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by Dubmaniac
Sun Mar 14, 2021 2:14 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Recommend me a wild delay pedal
Replies: 29
Views: 3590

Re: Recommend me a wild delay pedal

I'm surprised nobody has mentioned the Realistic Sound Mangler- I mean Realistic Electronic Reverb. Mine doesn't give pristine, beautiful delays and reverbs. Nope. It sounds like it looks- cheap and plasticky. But it's a whole lot of fun! Great for gritty, lo-fi analog reverb & delay effects. It alm...
by Dubmaniac
Tue Feb 16, 2021 9:34 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Headphone mix suggestions?
Replies: 12
Views: 848

Re: Headphone mix suggestions?

I personally recommend the Oz Audio Q-Mix. It's a headphone mixer with six headphone channels. It's not the cheapest thing out there, but it's not expensive at all, and it's way better built than most headphone amps. You can feed it a main stereo mix as well as four aux sends, which could be somethi...
by Dubmaniac
Wed Dec 23, 2020 8:59 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: What to feed my Tascam DA 88?
Replies: 3
Views: 215

What to feed my Tascam DA 88?

When I moved this fall, I found my old Tascam DA 88. For those who don't know, it's a digital 8 track tape recorder that was Tascam's answer to the ADAT. It used Hi-8 videotapes. I would like to try recording with it (and my recently revived Mackie 1604-VLZ mixer) as a DAWless system- specifically, ...
by Dubmaniac
Tue Oct 20, 2020 11:33 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: microphone death
Replies: 17
Views: 789

Re: microphone death

I was given a Sennheiser 421 several years ago. I was super excited to finally get one... until I got it home and plugged it in. It had almost no signal at all, and what there was sounded like a bad imitation of a telephone. At least the price was right.
by Dubmaniac
Fri Jul 17, 2020 11:13 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Replace my monitoring amp with an old Crown?
Replies: 26
Views: 3960

Re: Replace my monitoring amp with an old Crown?

Ten years later, I stumbled upon this thread. Since then, I've tried a couple of amps, including a Stewart PA200 that never quite worked right, and a Hafler P3000 that would heat up my control room whether I wanted it to or not. Now I'm using a Crown D75 that's on loan from a very generous friend, b...
by Dubmaniac
Sun May 31, 2020 2:16 pm
Forum: Listen to Music
Topic: New single from Baggs Patrick- "Anesthesia, Amnesia & Me"
Replies: 0
Views: 1565

New single from Baggs Patrick- "Anesthesia, Amnesia & Me"

This is a song about bad decisions. It features Baggs Patrick, a Denver singer/songwriter, who wrote it, sang it and played guitar on it. I played the bass and tracked, mixed and mastered it here at my studio. We got it in three takes! i'd like to hear what you think of it. https://soundcloud.com/de...
by Dubmaniac
Sun May 31, 2020 2:09 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: DI bass and guitar
Replies: 63
Views: 5481

Re: DI bass and guitar

I've been using an ART TPS for my bass tracks as a DI. It's totally useless as a mic pre, but not terrible as a bass DI. But just last night, I thought I'd try a little something different on a bass track. I set up my Ampeg B2R head, ran out the XLR into my interface and got what I think is a better...
by Dubmaniac
Fri May 22, 2020 12:44 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Inexpensive options & recommendations for talkback
Replies: 5
Views: 840

Inexpensive options & recommendations for talkback

I need some kind of a low priced talkback system. Aside from that Samson C Control thing which does have it, but also rolls off the high end from your monitors, what else is there that doesn't kill your sound or your wallet? Or, conversely, if all I need is talkback, could I use the Samson for just ...
by Dubmaniac
Sat May 09, 2020 1:31 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Cubase Pro 10.5 opinions
Replies: 3
Views: 912

Re: Cubase Pro 10.5 opinions

I see that you can update for $450 right now. I am also super fast with Cubase and see no real need or reason to switch to another DAW. GO FOR IT! Unfortunately, I won't be able to upgrade. I'll have to pay full price. They don't let you upgrade when you've had the software for almost 17 years! Not...
by Dubmaniac
Sun May 03, 2020 12:13 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Cubase Pro 10.5 opinions
Replies: 3
Views: 912

Cubase Pro 10.5 opinions

I've been tracking audio with (don't laugh) Cubase SX2 for almost 17 years on several different PCs. I've tried other DAWs, but I can't work nearly as fast on them as I can on Cubase. I'm thinking of upgrading to Cubase Pro 10.5 if I can afford it. Have any of you used it for tracking audio? If so, ...
by Dubmaniac
Tue Mar 31, 2020 9:17 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Mackie 1604VLZ rehab as shelter in place project
Replies: 10
Views: 1240

Re: Mackie 1604VLZ rehab as shelter in place project

Definitely not the dialetric grease. Any kind of tuner/pot cleaner lube would be fine. The old Radio Shack stuff was OK. Sometimes knowing what NOT to use is as important as knowing what to use. In other, serendipitous news, I just found a long-forgotten can of Caig ProGold G5 cleaner in the baseme...
by Dubmaniac
Sat Mar 28, 2020 10:49 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Mackie 1604VLZ rehab as shelter in place project
Replies: 10
Views: 1240

Re: Mackie 1604VLZ rehab as shelter in place project

Has anybody had any experience with CRC contact cleaner? I know Deoxit rules the roost when it comes to contact cleaning, but I may not be able to buy any locally, and shipping times for non-essential products are way higher than usual. The Home Depot near my house has some CRC contact cleaner on ha...
by Dubmaniac
Tue Mar 24, 2020 10:32 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Mackie 1604VLZ rehab as shelter in place project
Replies: 10
Views: 1240

Mackie 1604VLZ rehab as shelter in place project

So today at 5PM, my city issued a shelter in place order due to Covid-19. That means I can go to work (my work is considered essential), but after work, I'm supposed to head home and stay here. It's for the greater good, I know, but... ugh. So I've decided to use my shelter in place time to tackle o...
by Dubmaniac
Fri Mar 06, 2020 11:40 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Unusual fix for microphone noise issue
Replies: 7
Views: 1709

Re: Unusual fix for microphone noise issue

oh thats amazing! I'll have to get my K3U/MH40 out of storage today and check that out. It used to be my favorite SDC for drums. But then one session it started sputtering and making noises. Changed cables, tried a different phantom power supply. Same noise. I never would have thought to try puttin...
by Dubmaniac
Fri Mar 06, 2020 11:36 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: small mixers for tracking headphones?
Replies: 9
Views: 1539

Re: small mixers for tracking headphones?

I use the Oz Audio Q-Mix HM-6 in my studio. It allows me to feed a master stereo send plus four aux sends, which could be guitar, bass, drums, vocals, keys, click track- whatever you decide to send to each of the four mono ins. The band can dial in their own mixes, with as much or as little of each ...