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music Posted 2007-01-12 00:05:58 by Jim Crawford
I got in touch with Danny again. Should've mentioned it earlier, but I haven't been posting much.

Danny:I'm actually really excited about how clean the signal is coming from the [Roland] A90 [digital piano and MIDI controller]. Skipping the mixer now, straight from the A90 to my interface. When I'm not playing, it's just silence, even in 24 bits. You can zoom in as far as you want, there's just nothing there.
Me:Wow. Is that a digital signal?
Danny:No.
Me:Wow.
Danny:It is a balanced cable though.
Me:Don't know what that means.
Danny:It uses a two-conductor setup, like a stereo cable, but sends the same signal twice, in opposite phase.
Me:Waha!
Danny:Since the noise affects both equally, you can reverse one, sum them, and the noise cancels out
Me:Clever, very clever.
Danny:Indeed. I am worried about vocals though. I'm not going to find a silent room in this house, there's too much noise on my street, so the cleaner everything else is, the worse mic recordings are going to sound by comparison. I'll probably end up draping piles of blankets over my head or something and sitting on the floor.
Me:Be sure to hire a camera for the making-of documentary.
Danny:Ahaha. I'm sure the scene where I throw off the blankets and chase after the guy on the dirt bike screaming and throwing rocks because he ruined my perfect take will be pretty popular.
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