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by Aquaman
Wed Oct 06, 2010 4:39 pm
Forum: Listen to Music
Topic: Let's talk Hotel California.
Replies: 19
Views: 5681

Once everybody else was in the lounge, Joe had the engineer pipe his existing take out to the studio and control room speakers. They played the existing take 4 or 5 times. Henley finally came in from the lounge, (he could hear the guitar through the walls) and said, "that's the one, that's a keeper...
by Aquaman
Mon Aug 30, 2010 1:14 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: What colors are best for studio walls?
Replies: 10
Views: 3317

I went with a cooler green for the live room to give musicians that "intimate pre-show green room" vibe - it seems to work! I get lots of comments like "it feels really relaxed in here". Cool blue for the control room since I spend up to 12 hours a day in there, and the blue walls soothe my constant...
by Aquaman
Thu Jul 29, 2010 9:46 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Studio glass - what's it cost?
Replies: 6
Views: 2139

No need for 1/2" - that's way overkill. Just get sheets of 1/4" laminated glass (the kind they use for storefronts). It's virtually indestructible, you can swing chairs at it, and the lamination kills most resonant effects. Nice and cheap, too, should be ~$100 per pane of that size.
by Aquaman
Wed Apr 14, 2010 3:56 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Transferring files from DP to Pro Tools - HELP!
Replies: 3
Views: 903

From the awesome " How To Consolidate Regions in DAWS " thread at Gearslutz: Consolidating regions in Digital Performer: 1. Put a piece of audio at 0:00:00.000 on every track. 2. Select all the audio in all the tracks, and be sure. 3. Select Merge Soundbites from the Audio pull-down menu. Note that ...
by Aquaman
Mon Feb 15, 2010 11:34 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Awwww.... how come?
Replies: 20
Views: 4983

shane, you could always just mix one on your own, and privately compare it with the mixes the band gets back from the other guy. If your mix is worse, then you know they made the right decision. If your mix is better, then you can pull the bandleader aside and say, "hey give this a listen - I pushed...
by Aquaman
Fri Feb 05, 2010 1:28 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Recording a bluegrass band, need help.
Replies: 29
Views: 4319

For the band grouped around the stereo mic approach, listen a bit in the control room (or on phones) while the band warms up. You can balance the sound by asking musicians to take a half- or a quarter-step forward or back until the mix sounds good. Once the balance is solid, use a piece of tape on t...
by Aquaman
Sun Jan 31, 2010 10:04 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Copy effects settings from one poject to another? (Pro Tools
Replies: 7
Views: 1727

You could also just save the plug settings as something specific (projectx_kick_compression), then reload that patch setting into a new plug-in on the new session.
by Aquaman
Fri Jan 22, 2010 10:13 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Problem punching in with Pro Tools
Replies: 5
Views: 1079

It's almost as confusing as that damn n button turning on and off "insert follows playback".
AAAAAARRRRRGGGGGHHHH!!!! HULK SMASH STUPID N BUTTON!!!!

Also, Hulk tired of pressing option-K to toggle Auto Input Monitor one million times a day.
by Aquaman
Thu Jan 14, 2010 12:30 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Changing payment agreement mid-project
Replies: 35
Views: 7913

I agreed this rate to get a feel for my new equipment, and for using these guys as guinea pigs for my first pro-ish recording gig. It's just taken so damn long and I have so much more potentially paying work lined up that I can't justify finishing it out for free, especially when there is such a tr...
by Aquaman
Wed Jan 13, 2010 12:27 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Changing payment agreement mid-project
Replies: 35
Views: 7913

Wow, you agreed to engineer an 8 piece reggae band for $25 a song? Dude. DUDE. DUUUUUUUUUUUUUDE! How many blunts had you smoked prior to agreeing to this? You are so screwed. I would chalk this one up as the biggest, hairiest, smelliest, lamest lesson learned ever. Good luck getting more $$ out of t...
by Aquaman
Tue Dec 29, 2009 10:37 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: MIDI tutorial
Replies: 8
Views: 1271

This might be a little too much MIDI 101, but you never know: It's possible that you may just be hung up on the general concept. MIDI is just like holes in a piano roll. You don't record any sound, you are just "punching" holes in a "paper tape". Now, you can use those paper tape holes to trigger so...
by Aquaman
Wed Nov 25, 2009 5:09 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: home recording and finding time
Replies: 32
Views: 5636

Re: home recording and finding time

damionj wrote:never feel like daddy's music time is some kind of perverted hobby to be hidden from the family.
You DID say he was a jazz pianist, didn't you? :?
by Aquaman
Fri Nov 20, 2009 9:29 am
Forum: Listen to Music
Topic: What are some of the most "poorly engineered" albu
Replies: 216
Views: 70725

Jitters wrote:If I had a time machine I would go to Jamaca in the 70s and take a couple hundred packs of fresh bass strings.
Don't even joke about killing reggae like that.

That James Jamerson had an awful bass sound, too. Maybe you'd like to fix that as well?
by Aquaman
Thu Nov 19, 2009 8:20 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: WARNING PT UPGRADE 8.0.1 RENDERS B4II USELESS!
Replies: 29
Views: 8669

I thought the new B3 Organ Modelling Instrument that came with PT8 WAS the old NI B4. I abandoned my NI install a while ago, after they started charging $75 per upgrade (F that noise), but was happy to see it incorporated in my new PT8 install. I've used it regularly for months now, being quite happ...
by Aquaman
Sun Nov 15, 2009 9:28 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Established etiquette for delivering raw tracks.
Replies: 21
Views: 4204

@?,*???&? wrote:This has been posted at least 3 times before:

http://content.grammy.com/PDFs/Recordin ... ations.pdf
Including once in this thread. But I didn't include a snarky bitch about how it's been posted in other threads before, so I guess mine doesn't count.