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by foley
Thu May 22, 2003 6:43 pm
Forum: 5/03-2/05: Off-Topic / Off-Color / Off-the-Cuff
Topic: Are You Happy??
Replies: 16
Views: 7890

Re: Are You Happy??

good question. I agree that life's point is probably not just to be happy. In fact, the happier you are the more blind you may be. Ignorance = bliss? Seems true to me. I'm working on trying to not be a self-centered, oblivious moron. Tough job. For some reason, most of the guys I hang out with (and ...
by foley
Tue May 20, 2003 3:09 pm
Forum: 5/03-2/05: General Recording
Topic: poll: what do you do?
Replies: 74
Views: 11329

Re: poll: what do you do?

I teach 8th graders US History by day and hang with the wife/dabble in my recording studio/read/run/sleep at night. Lately I have been leading worship services at our church and trying desperately to find songs that allow people to enter into worship without the cheesy trappings of the mainstream Ch...
by foley
Tue May 20, 2003 2:48 pm
Forum: 5/03-2/05: General Recording
Topic: Yet more mixing board advice needed
Replies: 17
Views: 2830

Re: Yet more mixing board advice needed

I have a Soundcraft M8 which I like for the eq, but would recommend the M12, which has twelve channels including preamp and direct out for each. This would allow you to monitor 8 channels back from the tape machine and have four left over for tracking (if you can live with only four - otherwise you ...
by foley
Tue May 20, 2003 12:15 pm
Forum: 5/03-2/05: General Recording
Topic: HEY EVERYONE: Can we keep it in the right forum?
Replies: 26
Views: 2757

Re: HEY EVERYONE: Can we keep it in the right forum?

Ok - "bitching" might have a bit of an overstatement. I really didn't intend malice when I wrote it. My point was (and is) that the computer forum is not working because of its design and/or the habits of the users on this board. I do not believe that asking people to write in that forum will work -...
by foley
Mon May 19, 2003 7:48 pm
Forum: 5/03-2/05: General Recording
Topic: HEY EVERYONE: Can we keep it in the right forum?
Replies: 26
Views: 2757

Re: HEY EVERYONE: Can we keep it in the right forum?

Last count: General Recording posts to date: 2549 This #%^ Computer posts to date: 87 The computer forum doesn't seem to have a lot of "buy in". I'm no marketing genius, but I'm betting that bitching at the users is not a way to get them to click down the list and post their message in the lonely 'o...
by foley
Thu May 15, 2003 8:14 pm
Forum: 5/03-2/05: General Recording
Topic: Soundcraft Spirit M12, your thoughts please?
Replies: 13
Views: 2041

Re: Soundcraft Spirit M12, your thoughts please?

I have an m8 that I use with a 1/2 inch 8 track. I have not been blown away by the preamps (which are the same as the ghost), but I do love the eq - very powerful. The problem I have had is with returns from the 8 track. The m series all have direct outs, but do not have a dedicated line back in. In...
by foley
Thu May 15, 2003 8:03 pm
Forum: 5/03-2/05: General Recording
Topic: What guitar rocks your recording world?
Replies: 41
Views: 12328

Re: What guitar rocks your recording world?

I have a GnL SC-3, which is now discontinued, but which sounds incredible through my tweeked through my souped fender deluxe.

I love GnL guitars, but I love the SC-3 the best.
by foley
Wed May 14, 2003 7:10 pm
Forum: 5/03-2/05: General Recording
Topic: drum advice for 8-track
Replies: 9
Views: 1499

Re: drum advice for 8-track

Mono can definitely work but I agree with SoftSupply that the more you have to play with BEFORE mixing to mono the better. For some reason I always think drums are the most important part (and I'm not the drummer), so I will give them three tracks in the mix (kick, snare and overhead). I like to be ...
by foley
Mon May 12, 2003 8:55 am
Forum: 5/03-2/05: General Recording
Topic: Reel to Reel recommendations?
Replies: 2
Views: 1245

Re: Reel to Reel recommendations?

Otari makes two and four track machines. They are going pretty cheap these days as well (heck, you might even be able to get the 1/2" 8 track for around 500!). You need to think about track width. 1/4" two track is fine, 1/4" four track is pushing it (imo). I have not had very many problems with ser...
by foley
Sat May 10, 2003 12:42 pm
Forum: 5/03-2/05: General Recording
Topic: Firewire Interface
Replies: 0
Views: 528

Firewire Interface

Ok - I know this has been talked about recently, but I need straight up opinions. Running from an Otari 5050 8 track into an imac. What do you recommend? The review of Metric Halo's 2882 in the last issue was nice, but the unit is pricey. Someone mentioned elsewhere that 192 is available in 2 track ...
by foley
Sat May 10, 2003 10:36 am
Forum: 5/03-2/05: General Recording
Topic: Huge, incredible sounding records.
Replies: 56
Views: 8549

Re: Huge, incredible sounding records.

Tchad Blake made Joseph Arthur's last album sound huge, and fantastic. I also agree with Sheryl Crow's second album - easily her best. Her voice sounds incredible. Hum? That was done at Pogo studios - just down the street. Yeah! The Beta Band - 3 eps, Edith Frost's Wonder Wonder, and Soft Bulletin -...
by foley
Fri May 09, 2003 8:33 pm
Forum: 5/03-2/05: General Recording
Topic: other recording magazines that you guys read?
Replies: 50
Views: 6250

Re: other recording magazines that you guys read?

I have a love/hate relationship with electronic musician magazine. Some months it seems that every article is relevant, and other months I literally just throw it away. It helped in the beginning ... and they sometimes have neat diagrams of like someone's studio layout.

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