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  1. I'd go soft knee first, to tame the peaks somewhat before hitting the limiter. Seems to work. You can also stack multiple compressors to take a little bit off each time, but you need to be very careful with your dynamics or you'll wreck everything. My preference lately is for opto style peak limiting, but that's just down to the material I've been getting sent tbh.
  2. [QUOTE=Red Ant;n32494014] I didn't say it was. You made a statement claiming Dylan "synthesized several new forms of the 12 bar blues". I can't find any evidence to support that statement, try as I might. I'm not sure why you're bringing up "sloppiness", which I've never had an issue with. I said "clumsily played", which is very different from "sloppy". By saying that, I meant that the grooves are stiff, and the phrasing of the players is stilted and awkward, with perhaps the exception of Al Kooper. [/QUOTE] Bahahahahahaaaaaa Al Kooper, by his own confession, blagged his way into playing Hammond on LaRS. What are you talking about?
  3. [QUOTE=Red Ant;n32493267] I know that tune, and that album, backwards and forwards. There's no new forms being synthesized there, just the same ol' blues, played fairly clumsily by a bunch of white dudes and recorded HORRIBLY. And before you suggest that "It takes a lot blah blah blah" is an innovation, check out some of the Reverend Gary Davis tunes, that's where all that "odd bar "stuff and different turnarounds come from. And Blind Blake, and Buddy Moss, Blind Boy Fuller, etc... the Piedmont guys. We can thank John Hammond Sr., whose nephew I went to school with, for giving Bob an education :D I can see how Dylan might appeal to some people lyrically, but of musical value, I just can't find any there. As always, YMMV. Ironically, I've worked with several people over my career who have worked closely with Dylan, been in his bands, etc... Al Kooper, T Bone Burnett, Charlie Sexton, to name a few. Needless to say, I kept my mouth shut and my opinions to myself :lol: :lol: :lol:[/QUOTE] ​​​​​​ It's not all about well recorded musically perfect cuts. I can flat out guarantee you that the bluesmen you reference above never made a non sloppy record in their lives. And fwiw, Dylan was well schooled before Hammond Jr found him. Itrw, we'd be having a Spotify war about this :mad:
  4. [QUOTE=Crazyfoo;n32493473]Backstreet Boys Backstreets Back Best of Backstreet Boys![/QUOTE] Actually loling
  5. [QUOTE=Red Ant;n32493232] That's not helpful. Suggesting that I listen to 3 Dylan albums, especially his early work, is like suggesting I stick 3 safety pins in my face and "try to enjoy it". You have a specific example, ONE song where he "synthesizes a new form of the 12 bar blues"?[/QUOTE] :lol: I didn't say you had to enjoy it! Highway 61 revisited. It's rock n roll, but not as we know it, Jim
  6. [QUOTE=Red Ant;n32493143] What? How? Examples, please. [/QUOTE] Listen to the 3 albums I listed earlier in the thread. 12 bar blues is by its nature a derivative idiom, but it had never before been treated the way Dylan treated it on those albums.
  7. [QUOTE=Red Ant;n32493143] What? How? Examples, please. [/QUOTE] Listen to the 3 albums I listed earlier in the thread. 12 bar blues is by its nature a derivative idiom, but it had never before been treated the way Dylan treated it on those albums.
  8. [QUOTE=Red Ant;n32492597] Guilty. Not just the guy, but the whole genre, with some few notable exceptions, David Bromberg being the most exceptional :D [video=youtube;V2CwkDm1tE0]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V2CwkDm1tE0[/video] [/QUOTE] I don't know Dave Bromberg. Bob Dylan's art transcends the genre in my and many other people's opinions. His ability to say so much with so few words is what won him the Nobel. When you consider the sheer volume and breadth of his output over his career, with a few stinkers in there for sure , yes, that accolade was well deserved. He synthesised at least a dozen new forms of 12 bar blues that are still popular to this day, and though his is muchsinging voice maligned, there are plenty of rock singers that WISH they could sing with a voice as raw and weighty as he found in himself in his early 20s. I could wax on for a good 10000 words here! Buy I'll let it at that. I know you think he's a shuck, basically. Like EVERYTHING else that we discuss on this forum, I couldn't disagree with you more wholeheartedly :lol: :facepalm:
  9. [QUOTE=-Ed Phobes-;n32492606] After much QotSA listening, I like the first (s/t) the best.[/QUOTE] After having been a YOOOGE Kyuss fan in my teenage stoner years, I found s/t really not my thing at first, until I happened to try it out on my MD Walkman in a hotel in Penang on a backpacker trip in 2001 or so. I fucking wore that album out on that trip and QotSA became the soundtrack to my life for a few years after that. It was like ya, we're partying, we're taking drugs, we're fucking ROCKING, and it's the complete opposite of ACDC, because we are fucking INTELLIGENT woke motherfuckers. These days? Meh :lol:
  10. Bringing it all Back Home Highway 61 Blonde on Blonde I know that a lot of out and out musos hate the guy, but he was literally on fire through this period.
  11. S/t Rated R SftD They hit paydirt with those 3. Seminal albums in an admittedly fairly limited genre, that I don't even listen to anymore πŸ˜‚
  12. The Waves Manny Marroquin reverb is surprisingly useable. ​​​​​​Waves Enigma. I've always liked what it does Massey TD5. Stephen Massey makes good sounding plugins. The TD5 is kinda cool. Not a huge amount of parameters, but you can automate them for special effects without the sound getting glitchy. Sweep the delay time needle for a cool effect. Nothing fancy here
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