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by Magnetic Services
Mon Jul 30, 2012 10:19 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: I'll send you $5 in the mail if you answer my 424 questions!
Replies: 54
Views: 7980

When I monitor from the 424, there is a TON of hiss.Even though there is a lot of hiss the guitar itself still sounds louder, clearer, and fuller (just with a lot of background hiss). When it hits the computer it becomes a whole new beast. FWIW, I am still using normal bias tapes and haven't cleane...
by Magnetic Services
Fri Jul 27, 2012 3:10 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Schmidlin FED+ compressor
Replies: 45
Views: 11780

"Can I sing my part now?! Jeez, what's the hold-up in there?"

"One moment, just fiddlin' with the schmidlin!"
by Magnetic Services
Thu Jul 26, 2012 8:43 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: I'll send you $5 in the mail if you answer my 424 questions!
Replies: 54
Views: 7980

I see your point, but I was actually thinking the opposite. You could get the tape sound going from the tape outs, but avoid Tascam's crappy mixer. Really the EQ on the 424 is not so good. I think it would be better to eq in the box. Just my humble opinion. Really, nothing on it is much good. The f...
by Magnetic Services
Thu Jul 26, 2012 2:28 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Leader, Splicing, and End Tape??
Replies: 16
Views: 3016

Don't be so attached to keeping the tape on the reel it came on? They came with recordings on them that I wanted to back up before using the reels myself, but I decided to store them tail out because I knew it would be a while until I got around to it (still haven't), and I still wanted them on the...
by Magnetic Services
Thu Jul 26, 2012 2:09 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Schmidlin FED+ compressor
Replies: 45
Views: 11780

y'all done scurred him off! Joel, if you're lurking I'd like to know how you decided on this compressor, what new possibilities it has brought to the table for you, etc. (also, off-topic, I'd like to pick your brain RE all those wacky snare verbs and effects on the Dub Trio records. Was it all autom...
by Magnetic Services
Wed Jul 25, 2012 9:34 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Leader, Splicing, and End Tape??
Replies: 16
Views: 3016

could someone post a step-by-step guide for this? Am I crazy? Tails out is a complete workflow all it's own. It's much harder if you approach it piecemeal. When idle, the machine will have an empty reel on the left, and no reel on the right. When you load it, the full reel goes on the right (yeah, ...
by Magnetic Services
Wed Jul 25, 2012 9:13 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Schmidlin FED+ compressor
Replies: 45
Views: 11780

Fucking awesome, a guy with three posts calls out one of the most respected and well-liked guys on the forum for posting spam. I don't agree with him that it's an ad (sure sounds like one, but I'll give joel the benefit of the doubt and assume he's got more class than that), but did he really need ...
by Magnetic Services
Wed Jul 25, 2012 8:57 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Leader, Splicing, and End Tape??
Replies: 16
Views: 3016

BTW, since you are brand new to tape, just in case nobody has mentioned it yet, your long term storage for your masters should be "tails out" (the end of the tape at the beginning of the reel). This helps mitigate problems brought-on by print-through... GJ I'm just gonna jump in here and say that w...
by Magnetic Services
Wed Jul 25, 2012 8:46 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: I'll send you $5 in the mail if you answer my 424 questions!
Replies: 54
Views: 7980

3. Using the method described above, I don't know if the signal from the tape outputs goes from the tape then through the mixer and then to the tape outputs?? If it does then you can make use of the Tascam mixer as your sending audio to your interface. If not, well, you won't be able to use the mix...
by Magnetic Services
Tue Jul 24, 2012 9:45 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: I'll send you $5 in the mail if you answer my 424 questions!
Replies: 54
Views: 7980

I'm actually a little confused: if you have a preamp/usb interface and you're trying to get your stuff into garageband in the end anyway, why aren't you just recording directly to garageband? Is this a fetishistic thing with the 424? Yep. I actually have a statue of/shrine to the 424 made entirely ...
by Magnetic Services
Mon Jul 23, 2012 8:11 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: I'll send you $5 in the mail if you answer my 424 questions!
Replies: 54
Views: 7980

You've started like three or four threads about your 4-track problems so lets try to solve this once and for all right here. You say all you want to do is convert your tape tracks to digital files. Why, then, are you asking about mics? It's two seperate processes; recording on your tascam and then s...
by Magnetic Services
Sun Jul 22, 2012 6:22 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Need a 2-or-4 channel interface for my Tascam 424mkiii
Replies: 8
Views: 1200

I think you have two seperate issues here. Am I correct in saying that you want... A: Cleaner recordings B: An audio interface for your computer with either two or four inputs Better to tackle A before B. The high bias tape would probably help, but there is no escape from hiss in the tape world, esp...
by Magnetic Services
Wed Jul 18, 2012 10:26 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: monitors around $500
Replies: 14
Views: 3954

...Plus you get to earn cool points by telling everyone (EVERYONE) your cones are made from kevlar and the tweeter domes are silk.
by Magnetic Services
Wed Jul 18, 2012 10:23 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: monitors around $500
Replies: 14
Views: 3954

My approach when monitor shopping was to go for the biggest woofer size for the lowest price (I don't like using a sub and I don't know why). I ended up getting a pair of these puppies.... http://www.m-audio.com/products/en_us/StudiophileCX8.html ...For around 400 from a sweetwater sale. Normally ov...
by Magnetic Services
Sun Jul 15, 2012 7:08 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: The most awesome portable 4-track setup. Help me pleez.
Replies: 6
Views: 1307

It may actually be more worth it to get pres not strictly to have new pres, but rather to have phase switches, pads, etc.