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Post by mjau » Fri Oct 13, 2006 12:16 pm

I record with a chisel and a piece of granite, that's all.

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Post by JGriffin » Fri Oct 13, 2006 12:30 pm

Did you catch the Mythbusters episode where they tried to see if you could record an audio signal on a clay pot?
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Post by mjau » Fri Oct 13, 2006 1:00 pm

No, but I love that show. So what did they find?

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Post by JGriffin » Fri Oct 13, 2006 1:08 pm

They couldn't get it to work.
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Post by AstroDan » Fri Oct 13, 2006 4:01 pm

I knew CSI was full of shit...
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Post by ;ivlunsdystf » Fri Oct 13, 2006 4:30 pm

How could they possibly have proven that it is impossible? Maybe they just didn't TRY hard enough.

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Post by JGriffin » Fri Oct 13, 2006 6:08 pm

I never said they proved it's impossible, I just said they couldn't get it to work. There's definitely stuff they coulda done different.
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Post by ;ivlunsdystf » Fri Oct 13, 2006 6:59 pm

Oh, well then. It does sound awful tricky anyway.

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Post by JGriffin » Fri Oct 13, 2006 11:02 pm

first off, this was based on some X-Files episdoe where they used a laser to play a recording off the side of an ancient clay pot, and I guess there are folks out there who think similar sounds of the ancient world are encoded in artifacts for us to find...

They fashioned a glass needle 'cause they thought a metal needle would be too sharp, then they dragged what looked like wooden sticks across the surface of the pot while yelling things at it. Kinda seemed like they hadn't quite done all the research they could have about "grooves-in-things" recording. They put the glass needle on a turntable's tone arm, and then held it against the pot while turning it, and recorded the resulting noise to DV tape. Which they then took to an audio restoration guy, who couldn't seem to find anything below the noise.

It seems like there's plenty they coulda done differently, and theoretically it also seems like you could record a sound into just about any substance if it could maintain a stable groove...but what about the flaking-off that pottery does? Would it have to be a glazed pot?

I dunno.
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Post by bobbydj » Sat Oct 14, 2006 5:35 am

Whoah!! I just got mine from fed-ex. Is this thing meant to sound so bad or what??
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Post by kayagum » Sat Oct 14, 2006 6:58 am

Electricide wrote:
helstab wrote:hmm I think it would have been better to do a little research and give it to posters that lack gear... not the people that have all the gear. good job anyway.
I have a mackie 1604 mixer, a 57, and ...that's it. Guitar, amp, fx pedal, drumset, computer.
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For chrissakes, I use a 5 year old Celeron machine for my DAW, with a cheapass Creative USB interface that picks up hard drive spins from 3 rooms away. I should be able to test Tracktion's claim that they're easy on CPU usage.
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Post by TapeOpHillary » Sat Oct 14, 2006 10:48 am

Electricide wrote:Is there a particualr thread for the impressions/reviews? Or just start your own?
you could start one if you like in the Gear forum but just know that you aren't required to post anything...we (tape op & mackie) only hope that you do :)

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Post by bobbydj » Sat Oct 14, 2006 12:06 pm

Right, right.



So - I now see that my name wasn't on the above recipient list at the beginning of this thread, and yet I received a free onyx. Has there been some clerical error? Anyway, whatever. I guess some grudging thanks are in order. To someone. Somewhere.
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Post by cdbabel » Sat Oct 14, 2006 5:11 pm

Can someone right up an article about the Mackie Satalite for www.wikiRecording.org ? I'd do it if I got a free one, but alas, the sites not popular enough to garner such attention yet. Give me a year or two though (particularly when I'm out of college) and it should be blazin (we get about 200 users a day normally, and thats with me being very very lazy about advertising and adding content.)

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Post by Electricide » Mon Oct 16, 2006 12:16 pm

bobbydj wrote:Right, right.



So - I now see that my name wasn't on the above recipient list at the beginning of this thread, and yet I received a free onyx. Has there been some clerical error? Anyway, whatever. I guess some grudging thanks are in order. To someone. Somewhere.
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