used two orchestras in two different recording rooms playing live. You've got one orchestra on the left of the cans, the other on the right, if my memory serves me right. The stereo effects on his early albums are caricatural. Beyond all these recording...
by dumbangel
Sat Nov 05, 2005 5:00 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: When is OPTO compression not suitable?
Replies: 9
Views: 7267

When is OPTO compression not suitable?

(thanks for tomb 4)

I bought a Distressor recently and so far I've used the opto mode a lot as I find it very discrete and faster to set, but since I'm no expert on the subtleties of compression, I wonder on what sources that type of compression isn't really suitable? Your experience?
by dumbangel
Tue Nov 01, 2005 10:37 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Neve Portico 5042 (tape head emulation)...
Replies: 1
Views: 1320

Neve Portico 5042 (tape head emulation)...

Has anyone tried it?

Does anyone have one and could maybe post samples?
by dumbangel
Tue Feb 15, 2005 11:05 am
Forum: 5/03-2/05: General Recording
Topic: brian wilson singing
Replies: 29
Views: 41444

Re: brian wilson singing

I'm pretty sure B Wilson uses autotune these days. Live there wasn't a single flat note. I can't imagine someone as damaged as him being able to do that without something.
by dumbangel
Mon Feb 14, 2005 4:01 pm
Forum: 5/03-2/05: General Recording
Topic: 60's Trident preamps
Replies: 4
Views: 2894

60's Trident preamps

I realize that amongst all the White album's tracks the ones that were recorded at Trident studios (like Honey Pie for instance) sound great and better than the other ones. Does anyone know what kind of pres they used at Trident in 68? It sounds pretty valvish to me but there was so much valve invol...
by dumbangel
Mon Feb 14, 2005 1:00 pm
Forum: 5/03-2/05: General Recording
Topic: Preamps, different types of the same..
Replies: 16
Views: 10733

Re: Preamps, different types of the same..

A good and famous example of an old fashioned sounding album is Kind of blue by Miles Davis. Recorded with eight M49s probably through the same sound chain. There's a simplicity and uniformity to it that i tend to prefer, although i can understand a preference for more complex sounding recordings.
by dumbangel
Mon Feb 14, 2005 11:46 am
Forum: 5/03-2/05: General Recording
Topic: Preamps, different types of the same..
Replies: 16
Views: 10733

Re: Preamps, different types of the same..

What i've noticed is that modern CDs sound more and more like several records that were juxtaposed onto the same CD track. (i exclude CDs using samples from other records). The colors and textures are so different from each other. The older recordings are, the more they sound like they were coming f...
by dumbangel
Mon Jan 31, 2005 6:43 am
Forum: 5/03-2/05: General Recording
Topic: I wish someone had told me... (newbie thread)
Replies: 37
Views: 6229

Re: I wish someone had told me... (newbie thread)

sonichue wrote: - vacuum tubes sound worse than solid state at low volumes
Do you mean low gain on a given amp or low volume in general?
by dumbangel
Sat Jan 29, 2005 12:10 am
Forum: 5/03-2/05: General Recording
Topic: Favorite Albums of 2004
Replies: 82
Views: 17762

Re: Favorite Albums of 2004

Joanna Newsom -- Milk-eyed mender

Sufjan Stevens -- 7 swans

David Grubbs -- a guess at the riddle

Bjork -- Medulla

Thomas Belhom -- Remedios

Gonzales -- Solo piano

The necks -- Mosquito/See through

and Brian Wilson -- Smile
by dumbangel
Tue Jan 18, 2005 1:29 pm
Forum: 5/03-2/05: General Recording
Topic: Does gear like Distressor or Fatso=Analog tape?
Replies: 13
Views: 2279

Re: Does gear like Distressor or Fatso=Analog tape?

The thing with the Fatso, and one of the reasons some people made negative comments about it initially, is that you can't switch it on and leave it like you would with a tape recorder. All parameters like tranny, compression, warmth, harmonics generator, interact in a very subtle way with how you se...
by dumbangel
Sun Jan 16, 2005 10:35 pm
Forum: 5/03-2/05: General Recording
Topic: Does gear like Distressor or Fatso=Analog tape?
Replies: 13
Views: 2279

Re: Does gear like Distressor or Fatso=Analog tape?

I've got both products. None of them really sounds like tape - but what tape anyway? But both are great stuff to make digital sound more enjoyable. I can't imagine recording without a Fatso now. My next move to get a better sound without tape is to use slower and smoother preamps like like either va...
by dumbangel
Thu Jan 13, 2005 11:10 pm
Forum: 5/03-2/05: General Recording
Topic: Brad Mehldau "Largo"
Replies: 20
Views: 3911

Re: Brad Mehldau "Largo"

My favourite tracks are the first one and that tasteful cover of Dear Prudence.

The sound textures on this album are so enjoyable to listen. Drums sound so smooth, so lush. I don't know how they did that.