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by dino
Sat Aug 17, 2013 10:55 am
Forum: Buy/Sell/Trade
Topic: API, Phoenix, Chandler, Drawmer, Harrison Console price drop
Replies: 7
Views: 3803

Good grief! Once again my timing stinks. Why does the cool stuff always show up when I'm running a little tight cash wise? Always wanted a 3124+. Saw this on the DC Craigslist also. On top of that, I'm only a five minute drive away from you guys! You local guys will know exactly where I'm at by the ...
by dino
Wed Aug 14, 2013 2:59 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: One Man/Woman Productions - What Are the Biggest Things That
Replies: 49
Views: 14603

A lot of my dilemma over the years I think has to do with just bad timing. All of my creative efforts in the past were in helping others with their projects. My personal ambitions were always put aside so that I could help people whom I considered real talent. By the time I finally decided it was ti...
by dino
Mon Aug 12, 2013 1:26 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: One Man/Woman Productions - What Are the Biggest Things That
Replies: 49
Views: 14603

Why bless you Snarl... Now I don't feel so alone in my affliction...
Red light fever...Good name.....d
by dino
Sun Aug 11, 2013 2:31 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: One Man/Woman Productions - What Are the Biggest Things That
Replies: 49
Views: 14603

The biggest obstacle for working alone for me is, and has always been, the moment I hit record. I can practice a part to (relative) perfection, only to have the recorded version sound tentative and weak. It's really difficult for me to stop being a technician and start being a performer. The few tim...
by dino
Wed Jul 24, 2013 2:29 pm
Forum: Tape Op Message Board (TOMB)
Topic: Just realized... ten years that I've been lurking here
Replies: 0
Views: 2234

Just realized... ten years that I've been lurking here

Thanks for putting up with my stupid questions.
I've read far more than posted and learned a lot.
Thank you all,
olduncledinogiammattei
by dino
Wed Jul 24, 2013 1:57 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Mac OS.. Did I wait too long to buy DAW software?
Replies: 8
Views: 4369

With great appreciation

Thank you guys so much. As it turns out, I downloaded the Reaper demo and it worked perfectly. Kind of reminds me of the NTrack software I started with. Especially with the helpful folks on their forum. It appears to be everything people have said about it. Think I'll be sending them some money to r...
by dino
Sat Jul 20, 2013 1:10 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Mac OS.. Did I wait too long to buy DAW software?
Replies: 8
Views: 4369

Mac OS.. Did I wait too long to buy DAW software?

I really want to get back to recording after several years. Rather than trying to bring a 10+ year old Music XPC back to life, I'm thinking about putting some recording software onto my 2011 iMac. Went to look at recording software and noticed that most of the big players (DP, PT, etc..) now require...
by dino
Mon Jul 15, 2013 6:28 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Western Electric/Dictaphone Mystery Machine
Replies: 17
Views: 6619

If nothing else, it has some cool looking knobs. Gotta love them chicken heads. It looks like it might have tubes and trannies in it. If so, it might just be worth your while to part it out. A while back I acquired one of those 1950's quack medicine self electrocution machines which had a cool Bakel...
by dino
Sun Jul 14, 2013 4:16 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Now that I know better, this probably wouldn't work again
Replies: 11
Views: 2247

PA's have obviously evolved a bit since I ran one. The idea of mixing the kick & bass into the monitor mix certainly makes sense. Never heard about motorized platforms though. I would imagine the principle is the same. Anything to keep things in the pocket sounds like a brilliant idea. I'm sure you ...
by dino
Sun Jul 14, 2013 2:36 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Latest gear you've acquired.....
Replies: 3907
Views: 847858

Not acquired recently, but one of the last things I appropriated were a couple of Telefunken M80 microphones. They were a pleasant surprise as they have become a permanent part of my carry around tool box of problem solvers. I have used them in everything from podium mics at events i was videotaping...
by dino
Sun Jul 14, 2013 2:15 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Now that I know better, this probably wouldn't work again
Replies: 11
Views: 2247

First off I'd like to thank everyone for responding to this thread. Secondly, if there's anyone in the DC area that would like to help me reproduce this technique, please don't hesitate to contact me. And as Greg cleverly suggested, I even have some PA speakers to use for the purpose. I'm actually j...
by dino
Sat Jul 13, 2013 1:23 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Now that I know better, this probably wouldn't work again
Replies: 11
Views: 2247

What's the term? Gluing the mix together. It certainly had that effect. I hope my friend can find the old cassette copy he had. Of course then I'd have to find a cassette deck to play it on. Mine hasn't worked in ages. Heck, if I can repeatedly duplicate this technique it would be an amazing tool fo...
by dino
Sat Jul 13, 2013 11:35 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Now that I know better, this probably wouldn't work again
Replies: 11
Views: 2247

It still amazes me that I didn't blow his tweeters with feedback. I set the level just under where it wanted to start ringing. I did intentionally use only the slightly delayed reverb signal and no part of the original sound being picked up by the microphone. The vast amount of variables involved wi...
by dino
Sat Jul 13, 2013 6:20 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Now that I know better, this probably wouldn't work again
Replies: 11
Views: 2247

Now that I know better, this probably wouldn't work again

Talked to an old friend the other day. He reminded me of something I had long forgotten about. Back around 1987-8 or so I was recording my friends acoustic group in a basement. The place was very,very dead acoustically, and the recordings certainly reflected this. For some crazy reason I convinced t...
by dino
Mon Jun 18, 2012 4:15 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Digital recording mastered to Cassette...
Replies: 14
Views: 4925

Did the VHS thing for a while, but found it kind of harsh and ultimately went back to reel to reel. The problem with using VHS Hi Fi is the high speed multiple heads and switching circuitry used on this format. Each head records its part and hands off the audio to the other head. When the circuitry ...