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by Mark Alan Miller
Sun Mar 23, 2008 7:46 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: editing
Replies: 15
Views: 2905

Generally, one can nudge the offending hit later in time... with a window loose enough that if you bring the "left edge" of the nudged region back you can meet up with the decay - and align either side of the edit so the waveform stays consistent. Then, a tiny crossfade to insure no glitch and you h...
by Mark Alan Miller
Sun Mar 23, 2008 7:39 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Preferred Method for Myspace Music Posting
Replies: 28
Views: 5832

I will elaborate on what I posted earler, just for the informational nature of it. A friend 'ripped' a song off my MySpace player. It was 96 kbps 22.050 kHz . That latter bit of data being crucial, methinks. That is, if you're wondering what's happening in particular with your tracks on MySpace - th...
by Mark Alan Miller
Fri Mar 21, 2008 1:27 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Another Step Away From Real Music
Replies: 21
Views: 3763

:lol:
by Mark Alan Miller
Fri Mar 21, 2008 6:49 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Preferred Method for Myspace Music Posting
Replies: 28
Views: 5832

FWIW, last time I heard, the re-encoding MySpace does is to 96kbps, 22.050kHz.
Sure sounds like it, too.
by Mark Alan Miller
Fri Mar 21, 2008 6:44 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Another Step Away From Real Music
Replies: 21
Views: 3763

Oh, no! That "real vs. fake" concept again! It's all fake, unless you are talking about bird songs and coyotes howling and stuff. EVERYTHING is fake. That's what we humans do best. Amen, as soon as you punch in or mult you're "faking it." We need to look at this (and other tools) not for what damag...
by Mark Alan Miller
Fri Mar 21, 2008 6:38 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: MP3 problem
Replies: 9
Views: 1515

I've been using (the slightly older version of) MP3Doctor for years. Strictly for encoding from WAV files. None of their 'normalizing' or any of that. Dunno what encoding algorithm it's using, but it's always been good to me. http://www.mp3doctor.com/ That's on the PC. And, frankly, I don't mind the...
by Mark Alan Miller
Sat Mar 08, 2008 4:35 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Vinyl pressing recommendations?
Replies: 7
Views: 1454

Hm.
I've got a Meat Beat Manifesto 7" and a couple Angels Of Light 2-LP sets in front of me that are spectacular, with super clean trimming, on heavy vinyl and no debris.
Interesting how these things aren't agreeing - I wonder where the discrepancy lies?
by Mark Alan Miller
Sat Mar 08, 2008 2:48 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Vinyl pressing recommendations?
Replies: 7
Views: 1454

Everything I've ever bought that was pressed with http://piratespress.com has been amazing. Super heavy virgin vinyl, cut really loud (the latter of course is dictated by how much one is trying to cram on a side...)
by Mark Alan Miller
Fri Mar 07, 2008 6:03 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Monster Cable vs. Coat Hanger
Replies: 27
Views: 4214

One word: Romex. :D
by Mark Alan Miller
Sat Feb 16, 2008 3:09 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: 3M 2" tape--how is it?
Replies: 32
Views: 6614

I used to use 996 on an Otari MTR-90 MkII. Worked great, and I loved how focused and clean it was at 30 ips.

Having no other experience with it on other machines, I can't offer much else. :\
by Mark Alan Miller
Sat Feb 16, 2008 3:06 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Have Tape Op reviewed the Grace 101 Mic Pre?
Replies: 29
Views: 5070

We've got a pair over here, that belong to a regular freelance engineer who works here a lot. I think they're pretty great. Agreed about how clean and neutral they are, and how they don't like to be clipped. But I've used them with all sorts of mics, from top-shelf to bargain-basement, and the fact ...
by Mark Alan Miller
Fri Aug 10, 2007 10:26 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: TC Finalizer 96k Help
Replies: 3
Views: 1248

Make sure that your release times with compression or limiting on it aren't too fast - especially with fast attack times and especially with the bass band - that's a great way to make that thing distort, even if it seems nothing is clipping. Other than that, I use mine with low ratios and minimal ga...
by Mark Alan Miller
Tue Jul 17, 2007 10:22 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: How to get the most out of your mp3 bounce?
Replies: 9
Views: 1480

Actually, I find that MySpace's player can sound wildly different depending on the source. Keeping in mind that it's reencoding your already encoded MP3s! Try other things aside from VBR. I usually go with a fixed bit rate, going as high as I can before MySpace rejects it for being too big of a file...
by Mark Alan Miller
Tue Jul 17, 2007 10:18 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: New Owner of NS-10s
Replies: 24
Views: 4552

If I can suggest keeping them the heck away from walls. They throw some odd midgrange off the back of their cabinets (all speakers do to some degree) and if you're too close to the walls, that stuff sums in nasty ways with what's coming out of the drivers. I hated my NS10s for years (only had them b...
by Mark Alan Miller
Sun Jul 15, 2007 7:16 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Can you reccomend a mastering engineer?
Replies: 17
Views: 3659

Lotta great suggestions so far. But I notice Jeff Lipton/Peerless Mastering missing. He's terriffic, too.