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by hammertime
Sun Sep 03, 2006 3:00 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: personally,when in no need of limiting,why do you compress?
Replies: 46
Views: 7329

Re: personally,when in no need of limiting,why do you compre

There are other ways to compress besided using compressor. Like using a microphone or pickup with less dynamic range than a condensor microphone. I just got an l.r. baggs pickup for my Taylor, which isn't a particularly warm guitar to begin with, and it actually improves the tone in a way, sort of g...
by hammertime
Sun Sep 03, 2006 1:09 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Did the Beatles use metronomes while recording?
Replies: 52
Views: 19397

Yeah, if there's one thing I got from the Beatles it has to be that. I almost think they're doing it more as a poetic device then something planned out like Zappa or Brubeck. Like that 2/4, 3/8 thing. It's just a way of saying, "dum, Dum; DUm, DUM, DUM!" -- DA!!! Or in "Revolution," adding that litt...
by hammertime
Sun Sep 03, 2006 12:48 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: balanced vs. unbalanced
Replies: 17
Views: 2980

Here's the article, read the paragraph "how much headroom is enough." At least that's what I extrapolated from the article.
http://www.digido.com/portal/pmodule_id ... age_id=36/
by hammertime
Sun Sep 03, 2006 12:46 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: balanced vs. unbalanced
Replies: 17
Views: 2980

Re: balanced vs. unbalanced

I didn't read that whole mastering book, but I just read another of his articles (I'll try to find the link), and he recommends going unbalanced into a mackie (in a kind of cryptic way), primarily because those mixers don't have as much headroom as they claim. He points out that the solid state amps...
by hammertime
Sun Sep 03, 2006 11:04 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Did the Beatles use metronomes while recording?
Replies: 52
Views: 19397

If I recall with Here Comes the Sun, I had to change the tempo on the metronome when I hit the bridge. Maybe I was confusing the time signature changes with happiness is a Warm gun, I really can't remember. Maybe I'll go play it again. Having said that, most of the songs on that album are full of te...
by hammertime
Sun Sep 03, 2006 10:35 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: if ever you need to buy something at guitar center . . .
Replies: 68
Views: 9046

I don't think I can take Guitar Center anymore. It's definitely in the top 10 of unhelpful, systemically dishonest companies I've ever dealt with. They've actually gotten alot worse in the last couple of years -- they used to just sort of leave you alone. Now they pressure you every time you ask a q...
by hammertime
Sat Sep 02, 2006 11:38 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Did the Beatles use metronomes while recording?
Replies: 52
Views: 19397

You could probably find out if they played to a click by copying a song to your DAW and analyzing any deviations in tempo, if you really feel like wasting your time.
by hammertime
Sat Sep 02, 2006 11:36 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Did the Beatles use metronomes while recording?
Replies: 52
Views: 19397

Wait a minute, you might be right. I guess this book the Complete Beatles just notates the last 2 bars of the bridge as 2/4 followed by 3/8. I'm not sure, though. Not that it really matters. Actually the part you'll have trouble with, though, is the bridge. There's no way you'll be able to play it w...
by hammertime
Sat Sep 02, 2006 11:29 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Did the Beatles use metronomes while recording?
Replies: 52
Views: 19397

Actually the part you'll have trouble with, though, is the bridge. There's no way you'll be able to play it without resetting the metronome. I was just practicing the song the other day. Go back and listen to it. I don't know if the Beatles used a click track, but I can tell you alot of their songs ...
by hammertime
Sat Sep 02, 2006 6:05 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Did the Beatles use metronomes while recording?
Replies: 52
Views: 19397

I don't know if the Beatles used a click track, but I can tell you alot of their songs would be extremely difficult to play with a click because they shift tempo and add odd little bars with irregular beats (Happiness is a Warm gun, Here comes the sun, etc) , and sometimes they even change time sign...
by hammertime
Sat Sep 02, 2006 5:13 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: personally,when in no need of limiting,why do you compress?
Replies: 46
Views: 7329

I think what made some of those old records sound better is that they didn't have all this crap like parametric eq's and compressors with a billion different settings and Pro Tools with all it's editing. They pretty much had compressors and eqs that were just one or two knobs, and they usually had t...
by hammertime
Sat Sep 02, 2006 4:56 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: leaving on a tube amp for long periods of time
Replies: 15
Views: 2895

I left my McIntosh tube stereo amp on (uses 6L6's if i recall) for a couple of months once. Still worked fine. As long as you don't have the gain cranked up it shouldn't matter. What really fucks them up is turning them on and off, and of course, turning the amp up to 10.
by hammertime
Wed Aug 30, 2006 6:02 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: LP/SG Type Guitars
Replies: 50
Views: 5781

The Ibanez PF series were pretty decent Japanese made les paul copies. I had a PF-300 that I got from someone who bought it during the 80s in New Zealand, where I guess you can find great Japanese guitars for dirt-cheap. I sold it back to him -- I guess he liked the guitar. Personally, I'm not that ...
by hammertime
Sat Aug 26, 2006 11:09 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Bob Dylan Says Modern Music Is Worthless
Replies: 88
Views: 10991

I think Bob should do a Disco album -- songs like "Night Fever," and "Too Hot to Trot." He should get a killer spangled polyester disco suit and learn the latest break-dance moves. And then he should make the best album in the last 20 years, and go on tour to back it up.
by hammertime
Thu Aug 24, 2006 1:58 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Bob Dylan Says Modern Music Is Worthless
Replies: 88
Views: 10991

Hey, it's all in good humor. No offense. Frankly, I don't like the guy that much. I think his music sucks, his voice is lousy, and his songs are bombastically pretentious in a silly way. Worse still, I think the guy is a complete fake. Instead of a rambling, happy-go lucky, Guthriesque troubador, I ...