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  1. JoeH

    Firewire disappearing from Laptops?

    Hi all; Just wondering if anyone else is seeing a potential problem looming for Firewire users/Laptops/Remote recording. I have three laptop systems that I use regularly on remotes; all Sony Vaios with 4-pin FW connections (often very iffy) and PC Express slots, which I plug in a FW cable to...
  2. JoeH

    OMG....what happened?

    Oh geeze, I guess I'm elected - so far - to moderate this little corner of REC ORG. (Reemy, aren't you gonna jump in as well? :wink: ) Someone thinks I know what I'm talking about, I guess..... :roll: Anyway, I'll do my best, but be warned, I'm sometimes a cranky old dog who's had...
  3. JoeH

    More on the loudness wars

    A very good article on the loundness wars.... http://www.chicagotribune.com/entertainment/music/chi-loudness_mastersonjan01,1,7109479.story?page=1&ctrack=2&cset=true&track=rss Mark my words, all you wanna-be mastering engineers out there: There will be a new career waiting someday, for...
  4. JoeH

    Here we go again....

    Seems like a variation of this story pops up every year or so. Here's the latest installment... http://www.wired.com/entertainment/music/commentary/listeningpost/2007/10/listeningpost_1029
  5. JoeH

    Compilation of other Mastered Tracks

    I've got an interesting and somewhat unexpected situation to deal with, regarding a project I'm just wrapping up. The project is a collection of various solo & group artist's tracks - a promotional package, if you will - for an upcoming festival. There are roughly 10 artists contributing...
  6. JoeH

    More on Loudness Wars

    Found on Yahoo's tech page June, 27.... http://tech.yahoo.com/blogs/null/33549 Interesting that they used the opening bits of McCartney's "Figure of Eight". (LOVE this tune, and the CD - Flowers in the Dirt; McCartney arguably at some of his post-Beatles best songs & production, IMHO.)...
  7. JoeH

    Mastering in Mix Mag

    The December 06 Issue of MIX magazine has an excellent article & cover story on mastering, entitled: The Final Step: Why Mastering Matters. It's not online yet (I'll post the link when it it's available) but you can pick it up at any of the usual places (B&N, GC, SA, etc.). Worth a...
  8. JoeH

    Lightweight Cables

    Hey all; I'm travelling soon and will be taking some basic mics and a camcorder for a few events that may happen along the way. (Live acoustic music, interviews, spontaneous performances, etc.) I've got plenty of mic cables, but they're fairly heavy-duty, and I was wondering if anyone...
  9. JoeH

    Speakers and Subs: What's in YOUR wallet, er...studio?

    Here's another topic for consideration. What are you monitoring/mixing on, and do you have a sub as well? Any favorites? (Any LEAST favorites?) Is there any kind of standard you work from? What about low-end, and subwoofer bass management? Do you address that at all, and if so...
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