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by Johnny B
Wed Jun 20, 2007 5:25 pm
Forum: Listen to Music
Topic: The Police Concert
Replies: 32
Views: 7817

Re: Stadiums

I'm not sure I want to spend the 100 bucks to see them in a football stadium... I think it's freaking awesome that they're playing baseball stadiums and old ones at that. I was terrified that they would be doing sheds. I'm SO glad they're not. Really? Why is that? I've always been lead to believe s...
by Johnny B
Tue Jun 19, 2007 5:22 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Filtering out background noise
Replies: 11
Views: 1970

Absolutely! When I finally switch to a Mac, I'll keep a Windows machine around just for that. You don't have to! Just use Parallels, Boot Camp, or both! If you use both you have the choice of rebooting into Windows to run a full DAW, or you can use Parallels to open your Windows apps right in OSX (...
by Johnny B
Tue Jun 19, 2007 5:16 pm
Forum: Listen to Music
Topic: The Police Concert
Replies: 32
Views: 7817

bed eternity wrote:anyone go to bonaroo?
No, went to TapeOpCon instead. Seriously. I'm still trying to decide if I want to brave Dolphin Stadium to see these guys. I've been disappointed with enough reunion gigs that I'm not sure I want to spend the 100 bucks to see them in a football stadium...
by Johnny B
Tue Jun 19, 2007 4:51 pm
Forum: 2002-2007 TapeOpCon
Topic: Minimal Drum Mic'ing Workshop question
Replies: 6
Views: 11561

According to my notes, it was the DT40. It sounded great, but I won't be picking up one of them any time soon...
by Johnny B
Tue Jun 19, 2007 4:25 pm
Forum: 2002-2007 TapeOpCon
Topic: uhhh
Replies: 30
Views: 33428

I wish there was a seperate day just for the PotLuck Studio. A whole lot of the time I wanted to be there AND at a workshop. That would be cool. I had that going on as well. I ended up skipping a lot of the other workshops to go to the potluck studio ones. The only problem with it having its' own d...
by Johnny B
Mon Jun 18, 2007 5:58 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Filtering out background noise
Replies: 11
Views: 1970

Adobe Audition has a noise reduction plug that is worth the price of the entire DAW. It also has a spectral frequency analyzer view where you can visually see and edit frequency specific ranges. http://adobe.com/audition Absolutely! When I finally switch to a Mac, I'll keep a Windows machine around...
by Johnny B
Mon Jun 18, 2007 5:44 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: What did you work on today? (June 18)
Replies: 38
Views: 5467

I spent a lot of time reading about input transformers and balanced/unbalanced lines and circuits. And sourcing parts. And attempting to convince my boss that we really do need to spend $5000 on a new video camera. Even after we pay $1000 to get the transport on the old one replaced.
by Johnny B
Mon Jun 18, 2007 5:15 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Advice needed on digital transfers from old DAT tapes
Replies: 4
Views: 1065

Re: Advice needed on digital transfers from old DAT tapes

I did this a while back. Lots of fun. Anyway, I'll give what help I can: 1. Don't know. I'm not quite sure what you mean. 2. The biggest pitfall in transferring old DATs is the condition of the tapes. They don't age well. Did you check the same spot you heard problems in your transferred audio files...
by Johnny B
Mon Jun 18, 2007 4:59 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: That 48 bit mix buss
Replies: 7
Views: 1671

I don't know anybody named Helen, but I do wonder how much good it does us to have more dynamic range ITB than we get out of the analog stuff we're recording and playing back through. To a point I can understand, but how far do we need to go? Math. The extra bits are good for more precise calculati...
by Johnny B
Sun Jun 17, 2007 3:58 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: David Gilmours houseboat studio
Replies: 33
Views: 8543

That houseboat is seriously indulgent...but you can't blame him for having all that money. I thought On An Island left a lot to be desired (especially lyrically)...Ironically, despite having the lavish houseboat, much of On An Island was recorded at Abbey Road! Gilmour is the real reason Floyd neve...
by Johnny B
Sun Jun 17, 2007 10:57 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Filtering out background noise
Replies: 11
Views: 1970

What is the purpose? Broadcast? Some sort of release? Or just make it more listenable for transcription?

EQ is probably your best bet. Boost various frequencies to find where the worst of the noise is, then pull those out. I don't know what "Soundtrack" will do for you, though, as I don't have it.
by Johnny B
Sun Jun 17, 2007 10:53 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: John Peel recoding techniques
Replies: 7
Views: 1803

Oh man!!! Anyone got any input on the Carcass and/or Napalm Death sessions done there?!?! Some of my most favorite releases by those bands! The sound is just fukkin' RAW and awesome!!! I love it!! I know it's retroactive, but that is THE sound I'd love to recreate!! ...and, I'd love to read your ar...
by Johnny B
Sun Jun 17, 2007 10:42 am
Forum: 2002-2007 TapeOpCon
Topic: Ryan Hewitt
Replies: 8
Views: 11631

I believe the song is called "Charlie." It's on the latest album, Stadium Arcadium.
by Johnny B
Sat Jun 16, 2007 4:32 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Using reference recordings...leaving me disappointed.
Replies: 16
Views: 2988

Some times I listen to things just for inspiration. Raw Power and Fun House...Technically those aren't great recordings but those records flat out rock because they were tracked mostly live and they got the vibe of what was going on and to me that's what I'm trying to do. Get that vibe on tape so I...
by Johnny B
Sat Jun 16, 2007 4:26 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Strange Looking Grateful Dead Vocal Mics ??
Replies: 31
Views: 5657

I saw them at Alpine Valley in 1980, so they must have still been using the WOS at that point. All I know is that they sounded like hippies. And stoned ones at that. Unfortunately, it wasn't very loud so I had to talk to and listen to ... Hippies. Nope. They only used the wall in the early 1970's. ...