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by MASSIVE Mastering
Fri Apr 30, 2010 6:05 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Breaking in speakers.
Replies: 16
Views: 2642

I'm talking about guitar speakers. I do believe for them to be truly broken in it would take more than 20 minutes. D'oh! Sorry - Should have read that a little more closely... :x Yep - I used to "palm thwump" at a relatively quiet level for a little bit just to 'loosen up' the surrounds and then it...
by MASSIVE Mastering
Fri Apr 30, 2010 12:36 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Breaking in speakers.
Replies: 16
Views: 2642

A couple hundred hours before I trust a new set of speakers - Especially with "natural" components (paper cones, silk domed tweeters, etc.). Rubber surrounds, etc. I made a "break in" disc for just that purpose. Slow and fast sweeps, pink & white bursts at various levels some with swept bandpass fil...
by MASSIVE Mastering
Thu Apr 29, 2010 11:04 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Rolling chairs in the studio got you down?
Replies: 5
Views: 1290

Holy Jeebus - The noise would drive me insane!
by MASSIVE Mastering
Thu Oct 29, 2009 10:25 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Apogee Rosetta AD, MOTU 24 i/o, and SPDIF... Please Help!
Replies: 1
Views: 805

Anything with a S/PDIF input. Could be a card, could be USB, FW, etc. Granted - Whatever it is will probably have its own converters, but by using the S/PDIF in, you're effectively bypassing them.
by MASSIVE Mastering
Tue Oct 13, 2009 11:28 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: izotope ozone 4 - mastering software
Replies: 3
Views: 2448

Forget presets. They're there to show what the plug can do. Basically worthless otherwise.

Listen, do. A preset can't tell you what you're hearing.
by MASSIVE Mastering
Tue Oct 13, 2009 11:21 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: your two cents on mastering software
Replies: 22
Views: 7446

(Why are all these three and four year old threads being opened up all of a sudden?)
by MASSIVE Mastering
Thu Sep 03, 2009 6:59 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: analog to digital conversion
Replies: 16
Views: 4117

There are about 900 units available. Take your pick. Almost anything that says "MOTU" on it, RME, Apogee, M-Audio, etc., etc., etc., etc., etc.

You'll find a lot more FireWire than USB that will handle the task...

(EDIT) - D'oh! I've been beat... Slow on the draw...
by MASSIVE Mastering
Mon Jul 06, 2009 9:27 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Aphex 204 Aural Exciter
Replies: 8
Views: 2950

So, then what do you use your Cranesong HEDD 192 for? It's an effects box that enhances harmonics, adds harmonics, distorts a signal with more harmonics, makes things sound brighter, livelier, brings out detail, etc. It excites a signal . So don't act like you don't use an exciter when you do, let'...
by MASSIVE Mastering
Sun Jul 05, 2009 10:06 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Aphex 204 Aural Exciter
Replies: 8
Views: 2950

kinda does the same thing?
Distorts the high end and tubs out the lows?

EQ things the way you want and you won't feel the need for an "exciter" type option.

Ryan might use one. He has one in the rack. I'd assume it's not a 'go to' thing...
by MASSIVE Mastering
Sun Jul 05, 2009 12:24 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Aphex 204 Aural Exciter
Replies: 8
Views: 2950

I wouldn't do it on a bet.

Maybe if I were going from a tape deck in "reasonable repair" on to a deck in "somewhat reasonable repair" and I needed something to distort the hell out of - er, I mean "add clarity" to the high end...

But otherwise, not a chance.
by MASSIVE Mastering
Wed Jul 01, 2009 9:44 pm
Forum: People/Places/Things
Topic: Might be moving to chicago
Replies: 14
Views: 2598

ThePitz wrote:
MASSIVE Mastering wrote:You've just gotta get out of Schaumburg. Schaumburg is not Chicago.
For sure - Schaumburg doesn't levy a property tax. But I'm actually in Hoffman. That said, I was born on the south side...

And I still hate Chicago... :lol: But really, I hate IL.
by MASSIVE Mastering
Tue Jun 30, 2009 11:48 pm
Forum: People/Places/Things
Topic: Might be moving to chicago
Replies: 14
Views: 2598

I hate this area. I hate Illinois for that matter. There are few things I'd rather do than leave this place in a hurry. Cook County - Highest taxes in the United States. Dead people vote. Big tax increases on the horizon (that dead people will vote to approve, no doubt). Gasoline prices far higher t...
by MASSIVE Mastering
Sun Jun 28, 2009 8:45 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Do you feel the need for a clean work space?
Replies: 27
Views: 6403

I find a reasonably clean & neat, well-organized space in good repair less distracting. It doesn't have to be "cleaning lady just left" clean, but "nice" is nice... I try to take advantage of "cleaning time" to inspect things also. Make sure everything's tight, cables are in good repair -- Just like...
by MASSIVE Mastering
Fri Jun 26, 2009 10:18 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: softening digital
Replies: 33
Views: 8129

Don't track too hot and use decent preamps and you probably won't notice that you're using digital.
by MASSIVE Mastering
Thu Jun 25, 2009 10:46 pm
Forum: Buy/Sell/Trade
Topic: FS: SSL Duende, Line 6 Bass Pod XT, BBE Sonic Stomp, Lucid
Replies: 5
Views: 1816

Just out of curiosity (I might know a guy who knows a guy...) which Duende?

I'm not an expert on the beast - But if I recall, there's a "classic" and a PCIe and some sort of 'mini' edition...?