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by Brian Brock
Fri Sep 16, 2011 2:40 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Advice on recording acc guitar + voice
Replies: 14
Views: 3188

I have been happy with the fig 8 method; also I have gotten interesting sounds with 3 mics, eg various dynamics at the guitar neck joint, lower bout, and voice; also a stereo mic about three feet away in a smallish room seems to be sounding good to me revently. I guess you could do three fig 8 mics ...
by Brian Brock
Fri Apr 29, 2011 8:01 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Anyone using Solid State Hard Drives yet?
Replies: 40
Views: 14593

i back up and store everything on regular disks so failure and cost per gigabyte are not big issues.
by Brian Brock
Fri Apr 29, 2011 8:00 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Anyone using Solid State Hard Drives yet?
Replies: 40
Views: 14593

been using an intel x25v for a year. i use it as data drive and a few years old seagate 2.5 inch drive for os. no problems here. i use the ssd as data because i had trouble getting win xp to install on it. also the laptop drive seemed to be a bit slow for data drive, and as os it's fast enough for m...
by Brian Brock
Thu Apr 28, 2011 4:03 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: I want to start cassette recording, what should I get?
Replies: 33
Views: 15541

I've been really enjoying a porta 03 mk ii recently. it seems to have traded away some of the 02's routing for noise reduction, which i'm not sure i like, but making straight 4 track recordings with limited ability to punch in is great after years of following the computer down the mouse hole. i thi...
by Brian Brock
Thu Apr 28, 2011 3:37 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: online sheet music service?
Replies: 3
Views: 1041

if what you want is out of copyright, check out imslp and other archives of scans of old music. they have huge amounts of decent quality sheet music for free.
by Brian Brock
Mon Apr 25, 2011 1:31 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Drum Machine Advice Needed
Replies: 7
Views: 1647

i like a tr 505. these days i mostly use a set of samples of it and a couple dozen other machines, loaded into battery software sampler. i loved the step sequencer on the hardware 505.
by Brian Brock
Tue Mar 22, 2011 10:08 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: avoiding a cavity search
Replies: 16
Views: 4519

when asked about some Avenson omnis (which look like rayguns) I just explained what they were in fairly technical detail, what kind of instruments I liked to record with them, etc, and went on my merry way. I think they're looking for strange behaviors as much as anything.
by Brian Brock
Wed Jul 28, 2010 9:23 am
Forum: Tape Op Magazine
Topic: Ansel Adams
Replies: 13
Views: 5404

Mr. Mantra brings up a good point. The question may not always be of specialization for the sake of success, but can be of including - or, in his adams example, excluding - another point of view precisely because of the perspective of that view. Also, this quote seems to nicely bring together the id...
by Brian Brock
Sat Jul 03, 2010 1:58 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Windows XP Services
Replies: 13
Views: 3011

The best thing to do is to just avoid using software that trashes your system. use foobar2000 instead of itunes, open office instead of microsoft office, and most especially get rid of Adobe Reader and use SumatraPDF. Be as stingy as possible whenever you install anything, and uncheck all the "quick...
by Brian Brock
Tue Jun 29, 2010 2:35 pm
Forum: Buy/Sell/Trade
Topic: FS: Little Labs IBP jr Sold
Replies: 4
Views: 1441

your ticket to multi-mic marvelousness
by Brian Brock
Mon Jun 14, 2010 9:29 am
Forum: Buy/Sell/Trade
Topic: FS: Little Labs IBP jr Sold
Replies: 4
Views: 1441

thought I had sold this, but the guy backed out. We had negotiated a price a little below my asking price, so make an offer...
by Brian Brock
Sun Jun 06, 2010 11:31 am
Forum: Listen to Music
Topic: Sleigh Bells
Replies: 5
Views: 1867

sounds like you guys are talking about the excellent Times New Viking.

If apple hadn't shut down lala.com I would head there right now and check out this Sleigh Bells.
by Brian Brock
Sun Jun 06, 2010 11:27 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Active monitors w/ consumer-grade home stereo receiver
Replies: 12
Views: 2997

I think you can probably run the headphone out of your stereo amp/receiver into your powered speakers without much trouble. It's not elegant, but it should work - I've done it using the headphone out of an audio interface. The headphone out is unbalanced, so you might have to fiddle around a bit. Yo...
by Brian Brock
Wed May 26, 2010 12:52 pm
Forum: Tape Op Magazine
Topic: Ansel Adams
Replies: 13
Views: 5404

Ansel Adams

On the back page subject of specialization - photographers like Ansel Adams do in fact master elements of their craft from conception through capture and presentation, making their own prints, etc. The proliferation of cheap photo gear has enabled many more people to fail at photography, but it hasn...
by Brian Brock
Fri May 14, 2010 7:39 pm
Forum: Buy/Sell/Trade
Topic: FS: Little Labs IBP jr Sold
Replies: 4
Views: 1441

I lowered the price, but come on! This thing is worth any price! You can **actually change the phase** of your audio! It's a game-changing miracle of unprecedented proportions!