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Post by RoyMatthews » Thu Dec 18, 2008 5:19 pm

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Post by joninc » Thu Dec 18, 2008 10:35 pm

is this stuff gonna eventually become mp3s?

if it's gonna be made into an mp3 eventually it doesn't matter. they always sound terrible.

good recordings or bad recordings don't matter if it's gonna be an mp3. trust me.
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Post by Patrick McAnulty » Thu Dec 18, 2008 10:50 pm

Wow. I love TapeOp. haha

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Post by Rabbit » Thu Dec 18, 2008 11:59 pm

I'd just eliminate the middle man so to speak and have the drummer pound sand. The color and grain phase of course would be his choice.

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Post by signorMars » Fri Dec 19, 2008 6:21 am

there's tons of Chinese sand that can be had for pennies on the dollar. then you just buy a nice American or British sand bag and transfer the sand from the Chinese bag into the new bag, being careful not to spill any of it, and you'll have that great vintage American or Vintage sand sound. Or you can just spray paint "Telefunken" on the Chinese bag and call it M16 sand.
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Post by minorkeylee » Fri Dec 19, 2008 7:46 am

You guys have it ALL wrong.

The sand bags get tied to the drummer's right forearm. THERE is where the snare 'sound' comes from.


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Post by lionaudio » Fri Dec 19, 2008 8:01 am

this is the best thread ever

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Post by suppositron » Fri Dec 19, 2008 8:02 am

Oh, I forgot to mention, I used to share a rehearsal studio with a shitty punk band and the drummer had a whole sweater inside his snare. Holy shit did that sound fabulous.

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Post by chris harris » Fri Dec 19, 2008 8:07 am

Now, THIS is a legitimate thread.

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Post by JGriffin » Fri Dec 19, 2008 8:55 am

subatomic pieces wrote:Now, THIS is a "legitimate" thread.

It is now!

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Post by GarryJ » Fri Dec 19, 2008 10:50 am

Just recently I noticed a little flutter echo in my monitoring position, so I slathered some paste on the walls each side and threw a bucket of sand at it - the grains diffuse the echoes wonderfully.

Have to be proper dodecahedrons, though, none of that spherical bullshit.

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Post by drumsound » Sat Dec 20, 2008 10:46 am

minorkeylee wrote:You guys have it ALL wrong.

The sand bags get tied to the drummer's right forearm. THERE is where the snare 'sound' comes from.

You method is correct, but your reasoning is wrong. The sandbag on the right are is to keep the drummer from hitting the hihat too hard. With the weight he can't lift his arm as high as he usually does...

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Post by mjau » Sat Dec 20, 2008 10:53 am

toaster3000 wrote:does any of this matter if it isn't going to have a barcode on it? it IS going to have a barcode, right?

I'm going to start releasing pure, unadulterated barcodes. There is nothing more legitimate than pure legitimacy.

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