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by Mark Alan Miller
Tue May 04, 2004 5:59 pm
Forum: 5/03-2/05: General Recording
Topic: TapeOpCon gets closer...
Replies: 37
Views: 5576

Re: TapeOpCon gets closer...

I'm already registered, is there a way one can enter the contest anyhow?
by Mark Alan Miller
Sat May 01, 2004 2:55 pm
Forum: 5/03-2/05: General Recording
Topic: mixing hardcore/horror punk
Replies: 7
Views: 1030

Re: mixing hardcore/horror punk

Getting it at the source is the best way to go with clicky bass tones. I understand that it's too late for these takes... Rememeber that compression/limiting that has too slow of an attack will actually make the problem worse! Try a Waves C1 with look-ahead kicked in to get a "zero-attack time" limi...
by Mark Alan Miller
Sat May 01, 2004 8:27 am
Forum: 5/03-2/05: General Recording
Topic: mixing hardcore/horror punk
Replies: 7
Views: 1030

Re: mixing hardcore/horror punk

When mixing it, just attempt to make it the punchiest, clearest mix like you always would, right? Don't declare to the band "I'm gonna clean you guys up when I mix" - just do your best when you do it. Telling them you're going to deliberately going to "change their sound" will likely result in a cho...
by Mark Alan Miller
Fri Apr 30, 2004 3:32 pm
Forum: 5/03-2/05: General Recording
Topic: "going for it"
Replies: 6
Views: 1408

Re: "going for it"

I agree with all of the above, and want to add that if you enter into a partnership/LLC type of thing with friends to make sure everything is on paper and signed between you all. Hire a lawyer and an accountant. I kid you not. Nothing destroys friendships like business. Don't cheat the tax-man, eith...
by Mark Alan Miller
Fri Apr 30, 2004 3:27 pm
Forum: 5/03-2/05: General Recording
Topic: Just a matter of time... cool story
Replies: 9
Views: 2020

Re: Just a matter of time... cool story

schnozzle wrote:Here's a somewhat similar application that's been around for a couple of years, I think it appeals to me more:

http://www.elpj.com/

Only $13,000! Ha ha!
That's the lottery-winner thing I was referring to!
by Mark Alan Miller
Fri Apr 30, 2004 3:18 pm
Forum: 5/03-2/05: General Recording
Topic: digital to analog 2-track transfer: waste of time?
Replies: 17
Views: 2955

Re: digital to analog 2-track transfer: waste of time?

I love my Ampex ATR-800. If you can find one with good heads...
by Mark Alan Miller
Fri Apr 30, 2004 6:46 am
Forum: 5/03-2/05: General Recording
Topic: digital to analog 2-track transfer: waste of time?
Replies: 17
Views: 2955

Re: digital to analog 2-track transfer: waste of time?

I also love going to tape for mix when multi-tracking digital. Sure does add a polish and glisten to the whole thing. I'd be wary of going out at 24 bit to tape, then A/D back at 16 to avoid the math of "losing" the lower 8 bits! I recommend in every case to use the highest bit depth A/D possible, t...
by Mark Alan Miller
Thu Apr 29, 2004 10:50 am
Forum: 5/03-2/05: General Recording
Topic: Variable power to effects?
Replies: 6
Views: 919

Re: Variable power to effects?

Radio Shack has a switchable AC to CD adapter. While it's not continuously variable, there are several settings below the usual 9V (3V, 4.5V & 6V). Just don't go above 9V as you could cook your pedals (although I don't think 12V would fry every pedal out there, I wouldn't take the chance... ) Catalo...
by Mark Alan Miller
Thu Apr 29, 2004 10:20 am
Forum: 5/03-2/05: General Recording
Topic: Just a matter of time... cool story
Replies: 9
Views: 2020

Re: Just a matter of time... cool story

SO cool! And there sure is plenty to be archived at the LOC.

(As a side note, I've always wanted a laser-pickup turntable, but I suppose not until I hit the lottery...Heh.)
by Mark Alan Miller
Thu Apr 29, 2004 6:24 am
Forum: 5/03-2/05: General Recording
Topic: Removing mouth noises from a vocal track
Replies: 12
Views: 1866

Re: Removing mouth noises from a vocal track

Waves X-Click could possibly get rid of tongue clicks and such.
Manually, you could go through and Pencil-tool the clicks out.

I'm assuming they're clicks, as that's the most likely sound I'd suspect - more info please?

Remember a good preemptive strike against mouth noises is good hydration!
by Mark Alan Miller
Wed Apr 28, 2004 2:48 pm
Forum: 5/03-2/05: General Recording
Topic: opinions on mxl 990...
Replies: 3
Views: 669

Re: opinions on mxl 990...

I've only had the opportunity to use a pair of them on a Steinway, actually. Considering the guy I was working for was using them through an MAudio Audio Buddy pre into a Roland VS840 to record solo piano, I'd say they're pretty fantastic for the money. For the money, I say. At $70 why not just grab...
by Mark Alan Miller
Tue Apr 27, 2004 8:07 pm
Forum: 5/03-2/05: General Recording
Topic: "Dear God" vs. "Mermaid Smiles"
Replies: 33
Views: 3352

Re: "Dear God" vs. "Mermaid Smiles"

I, too, had the original vinyl, and spent ages tracking down the CD without Dear God on it, 'cause, as it is now my vote, I think Marmaid Smiles makes the flow much, much smoother on side two. Just my 'shave-and-a-haircut' though - we're all entited to the opinion that the version we're most familia...
by Mark Alan Miller
Mon Apr 26, 2004 8:31 pm
Forum: 5/03-2/05: General Recording
Topic: anyone know anything about superlux(NOT sound delux!) mics?
Replies: 4
Views: 761

Re: anyone know anything about superlux(NOT sound delux!) mi

I bought a pair of the Superlux SMK-H8K for a rediculously low price on eBay. Figured "hey - why not?" They could be pretty useful, although I don't use 'em that much. I like my Oktava 012's better for similar flavors (and covet my friend's matched KM184 pair...) The biggest drawback I've discovered...
by Mark Alan Miller
Fri Apr 16, 2004 6:56 am
Forum: 5/03-2/05: General Recording
Topic: double mics on podiums - a la bush press conference - how?
Replies: 37
Views: 13678

Re: double mics on podiums - a la bush press conference - ho

Well, each mic was balanced, so you have that traditional noise canceling. But then they'd put the two mics pretty close together, and put them out of phase, so that stage "noise" (drums, guitars, monitor wash) got cancelled out. Since this is a differential system, the singer has to sing right up ...