Erik J. Kirk
// Sep 24, 2007 at 10:13 am
Well Doctor, you’re on your way! Now all you need is my acoustic, and you’ll take over the world. (I don’t think you can afford it.)
// Nov 10, 2007 at 12:02 pm
Thanks for the great tunes, Frank. I also heard your music through your review of the Zoom HD16 and was blown away by your recordings. You helped inspire me into getting back into recording, which I last did in the late 80′s on a 4-track cassette deck. I ended up going with a Fostex MR16 this time around only because I found a great deal on E-Bay. It just arrived yesterday and I haven’t even fired it up yet, so time will tell if I’ll be happy with my choice. If the quality comes anywhere near what you’ve done with your Zoom I’ll be happy. I play keyboards but am mostly interested in songwriting and recording demos more than showcasing myself as a performer. Thanks again, for both the music and the review.
// Nov 11, 2007 at 11:15 am
I really enjoyed your music and was especially impressed with the sound quality. Was it ALL done on the HD16 recorder or was other equipment involved? At 65 years old, I can confirm that teaching an old dog new tricks is a challenge so being simple to operate is important to me. Again, any other equipment used in your ecording? What kind of mic?
// Dec 28, 2007 at 8:02 am
I hate to impose on you again, but I can barely get any volume out of my speakers or my head phones when using an acoustic guitar with a condensor mic. I have the phantom pushed in, and the gain and record levels are set in accordance to manual (short of clipping) and the volume turned up on phone control with fader control set properly, but not much volume. I have ordered a preamp, but shouldn’t this unit have enough head room to register more volume?
// Jan 21, 2008 at 2:01 pm
You did a wonderful job on the demos. You don’t seem to be novice at this. After recording your tracks, what else did you do to get those sounds? Your music sounds pretty professional.
// May 27, 2008 at 10:34 pm
That is some pretty fly work on the mixing. I really dug Jacob’s Ladder. I’m staying up past my bedtime, and I’m clicking on all these songs. To check them out. Someday, I hope to hone in my skills with the faders and the EQs as well. Not to mention the savory chops on the 335. I miss playing my uncle’ s. Seriously though, the AD30 is a great amp, but I’ll bet that we could find a Line 6 patch that…nevermind. I’m never gonna win that argument, and I’m too tired to try. What I would much rather do is figure out why Foursquare decided to hold a Convention in a town with no restaurants near by. I’m tired, and I’m hungry, but like David to Saul, your playing has soothed my restlessness, and now I’m ready for sleepy time. I do need to chat with you about the drum tracks though. I really need to gain some understanding on how to make them believable to the ear. I have the software, but not the touch. Teach me thy ways…lead me on. (Pun intended.) Good night now!
// Aug 15, 2009 at 4:42 am
Dr. Frank Markow, sir
How long , now, have you had the Zoom HD16CD and how is it holding up? Have you moved on to a different recorder or has the Zoom been flawless in performance and maintenance free ? Ive nearly fried my eyes and brain doing around 40 hours research on “which” all-n-one to buy and have settled down to either a Korg D3200 or the Zoom HD16CD.
BTW I ABSOLUTELY LOVE your songs, mixing, engineering that you posted a link to from a forum topic “you” started on the Zoom.
Im nearly 60 and have recorded since I was around 12.
A W E S O M E ! And thanks in advance for any answers you offer me. Randy
// Aug 15, 2009 at 1:30 pm
Thanks for the positive feedback. I no longer have the Zoom but sure enjoyed it while I had it. It is a great unit, not complaints at all. I had just become so acustomed to doing things on my computer DAW that not having the visible editing ability was not for me, I just love seeing all the clips, editing out mistakes, not to mention all of virtual instruments available. You enjoy the Zoom, I still listen to these recordings and love the guitar sounds I got, very crunchy and present. It is very easy and intuitive. I have heard good things about the Korg as well, I’m sure this is a great unit, but more $ than the Zoom.
Thanks again for the nice comments, blessings to you.
// Aug 26, 2009 at 5:49 pm
HEY FRANK I ALSO HAVE THE ZOOM HD16. AND I CANT SEEM TO FIGURE IT OUT IN SOME PARTS, CAN YOU PLEASE CALL ME DOC. IM OUT IN WEST PALM BEACH, FL & MY PH# IS (813)-562-0803, Thanks in Advanced Dr. Frank Markow.
// Aug 27, 2009 at 3:19 pm
I no longer have the Zoom. It is a great unit but I am probably not the best person now to ask for support. Sorry…
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