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  1. Sheff37

    Does Your Birth Certificate Work?

    And l have been a lot of places in this world. Russia the Ukraine in 1992, all without papers. It's about know who to pay the bribe to. Always has been that way, always will be.
  2. Sheff37

    Does Your Birth Certificate Work?

    I always give proof of some kind to every post l make. But sorry, in 1975 unless you were over 21 the major labors wouldn't touch you. Go ask Steve Vai about that. He had the same problem.
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    After the Gold Rush...Neils Topanga Canyon Home studio revisited 40 years later

    That's how l was when l first moved from Toluca Lake to DTLA. In the late 80's and early 90's you didn't didn't see homelessness around LA outside of Skid Row. DTLA was someplace nobody really went to, for a reason. When l my bed to DTLA in 2006 it was heartbreaking to see all the homeless, but...
  4. Sheff37

    Does Your Birth Certificate Work?

    I have never had a passport because l kind of never needed one. I tried to get a passport in the 90's and was denied. Then my friend/boss who is a lawyer tried to help me get a passport in 2011 and said they aren't going to do it. Gave no reason. My DD-214 is good but they screwed up my...
  5. Sheff37

    Does Your Birth Certificate Work?

    Ha ha we are, but we get things done. My dad pulled a lot of stunts in his day, born 1921 when papers were for manipulating a situation. Like the other fellow, all l have is a hospital issued birth certificate, and it's fake. I have never had a state issued birth certificate. In 1975 my band...
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    After the Gold Rush...Neils Topanga Canyon Home studio revisited 40 years later

    We're outside of San Antonio Texas right now, but we haven't bailed on Cali completely. All our stuff is still in storage there. After l moved to DTLA in 2006 l had no intention of ever coming back to Texas. Problem is I'm getting up there in age, l worked for my best friend's law firm in Long...
  7. Sheff37

    recording and selling drums for popular songs

    The only songs that have any kind of demand, for money, are the old big name artists. ZZ Top, Eagles, Fleetwood Mac, Motley Crue etc. And most of those artists sold off. They don't own any legal rights to pursue anything anymore. People are only going to want the backing tracks to the old time...
  8. Sheff37

    Behringer keyboards imperfection

    I want a Poly D.
  9. Sheff37

    Does Your Birth Certificate Work?

    When l go into Mexico l don't even bother. I just tell the taxi driver to stay in the left lane crossing the border and drop me anywhere in Tijuana. If you take the right bus you can get to Los Cabos without a piece of paper one. Should l get asked at a checkpoint l simply say it was stolen in...
  10. Sheff37

    Does Your Birth Certificate Work?

    Same. In a little over 3 years l will be 70 and what l called my birth certificate is worthless. Renewed my TDL online during the Covid and got it in the mail no problem. Didn't bother going thru what you did, so if l ever need that paper it's over.
  11. Sheff37

    What DAW are you using?

    I am still using Sonic Foundry Vegas version 1. I mastered a ton of awesome recordings on it. Why switch? If it ain't broken don't fix it. I do have Ableton 9 but have never even opened the box. Does that look familiar?
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    After the Gold Rush...Neils Topanga Canyon Home studio revisited 40 years later

    I lived in Topanga Canyon back in 2008, just a quick jog to that house. But the area is totally different today, all those cool old musicians sold and moved into Antelope Canyon area now. Our manager moved from Glendale to Topanga in 2016 and it was nothing like it was. He left LA early in 2020...
  13. Sheff37

    recording and selling drums for popular songs

    But that doesn't mean that selling drum tracks is impossible. There is a big demand for that as drumming is a lost Art and modern drummers have no ability to play any of those songs correctly anymore. Say if l wanted to sell drum tracks of La Grange etc, since l am a contracted BMG Artist, l...
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    recording and selling drums for popular songs

    One thing you are not taking into consideration is that, most of the original artists no longer own thier songs or intellectual rights in any form. And l work for a Federal law firm that specializes in entertainment and copyright law. Since l am not a lawyer l can not give any legal advice, but...
  15. Sheff37

    Porta Two Newbie

    You pretty much described my situation to a T. I still have my MT4X 4 track, and at the end of the day l prefer it even to my old 244. But.... it's any day before it buys the farm, and l am not going to fix it. The 388 is still hanging in, but quality 1/4 tape is kind of no more. You can still...
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    Porta Two Newbie

    Bingo. And that is where l am at. I love the feel of my 388 and even my MTX-8 console. Just the way you sit and fiddle on it. I pretty much rebuilt my MTX-8 but it's still almost 30 years old. What if halfway through it craps out? But l am still not happy with my guitar tone when l record to...
  17. Sheff37

    Cassette - A Documentary Mixtape

    I agree. The cassette cartridge really wasn't useable until 1980, then it got better overnight and was in fact an insanely good medium. At least once you learned how to use it properly. But to me Teac was the very bottom, and Tascam was just above it. In 1982 we settled with an Akai pro series...
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    Cassette - A Documentary Mixtape

    We started recording on 8-track cartridges around 1973 because the sound quality was absolutely excellent. You could afford to get a very high spec unit for quite cheap, and a lot of decks were quad and let you record in 4 track mode and playback in stereo, even on another deck. These units were...
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    Converting tape to Digital 688 tascam

    Agree with all of this, skip the 688. I had a 688 in the late 90's until 2008. Absolutely my least favorite portable recording studio. My first was a 244 l bought in 1983. In fact l bought the exact same rig George Harrison bought at the time. I bought a 388 in early 1988 and l thought the...
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