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Erie Effects: 3/31 White Thunder Session

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J45: 50% Compression; 75% Sound Hole Mic

Analog Chorus: Speed – 1.0 Hz; Depth – 58%; Bass – 47%; Treble – 61%; Mix – 24%

Digital Delay: Time – 500 ms; Feedbac – 43%; Bass – 65%; Treble – 48%; Mix – 20%

Reverb – Rich Chamber: Predelay – 50%; Decay – 50%; Tone – 57%; Mix – 44%

EQ: -7.4 db @ 65 Hz; +3.0 dB @ 140 Hz; +6.0 dB @ 1.4 kHz; +2.0 dB @ 5.0 kHz

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March 31, 2011 at 7:20 pm

Erie Effects: 3/26 Bottom Feeder Blues Mix

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Rhythm Track:  3/21 Take 3

Lead Track:  3/23 take 12

Slide Track:   3/24 Dobro Takes 1 & 2

Drums:   Final Mix – “Drums” as is; Mackie Stereo Reverb:  Small Bright Room @ 60% Dry Mix

Bass:  Mackie Stereo Channel – Pumpy Bass Preset

Rhythm 000-028:  Mackie Stereo Channel – EQ:   -9dB @ 36 Hz; 0 dB @ 295 Hz;  +6 dB @ 1.29 khz; +7.5 dB @ 5.28 kHz; Compression:  Threshold @ -21 dB; Rate @ 2.5:1; Attack @ 17.3 ms; Release @ 205 ms; Mackie Stereo Reverb: Small Bright Plate @ 85% Dry Mix

Dobro:  Mackie Stereo Channel – EQ:  -7.5 db @ 51, +3.8 dB @ 449, +3.8 @ 2.05 kHz, 3.8 dB @ 9.45 kHz; No Compression; Mackie Stereo Reverb Small Bright Plate @ 90% Dry Mix

Mastering Mix with Acuma Final Mix Preset

Erie Effects: 3/24 – Bottom Feeder Blues Session

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National Reso-Phonic Style “O” — 100% Sound Hole, 100% Model Compression; PodXT Compression @ -18 dB Threshold, 12dB Gain

Take 1:  B+/A-  & B/B+  ( | )

Take 2:  B/B+ & B+/A-

Take 3:  B & B+ (Ending)

Take 4:  B & B+/A-

Dobro Model 27 — 50% Sound Hole, 100% Model Compression; PodXT Compression @ -18 dB Threshold, 12dB Gain

Take 1:  B+/A-  & B+

Take 2:  B & B+/A-

Take 3:  B+/A- & B+ (Ending)

Take 4:  B+ & B (Ending)

Erie Effects: 3/23- Bottom Feeder Blues Session

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Gretsch 6120 — Neck Pickup

Tweed Bassman w/ 4-10s

Drive @ 17%; Bass @ 37%; Mids @ 65%; Treble @ 84%; Presence @ 4%; Channel Volume @ 29%

Mic’d with SM57 @ 40% Room

Compression @ -46 dB Threshold, 5dB Gain; FX Boost & EQ @ 81% Gain, 40% Bass, 60% Treble 50% Mid, 50% Mid Hz; Chorus @ 2 Hz, 25% Depth, 50% Bass, 9% Threshold, 43% Mix; Analog Delay @ 500 ms, 50% Mix, 0% Modulation, 0% Mod Depth, 27% Mix; Standard Spring Reverb @ 0% pre-delay, 29% Tone, 25% Mix

Take 1:  B-

Take 2:  B+ / A-

Take 3:  B-

Take 4:  B

Take 5:  B+

Take 6:  B

Take 7:  A- / B+

Take 8:  B/B+

Take 9:  B

Take 10:  B+

Take 11:  B+

Take 12:  B+ / A-

Sony Reader Store — My Brother’s Keeper

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My Brother’s Keeper is now available on Sony Reader Store:

http://ebookstore.sony.com/ebook/m-t-bass/my-brother-s-keeper/_/R-400000000000000351272

Written by M.T. Bass

March 23, 2011 at 8:01 am

Erie Effects: 3/21- Bottom Feeder Blues Session

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Rhythm Track — Martin 000-28; 100% Bridge; 80% Compression

Track 1 – ||| – B

Track 2 – |||| – B

Track 3 – || – A-/B+

Track 4 – ||| – B+

Slide Tracks 1 & 2 — Dobro Model 27; 50/50 Mic position, 100% Compression

Track 1 – B+ / B+

Track 2 – A- / B+

Slide Tracks 3 & 4 — National Reso-Phonic Style “O”; 50/50 Mic; 100% Compression

Track 3 – A- / A-

Track 4 – B / B-

Lead Tracks — ES-335; Neck Pickup; L6 Boutique amp:  Drive @ 60%; Bass @ 35%; Mid @ 45%; Treble @ 70%; Presence @ 85%; Volume @ 90%

Track 1 – B / B+

Track 2 – B- / B

Track 3 – C+ / B-

Track 4 – B+ / B+

 

 

 

Written by M.T. Bass

March 21, 2011 at 6:50 pm

Erie Effects: 3/19 – Bottomfeeder Blues Session

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BIAB — Jazzbl1.sty, 65 bpm
Track 1 – Martin D-21; 80% Compression, 100% Sound Hole
Track 2 – Martin D-21; 80% Compression, 100% Sound Hole
Track 3 – Martin 000-28; 80% Compression, 100% Sound Hole
Track 4 – Martin 000-28; 80% Compression, 100% Bridge

Barnes and Noble — My Brother’s Keeper

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March 19, 2011 at 9:13 am

Diesel eBooks — My Brother’s Keeper

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My Brother’s Keeper is now available at the Diesel eBook book store:

http://www.diesel-ebooks.com/item/SW00000042346/Bass-M.-T./My-Brother-s-Keeper/1.html

Written by M.T. Bass

March 17, 2011 at 7:14 am

Olympus Tech Support: A Great Experience

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A week ago or so, a problem cropped up with the auto-focus on our Olympus E-420 DSLR. One of the three focus targets was behaving badly and had to be turned off for the camera to function. I did a web search on the problem and came up with a number of suggestions and options for fixing the problem all of which involved getting into the guts of the camera.

Before attempting what was called in one post “major surgery” on the camera, I thought I should get a second opinion from Olympus.  Being a Sunday, there was no available phone support, so I sent an e-mail query.  At ten o’clock Monday morning, I got a call from Jim at Olympus Tech Support– located in the United States (Pennsylvania), no less — who helped me out with some suggestions for cleaning the auto focus sensor along with some great tips which were not anywhere on the web.  He also took time to answer some of my off-topic questions on Olympus camera models.  But best of all, Jim’s recommendations worked.

The experience with Olympus Tech Support is without a doubt one of the best I have ever had and is to be lauded.

Thank you very much Olympus and Jim.

Written by M.T. Bass

March 16, 2011 at 4:32 pm