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by Fletcher
Sat Jun 14, 2003 5:04 am
Forum: 5/03-2/05: General Recording
Topic: Evaluating head wear
Replies: 5
Views: 891

Re: Evaluating head wear

If the head is exhibiting signs of wear, you'll see a pattern that flares near the top of the head and near the bottom as well and runs across all tracks. It flares because the tape tension is most firm in the center and not near the edges. . ...and if it 'flares' more at the top than at the bottom...
by Fletcher
Fri Jun 13, 2003 1:16 pm
Forum: 5/03-2/05: General Recording
Topic: AAD, ADD, DDD... remember this?
Replies: 12
Views: 2392

Re: AAD, ADD, DDD... remember this?

Ahh yes... the old "SPARS" code... on a note about the "disclaimers" that the digital compact disk would reveal 'flaws' with the original master recordings... one band I worked with [they were called "Black Number Nine"] put the following disclaimer in their CD: "This was recorded analog. The digita...
by Fletcher
Thu Jun 12, 2003 1:45 pm
Forum: 5/03-2/05: General Recording
Topic: Bass Compression, A primer...
Replies: 12
Views: 7438

Re: Bass Compression, A primer...

FWIW... when I'm confronted with a bass sound that needs some "front end" to it I'll go with a slow attack and a quick to medium release... when I'm confronted with a bass sound that needs more of the "note" to be sucked out of it I'll go with a medium to long release. When the players tone is OK bu...
by Fletcher
Tue Jun 10, 2003 6:04 am
Forum: 5/03-2/05: General Recording
Topic: API vs. Neve
Replies: 13
Views: 6612

Re: API vs. Neve

There are so many elements in a chain that any one specific desk is kind of irrelevant. You also have to consider the rooms, microphone selection and placement... outboard processing employed, storage formats, mix desks, mix formats... etc. It's a bit difficult to pull one element from any specific ...
by Fletcher
Tue Jun 10, 2003 6:02 am
Forum: 5/03-2/05: General Recording
Topic: TapeOp Con - Thank you!!!!
Replies: 31
Views: 3507

Re: TapeOp Con - Thank you!!!!

With that, i have to say that i was a tad disappointed with the conference. Mostly it came down to me feeling pretty alienated by the amazing amounts of information given...very pro oriented information that went over this four tracker's head. Interesting... I guess sometimes you have to 'raise the...
by Fletcher
Sat Jun 07, 2003 7:37 am
Forum: 5/03-2/05: General Recording
Topic: TapeOp Con - Thank you!!!!
Replies: 31
Views: 3507

Re: TapeOp Con - Thank you!!!!

it seems like their are a lot of folks attending with a wealth of knowledge that weren't on panels... Last year I found that some of the absolute best panels were held outside in the smoking area... the year before I found that the best panels were held in front of the theater [in the smoking area]...
by Fletcher
Fri Jun 06, 2003 7:57 am
Forum: 5/03-2/05: General Recording
Topic: Nuts of steel
Replies: 48
Views: 7393

Re: Nuts of steel

There's another scam you should be aware of... some asshole keeps boosting photos and text from the M-A site and putting up some stellar gear for ridiculous prices... shit like Crane Song LTD. "Spider"s for like $4k... enough to be sorta believable, but a hell of a bargain sort of thing. He says he'...
by Fletcher
Fri Jun 06, 2003 7:44 am
Forum: 5/03-2/05: General Recording
Topic: Demeter real reverb
Replies: 17
Views: 3636

Re: Demeter real reverb

I've used it on many an occassion... it's awesome!! One of my favorite little tricks with it is to put a compressor on the send to it which makes it a bit more useful for things like drums.

As always... YMMV
by Fletcher
Fri Jun 06, 2003 7:41 am
Forum: 5/03-2/05: General Recording
Topic: Can some D.I.'s do what the reamp does?
Replies: 11
Views: 1599

Re: Can some D.I.'s do what the reamp does?

FWIW... the best I've found for this application are the Littlelabs...