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by Magnetic Services
Thu Aug 16, 2018 12:34 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Tape Storage Question - In the supplied plastic bag or no?
Replies: 6
Views: 1410

Re: Tape Storage Question - In the supplied plastic bag or no?

I'm starting to get a little big of a collection going vis a vis the 1/4" tape i use to record. The question is do you keep it in the plastic bag that comes with it inside the case? or just the reel inside the case with no bag? Reel w/ tape Plastic Bag Reel Case OR Reel w/ tape Reel Case Hmm, I sup...
by Magnetic Services
Thu Aug 16, 2018 9:25 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Let's talk substance
Replies: 38
Views: 4394

Re: Let's talk substance

MoreSpaceEcho wrote:
Thu Aug 16, 2018 9:00 am
markjazzbassist wrote:
Wed Aug 15, 2018 4:22 pm
weak stuff like folgers or something?
FOLGERS? how dare you sir!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j1-1dUbBjgE
by Magnetic Services
Wed Aug 15, 2018 10:22 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Latest gear you've acquired.....
Replies: 3977
Views: 862582

Re: Latest gear you've acquired.....

Tech 21 Trademark 60. IMO, perhaps the ultimate S/S guitar amp, certainly a phenom pedal platform. Sounds great by itself, too. Yes! This is the only guitar amp I've ever owned and never felt like I needed another. I don't use the "dirty" channel much though, channel 1 gets plenty of gain by itself...
by Magnetic Services
Wed Aug 15, 2018 12:19 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Let's talk substance
Replies: 38
Views: 4394

Re: Let's talk substance

I don't smoke when I'm recording unless I'm very confident that I have everything dialed in and can just relax and listen, and not early in the day. Always read the room though. If I can tell that anyone in the band would lose confidence in me for taking a puff, I definitely don't. Just depends on ...
by Magnetic Services
Tue Aug 14, 2018 10:13 am
Forum: Buy/Sell/Trade
Topic: FS in Milwaukee: Tascam 38, 34 and a bunch of accessories
Replies: 0
Views: 1459

FS in Milwaukee: Tascam 38, 34 and a bunch of accessories

Tascam 38: $800 very firm , local pickup only (Milwaukee) -Price is based on a few hundred for the machine, plus a bunch of improvements I made to it, minus a some flaws (see below) Pros: -Power supply recapped by Jim Williams (worth $220) -Heads relapped and aligned by JRF Magnetics (worth $210) -...
by Magnetic Services
Tue Aug 14, 2018 9:58 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Let's discuss spatial/immersive/ambisonic audio
Replies: 3
Views: 695

Re: Let's discuss spatial/immersive/ambisonic audio

I’m not sure that Youtube or Facebook have added headphone type decoding to go along with their 360 video support. I think there is a lot of great possibility with 360, but it’s sort of somewhere between stagnant and withering on the vibe. Which is disappointing! I agree, 360 videos seem like a nov...
by Magnetic Services
Sun Aug 12, 2018 11:43 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Let's discuss spatial/immersive/ambisonic audio
Replies: 3
Views: 695

Let's discuss spatial/immersive/ambisonic audio

Like many of us, I've been content with two channels for mixing music so far. However, with the popularity of VR and such, I've only just started seriously looking into spatial audio mixing/implementation as a marketable skill. Plus, I've got a project coming up (sound for a short animated film) so ...
by Magnetic Services
Thu Aug 09, 2018 9:24 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Let's talk substance
Replies: 38
Views: 4394

Re: Let's talk substance

Um, but seriously though... I will get down with most substances (nothing too psychedelic), but It's gotta be the right one for the situation. Like choosing a microphone. Engineering for others: coffee, then a beer if someone brings them (they always do). Occasional pot or shot toward the end. Mixin...
by Magnetic Services
Thu Aug 09, 2018 9:18 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Let's talk substance
Replies: 38
Views: 4394

Re: Let's talk substance

There's a parasitic fungus that infects male cicadas right as they emerge from their 17 years underground, eating away at their internal organs until their entire ass falls off. It causes them to become hypersexualized and prone to female mimicry. Researchers have recently discovered that it produc...
by Magnetic Services
Tue Aug 07, 2018 11:13 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: When you love a LIMITER
Replies: 24
Views: 2934

Re: When you love a LIMITER

I do love me some limiters, but I rarely ever want to hear them working the way I want to hear other compressors working. The ReaComp compressor in Reaper lets you set an "RMS time" (in addition to attack, release, etc.). The default is 5ms, but if you move it down to 0ms it's basically seeing every...
by Magnetic Services
Sat Jul 28, 2018 6:35 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: submixing drums for studio recordings
Replies: 14
Views: 1339

Re: submixing drums for studio recordings

Gregg Juke wrote:
Sat Jul 28, 2018 4:47 pm
Somehow lost in a TapeOp-world glitch was my response to that second quote, which should have been:

"No. No it doesn't." !!!!

GJ
In TapeOp world we call that a "dropout" :lol:
by Magnetic Services
Fri Jul 27, 2018 5:01 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Tell me about your migration to Reaper
Replies: 6
Views: 906

Re: Tell me about your migration to Reaper

I learned Pro Tools, Logic, Cubase, etc. in school, then ended up with a non-official copy of Nuendo for a while. When I got a new computer and it was time to decide on a DAW, I went with Reaper because it was free (yes I should buy the license), way easier to use and more functional than Audacity, ...
by Magnetic Services
Fri Jul 27, 2018 4:44 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Opinions - ART VLA
Replies: 9
Views: 1490

Re: Opinions - ART VLA

shedshrine wrote:
Wed Jul 25, 2018 7:57 pm
First page of this 2015 thread has a few people talking about the VLA in that capacity..
Whoah, that's my thread! I did end up going with the Chameleon Labs and still use it all the time.

On topic, though, I have heard of people swapping out the tubes in ART gear for an easy upgrade.
by Magnetic Services
Fri Jul 27, 2018 11:02 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: submixing drums for studio recordings
Replies: 14
Views: 1339

Re: submixing drums for studio recordings

I haven't recorded to tape for a while, but have definitely simplified my drum miking. I've pretty much abandoned the top/bottom snare approach (always felt like it took a lot of work to sound "right") and started just miking snares on the side. SM57 or whatever's at hand, under the hi-hat pointed a...
by Magnetic Services
Mon Jul 16, 2018 12:25 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Reverb Help
Replies: 34
Views: 5556

Re: Reverb Help

If you've already used this technique then please disregard my post. But once I started using the "Abbey Road trick" I realized I don't need so many flavors of reverb at all. https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=738&v=4lNckK8N3to I'm familiar with this trick and use it all the time on mostly...