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by spectralgrey
Wed Feb 02, 2005 4:55 pm
Forum: 5/03-2/05: General Recording
Topic: Microphones used on Zeppelin songs
Replies: 79
Views: 12066

Re: Microphones used on Zeppelin songs

no, i doubt it. I want to be the 90% teenage pop who like Good Charlotte and 50 Cent. I wanna watch American Idol, because making fun of crappy singers is so worth it. I want to sing about my n******. I wanna sho da world..whaaat..yeah, I like NYSNC and Brittney. I like Yellowcard, cuz OMG OMG they...
by spectralgrey
Sat Jan 15, 2005 11:22 pm
Forum: 5/03-2/05: Off-Topic / Off-Color / Off-the-Cuff
Topic: what style are you makin
Replies: 45
Views: 5548

Re: what style are you makin

My band, Other Faces, started in 2000 while most of us were still in high school and the subsequent five years have been spent growing up a bit and searching for new sounds. We started with a Cure-ish sound, then grew tired of that and made "post rock" instrumentals for a while and now we've settled...
by spectralgrey
Sat Jan 15, 2005 12:03 pm
Forum: 5/03-2/05: General Recording
Topic: The Worst of the Best
Replies: 57
Views: 6706

Re: The Worst of the Best

To elaborate a bit... You can listen to the bootlegs and Smiley Smile all you want, but there is still only one finished version of SMiLE. There are some shining moments on the bootlegs, but ultimately they're just fragments of what could have been. Your mind fills in the gaps and you build up this ...
by spectralgrey
Sat Jan 15, 2005 11:39 am
Forum: 5/03-2/05: General Recording
Topic: The Worst of the Best
Replies: 57
Views: 6706

Re: The Worst of the Best

lonesome_tone wrote:Am I the only person, on earth who doesn't (literally or figuratively) get the new Smile?
Yes.
by spectralgrey
Thu Jan 13, 2005 12:28 am
Forum: 5/03-2/05: Off-Topic / Off-Color / Off-the-Cuff
Topic: Need to Work?
Replies: 29
Views: 3025

Re: Need to Work?

The equipment list is just sad...I kind of feel sorry for this guy. The instrument list in particular is depressing. What the hell is a Horner Aquostic? A Yamaha DJX-II is just not something to be proud of...and I'm just not sure what he means by "Bass Guitar Designed." Did anyone look at the packag...
by spectralgrey
Thu Jan 06, 2005 5:32 pm
Forum: 5/03-2/05: General Recording
Topic: Otari 8 track question
Replies: 16
Views: 2162

Re: Otari 8 track question

Just think: You'll be able to charge more for analog recording because not only will it be "warm", "punchy", and "vintage"...it will be rare.
by spectralgrey
Sun Dec 19, 2004 6:13 pm
Forum: 5/03-2/05: General Recording
Topic: Sorry...
Replies: 39
Views: 4080

Re: Sorry...

I think it would be beneficial to spend as much time as you can recording, rather than worrying about the format. If you can learn how to use your ears and get great sounds out of a cassette four track or 1/2" 16 track you'll be in a better position when you do move to a higher fidelity format. Tape...
by spectralgrey
Mon Dec 13, 2004 10:31 pm
Forum: 5/03-2/05: General Recording
Topic: Nearfield monitors/ Stand up or lay on their side?
Replies: 19
Views: 2504

Re: Nearfield monitors/ Stand up or lay on their side?

I guess just look at any text on the things and turn them to make the text readable. If you want to experiment with placement you can surely do so, but this way you at least know they're placed the way they're intended. NS-10s are obviously meant to be horizontal, and others are vertical. I guess ul...
by spectralgrey
Mon Dec 13, 2004 9:45 pm
Forum: 5/03-2/05: General Recording
Topic: say, what???
Replies: 15
Views: 1882

Re: say, what???

My dad has a bunch of mics like these in the basement. I never realized I could be making money off of their cred in the world of DIY recording magazines. All I'd need to do is put some C37 on 'em and I'd be set for life.
by spectralgrey
Mon Dec 13, 2004 5:48 pm
Forum: 5/03-2/05: General Recording
Topic: disadvantages of hard disk recording?
Replies: 59
Views: 5598

Re: disadvantages of hard disk recording?

With digital I looked at the screen more than I listened. I had to remind myself to close my eyes and really listen. I find this to be especially true. If I make an edit, I find I worry much more about it looking seamless on the screen than sounding seamless. With the screen in front of me, I'm wat...
by spectralgrey
Fri Dec 10, 2004 1:05 am
Forum: 5/03-2/05: General Recording
Topic: I've got $2000! Help me make a studio
Replies: 28
Views: 2769

Re: I've got $2000! Help me make a studio

Exactly. I'm running Pro Tools on a 500mHz G3. that alone is pretty amazing. it slows down when you really lay on the plugins, but overall performs well for a five year old computer. On top of that, it was under $400. Mac is not necessarily the expensive way. Get a dual G4 tower and you should still...
by spectralgrey
Fri Dec 10, 2004 12:45 am
Forum: 5/03-2/05: General Recording
Topic: it was 24 years ago today
Replies: 114
Views: 10550

Re: it was 24 years ago today

Take a look at any of his books of pure words, unaccompanied by music. I dare you to not be entertained on some level.
by spectralgrey
Fri Dec 10, 2004 12:40 am
Forum: 5/03-2/05: General Recording
Topic: it was 24 years ago today
Replies: 114
Views: 10550

Re: it was 24 years ago today

And one more point. Just because someone sings something into a microphone with a bunch of guitars and shit, doesn't mean it's true. Personally, I don't like hearing peoples opinions unless they want to hear mine -- and they probably don't. So I wish these clowns would get off their high horse ... ...
by spectralgrey
Fri Dec 10, 2004 12:04 am
Forum: 5/03-2/05: General Recording
Topic: I've got $2000! Help me make a studio
Replies: 28
Views: 2769

Re: I've got $2000! Help me make a studio

...or you could just spend that money on a tape machine. :wink:
by spectralgrey
Fri Dec 10, 2004 12:01 am
Forum: 5/03-2/05: General Recording
Topic: I've got $2000! Help me make a studio
Replies: 28
Views: 2769

Re: I've got $2000! Help me make a studio

The great thing about Macs in regards to viruses is you don't have to worry about them at all. You don't have to waste your time loading a cd image of your hard drive or downloading pop up blockers or virus scanners or anything of the sort. That 20 minutes you spend restoring your computer with Nort...