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by Colorblind
Fri Jun 19, 2020 4:28 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Cabling: What's the cheapest 24 channel TRS snake you'd buy?
Replies: 17
Views: 831

Re: Cabling: What's the cheapest 24 channel TRS snake you'd buy?

Gotta ask: To the extent you hear differences, are they qualitative? Quantifiably better or worse? Have you A-B'd? (ABX'd?) Lemme note that I think differences needn't always be necessarily audible - feel/response and even confidence are certainly valid concerns. You haven't heard differences in gu...
by Colorblind
Wed May 20, 2020 12:29 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Latest Gear You've Un-Acquired....
Replies: 28
Views: 1329

Re: Latest Gear You've Un-Acquired....

I just sold one of those dynamount robotic mic stand things. Fell in love with the idea of it, used it twice in as many years. If something in my studio sits unused for a year or so, chances are it’s going on Reverb/eBay. Microphones being the exception. My obsession with microphones is not a health...
by Colorblind
Thu May 14, 2020 4:57 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: DI bass and guitar
Replies: 61
Views: 2559

Re: DI bass and guitar

I mostly just record on my own, and I’ve been digging guitars through a DI lately. Usually through my Hamptone tube preamp, and always going through some combination of pedals first. That’s kind of my setup when I’m writing at home on my loop station, so maybe it’s a demo-itis thing, but I’m liking ...
by Colorblind
Wed May 13, 2020 6:56 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Neve flavor
Replies: 23
Views: 1395

Re: Neve flavor

The only DI I've ever used where I felt happy using the track as the main representation of the bass in the mix was through either a Hamptone JFET or the HVTP. Scott nailed it with those. Otherwise, zzzzzzzzz. Sansamp is sometimes cool too. In my previous post, I'm definitely talking about mic'ing ...
by Colorblind
Wed May 13, 2020 4:29 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Latest gear you've acquired.....
Replies: 4136
Views: 899307

Re: Latest gear you've acquired.....

Coles 4038 !!!! congratulations. so jealous. Thanks. It took some patience. I only get a piece of gear like that once or twice a year if things are going good. I'm scared it's going to immediately make me wish I had a pair. Nice! The first time I used mine it was definitely one of those “why did I ...
by Colorblind
Thu May 07, 2020 5:49 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: mastering tricks for gaining level
Replies: 22
Views: 1553

Re: mastering tricks for gaining level

Typically, when I mix and have the client listen, I have them listen LOUD. So that the mixes compare equally to releases, I set up a separate pair of channels on my console, and match the levels of the CD / laptop player to my multitrack mix monitoring level. They can then listen to the differences...
by Colorblind
Fri Apr 17, 2020 6:13 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: looks like interfaces are flying off the shelves!
Replies: 9
Views: 856

Re: looks like interfaces are flying off the shelves!

Yep. Seeing lots of people getting themselves into a minimal DAW setup lately. I just bought (ordered) one of those new SSL 2-channel interfaces so I can record at home during this madness. I’ve read decent reviews, and the price is right if it sounds better than my old MBox.
by Colorblind
Thu Jan 30, 2020 10:56 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Latest gear you've acquired.....
Replies: 4136
Views: 899307

Re: Latest gear you've acquired.....

Got a pair of these ribbon mics handmade in Russia by Igor Burdukov. Have only done a quick comparison to the Royer on a drum kit, but they're sounding great on first listen. Affordable, too.
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by Colorblind
Tue Dec 10, 2019 6:38 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: How long does it take you to mix?
Replies: 17
Views: 1797

Re: How long does it take you to mix?

Recycled_Brains wrote:
Mon Dec 09, 2019 10:11 am

Same, unless it's my own shit, then it's a year.
+1. On a typical rock mix, it's usually about 6 hours before I have something I'm fairly happy with. Then it gets sent to the artist for feedback, followed by an hour (or less, if I'm lucky) of tweaks.
by Colorblind
Mon Sep 02, 2019 5:21 pm
Forum: Buy/Sell/Trade
Topic: Transient Designer 4, Phazer Bank, 4-ch Splitter
Replies: 0
Views: 3825

Transient Designer 4, Phazer Bank, 4-ch Splitter

SPL Transient Designer SPL Transient Designer 4 in excellent condition. Minor rack wear. SOLD 4 channel Radial Phazer bank in excellent condition. Indispensable studio tool. SOLD Horizon MS-4 4-channel mic signal splitter in excellent condition. A couple of scratches on top from being taken in/out o...
by Colorblind
Tue Jun 25, 2019 9:00 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Speaker switcher recommendations
Replies: 13
Views: 1375

Re: Speaker switcher recommendations

I'm Painting Again wrote:
Sun Jun 23, 2019 2:09 pm
on the super cheap the old passive version of the SM audio M-Patch2
+1. I've used one for close to 10 years. A bit scratchy at times, but still working.
by Colorblind
Thu May 16, 2019 8:51 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Latest gear you've acquired.....
Replies: 4136
Views: 899307

Re: Latest gear you've acquired.....

Earthquaker Rainbow Machine and Acapulco Gold, as well as this cool EV shotgun mic. Now I just need to build a proper mount for it.
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by Colorblind
Fri Apr 26, 2019 6:29 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: 500 series racks - how much power do I need?
Replies: 11
Views: 1300

Re: 500 series racks - how much power do I need?

If you're handy with a soldering iron you can buy an 11-space rack kit with PSU from CAPI for about $420. Should have more than enough juice for a rack of preamps.
by Colorblind
Mon Mar 04, 2019 7:35 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Recommend Me Some Room Tuning Software
Replies: 6
Views: 704

Re: Recommend Me Some Room Tuning Software

If you're just looking for room analysis, REW seems to be pretty good (and it's free). If you're looking for corrective software, Sonarworks gets a lot of praise. I just bought their calibrated reference mic, and am planning to download the demo this week. You can probably get in the ballpark using ...