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by Johnny B
Tue Aug 14, 2007 9:54 am
Forum: Listen to Music
Topic: The Aquarium and Sparks
Replies: 2
Views: 812

Sparks are brilliant. A few of their albums were brought up in the album covers thread a while back. I noticed that their Island albums came out on CD in the UK recently. I have them on a variety of formats: vinyl, cassette, out-of-print Japanese CD from the late 80's, cassette dubs from vinyl, etc....
by Johnny B
Tue Aug 14, 2007 9:44 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: cassette playback
Replies: 7
Views: 1312

Yes, the bias switch needs to be flipped on playback, if it has one. Some decks have sensors that pick up the holes in the cassette shell and "know" which setting to use. For NR, it's best to check both positions and see what sounds better. In some cases, if something was recorded with the NR on has...
by Johnny B
Thu Aug 09, 2007 7:25 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: An open question to the community..
Replies: 71
Views: 21285

magnetglue wrote: "You know that this is YOUR job and I'm doing it, right?"

...what?
Wow. And I thought our student workers were unmotivated. They spend their entire shift on the Internet and refuse to do work, but they're not quite that cheeky...
by Johnny B
Mon Aug 06, 2007 7:56 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: When the label says "It's getting mastered at the plant
Replies: 4
Views: 1773

Re: When the label says "It's getting mastered at the p

Well, if you're going to vinyl, you're not going to want to compress the crap out of it. If you can't get them to agree to master it somewhere else (which you may not be able to - some plants only press what they master), then get it sounding as much like you want it to come back sounding as you can...
by Johnny B
Mon Aug 06, 2007 7:08 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Frank Zappa Street--Berlin
Replies: 2
Views: 882

That's awesome. Speaking of, I just picked up a mono copy of Absolutely Free for twenty bucks this weekend. It's not radically different, but interesting nonetheless.
by Johnny B
Thu Jul 19, 2007 6:30 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: mics every studio should have
Replies: 28
Views: 6863

All I can say is that I wish someone had carefully considered the mic locker where I went to school. We had a 4 or 5 drawer unit full of SM57s, RE-20s, C-1000s, and a couple that I forget (another cardoid condenser and an omni). There were also a couple of SM58s, but you had to go check them out fro...
by Johnny B
Wed Jul 18, 2007 9:02 pm
Forum: Listen to Music
Topic: I continue to be dissapointed with "Remastered" CD
Replies: 6
Views: 2158

also, I just hate remix/remasters in general, because we all know how much artist/engineer work goes into getting it how you wanted it to sound, and then some other dude comes in, brings all this weird shit out, that they maybe didn't want there in the first place, and it just bothers me. ie: Jeff ...
by Johnny B
Thu Jul 12, 2007 10:59 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Song titles displayed from burned CDs
Replies: 6
Views: 1352

(The precise total length, number of tracks, and length of tracks, from what I'm told...) Just remember, that if you do the CDDB thing with a burn, and change even one tiny thing and burn another disc, it won't be recognised. That's not entirely true. The CBBD systems match first to a disc checksum...
by Johnny B
Thu Jul 12, 2007 5:39 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: STOLEN GEAR Bulletins
Replies: 31
Views: 45451

Not me, but a friend of my wife's in Austin, TX: ----- Date: Jul 10, 2007 10:56 PM Subject: My shop was robbed -please look out Body: I came home from work this evening, July 10, 2007 to find that my workshop had been broken into. I live near Epoch coffee shop and I think they might have used their ...
by Johnny B
Wed Jul 11, 2007 6:23 am
Forum: Listen to Music
Topic: The Police Concert
Replies: 32
Views: 7817

Outside. They played opposite home plate at Dolphin Stadium (also home to the Marlins for a couple more years). Originally, they were selling tickets in the same sections as for baseball and as the sections filled up, they opened more. A lot of people were selling tickets out front, but people were ...
by Johnny B
Tue Jul 10, 2007 9:43 pm
Forum: Listen to Music
Topic: The Police Concert
Replies: 32
Views: 7817

I sure hope that I can play with that kind of energy when I'm Andy Summers' age. No shit. I think tonight was the first (and probably last) time I've ever seen anyone his age do a split jump off a drum riser. Crazy. Solo in "So Lonely" was ok tonight, but not brilliant. The ones in "When the World ...
by Johnny B
Fri Jul 06, 2007 4:56 pm
Forum: Listen to Music
Topic: Most overrated albums?
Replies: 84
Views: 17035

Anything by Led Zeppelin. Especially the fourth album. If I never have to hear "Stairway" again... I say this having just recently bought a copy of LZ II. Back in Black is ok, but Highway to Hell and Powerage are better. And I like pretty much everything in this thread. Even though some of it is ove...
by Johnny B
Mon Jul 02, 2007 7:27 am
Forum: Listen to Music
Topic: Piper at the Gates of Dawn - Crap production?
Replies: 28
Views: 6006

BION, i wasn't talking about Norman "Hurricane" Smith. :lol: Yeah, but I was. And it was true. Norman Smith, although and experienced and good balance engineer, he was an inexperienced producer when he started working with the Floyd. They were the first band assigned to him as producer. You're goin...
by Johnny B
Sun Jul 01, 2007 5:55 pm
Forum: Listen to Music
Topic: Piper at the Gates of Dawn - Crap production?
Replies: 28
Views: 6006

Also I am sure the Beatles had significantly more time and resources from Abbey Road then newcomers Pink Floyd. More resources, probably. Time, they had lots of. Once they started recording and realized how long it was going to take to get the album to sound the way they wanted, they renegotiated t...
by Johnny B
Sun Jul 01, 2007 8:44 am
Forum: Listen to Music
Topic: Piper at the Gates of Dawn - Crap production?
Replies: 28
Views: 6006

shouldnt be *that* hard. its only 4 tracks and 3 minutes long. ive done that for 7 years at home! left- drums/bass/guitar center- double tracked vocals (echo added during mixing) right-organ hell, fly me to london and i'll mix the damn thing. Yes, but do you know how it was tracked? Maybe the organ...