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by megajoe
Sun Mar 14, 2010 10:46 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Possibly Moving to Chicago... Shamelessly Soliciting Advice
Replies: 5
Views: 1342

You should do it, it sounds like a great idea. How bad do you want to be engineering for a living? With that money you've saved up, you could find a place to intern, focus all of your time and energy into your craft, integrate into the local music scene and start getting some sessions. Sure, there's...
by megajoe
Tue Mar 09, 2010 11:50 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Kids with lots of recording equipment
Replies: 52
Views: 12666

I have friends who earned enough money in high school and college to buy that much gear. I also have friends who didn't do a thing and were given that much money. Does it really matter how he got it? How to compete? Make better sounding records than him. Or maybe you shouldn't compete. Are you guys ...
by megajoe
Sun Mar 07, 2010 10:40 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Bad interns
Replies: 34
Views: 9590

There was one intern that hooked his friends up with green, and some dude knocks on the door and asks the owner if this kid is around for a hook up.

See ya later!
by megajoe
Sun Mar 07, 2010 10:23 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: moving into the next phase of my career
Replies: 7
Views: 2148

Thanks for the responses. At the time, I didn't take note of the self-absorbed rambling and ambiguity that was in my post, my apologies. I posted this shortly after I made the decision and I've talked to quite a few people since then. As far as what I'm asking, it could all be boiled down to: How wa...
by megajoe
Mon Mar 01, 2010 8:01 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: moving into the next phase of my career
Replies: 7
Views: 2148

moving into the next phase of my career

My plan is to move to Portland in six months to do freelance engineering/producing and develop a career as composer/performer. What I'm looking for with this post is general insight, experiences, perhaps a link to a topic I didn't see in the search... Here's some background: In 2007 I earned a Bache...
by megajoe
Mon Feb 08, 2010 11:03 pm
Forum: Listen to Music
Topic: List your Bandcamp page
Replies: 408
Views: 115478

holy moly, this is the first I've heard of it. Awesome

http://yourface.bandcamp.com/
by megajoe
Sat Feb 06, 2010 5:13 pm
Forum: Listen to Music
Topic: new recordings by my psychedelic freejazzcore group
Replies: 1
Views: 602

new recordings by my psychedelic freejazzcore group

http://www.myspace.com/yourfacerulz

All the songs are recorded live, mostly with an HD24.
by megajoe
Thu Oct 29, 2009 1:19 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: If there was software that made *lyrics* better...
Replies: 28
Views: 5700

Re: If there was software that made *lyrics* better...

AutoTune doesn't write your melodies for you. That's up for debate... It depends on how out of tune the vocalist is and the settings used on the plug-in... :wink: Also, if someone is doing a talking part, it will lock onto a pitch and create melodies. I know I know, not the point of the discussion....
by megajoe
Fri Oct 23, 2009 2:02 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Recording in the woods
Replies: 27
Views: 5200

About month ago I bought an LX20 on ebay for $70 after shipping. Pretty hard to beat for 8 tracks of digital. Here's what my band does with a 4-track setup: B52 on kick 414 overhead 57 on guitar cab DI for bass/sax player (plays sax through 421 into bass rig) So you could do Kick Overhead guit1 guit...
by megajoe
Mon Oct 19, 2009 12:13 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Freelancers! a poll for ya....
Replies: 30
Views: 6912

I end up mixing OTB more often. I have the keys to a room with a 6000 G, and I use it as much as I can. My personal recording setup is minimal, and I do some on-location ITB sessions for friends (not just any client) who can't afford the room.
by megajoe
Sun Sep 20, 2009 12:33 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Green Tips for Musicians
Replies: 19
Views: 4598

Depending on where you tour and what time of year it is, you can plan to stop by farmer's markets to pick up food. It wasn't shipped 1000s of miles to get there or processed in a factory. If you're making CDs, you can use cases made out of recycled cardboard or NOS jewel cases. Obviously the most fu...
by megajoe
Fri Jun 19, 2009 1:16 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: adat into my 'puter
Replies: 3
Views: 999

adat into my 'puter

I want to transfer tapes from an LX20 to my computer. I'm looking for something that is as simple as ADAT to usb or firewire, minus all the mic preamps and other gadgets such a device normally comes with. I'm having trouble finding something like that.

Does it exist?
by megajoe
Fri Jul 04, 2008 2:30 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Should I charge?
Replies: 30
Views: 5798

There's been a lot of good stuff said in this topic. Among the most important is probably "know your worth" I was recording my own band when I was 15. I did my first paying gig recording my friend's band on a digital 8 track when I was 16 for something like $100 for four songs. Then I moved up to $2...
by megajoe
Fri Jul 04, 2008 2:03 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: alcohol in the studio
Replies: 46
Views: 10533

my rule has always been : be more sober than the band. That's a good one. The studio I work at is a residence production facility, so pretty much whatever goes. We always manage to not have clients that cause problems, so that's nice. Pretty much everyone at the studio burns, so weed is a very norm...
by megajoe
Tue Jun 24, 2008 11:45 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Who should I get to press 7"s (besides URP)
Replies: 4
Views: 1122

Who should I get to press 7"s (besides URP)

So, I've learned the hard way that URP is crap. I have to disapprove of the test pressings that were sent.

I did a little research and it seems everyone else is a lot more expensive then them.

So, who's everyone's favorite record pressing company!?