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Frank Zappa Auction
« on: Fri, 4 Nov 2016 04:55 »
http://www.julienslive.com/view-auctions/catalog/id/192/?page=5

your chance to own some of Frank Zappa's kit....

fc

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Re: Frank Zappa Auction
« Reply #1 on: Fri, 4 Nov 2016 06:28 »
The Neve mixing console is nice ...


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Re: Frank Zappa Auction
« Reply #2 on: Fri, 4 Nov 2016 07:11 »
Current bid for the Strat -- $55,000? Wow. You could buy a lot of Steve Morse Signature guitars for that -- and, unlike the Strat, they will actually stay in tune.

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Re: Frank Zappa Auction
« Reply #3 on: Sat, 5 Nov 2016 04:59 »
You know an entire era had come to an end when they start selling the furniture....

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Re: Frank Zappa Auction
« Reply #4 on: Sat, 5 Nov 2016 05:31 »
Sad. He was a brilliant musician.

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Re: Frank Zappa Auction
« Reply #5 on: Sun, 6 Nov 2016 10:05 »
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He was a brilliant musician

So true - Inca Roads still knocks me out......

It would have been great to hear his commentary on the 2016 US elections and the Donald....

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Re: Frank Zappa Auction
« Reply #6 on: Mon, 7 Nov 2016 09:06 »
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It would have been great to hear his commentary on the 2016 US elections and the Donald....

There's an iconic poster of Mr Z. (hint: title rhymes) which might do the job, methinks... 

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Re: Frank Zappa Auction
« Reply #7 on: Sun, 1 Jan 2017 11:45 »

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Re: Frank Zappa Auction
« Reply #9 on: Thu, 2 Mar 2017 20:10 »
Good old times ... in the 1980s I occassionally worked in a studio that was equipped with another mixing console previously used by Pink Floyd; that was a bit "newer" and was fitted with "modern" flat faders already (no "thrust lever" style) and with fader automation. However: no motors, just VCAs. And still, Pink Floyd weren't happy with the VCAs, so they replaced all those electronic faders by pure "biological" passive faders. No wishiwashi. Just cables :-)


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Re: Frank Zappa Auction
« Reply #10 on: Fri, 15 Sep 2017 17:55 »
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-india-41276669

one more.... get in touch with your inner Hrundi V. Bakshi ...

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Re: Frank Zappa Auction
« Reply #12 on: Sat, 12 May 2018 23:46 »
Nice windows.

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Re: Frank Zappa Auction
« Reply #14 on: Wed, 28 Nov 2018 01:17 »
(about 90% off topic)

These days, I often use this kind of mixing consoles as an illustration on how not to manage projects. If you don't hear an instrument, do not reach for the slider and increase its volume (increase task priority). You will end up, very very soon, with all sliders maxed out. Everything is High Priority. Everything is on fire.

Been there, done that, in my brief stint as 'audio engineer' of a band of students. It was more 'loudness engineering', I admit.

I also invented the other approach... one by one, pull down all sliders until they are all at zero except for the vocals, and still the house manager asked to not make it so loud... after which I pointed at the console... it's all coming from the stage, man...


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Re: Frank Zappa Auction
« Reply #15 on: Wed, 28 Nov 2018 08:09 »
Now you need to explain what your "hear-the-instrument" metaphor refers to :-)

Is it "find-the-fault"?


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Re: Frank Zappa Auction
« Reply #16 on: Wed, 28 Nov 2018 09:27 »
Task priority in a too small team of engineers... If you do it wrong, you add tasks and increase priorities, but you never have the guts to cut something out and let it die for the greater good of the new priorities. Probably a case of sunken cost fallacy?    :-)

Similar to giving up building A during a fire to save building B.

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Re: Frank Zappa Auction
« Reply #17 on: Wed, 28 Nov 2018 10:15 »
Ah ... task priority ...

Fortunately, in sound mixing, to make a certain sound source more dominant, you can vary many more parameters than just the volume alone. And that's actually the main art in sound mixing. It's like painting with different colors. Not just with the brightness of the colors, but also with their hue and saturation. And then comes the structure of the colored objects. Large, simple structures paired with a small, complex structure and so on. And then comes the mix of sharp and blurred objects. And repetitions. Build various priority levels by using volume, color, structure, texture, blur, repetitions etc.

(30% off topic)


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