Great Article in recent TapeOP

Discussion in 'Tape Recorders' started by RecorderMan, Jul 28, 2002.

  1. RecorderMan

    RecorderMan Well-Known Member

    Mar 28, 2001
    Great Article in recent TapeOP by Jack Endino abnout Tuning...almost didn't read it....what could I learn? wrong! You (I!) can always learn.
    Very informative.....
  2. Nate Tschetter

    Nate Tschetter Active Member

    Feb 28, 2001

    Agreed completely, RM. I turned the page, saw a circuit board, got excited about a DIY project and noticed the circuit board was a guitar tuner...BORING! Then, I read the article ('cos TapeOp is just TOO short). Incredibly informative.

    The bit about no two tuners being in tune with each other makes me want to get one of those Korg rack tuners and have all the players use that.
  3. RecorderMan

    RecorderMan Well-Known Member

    Mar 28, 2001
    I spent three months assisting on John Fogerties "Blue Moon Swamp" Album in the early '90's. It was amazing...he's a FANATIC. He had a Peterson Strobe tuner that he calibrated to A440 from some old cheezy casio keyboard that he had.....every morning...then he'd use that to tune ALL gtrs's basses, etc. Also...they were using a fibre skin bass drum head...chaged every day....snare drum heads, changed evry 4 takes (or so) him(Fogerty)! Lot's of more stories from those sessions,,,oh...and three months were a drop in the bucket...he spent FIVE YEARS on that album...great album though :w:
  4. Tom Hicks

    Tom Hicks Guest

    I have a Peterson 420 on my bench at work (QC supervisor for Rhythm Band Instruments in FW Tx)but I prefer to use a software tuner called tunelab.It is accurate to 1/100th cent,does stretches and offsets,historical tuning templates etc.Designed for piano tuners to use on a laptop originally.Its shareware.Here is a download link...
  5. RecorderMan

    RecorderMan Well-Known Member

    Mar 28, 2001
    Hey that's great (potentially!). Is it ONLY for PC...or is there a Mac version; and if us to that also.
    Thanks either way...a great piece of info
  6. Tom Hicks

    Tom Hicks Guest

    Sorry,RecorderMan.It is PC only.But it beats the heck out of any hardware unit I have ever used.And having a monitor-sized display is sure easier on my aging peepers than anything except perhaps the rack-mount Korg unit.
    Peterson has come out with a portable handheld virtual strobe.Here's a link...
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