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Electrical Audio YouTube Channel: Instructional Vids & More

Postby tmoneygetpaid on Thu May 10, 2018 12:43 pm

Hey all,

Tomorrow we'll be posting the first batch of videos in what I hope will be an ongoing series. We are launching Electrical Audio's Youtube Channel, which will be focused on nuts-and-bolts instructional videos in the stuff we are expert at: tape calibration, editing, making the Fluffy Coffee (TM). There will be short-form calibration videos for multitrack and stereo machines, as well as a freaking masterclass in-depth bonanza version that Steve did that clocks in at over an hour.

The videos are unpublished (you can't search them) until tomorrow, but if anyone wants to take a look, here are the URLs:

Electrical Audio How-To Videos

Tape Alignment with Steve Albini

Thanks for watching!
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Postby 154 on Thu May 10, 2018 1:11 pm

A ha, yes, I remember JSP asking me about this a while ago:

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Fun stuff. We don't make a habit of playing a song in multi sections but that final section was written the week before I think.

also: nice Taylor camera bomb in there roughly halfway.
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Re: Electrical Audio YouTube Channel: Instructional Vids & M

Postby Redline on Thu May 10, 2018 1:15 pm

Cool, Studer porn.
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Re: Electrical Audio YouTube Channel: Instructional Vids & M

Postby curry pervert on Thu May 10, 2018 9:46 pm

Cool idea.
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Re: Electrical Audio YouTube Channel: Instructional Vids & M

Postby tmidgett on Thu May 10, 2018 9:55 pm

great idea!
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Re: Electrical Audio YouTube Channel: Instructional Vids & M

Postby mrcancelled on Thu May 10, 2018 10:05 pm

These are really neat. Thanks!
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Re: Electrical Audio YouTube Channel: Instructional Vids & M

Postby Boombats on Thu May 10, 2018 10:07 pm

Brilliant and long-overdue idea!
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Postby llllllllllllllllllllllll on Fri May 11, 2018 8:30 am

Super cool
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Re: Electrical Audio YouTube Channel: Instructional Vids & M

Postby Justin Foley on Fri May 11, 2018 8:43 am

OH MOTHER, YES!

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Re: Electrical Audio YouTube Channel: Instructional Vids & M

Postby kazoozak on Fri May 11, 2018 9:38 am

The big takeaway I have here is that there's My Canadian Girlfriend material that hasn't been released yet.

(Great job, all.)
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Re: Electrical Audio YouTube Channel: Instructional Vids & M

Postby yard barf on Fri May 11, 2018 9:57 am

Fuck yeah! This is great!
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Postby Damian on Fri May 11, 2018 2:10 pm

Great stuff indeed!
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Re: Electrical Audio YouTube Channel: Instructional Vids & M

Postby tmoneygetpaid on Fri May 11, 2018 3:13 pm

Thanks, all! We really appreciate the kind words and encouragement. If anyone has ideas for future entries, we're all ears.

So far I'm thinking a few shorter ones for the next run would be:

How to overdub and punch on the Studer
Spot erasing
Checking for a blown ribbon in a ribbon mic
Tape transfers and baking
Changing heads and transport on the ATR-102

Plus a couple longer ones:
Drum tuning approaches with Steve (we actually shot this, have to edit it)
Deep dive on the Studer remote
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Re: Electrical Audio YouTube Channel: Instructional Vids & M

Postby Justin Foley on Fri May 11, 2018 4:40 pm

tmoneygetpaid wrote:Thanks, all! We really appreciate the kind words and encouragement. If anyone has ideas for future entries, we're all ears.

So far I'm thinking a few shorter ones for the next run would be:

How to overdub and punch on the Studer
Spot erasing
Checking for a blown ribbon in a ribbon mic
Tape transfers and baking
Changing heads and transport on the ATR-102

Plus a couple longer ones:
Drum tuning approaches with Steve (we actually shot this, have to edit it)
Deep dive on the Studer remote


The Studer stuff gets really gear-specifc. And considering I don't have a Studer, I want something else.

How about -
Gain staging
Checking for good/bad phase interactions
Coiling a mic cable (okay this would be more for fun. But still.)
Printing tones and labeling tape (maybe that's on one of these you've done)
Deciding between different microphones
Side-chaining applications with a compressor
Expander/gate tricks (Steve does some ducking stuff w/drums, right?)

I could go on all day.

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Re: Electrical Audio YouTube Channel: Instructional Vids & M

Postby yard barf on Fri May 11, 2018 6:25 pm

tmoneygetpaid wrote:Checking for a blown ribbon in a ribbon mic


Please.
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Re: Electrical Audio YouTube Channel: Instructional Vids & M

Postby hench on Fri May 11, 2018 8:06 pm

very, very cool - know what i'll be watching this weekend!
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Re: Electrical Audio YouTube Channel: Instructional Vids & M

Postby El Protoolio on Sat May 12, 2018 11:13 am

Can we get a video of someone trying to teach FM steve how to use Pro Tools?
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Re: Electrical Audio YouTube Channel: Instructional Vids & M

Postby tmoneygetpaid on Sat May 12, 2018 12:11 pm

Justin Foley wrote:
The Studer stuff gets really gear-specifc. And considering I don't have a Studer, I want something else.



That's a fair point. The Steve alignment videos we were thinking would be more general purpose and adaptable to any machine. But it's like 90 minutes, so god save you if you dive in. The ATR alignment also translates to pretty much anything- once you understand the principles and "order of operations" you can align pretty much anything. We should have made that point more pointedly in the video itself.

Justin Foley wrote:How about -
Gain staging
Checking for good/bad phase interactions
Coiling a mic cable (okay this would be more for fun. But still.)
Printing tones and labeling tape (maybe that's on one of these you've done)
Deciding between different microphones
Side-chaining applications with a compressor
Expander/gate tricks (Steve does some ducking stuff w/drums, right?)



There is a "chapter" of the Steve alignment video that's just discussing documentation and tones, the posterity stuff. The chapters of that mega-video are not "public," but the playlist is. It might be smart to repackage that one (and possibly the changing headstacks on a Studer video) and publish publicly, as people might be searching for those subjects as standalones.

I really like the expander and gate tricks, and side-chaining applications ideas. We should make a push into more general recording that would translate to someone recording onto a DAW, that would probably open up the audience a bit.

The balancing act we have to do is to avoid subjects that are too generic, though, because there are probably a lot of really good videos on those already (like gain staging and how to over-under a mic cable) already. The aim for our channel is to create pedagogical studio recording content from our working environment that hasn't been done well already. There are some editing and calibration videos, but they are lacking in context, clarity, and explanation of underlying principles.

Definitely putting those two ideas on the list, and you got me thinking about direction and audience now. Thanks!
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Re: Electrical Audio YouTube Channel: Instructional Vids & M

Postby Boombats on Sat May 12, 2018 12:36 pm

tmoneygetpaid wrote:The Steve alignment videos

Worthy of its own channel. Proper jumpsuit "batch" placement, robo-stilt pneumatics calibration, proper fluffing techniques etc.
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Re: Electrical Audio YouTube Channel: Instructional Vids & M

Postby Carl on Sat May 12, 2018 1:55 pm

Nice! How about Mellotron tuning and maintenance?
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