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Showing posts from July, 2012

Assessing A Gun Ban

What happened in Colorado is a horrible and despicable act of an individual.  If it is decided that guns should be banned for everyone, ask yourself: 1. What is the likelihood that crazed individuals will still manage to obtain a gun and commit heinous acts? 2. What is the likelihood that a gun ban would ever be lifted if it was ineffective?

Helicopters and Recording Sessions

The other day we were recording the band Flowting Bridge in our Randolph studio, a large garage. We have a decent live room area, and a wall to separate the control room. We were doing live recording with a miked amp, and since there is a back entrance to the live room, we had the bright idea to use the great outdoors as the "amp room". So we put the amp out there with an SM7 on it. At one point during the day, a helicopter flew over at low altitude (coming in for a landing in town). Fortunately(?) this happened while we were on break. My first thought was, "phew, glad that didn't happen while we were recording..." and my next thought was to BOLT inside and hit record on the console. I ended up with a "field recording" of the flyover, which the boys decided they will use on the album as a hidden track. If you'd like to check out the sample, I uploaded it to here. Enjoy: people/doctor567/sounds/161579/

Shure Microphone Shootout

After recently acquiring a Shure SM7B, my first "big boy" microphone, I decided to do some tests so I could get familiar with its characteristics.  I'm posting some of my tests online along with some of my conclusions as I go. The Microphones This test consisted of the SM7B, SM81, MXL 990, and a good old SM57.