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by Mark Alan Miller
Mon Aug 04, 2008 2:59 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Pretty lame.
Replies: 50
Views: 9051

That is pretty lame, but if they had asked to borrow portions of it that they liked, would you have granted permission? I might have, actually, depending on what they wanted to use. More likely though, I would have encouraged them to re-write it in their own words. I mean, come on, how hard can it ...
by Mark Alan Miller
Mon Aug 04, 2008 9:32 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Pretty lame.
Replies: 50
Views: 9051

Good point.
by Mark Alan Miller
Mon Aug 04, 2008 9:27 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Pretty lame.
Replies: 50
Views: 9051

Agreed. What I meant was, that they didn't ask in the first place. Not that I would have said 'yes - use it all' - but I would have been flattered and would have said to please at least re-write it in their own words. Cease-and-desist, it looks like, is something I'm gonna have to do. Bummer. I hate...
by Mark Alan Miller
Mon Aug 04, 2008 9:16 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Pretty lame.
Replies: 50
Views: 9051

Perhaps. But now the impetus is on me? They can't be bothered to ask, so I have to be bothered to call them on it? Meh.
by Mark Alan Miller
Mon Aug 04, 2008 8:57 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Pretty lame.
Replies: 50
Views: 9051

Pretty lame.

They're using large portions of my FAQ without permission. Lame-ola.
http://www.side3.com/faq.html
by Mark Alan Miller
Fri Jul 25, 2008 5:56 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Distributing Your Music through iTunes?
Replies: 12
Views: 2498

I just heard that TuneCore do a thing at the end of each month that, if you have fees you need to pay, they email with a discount code if you pay by the end of the month. Like a 3-day window. Worth keeping in mind if you're signing up a record with them.

Wonder how long they'll keep that up?
by Mark Alan Miller
Thu Jul 24, 2008 10:30 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Distributing Your Music through iTunes?
Replies: 12
Views: 2498

Tunecore also takes setup fees that vary by the number of songs on the album, and the number of stores you want them to deliver it to. And an annual maintainance fee. So it may not be the financial best bet unless you anticipate a certain level of sales per year, every year, for the album in questio...
by Mark Alan Miller
Mon Jun 16, 2008 7:06 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Auto Tune piece in the New Yorker
Replies: 6
Views: 1544

here's the article, or at least a similar one... from the footnote it looks like the whole vocoder painstaking process story might be a load of bunk. http://www.soundonsound.com/sos/feb99/articles/tracks661.htm We called bullshit on their claim of it being the Digitech box the day we here at the st...
by Mark Alan Miller
Thu Jun 05, 2008 10:54 am
Forum: People/Places/Things
Topic: Potluck Con, any thoughts?
Replies: 33
Views: 7842

Layover in Atlanta, that's the thought right now. ;)

See ya all in a few hours...
by Mark Alan Miller
Tue Jun 03, 2008 6:44 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Why a Red Book standard CDR?
Replies: 24
Views: 5075

My latest CD went over the maximum "time" stated for Red Book (data is specified in time, even with Enhanced CD formats, basically...) Even though it was the data portion that pushed it over the edge a little, I still had to sign a waiver concerning the possibility of it not playing in some CD playe...
by Mark Alan Miller
Mon Jun 02, 2008 9:17 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Loudness War observation...
Replies: 45
Views: 10933

Interesting thing about volume knobs. I've observed, that regardless of degrees of "dynamic smashing" that people have this (myself included) knee-jerk (should it be elbow-jerk?) reaction when a song the love comes on the ol' hifi. "OOOH! I love this song" they say, either quietly, silently, or braz...
by Mark Alan Miller
Sun Jun 01, 2008 5:43 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Phase Switching In Pro Tools?
Replies: 29
Views: 5742

If one thinks of "phase" in the same way the power companies refer to the different legs of polarity that are delivered to one's dwelling, then the concept of a "phase flip" button makes more sense. Sure, it's not phase as most think of it regarding time-delay phase-shift, but it's still not a compl...
by Mark Alan Miller
Tue May 13, 2008 9:53 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: another casualty of the loudness wars
Replies: 21
Views: 6540

RefD wrote:it's about what i expect from Pitchfork, actually.
You can say that again.
RefD wrote:"breaking the lathe" should be a posting rank
:D
by Mark Alan Miller
Tue May 13, 2008 4:45 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Brian Eno's Early "Surround" Technique
Replies: 17
Views: 5066

It's definitely the L-R, or difference, signal.
And a ton of fun. An old Dolby Pro Logic decoder will do essentially the same thing with non-Pro Logic sources, from what I recall...
by Mark Alan Miller
Tue May 13, 2008 4:40 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: do you know what you're doing?
Replies: 64
Views: 17804

KennyLusk wrote:At least 60% of the way I track is un-orthodox and FWIW I wouldn't be happy with the sound I get if I did everything by the book.
There's a book? :P