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by Mixwell
Thu Jan 14, 2016 11:18 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: monitor recommendations - bedroom studio?
Replies: 10
Views: 3299

I am really loving what Focal has to offer. Their Alpha50's are really close to my CMS-50 [at almost $700 bones less!!!] So a lot of clients are digging them for the project setups at home,
by Mixwell
Tue Sep 22, 2015 9:02 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Purple TAV vs API 560 on bass drum?
Replies: 2
Views: 1161

Re: Purple TAV vs API 560 on bass drum?

I've always liked the API 560 on bass drum, a little 36Hz, cut out some 500Hz, add a little 4K and boom modern bass drum sound. But, I'm wondering how the TAV compares. I wouldn't mind something a little "softer" or "rounder" sounding, but still really tight in the low end. The TAV is exactly that....
by Mixwell
Thu Aug 07, 2014 5:45 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: 500 Series recommendations
Replies: 9
Views: 2261

Check out the RASCAL Audio TWO-V, its $1289
its extremely versatile with regard to gain staging different tones,
http://rascalaudio.net/files/two-v_cutsheet.pdf
by Mixwell
Thu Jun 05, 2014 9:50 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Ribbon Mics On Loud Amps
Replies: 16
Views: 4234

Love Ribbons on gtrs! Most of them have some extreme proximity, which is cool - You can back it off the cab, get alotta air and OOOOMPH around the sound. So I tend to use them in mid distance, but some can be jammed up closer and still sound great. I think you lose a little bit of highs when they ar...
by Mixwell
Mon Dec 02, 2013 8:34 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: 8-track, 8 channel console - 8 channel ADA - 8!
Replies: 7
Views: 2314

It is usual for a console's monitor section to connect the monitors, and one would patch the Master Mix Outputs into the AD converter, and monitor the Return DA converter to the console's 2-track return, resulting signal flowing towards the monitor section of the console. However, if you are not usi...
by Mixwell
Fri Nov 08, 2013 2:33 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: List of 500 series manufacturers
Replies: 44
Views: 56587

FMR Audio just announced the RNC500 and the RNLA500 modules

check em out here

http://www.fmraudio.com/rnc500.html

http://www.fmraudio.com/rnla500.html
by Mixwell
Wed Nov 06, 2013 6:52 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Little Labs STD cable question
Replies: 20
Views: 5287

I've seen a few blow up,
I always just buy another one from Jon,

I'm lazy.......
by Mixwell
Tue Oct 29, 2013 12:36 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Distressor... Too good for home recording?
Replies: 21
Views: 6084

I don't think your commentary is likely to be helpful to those seeking advice about the compressor's actual operation. I sell Empirical Labs products, yes. I believe they make excellent products as Dave has very smart design goals. Don't you modify them for a price? Perhaps we are both at odds here....
by Mixwell
Tue Oct 29, 2013 7:11 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Distressor... Too good for home recording?
Replies: 21
Views: 6084

Re: my oh my my

Jim loves beating up the EL8's "spec's". I guess it's because he hasn't found any applications to use one. I gather from his specification analyzation that he thinks it sounds bad. Specs do tell a story, but the ears tell me it's not something I would select unless I wanted to "ugly-fy" a track. Be...
by Mixwell
Wed Oct 09, 2013 7:58 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Airy mic to compliment SM7b and vintage U87 for vocals?
Replies: 46
Views: 17738

Re: Airy mic to compliment SM7b and vintage U87 for vocals?

Blackspace UM25 here is an example of this mic on acoustic, to give you an idea of it's tonal quality https://soundcloud.com/dspdoctor-llc/blackspade-um25 For $1,899 it is a fantastic option for a sweetly bright and clear microphone with smooth mojo. I favor the premium version, with a European mad...
by Mixwell
Wed Oct 09, 2013 7:39 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Distressor... Too good for home recording?
Replies: 21
Views: 6084

(Attn: A.B., I'll probably be giving you guys a call. I hope you have time to talk, as I have many questions about many things) Hey Dino, sure thing! All of us here at the Doc's office are "alpha" gear geeks, and honestly we love questions, and evaluating problems that need solving...cause we think...
by Mixwell
Thu Sep 19, 2013 11:02 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Distressor... Too good for home recording?
Replies: 21
Views: 6084

oh my, oh my

Jim loves beating up the EL8's "spec's". I guess it's because he hasn't found any applications to use one. I gather from his specification analyzation that he thinks it sounds bad. I think it's pretty rad. I mean, I can make it work just fine as a clean compressor for tracking and for mixing. You ju...
by Mixwell
Thu Sep 19, 2013 10:52 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Multi channel DAC for modest price?
Replies: 13
Views: 3740

UAD Apollo DUO

For 2K the UAD Apollo DUO is a great option for a 8x8 ADA Interface. It is high quality product and value for what you get. It adds UAD Processing along to a fully featured interface for both Mac and Windows OS.
by Mixwell
Thu Sep 19, 2013 10:39 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: adding more I/O to the apollo
Replies: 2
Views: 808

adding more I/O to the apollo

I dig your idea in adding I/O here. The RME boxes are good options for this. But I think the A2D has really nice converters in it. Who can't use another pair of awesome 312's? And you've got output trims before the AD too. And you can insert gear after the mic preamp and before the Converters. Or yo...
by Mixwell
Wed Aug 28, 2013 7:17 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Greg Hanks BA-660 preamp/limiter review
Replies: 7
Views: 1847

Why not call Greg and ask him how he built his box yourself? Better than asking the "mirror mirror on the wall"... I'd bet he will be happy to tell you in great detail. If you buy one you will get the schematic. I hope the phone lines don't explode from the heavy tech talk....