Search found 315 matches

by asmara
Mon Dec 29, 2008 7:15 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: New FMR PBC-6A compressor at mercenary
Replies: 14
Views: 8866

As a compressor freak, it seems a must have. After 5 years I am still learning new ways to use my RNC. I hope FMR make an E.Q. one day. Damn there goes my new years resolution to refrain from new gear purchases.
[/u]
by asmara
Mon Dec 15, 2008 6:39 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Overdrive for a Twin Reverb
Replies: 34
Views: 5682

Just got a twin this weekend (1970).
I tried my Fulltone OCD and a Boss Distortion OD (forgot the model) but both worked well. The important thing was to keep the Drive turned down a lot on the pedal. like around 2 O'clock, to keep the tone in control.
Good Luck.
by asmara
Sat Dec 13, 2008 11:16 am
Forum: Tape Op Magazine
Topic: questions for Jeff Tweedy interview?
Replies: 17
Views: 10641

losthighway wrote:The viachicago forum is alive and well. .
Oops I meant to say the Viachicago tracker. (maybe thats also still around.) I will have to get into the forums again. cannot wait for some new material from them.
by asmara
Wed Dec 10, 2008 1:55 pm
Forum: Tape Op Magazine
Topic: questions for Jeff Tweedy interview?
Replies: 17
Views: 10641

My questions for Jeff (1)what do you do to stimulate creativity in your song-writing? (any tips that help with writer's block for you specifically) (2)how are lyrics done in relation to a given song? (written first or last) (3)is a melody generally the first thing that is made or a chord structure? ...
by asmara
Sat Dec 06, 2008 2:33 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: One Channel Pre: Great River vs. Chandler Germanium
Replies: 9
Views: 2079

Have both and generally prefer the GR for vocals and better all-round pre. It has a nice extra aux. line level out for monitoring a split signal too.
by asmara
Fri Dec 05, 2008 7:27 am
Forum: Tape Op Magazine
Topic: We Want a TJ Doherty/Wilco article
Replies: 54
Views: 29080

What? I was saving my issue for a snowy day and keeping my fingers crossed for this interview and the Tony Doogan one.... hope I get at least one Christmas present this weekend....
by asmara
Sun Nov 30, 2008 7:28 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: San Francisco Music Shops
Replies: 16
Views: 3107

Be sure to find Rocker Guitars on Howard and 10th in SOMA area
by asmara
Sat Nov 08, 2008 5:45 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Anyone else doing a "big" recording session this w
Replies: 9
Views: 2294

I was also just in SF. Lots of rain. As it turns out the topic should read something like when music recording sessions turn bad.... A couple of friends hijacked the singer to play dungeons and dragons for the last 3 days straight. Making a grand total of finished songs zero. Todays I am back to fam...
by asmara
Tue Nov 04, 2008 2:14 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Anyone else doing a "big" recording session this w
Replies: 9
Views: 2294

Anyone else doing a "big" recording session this w

Anyone else doing a session this week? Got the players (singer just trained in and another guy is a fellow TOer), instruments, amps and space ready to roll. Got some drinks to celebrate Obama. Anything I am missing here? I will be playing on all the tracks and recording to Logic ITB. Doing an alt. r...
by asmara
Fri Oct 17, 2008 10:11 am
Forum: Listen to Music
Topic: Joe the Plumber
Replies: 16
Views: 2668

postscript..

is Joe on Tapeop? What are the chances that Joe has a basement home-recording studio?
by asmara
Fri Oct 17, 2008 9:49 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Please recommend a 16" crash cymbal.
Replies: 22
Views: 2814

thinner cymbals will pretty much ALWAYS be more prone to cracks than a thicker counterpoint. Sabians are well made in general (though I much prefer Zildjian and Istanbul for what I play). It is more than likely technique and if the drummer is that heavy handed I would steer them towards the heavier ...
by asmara
Wed Sep 17, 2008 6:39 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: What would you like your DAW to do?
Replies: 47
Views: 6738

I know one could theoretically print or bounce down to a stereo track and then mess around with the pitch but I want a real time control to change it on the fly. Obviously the processing power is unlikely to keep up here. just a wish.
by asmara
Tue Sep 16, 2008 1:59 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: What would you like your DAW to do?
Replies: 47
Views: 6738

I would like it to do a global pitch adjustment like in tape based systems. So I can record some crazy harmonies etc.. Thats the best advantage of tape to this day. I DO not like that there are so many many options for editing that just gets confusing and distracts you from the song.
by asmara
Wed Sep 10, 2008 8:41 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Show of Hands! Drummers?? or what do you play?
Replies: 74
Views: 13734

In Mpls. at least I always thought it was strange that drummers tended to be more into recording than others. I certainly enjoy playing the drums the best, but its hard with neighbors and small children sleeping to practice and improve. (never liked the electronic drum pads).
by asmara
Wed Aug 27, 2008 2:34 pm
Forum: Listen to Music
Topic: the Beijing Olympics closing ceremonies....
Replies: 17
Views: 3965

The only Olympics that Jimmy needs is Olympic Studios.