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  1. TimOD

    Hotel California bad edit?

    There's some interesting video on Youtube of Steve Albini doing tape edits. It's a lot of work, just remembering which piece of tape goes where! I read that Eddie Offord, while recording Yes' Tales From Topographic Oceans, had taped tape snippets to the wall, to be used the next day for edits...
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    So is it complicated

    Forget about "pro" studios, unless you've made it big time. I'm sure there are plenty of producers who can build a beat around anything. Yes, get a laptop and an interface and a decent mic and some software and go from there.
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    Tascam 424 MKIII - tracks record limit?

    If you're going to use that sub-par medium, you really need to clean the heads routinely and de-magnetize occasionally. That comes with the territory.
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    ART MPA ll Mid Side function

    Yes! I used mid/side on the MPA and it worked very well indeed. The recording comes in as a stereo track. There's no need to use phase correction or anything like that. It just works. I used two CAD Equitek E-200's, which I normally use for vocals, but those mics work on everything.
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    Age - when does it become a problem?

    I'm 65, and I'm recording, playing, and writing/co-writing songs, and still having a blast. Actually, my music world/activities are increasing, it seems. I'm still learning, but my skills as a producer/mixer have definitely improved since I started about 15 years ago with a Portastudio and a...
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    Need help fixing some tracks...

    Sorry about this late reply--I've been busy this summer with music and work. Why don't you just re-do the song? From top to bottom, a complete re-do? My fellow band member (there's just two of us) recorded dozens of songs onto cassette recocrders in a very low-fi manner when he was younger...
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    Jan 6 ratings dud

    In a wonderful irony, the play arrow for the video covers part of Schiff's face and he looks for all the world like his bete noir, Vlad Putin.
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    Need help fixing some tracks...

    It just sounds a bit bright to me. Nothing too crazy that couldn't be fixed with some EQ on individual tracks and maybe some massaging on the master bus. A quirky song, a pretty good song. Is it multi-tracked? You can't alter/change the beat?
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    Puzzled about reverb explanations - sorry - I know I'm being dumbass....

    "I actually really like reverb. But I had to learn not to slather everything in it all the time and to mix and match with wet and dry sounds. And develop my own reverbial approach. I wasn't always like that and I learned bit by bit, just like you're doing now." Yes, exactly so. I love reverb...
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    Small bedroom studio acoustics help

    I get that--my referencing the R value was just to make that point about the thickness of the stuff. In the room I was referring to, there was shiny, cheap paneling over plaster. The ceiling was a type of interlocking "acoustic" tile, which seemed to be a real benefit acoustics-wise. The gobos...
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    Small bedroom studio acoustics help

    I know. But there was a very noticeable difference in the room acoustics. I know this because before I put the traps up, it was like an echo chamber--when we played, there were constant issues with howl-around, and recording was a waste of time. After the panels went up (all of them R13), the...
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    Small bedroom studio acoustics help

    Fiberglass. R-13. I started using Roxul after about 10 of them or so. The bigger panels, at a full 6 feet tall, were probably a bit more, maybe between $35 and $40. The wood sides (1 x 4) were pretty cheap, not like now! Those six foot panels now would probably set me back about $50.00 or so...
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    Small bedroom studio acoustics help

    These were made by me, very similar to Atkron 205's traps, about $30.00 or so per panel. I hinged them and added feet so they could be placed just about anywhere. I usually place a small folded blanket in the area where the hinge is to block that little bit of long narrow space. I also have...
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    Looking for that big guitar sound

    Yes ineed. I can't count the amount of times I've muted extra guitars in a mix because they weren't needed, or took out extra fills that sounded good whilst adding them, but were a distraction in the mix. Less is very often just the right thing.
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    From The Beginning.

    Really nice cover.
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    Opinions on pop filters?

    Necessary for newer singers sometimes, sure, but I never use one on myself. Some clients need them if only to keep them back off the mic. Even when I stress how important this is, in the heat of the performance they invariably get closer to the mic. The pop filter does a good job in...
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    Speed up a song

    You can always re-record the whole song at the right tempo. I've been in this situation before, and just bit the bullet and re-did the song.
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    I think my mix can be better, but how?

    Your voice sounds good, and you sure can sing, but at times the piano is overwhelming your singing. In other words, the mix does need work. That's my initial basic comment. Tell us how you did it--the mic, the room it was done in, what the mic went into, any EQ or other treatments, the use of...
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    Newbie

    Yeah, the professor probably doesn't even re-visit the "assignment" after he makes it early on in the school year.
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    Need help identifying a jack on a TEAC 3 mixing board

    So, you can use a bit of WD40 in a case like this? Of course don't flood it--maybe a little on a rag and wipe the plug, right? I figured the Deoxit would clean the plug and jack a bit and make it work better.
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