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by swelle
Wed Mar 05, 2008 9:17 am
Forum: Listen to Music
Topic: Why are there no more hit instrumentals?
Replies: 51
Views: 9004

Didn't Satriani have a big instrumental hit? I don't remember what it's called, I just remember it was awful.
by swelle
Fri Feb 29, 2008 4:36 pm
Forum: Listen to Music
Topic: Why are there no more hit instrumentals?
Replies: 51
Views: 9004

While that 'zombie' might be an instrumental, I don't think it qualifies as a song.
by swelle
Fri Feb 29, 2008 3:10 pm
Forum: Listen to Music
Topic: Why are there no more hit instrumentals?
Replies: 51
Views: 9004

What about "Axel F.'s Theme"?

One of the last big ones from my school days was that "N-n-n-n-Nineteen! Nineteen!" song. "In WWII, the average age of a soldier was 25; in Vietnam, it was... N-n-n-nineteen!" Who was that?
by swelle
Fri Feb 29, 2008 1:39 pm
Forum: Listen to Music
Topic: Why are there no more hit instrumentals?
Replies: 51
Views: 9004

OR THIS MONSTER: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GAxb72cssGE

(Which, for some reason, NFL no longer plays at half-time!!?) :wink:
by swelle
Fri Feb 29, 2008 1:07 pm
Forum: Listen to Music
Topic: Why are there no more hit instrumentals?
Replies: 51
Views: 9004

"Dueling Banjos!" "Chariots of Fire!" A lot of the big instrumentals came from Film and Television (Peter Gunn, the Pink Panther, etc. )... A point was made during the Oscars after the third "Enchanted" crap number - not many "songs" are written for film anymore. It's either big orchestral soundscap...
by swelle
Fri Feb 29, 2008 12:50 pm
Forum: Listen to Music
Topic: Why are there no more hit instrumentals?
Replies: 51
Views: 9004

Why are there no more hit instrumentals?

"Green Onions" Booker T. & The MG's "Wipeout" The Surfaris "A Walk in the Black Forest" Horst Jankowski "Classical Gas" Mason Williams (Best selling instrumental of all?) "Rockit" Herbie Hancock "Walk Don't Run" The Ventures "Pipeline" The Chantays "Rumble" Duane Eddy "Love is Blue" Paul Mauriat "Te...
by swelle
Fri Feb 29, 2008 11:08 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Tape Hiss
Replies: 40
Views: 7110

In that Pete Anderson interview in TapeOp, he used the term "tape rinse," i.e. do the mix in ProTools but shuttle it over to tape and then back into the computer. I guess it adds a little hiss and tape compression. Certainly you can afford and old Teac deck and a couple reels that get reused just fo...
by swelle
Thu Feb 28, 2008 4:05 pm
Forum: Listen to Music
Topic: What's your favorite "poorly"-recorded LP or track
Replies: 125
Views: 32301

*NEWFLASH* The debut Moby Grape album was remastered and reissued by Sundaze last fall - but that prick Katz has already had them pulled. He's really one of the biggest knobs in rock history... I wonder if the remastering made the difference? http://strawberry-flats.blogspot.com/2008/01/goodbye-grap...
by swelle
Thu Feb 28, 2008 11:27 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: guitar string squeak
Replies: 21
Views: 3494

I only use silk & steel or silk & bronze strings, for this reason. If the string is squeaking, change the strings.
by swelle
Thu Feb 28, 2008 11:23 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Tape Hiss
Replies: 40
Views: 7110

Wasn't digital supposed to get rid of tape hiss?

Maybe try mixing to tape and see if you like the real deal... It's also good for archiving, btw.
by swelle
Thu Feb 21, 2008 10:25 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Help me!!! Tascam 488 mkii schematics needed
Replies: 11
Views: 3672

You might be better off hunting down like an M-Audio Audio Buddy or something... might be easier/cheaper to get a phantom powered pre than try to fix it?
by swelle
Thu Feb 21, 2008 9:30 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Help me!!! Tascam 488 mkii schematics needed
Replies: 11
Views: 3672

I have the reguler user's manual as a .pdf? Would that be any help?
by swelle
Wed Feb 20, 2008 1:01 pm
Forum: Listen to Music
Topic: Will the Amy Winehouse record change the public's taste?
Replies: 23
Views: 4659

There's loads of tape compression on the backing tracks, but I think it sounds pretty 'old timey' by and large.

The country idea is a good one - a hot tatooed brunette singing faux patsy cline with Jack white producing = $$$$.
by swelle
Wed Feb 20, 2008 12:42 pm
Forum: Listen to Music
Topic: Will the Amy Winehouse record change the public's taste?
Replies: 23
Views: 4659

Will the Amy Winehouse record change the public's taste?

I'm wondering if the huge success of her "Back to Black" will alter the public's perception of what a "good" sounding record sounds like... the Ronson/Roth production is solid but quite fuzzy and obviously based on older sounds and techniques. Will more records that sound like this slip by, or is it...
by swelle
Wed Feb 20, 2008 11:47 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Help me!!! Tascam 488 mkii schematics needed
Replies: 11
Views: 3672

Not to ask an idiot question, but you do know there's a little switch on the back panel that turns on the phantom? Just checking.