So, I’ve been pretty busy recently. Fortunately, the last two months have been packed with artists, videos and other awesome things. Here are a few of them:
- My long saga with the Otari MX-5050 came to an end. The machine works properly and sounds great, so I spent quite a bit of time playing with it. Here’s a link to the forum thread which details the troubleshooting from top level diagnosis to the component level: http://www.gearslutz.com/board/geekslutz-forum/670494-otari-mx-5050-bii-problem-not-faint-heart.html.
For those looking to get into electronic repair and troubleshooting, I strongly recommend “How to Diagnose and Fix Everything Electronic” by Michael Jay Geier.
- Some awesome artists have come through Studio A – including Umphrey’s McGee, Ingrid Michaelson and Dr. Dog.Umphrey’s McGee – “Conduit” (Live at WFUV)
If you have any sort of low end in your monitoring setup, you’ll definitely hear the prominence of the subkick on the kick drum.
- While the most of my recording work at WFUV entails mixing live during performances, I do sometimes mix sessions in post when time permits or when we expect a video may get a lot of attention. Recorded by my coworker Colin FitzGerald, I mixed the song in ProTools, then bounced to 1/4″ tape. This video was actually just spotlighted on YouTube’s homepage!Lisa Hannigan was recorded by my coworker Jim O’Hara; I touched up the frequency and panoramic balance, and tried to make the mix complement the arrangement’s layering towards the somewhat reminiscent B-section/final push.
A lot more has happened, including some nice freelance restoration and repair work, and I’ll break out some more detail in the days ahead. I’d also like to find a function to determine the resonant frequency of subkick mics! Anyway, back to my internet spaceships.