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
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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.
Added by Mark Capps on December 31, 2007 at 4:59pm —
The sound of a Vintage Guitar thru a Tube amp, slightly breaking up......
The sound of the relay in a B3 Leslile Cabinet....
Feel free to add to this list......
Added by Mark Capps on December 13, 2007 at 9:18pm —
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..........
Added by Mark Capps on November 18, 2007 at 2:32pm —
I know this was tried back in the '70's, but could it work in the future???
Added by Mark Capps on November 18, 2007 at 12:28pm —
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
Added by Mark Capps on November 9, 2007 at 9:10am —
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
Added by Mark Capps on November 5, 2007 at 1:45pm —
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????????????
Added by Mark Capps on October 30, 2007 at 3:10pm —
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!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Added by Mark Capps on October 29, 2007 at 1:16pm —
Funny but not far from the truth!!!!!!!!!!!!! http://www.soundonsound.com/sos/mar05/articles/soundingoff.htm And No That Is Not Duncan Mullins In The Picture ;-)
The Future Sound Of Elvis...
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
Added by Mark Capps on October 29, 2007 at 1:00pm —
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
Added by Mark Capps on October 27, 2007 at 10:20am —
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
Added by Mark Capps on October 27, 2007 at 10:17am —
Sunday, August 05, 2007
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
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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!!! ..
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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
Added by Mark Capps on October 27, 2007 at 10:13am —
For Goodness Sakes (In The Studio) 001
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
Added by Mark Capps on October 27, 2007 at 10:11am —