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Wendy Carlos' Recording Tips for the Beginner

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Post by r0ck1r0ck2 » Thu Dec 15, 2005 4:22 pm

"Tell them it was great, except, perhaps, for a slight clumsiness when they passed out. Tell them you'll fix it in the mix. Tell them you're known as "MagicFingers" in the studio business. Tell them: "Stick with me, kid, and you'll wear diamonds!" Be sincere (but not too honest...) Smile a lot.

Don't despair, tapes & media can always be erased. (Be sure to tell this to the performers -- often.) "

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Post by inverseroom » Thu Dec 15, 2005 4:32 pm

"Check that no cables are plugged in backwards, or that an odd number of cables are connected together in series. This is called phase reversal." :lol:

She is one strange person, though. Quite reculsive and paranoid...my friend's efforts to interview her for a book on Moog resulted in his being permanently etched onto her hate list. But she is a modular synth genius.

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Post by JASIII » Thu Dec 15, 2005 7:32 pm

thank god David Gilmour already knows this

"Be sure the sound passes through the cables in the proper direction (note the arrows on the connectors or cord.) Otherwise, when a singer inhales, you will hear an exhale, and vice versa. This is as horrible as the worst possible vice: punning (and as you know, there is no vice versa.)"
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Post by drumsound » Thu Dec 15, 2005 7:54 pm

I love that list. I need to print it out and put it somewhere in the studio.

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Post by Brett Siler » Thu Dec 15, 2005 9:18 pm

Strange.... she was good with the synths though...

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Post by r0ck1r0ck2 » Thu Dec 15, 2005 10:43 pm

JASIII wrote:thank god David Gilmour already knows this

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Post by Roman Sokal » Fri Dec 16, 2005 2:58 am

inverseroom wrote:"Check that no cables are plugged in backwards, or that an odd number of cables are connected together in series. This is called phase reversal." :lol:

She is one strange person, though. Quite reculsive and paranoid...my friend's efforts to interview her for a book on Moog resulted in his being permanently etched onto her hate list. But she is a modular synth genius.
what happened??

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Post by KennyLusk » Fri Dec 16, 2005 7:12 am

The Mark II console looks very sweet.

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Post by Kyle » Fri Dec 16, 2005 10:02 am

I wonder if she is reclusive as a result of being outed for the sex change operation?
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Post by JASIII » Fri Dec 16, 2005 10:46 am

used to be Bun E. Carlos????
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Post by JohnDavisNYC » Fri Dec 16, 2005 10:53 am

no, Walter Carlos...

totally wierd. i think some of his/her earlier works were released as walter carlos.

i guess technically still him? i dunno about that sort of stuff.

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Post by Girl Toes » Fri Dec 16, 2005 11:57 am

I found this record in New Orleans, and rescued it:

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Post by nacho459 » Fri Dec 16, 2005 3:19 pm

That's gotta be one fucked up album!

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Post by inverseroom » Fri Dec 16, 2005 4:01 pm

Roman Sokal wrote:
inverseroom wrote:"Check that no cables are plugged in backwards, or that an odd number of cables are connected together in series. This is called phase reversal." :lol:

She is one strange person, though. Quite reculsive and paranoid...my friend's efforts to interview her for a book on Moog resulted in his being permanently etched onto her hate list. But she is a modular synth genius.
what happened??
I think he admitted to her that he would be openly addressing the fact of her sex change in the book, though only briefly, and she took it rather personally. She evidently doesn't like to talk about it, or for it to be talked about. Which is too bad because it's pretty fascinating, you have to admit.

I have the "Sonic Seasonings" album on vinyl...got it at the library sale...some crazy shit. She really is an influence...though I don't listen to her a lot, she got me into "pure" electronic music...as opposed to a synth solo in a rock song.

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