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Mark Capps's Discussions

Grammys 2010 "Shoot Myself In The Foot"

Started this discussion. Last reply by Rod "Rodeo" Allen Feb 11, 2010. 44 Replies

Oh Yes...... WAVES got a new one........ :-(

Started this discussion. Last reply by Bill Renfrew May 26, 2010. 38 Replies

I'll Bite "Beatles Re-Masters"

Started this discussion. Last reply by Mike Sain Mar 19, 2010. 16 Replies

Ashamed, Had My A** Kicked Today

Started this discussion. Last reply by Pete Warren Aug 30, 2009. 1 Reply

Vern Gosdin

Started this discussion. Last reply by Bret Teegarden Apr 29, 2009. 1 Reply

Excuse My French!!!!!

Started this discussion. Last reply by Pete Warren Mar 1, 2009. 21 Replies

Yeah??? But Why....

Started this discussion. Last reply by Glenn Spinner Sep 5, 2008. 29 Replies

Burned By A Rough Mix.....

Started this discussion. Last reply by Brent Milligan Jul 6, 2008. 24 Replies

The "Smell" of Music

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Mixing Analog???

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"Mustache on The Mona Lisa"

Started this discussion. Last reply by Glenn Spinner Dec 13, 2007. 9 Replies

Plant & Kraus

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Just Some Info!!! "Not Sour Grapes"

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Studio: Recording Engineer / Producer / Mixer Live: FOH & Monitors
Company Name:
Mark Capps
About Me:
FOUR-Time Grammy Winning / Multi-Platinum / Engineer / Producer / Mixer

Live: FOH & Monitors

The Self Proclaimed Studio Brat

I grew up in recording studios and backstage at "The Grand Ole Opry".

After finishing "The Recording Workshop" in Chillicothe, Ohio in 1987, I interned at Sony/Tree Music Publishing in the tape room and the studio. I was there for six months, making tape copies and working for "The Soundshop Studios", also owned by Sony/Tree, at night, cataloging tapes and making copies of Jingles and Masters.

After leaving Sony/Tree in 1988, I worked for "Masterlink Studios" for a year and a half, mostly as an assistant, but there under engineer "Glen Reiuf" I cut my teeth as an engineer doing song publishing demos and custom recording sessions.

In late 1989 a position came available at "The Soundshop Studios" and I was the logical choice for replacement because I continued to work there as a freelance engineer, and I knew the rooms better than anyone.

1989 to date.

I continue to work as a freelance Producer, Engineer and Mixer.

With Four Grammys, a Marlin Award (Caribbean Gospel Music Awards), and Many Gold, Platinum & Multi-Platinum Albums under my belt I'm still blending the best of Digital and Analog Recording and Mixing Formats.

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Great Quote From Alex Van Halen!!!

Posted on February 10, 2008 at 5:12pm 12 Comments

Alex Van Halen From Modern Drummer Magazine:

MD: Isn’t it great that kids can have instant singles downloaded to their iPods?

AVH: I thinks it’s destroyed the whole idea of having an album. To have a collection of songs that are somewhat connected, but not. The idea to have a cohesive piece of work to be representative of a certain period of your life, those things that have depth and add meaning to what you do, aren’t there anymore. This is a disposable society and… Continue

Everbody Loves Raymond - Keeping It Real!!!

Posted on December 31, 2007 at 4:59pm 5 Comments

December 28th

On the show Everybody Loves Raymond, Ray had ruined his dad jazz albums 30 years earlier by moving them to close to the furnace. Ray decides to replace them with CD versions of the lost albums. His dad won’t have it or embrace the technology. They finally listen to the cds then Debra tells him let’s hear the albums. They put them on, needle drops, stactic, static, pop, pop, Jazz music starts, dad smiles and says now that’s music.

Things I Love, But Artists Hate.....

Posted on December 13, 2007 at 9:18pm 14 Comments

The sound of a Vintage Guitar thru a Tube amp, slightly breaking up......

The sound of the relay in a B3 Leslile Cabinet....

Room Mics........

Feel free to add to this list......

Mastered vs. from the console

Posted on November 18, 2007 at 2:32pm 3 Comments

Let's post horror stories from a client that compares a "console mix" from a "mastered mix". I've had a few that listen in their car and want it to sound as loud as......... But mixing analog as I do, you can only make copies so hot..........

Engineers Union, Would it work in Nashville

Posted on November 18, 2007 at 12:28pm 4 Comments

I know this was tried back in the '70's, but could it work in the future???

The "Get Info" Box In Pro Tools - USE IT!!!

Posted on November 9, 2007 at 9:10am 6 Comments

Since the common Tracksheet has all but gone away, how about using this box in Pro Tools. Write down stuff like, who cut it, who the assistant was, where it was cut, maybe a phone number, tracking date, sample rates, file types, external clocks and hey how about tempo & Keys. Create it wit your tracking template. It takes a lot of guess work out of the impersonal use of computers. And while we're at it, those little boxes underneath each track in the Mix window, USE IT. Who, What Mic, Pre,… Continue

Intellectual Property Rights

Posted on November 5, 2007 at 1:45pm 6 Comments

Another engineer friend and I were talking the other day about mixing in the box and what happens after the sessin leave our hands. In most cases these days, once it leaves me it goes to mastering and then to pressing, but what about those that have Pro Tools (or others) at home and like to tinker with the mix or take it somewhere else to do some touch-ups? Suddenly your mix becomes there mix, with your plug in choices and settings.... No I know nothing is sacred but theis couldn't be done 10… Continue

Who would make the better record

Posted on October 30, 2007 at 3:10pm 11 Comments

If two engineers were doing a project, one was given let's say Blackbird with acces to all the gear and the mics and Pro Tools HD cutting @ 192KHz / ans the other was given a Fostex Casette 4-track machine and one SM57 and a couple or Radio Shack mics, Who will make the better record????????????

On The Subject Of Plug Ins

Posted on October 29, 2007 at 1:16pm 13 Comments

There is not a plug in that I am aware of available for RTAS / TDM / VST (am I missing something) for the following:

Age / Experience & A Great Set Of Ears

Let's see who's skin this gets under......... You Know Who You Are!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Side Note: Somebody Stop Me. I'm avoiding my OTHER internet activities because of this Wonderful Site!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Everyone Should Read This Artical From Sound On Sound Mag!!!!!!!

Posted on October 29, 2007 at 1:00pm 0 Comments

Funny but not far from the truth!!!!!!!!!!!!! And No That Is Not Duncan Mullins In The Picture ;-)

The Future Sound Of Elvis...

Steve Howell

What if Macs and PCs had been around in Elvis's day? Would 'Jailhouse Rock' have been a better record if it'd been done, say, in Logic? Imagine an interview with the engineer in one of today's hi-tech music magazines...

"Yeah, well Elvis came in and… Continue

And Finally "BLOG #7" From "My Space" "What's Wrong With The Music Business"!!!!!!

Posted on October 27, 2007 at 10:20am 7 Comments

Friday, September 28, 2007

What Is Wrong With The Music Business

Current mood: aggravated

The question asked was, did Bob Montgomery (Record Producer) ever make a bad album? My answer was "I don't think so", but why???? Please note that I've singled out Bob because I recently pulled out a copy of Vern Gosdin's "Chiesled In Stone" and it brought back thoughts of what a great record this is. Great Songs, Great Singing Great Production. Now don't get me wrong,… Continue


Posted on October 27, 2007 at 10:17am 9 Comments

Friday, September 07, 2007

Class Action Suit Against Digidesign

Current mood: annoyed

What do you think. Let's sue them for putting the studio business, well out of business.

It was one thing for singers, songwriters and musicians to have a "four track" at home to put down ideas, but thanks to Digidesign these same folks think they can get the same quality recording in their basement or bedroom. I can't count the times I've put up tracks to mix and… Continue

Blog #5 From MySpace "The Great Session"

Posted on October 27, 2007 at 10:16am 0 Comments

Sunday, August 05, 2007

Great Session

I did a tracking session the other day (actually filling in for David Buchanon, who had a family emergency) for Producer Trey Bruce and Artist Chris Janson for Chrysalis Music over at Omnisound Studios. Great Songs, Great Band, Greg Morrow, Glenn Worf, Michael Spriggs, Tony Harrell and JT Corneflos, and to make it even cooler, we cut 2" 24 Track Analogue. Wow!!! The way music used to sound before all the digital and Pro Tools… Continue

Blog #4 From "MySpace" "Damn I'm ""OLD" School"!!!!

Posted on October 27, 2007 at 10:14am 0 Comments

Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Damn!!! I'm Old School, Baby!!!

I was working at VIbe 56 Studio in Nashville last Friday and CJ the manager commented about the front plate on my truck, a Sony '90 PCM-3348 Plate, and all I could think was Damn!!, I'm Old School!!! Baby!!! Just keepin' it real!!! ..

Blog #2 & # 3 From "MySapce" "Things & More Things That Bug Me"

Posted on October 27, 2007 at 10:13am 0 Comments

Friday, May 25, 2007

More Things That Bug Me

Wanna-Be interns / engineers that don't know who produced "Back In Black"

on a related note:

Wanna-Be interns / engineers that think Mutt Lange's production career started with Shania Twain

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Thursday, April 19, 2007

Things That Bug Me

Why should the term "Low Latency Monitoring" even be in… Continue

Blog #1 From "MySpace" "For Goodness Sake"!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted on October 27, 2007 at 10:11am 2 Comments

For Goodness Sakes (In The Studio) 001

Category: Music

This is my studio blog 001. Things I hear / say and somebody should say in the studio.

1. "If it sounds wrong, it is wrong". - mc

(use those things on the side of your head)

2. "How can you punch-in without looking at the screen"??? - Un-named Intern

3. "Get me a reel of 1/2".... (reply) "1/2" What???"

4. "You should be required to have a licenses to operate Pro Tools" -… Continue

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