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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: 2450

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: 6483

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: 6483

"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: 6483

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: 6483

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: 6483

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: 2450

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: 4792

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: 1006

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...