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by scott anthony
Fri Dec 07, 2007 7:05 am
Forum: People/Places/Things
Topic: Portland ME anyone, anyone?
Replies: 28
Views: 5334

Grew up in Portland and Gorham. Moved out 19 years ago. In the mid-eighties I worked for Rick Pinette and the One of A Kind agency. We had built a nice studio with a MCI JH-636. Probably long gone. My favorite studio was a place in Lewiston. EAB. Ed Boucher. He had picked up James Taylor's API conso...
by scott anthony
Tue Dec 04, 2007 2:14 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Les Paul Standard
Replies: 53
Views: 9112

Saw this interview a couple weeks ago, might have even founf the link in a thread here:

http://www.dinosaurrockguitar.com/interviews/MrX.shtml
by scott anthony
Thu Nov 29, 2007 9:35 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Using a DAW for live sound?
Replies: 5
Views: 1049

Bob Lentini, the author of SawStudio, is cranking out a version of SAC, Software Audio Console. He's got the latency down to reasonable levels. With some cheap Beringer interfaces, the system should pretty much rock... http://www.sawstudiouser.com/forums/showthread.php?t=6649 Quite a few folks are a...
by scott anthony
Mon Nov 26, 2007 3:01 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: sm7b and EH12AY7 - match made in heaven... or hell?
Replies: 4
Views: 1451

sm7b and EH12AY7 - match made in heaven... or hell?

Hi, I have a friend with a modest recording setup. MBox (might be MBox2, not sure) and an EH 12AY7. A couple of dynamics mics including the sm7b, and maybe an inexpensive LDC. The 12AY7 does not seem to have enough gain to do the sm7b justice. Can anyone recommend a tube combo to open this thing up,...
by scott anthony
Wed Nov 14, 2007 12:12 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Mp3 this, Mp3 that. Is it really that bad?
Replies: 53
Views: 8301

I make mp3s for my mastering clients from directly within SawStudio all the time. The session rate must be on 44.1khz (might work on 48, never tried, def. does not work at higher rates), I leave it on 24bit sometimes and am pretty sure it's truncated to 16 anyways before encoding. Short answer? Does...
by scott anthony
Wed Nov 14, 2007 9:32 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Mp3 this, Mp3 that. Is it really that bad?
Replies: 53
Views: 8301

I told him "a clock radio." man. i TRY to make most everything i mix sound the way classic rock radio does on my clock radio. Thanks. I feel better now. Got even in the end. Mr. Fancy Engineer quit a year later just before prom season, a string of 50+ one nighters in a row where they booked for $3k...
by scott anthony
Wed Nov 14, 2007 8:00 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Mixing OTB when you don't have a 2 Track Deck
Replies: 28
Views: 5250

Thanks for the replies. The one thing that I'm still a bit confused on is the best way to monitor. I would have thought I would either monitor off of the console or monitor the track that I am recording to in PT. Also does anyone know of a cheap a/b box that I could plug my mixer and PT outs into s...
by scott anthony
Wed Nov 14, 2007 7:55 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Mp3 this, Mp3 that. Is it really that bad?
Replies: 53
Views: 8301

When I was just getting into doing live sound, I had a nice gig with a very popular cover band. I was replaced by a more experienced engineer who convinced the leader that an engineer's mixes reflect what he grew up listening to. He then went on how grew up in an audiophile home, listening to Klipsc...
by scott anthony
Tue Nov 13, 2007 2:45 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: top3 tape machines
Replies: 19
Views: 3217

mmm... 1/2" 8tk...

I've heard some pretty sweet Tascam 80-8, 38s, 58s. Was kinda partial to the 80-8, but don't remember why. Had a MSR-16 16tk 1/2" (Dolby S every channel) that sounded like ass.... The MX-5050 is a nice workhorse.
by scott anthony
Tue Nov 13, 2007 7:28 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: top3 tape machines
Replies: 19
Views: 3217

The studer A80 is a great sounding machine. We had an A80 Mark III at Dessau; that sounded pretty great. You could parallel park a semi in the gaps left by punches though... tobin sprout ( GBV ) has one up in michigan They are built like tanks, I'm not surprised. My tech is pretty well traveled in ...
by scott anthony
Mon Nov 12, 2007 10:02 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: how do you DIY CD sales?
Replies: 19
Views: 4506

petridisc wrote:Also, who says you have to pick one?
True..
by scott anthony
Mon Nov 12, 2007 9:51 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: how do you DIY CD sales?
Replies: 19
Views: 4506

What don't you like about cdbaby? One thing I think is cool is that they will place your songs onto all sorts of digital download places, including iTunes. It takes awhile, but it does happen, and you will get revenue from that, in small chunks. I'm not sure of another service that will do physical...
by scott anthony
Mon Nov 12, 2007 8:58 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: how do you DIY CD sales?
Replies: 19
Views: 4506

Good tip on OScommerce. The host I'm considering has that and one other (Agora) shopping cart installed. bigcartel looks really nice, and easier to maintain. I'll definitely include that in options to discuss. I really don't like cdbaby. I have no problem with paypay personally, just considering my ...
by scott anthony
Mon Nov 12, 2007 6:40 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: top3 tape machines
Replies: 19
Views: 3217

I'm nasty. Worked on a bunch of decks and my MM1000 is my fav for sound, ever. The 1200s are more reliable I hear. My tech (used to be the east coast service rep 30 years ago) knows of no other working MM1000. I intend to drive it into the ground. He does have a nicely restored 1200. I wish I could ...
by scott anthony
Mon Nov 12, 2007 5:22 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Monitor height?
Replies: 12
Views: 2680

I've got pretty tall speakers (Lipinski 707s), am 6'5" tall and just cut my stands down to 37 1/2", I use a standard office chair. I don't use a console, the speakers are open to the whole room. I also put Dynamat (adhesive on one side) on the bottom of the stands and under the speakers and it did h...