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by Magnetic Services
Tue Jul 10, 2012 10:53 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: What tape should I use? (First time recorder)
Replies: 7
Views: 1444

That said, Purposely abusing shitty tapes can result in some awesome sounds.
by Magnetic Services
Tue Jul 10, 2012 10:32 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: What tape should I use? (First time recorder)
Replies: 7
Views: 1444

http://tapeworld.com/product_detail~id~133~title~SM60+Audio%20Cassettes%20High-Bias%20Type%20II~brandname~~producttype~Audio%20Cassettes%20High-Bias%20Type%20II.htm TDK sm60. High Bias, Type II. That's the important part, cuz the manual cites those two stats. Lots of folks here can tell you more abo...
by Magnetic Services
Fri Jul 06, 2012 8:38 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Jazz III users
Replies: 1
Views: 666

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fender heavy triangle for lyfe
by Magnetic Services
Fri Jul 06, 2012 8:36 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: I made a Reflect Shield
Replies: 16
Views: 4407

seems heavy. Has that been a problem at all? I suppose if the shield is mounted as close to the vertical part of the stand as possible, it might not be too bad.
by Magnetic Services
Thu Jul 05, 2012 10:12 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Mics and Frequency Response Charts
Replies: 9
Views: 1343

Also keep in mind that the polar pattern of a given mic varies by frequency. I'm guessing they usually stick around 1k, but I have seen polar pattern diagrams with a thick line representing a midrange frequency in addition to secondary lines (dotted, dashed, etc) representing higher or lower frequen...
by Magnetic Services
Tue Jul 03, 2012 10:31 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: SOUNDCRAFT MAGNETICS SERIES 20 TWO TRACK 1/2" TAPE RECO
Replies: 7
Views: 2095

Reading your posts is like listening to this:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xw-KkswasUc
by Magnetic Services
Sun Jun 24, 2012 9:09 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Tascam 38 noise. NOT tape hiss. Pleez halp!
Replies: 6
Views: 2516

From what I'm hearing, the caps on the output amp are likely, but, tape isn't supposed to shed that much, your tape needs baking or replacing before you use it. Don't use tape that sheds. The card for your repro head sounds like it's dead too, so it needs a lot of repair. Maybe nothing major. Recap...
by Magnetic Services
Sun Jun 24, 2012 9:06 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: demystifying (or further convoluting) the silly words we use
Replies: 18
Views: 6612

He he he...Husker Du as produced by Albert Camus. But in all seriousness, I've gotten that response, to which I'll say something like, "Eh, it [the track in question] is just sort of there . What do you think it should sound like?". Whenever possible, I'll try to get them to point to specific examp...
by Magnetic Services
Mon Jun 18, 2012 3:44 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: demystifying (or further convoluting) the silly words we use
Replies: 18
Views: 6612

"double rainbowy"
by Magnetic Services
Mon Jun 18, 2012 3:30 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: demystifying (or further convoluting) the silly words we use
Replies: 18
Views: 6612

http://www.tapeop.com/blog/2012/06/15/what-are-words/ :lol: Please, let's not discuss "the brown sound" (what, in light of the possible use of a "sound gun" here in Chi during the NATO conference was a fearful and present threat indeed.) I was there! I don't think it ever got deployed, however. Any...
by Magnetic Services
Sun Jun 17, 2012 8:55 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: demystifying (or further convoluting) the silly words we use
Replies: 18
Views: 6612

whoa, two days ago? Great minds....

Another favorite of mine is "floydian"


edit: that marker in the background is amazing.
by Magnetic Services
Sun Jun 17, 2012 12:57 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: demystifying (or further convoluting) the silly words we use
Replies: 18
Views: 6612

demystifying (or further convoluting) the silly words we use

I'll start with some classics: "warm" - rolled-off high end, slightly accentuated midrange. term usually applied to ribbons, tubes, tape, and band-limited older gear. "smashed/crushed" - treated with very UN-subtle high ratio, low threshold compression "heavy" - I think this one is best left alone, ...
by Magnetic Services
Tue Jun 12, 2012 10:00 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Tascam 38 noise. NOT tape hiss. Pleez halp!
Replies: 6
Views: 2516

Tascam 38 noise. NOT tape hiss. Pleez halp!

Pretty sure this is in the right section. Gear talk, maybe? Anyhow, my tascam 38 has a noise that I'd like to be rid of. It's not the anticipated and manageable tape hiss, rather it's a scratchy, crackly sort of noise. I'll post some samples tomorrow, but for now I will give you the lowdown: It is p...
by Magnetic Services
Thu May 03, 2012 10:21 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: How many mic's is too many mic's?
Replies: 21
Views: 4895

when you discover that you've got a microphone you NEVER use - THAT is when you have too many.
by Magnetic Services
Tue Apr 17, 2012 12:02 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: space behind couch useable for trapping bass?
Replies: 0
Views: 1021

space behind couch useable for trapping bass?

In a 12' x 9' x 8' room I am treating to be a suitable mixing environment, I plan on building a floor-to-ceiling corner bass trap, triangular in shape. still developing that design. My question, however, is what I can do with the space between the couch and the rear wall (directly behind mix positio...