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by apropos of nothing
Tue Jan 12, 2016 7:52 am
Forum: People/Places/Things
Topic: R.I.P David Bowie
Replies: 13
Views: 4361

JWL wrote:
floid wrote:Who but DB could work with both Henson and Reznor?
Thank you, sir.
No doubt. And Bing Crosby.
http://www.rollingstone.com/music/lists ... -20160111/

...And not to mention doing a killer Laurie Anderson cover.
by apropos of nothing
Mon Jan 11, 2016 11:35 am
Forum: People/Places/Things
Topic: R.I.P David Bowie
Replies: 13
Views: 4361

Feel really lucky to have gotten to see him play a general admission show on the Earthling tour, as well as a cameo at Carnegie Hall. Heroes changed my life, particularly the instrumental side. I'm not usually one to get maudlin about the passing of pop stars, but DB's a little different. He made it...
by apropos of nothing
Tue Dec 22, 2015 11:21 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Studio Quality (sort of) Prosumer Speakers
Replies: 8
Views: 2656

I've got a pair of Tascam VL-A4 monitors that I'm pretty happy with. They've rebadged'em, but same same, as far as I understand.
by apropos of nothing
Mon Dec 21, 2015 7:32 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Help! My violin tracks are killing my ears.
Replies: 10
Views: 4228

Here's a weird one. Try a blues-guitar saturation-style distortion. Nothing takes care of hideous frequencies quite like gain-based saturation. Fundamental comes alive, overtones mutate.
by apropos of nothing
Wed Dec 02, 2015 5:43 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Rumor: Apple dropping headphone jack
Replies: 16
Views: 8735

I guess the part that concerns me is that companies want to do away with "the analog hole." Granted that you can't do that one hundred percent, as there is always the airgapped recording method. Fair use is important stuff, especially now that the growing public domain we were promised was yanked ou...
by apropos of nothing
Tue Dec 01, 2015 10:09 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Rumor: Apple dropping headphone jack
Replies: 16
Views: 8735

Rumor: Apple dropping headphone jack

Bad news for them as depends on cassette adapters in the car. Hope this is false, or Apple walks it back.
http://www.cultofmac.com/399993/apple-w ... hone-jack/
by apropos of nothing
Mon Sep 07, 2015 8:01 pm
Forum: Listen to Music
Topic: vinyl collecting ( and surrounding planetary atmosphere )
Replies: 461
Views: 135481

The lady and I listened to all twelve sides of the Smithsonian Collection of Classic Jazz as we were painting today. I've listened to it all before, but never end to end. Recommended. Also, the Readers Digest compilation, the Swing Years is much better than it has any right to be. That was yesterday...
by apropos of nothing
Thu Aug 20, 2015 7:18 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Are you a brand?
Replies: 8
Views: 4770

Like a true nature's child, we were born, born to be mild.
by apropos of nothing
Sun Jul 19, 2015 6:02 am
Forum: Listen to Music
Topic: List your Bandcamp page
Replies: 456
Views: 132834

Just put up a new album on bandcamp that has been getting good reception. I have been patching a modular synth so that it starts to behave chaotically, and then improvising with it as if it were a (noisy, poorly listening) jazz musician.
http://jjkidder.bandcamp.com
by apropos of nothing
Wed Jun 10, 2015 7:48 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: 2015 Mac Options
Replies: 29
Views: 8193

An alias of an alias of alias. How meta.
by apropos of nothing
Mon Jun 08, 2015 10:06 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: 2015 Mac Options
Replies: 29
Views: 8193

You guys, you're not going to be able to steal any business from me -- my clients are very loyal to my 8-bit warmth.
by apropos of nothing
Mon Jun 08, 2015 5:59 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: "Digital interference" within a plugin need advice
Replies: 21
Views: 5243

I agree with the Scum -- I think you're an atypical user for IK who seem to be aiming much more at the home studio guitarist recording at 44/48 with a single or maybe two instances. I would also be interested to know what the variables are in terms of how many instances of the plugin causes the beha...
by apropos of nothing
Fri Jun 05, 2015 6:53 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: 2015 Mac Options
Replies: 29
Views: 8193

I'm pretty pissed at Apple for ditching the one thing I care about on the MBP. The 2015 MBP and Air currently still bear the MagSafe connector, or were you only talking about the straight Macbook? There was much discussion around March and April. I had been under the impression that the transition ...
by apropos of nothing
Fri Jun 05, 2015 6:29 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: "Digital interference" within a plugin need advice
Replies: 21
Views: 5243

I guess my suggestion is removing as much as possible from your session and configuration including, to the extent possible, software and hardware, most specifically I suspect your dongles. Can you identify a common thread among session files that trigger the behavior? If you can make it reproducibl...
by apropos of nothing
Thu Jun 04, 2015 9:01 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: "Digital interference" within a plugin need advice
Replies: 21
Views: 5243

I am really enjoying track 5. I swear to god that's what my favorite radio show sounds like fairly frequently. If they're telling you digital interference, have you tried altering your hardware configuration? Are there dongles that might be variables? I wonder if something is competing with it for a...