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  1. Ifrit

    Ifrit Guest

    Hey everybody! Let me into your warm company, please. :)

    It was really interesting to read all the stories. I was reading this forum a lot but so far it's my first post.
    My name is Sergey and I'm from Russia, just happened to come to LA 2 years ago. So there might be a lot of poor english from my side. :oops: To say that I was in music all my life would be a lie. I started to LISTEN to pop music when I was about 16... Next few years I spent trying to get decent hi-fi system. All those years I was pretty active HAM radio guy at the club station. Worked at advertisement agency until my classmate at Telecommunications University took me to his father's company for a part-time job as a tech for conferences, simultaneous translation etc. That was in 1997. Year before I met a girl, and she just pushed me one night to the theatre. That was it, I was hooked. By that time my audiophilia ended since I couldn't afford even cables, but it transformed to the interest for professional audio. My job as a tech also helped a lot. So one perfect day I got a calls from that girl and from my friend separately talking about the same thing: one theatre needed in-house sound engineer asap. I called them and got an invitation for this very evening. I got there 1 hour before the curtain, talked to the sound dept chief, director of the theatre and stayed for the show. I didn't expect to run the second half of it... But I did. That was March 01 1999... In 2 weeks I learned that guy who was my boss has quit. So I became this way a chief of sound dept. :D I quit just 6 months later, with the beginning of a new year at University.
    But already in a month I was working in the Opera House as a Stage Light dept guy... I hooked again. And still hooked to opera, ballet and classical music as crazy. There I spent about 1.5 years. Some time later I noticed some strange activity going on in the theatre and found out that there is construction of recording studio taking place. Somehow I found a guy who will be my teacher in a future and managed to talk to him. Our conversation was interrupted by another guy was a head of whole dept there. 20 mins and I was named as a head of recording studio... :D just nominal term though. And we've started... First year we recorded nearly every performance (and there it's alsmost every day), mixing last night show next morning and recording at night again. We did live open air opera shows with PA, broadcasting and recording at the same time... I mean, just two of us were responsible for the sound. Then we did some cooperative work with couple foreign crews, that enriched our experience immensely. And so on...
    And one more day I won a Green Card Lottery and decided to try to move to States. So here I work at small studio so far. Desperately want to do classical recordings again. As to a gear - I don't have much. Just a couple of Schoeps mics and Samplitude DAW. 8)

    Sorry if that was too long!
  2. Cucco

    Cucco Well-Known Member

    Mar 8, 2004
    Tacoma, WA
    Hey Sergey!

    Welcome to the boards and welcome to the states. (It's a shame you had to wind up in LA though - my thoughts are with you... :? --Just kidding Ben and Zilla! kinda...)

    If you've got Schoeps and Samplitude - you're most of the way there.

    Keep us posted on your progress.

  3. karbomusic

    karbomusic Active Member

    Apr 19, 2005
    Charlotte, NC
    First off, I've only been coming to RO for a few weeks and am quite impressed with the knowledge and experience here.

    I spent much of my childhood tearing things apart and blowing things up. (literally). My parents used to freak when they woud find my latest toy in pieces within a week or two after giving it to me. I just had to know what made it tick. As a kid I was also very much into music and "mixing" it on my little home stereo system. I discovered how reverb worked by playing two identical records on two different turn tables at the same time slighly out of sync. What a revelation that was to me.

    I didn't become a musician until I was 17 so I played "catch up" on guitar for many years. I was always a fast learner so I was able to play with musicians much better than me most of the time. The main difference was I had to practice 3 times as long as everyone else just to keep up. I played in many local/regional cover and original bands all through the 80's and 90's, up and down the east coast from Keywest to Delaware.

    In the late 80's I decided to try my hand at mixing to supplement my "starving musician" income. I heard someone saying "we have a gig friday and no sound man". I spoke up and said I could do it. (had never touch a real board). I showed up early, shaking like a leaf. The guy who owned the PA handed me a bunch of insert cables and said "here, you're the soundman right, patch these into the drums and vocals". There I am staring at the insert cables with funny symbols telling me which is the send and return but I didn't know which symbol meant what. After about 5 minutes of racking my brain, I carefully worded my sentence to keep me from being exposed. "The company I usually work with doesn't use this type of insert cable. Which is the send and which is the return?" The PA owner replied. "Beats the $hit out of me, try it one way and if it don't pass signal, reverse it". What a relief!

    I soon purchased all of the standard fare books at the time and read them all cover to cover.... SRH by Yamaha, the MHA by Everest, Recording Techniques and many others, learned all the math and taught myself all I could. It paid my bills for many years. I was very lucky in that respect since I had no formal college education.

    Anyway, I was nervous for a long time but kept picking up gig after gig and had a few regular house gigs where I worked 7 nights a week I cut my teeth on mixing all types of instrumentation. I mixed thousands of shows over the years to come as well as continuing to play around town.

    During all this time I gained experience in a few different areas. I was lucky enough to work with an old Russian fellow who taught me how to wind voice coils by hand and build transducers etc., I also ran music stores and about a hundred other things. Too many to bore you with here, but it gave me lots of experience that I still use & value deeply today... I really wish I had access to a place like RO back then, such an invaluable resource that used to be non-existent.

    I'm now a computer programmer by trade but still do a little mixing, mastering, engineering and playing when I can. Most of what I do now is DAW based. I've been knocking off the dust lately and doing somethings again. It has been an interesting ride so far and I hope to keep going as long as I can.

    Best Regards-

  4. JimboJ

    JimboJ Active Member

    May 1, 2005
    Having visited this forum for several months now and made an exponential increase in my knowledge of recording as a result, I thought I would join the fray.

    I am a former double bass player who realized in college that I would never make a go of it as a professional musician. Fortunately, while studying music I was simultaneously taking courses in business, computers and writing. For the past 20 years, I have combined my passion for music and the other performing arts with my business skills, serving as a manager in non-profit arts organizations. Currently, I am an executive in a professional orchestra based at Carnegie Hall. Recording classical music on weekends and in the evenings is my busman's holiday.

    While in high school and college, I developed an interest in the technology of recording and sound reinforcement. This led to some occasional work recording recitals and jazz band concerts. Fast forward 15 years, and the orchestra where I worked needed some archival recordings of chamber music concerts for grant applications. I volunteered and have steadily been acquiring the equipment and (hopefully) the expertise to do a proper job of it. It's been an amazing learning process since on the business end of the microphones have been some of the finest classical musicians in the world. What a luxury! To date, I have had no commercial releases but some of my work has made it on to Performance Today and other radio programs.

    Now, I have no ambitions to do this for a living since I've got a heck of a day job that takes all my time anyway. Also, as an orchestra executive, I have been fortunate to work with absolutely the best producers and engineers in the business -- for labels such as Sony, Decca, EMI, Nonesuch, Harmonia Mundi, BMG, Arabesque, etc. -- and have nothing but admiration and awe for their talent. (Mostly... there are some surprisingly big name classical music producers whose reputations exceed their skills.) What the good ones do is take all that million-dollar equipment and make it disappear in service to music.

    One other thing: living in an apartment in Manhattan, all my gear has to be portable enough to go with me on the subway. I never get a new piece of equipment without considering its size and weight and what will have to be jettisoned from my rig to make way.

    Looking forward to learning!

    -- James
  5. richiebee

    richiebee Guest


    Rich here...

    Originally from Bristol, England, now living permanently in Newfoundland, Canada.

    I've been a trumpet player since 1979 and got into electronic music with an Atari ST, a bootleg copy of Cubase 2 and a cheap Roland sound module in 1993. In 1996 I attended one year of a two year BTEC course in Music Technology. It was useless, so I never finished it. But I did buy a PC and Cubase VST in 1996 and spent countless hours (usually around 6 per night) writing and recording. My job as an insurance clerk funded it, with the occasional trumpet playing gig with my rock/soul band.

    Moved to Newfoundland in 1999 and started work as facilities manager at the School of Music at Memorial University (it's a classical school, with a tiny bit of jazz added). It included some very basic and old recording equipment.

    This year saw the completion of a $1.8million building extension, and a new job for me as music technology specialist.

    We're still getting the control room fitted out, for audio and video work, as well as controlling video conference sessions and web casting. It is not yet acoustically treated or tested yet.

    Initially, the facility will be used to help students and faculty get professional quality recordings in house, and for music lessons across the internet, with high quality, industry standard video conferencing equipment.

    The faculty is involved in data collection for gesture analysis of musicians, and is committed to outreach programs through video conferencing over a variety of network types.

    We are just learning...

    I haven't played classical trumpet since 1984 and I've never been "hired" to perform classical. I do have regular gigs with a big band and an instrumental funk band, and also take other freelance gigs when I can in jazz, funk and pop genres. I also play the occasional stage show when I can.

  6. Retaw

    Retaw Guest

    Wow, what a find. Some how i managed to over look this site when it got shoved in my faveroits a few months ago but my god! here i am at last and perhaps in the nick of time :)
    Im Retaw, 20, male. Sydney, Australia at the moment but l plan to travel when im 21. I work as a free lance violinist doing small time gigs like weddings and functions and restaurants and what not. I finished high school... thats about it lol. Im setting up a small home studio which i hope to be able to make some $ out of. I play jazz, classical, celtic and pretty much any style i get paid to but its a jack of all trades master of none situation at the moment with no real focus on any particular style. Anyway, its 3am... time I considered bed. Im stoked to have found this site and cant wait to really get into things.

  7. JoeH

    JoeH Well-Known Member

    Jun 22, 2004
    Philadelphia, PA/ Greenville, DE
    Home Page:
    Welcome aboard, retaw! Hope you'll find a lot to discuss and share here....we're a good bunch, and you'll find you're not the only one coming from "down under."

    Useless trivia dept: Did you also know that Won Ton (as in the soup) is "Not Now", backwards? :twisted:
  8. Or retaw is water backwards? (No offense, just playing with the name)
  9. Retaw

    Retaw Guest

    Yeah Retaw is water backwards. My mum has a real thing for water lol. I have a brother called Reyne and a sister called River... theres some sort of "R" theme goin on too it seams.
  10. slim

    slim Guest

    Hi all,

    My name is Luke and are from a small country town N/E Victoria

    My intrest is blues/folk. I perform in a duo or as a solo act.
    We cover a lot of different styles of roots based acoustic music.

    I enjoy the challenge of recording our music on a very small buget
    with out all the bells & whistles.
    I think a lot of recording buffs can and do get lost in the fog of tech
    talk,can't wait to use the latest new prouduct.The music seems to be something to be manipulated they just can't understand that the music i play does not need "effects" etc.
    So I think i can do better for my music than some flash studio with all the latest and greatest stuff often with some guy that loves heavy rock never heard of Mississippi John Hurt and the like yet says i love the blues man i can record you guys.And from my experience it will be awfull over produced crap.

    So i visit the site in the hope of finding others of like mind to learn
    about recording the way i want to.
    If i can record CD's at home and sell them at gigs i'm happy.

    Cheers Luke
  11. klaukholm

    klaukholm Guest

    Hi My name is Kjetil Laukholm.
    I just relocated to Malmö, Sweden/Copenhagen, Denmark.
    I am a double bassist with the Malmö Symphony Orchestra and I have a recently started a classical recording business, CK Recording, which I run together with my wife who is a trained clarinettist formerly of the Richmond Symphony.

    I started out recording a lot of recitals while in school, and soon found myself assisting on full orchestra sessions ending up with a few CD releases before I got to my Masters. When I got my first Orchestral job in Northern Sweden, there was less work to be had as the city is small, but I ended up recording for ORTF (french TV). After the ORTF job I decided to make some serious investments if and when I got a job in a more central location.

    I am thrilled to see the number of people on the forum who trained and were successful as orchestral musicians.

  12. gmusic

    gmusic Active Member

    Aug 2, 2005
    Caracas, Venezuela
    Hi everybody.
    My name is Pedrito López, and I am from Caracas, Venezuela.

    I am a professional musician (pianist/orchestrator/musical producer) from 30 years now, classically trained pianist, but one of my loves in music is Jazz. I have played with such greats as Paquito D'Rivera (even recorded and toured with him) and Dizzy Gillespie, and with the best jazz ensembles down here.

    I am also a well stablished orchestrator, working here with Orquesta Sinfónica Venezuela, among many other symphony orchestras in this country.

    As pianist, I have made a lot of studio work as a session musician (piano & keyboards)since the era of 8 tracks (!!!), and simultaneuosly I've always had a great interest in acoustics and sound engineering, studying a lot by myself , and also learning "hands on" in countless recording sessions. These studies have helped me in many situations, not only at studio work but also in sound reinforcing at concerts or gigs.

    From 4 years now, I have my own personal studio, built on Protools Le 6.4 (Windows), that have permitted me to interchange sessions with professional studios, improving my work and artistic flow.
  13. alexaudio

    alexaudio Active Member

    Apr 28, 2005
    Hello all;

    Time to tell my story I suppose.

    I live and work in the great city of Cincinnati, Ohio. I have been here for just over three years and manage the Corbett Studio. My formal title is “Audio Recording & Mastering Engineer, Producer” of the Corbett Studio and Cincinnati Public Radio. The Corbett Studio is an audio recording and production facility owned by Cincinnati Classical Public Radio, which owns/operates WGUC-FM (all classical) and now WVXU-FM (NPR programming and jazz). WGUC-FM is a very successful classical public radio station, a rare find these days. The Corbett Studio is run as an independent business, available for hire, for both studio and location recording. As the only full time engineer and manager of the Corbett Studio, the studio and I am somewhat synonymous, working on a variety of material and music genres, primarily focusing on classical, jazz, folk and other forms of acoustic music. We produce music in stereo and surround, with a variety of services including mastering and restoration available. Between the studio and I, I am honored and humbled to work with fabulous musicians and ensembles, including the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, Chamber Orchestra, Vocal Arts Ensemble of Cincinnati, and many more. I get to utilize some of the finest microphone collections available (which I am constantly expanding) along with some really fabulous equipment including Millennia Media & True System Mic Pres, Genex ADCs and Sequoia. Also, I have the pleasure of having one of the finest pianos in the entire Midwest (a Steinway Artist Series – Concert “D” recently mentioned by several talented/high profile artists, as likely the best piano between NYC, Chicago and Nashville).

    My history is as follows…
    I grew up as a musician with a family fond of classical, jazz, country, pop and other music genres. Most of the music my family and I listened too was acoustic music – hence the influence that has on my career today. I studied oboe and voice, started around the age of 11 if I am not mistaken (I am now 32, 33 in October). As a teenager, I also took up xylophone and became a solo artist for various marching band competitions (and won – woohoo!). I also studied piano, just enough to pass out of piano studies in college. As a young kid, I started fiddling with reel-to-reel decks, vinyl and Timex Sinclair computers triggering the first MIDI sounds. During high school, when the DX7 was popular, I became a sound engineer for their vocal group called “Roadshow” that performed vocal tunes similar to that of Manhattan Transfer. That is when my audio career started to take flight. Music was in my blood.

    For college, I attended the Cleveland Institute of Music and Case Western Reserve University. I received a degree in Audio Recording after 5 years of study, along with two minors in voice and oboe. That is where I really got a lot of recording chops of classical and acoustic music. During that time, I started as an intern then as a production engineer for the Smithsonian Institution in Washington DC for their now late division called “Radio Smithsonian.” I worked on various productions including “Folkmasters” and “Jazz Smithsonian.” There I got to work with a variety of talented artists; everyone from Yo-yo Ma, Little Jimmy Dickens, Guitar Johnson and many others.

    I graduated from CIM in ’95, and went to work for a studio called “Soundstage 1” in Kalamazoo, Michigan. I didn’t like it there much (was homesick at the time), so I only lasted there for about 8 months. But I learned a lot about making it on my own in those 8 months. That in turn had me seek out contract work. Did some work in Atlanta for a production facility down there and in turn with the ’96 Olympics. However, I wasn’t quite finding my niche, and still wanted to fulfill my dream, to work with a major orchestra and on major orchestral recording projects. So, I continue contract work, working on a few projects with Telarc International, starting as just a tech., then eventually as a tape op and co-engineer. Shortly there after, I started taking some supplemental education with Landmark Education (something I highly encourage for all). They taught me communication skills and other abilities that really had my career and life take off. Almost within months after taking one of their primary course, I became the first audio recording engineer for the New World Symphony Orchestra in Miami Beach, Florida (that job is now available every few years through their fellowship program). It was fabulous working with Michael Tilson Thomas and great artists. I also recorded the symphonies of Miami, Sarasota, Naples and Tampa while in Florida. Probably the best part of my career there was being able to recording the New World Symphony in the great halls in London, Amsterdam and Vienna, all in Surround.

    I was with the New World Symphony for about 2 years. While there, I took some courses at the Univ. of Miami in Coral Gables. I also flew around a bit, recording some small symphony work in the mountains of Colorado and also a hit Broadway type CD in San Francisco. Then, in ’98, I landed a job in Tucson, Arizona at the University of Arizona and KUAT Communications Group. I was their audio recording engineer and production specialist. I was there for 4.5 years, about to get tenure, before moving to Cincinnati. There, my expertise in digital audio processing, system integration and audio codecs really grew, to the point that I am now a specialist in audio processing and system setup for radio stations. My most recent accomplishment in that arena is improving WGUC-FM on-air audio quality here in Cincinnati. KUAT-FM in Tucson, AZ is also some of my work, but I have no idea if it still is setup correctly. I’ll say gaining an understanding of the differences between audio processing for regular CD/DVD applications vs. broadcast applications really has helped in my mastering and production abilities.

    During all this time, I was able to see how the DAW has really changed audio. Moving from editing on reel-to-reel and all analog operations, then using the DAT to DAT editors, then the first Dyaxis editor, then Sonic Solutions, to SADiE and now using Sequoia has been wonderful. Knowing audio’s heritage is vital in my minds eye.

    In August of 2002, I moved here and bought property in Cincinnati. Since then, I have produced several projects that have been released on a variety of labels. Also, my early work in surround with the New World Symphony (as well as at the Olympics and other projects in the mid-90’s) has paid off. I am now one of the few recording engineers on the NRSC (National Radio Standards Committee in DC) that is working to establish a surround broadcast standard for digital radio. I record all performances now of the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra in surround (24/88.2). I wish you folks could hear how fabulous Music Hall in Cincinnati sounds with a live audio in discrete surround sound, it is wonderful.

    Well, that is my small book, hope is was a nice read. The only things I’ll add, is my hobby. I am an avid west coast swing dancer and now am competing as in the World Swing Council’s intermediate division. Keeps me healthy. Alex
  14. JoeH

    JoeH Well-Known Member

    Jun 22, 2004
    Philadelphia, PA/ Greenville, DE
    Home Page:
    Welcome aboard (officially) Alex; good to read your story, too!

    I'm all ears over what you're doing with broadcast standards for digital radio 5.1 surround. I hope to find out more from you as we continue to make posts and share information, I do a LOT of 5.1 work as well.

    Again, great to read all about you.
  15. OJG

    OJG Guest

    Hi all,

    This thread started back in January and still goes on, so it may still be ok for me to add myself.

    My name is Oded Ben-Ami, 37. Born in Israel. Learned accordion from age 5 to 14. Took one year jazz organ and then 4 years pipe organ. Vocational high school in electronics and computers.

    At 16 I bought my first synthesizer (Roland JX-8P) and began writing some songs.
    At 18 came to NJ for one year, studying music theory and pipe organ at Westminster Choir College and music composition at Princeton Univ.
    Returned to israel to complete my B.Mus. in music theory and composition at Rubin's academy of music and dance in Jerusalem.

    While in Rubin's I composed music for choreography to the folks at the dance department. I was using a Mac Classic, MOTU Performer 3.6, E-Mu Proteus/1 and a Yamaha cassette 4 tracker. Needless to say it was 95% MIDI.

    Between 1990-1997 I composed music for choreography, the Israeli television news channel, children choir, theater and a few others. Again, most of this stuff was MIDI (or live performance). Those of you who are curious to hear stuff, you are welcome to my website (http://www.odedbenami.com) and it's all there.

    In 1999 I moved the NYC. 2001-2004 started working as an organist and choir director in a Jewish temple in Long Island. 2004 we moved to upstate NY and I now work as a choir director and organist in a United Methodist church. My biggest production at the church so far was the Easter production. For that I took an pre written piece for 2 part choir and piano and orchestrated it to facilitate the addition of a pipe organ, electric bass, hand chimes, carillon (bell tower) tingsha (finger cymbals), B flat trumpet and a double french horn.
    I recorded the last rehearsal with an AT822 into a non professional Sony MD.
    If you wish to listen you can go to our church's web site
    ( http://troyconference.org/page.asp?s=5&c=613&site=ScotiaUMC ) and click the mp3 link.
    The entire production is made by non professional musicians.

    During the last three years I composed music for both the temple and the church (music in my web site) I have been trying to penetrate the market of music for worship. I did make some sales and got some very positive feedback, but it was all too little.

    Then, a year ago, right after relocating to Schenectady, I had a calling to write songs that talk to people and go out and sing it to them, wherever they are and as few of them as there are.
    This marks an entirely new chapter in my life. I am currently doing the following: write songs, take professional voice lessons, research studio gear, research marketing tactics, and building a brand new web site. For me, the studio is an instrument to bring my music to the people. I plan to play piano and sing during my live performances, but I have ideas that cannot be performed live, and I want to bring those sounds to my audience.

    It's great to be a part of RO and even better to find so many musicians in here. There even seems to be a choir director / organist subgroup inside RO.

    Peace to all.

  16. aracu

    aracu Active Member

    Sep 27, 2005

    I'm a New York based composer... BA in liberal arts, studied with a bunch of composers, studied ethnomusicology...have done about 30 low budget film scores over the past five years, using MIDI orchestrations and electro-acoustic music. Before that I lived in Malaga, Spain for 10 years and was (besides teaching music and English ) composing for classical ensembles (violin/piano, flute/piano, sax quartet, string orchestra, symphony orchestra, oboe/clarinet/bassoon, santur/flamenco guitar/flamenco voice) and helping to organise concerts for them. It was much easier for me to get my instrumental music performed in Spain and other countries than in the US (impossible on any practical level). However, New York is a mecca for low budget film production. I have little experience with pro recording equipment (which is why I'm so interested in this excellent forum) but have delved deeply into audio computer / MIDI / sound editing / post production technology. In
    terms of contemporary music, I'm more drawn to modernist and expressionistic as opposed to minimalist, neo christian and conceptual trends. - CRAIG
  17. Stradivariusz

    Stradivariusz Active Member

    Jun 28, 2005
    Well, a lot of grey hair I lost till I discovered this thread :oops:
    Not that I'm a proud owner of the CV which will make you change your job to trusty bridge builders in Kenya, but still thought that would be fair to introduse myself a bit since every of you have done it (by the way - nice idea Ben!)

    My name is Marcin Lasia. I was born in Warsaw/Poland in 1973. My mother had a free day ones and because she didn't find any better thing to do she brought me to the music school, where somebody else made me a violin player. Happily I was (am???) skilled enough to not finish as a viola player - ooops i did it again :twisted: Now after moving to Belgium in 1994 where I'm settled with my lovely girlfriend Basia I'm happy like crazy to play in some reknown baroque ensembles on a beautiful baroque violin from 1713 and thanks to this job I'm maby even more happy to have chances to record some of the concerts I do with them and to record almost everything while playing whith not renown ensebles at all!!! Well, they are always happy to have a recording for free - well - almost for free;) - maby I shouldn't say that :roll:

    My setup:

    2xMicrotech Gefell M270 - omni capsules
    2xRode Nt5 - cardio

    Mackie1202 Vlz pro

    Notebook Fujitsu Siemens

    Presonus Firebox

    Event Tr6

    Hail to all having fun with this great hobby!!!!

    Strad (y)
  18. 13thStep

    13thStep Guest


    Name is Josh, originally from the Twin Cities in Minnesota, now living in Las Vegas with my fiancee' and our dogs. 28 years old. Paralyzed from the waist down in a car accident in 1998 which thankfully left me with no problems in my hands and arms and head. I've been playing guitar and piano since I was about 10. No professional music background, except in my blood. A Passion for music goes back through my family tree as far as we can see.

    I'm just here to learn, to soak up any and all bits of knowledge on the art of recording, in general.

    I'm a guitarist mainly, both acoustic/electric and have a small group of guys trying to get something going in a musical way. I searched out these forums to expand my (very very) limited knowledge of Adobe Audition. I'm in the process of setting up a fairly small home recording studio, and have just been reading and reading through post after post when I come across an issue I have problems with.

    This is my first post, and the first day I joined, but I have been a fairly regular "guest" reader for quite some time. Figured it was time to jump on board, now that I am getting into more of the technical aspects of home recording.

    thanks to everyone here for imparting their knowledge to "newbies" like me. See you around the boards.

  19. hueseph

    hueseph Well-Known Member

    Oct 31, 2005
    Vancouver, BC, Canada
    I'm a little ashamed to post here. My name's hue. Hailing from Vancouver BC, Canada. I'm just a hobbyist tho I've spent some time in a pro studio. I've been playing guitar for over 20years and have been in bands since I was 13.

    All that being said, I'm generally a hack in all ways musically, technically and economically. My only claim that might hold some ground is that I'm a computer geek and have had, through trial and error, some considerable experience trouble shooting with recording software. Mainly Cubase. Yes boring.

    Just hoping some of the base knowledge will get drilled into my brain by perusing these forums.

    I'm mainly here to observe. Just pretend I'm not here.
  20. Lutz Rippe

    Lutz Rippe Guest

    Hello all,

    I have known this site for a while and from time to time was reading the very interesting discussions.

    I finally registered now because I am planning to do location recording of (mainly acoustical) music beside my main job. My main profession is working for a company with a large music archive and most of the time I do restoration, remastering and archiving of classical music.

    I have been working as marine biologist before, so in spite of some audio knowledge I gained during my SAE education and my work in the audio field for the last 4 years there are some big gaps in my technical understanding which maybe can be partly filled in such an interesting forum as this one.

    I have been studying music before my biological education but quit the Music High School before I had finished (clarinet was my main instrument).

    So, now I want to dive deeper into the field of recording acoustic music. I have collected some equipment by the time and although I know that there exists a lot better stuff out there I have to start somewhere and probably all of you know how expensive the real good things are. I plan to do my recordings with a laptop using Wavelab 5.

    Further equipment I currently have:

    Soundcraft Spirit M12 mixer
    Edirol FA-101 firewire interface
    TASCAM DA-20 DAT recorder
    Drawmer DL221 limiter/compressor
    2 Microtech Gefell MV692 with cardiod capsules (newly repaired by Microtech Gefell)
    2 AKG SE300B with CK92 omni capsules
    Matched pair Oktava MK-101 (Large Condenser)
    Matched pair Oktava MK-012 (Small Condenser)
    Oktava MK-319 (Large Condenser)
    Sennheiser MD441
    Sennheiser MD421

    That's it basically and some hardware stuff.

    Any comments on my eqipment are most welcome!

    That's it for now, more questions I will post in an extra thread.


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