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by 8th_note
Thu Nov 08, 2007 7:29 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Recording Drums (Brave New World!)
Replies: 35
Views: 4679

Many people have done this enough times that they have developed a standard and effective "one size fits all" multi mic setup that should cover their bases in a familiar room. Although this isn't always the most romantic, creative or inspiring way to go about things, it will usually gets the job do...
by 8th_note
Wed Nov 07, 2007 9:13 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Recording Drums (Brave New World!)
Replies: 35
Views: 4679

What timing for this post. Just last night we were cutting vocal tracks for a band I'm recording. The singer and the drummer were over and during a break we were talking about the drum sounds I was going to shoot for on the record. I made a comment that I would spend a lot of time on the drums (this...
by 8th_note
Mon Oct 29, 2007 12:43 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Larry's pro tools complaint in Tape Op
Replies: 12
Views: 2579

$250 including LE is a good deal, but they market it as a portable editing solution to people who already own *real* PTs systems, so why include the software? It makes no sense. Sell it without the software, too, for a lot cheaper. I don't know about the ProTools license specifically but most softw...
by 8th_note
Fri Oct 12, 2007 8:58 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Opening my home studio to the public this winter
Replies: 16
Views: 2572

So...what would you charge? I charge by the song, not by the hour. I know that's not a popular idea around here but I do it for several reasons. 1) I only take on projects from people I want to work with. I either know them or they have been referred by a past client. I've never been taken advantag...
by 8th_note
Fri Oct 12, 2007 8:20 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Tips on erratic snare compression?
Replies: 8
Views: 1832

There's a great article in this month's TapeOp about parallel compression. You might try that technique to see if it gets you anywhere. Other than that I'm not much help because Brad pretty well covered all the bases.
by 8th_note
Mon Oct 08, 2007 7:51 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: $1 million reward: prove these are the best speaker cables e
Replies: 50
Views: 6247

I truly love how audiophile stuff gets the blood boiling. I guess this wire really is more passionate than other wire. Yeah, kind of like digital vs. tape, mixing on a console vs. ITB, using outboard gear vs. plugins, or exotic vintage Neumann's vs. Chinese knockoffs. People sure get worked up over...
by 8th_note
Mon Oct 08, 2007 11:18 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: $1 million reward: prove these are the best speaker cables e
Replies: 50
Views: 6247

This topic gets more interesting the more I delve into it. I looked through the Pear Cable web site and, while I didn't read every word, I think I got a pretty good idea of what the company is about. First of all, the wires in the cables are made of solid gold. Second, the designer has a huge writte...
by 8th_note
Sat Oct 06, 2007 10:43 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Drum mic for Low, thunderous Tom.
Replies: 21
Views: 4068

There's a current thread over on Gearslutz where a guy posted sound clips from a tom mic shootout. The CAD m179 came out very well. Here's the link:

Tom Mic Shootout
by 8th_note
Fri Oct 05, 2007 10:48 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: $1 million reward: prove these are the best speaker cables e
Replies: 50
Views: 6247

And a $5000 set of speaker cables is no more ludicrous than a $5000 painting. Hopefully Kludge will chime in here and elaborate on this comment but I think I agree with what he is saying. I'm an audiophile from way back. My wife and I also own several paintings that weren't cheap. The decision to b...
by 8th_note
Fri Oct 05, 2007 10:21 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: great albums with only 1 guitar track
Replies: 45
Views: 8169

I'm surprised that nobody has mentioned James Gang. Oh wait, most of you punks aren't old enough to know who the hell they are. Anyway, Joe Walsh could play guitar so that you sure didn't miss additional parts. Damn that music was good. Maybe I'm just nostalgic because I'm drunk.
by 8th_note
Fri Oct 05, 2007 10:05 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: woman gets sued for $200k for downloading songs.WOW!
Replies: 58
Views: 11702

I said it already in that Radiohead thread: RIAA is, in my assessment, SO OBVIOUSLY trying to stir up maximum controversy which will lead to congressional hearings which will lead to a deal whereby they get 1% of every dollar spent on internet connections for the rest of time. That's exactly why th...
by 8th_note
Fri Oct 05, 2007 1:16 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: IRS issue
Replies: 14
Views: 3292

A tax attorney is more expensive than a CPA. I don't think you need an attorney at this point. A competent CPA should do fine. The pickle you've gotten yourself into is pretty straightfoward - there's no reason you need someone who specializes in the music business to help you through this. I use a ...
by 8th_note
Thu Oct 04, 2007 9:34 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Nudging Tracks To Compensate For Mic Distance?
Replies: 34
Views: 5232

I'd suggest that it may just be a hack shortcut to actually learning to place mics correctly to begin with. OK, I guess I'm a hack but I do this with my drum tracks religiously. It makes a huge difference and I'm very happy with the drum sound I'm getting. My theory is that if you've got a great ro...
by 8th_note
Wed Oct 03, 2007 8:32 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Mixdown Gear Comparison
Replies: 4
Views: 1007

Will this be better than the converters in my Motu 828 mkII?? If you're getting your analog tape mixes the way you want them to sound I wouldn't want to mix down to cassette. I think you would be better off burning a CD. You might try this test to see how much you would gain from new converters. Su...
by 8th_note
Tue Oct 02, 2007 12:55 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: New To Computer Recording, Suggestions For Basic Setup
Replies: 15
Views: 2481

What do you mean by simplify the process? What is the difference between the Presonus Firepod and the M Audio interfaces? Phiz pretty well answered this question but I'll add a general comment. You came from an all-in-one recording solution where you didn't have to worry about preamps, plugins, sou...