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by Brian Brock
Sat Nov 07, 2009 6:02 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: EQing SOLO Acoustic guitar?
Replies: 32
Views: 6462

number 5, eh? I always kind of overlooked that one for 1, 6, 7, and 11. If and when I get my fingers back into it I'll look at 5.

nice playing, by the way.
by Brian Brock
Fri Nov 06, 2009 11:11 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: EQing SOLO Acoustic guitar?
Replies: 32
Views: 6462

Yeah Villalobos and Leo Brouwer are the greatest. I like how they develop harmonies by inventing ways to play the guitar rather than trying to invent ways to play a given harmony. Those H4 recordings sound pretty good. I assume it was sitting back from the guitar a ways, and it does have a less glas...
by Brian Brock
Thu Nov 05, 2009 2:55 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: audiophiles always make me laugh...
Replies: 32
Views: 5431

I would like to see some enterprising company come out with an "audio grade" table, or perhaps an audio-grade wine glass.
by Brian Brock
Sun Nov 01, 2009 11:36 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Best Isolation Headphones for Around $100
Replies: 19
Views: 4843

I have a big head and the Direct Sound Extreme Isolation simply couldn't get around my head and press on my ears enough to work. It seemed like Sennheiser HD280s did about as much reduction anyway, even when I pushed the Direct Sound phones against my ears. Isolation is pretty much contrary to sound...
by Brian Brock
Fri Oct 30, 2009 7:49 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: EQing SOLO Acoustic guitar?
Replies: 32
Views: 6462

depending on how much time you have, and how prevalent the string squeaks are, a little bit of spectral cleaning (that's what Samplitude calls it, anyway - basically you zoom in and remove offending frequencies by crossfading them with the immediate surroundings) can be just the ticket.
by Brian Brock
Fri Oct 30, 2009 7:42 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Where did you get your giant rack?
Replies: 30
Views: 4740

i got the awesomest most deadly rack ever out of my friend's co-op house's attic. This thing would kill you as soon as look at you. My friend snagged it from the dumpsters behind the University of Wisconsin Madison's Engineering department. They also got tons of cool old electronic gear from there, ...
by Brian Brock
Thu Oct 22, 2009 9:46 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: QUIET vs. FAST HARD DRIVES, share your experiences
Replies: 19
Views: 4868

also this WD 320 gig notebook drive is said to be very quiet:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... 6822136197

god I have to stop thinking about hard drives so much!
by Brian Brock
Thu Oct 22, 2009 9:15 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: QUIET vs. FAST HARD DRIVES, share your experiences
Replies: 19
Views: 4868

I don't know, they don't really seem to get any quieter. The quietest drive I've heard is a 100 GB Seagate Momentus 7200 RPM notebook drive from about Dec 2006.
by Brian Brock
Thu Oct 22, 2009 7:38 pm
Forum: Listen to Music
Topic: Turn Back, O Man - EP recordings & self-mastering
Replies: 8
Views: 1731

I listened to the first one. I think you did a great job on the record/mix/master, although it's not totally the way I like to hear music - it's kind of like that Calexico type of sound, but the electric guitars seem to be filling up a lot more space in the midrange, and maybe as a result of that ki...
by Brian Brock
Thu Oct 22, 2009 3:03 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: QUIET vs. FAST HARD DRIVES, share your experiences
Replies: 19
Views: 4868

looks like a samsung F3 might be good for quiet speed, with 500 gig platters: HD502HJ is the single platter, HD103SJ is the 2-platter. One thing I've noticed is that what counts as quiet for someone is not always easy to translate. I had some notebook drives from a couple of years ago that were just...
by Brian Brock
Thu Oct 22, 2009 2:53 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: QUIET vs. FAST HARD DRIVES, share your experiences
Replies: 19
Views: 4868

yeah they're pretty messy over there. Maybe check the hard disk forum:
http://www.silentpcreview.com/forums/viewforum.php?f=7
by Brian Brock
Mon Oct 19, 2009 11:17 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: QUIET vs. FAST HARD DRIVES, share your experiences
Replies: 19
Views: 4868

silentpcreview is a good place to start. the number of platters is just one factor contributing to noise, though.
by Brian Brock
Sun Oct 04, 2009 9:34 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: QUIET vs. FAST HARD DRIVES, share your experiences
Replies: 19
Views: 4868

i agree that a quiet drive is usually quite capable for audio, although a fast drive can really make a difference as your OS drive (at least on windows XP)
by Brian Brock
Sun Oct 04, 2009 9:31 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: QUIET vs. FAST HARD DRIVES, share your experiences
Replies: 19
Views: 4868

on speed vs noise, the single platter, large capacity drives are both faster and quieter than multi-platter drives with equal capacity. So there is a way in which you eat and have cake.

silentpcreview.com is a great (though occasionally wrong) source for info on such matters.
by Brian Brock
Thu Oct 01, 2009 10:58 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: live solo/looper setup
Replies: 27
Views: 4459

also check out loopersdelight.com, especially for their exhaustive documentation of looping devices, and this:
http://www.altruistmusic.com/EDP/

should be interesting even if you don't use the echoplex