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by littlepokey
Fri Jan 22, 2010 10:49 pm
Forum: Listen to Music
Topic: List your Bandcamp page
Replies: 409
Views: 116291

by littlepokey
Sat Jun 06, 2009 7:29 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Anyone using the Alesis HD24XR for converters only?
Replies: 3
Views: 1222

I don't have any experience doing that. However, I have heard a rumor that the lowly Behringer ADA8000 uses these same converters. Not a reverse engineered version, but supposedly the exact same ones. If this is true, this might be a cheaper solution if you can get over the stigma.
by littlepokey
Wed Sep 03, 2008 11:39 pm
Forum: Buy/Sell/Trade
Topic: ISDN codec for sale
Replies: 0
Views: 397

ISDN codec for sale

Hi. I'm selling an almost brand new Prima LT ISDN codec made by Musicam. It has been used only three times. Still have all original packaging, manual, etc... Bought it in April and it is in mint condition. No rack rash or anything. Paid $3200 for it. Looking to get $2100 for it. Email me at michael@...
by littlepokey
Mon Aug 18, 2008 8:50 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: DIY Cables - Where is the best place to get bulk cable
Replies: 9
Views: 1593

I picked up 2 giant spools of military-grade 2 conductor plus shield from an electronic surplus place for like $50. The spec sheet stuck to end of the spool said it was spec'ed out to work between 125 and 40 degrees below zero. I am cheap with turning the heater on, but not that bad. Seriously thoug...
by littlepokey
Tue Aug 12, 2008 8:59 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Build Your Own Rack Furniture
Replies: 22
Views: 3958

Just an idea. I make my own racks and use wood finishing strips for rails. Has the benefit of not being confined to pre-drilled spacing (I like to leave more space between units for air flow) and you never have to worry about chassis grounds causing a ground loop. Looks cool too.
by littlepokey
Sat Apr 19, 2008 10:04 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Has a piano made a difference in your studio?
Replies: 15
Views: 3284

Yes. Having a piano at our place has helped with business. How much business it has actually brought in is hard to tell, but it definitely gets used a lot. For sure it generates phone calls from it's pictures on the website. I agree that a baby grand is a living room "look at me" type piano designed...
by littlepokey
Mon Mar 17, 2008 5:52 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Sax!
Replies: 17
Views: 2365

I tend to record a lot of horns and obviously, every horn is different and depending on where you want it to sit in the mix is a large determining factor. With that said, I would definitely start with the ribbon mic. Ribbons are usually figure 8, so if the room sounds really crappy put a gobo or aco...
by littlepokey
Thu Mar 06, 2008 10:36 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Tips on making something sound really "wet"
Replies: 28
Views: 4146

Someone recently showed me a cool trick for dynamic reverb. If you have a room mic or mics tracked on a drumset for instance, then compressing the drum buss but not the room mic, will yield a larger reverb sound on loud passages, and not so much on tender moments. Conversely, compressing the the roo...
by littlepokey
Thu Feb 28, 2008 12:42 am
Forum: Listen to Music
Topic: What's your favorite "poorly"-recorded LP or track
Replies: 125
Views: 30074

I don't know if vintage jazz is fair game or not here, but had to chime in. I am well aware that at the time, recording technology was sketchy at best, yet some of my all time favorite albums were done during this period. It's funny that Rudy Van Gelder gets the mysterious, voodoo rap that he does ...
by littlepokey
Tue Feb 12, 2008 12:33 am
Forum: Listen to Music
Topic: Too cute? Humbly request feedback.
Replies: 6
Views: 1240

Thank you all for the comments. I was trying to give the bass some movement, but certainly wasn't going for nausea inducing madness. After reading these comments, I played around with it for a bit. When I reined in the panning a little it seemed a little more solid, but when I took it away completel...
by littlepokey
Tue Feb 05, 2008 8:05 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Whatcha gonna buy with your Economic Stimulus Check?
Replies: 68
Views: 8733

My wife (being my business partner) and I have had some real up and downs this year. Most have been up, but a few have been down. However, the doors are still open and we are having fun and both doing what we want, and that s what is important. Thus, the responsible thing to do with the money is to ...
by littlepokey
Fri Feb 01, 2008 6:52 pm
Forum: Listen to Music
Topic: Too cute? Humbly request feedback.
Replies: 6
Views: 1240

Too cute? Humbly request feedback.

I have a mix that I ve been working on that I would love some feedback on. I find that when I m working on my own stuff, I am very easily distracted and sometimes lose sight of where the song wants to go. Anyway, I'm concerned I put a little too much "candy" on it and am wondering if it is distracti...
by littlepokey
Sat Jan 12, 2008 1:29 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Studios without any type of "board" at all
Replies: 61
Views: 8181

With all this talk of "in-the-box" versus "out of the box" the cost of a nice mixer is definitely an issue. However, momentarily putting aside the idea that said mixer might have nice pre's or usable EQ, or zero latency headphone options, or whatever, there is one practical matter that rarely seems ...
by littlepokey
Tue Nov 13, 2007 12:06 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: A desk/Preamp question
Replies: 10
Views: 1620

Or you could go in on the insert return and bypass the pre section altogether. Just less stuff in the signal chain. Depending on the board you may or may not have access to the eq section or whatever, but you should have access to the aux's. (that may be adjustable too. Mine has a jumper that lets y...
by littlepokey
Sat Nov 03, 2007 12:11 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: favourite kick drum compressor?
Replies: 34
Views: 6331

Orban 424 is thick and can be fun in a slightly sloppy way. Aphex Studio Dominator is also fun in a "slam it against the wall" kind of way. The Studio Dom (the original one, the 700) is actually the most fun on a drum buss, plus it has the exciter type thing built in.