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by Brian Brock
Sun Jan 24, 2010 12:29 pm
Forum: Tape Op Magazine
Topic: Zipping/Compressing files - letter to editor in Issue #75
Replies: 15
Views: 6840

a final two penny nail in the coffin of this argument - I would imagine that the infamous letter-writer has installed software on a computer. Almost every piece of software uses an installer with ZIP or similar compression. The need for bit-identical decompression is even greater with software than ...
by Brian Brock
Mon Jan 04, 2010 12:02 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: UAD adat lightpipe issue
Replies: 12
Views: 1853

the Precision Limiter does not upsample http://www.uaudio.com/products/software/preclim/index.html it must have a higher latency than the typical uad plug though Definitely the clicks and pops are not coming from any kind of clock battles. Very likely it's an issue between the buffer settings of the...
by Brian Brock
Sun Dec 20, 2009 10:19 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: anyone know a generic shockmount that will fit AT 4033/4050?
Replies: 16
Views: 6788

for the peculiar AT rubber band things which actually hold the mic, which by the way are hugely annoying to me, you can use some broccoli rubber bands, I think.

I really like the AKG shockmount for the C3000b
by Brian Brock
Fri Dec 11, 2009 1:34 pm
Forum: Buy/Sell/Trade
Topic: FS: UAD-1e (Sold)
Replies: 0
Views: 492

FS: UAD-1e (Sold)

SOLD $135 shipped in the continental US. Perfect condition, ships in a Universal Audio box with whatever CDs and such are in there, although you will want to use more recent software. Card only, no plugs beyond the (good) ones on every card. I prefer not to get PMs - please e-mail at btbrock at the ...
by Brian Brock
Sat Nov 28, 2009 11:06 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: 24 ch interface, firewire, lightpipe, sp dif, SMPTE, clock??
Replies: 21
Views: 3635

oh, scratch that. What about the m-audio profire lightbridge? The only thing is you'd have to kludge smpte with some kind of midi adaptation. I can't vouch for their drivers, though.
by Brian Brock
Sat Nov 28, 2009 11:03 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: 24 ch interface, firewire, lightpipe, sp dif, SMPTE, clock??
Replies: 21
Views: 3635

I don't see anything which satisfies your requirements. It looks like you can get 16 ADATs in firewire (eg presonus firestudio), or 24 ADATs with PCI (eg motu 2408mk3).

I always recommend RME - their drivers rock, and their hardware is solid.
by Brian Brock
Sat Nov 28, 2009 10:36 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Tape vs Digital and the Songwriting Process (tascam 388)
Replies: 22
Views: 4773

I think paper is the best recording tool for the songwriting process.
by Brian Brock
Fri Nov 20, 2009 9:30 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Free VST Distortion Plugin
Replies: 11
Views: 5043

fuzzplus is good

Cyanide 2 is scarily awesome

The Samplitude FX suite demo works without limitations in 44.1, but you can't save settings. It has some great sounding distortion. It's essentially refined versions of the digitalfishphones stuff.

Retroband Lite is free and awesome.
by Brian Brock
Fri Nov 20, 2009 9:22 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Any reason to dither 16-bit to 16-bit?
Replies: 6
Views: 1660

all converting 16 bit to 24 does is add eight empty bits. If you recorded at 16 bits, then the quality of your converter at 16 is the only factor to consider. I suppose someone could be into the sound of dithering a 16 bit recording before mixing it... Depending on your software, but I imagine all t...
by Brian Brock
Thu Nov 19, 2009 10:59 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Best use for a broken MXL 2001!
Replies: 4
Views: 1045

oh man. I don't know if the capsule is OK in that mic, but I really like my Royer-modded MXL 2001. I'm sure it's just expectation bias or something, but I feel like that thing just has some great grabby grooviness to it. You throw out everything but the capsule and housing to make the new mic, and i...
by Brian Brock
Sat Nov 14, 2009 12:56 pm
Forum: Listen to Music
Topic: recommend me some non smooth jazz Metheny
Replies: 37
Views: 18638

No, I think he's great. It's just that in my experience his records don't compare to that one night where I couldn't believe what was happening before me. It was Cameron Brown and the Hear and Now, with Sheila Jordan on voice, David Balou on trumpet, and I can't remember the drummer. Dewey Redman wo...
by Brian Brock
Fri Nov 13, 2009 11:50 pm
Forum: Listen to Music
Topic: recommend me some non smooth jazz Metheny
Replies: 37
Views: 18638

you can hear a joyful squall on The Sign of 4, a double-duo with Derek Bailey, Gregg Bendian, and Paul Wertico. Also, it doesn't have Pat Metheny, but the Gregg Bendian / Nels Cline version of Interstellar Space is pretty awesome. I want to hear that Dewey Redman collaboration - that guy blew me awa...
by Brian Brock
Fri Nov 13, 2009 11:42 pm
Forum: Listen to Music
Topic: Demos for real people about real people
Replies: 13
Views: 3057

you recorded that in your parents' basement? Sounds really good on my shitty computer speakers at low volume. Are you saying you recorded those drums in a basement? I like em. But the strings are software, right? The songs are not really my cup of tea. I guess they're kind of like Sheryl Crow songs,...
by Brian Brock
Fri Nov 13, 2009 10:22 pm
Forum: Listen to Music
Topic: Demos for real people about real people
Replies: 13
Views: 3057

One time my dad was the only person who came to a show I did, and he heckled me.

I downloaded your stuff - anyone who's that freaked out about their music might be a genius.
by Brian Brock
Thu Nov 12, 2009 10:26 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: the cricket frequency
Replies: 17
Views: 5446

the cricket frequency

seems to be 7.18 kHz around here, around then.