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by swelle
Fri Feb 01, 2008 1:51 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: The Strokes Sound
Replies: 35
Views: 7039

Time may prove me wrong, but I worked at a label and was on tour alot at that time - in both the US and UK - and the sense of change was palpable. I didn't say it's the greatest debut since GNR, but that album effectively buried the big 90's rock sound, and all the knucklehead rap-rock outfits sudde...
by swelle
Fri Feb 01, 2008 1:34 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: The Strokes Sound
Replies: 35
Views: 7039

Yeah, after I wrote that I remembered the Stone Roses first - but I'd say arguably the most important American debut album is accurate.
by swelle
Fri Feb 01, 2008 1:12 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: The Strokes Sound
Replies: 35
Views: 7039

Yeah, that post is seriously sour-grape flavored. Nobody knows why some records hit and most don't, but the Strokes debut was probably the most important debut album since Appetite for Destruction. ("Nevermind" was not a debut.) And the songs were pretty catchy, by and large. (PS and the Makers' boa...
by swelle
Thu Jan 31, 2008 10:08 am
Forum: People/Places/Things
Topic: how to find a booking agent....
Replies: 3
Views: 829

Has she playing out much? Doing some touring? In my experience, most reputable booking agents are only interested in acts that are doing a bunch of touring already - if the act gets paid, the agent gets paid - but if she has a huge buzz around her, she might get offers from agents who want to repres...
by swelle
Thu Jan 24, 2008 11:24 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Affordable Mic Preamps?
Replies: 20
Views: 5576

I'll second the DMP-3. I've had one for a couple years and it's a great little box for the price.... it has enough gain for ribbon mics, you can use it as a DI box, and it has phase reversal, low cut, hi/lo gain button, and phantom power - just about all you need.
by swelle
Wed Jan 23, 2008 5:18 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: If You're Into Recording a Band Live in One-Big Room.....
Replies: 32
Views: 6013

This thread is reminding me of that Aberfeldy album that was recorded with one mic, mono, no overdubs... listen to the song "Love is an Arrow."


http://www.myspace.com/aberfeldytheband

Here's story:

http://www.soundonsound.com/sos/sep04/a ... rfeldy.htm



ok
by swelle
Wed Jan 23, 2008 3:35 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: If You're Into Recording a Band Live in One-Big Room.....
Replies: 32
Views: 6013

That video just shows a rehearsal, or maybe a demo recording - the actual song was recorded in the pool cabana in Los Angeles. In the VH-1 documentary (available on DVD), John Simon talks about how they went so far to commit to effects while recording - i.e. tracking with reverb - to get a better se...
by swelle
Tue Jan 22, 2008 8:26 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: How did Kelly Stoltz make an environmentally safe album
Replies: 35
Views: 5300

It ain't making records that's the big villain - it's touring!! Or all the trucks required to make a film. I read somewhere that Brightblack Morning Light were buying carbon offsets to relieve their guilt about touring in a massive 8 cyl. van -- an Willie's got his bio-diesel bus. But I don't see ho...
by swelle
Tue Jan 22, 2008 4:45 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Tascam 488
Replies: 56
Views: 21069

Yes, I bought a brick of the 472 a year or so ago... I'm not too worried about it going bad, though. Should I be?
by swelle
Mon Jan 21, 2008 10:02 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Speaker recommendations for Bandmaster 212 cab?
Replies: 17
Views: 3575

I have no ear for speakers... I use Eminence almost exclusively and they sound fantastic at $39 bucks a pop. Old Fender amps came with cheap production speakers, so I use the modern equivalent.
by swelle
Fri Jan 18, 2008 4:49 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Help fix my awesome old school record player
Replies: 6
Views: 1719

The Sound Well in Berkeley would almost definitely have a stylus.
www.thesoundwell.com


Is it belt-driven, or wheel driven? If the latter, sometimes the wheel builds up gunk and needs to be cleaned. My Garrard needs to have this done, it's a little sluggish. You might just replace the belt.
by swelle
Fri Jan 18, 2008 3:47 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Best external acoustic guitar pickup you've used/heard?
Replies: 24
Views: 8217

The FRAP is probably the best of all time, but good luck finding one:

http://www.7171.org/electrons/frap/frap_models/
by swelle
Fri Jan 18, 2008 12:36 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: I have found the studio of my dreams!!!
Replies: 24
Views: 4548

God, that place rules. BUT I ONLY DO HIP HOP!! :cry:



Seriously, I thought it was a joke, but it's clearly for real. My favorite: "other microphones of unknown brand name or bring your favorite..."
by swelle
Thu Jan 17, 2008 4:11 pm
Forum: People/Places/Things
Topic: Pro Audio/Music stores in San Fran & LA?
Replies: 21
Views: 3861

SUBWAY! The place is legendary, but it's kind of a mess. They had moved to a larger location for awhile where you could actually see all the instruments, but then moved back to their old location which is about the size a mid-sized Uhaul. Everything is just packed in there and it's kind of hard to l...