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UstadKhanAli

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    i play spacey rock jams, take photos in faraway lands, eat at mexican restaurants, look for my keys,

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    I take photos. I record. I play.

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  1. He was such an innovative, talented, creative producer, someone who led the way for so many of us. He will be missed. But it's so great to hear that he was also such a class act as well.
  2. Brian Eno for his approach to music, music recording/production and the way he would get various musicians who didn't know each other to interact by creating imaginary scenarios, sonic approaches, and general philosophy.
  3. I don't use everything on a song in the same way I don't drive down the street using everything my car does. I mean, sure, I could honk, use my windshield wipers, have my hazards blinking, keep tapping on the brake and then the accelerator, lock and unlock my doors continuously...and do it all simultaneously. But why?
  4. Vocals: Ronnie James Dio Drums: John Bonham Bass: Cliff Burton Guitar: Randy Rhoads
  5. Guitars: Link Wray Bass: Berry Oakley Drums: John Bonham Vocals: Elvis Presley
  6. Here's more of a classic rock line-up that might be fun: Vocals: Janis Joplin Guitars: Jimi Hendrix and SRV Drums: Keith Moon Bass: John Entwhistle
  7. I'll be different and veer away a little from classic rock just because, well, why not: Drums: Alphonse Mouzon Trumpet: Miles Davis Guitars: Prince and Jimi Hendrix Keyboards: Richard Wright Vocals: Michael Jackson and Prince take turns Bass: Charles Mingus
  8. I actually did almost need a new tire last week. Got a nail in it. All good now, though. If we're expecting gear-related answers (because, really, most of my wishes are not physical things, particularly this year!), I will oblige: - Apple to release an iMac with Thunderbolt 3. And if the sleigh tips over and I find these have spilled out, I won't be upset either: - Some sort of UA Apollo interface, maybe the 8 or 16 one, with Thunderbolt 3. - A HD docking bay that is also Thunderbolt 3. - A DAW that is intuitive, does not crash, is easy to figure out and/or reads my mind, is easy on the CPU, never requires updating, and sounds like audio going through a Harrison console. - A new car that gets 30 m.p.g. and does well on dirt roads. - A school district that understands that kids, especially those with autism, need a stable environment, not a revolving door of aides. - A large big-beamed ranch-style house amidst the redwoods in the Santa Cruz Mountains overlooking the Pacific with a jacuzzi. - A camera that can automatically focus on stars with pin-point accuracy instead of me having to do it manually (this is more for the sake of my personal convenience than anything else) and has no discernible noise up through ISO 100,000 and no hot pixels. - A live-in masseuse and an endless supply of massage oil. - A live-in maid. - A live-in gourmet chef. - An avocado tree.
  9. I've daisy-chained external FW hard drives together before and it's worked perfectly fine, although I would prefer a hub. Read this about the order that one daisy-chains the devices in the event that it applies to you: http://apple.stackexchange.com/questions/46231/does-daisy-chaining-firewire-800-and-400-cause-all-devices-to-use-400-speeds
  10. I purchased the book from Amazon. No, not the $100 version. It's a really good read so far, talking about approaches, abusing gear, with tons of different perspectives from different engineers and producers on almost every page so far. Fun read, obviously geared mostly toward rock and so forth, with a heavy love of old vintage gear.
  11. And this is often the nature of improvisational bands, such as the Grateful Dead. By their own admission, they felt like they rarely captured their magic in the studio. They weren't, after all, a studio band; their bread and butter was playing live events. Although never my favorite band, they are brilliant musicians who hit enormous creative highs (and perhaps other sorts of highs) when firing on all cylinders.
  12. Now have them do another study comparing the emotional response to 8-track tapes. That should be a far more dramatic emotional drop-off!
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