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by roygbiv
Sun Dec 04, 2016 12:51 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: case for upgrading/updating your DAW platform
Replies: 9
Views: 2961

Hi Guys Thought I would piggyback a question on this thread - haven't posted for awhile, been very busy with work and playing in a 2nd band (keys in a ska/old school reggae outfit). Anyway, I have a similar question and could really use the collective advice/wisdom of the forum. While I concur with ...
by roygbiv
Wed May 20, 2015 1:58 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Stereo Microphones
Replies: 25
Views: 6807

We have a Rode that we are happy with (use when a stereo pair for some reason isn't employed). Also have some cheapies that work fine for live stereo recordings or ambience/SFX capture. You are obviously talking about an entirely different class; I only have one thing to add to the discussion-- try...
by roygbiv
Wed May 28, 2014 9:42 am
Forum: People/Places/Things
Topic: The Muscle Shoals Movie is on Netflix
Replies: 12
Views: 3084

yeah, this a really great show. Even my wife really liked it, and she not a musician (but likes music, especially the blues/roots). Its a bit slow/long, but highly recommended. An excellent story line/flow, and is interesting on a human element. The music is just an extra bonus for us. Those of you ...
by roygbiv
Tue Jun 18, 2013 10:44 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Syncing 2 Layla24 units
Replies: 3
Views: 943

I have exactly this setup (well, except for the crazy PCMCIA thing, I'm surprised that works). not at my recording computer right now, but that sounds right. Double check the naming - I think you will see it says a "2" somewhere in each of the naming scheme for the second set of inputs. Also, I thin...
by roygbiv
Sat May 25, 2013 5:31 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: You're Playing Too Loud?
Replies: 49
Views: 12044

One time I saw Keith Richards tell Chuck Berry to turn down a little.

Didn't go over too well.
by roygbiv
Thu Mar 07, 2013 10:59 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Preamp attenuator
Replies: 22
Views: 5232

Hey V-cubed what about one of the SMPro Audio M-patch monitor control thingies? You might be able to find a used one for ~ $50 or so. Not sure about unbalanced out, but I think they take unbalanced in. You got me thinking - maybe I should try mine to really drive my EH12AY preamp before clipping my ...
by roygbiv
Tue Feb 12, 2013 6:05 pm
Forum: Listen to Music
Topic: Best double album ever?
Replies: 47
Views: 12974

I thought the answer to this question was supposed to be "Frampton Comes Alive"
by roygbiv
Sun Jan 27, 2013 7:40 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: securing my BIG garage door: build wall or no?
Replies: 6
Views: 2654

yeah, and I think leaving the original accordion door on the outside would also have the added benefit of distracting would-be burglars, i.e., "nothing to see here, just a normal ol' garage, not a transformed building full of tasty, easily hawked musical equipment". Or that's what I would think, any...
by roygbiv
Sun Jan 27, 2013 6:56 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Optimal PA setup for basement practice space
Replies: 6
Views: 2801

One thing I discovered, completely by accident: in a low ceiling basement, putting your monitors up on stands works much better than having them on the floor (by stands I mean those PA type-stands, or "monitor stands" like On Stage sells) when monitors are on the floor, I think some of the sound jus...
by roygbiv
Fri Dec 14, 2012 9:22 pm
Forum: Listen to Music
Topic: Any IOWANS know about early 1900's regional music?
Replies: 7
Views: 2177

Yeah, I'd go with Ottobot and the polka. And hymns too (specially when played on an out of tune upright, it'll bring tears to your eyes) PS Ottobot, small world! part of my family has been in Decatur for >100 years (probably nobody besides us realize how small those towns are!) PSS that part of nort...
by roygbiv
Wed Dec 12, 2012 10:28 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Post your clicks
Replies: 36
Views: 7370

Re: Post your clicks

good topic. sort of on-topic....since most of my songs start out with guitar, i've noticed that almost invariably the first couple 'scratch' guitars i record end up being the best, feel-wise. even if i'm playing to a shitty drum machine. basically i feel like the first guitars i throw down sound li...
by roygbiv
Mon Nov 26, 2012 10:05 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Best software/samples for basic percussion sounds?
Replies: 7
Views: 2083

Hey guys, thanks! That is exactly what I was looking for! Great sounds and enough variations. Plus, the purty pictures and limited scope help keep my wandering mind anchored to what sound idea I was thinking of (instead of randomly tripping through all the sounds presented by a Rompler without a tra...
by roygbiv
Sun Nov 25, 2012 7:07 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Best software/samples for basic percussion sounds?
Replies: 7
Views: 2083

Hi Nick

Thanks for the tip - I'll check out the Korg offering (I looked into the Avid as well, but it appears that only comes in RTAS, and I use Reaper, which apparently doesn't do that.

roy
by roygbiv
Sun Nov 25, 2012 11:53 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Best software/samples for basic percussion sounds?
Replies: 7
Views: 2083

Best software/samples for basic percussion sounds?

Any suggestions for (relatively cheap) samples/software that have a good, varied collection of basic percussion sounds? By basic I mean tamborine, cowbell, woodblock, sleighbells, handclaps, chains, etc.. With lots of variations for each. (NOT djembe, tablas, rainstick, oud, marimbe, etc. Not that t...
by roygbiv
Wed Oct 24, 2012 3:32 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Auratone skepticism
Replies: 15
Views: 4958

one thing you could try is plugging the port (with a small rubber stopper or something), and seeing if you like the sound better. Also, there may still be some sound leakage out of the unhooked-up tweeter, but really at this point I'm talking out of my ass, hence the muffled tone you are detecting a...