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Re: Either/Or expanded edition coming out April, 2017

Wed Mar 15, 2017 1:27 pm

larrycrane wrote:PS: When critically listening make sure your entire system is top quality. Gain structures, signal chain, amps, monitors, headphones, convertors, etc; These all can make a recording sound worse. On my BURL convertors and ATC monitors, and on whatever we had at Telegraph Mastering, we heard everything very clearly. It's quite easy for a consumer CD player to distort, not to mention everything that can go wrong when playing audio from a computer. 1/8" jack to your stereo or headphones? Might as well forget it. You'll be listening to the crap convertors and headphone amp in your computer and the music will be massively compromised. I'm skeptical of most LP players, needles, carts, and preamps as well. Most fail at some level. These are my professional (and spoiled) opinions so please refrain from trying to start some argument with me about any of this. I won't respond.

PS: Please don't post lists here of what gear you are using or ask me questions about home listening gear. I use expensive pro stuff because of work and don't have any idea which "audiophile" gear is utter crap or great. A lot of it is based on BS and marketing....

Thank you for the reply!

Re: Either/Or expanded edition coming out April, 2017

Thu Mar 16, 2017 2:22 pm

Hey Larry. Loving the reissue. Sounds amazing! I had a quick question about the gear you guys were using for Either Or. I seem to remember that Elliott brought a Manley reference mic and a Summit mic pre to Jackpot and he had a Tascam 1/2 inch 8 track. Were those the main things you guys used or was there more stuff that you already had that got used a lot? Or did he keep any of the Heatmiser gear that they used for Mic City Sons? Thanks and congrats again!


Re: Either/Or expanded edition coming out April, 2017

Fri Mar 17, 2017 9:39 am

[quote="larrycrane"][quote="placeholder68"]hey, if you ever get the chance, check out Big Star's Third box-set (http://omnivorerecordings.com/music/complete-third/) on Omnivore as an example if you're ever looking for a From A Basement project to pitch or curate. :)

I just ordered this. Must be the 4th or fifth time I've bough this album! I didn't know about this version. Jody and I get to hang out occasionally; he's one of my favorite people.

That's awesome! Yeah, Third rules and the box set is super dense and kicks ***. The track listing on the "Final Masters" portion does not let you escape the weirdness of what was going on in those sessions.

Re: Either/Or expanded edition coming out April, 2017

Fri Mar 17, 2017 11:15 pm

As far as Elliott's gear the person above is mostly incorrect. See the Tape Op article I wrote. It just came out and should be online soon.

Re: Either/Or expanded edition coming out April, 2017

Fri Mar 17, 2017 11:16 pm

Ps: I barely worked on the original Either/Or as my liner notes attest. Please buy the re-release to learn more

Re: Either/Or expanded edition coming out April, 2017

Sat Mar 18, 2017 2:20 pm

Here's Elliott's gear near the end of recording Either/Or as best as I can remember and see in photos I took.

Tascam 38 8-track reel-to-reel 1/2-inch tape deck
Mackie 1604 console
Panasonic SV-3800 DAT recorder
Audix Studio 1A passive monitors
Behringer Composer compressor
Digitech TSR 24S dual channel processor
Ibanez AD 202 analog delay
AKG D112 dynamic microphone
Audio Technica Pro 37r small diaphragm condenser mic
Shure SM57 dynamic microphone
Langevin CR-3A large diaphragm condenser mic

Elliott also owned an Orban Compressor/Limiter 414A and an Orban/Parasound Dual Reverberation 111B spring reverb, but this gear never seemed to work properly when we installed it at Jackpot!, nor can I hear it being used on any of his recordings from this period.
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