29th February 2012
Lives for gear
Joined: Mar 2009
Originally Posted by Slipperman
Ahh. I'm/It's not for everybody.
That's for sure.
I can certainly understand some people NOT getting, or simply not enjoying my presentation. That's not a stretch at all.
My point is HARDLY "use expensive gear".
If you actually READ the entire thread and that's what you took away... I think we have a clear indication of where your reading comprehension skills are at. And it's not looking good.
I'm far from any flavor of elitist. I'm a practical guy. Use whatcha got/can afford.
I started with a Mono Earth CMX-7 and a 3M Wollensak mono 1/4" machine.
Radio shack and hilarious no-name Japanese High Imp mics. Couldn't afford more than a single SM57.
Too much loot in the first 2-3 years.
Low end Theory indeed.
A lot of young AE's don't have a clue about how much you can do for short money these days by comparison to the 70's.
Back to the page thingie... as somebody noted here... it's not a TUTORIAL.
It's simply a conglomeration of my posts from a decade old RecPit thread that featured many hundreds of (now) omitted posts from other members... A thread that ran for 3-4 years that somebody I've never met or even spoken to, culled my posts from... and whipped up on a server a bunch of years ago.
I never stopped them from doing as much because many people seem to find it genuinely AMUSING.
Some even find/found it... *gasp*.
In any event.
It certainly seems very common to see the folks who DO NOT enjoy or appreciate that page over the years, head over to the Ultimate Metal forum for a "connect the dots" type tutorial from that crowd.
Which is great, if that's what yer after.
Personally, I'd rather get a series of weekly trepanations with a plastic stir straw than suffer the fate of those lemmings.
Funny how good old Jim Williams showed up here in "droll dismissive mode" to tell us how it's done by the pros from the 60's. It's almost like he follows me around with the search function. Bizarre. In any case. Jim Williams is a EE repair/Mod guy who doesn't have sh*t for ACTUAL RECORDING CREDITS as far as I have EVER been able to ascertain.
And I have tried mightily to find them. He will, and routinely DOES tell people that he has "worked with" an enormous amount of famous people. Unfortunately... So has the guy who seats people at the Grammy's. Grain of salt with that guy until I find his name as an engineer on a single major album credit. I haven't been able to do as much as yet. I dunno. Maybe he's some kinda invisible Lord Chancellor type. Then again... Judging from his POST CONTENT... I'm thinking no.
Needless to say: Jim and I don't like each other very much. I'm REALLY happy with that arrangement staying exactly as it is forever. Probably the ONLY guy I can genuinely say that about in my decade plus of screwing around on the internot. Funny that.
Crazy story: Jim once called me out in an old Ethan Winer "Mythbusters" thread to ID myself or suffer the credibility gap supposedly germane to the anonymous poster here on GS... and I did. It was a delightfully misguided attempt at "argumentum ad verecundiam" that blew right the f*ck up in his Op-Amp sorting grille.
I'd like to take this opportunity to similarly ask Jim to display his EXACT AND SPECIFIC AUDIO ENGINEERING and RECORD PRODUCTION credentials for us to marvel at here on GS.
If he does: I'm certainly gonna pay rapt attention to every detail of the list.
I, on the other hand, have been recording and mixing all kinza rock music persistently for 3 decades and have a credential list which is based on records I ACTUALLY MADE, not hung around and fixed or modded gear for. Many, many, of them soup to nuts. That is... I DID THE WHOLE F*CKING RECORD front to back. If you don't grok how RARE that is in silly internot pundits... yer missing a very nice deck seat on the Lusitania. HOHOHO. Doesn't necessarily make me, or any of the records I made, worth a damn. But, as the old saying goes:
You can get a MONKEY to mow that lawn properly if ya send him out there enough times.
Now we just gotta get him some cocaine.
Best regards, and nobody(but Jim) get hurt in the ass,
Have fun, make music, all else is folly.
Hey, I appreciate the effort. I just found it very difficult to follow. Not in format- the forum thing is easy enough. But your descriptions are... cryptic. For example:
"4.3k-6.5k Bottom of fizz. Add Beefeaters for gin fizz. Guzzle many glasses."