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Ernest Buckley

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  1. Lots of good productions from the 80s... Anything by Quincy Jones Anything Trevor Horn... Yes, Pet Shop Boys Dire Straits records Rush records Madonna records Lenny Kravitz records
  2. Well, it is unfortunate but I think forums overall are dying. This place is a ghost town. I hardly visit and even now I wonder how many will actually read these comments. It seems like FB is becoming more popular for commentary but its nowhere near the depth of a true forum. Something about visiting a forum on a desktop seems archaic when 20 years ago it was very exciting and new. Not sure what the answer is but I think people want convenience now and they want it on a phone app. What are the chances of getting HC on a phone app?
  3. Yeah, I'm pretty satisfied with the ATH-M50s and the Beyerdynamic DT990s... I have had both now for years. Of course, I'm always open to headphones but I sort of gave up on Mackie when they dropped the d8b and released the debacle known as the dXb...
  4. Truly a gigantic loss. Hal was the beat to so many hits. RIP
  5. Between my DT990s and ATH-M50s, I highly doubt I`ll be buying these.
  6. Thanks Mike. Always appreciate the amount of work that you put into your writing. E
  7. I don`t think you`re the odd man at all... I think a lot of people like Queen after they hear more than the stadium anthems "We Will Rock You" and "We Are The Champions". I have to be honest, the first time I saw the video to Bohemian Rhapsody, I laughed. I was 20 and thought to myself, who are these guys? The lead singer looks funny and they look like something out of the 70s... not realizing the footage was from the 70s. I never associated Bohemian Rhapsody with "We Will Rock You" or "We Are The Champions". A friend introduced me to their Classics CDs released in the early 90s I believe and I could not believe these songs were all by one band... the variety of material was unheard of. Now I listen to them and I truly appreciate the creativity and beauty in their approach. It was rock, opera, broadway, funk, dance, etc... all meshed up into... Queen.
  8. [QUOTE=techristian;n32466157]Sometimes too much gear can cause "gear insanity" , where you try and use every piece of gear you have in one single tune......and just maintaining it takes up more time than producing music. I may be approaching that event horizon myself. Dan[/QUOTE] I think we have all fallen into that hole at one point. In my case, I have loads of software libraries that I rarely use. I forget I have them honestly... My most productive time in the studio is getting a basic idea down for a tune with your standard instruments... drums, bass, acoustic, and a lead vocal... then add flavors as desired. If I start with something abstract like a string patch, it normally takes me down the rabbit hole which is not a bad thing if thats where you want to go but if its a standard tune, I suggest sticking with the program. Then expand as you see fit.
  9. G wiz... does the world really need yet another guitar or guitar pedal? Or Microphone? I honestly just want improvements in DAW performance. I really don't need any more features. What I need is a stable system. Anyone else with me?
  10. I think it actually starts with Doctors. My son had his wisdom teeth pulled recently and the Doctor was very quick to write out a prescription for him that had some opiod in it. My wife freaked out and refused to take the prescription. The Doctor said it was the weekend and he would not be in so "just in case". I guess I can understand that reasoning but I think we as a society are better off taking some Advil before we start to prescribe opioids immediately. And obviously, there are plenty of stories where Doctors are getting some kickback from pharmaceuticals. Those companies and doctors need to be shown the door ASAP... I'm talking about shutting them down for good and imprisonment. Hopefully Prince`s death will continue to raise awareness but I'm a bit jaded at this point and it feels like big money wins at the end of the day.
  11. I saw it once at a premiere here in NYC with my sister. I loved it so much that I took my wife and kids to see it. Lets just say this, my kids are now fans of Queen and they are 16 and 13 so they are not easy to win over. You owe it to yourself to see it in IMAX. The ending was really phenomenal. The pacing was done quite well and I will mention, I think where the movie breaks ground is how it showed how Freddie Mercury struggled with his sexuality. I think for that reason alone, the movie will win some awards. Rami is fantastic and I forgot I was watching a movie at times.
  12. Man oh man, that was rough. As much as I loved the photos because I'm a gearhead, my heart hurts knowing how much work went into what Prince did. It hurts to know that he left us too early and had so much music inside of him. As I was scrolling through the photos, I was thinking the same way as you RockViolin... there is so much music lying there but he clearly did not want it heard. In the end, I think its best that it go unheard or that some of his most trusted music personal go through it and decide but even that... I'm still a bit hesitant. I think if he really wanted that music heard, he would have made it happen. RIP Prince
  13. Great article and I'm guilty of all 10 at various times. I have to say, the one item on that list that was the most potent was having a deadline. I'm terrible at it. I also think its crazy important to treat your time in the home studio equally as you would in a studio you're paying for. Those two points are definitely connected to each other. Its just too easy to work on a project forever and tweak it to no end.
  14. I think studio technology will venture into virtual reality within the next 3-5 years. We will all be working in virtual studios by 2030. Companies like UA, Waves, Slate, etc... will sell all sorts of studio packages. For example, you will be able to buy the Abbey Road Beatles Collection which will give you access to all the gear the Beatles had in the virtual world. You'll put your VR goggles on and be able to manipulate all the gear by hand. And honestly, I have said this for at least the last 5 years but I'm not about to go digging through my posts but we don't need any more guitars, we don't need any more headphones, compressors, mic pre-amps, or EQs. No gear has come along in the hardware world that turns heads any more. As digital technology improves, speeds up, and becomes more like the analog, we will no longer purchase hardware unless we have $$$ to burn. Guitars are no longer the primary instruments used in popular music. Companies like Fender will stick around but they will downsize. They will have to if they want to stay in business. Same goes for all manufacturers of compressors, EQs, etc... they will downsize or they will transition into software. How many microphones do we really need? The Germans perfected the microphone in the 30s and 40s. How many countless mics have been manufactured since which don't come close to those mics? We don't need another microphone but people have some sort of sickness for them. The funny thing is, we have so much incredible power sitting in our DAWs these days. We can make a record in our homes that sounds incredible but so much of the stuff being produced today is deliberately made to sound distorted or lo-fi. Its interesting... its almost as if clean, beautiful records are out of style in popular music. So yeah, we have all this technology but we love the sound of those mono crackly records make a hundred years ago. I think what I'm trying to say is: we don't need more technology, we need more soul.
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