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by jajjguy
Sun Oct 31, 2004 4:17 pm
Forum: 5/03-2/05: General Recording
Topic: help with studio foam placement
Replies: 5
Views: 532

Re: help with studio foam placement

consider your walls as mirrors, and your speakers as flashlights. there are certain points on your walls that will reflect the sound from the speakers directly to your listening chair. deaden those spots with foam. this method ("ray tracing") only works for higher frequencies, but then again the foa...
by jajjguy
Tue Oct 26, 2004 11:50 am
Forum: 5/03-2/05: Off-Topic / Off-Color / Off-the-Cuff
Topic: STILL don't think the media is biased against Bush?
Replies: 61
Views: 4463

Re: STILL don't think the media is biased against Bush?

Every time the press repeats some madeup bullshit that McLellan or Cheney or Rumsfeld or even Bush says, they're just doing their job. But when they do some actual work and dig up and report a FACT, they're biased against Bush. I think the problem is clear: the facts are biased against Bush. (Quick,...
by jajjguy
Sun Oct 24, 2004 10:03 pm
Forum: 5/03-2/05: General Recording
Topic: Where are all the ladies?
Replies: 27
Views: 2919

Re: Where are all the ladies?

Fortunately, men no longer dominate music. They do still seem to dominate the techie stuff of audio engineering. For whatever reason, men seem to be more drawn to gadgets than women. Why is that? Damned if I know. But I really like gadgets, always have. I especially like the ones that do cool things...
by jajjguy
Sat Oct 23, 2004 6:52 pm
Forum: 5/03-2/05: Off-Topic / Off-Color / Off-the-Cuff
Topic: Going to see Mission of Burma
Replies: 6
Views: 491

Re: Going to see Mission of Burma

They're amazing, amazing. Amazing. I got to do a couple of songs with them at their Boston (Avalon) show in June. It was cool to play with them, but really, the best part was getting to see the show from the stage. Awesome.

Roger wears serious hearing protection, but it doesn't slow him down a bit.
by jajjguy
Sat Oct 23, 2004 6:41 pm
Forum: 5/03-2/05: General Recording
Topic: Dynamic Mics that everyone should have?
Replies: 21
Views: 2495

Re: Dynamic Mics that everyone should have?

EV ND257/357 - A smooth, warm-sounding vocal or guitar cab mic. Glad to see some votes for the EV ND x57 series. I have a 357, and i like it a lot for clean guitar amps and sometimes lead vocals. Very smooth, warm sound, takes eq well (add some highs sometimes). No thinness or big presence bump lik...
by jajjguy
Thu Oct 21, 2004 9:42 pm
Forum: 5/03-2/05: General Recording
Topic: RPGs and Recording
Replies: 34
Views: 2260

Re: RPGs and Recording

I thought you meant "reflection phase grating." I guess that makes me more of a geek than the D&D guys. Actually I did play D&D a bit as a teen. Yup.
by jajjguy
Thu Oct 21, 2004 3:08 pm
Forum: 5/03-2/05: General Recording
Topic: Remembering what you played...
Replies: 26
Views: 3724

Re: Remembering what you played...

I learned music notation at a young age, but never used it for non-classical music until recently. Boy am i glad i started. Since i've been actually writing things down in musical notation, i remember things much better, even when i don't write them down. I think it's taught me to know what i'm play...
by jajjguy
Thu Oct 21, 2004 2:36 pm
Forum: 5/03-2/05: General Recording
Topic: Transducers?
Replies: 11
Views: 1461

Re: Transducers?

Jeff Robinson wrote:The wavelength of a 30Hz tone is 36.7 feet. How close do you sit to your computer?
Are you suggesting that you need to be 36.7 feet away from your speakers to hear a 30Hz tone? That's not true. It is true, however, that most rooms will be too small not to make a mess out of these low frequencies.
by jajjguy
Tue Oct 19, 2004 7:05 pm
Forum: 5/03-2/05: General Recording
Topic: monitoring/acoustics questions
Replies: 18
Views: 1498

Re: monitoring/acoustics questions

It IS possible to flatten the frequency response of a particular monitoring situation IF you know the precise location of the speakers and the listener AND these positions won't change. So, like, don't lean over to tweak a knob or something and expect your EQ room-tuning to still work. The reason fo...
by jajjguy
Tue Oct 19, 2004 2:53 pm
Forum: 5/03-2/05: General Recording
Topic: quick bass trap question...
Replies: 2
Views: 464

Re: quick bass trap question...

i don't think the placement of your filing cabinet will make any difference at all.
by jajjguy
Tue Oct 19, 2004 9:01 am
Forum: 5/03-2/05: General Recording
Topic: stereo question about rnc
Replies: 17
Views: 2621

Re: stereo question about rnc

There's no way to unlink the channels either. Having a choice to link/unlink would be very useful, but I wonder if it would drive the price up and knock the RNC out of the "under $200" market. sure thing. they only need one detector and gain reduction circuit this way, they just apply it to both ch...
by jajjguy
Tue Oct 19, 2004 8:55 am
Forum: 5/03-2/05: General Recording
Topic: Transducers?
Replies: 11
Views: 1461

Re: Transducers?

i don't know about headphones, but... microphones with small diaphragms don't have to be able to produce low frequencies, they just have to be able to react to them, which is much easier. to produce low frequencies, you have to be able to (using just electromagnetism) make something (speaker driver)...
by jajjguy
Mon Oct 18, 2004 10:10 am
Forum: 5/03-2/05: General Recording
Topic: multi track cassette recorder using my own preamp/mixer... ?
Replies: 3
Views: 634

Re: multi track cassette recorder using my own preamp/mixer.

i used to use a tascam 244 with a mackie 1202 for preamps and mixing. I recorded in through the effects returns on the 244, and mixed out from the tape direct outs. Huge improvement over using the built-in preamps and mixer.
by jajjguy
Thu Oct 14, 2004 3:27 pm
Forum: 5/03-2/05: Off-Topic / Off-Color / Off-the-Cuff
Topic: Link To Presidential Debates online?
Replies: 3
Views: 317

Re: Link To Presidential Debates online?

Most of the major news outlets have them archived for watching on video. Nytimes.com, cspan.org, msnbc.com... Please watch! These were good debates, in my opinion. Real issues, real contrast. (Transcripts are available too.)
by jajjguy
Thu Oct 14, 2004 3:11 pm
Forum: 5/03-2/05: General Recording
Topic: MIC Review: PPA LD-2ube
Replies: 18
Views: 2737

Re: MIC Review: PPA LD-2ube

For those of you with a cassette 4-track and dynamic mics, I'd recommend stepping up. I agree that condensors, even bad ones, are often a better match with 4track cassette recording. A lot of this is just because they have a hotter output, and the preamps on the 4track aren't up to the task of ampl...