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Title: reducing information
Post by: breathe 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



Title: Re: reducing information
Post by: Bubba#$%Kron 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!!!
Title: Re: reducing information
Post by: Fletcher 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...
Title: Re: reducing information
Post by: Nick Sevilla 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
Title: Re: reducing information
Post by: Geoff Emerick de Fake 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.
Title: Re: reducing information
Post by: CWHumphrey 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,
Title: Re: reducing information
Post by: Tom L 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