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by Aquaman
Fri Nov 13, 2009 9:52 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Established etiquette for delivering raw tracks.
Replies: 21
Views: 4416

The Grammy Association (with help from NARAS) has published a couple of documents relating to audio delivery standards, including the awesome "Recommendation for Delivery of Recorded Music Products".

Tracks sheets and album crediting standards are also on this page. Good stuff.
by Aquaman
Sun Nov 08, 2009 8:42 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: "K" hi-hats, too freEKIN' LOUD
Replies: 27
Views: 5703

You're trying to fix the thing that isn't the problem. Your drummer needs to learn to play correctly for the studio. It's not a club show. Heavier on the snare, lighter on the hats, not so crazy on the crashes. Record 8 bars, play it back for him. "Is that what you'd like to hear on the album?" No? ...
by Aquaman
Sun Oct 25, 2009 9:16 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Language
Replies: 21
Views: 4909

my job was to run interference between the A&R guy and the mixer. He would call a few times a day and say things like "it needs to make the shoulders roll" which I would have to translate to something like "more tamborine please". Hilarious! I'd love to see more of these A&R Guy -> Actual Musician ...
by Aquaman
Wed Oct 21, 2009 12:28 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: how i make records
Replies: 58
Views: 15871

I love it! That's a great object lesson in the fine art of "come on & just press record already". Can I ask which track that was?

Thanks for joining & welcome!
by Aquaman
Sun Sep 27, 2009 11:32 am
Forum: People/Places/Things
Topic: DA-38 transfer to digital near Portland, OR?
Replies: 1
Views: 606

The DA-38 was a lower-end version of the once-common DA-88 (Tascam's 8-track digital recorder), used primarily in the broadcast industry. The tapes from a DA-38 are fully compatible with the DA-88's (IIRC). I'm not surprised you're having no luck finding leads in the recording world, as the DA-38s n...
by Aquaman
Wed Sep 02, 2009 11:08 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: non parallel walls (studio build)
Replies: 6
Views: 3360

Common wisdom these days among studio designers is that, except in very controlled circumstances, all angled walls do is change your room's standing wave node points from predictable spots to unpredictable ones.

(citation: Tape Op Con 2007 studio design panel)
by Aquaman
Wed Sep 02, 2009 11:03 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: digimax LT, how do i get the inserts to act as analog output
Replies: 13
Views: 2601

The analog inserts can also be used as analog outputs using the "hanging tip" method as described (which mirror the digital output). You'd do this if you want the signal to go somewhere other than out the lightpipe to protools. Like to an outboard metering system, or for a no-latency monitoring setu...
by Aquaman
Fri Aug 07, 2009 8:58 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Favorite Kick/Bass Microphone
Replies: 28
Views: 4463

The AudioTechnica ATM250DE (successor to the ATM25) has a phase-aligned dual element setup: a condenser and a dynamic in the same housing, with a 5-pin -> dual XLR cable that splits the output to two preamps. I just replaced my Audix D6 with this, and it's pretty nice! You can find them for $2-300 i...
by Aquaman
Fri Jul 17, 2009 11:57 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: is this a good or ok deal on rigid fiberglass?
Replies: 8
Views: 2405

That price seems in the ballpark for small quantity purchases. I bought 2'x4' one-inch pieces last year for about $9 each. Yours are twice the thickness, so 6*18=$108 + a few bucks for the oil wars & goldman sachs.
by Aquaman
Tue Jul 07, 2009 1:31 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Music Theory Book
Replies: 7
Views: 1193

Walter Piston's "Harmony" is the classic text. I wouldn't recommend it to a beginner, but you said you have some background already. It's a little more classical in general, but the theory is clear and comprehensive. Stay away from the most recent 5th edition, if possible, and look for a used 3rd or...
by Aquaman
Mon Jul 06, 2009 8:59 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: construction nearly complete, expect for the window.....
Replies: 6
Views: 1930

The glass is angled so sound doesn't come bouncing right back in your face. It's also angled so the area in between the two panes doesn't become a resonant chamber. 1/4" tempered safety glass (it has a laminated plastic sheet sandwiched in between two 1/8' panes, the same stuff they use in storefron...
by Aquaman
Thu Jun 25, 2009 8:25 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Michael Jackson is Dead
Replies: 27
Views: 7482

So sad.
by Aquaman
Tue May 26, 2009 12:29 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: remove breath sounds from flute track
Replies: 7
Views: 2097

If you remove the breath sounds entirely, you will run the risk of giving the impression that a non-breathing robot is playing the flute. If the breathing is too loud, just duck each breath with some volume automation until the track sounds like a human being playing a flute instead of a sucking win...
by Aquaman
Mon May 04, 2009 12:29 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Need help finding a tone genertor to calibrate my tape deck
Replies: 13
Views: 2199

Find or generate some test tones and put them on your iPod.
by Aquaman
Sun Apr 19, 2009 4:00 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: I was a christmas present, and the giftee wants a refund.
Replies: 62
Views: 13402

If you're using Firefox you can right click on the image and block it. Thanks! I was just about to post something to the effect of, "I can't even read your posts because of that avatar", but this takes care of it. //Love the Recursahoff, but it's impossible to focus on anything else while it's on-s...