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"For Sale - ISOBOX Post 18U Studio Equipment Rack with Macintosh Tray for recording studio equipment sound isolation.  Price $1,500.00. As new condition. For pickup in Los Angeles area.  Original list price $2,965.00.  Manufacturers part number…"
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"For Sale - Telos One plus One Dual Digital Adaptive Hybrid with Dual SAA Boards installed - Price $800.00. Original list price is $2,500 (without Auto Answer board option). Unit contains Qty. 2 Super Auto Answer Boards (SAA) installed. These are a…"
May 20, 2013
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"Happy Birthday Liliana!"
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"Tansy: Just a happy b;day shout out to you! Best, Al"
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"Mark: Where do you download that Maxim plug-in from? Thx, Al"
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"Jennifer: Best Birthday wishes! Al"
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"Marissa - Warmest birthday wishes! Best, Al"
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"Happy Birthday Ashley from the VU community! Best, Al"
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"Happy Birthday Annette! Best, Al"
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"Happy B'Day Sandy! May the Texas sun warm and brighten this day for you! Best, Al"
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Alton (Al) Hoover left a comment on Booth Builders and Box Buyers
"Andrew - If you want to mount the display on a mic stand.boom have a look at this... http://www.thomann.de/gb/km_19685.htm - Best, Al"
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"Denice - Warmest birthday wishes! Best, Al"
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"Heather - Happy Birthday today! Get out and walk on the beach, feel the sand between your toes and enjoy everything the day has to offer... Best, Al"
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"James - Have a very Happy Birthday today! Get out of the booth and enjoy... Best, Al"
Jul 13, 2010
Alton (Al) Hoover left a comment on Tech Notes for Voice Talent
"Victoria - Sample rate measured in kHz is not the same as compression data bit rates measured in kbps.

Bit rates vs. sample rates

The bit rate simply refers to the number of bits per second that should be devoted to storing the final product-the…"
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  • I record pretty raw using pro tools LE version 8.03 on snow leopard. I do like to use the BF 76 mono compressor. I make a small adjustment on the output from 18 to 15. It adds a touch of warmth to the read, but does it very subtly. I also Normalize my tracks, a suggestion by my booth director to help insure consistent output levels without coloring the sound in anyway. If a client wants it raw, though, I send it with no plugins whatsoever.
  • Al,
    I keep it pretty simple. I try to send a clean and transparent recording. What the client chooses to do with it is up to them.
    For an audition, I will normalize if the levels need adjustment, but otherwise I leave the plug-ins to the Engineers.


    Mark
  • Great idea Al.

    I use NOTHING....all my sound is sent out 100% clean with no effects. Unless client requests. I have a great clean sound so I'm blessed. in fact I know most clients would prefer you didn't (unless of course they don't have production ability) so I stay clear of production. Besides, then i would charge them more for production.

    When I do need production however, I leave it up to my tech gurus who make me sound magical.

    I would actually love to take an advanced course in pro tools actually....but I just have my hands full as it is....

    Great topic....can't wait to hear all the results. Thanks for including me
  • Hi Al, thanks.

    I don't use Normalize now nearly as much as I used to, in fact it's very rare. I find that if I have my levels dialed in correctly on the front end it's much a cleaner sound than using the plug-in. However, for really tight tweaks to a commercial script that's running "almost" but not quite perfectly to time, I find Time Shift invaluable. With shifts of up to between 5% and 8% there are no discernible artifacts in my recordings, though once it gets up to 10% or more I find it's pretty useless. Likewise, Pitch Shift is awesome for making small tweaks to character voices that help to enhance their differentiation form my normal voice, but as with Time Shift, only within relatively small tolerances - 1 to 2 semitones at the most. They're good tweaks, but certainly no substitute good front-end performance and mic technique.

    Cheers,
    Eric
  • Hey Al,
    Thanks for the friend invite. Looks like you've got some great equipment! I'd love to hear some of your stuff.

    -Dan Harder (www.vo4u.com)
  • Hi Alton

    No word back from Cip on the 416 mount. But I believe I found it at BSW. Just can't recall the model at this time. In fact, I haven't bought it yet.
  • Mr.Hoover..Thanks for the add...I have the tlm49 in my bedroom closet.. on a mic stand.. and a lot of blankets. It runs thru an xlr cable going into the Art pre pro channel tube model 215 . Balanced input.. the xlr out goes into a quarter inch male into the maudio firewire410 1input in the back this firewires out the back int my pc,,with which I run adobe audition 1.5 I do have an OS 10 operating system on the computer with logic express...Help
  • Al thanks! I'm determined to figure this out. But I do need to warn you, I was dubbed "technically challenged" when I worked in radio a few years ago! ;-)
  • Thanks for the birthday greeting Al. Really appreciate it. Happy New Year to you and yours. God bless
  • Looks like your TEACHIN it now! haha> Happy Holidays
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