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by Aquaman
Sun Aug 24, 2008 9:17 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: How to use PT after I sell my Digi003r
Replies: 22
Views: 4672

Your best bet might the Mbox Micro, a USB-style dongle that has a mini-headphone jack and nothing else. It will allow your protools LE to continue to operate after your 003 is gone. If it was me, I'd probably go for a very tiny Mbox, just in case I needed to reccy something quick after importing rec...
by Aquaman
Thu Aug 14, 2008 8:40 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Muffling bass drum with a cement block
Replies: 14
Views: 2195

Yeah, what he said. If the kick ain't walkin', the band ain't rockin'!
by Aquaman
Wed Aug 06, 2008 1:34 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Rendering mix directly from session
Replies: 76
Views: 12061

Why don't you bring this issue up with Gavin Lurssen, then post back here, using a scale of 1-10 to describe how long he laughed in your face?
by Aquaman
Sun Aug 03, 2008 10:22 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Pro Tools Rant
Replies: 23
Views: 6260

I can confirm this. I was told the same thing by both a Digi tech guy, and a good friend of mine who makes big records. My direct experience (inspired by many, many similar discussions) is that this is not true. I've bounced and bussed mixes on LE and HD systems, and compared the resulting waveform...
by Aquaman
Fri Jul 25, 2008 11:51 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Portrait of the Engineer
Replies: 40
Views: 8820

MoreSpaceEcho wrote:jeff is really on fire today.
We should be so lucky.
by Aquaman
Thu Jul 17, 2008 10:20 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Aquiring stems/tracks to a song
Replies: 14
Views: 2056

There are some very good multi-tracks from Brian Eno & David Byrne's "My Life In The Bush Of Ghosts" available for remixing. GREAT tracks to play with.

http://www.bush-of-ghosts.com/remix/bush_of_ghosts.htm
by Aquaman
Sun Jul 13, 2008 9:42 am
Forum: Buy/Sell/Trade
Topic: FOR SALE: Presonus Digimax..$350...SOLD
Replies: 16
Views: 3128

This is a great deal! The first Digimax goes to 24 bits/48k, has a separate 4-rail power supply and was hand-built in Louisiana at Presonus HQ, not in China. Clean, transparent pre's with a "smiley" EQ Enhance button, adjustable limiters & 10db pads on all channels and phase flippers on 1 & 2. TRS o...
by Aquaman
Fri Jun 20, 2008 10:56 pm
Forum: Buy/Sell/Trade
Topic: 1998 Fender Precision Bass - SOLD
Replies: 2
Views: 668

Wow, I've been looking for a nice sunburst p-bass for a couple of months - I'll take it! Please PM me with your email and we can go from there.
by Aquaman
Mon Jun 16, 2008 6:24 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Mixer with an "A/B" switch? Does such a thing exis
Replies: 10
Views: 1569

The Mackie 24/8 has a little button called "mic/line" right between the inputs on each channel that does exactly this.
by Aquaman
Sat Jun 14, 2008 9:24 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: "Sound cloak" makes surfaces impervious to sound.
Replies: 5
Views: 2207

According to the article, you'd need about 200 layers of this product to be effective at low frequencies. Wake me up when they get it down to like 2 or something.
by Aquaman
Fri May 30, 2008 8:25 pm
Forum: Listen to Music
Topic: What's goin on?: Marvin Gaye
Replies: 4
Views: 1629

Yeah, a phenomenal, ground-breaking album. I just picked up the deluxe edition which has the original Detroit mixes, the LP release and the live performance of the album at the Kennedy Center, plus a couple of bonus singles.

The man was a giant.
by Aquaman
Fri May 30, 2008 10:38 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Mixing on a Board without Automation
Replies: 34
Views: 10246

Once you start moving the digital faders around, you're doing some math on the signal which I'm trying to avoid with the whole out-of-the-box mix process. This is not accurate at all. I don't have the technical answer at my fingertips, but leaving the PT faders at unity to avoid "math on the signal...
by Aquaman
Wed May 21, 2008 9:08 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Pro Tools Rant
Replies: 23
Views: 6260

Instead of bouncing you could try bussing to a new audio track and recording the bus mix. This has the advantage of not using the bounce handler, and allowing you to stop, make a quick change, and continue recording from where you left off. Bouncing and recording to a new audio track yield identical...
by Aquaman
Tue May 20, 2008 8:58 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: are there any engineers/producers who 'dont' use compression
Replies: 62
Views: 12892

Also, I listened to that beatles song she said she said, and I can hear that compression sound I'm pretty sure. Did george martin use a lot of compression or just when he felt it suited the music? Are you kidding? The Beatles stuff is compressed up down and sideways. If you can get your hands on th...
by Aquaman
Sat May 17, 2008 4:23 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Small, Active Monitors?
Replies: 10
Views: 1745

The itty bitty Yamaha MSP5 's are superb (for the price). Although they retail for about $250 each, you can find them on Ebay for about $350/pr, or maybe less! They fit in a standard milk crate (aka the Musician's Briefcase), accept xlr & trs, have a good couple of switches on the back to tweak with...