I look forward to hearing Meagan's music. You've got me intrigued about those Blue Encore 100's.I can't imagine that they could be more flattering to my vocal croaks than the ribbon mikes I've used, but who knows, they could easily be crisper than the ribbons, and a heck of a lot less delicate. The first Nady ribbon I got quit working just because I stored it on its side without thinking, so the flabby little foil ribbon stuck to the downhill magnet pole, can you imagine anything that rediculously fragile. I realize now why the L A hustler sold me his old Beyer ribbon so cheap, it was near time for a new ribbon in it, a $200 repair job.
Still, for certain harsh voices, a ribbon can do wonders.Do you remember how studio magic turned croaky old Bod Dylan into a glamorous crooner, in; Lay Lady Lay, Across My Big Brass Bed? They made Bov Dylan sound as silky as James Taylor; You'd barely guess it was the same old Bob who ordinarily sounded like Woody Gouthry; or like me, or maybe grampa on The Simpsons! It was superior Microphones and careful equalization that did it, I was told.
Indigo L On 11/18/2011 8:47 PM, Chris Belle wrote:
Our meagan is quite talented, she's a good song writer. and has a nice hand on the keys as well as a pretty voice. She's working on an album of original gospel music. It's because of her that I fell in love with the blue encore vocal mic. I keep stealing my wife's, and she told me I was in the dog house till I got another one, so we got another one coming tuesday 'grin'. At 07:28 PM 11/18/2011, you wrote:Welcome Indigo. I'm one of Chris' students and I use Window Eyes. Meagan ----- Original Message ----- From: "Chris Belle" <cb1963@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> To: "realmusicians-freelists.org" <realmusicians@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> Sent: Monday, November 14, 2011 3:58 AM Subject: [realmusicians] welcoming IndigoWelcoming Indigo to our little assorted motley crew 'grin'. It's a very friendly and highly motivated and productive group over here. You'll have plenty of window-eyes company too, since Ross, tom, and myself Roy, Eddy, and Megan all use window-eys. Definitely not a jaws dominated list. We've been discussing operating systems, reason, omnisphere, and everything else. I hope you stick around because your in to about everything, maybe you could give my wife some pointers on flute since you play some. She's getting the hang of it, and perhaps I can help you out with some stuf too. I just want to do it all in one place. I'll address some of your issues here about your networking concerns so everyone can benefit, and there is a systems builder here, DJX is quite knowledgeable about these things, and we haven't found a good tool to measure Tom's iq yet 'grin'. But even though it's sort of the cardinal rule not to put your music machine on line, you can disable your network at any time, in xp go to control pannel, and network connections, and local area connections, hit the file menu and it's a togggle in there. with w7, I forget the exact procedure right now, but if you type network in the search box, you'll probably find it. Everyone here is running w7 now, I'm the old die hard who's still holding out, but the old saying, if it ain't broke, don't fix it. Let's see if the next incarnation of window-eyes is more stable with w7. but if you don't go browsing and doing unnecessary email and other junk on your music machine, it's not the worst thing in the world to have it on-line. YOu need to get a router, so you can have multiple machine on line, and that will help you be more protected too. Just using nat itself offers a little protection, and many routers have firewalls and dmz and also, I don't know if this works for w7, but I use something called drop my rights, written by microsoft or an ex employee or something, and wha that does is that anything you run through it makes you not an administrator, that's how lots of these grubbies get in, because with xp, people went surfing as an administrator, i run ie and firefox and whatever with diminished rights and we have not had any trouble since I did that. w7 of course has beefed up security, but whatever you do, don't run ie 9 it's not ready yet. Also as you know, imaging your system is very important, so you can return to a good known state. so before you do anything really important, I'd highly recommend that. Image for windows dos and linux from terrabyte is the best and most accessible with the most options for us, and is recommended by the cavvy school I forget who sponsors i, Stephie could tell you, but it's yeh sisco, that the one, but they use that and I can tell you it has saved my but more times than I could remember. If you spring for a speech synth, tom and I both like to run one, granted, it's an investment, but if you do, you will have independance with doing your own back-ups interactively. It's the only way to fly when your blind 'grin'. for those machines that don't have a com pot, you can use the linux versiion to ssh in via a network cable and control things that way, i haven't done this yet, but i know it can be done. Other blind folks are doing it. But as long as they've got serial port headers on motherboards, and we don't have talking installs like they do on the mac, you won't catch me buying a machine without one. There's also something called the weasel, which I'm poanning on getting, which gives us access to the bios. YOu don't have any pci slots though, and I don't think there's a pci express version yet. It's about 3 bills, I saw it demonstrated in one of the cavvy classes I audited, and it's great. I don't build systems as often as djx does, but I do just enough of it that at some point, it might warrant me getting something like this. It'll certainly help with configuring machines, and the most important stuff happens in the bios, like turning off that pesky real-tech card, or turning off real time event monitoring, or putting your machine in ahci mode turned off. or changing your boot record, or adjusting video memory if you have to share, and adjusting cpu throtling, that's important when configuring a daw. YOu ant to turn off all these power savin things that might cripple your machine and raise your dpc latency. 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