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by hammertime
Sat Sep 16, 2006 4:22 pm
Forum: Listen to Music
Topic: New Gov't Mule album
Replies: 12
Views: 2710

These guys are the quintessential "meathead" rock band -- just a bunch of cliche guitar riffs, 4/4 meathead drum beats, and a crappy singer singing about nothing original. The only thing these clowns have going for them is that every other pop band is so bad that they can't even play their instrumen...
by hammertime
Sat Sep 16, 2006 11:37 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Opening a studio....ADVICE PLEASE!!!!!
Replies: 11
Views: 3089

Re: Opening a studio....ADVICE PLEASE!!!!!

Success percentage? Probably pretty bleak if you're looking at it from purely a financial perspective. But, it could be a success on other levels even if you fail miserably financially, which is what the odds are. I'd say go for it, just for the experience sake. Personally, I think working for an "o...
by hammertime
Sat Sep 09, 2006 10:36 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Best All-Around Guitar Amp ~$1000
Replies: 55
Views: 9344

I used to have a twin reissure, and I got rid of it. There are much better amps for recording. The twin has to get incredibly loud before it breaks up. I wouldn't even recommend that amp for gigs, unless you have a guitar with active pickups. I bought a little black Fender amp with one speaker (all ...
by hammertime
Fri Sep 08, 2006 2:18 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Making a quiet singer sound "loud"
Replies: 24
Views: 4495

I'm intererested.
@?,*???&? wrote:Welcome to the inflation of 'Elliot Smith'. Larry Crane should be able to give tips on how he achieved that with a very timid singer.
by hammertime
Wed Sep 06, 2006 9:04 pm
Forum: Listen to Music
Topic: Extremely cool podcast
Replies: 3
Views: 1067

Here we go. I've listened to alot of stuff, even stuff i thought I wouldn't like because it's overtly political, but I've definitely gotten alot out of the 10 or so hours I've listened. I especially liked the Woody Guthrie and Leadbelly podcasts. But they're all worth listening to. http://www.folkwa...
by hammertime
Wed Sep 06, 2006 1:01 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Bluegrass recordings that are just TOO good? (performances)
Replies: 42
Views: 4854

I don't know if it's really generalizing. Those campout fiddle competition deals have a sort of ethos of technical masturbation about them. These dudes go all around the country playing these rehashed riffs as fast as they can, and any deviation from the predictable formula is frowned upon with this...
by hammertime
Tue Sep 05, 2006 1:17 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Making a quiet singer sound "loud"
Replies: 24
Views: 4495

Thanks, I didn't mean any offense by it. I just kept getting him confused with T. Boone Pickens (I think that's his name -- the corporate raider from the 80's).
MoreSpaceEcho wrote:and the word you keep searching for is "Burnett".
by hammertime
Tue Sep 05, 2006 10:12 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Bluegrass recordings that are just TOO good? (performances)
Replies: 42
Views: 4854

Yeah, that's what I noticed. I went to a bluegrass/Scottish fiddle campout deal, and took my National, and I found these guys weren't really into having alot of fun with music, or into playing other styles. They were pretty into the technical side of playing, even though their shit basically all sou...
by hammertime
Mon Sep 04, 2006 8:20 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Making a quiet singer sound "loud"
Replies: 24
Views: 4495

Wow, we posted at the same time. I was referring to the previous thread. I love the sound of quiet vocals with a ton of gain applied during tracking, and mixing, and then a ton of compression... like an eryka badu type thing... I like the surreal quality you can get from super hyping small sounds.. ...
by hammertime
Mon Sep 04, 2006 8:19 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Making a quiet singer sound "loud"
Replies: 24
Views: 4495

I was actually hoping you guys knew a bit about this. Anyway, I thought the Charlie Rose thing was sort of interesting, because the last thing they're going to talk about on a show that has heads of state and famous scholars is some tweaky little engineering thing (I wish they had been more specific...
by hammertime
Mon Sep 04, 2006 6:22 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Making a quiet singer sound "loud"
Replies: 24
Views: 4495

I don't know. That T-bone (i think it's walker or something) was talking about the 50's or 60's so I assume he's just talking about alot of compression, and maybe a bit of eq. I heard Bon Scott sang through a 57 or something with like a 10:1 ratio of compression with about 10db of gain reduction. I ...
by hammertime
Mon Sep 04, 2006 4:50 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Making a quiet singer sound "loud"
Replies: 24
Views: 4495

Making a quiet singer sound "loud"

I was watching Charlie Rose a couple of months back, and he was interviewing T.Bone something-or-other, a guy who produced a bunch of really well-known people. He recounted a story about how he was fascinated by technology because he saw an engineer make an incredibly soft-voiced Roy Orbison sound l...
by hammertime
Sun Sep 03, 2006 10:00 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: if ever you need to buy something at guitar center . . .
Replies: 68
Views: 9046

I don't know. Try www.pricegrabber.com. I'd probably rather lose 10 or 15 dollars than have my blood pressure go up to dangerous levels because some clown tries to haggle with me over a couple of guitar picks when I'm buying 2 grand worth of shit. I've gotten some phenomenal deals there, but it's wi...
by hammertime
Sun Sep 03, 2006 4:34 pm
Forum: Listen to Music
Topic: Extremely cool podcast
Replies: 3
Views: 1067

Extremely cool podcast

They just put a 28 part podcast on Smithsonian Folkways on itunes. I've gone through the first 8 or so podcasts, and they've gone through everything from Dylan to leadbelly to Les Paul, and I've got 20 more to go.
by hammertime
Sun Sep 03, 2006 4:30 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Anyone replaced their Ipod battery?
Replies: 6
Views: 994

I'm not sure. I've read somewhere on a website theres a DIY battery replacement kit. I think it was on Cnet.com, I'm not sure. If it works, let me know, because I'm not looking forward to my ipod's battery going out.