Clambake Episode for July 9, 2005

Here is the Bittorrent link and direct MP3 download for the EGC clambake for July 9, 2005.

I send out what cold comfort I can to our friends in London; I play a song by Nathan Sheppard; I play my interview with Rocket City Riot drummer Mark Reiter and this week’s song; I play a promo from; I talk about Rob Greenlee’s interview with Mark Ramsey; I mention my IT Conversations interview with Cory Doctorow and the art of persuasion; I wonder if I am stuck in a comfort zone with my music and play two songs from Two Zombies Later and then pull the plg.

Note that I forget to finish my thought about Rob Greenlee, that in this interview I agree down the line with Rob and disagree down the line with Mark Ramsey.

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4 thoughts on “Clambake Episode for July 9, 2005”

  1. Tilted Edge says:

    A lot of comments on this podcast. I’m actually listening while I type this.

    Man I have to agree with you about the asshole consultant. That podcast made me so angry.

    Pops and clicks have nothing to do with the limitation of your computer (assuming you have a fairly modern computer). It is due to bad audio drivers. For what you want to do, you should be using only ASIO drivers. Only pro audio cards and USB converters use ASIO drivers, also the software you are using to record such as audio highjack pro must be configured to use the ASIO drivers and not the default audio drivers.

    I agree that a good engineer is essential for recording. Hardware is still better than software in most cases but software is getting better every year. Most small studios charge about $50.00 an hour and it’s worth it if you can afford it. In the future more people will record at home and mix down in the studio. Mastering is best done at a very expensive mastering plant. I have heard of some mom and pop mastering studios though, again the ear of the engineer is very important.

    “The Internet and Home recording is killing Rock”

    Great! I don’t like rock very much anyway and the fast forward is way too slow on my muvo mp3 player. The player was designed for songs where you can skip songs easily but not fast forward quickly. They didn’t consider the longer podcast format.

    That minimal end piece you played from “Island Knocking” is kinda interesting.

  2. dave says:

    TE, the issue isn’t clicks and pops, it’s missing audio where there is a hesitation. I’m not sure whether this is because the CPU can’t keep up or the hard drive can’t read and write fast enough. Either way, I want me my Marantz for both off-computer recording and for portable recording.

  3. Tilted Edge says:

    Okay but performance is significantly enhanced with ASIO. If you are using a laptop you probably only have one hard drive which is not good but I use a laptop with one drive and I can have lots of audio tracks running and record at the same time. You jerry rigged and cobbled together a lot of software which wasn’t intedned for that purpose though. Are you getting an MD recorder?

  4. Ken Kennedy says:

    LOL…I’m listening to the Mark Ramsey interview now (on your “recommendation”). Very…um…interesting? A glance into a world that makes me bewildered, and a little sad. He could use a cluebat whack in a major way.

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