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by lysander
Mon Sep 23, 2013 8:02 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: "pointing" an omni
Replies: 9
Views: 3202

"pointing" an omni

Just a quick question for the experts here. I have been using a small condenser omni mic as a drum overhead. I have the mic pointed down at the kit, but never really thought about why I positioned it that way. Does where it's pointed make any difference at all if it's an omni mic?
by lysander
Mon Sep 23, 2013 9:35 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Seeking 60's "Revolver-esque" kazoo/sitar-like fuz
Replies: 17
Views: 5807

Germanium transistors are apparently more sensitive to temperature changes too -- the silicon fuzzes are more stable in that regard, which might be another reason why they got adopted in addition to their better availability. I have both, and both are good -- my Germanium fuzz (MJM Brit Bender) seem...
by lysander
Sun Sep 22, 2013 7:42 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Seeking 60's "Revolver-esque" kazoo/sitar-like fuz
Replies: 17
Views: 5807

I think silicon is definitely the way to go for that type of fuzz. You might try John Lyons at Basic Audio -- there are some good youtube demos of his pedals. I bought a WEM Pep Rush version from him this spring and it's been great for the kinds of sounds you're describing. One thing about fuzz is t...
by lysander
Tue Jun 18, 2013 6:16 pm
Forum: Tape Op Magazine
Topic: Language discussion in Letters section
Replies: 31
Views: 11869

Ha! I'll see your Louis CK and raise you a Michael Richards.
by lysander
Tue Jun 18, 2013 12:15 pm
Forum: Tape Op Magazine
Topic: Language discussion in Letters section
Replies: 31
Views: 11869

Hi Justin, I read you over at SonicState all the time. Thanks for your thoughtful reply. I plead guilty to having a double-standard of sorts when it comes to profanity. I read the Paul Leary article when it first came out, and remember wincing at the time. Of course his repeated use of the word was ...
by lysander
Tue Jun 18, 2013 11:39 am
Forum: Tape Op Magazine
Topic: Language discussion in Letters section
Replies: 31
Views: 11869

Hi Justin, I read you over at SonicState all the time. Thanks for your thoughtful reply. I plead guilty to having a double-standard of sorts when it comes to profanity. I read the Paul Leary article when it first came out, and remember wincing at the time. Of course his repeated use of the word was ...
by lysander
Tue Jun 18, 2013 6:58 am
Forum: Tape Op Magazine
Topic: Language discussion in Letters section
Replies: 31
Views: 11869

After some thought, here's a simple editorial protocol that might help (sorry if this double-posts, I'm not sure why it's happening): Profanity is like harmonic distortion. It has its uses. Slurs, racial slurs, ethnic slurs, cultural slurs, however, are like digital clipping. The signal has crossed ...
by lysander
Mon Jun 17, 2013 5:27 pm
Forum: Tape Op Magazine
Topic: Language discussion in Letters section
Replies: 31
Views: 11869

Thanks for your post, Mike, First point: I find it impossible to imagine anyone's grandma who wouldn't absolutely fucking love Dave Grohl. I just can't. Second point: I don't have a problem with profanity. Third point: Editing and censorship are not the same thing. Don't conflate them. Editing is th...
by lysander
Mon Jun 17, 2013 5:25 pm
Forum: Tape Op Magazine
Topic: Language discussion in Letters section
Replies: 31
Views: 11869

Thanks for your post, Mike, First point: I find it impossible to imagine anyone's grandma who wouldn't absolutely fucking love Dave Grohl. I just can't. Second point: I don't have a problem with profanity. Third point: Editing and censorship are not the same thing. Don't conflate them. Editing is th...
by lysander
Sun Jun 16, 2013 6:11 pm
Forum: Tape Op Magazine
Topic: Language discussion in Letters section
Replies: 0
Views: 1723

Language discussion in Letters section

Dear Larry and the rest of the editorial staff, I am grateful for the fellow tape-oppers who chose to write in and express their dismay at the use of the "R" word in a recent issue, which is referred to in the Letters section of the most recent issue (95). Their sense of consideration speaks to ever...
by lysander
Sun Jun 16, 2013 6:04 pm
Forum: Tape Op Magazine
Topic: Language discussion in Letters section
Replies: 31
Views: 11869

Language discussion in Letters section

Dear Larry and the rest of the editorial staff, I am grateful for the fellow tape-oppers who chose to write in and express their dismay at the use of the "R" word in a recent issue, which is referred to in the Letters section of the most recent issue (95). Their sense of consideration speaks to ever...
by lysander
Fri May 17, 2013 12:11 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Colours
Replies: 18
Views: 5320

That condition is called "synaesthesia."
by lysander
Wed Mar 27, 2013 7:20 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Trying to speed up an entire song in Logic
Replies: 5
Views: 1239

What version of Logic are you using? If it's 9 it has a pretty flexible varispeed control that you might be able to use.

Are the files the same sample rate? Could that be an issue here?
by lysander
Thu Jan 31, 2013 12:01 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Making a drum sound without drums or samples
Replies: 27
Views: 6710

I think I read somewhere that the metronome sound you hear on the Beatles' Blackbird is just McCartney tapping on a book with a pencil.
by lysander
Thu Dec 13, 2012 11:59 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: wirelessly monitoring from a different room
Replies: 9
Views: 1966

Those balun thingies look interesting -- can you use those with the existing phone jacks in your house? I used to do something similar with our home computer network back in the days before wifi.