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Re: Do Headphones wear out?!?

but being closed back and mainly used when tracking, they have got pretty sweaty and damp when in use. Yep, that's certainly an issue Chez Bunk. And I probably have given them a good "thrapping" over time as they are also used for pleasure when the neighbours are in and I need to "un...
by The BunkThu Dec 23, 2021 9:58 am
Forum: Recording: Gear + Techniques Topic: Do Headphones wear out?!? Replies: 9 Views: 438

Re: You know you need a break when...

Arpangel wrote: Sun Dec 19, 2021 9:56 am
I just have to look at a cable and it tangles.

Yep, I have that problem but it gets even worse when I'm not looking.
by The BunkWed Dec 22, 2021 3:51 pm
Forum: Recording: Gear + Techniques Topic: You know you need a break when... Replies: 30 Views: 874

Harmonies in Christmas Carols...aaargh!!

Being stuck at home a lot lately (cautiously hibernating as opposed to isolating) and of course there's a lot of Xmas music on the radio stations now, especially Classic FM. I might be being an old fart here but the increasingly "imaginative" multi-part harmonies on the last verse for caro...
by The BunkWed Dec 22, 2021 3:44 pm
Forum: Music Theory | Songwriting | Composition Topic: Harmonies in Christmas Carols...aaargh!! Replies: 17 Views: 546

Do Headphones wear out?!?

I've been using a pair of trusted AKG K271s for probably around 10 years now, mostly for monitoring but some mixing as well; I've lately redecorated my studio and have since removed all acoustic treatment so these are now my only references for my productions. Just lately I've noticed that I'm just ...
by The BunkWed Dec 22, 2021 3:38 pm
Forum: Recording: Gear + Techniques Topic: Do Headphones wear out?!? Replies: 9 Views: 438

Re: Do you have favorite songs for teaching theory?

Isn't Gary Moore's "Parisienne Walkways" basically a cycle of 4's? Give or take the odd embellishment of some chords, it's Am, Dm, Dm/G, C (maj 7th), F, Bm(that would strictly be a Bb), E, Am.
It's lovely on a piano, so it doesn't have to be all about the guitar solos!!
by The BunkFri Feb 12, 2021 11:12 am
Forum: Music Theory | Songwriting | Composition Topic: Do you have favorite songs for teaching theory? Replies: 2 Views: 235

Re: Chris Rea.

Dynamic Mike wrote:It's not officially Christmas for me until Greg Lake has been on the radio.

Yep! Used to be when King's College choir starts "Hark The Herald Angels" for me but this year I brought it forward to the second I heard the opening bars of Greg...
by The BunkThu Jan 07, 2021 10:41 am
Forum: Guitar Technology Topic: Chris Rea. Replies: 16 Views: 811

Re: Chris Rea.

Chris is a true talent, and as said genuinely a lovely bloke. He was on Mortimer and Whitehouse's Christmas episode talking about his ailments and illnesses. Irrepressible I think is the word. Hewesy Yep, I saw that and thought he looked really ill, poor man. Love a lot of his stuff, Stainsby Girls...
by The BunkWed Jan 06, 2021 9:22 am
Forum: Guitar Technology Topic: Chris Rea. Replies: 16 Views: 811

Re: Quality desk chair for studio 2021?

I've used Wayfair Furniture for various furniture purchases recently, including this chair. https://www.wayfair.co.uk/furniture/pdp/zipcode-design-emmaleigh-mesh-desk-chair-hvo74543.html" target="phpbbpopup That particular chair which I bought is now out of stock but it's very comfortable ...
by The BunkSat Jan 02, 2021 9:24 am
Forum: Recording: Gear + Techniques Topic: Quality desk chair for studio 2021? Replies: 12 Views: 489

Re: What have you bought and sold in the last year?

Bought:

Martin D-X2E 12 string
Ozone 9
Ozone vinyl (OK I didn't pay for that)
EZ Drummer 2
Shure SM57 (seriously, after about 15 years of doing this lark!)
AKG K701s

Sold:
Alesis SR16
Fender Frontman 2i2 amp

Looking to sell:
Alesis Midiverb 4
Focusrite Platinum Trakmaster pro
by The BunkMon Dec 21, 2020 12:08 pm
Forum: Mixing | Mastering | Post Production Topic: What have you bought and sold in the last year? Replies: 61 Views: 1677

Re: Why is this website called Sound on Sound?

For what it's worth there's also a decent Football Magazine called "Four Four Two"; I can't see it changing its name to "Three Five One One."
by The BunkFri Dec 18, 2020 8:54 am
Forum: Recording: Gear + Techniques Topic: Why is this website called Sound on Sound? Replies: 20 Views: 701

Re: Best tool to collaborate remotely?

I did a couple of collaborations with a drummer mate during the first lockdown (one is on the forum album) and we used a shared dropbox folder. As he is not good with the tech I set up a Reaper project with two tracks, a guide track and a blank drum track, so he just had to load the project, hit re...
by The BunkSat Dec 12, 2020 10:17 am
Forum: Remote Collaboration Topic: Best tool to collaborate remotely? Replies: 10 Views: 4543

Re: Musicians and weight lifting

A decent alternative to weights is (are) resistance bands. I'm using them on my legs at the moment due to medical conditions which have an implication on my bones and they do the trick nicely, both for upper and lower body exercises.
by The BunkSat Dec 12, 2020 9:14 am
Forum: Mixing | Mastering | Post Production Topic: Musicians and weight lifting Replies: 26 Views: 9051

Re: Examples of Electronic "rock" music.

The first example that sprung to mind for me is Neu! I've two of their albums, the best being "Neu! 75"; half the album is "electronica" and the other half is closer to punk. It's brilliant, seriously well worth a listen.
by The BunkFri Dec 11, 2020 4:12 pm
Forum: Music Theory | Songwriting | Composition Topic: Examples of Electronic "rock" music. Replies: 33 Views: 1999

Re: Musicians and weight lifting

Well I was going to fire this one at one of my team as I work in a health club. But now seeing the original post was from 2009 and the poster only has 2 posts I'll leave it, although I remain curious. Ish. If anybody wants me to pursue it I'm happy to ask on their behalf...
by The BunkThu Dec 10, 2020 5:54 pm
Forum: Mixing | Mastering | Post Production Topic: Musicians and weight lifting Replies: 26 Views: 9051

Re: Need some advice on mixing reggae tracks

I really like this! A long long time ago my band were briefly joined by two visiting West indies cricketers and natch we had to adapt our set list which basically became a short Bob Marley's Greatest Hits set. The one thing I really noticed was the bass player's technique and sound and when it came ...
by The BunkTue Dec 01, 2020 11:39 am
Forum: Mixing | Mastering | Post Production Topic: Need some advice on mixing reggae tracks Replies: 9 Views: 993

Re: Why does Liam Gallagher's vocals sound shit?

i think they acheived something better than music..they made a generation of kids pick up the guitar and start a band... And adults too; I was one. There was an awful lot of absolute drivel around at that time and I'll always remember hearing Def Maybe for the first time. I'd heard the hype but not...
by The BunkMon Nov 30, 2020 12:33 pm
Forum: Mixing | Mastering | Post Production Topic: Why does Liam Gallagher's vocals sound shit? Replies: 36 Views: 2964

Re: Why does Liam Gallagher's vocals sound shit?

Hmmm; I'd echo the comment from the OP that there are bits of it that I'd be a little embarrassed at signing off for release, although it does have a home studio vibe to it. Can't quite work out what's going on with the acoustic in the right channel. Is it meant to be there or not? But looking at th...
by The BunkSat Nov 28, 2020 9:47 am
Forum: Mixing | Mastering | Post Production Topic: Why does Liam Gallagher's vocals sound shit? Replies: 36 Views: 2964

Re: Sight on Sound

Is this normal? Does anyone do this.? I bought my acoustic guitar mainly of what it looked like (Epiphone Hummingbird Pro) thinking it's an Epiphone so probably sounds good. Don't get me wrong, I tried it out in the shop, and it did sound good to my ears, but I didn't try any other guitars that day...
by The BunkSat Nov 21, 2020 12:12 pm
Forum: Recording: Gear + Techniques Topic: Sight on Sound Replies: 27 Views: 682

Re: Sight on Sound

Arpangel wrote: Among my studio stuff are fridges, a tumble dryer, clothes racks, and hoovers, there is no carpet, just a stone floor that floods in periods of high water table.
But I do have a disco ball hanging from the joists,

There's your album cover then.
by The BunkSat Nov 21, 2020 10:41 am
Forum: Recording: Gear + Techniques Topic: Sight on Sound Replies: 27 Views: 682

Re: Sight on Sound

I've recently had my "studio" (spare bedroom which is no longer spare, nor a bedroom) completely redecorated / refurbished. New carpet (yes the old one was "sticky"), new desk, new hi-fi, new blind for the window, new sofa etc etc. It is now a real pleasure to be in the room and ...
by The BunkSat Nov 21, 2020 8:42 am
Forum: Recording: Gear + Techniques Topic: Sight on Sound Replies: 27 Views: 682

Re: Which blanks for pc audio cd recording??

If you want a DVD to play in every DVD player you need to burn it in a specific format with the correct file and directory structure. Look for the option to burn DVD-Video which should automatically create the correct structure and hopefully convert the videos to the mpeg layer 2 format that DVD vi...
by The BunkFri Oct 30, 2020 8:53 am
Forum: Recording: Gear + Techniques Topic: Which blanks for pc audio cd recording?? Replies: 23 Views: 1212

Re: Which blanks for pc audio cd recording??

ef37a wrote:
Also, if 'normalizing' the tracks don't slam them to withing 0.01dB of 0dBfs, some players, my old Philips e.g. don't like it up'em! Neg 3 is loud enough.

Dave.

Now you mention it.....thanks Dave, that might well have something to do with it.
by The BunkThu Oct 29, 2020 10:23 am
Forum: Recording: Gear + Techniques Topic: Which blanks for pc audio cd recording?? Replies: 23 Views: 1212

Re: Which blanks for pc audio cd recording??

If I may sort of hijack / chip in on a related subject, can I ask the same question of DVDs? The reason is that I have burnt Verbatim DVDs which always seem to have worked on my TV but more recently, while they have worked on my PC, they have not on my TV. However, I am burning an MP4 format DVD and...
by The BunkThu Oct 29, 2020 10:05 am
Forum: Recording: Gear + Techniques Topic: Which blanks for pc audio cd recording?? Replies: 23 Views: 1212

Re: Recreating an old vinyl sound

There's something weird going on with Vinyl here. When it's loaded, I can hear it working, even if I'm not actually playing the song it's on. Nothing too worrying obviously but anyone else got this, and if so, what's going on? You DAW may not be actively playing, but it still might be processing au...
by The BunkSun Oct 18, 2020 9:17 am
Forum: Mixing | Mastering | Post Production Topic: Recreating an old vinyl sound Replies: 30 Views: 1024

Re: Recreating an old vinyl sound

There's something weird going on with Vinyl here. When it's loaded, I can hear it working, even if I'm not actually playing the song it's on. Nothing too worrying obviously but anyone else got this, and if so, what's going on?
by The BunkSat Oct 17, 2020 3:45 pm
Forum: Mixing | Mastering | Post Production Topic: Recreating an old vinyl sound Replies: 30 Views: 1024

Re: Guitarists look away now...

Absolutely barking. :headbang: The music on its own without the video is not something I would touch with a bargepole. But with the video it's absolutely mesmerising! :clap:
by The BunkFri Oct 16, 2020 9:18 am
Forum: Guitar Technology Topic: Guitarists look away now... Replies: 5 Views: 333

Re: PC upgrade - a diary

I've just had a right palaver with DHL as part of my PC upgrade (which is basically me converting "studio" / spare bedroom into a home office, for which I needed a new desk and new PC). Long story short, DHL mucked the whole thing up and the company I bought the desk from got shafted. They...
by The BunkTue Oct 13, 2020 5:34 pm
Forum: Windows Music Topic: PC upgrade - a diary Replies: 82 Views: 3911

Re: Recreating an old vinyl sound

Well this has been a useful visit to the Forum (again!) today. Have downloaded Izotope vinyl and a very quick play and I'm pretty sure I'm going to like it. :thumbup:
Also echo another comment about sampling a "scratch" sounds; there are some on Loopcloud which I have used.
by The BunkTue Oct 13, 2020 1:22 pm
Forum: Mixing | Mastering | Post Production Topic: Recreating an old vinyl sound Replies: 30 Views: 1024

Re: PC upgrade - a diary

Well mine has been a mercifully painless process although I suspect I'm not taking on a task the same size as Drew and others. The biggest help for me in all this was the product portals for Toontrack and Izotope which made installing their (previously purchased) plug-ins (Ozones 5 and 9, EZKeys) a ...
by The BunkSun Oct 11, 2020 10:52 am
Forum: Windows Music Topic: PC upgrade - a diary Replies: 82 Views: 3911

Re: PC upgrade - a diary

Reaper should be fairly straightforward according to the thread on the forum; :D It was. One or two teething problems, largely of my own making, but actually remarkably easy. The plan of re-sending myself the various licence details / numbers emails has worked so far although I've yet to attack the...
by The BunkWed Oct 07, 2020 5:45 pm
Forum: Windows Music Topic: PC upgrade - a diary Replies: 82 Views: 3911