The Sound of the 1970s and 1980s

More like the 80s

NAD integrated amplifier, Dual turntable, recordings from 1950s, 1960s. All vinyl, all the time…

The simple answer was “Boston Acoustics”, not me, I know there are tools that will “warm it up”.

I went “B&W”. No one was saying “Bowers and Wilkins” in the U.S. Too much like “Evelyn and Crabtree” (or the other way around, fun nose trinkets).

Modern “flat” speakers are sooooooooo flat compared to anything from the 1980s at a real person’s budget.

Devil’s in the details, watch out for “re-masters”.

So the saxes, the Evanses, the odd-rhythmists, they need warm. Yup. A transistor needs help. So does the computer ๐Ÿ˜‰

MJQ – Django – Rudy Van Gelder re-master (he surely didn’t record it?)

Needs warms. Cold, wintry sound without help.

My attempt is flat speakers proceeded by iZotope “Vinyl” to get me vintage gear, with a T-Racks 5 “Saturator-X” at the front. It’s pretty close to the home stereo. Maybe a little “room”.

The new graphic EQ for the home stereo might be Audio Hijack with a bunch of plugins in front of the audio. It works for me, since that’s what I heard and what I know deep in my ears.

I need to build the amusing “Hey Dingus” command of “Play me some Bill Evans on a 1960’s stereo” – how’s that for a graphic EQ? The AREQ?

Ahh, the magic happens.

I need to add some room! not where it was recorded, but where it is heard. T-Racks 5 – CSR Classik – Room. Reflections only.

I want to be in the room where a performance happens!

Show/Hide MIDI Effects – Logic Pro X Keyboard Command of the Day

Logic Pro X keyboard command of the day. #LogicProX

No preset keyboard command.

Located using the “Edit Keyboard Commands” (option-K)

Hovering over the command in the list Logic offers further information “also available as menu item ‘MIDI Effects’ in a local menu”.

The local menu referenced is the Channel Strip contextual menu (pop-up). When a MIDI channel is selected in the mixer, either external or instrument, the control-click on the channel strip reveals the “MIDI Effects” entry. When checked the MIDI effects appear in the channel strip between the EQ thumbnail and the Input selector. For external MIDI tracks there is just a blank space, no effects can be added. For instruments you can add MIDI effects.

You can create your own MIDI effects by adding a “Scripter” effect.

/*
With Scripter, you can use JavaScript to create your own custom MIDI processing
effects, including slider controls for real-time interaction.

For detailed information about using Scripter, including code samples,
see the MIDI plug-ins chapter of the Logic Pro X Effects or
MainStage 3 Effects manual.
*/

// example: simple pass through and MIDI monitor

function HandleMIDI(event)
{
event.trace();
event.send();
}

Latest online help is for version 10.3 – Logic Pro X Effects – Scripter plug-in

MV2 Compressor Plugin | Waves

MV2 Compressor Plugin | Waves:

With high and low level compression controlled by a streamlined interface, the MV2 is the simplest, most flexible way to control your sound. With intuitive dual faders for quick dynamic optimization, itโ€™s never been easier to maximize your volume

Equal time for Waves MV2. The catalyst to my “upward compression” search.