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by A.David.MacKinnon
Mon Aug 18, 2003 7:55 pm
Forum: 5/03-2/05: General Recording
Topic: a tape-machine tragedy in the works
Replies: 9
Views: 1548

Re: a tape-machine tragedy in the works

Even if you hire a tech once to guide you through the tricks of your machine you'll be better off than just blindly poking around under the hood. It'll probably even save you $$$$$$$ in the long run.
by A.David.MacKinnon
Sat Aug 16, 2003 8:16 pm
Forum: 5/03-2/05: General Recording
Topic: a tape-machine tragedy in the works
Replies: 9
Views: 1548

Re: a tape-machine tragedy in the works

Find a good tech. I had a 38 for years and while it was a great starter machine it cost me about $300 a year to keep it running. Although I never had the problem you're discribing I did have tracks that would stop metering or stop working. Sometimes a track would record but wouldn't play back. I was...
by A.David.MacKinnon
Thu Aug 07, 2003 6:08 am
Forum: 5/03-2/05: General Recording
Topic: on recording rock-a-billy
Replies: 28
Views: 9774

Re: on recording rock-a-billy

The classic Sun era Elvis is all about slap back tape echo. On alot of those tracks the echo is almost as loud as the vocal. The live room at Sun is quite small so it's got a smaller, boxier room sound. Another thing is the slapping bass. There was no drummer on the early Elvis stuff, just two guita...
by A.David.MacKinnon
Sun Jun 29, 2003 8:37 pm
Forum: 5/03-2/05: General Recording
Topic: is Lambchop creepy or what?
Replies: 5
Views: 1152

Re: is Lambchop creepy or what?

That's one of the best sounding record ever. There's so much going on but it's all so hushed.
by A.David.MacKinnon
Sun Jun 29, 2003 9:38 am
Forum: 5/03-2/05: General Recording
Topic: Your favorite recorded guitar part ever?
Replies: 82
Views: 7405

Re: Your favorite recorded guitar part ever?

Neil Young "For the Turnstiles".
by A.David.MacKinnon
Fri Jun 27, 2003 12:48 pm
Forum: 5/03-2/05: General Recording
Topic: old snare trick really works!
Replies: 9
Views: 1508

Re: old snare trick really works!

Also works very well on guitar solos or just about any other sound you want to fuck up.
by A.David.MacKinnon
Fri Jun 27, 2003 12:45 pm
Forum: 5/03-2/05: General Recording
Topic: bowed/singing saw mic tips?
Replies: 10
Views: 5846

Re: bowed/singing saw mic tips?

I have two saw players in my band. That said I've always had a hard time getting it to sound right on tape. When I mix the saw is either too loud or I can't hear it. It's a tricky one. The advice about mic'ing from the bottom is very good. I've also found that putting the mic a few feet away can mel...
by A.David.MacKinnon
Wed Jun 25, 2003 9:58 pm
Forum: 5/03-2/05: General Recording
Topic: Pro Tools free - does RAM effect latency?
Replies: 2
Views: 854

Pro Tools free - does RAM effect latency?

This may seem like a stupid question to some but I'm new to the world of computer recording. I'm running Pro Tools free on a 3 year old IBM Think Pad (windows 98) with a Pentium 2 processor and 64MB of RAM. Can anyone tell me (before I go and spend $100 on more ram) if the problems I'm having with l...
by A.David.MacKinnon
Wed Jun 25, 2003 6:14 am
Forum: 5/03-2/05: General Recording
Topic: Some guys are just plain cool - Tchad Blake
Replies: 10
Views: 1800

Re: Some guys are just plain cool - Tchad Blake

He also did a Jimmy Scott record that was beautiful. Very understated and simple but it sounds so good.
by A.David.MacKinnon
Wed Jun 25, 2003 6:09 am
Forum: 5/03-2/05: General Recording
Topic: Audio Technica ATM25
Replies: 26
Views: 4969

Re: Audio Technica ATM25

Anyone know the difference between the ATM25 and the PRO25 (besides $$$$)?
by A.David.MacKinnon
Tue Jun 24, 2003 6:07 am
Forum: 5/03-2/05: General Recording
Topic: Hitachi Boombox
Replies: 13
Views: 2534

Re: Hitachi Boombox

Another great way to get this sound is to track down an old Radio Shack electret stereo mic. I started using one in high school to record practices. Fifteen years later I still use it. It's my secret wepon for drums.
by A.David.MacKinnon
Tue Jun 24, 2003 6:00 am
Forum: 5/03-2/05: General Recording
Topic: Portable setup for collecting sounds
Replies: 11
Views: 1775

Re: Portable setup for collecting sounds

The Uher takes 5" reels. I found a case of NOS 5" 456 at a local surplus store. It was packaged for the RCMP (Canada's version of the FBI). I guess the Mounties have gone digital for their wire taps.
by A.David.MacKinnon
Tue Jun 24, 2003 5:49 am
Forum: 5/03-2/05: General Recording
Topic: help...someone wants to liscense my music
Replies: 10
Views: 1827

Re: help...someone wants to liscense my music

It's always safe to ask for more money. Very often in film or TV the music liscensing is one of the last things to get done. This means they try to make up for running over budget on everything else by paying as little as possible for the music.
by A.David.MacKinnon
Mon Jun 23, 2003 8:55 am
Forum: 5/03-2/05: General Recording
Topic: Portable setup for collecting sounds
Replies: 11
Views: 1775

Re: Portable setup for collecting sounds

Uher 4400 portable reel to reel. It has a built in pre that sounds great and runs on batteries.
by A.David.MacKinnon
Sun Jun 22, 2003 10:18 pm
Forum: 5/03-2/05: General Recording
Topic: Low-pass filters
Replies: 9
Views: 967

Re: Low-pass filters

I've got a great old Altec 2 channel hi pass/low pass filter. It's passive. Sounds great. They sometimes turn up on ebay.