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by thieves
Sat Feb 11, 2012 9:17 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Uses for really bright mics?
Replies: 21
Views: 3491

Snare bottom? yeah, i've got an audio-technica pro 37... got just one to try out before getting another for a matched overhead pair, but man it's just so damn bright. i've been using it on snare bottom along with an sm-57 on top and some cheapo LDC's (MXL 990's) as overheads, but overdriven a bit t...
by thieves
Wed Dec 31, 2008 9:50 am
Forum: Listen to Music
Topic: Best of 2008
Replies: 48
Views: 10740

1. Portishead - Third 2. Why? - Alopecia 3. M83 - Saturdays = Youth 4. Autechre - Quaristice 5. Gang Gang Dance - Saint Dymphna 6. Lykke Li - Youth Novels 7. Vivian Girls - s/t 8. TV on the Radio - Dear Science 9. The Mountain Goats - Heretic Pride 10. Times New Viking - Rip it Off 11. The Magnetic ...
by thieves
Tue Dec 09, 2008 8:36 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Fender Jaguar/Mustang or Gibson SG
Replies: 25
Views: 3813

well the scale of the guitar is a big issue for me... i'd go mustang or sg over a jazzmaster or jaguar, as i really don't like the longer scale. i own a '00 fender cyclone and it might be a good halfway point between a mustang and an sg, because of the humbucker in the bridge position. it's definite...
by thieves
Tue Nov 18, 2008 10:18 am
Forum: Listen to Music
Topic: The Notwist
Replies: 4
Views: 1226

yeah, after seeing them live i'm really surprised how minimal they decide to go on record
by thieves
Wed Nov 05, 2008 9:57 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Gettin' some Bleed going
Replies: 8
Views: 1644

BOWIE wrote:If you can't get the real thing, sometimes using the same (or just slightly different) reverb setting on several different tracks will give the illusion that they are in the same room.
yeah, this is basically my go-to reverb technique, as my recording technique tends to be all overdubs
by thieves
Wed Nov 05, 2008 9:53 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: 'retro'/hard panning key elements in contemporary records?
Replies: 35
Views: 6902

the past couple stereolab records have a lot of this. at least a couple songs they've done this decade have a drumkit in each channel.
by thieves
Wed Oct 29, 2008 2:33 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: An argument for the 'real' studio
Replies: 56
Views: 9382

Fuck equipment. I use only the cheapest and get good results. The really good stuff only requires less work. Some one in another forum did a great test...he put 10 mics in front of a guy and had him sing his song...and posted the results and had us vote on which mic sounded the best......I could ba...
by thieves
Wed Oct 29, 2008 7:53 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: cheap as hell headphpones that will take a beating
Replies: 14
Views: 1981

i'm sure i would if i were tracking, but this is strictly a 'live' setup. pretty much everyone on stage can hear when the song is going to start from the bleed in my phones.
by thieves
Mon Oct 27, 2008 11:05 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: An argument for the 'real' studio
Replies: 56
Views: 9382

Would you make the same argument about buying a hammer, or a miter box, or a ladder, or paint brushes? I think your idea has more to do with intent than anything else. For instance, we cleaned out our garage yesterday and I moved a bike rack over about three feet, using my own ladder and screw-shoo...
by thieves
Mon Oct 27, 2008 10:55 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: cheap as hell headphpones that will take a beating
Replies: 14
Views: 1981

these came in the mail saturday and i got to try them out during band practice yesterday. exactly what i needed. i was initially a bit worried about the isolation, as they aren't super great at that, but damn do they go LOUD! i had earplugs in and the headphones turned up pretty loud but not all the...
by thieves
Thu Oct 23, 2008 11:27 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Bass Players! Question about short-scale strings.
Replies: 11
Views: 1620

i never really thought of it that way... my house is full of short scale fenders... both guitars and basses. i use 11's on my cyclone and duo-sonic, but i use the mustang bass strings on our mustang and bronco basses. my guess is that thicker gauge strings would just be too much for such a small fre...
by thieves
Thu Oct 23, 2008 9:05 am
Forum: Listen to Music
Topic: Dirty Three - Cinder
Replies: 3
Views: 1269

i like the albums with longer songs a lot more. horse stories is probably my favorite, because it isn't really 'pretty' sounding like a lot of stuff in that genre.
by thieves
Thu Oct 23, 2008 8:37 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: cheap as hell headphpones that will take a beating
Replies: 14
Views: 1981

i ordered a pair of these yesterday. i'm looking forward to seeing how well they work, as i think i completely blew out my old set at last night's gig.
by thieves
Wed Oct 22, 2008 2:32 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: cheap as hell headphpones that will take a beating
Replies: 14
Views: 1981

yeah, i use an extension cable in a live setting anyway, because the place where i plug in the headphones is almost never right by my kit. i think i'm going to order one pair, and if i like them, order a few more before i do any more sessions with the band.
by thieves
Wed Oct 22, 2008 12:19 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: cheap as hell headphpones that will take a beating
Replies: 14
Views: 1981

this is totally the selling point:
They can hit 105dB (loud enough to cause ear damage)
(remember, i'll be using them with ear plugs in, no lectures please)