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breathe

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reducing information
« on: January 04, 2011, 09:31:27 pm »

It seems like capturing music is as much about capturing what you want as it is about not capturing what you don't want.  On my most recent project we record a series of tracks of knee slapping, and the only mic that worked was a Coles 4040.  It gave us just the information we wanted.

Nicholas



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Bubba#$%Kron

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Re: reducing information
« Reply #1 on: January 04, 2011, 09:35:19 pm »

I love those. I have a matched pair!! Its the only mic you can really hit a guitar as hard as you want and it still sounds good!!!
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"When we make music we don't do it in order to reach a certain point, such as the end of the composition. If that were the purpose of music then obviously the fastest players would be the best. Also, when we are dancing we are not aiming to arrive at a particular place on the floor as in a journey. When we dance, the journey itself is the point, as when we play music the playing itself is the point."  -Alan Watts

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Re: reducing information
« Reply #2 on: January 04, 2011, 11:25:59 pm »

breathe wrote on Tue, 04 January 2011 21:31

It seems like capturing music is as much about capturing what you want as it is about not capturing what you don't want.


Jim Dickinson had a quote [which I'll paraphrase] - "I turn the good parts up, and the bad parts down"... sums up what we do in a nice neat little sentence...
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Nick Sevilla

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Re: reducing information
« Reply #3 on: January 05, 2011, 11:39:23 am »

breathe wrote on Tue, 04 January 2011 18:31

It seems like capturing music is as much about capturing what you want as it is about not capturing what you don't want.  On my most recent project we record a series of tracks of knee slapping, and the only mic that worked was a Coles 4040.  It gave us just the information we wanted.

Nicholas


Hi Nicholas,

Wow, your last two posts are... so unlike you.

I welcome the change. I only hope it is not a short lived New Years' resolution.

I do hope your 2011 is wonderful.

Cheers
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Re: reducing information
« Reply #4 on: January 05, 2011, 11:44:43 am »

Fletcher wrote on Tue, 04 January 2011 22:25

breathe wrote on Tue, 04 January 2011 21:31

It seems like capturing music is as much about capturing what you want as it is about not capturing what you don't want.


Jim Dickinson had a quote [which I'll paraphrase] - "I turn the good parts up, and the bad parts down"... sums up what we do in a nice neat little sentence...

However, some disagree...recently had a discussion where a very purist insisted that a good recording is about capturing all, string squeals, lip noise, hammer thumps...included.
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Re: reducing information
« Reply #5 on: January 05, 2011, 03:22:55 pm »

Geoff Emerick de Fake wrote on Wed, 05 January 2011 08:44

Fletcher wrote on Tue, 04 January 2011 22:25

breathe wrote on Tue, 04 January 2011 21:31

It seems like capturing music is as much about capturing what you want as it is about not capturing what you don't want.


Jim Dickinson had a quote [which I'll paraphrase] - "I turn the good parts up, and the bad parts down"... sums up what we do in a nice neat little sentence...

However, some disagree...recently had a discussion where a very purist insisted that a good recording is about capturing all, string squeals, lip noise, hammer thumps...included.




That would depend on what you decide is "bad".

Cheers,
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Re: reducing information
« Reply #6 on: January 05, 2011, 04:37:28 pm »

CWHumphrey wrote on Wed, 05 January 2011 11:22

Geoff Emerick de Fake wrote on Wed, 05 January 2011 08:44

Fletcher wrote on Tue, 04 January 2011 22:25

breathe wrote on Tue, 04 January 2011 21:31

It seems like capturing music is as much about capturing what you want as it is about not capturing what you don't want.


Jim Dickinson had a quote [which I'll paraphrase] - "I turn the good parts up, and the bad parts down"... sums up what we do in a nice neat little sentence...

However, some disagree...recently had a discussion where a very purist insisted that a good recording is about capturing all, string squeals, lip noise, hammer thumps...included.




That would depend on what you decide is "bad".

Cheers,


I would argue if it sounds natural=good; if it distracts from the intended content=bad
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