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by Professor T
Sat Mar 06, 2010 3:52 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Somebody want to use my song in a tv show! What do I do?
Replies: 15
Views: 4125

Thanks for the info Dave- I got the contracts today. I'll have our lawyer look over them, but what does this part mean? At the moment I am able to offer fees of (for each song use): Options: A) $xxx all in ($xxx per side) B) $yyy all in ($yyy per side) C) $zzz all in ($zzz per side) Of course, the x...
by Professor T
Fri Mar 05, 2010 12:23 am
Forum: Listen to Music
Topic: I just saw this guy advertising on my local craiglist.....
Replies: 32
Views: 8110

That is the most awesome thing I've seen on youtube in a while. Here is a guy who would spend 40 minutes of a 45 minute set setting up his drums.
by Professor T
Fri Mar 05, 2010 12:15 am
Forum: Listen to Music
Topic: Conway Twitty / Number Ones
Replies: 0
Views: 790

Conway Twitty / Number Ones

Recently, my dad gave me his vinyl collection. It is by far the single greatest gift my dad could ever have given me. It's mostly centered on 1977-1982 country. These are my earliest recollections of music. They are what I grew up on. It has been an interesting experience - I haven't heard some of t...
by Professor T
Thu Mar 04, 2010 11:40 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Somebody want to use my song in a tv show! What do I do?
Replies: 15
Views: 4125

Sigh. A week later and still no news. It's like when that hot girl that's way out of your league likes you for 3 days. I was so ready to sell out, too.
by Professor T
Fri Feb 26, 2010 10:26 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Mixing a song with 2 drummers
Replies: 26
Views: 7289

Pink Floyd's Echoes has some great hard panned double drums at one point if remember correctly. Fiona Apple's Limp off of When the Pawn has some great multi-tracked drums @2:07. One take playing a straight beat and another overdubbing some cool fills. Anytime you can take a lesson from Jon Brion is ...
by Professor T
Fri Feb 26, 2010 10:15 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Somebody want to use my song in a tv show! What do I do?
Replies: 15
Views: 4125

It seems as though they found us through google of all things and landed on either our myspace site or our official site. I haven't spoken to the person myself, our percussionist handles the PR stuff; I like to hole up in a studio and write songs. A good lesson in making sure your website text is re...
by Professor T
Thu Feb 25, 2010 10:04 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Somebody want to use my song in a tv show! What do I do?
Replies: 15
Views: 4125

Thanks for the information, guys. Very helpful. We've sent over our stuff, and we're waiting on a reply, so I'll keep you posted.
by Professor T
Wed Feb 24, 2010 8:20 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Somebody want to use my song in a tv show! What do I do?
Replies: 15
Views: 4125

Somebody want to use my song in a tv show! What do I do?

We've got some interest in using a couple of our songs in a tv show as incidental background music. Or maybe a theme song, I'm not sure. Our songs are available through Pump Audio, so I could just direct the TV people over there and let them license the music through them, or we could deal one on on...
by Professor T
Fri Jan 15, 2010 12:19 pm
Forum: Listen to Music
Topic: What are some of the most "poorly engineered" albu
Replies: 216
Views: 73735

Collective Soul - Hints, Allegations blah blah. Whenever "Shine" comes on, I am just amazed at how amateur the drums and guitars sound. It gets my vote for worst sounding everything.
by Professor T
Fri Aug 28, 2009 10:50 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: basic Loop Playback question (pro tools LE)
Replies: 2
Views: 839

Ableton Live would be a great way to do this. Set up your "intro" in one scene, and the rest of the song in another. It will hang out on the intro for as long as you want, then you can switch it to the other music when you're ready.
by Professor T
Sat Jun 27, 2009 11:04 pm
Forum: Listen to Music
Topic: NPR story: 'Perfecting Sound Forever': A History Of Audio
Replies: 4
Views: 2158

cool - thanks! I think I'll get that book after hearing that bit.

This looks good as well:
http://www.avclub.com/articles/how-the- ... oll,29350/
by Professor T
Thu Jun 04, 2009 7:34 am
Forum: People/Places/Things
Topic: drummer needed in San Diego (surf/explosions in the sky)
Replies: 0
Views: 735

drummer needed in San Diego (surf/explosions in the sky)

The Professors are looking for a drummer. Our drummer is moving to North Carolina July 1st. The Professors are not necessarily a strict "surf band". We are always instrumental, but we like lots of different sorts of music, so we tend to write songs in different genres. In one show we might need you ...
by Professor T
Thu May 21, 2009 8:02 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: re-Amping an Amp. . .??
Replies: 29
Views: 4001

You're talking about a dummy load setup. Here's how you can safely do it: Your Princeton speaker is 8 ohms right? Get an 8 ohm thd hotplate and set it to "load". Disconnect your princeton's speaker and connect the hotplate. Then run the line out into your "power amp" (maybe a crate powerblock if you...
by Professor T
Mon May 18, 2009 8:23 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: best small, tube, gig-capable combo?
Replies: 48
Views: 15150

If I wanted "Half a Twin" I'd go with a Fender Pro (1x15) or Pro Reverb (2x12). The Deluxe Reverb is a step down from that in terms of power.

So: Twin -> Pro -> Deluxe
by Professor T
Fri May 15, 2009 11:00 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: How can I turn a 2 channel Twin amp into a 1 channel Twin ?
Replies: 24
Views: 4022

I had a Deluxe Reverb and I hated it. Just curious, what did you hate about it? Was it an old one with an aged speaker? It was a '76 corksniffer - JJ tubes and a celestion gold. I just didn't like the way it was voiced. It was too bright and harsh with my 6120 - and it was too loud to crank, but no...