Originally posted by hoserama:That's completely fine; I'm very understanding of that. It's a problem when he says "i'll mail it out this weekend, its ready"...and says that 2-3 times over 12 weeks. Not an uncommon complaint, but maybe he's gotten better.
I think the article is a good idea. However, I think it's too late--if folks were getting into taping, they should have started at least 6 months ago by purchasing the gear and getting some practice.
Even more so if they want to do IEM recording (my specialty), which is significantly more complicated than microphone recording.
Originally posted by hoserama:"Most venues have no-taping policies even for bands that allow taping (like U2)"
Been taping U2 for almost 15 years, including venues that have had bands that allowed open taping...let me be clear that U2 does not allow taping. Band members may pay lip service that they're personally okay with taping, but that's as far as it goes. If you get caught, expect to get shaken down (as stated in the article).
Other than that--kudos for writing the tutorial. I did something similar for a radiohead board a couple years ago. (http://board.ateaseweb.com//index.php?showtopic=235101228 if you have an atease account)