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Woodblock sample thru mixer & Tape
Old 4 weeks ago
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Woodblock sample thru mixer & Tape

For those who may be interested in comparing a sample to Tape, does it sound dull?
Not great drum technique..
Modified mixer>ATR-700 recorder..
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#2 5B woodblock at700.wav (3.38 MB, 108 views)

Old 4 weeks ago
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One more sample; 14" floor tom..same signal path.
Was hit fairly softly..
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5B Floortom atr700.wav (5.74 MB, 93 views)

Old 3 weeks ago
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One more, Cymbal to Tape, other than some clipping how does it sound?
Some say Tape has some "Natural compression" I wonder do they mean Regardless of levels?
Overlook my drum technique...
Old 3 weeks ago
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OK, I redid the track, no clipping...

How does it sound?
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Cymbal 5B ATR700 #2.wav (12.13 MB, 116 views)

Old 3 weeks ago
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Hmmm, I don't hear much tape sound but might be too subtle for my ears.
Old 3 weeks ago
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Originally Posted by Sybille View Post
Hmmm, I don't hear much tape sound but might be too subtle for my ears.
that's kinda the point..it can be pretty clean..
thanks.
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May I ask you what the point is of using tape if the sound is so subtly colored. I would embrace a fat tape sound if I had the money.
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I am also curious about what the point of all this effort is?
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I am also curious about what the point of all this effort is?
Post #3 .
It seems some think tape compresses regardless of level, I was attempting to show it doesn't.
At normal levels its pretty clean, obviously track width & speed play a part.

I was also providing some samples to those who may not have recorded on tape before a comparison, being able to A/B tape vs not..
Plus some are recording on a cassette for the so called "Tape" sound..

IMHO, low end recorders vs high end can be similar to cheap transformers vs high end transformers, which some think ALL transformers add similar distortion, which they don't..And also alter the frequency response..

I wanted raw tracks "Fast transients" instead of simply a "Song", if that makes sense..

Its also why I put it in the "Newbie" section..

That's all..
Old 3 weeks ago
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Wow, I can't believe how STUPID I Am...
Never posted the "Direct" version..
Here's one;
Sorry about that...
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Cymbal 5B Direct to CDR.wav (12.22 MB, 35 views)

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