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by swelle
Thu Jan 17, 2008 1:47 pm
Forum: People/Places/Things
Topic: Pro Audio/Music stores in San Fran & LA?
Replies: 21
Views: 3871

I found it online, the place is called 101 Music and there are sister shops, one on Grant and the other on Green. I found a brand new, shrink-wrapped copy of the first Stooges album - on an Elektra cassette!! Around the corner from 101 Music on Grant, the entrance to what they call 101 #2 is marked ...
by swelle
Thu Jan 17, 2008 9:31 am
Forum: People/Places/Things
Topic: Pro Audio/Music stores in San Fran & LA?
Replies: 21
Views: 3871

The Black Market Music on 4th is no more... too bad, they had tons of exactly what you're looking for: EV mics, weird Teac decks, old spring reverbs, etc. If you're actually coming to San Francisco as a tourist, and wanna do tourist things, you might go to Coit Tower - so right at Grant & Green, the...
by swelle
Wed Jan 16, 2008 11:18 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: I'm pressing up vinyl, who should I go with?
Replies: 6
Views: 1757

by swelle
Wed Jan 16, 2008 11:14 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: recordpressing.com poor experiences???
Replies: 13
Views: 4431

http://www.piratespress.com/vinyl.html

These guys do a fine job -- just got a 7" back that looks and sounds excellent, and no BS.
by swelle
Tue Jan 15, 2008 11:03 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: recordpressing.com poor experiences???
Replies: 13
Views: 4431

The BBB are a totally impotent trade group that basically does nothing.

This message board (and others) is probably the best place to vent -- maybe they'll start to feel the pinch if enough people complain publicly.
by swelle
Thu Jan 03, 2008 5:26 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: I'm interested in recording on tape, where should I start
Replies: 21
Views: 3555

I've been loving the Tascam 488 lately! But I don't care about fidelity :cry:

If you just wanna dabble, I think cassette is the way to go... to learn about buss routing, setting up memory points, using inserts, tape compression & distortion etc., the 488MKII is a good machine, the last of its breed.
by swelle
Thu Jan 03, 2008 12:24 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: The Band in the studio picture
Replies: 30
Views: 6512

I wonder how much that boss Epiphone Howard Roberts ended up on the record? It sounds like all telecaster... maybe the riff on Jemima Surrender.
by swelle
Fri Dec 28, 2007 3:44 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Wow. Cool Splicing video.
Replies: 16
Views: 3719

Alex Newport is a badass with a razor and block... and not just 1/4", he'll cut up a 2" without blinking an eye. It's kind of nerve wracking to watch, but he's kinda old school like that.
by swelle
Fri Dec 28, 2007 3:12 pm
Forum: Listen to Music
Topic: Favourite guitar solos...and why
Replies: 143
Views: 48276

Ah, good call... and even with minimum track count, they still made sure they doubled the f*ck out of that one... I love that solo, it goes on and on.

I recalled another: "Unfaithful Servant" from the Brown Album. Robbie R. was not a solo guy, really, but that one is lovely.
by swelle
Fri Dec 28, 2007 1:56 pm
Forum: Tape Op Magazine
Topic: which rock stars have tinnitus?
Replies: 45
Views: 26086

Tinnitus is not a disease, it's a symptom of damage... the excessive wax production is a sympton as well. More info: http://www.entnet.org/healthinfo/hearing/tinnitus.cfm I wear plugs now at practice, but not shows... the sound on stage seems to dissipate better, while the practice room is small and...
by swelle
Fri Dec 28, 2007 1:04 pm
Forum: Listen to Music
Topic: Favourite guitar solos...and why
Replies: 143
Views: 48276

Ugh, guitar solos. Not a fan of solos - I'm more into the Cropper/Mayfield rhythm/little licks - but a couple that shine for their taste & restraint: Lyndsey Buckingham on that "Thunder always happens when it's... " song - not sure the title. Elvis Costello on "what's so funny 'bout peace, love & un...
by swelle
Fri Dec 28, 2007 12:55 pm
Forum: Tape Op Magazine
Topic: which rock stars have tinnitus?
Replies: 45
Views: 26086

Don't know if he's a 'rock star' but Dave Pirner (ex-Soul Asylum, ex-Winona Ryder) had it so bad that he quit for awhile. I'm not surprised to see Bob Mould on that list... seeing Husker Du at the Fillmore was by far the loudest show I've ever seen... louder than Motorhead, even. So I now I have it ...
by swelle
Tue Dec 18, 2007 1:17 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Drums ala: CW McCall, Marty Robbins, Johny Cash. How to...
Replies: 16
Views: 3868

Waylon's "Honky Tonk Heroes" has an awesome, dead 70's country sound... Actually, "John Wesley Harding" has that sound, too.
by swelle
Thu Dec 13, 2007 11:33 am
Forum: Listen to Music
Topic: "Sessions with Sinatra" book
Replies: 1
Views: 873

"Sessions with Sinatra" book

After reading the review in TapeOp, I picked up a copy and I?m just about finished with ?Sessions with Sinatra.? Though I have always liked the Chairman, I didn?t know much about the recordings and this book is fascinating. There?s a fair amount of info on the advent of tape recorders, mic?s, the ch...
by swelle
Thu Dec 13, 2007 10:57 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Who masters for vinyl? And who still presses it?
Replies: 20
Views: 4262

Sorry to sound ignorant, but I've always been a little suspicious of vinyl 'pre-mastering'? What exactly does this entail? If the master has been mixed and sequenced properly, does it really need an extra step before being cut? A good vinyl mastering suite will make decisions about eq and compressio...