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by Mankinda
Fri Feb 12, 2010 2:42 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Q: Burning in new tube pre-amps
Replies: 5
Views: 1164

Thanks, Mr. Brains....

I'd heard different opinions on whether a signal was required to truly burn-in the tubes.... maybe the difference of opinion is centered around the NOS detail. Either way: thanks.
by Mankinda
Fri Feb 12, 2010 12:22 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Q: Burning in new tube pre-amps
Replies: 5
Views: 1164

Q: Burning in new tube pre-amps

...hey, this is probably a dumb question but I just got a pair of Summit pres and I know the tubes need to be "burned in" a bit. My question is, when burning-in the tubes, do I have to be passing a signal or will just powering them on work to break-in the tubes? Recording on this project is schedule...
by Mankinda
Tue Jan 26, 2010 1:49 pm
Forum: Buy/Sell/Trade
Topic: Gear FS; Davisound, Analog delay, Compressors, mics, etc.
Replies: 9
Views: 1939

... hey Bryan. I wrote you back about the final arrangements but its not showing as "sent" in my mailbox. Just wanted to make sure you saw it; if not, you can call me at the number listed in my prev. pm. I'll take the mixer and the 2 Mogami / Neutrik snakes..
by Mankinda
Mon Jan 25, 2010 12:16 pm
Forum: Buy/Sell/Trade
Topic: Gear FS; Davisound, Analog delay, Compressors, mics, etc.
Replies: 9
Views: 1939

pm sent for the mixer
by Mankinda
Mon Nov 23, 2009 5:19 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: home recording and finding time
Replies: 32
Views: 5588

Re: home recording and finding time

Simplify * your setup and keep it as turnkey as possible. This is the best possible advice in this situation. I used to enjoy setting up to record -- getting the cables out, setting up mics, checking all the connections into and out of the computer. Now I keep a stripped-down setup in the basement ...
by Mankinda
Thu Sep 24, 2009 4:06 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Should I get a budget Pre?
Replies: 17
Views: 3510

... Try the Electro-Harmonix 12AY7 Mic Pre... Its about $190 new and it has got to be the most affordable tube pre that's NOT a starved-plate design. The difference is audible.
by Mankinda
Thu Sep 10, 2009 7:18 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Weird/Makeshift Percussion Sounds
Replies: 36
Views: 10306

...out here in OR we have these red or yellow recycling bins to set out on garbage day... once they've been wiped clean of all the Evan Williams and PBR, they make pretty great low-end percussion instrument... I've used the bin as a kick on a sparse acoustic guitar/vox track... just held it over an ...
by Mankinda
Thu Aug 20, 2009 12:43 pm
Forum: People/Places/Things
Topic: Seattle TapeOp Hang MONDAY NIGHT (Tomorrow)?
Replies: 21
Views: 3427

Seattle Chamber of Commerce just called... they want their jobs back..

crap, I miss Seattle again now. Will have to plan a visit again soon... too bad I missed the CG in Sea-Town; beer night would have been a good excuse for a short road trip up there.
by Mankinda
Thu Aug 20, 2009 12:05 pm
Forum: People/Places/Things
Topic: Equipment Rentals in Portland OR
Replies: 0
Views: 578

Equipment Rentals in Portland OR

Hi Folks - I need a lead on where I might be able to rent some extra recording gear for a project I'm doing next week. Looking for mics and maybe a couple pres? I'm in Portland. Thanks for your help
by Mankinda
Fri Jun 12, 2009 3:17 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Reputation vs. Know-it-alls
Replies: 19
Views: 4726

...you're right... thanks for the replies... and the ego-check. I honestly love music and want these musicians to succeed... and if I was in the studio with any of you, I'd shut up and watch..and take notes, because I respect all time, practice, studying, and effort that it took you to master your c...
by Mankinda
Fri Jun 12, 2009 12:09 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Reputation vs. Know-it-alls
Replies: 19
Views: 4726

Reputation vs. Know-it-alls

I'm not sure where to begin... I'm no Steve Albini, Chris Garges, Larry Crane (who else?s ass should I kiss here?) but for the last 15 years or so I have dedicated my free time, enthusiasm, sweat and patience to studying and practicing the art of recording and helping bands/musicians present their a...
by Mankinda
Wed Jul 16, 2008 10:59 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Installing a control room window in an existing wall
Replies: 3
Views: 1435

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2. What materials should be used to insulate the wall between studs I should have asked what materials should be used around the window itself. BTW there are no structural support posts in the wall...its all ad-hoc I'm sure there is a lot to know and a lot that's already been said/written. I'm look...
by Mankinda
Wed Jul 16, 2008 10:49 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Installing a control room window in an existing wall
Replies: 3
Views: 1435

Installing a control room window in an existing wall

I acquired a (seemingly) nice 4-pane studio window (for free!) off Craigslist and I want to install this between my control room and the tracking room of my basement studio. The control room is a finished large bedroom in a clean, dry basement. I want to open a wall between this room and the larger/...
by Mankinda
Sat May 10, 2008 4:05 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Dealing with artists while mixing on your monitors
Replies: 17
Views: 3323

micromanaging the process is an insane waste of time. +1 for sure Worked with one band that wanted less low-end. I muted they bass and they all responded "That's it!" then they asked what I did to the mix. The sad thing, was the bass player was in the room when I did it so the band looked like idio...
by Mankinda
Fri May 09, 2008 11:45 am
Forum: Buy/Sell/Trade
Topic: SOLD: FMR Audio Really Nice Compressor (RNC)
Replies: 4
Views: 974

got your response. thanks. sent you a reply, tho not in my sentbox again... call me? or you can reach me at antler_hand@yahoo.com.

thanks again...