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by dave watkins
Fri Oct 18, 2019 12:13 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Onboard Guitar Pre-Amps/Boosters
Replies: 19
Views: 530

Re: Onboard Guitar Pre-Amps/Boosters

hell yeah, sounds like it all these mods are making for a unique instrument, definitely a bonus that you could get it sorted without having to route new cavities in the thing. Is the onboard boost sounding pretty comparable to what the micro amp was doing?
by dave watkins
Thu Oct 17, 2019 1:24 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Hardware Compressors for vocals on a budget
Replies: 9
Views: 395

Re: Hardware Compressors for vocals on a budget

pretty much all the lower end 2 ch dbx compressors like the 266 will produce acceptable results in a situation like this when you're just trying to keep the dynamics of singers in check. the various 160 variants would work well too and can be found used pretty cheap. presonus acp-88 would work fine ...
by dave watkins
Tue Oct 08, 2019 8:40 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Onboard Guitar Pre-Amps/Boosters
Replies: 19
Views: 530

Re: Onboard Guitar Pre-Amps/Boosters

if you love the combo of the pickup plus a micro amp, why not stuff a micro amp circuit in there between the pickup and the pickup selector? definitely a bunch of schematics out there, and they aren't too complicated of a circuit so it could be built pretty small when you lose the footswitch, maybe ...
by dave watkins
Fri Jul 12, 2019 11:05 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: reference listening
Replies: 10
Views: 838

Re: reference listening

The upside of CD's going more and more out of fashion is the used market is plentiful and cheap. So scooping up some classic albums and ripping them to uncompressed files to have on hand for reference is a good option. Also purchasing from bandcamp is a good option as well for newer material as you ...
by dave watkins
Mon Jul 23, 2018 6:55 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Best Sounding Snare Sound EVER
Replies: 200
Views: 57282

Re: Best Sounding Snare Sound EVER

I signed in for the first time in a long time to say that I'm really stoked this thread is still going. Good job y'all.
by dave watkins
Fri Feb 21, 2014 9:11 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Simple USB foot switch
Replies: 9
Views: 1981

or you could get somthing like this: http://www.lividinstruments.com/hardware_builder.php#brainjr or this: http://store.highlyliquid.com/collections/midi-controllers/products/midi-cpu more expensive than the other options but it's software/hardware designed for the task at hand. you could make a bra...
by dave watkins
Sat Mar 23, 2013 1:51 pm
Forum: Listen to Music
Topic: Best 21st century metal?
Replies: 22
Views: 5009

i've been enjoying this newer band Deafheaven quite a bit, sort of a post rock / black metal sound. saw them live last year and it was fantastic. http://deafheavens.bandcamp.com/releases they also did a split with Bosse De-Nage where they covered mogwai's "cody" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2GyIgg...
by dave watkins
Tue Mar 05, 2013 7:03 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Drummers - Bopworks Drumsticks - Awesome!
Replies: 13
Views: 5122

those look rad! i'm only slightly skilled with drums having only started teaching myself a couple years ago, but i've come to love jazz sticks, especially for recording. i'm definitely going to have to try a couple pairs of these, Thanks for posting! so far my favorite stick has been the Vic Firth P...
by dave watkins
Sat Oct 13, 2012 3:31 pm
Forum: Listen to Music
Topic: Beauty Pill
Replies: 10
Views: 2707

me too!

don't have any specific questions, but i'm always interested in hearing the opinions and insight of artists i respect. that's one of the best things about this forum. definitely love Beauty Pill and Chad's earlier work with Smart Went Crazy on both songwriting and production fronts.
by dave watkins
Fri Sep 21, 2012 7:53 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Is the Electrix Repeater the only thing like itself?
Replies: 8
Views: 2602

yeah the newest boomerang (v 3) can do up to 4 tempo sync'd or tempo independent loops, with adjustable volumes on all of them. the only drawback that most people bring up is that you cannot store the loops. i don't care about that since i don't use any prerecorded stuff for my work with the unit. i...
by dave watkins
Sat Aug 18, 2012 1:32 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Latest gear you've acquired.....
Replies: 3907
Views: 846709

the most unsexy but super useful thing i purchased recently: a boss line selector. using it as mini mixer / bypass for two sources on my pedal board from a homemade instrument, functionally it replaces a chain of three pedals (trying to downsize), found that and a dd-6 digital delay used and super c...
by dave watkins
Sun Jun 10, 2012 8:56 am
Forum: Listen to Music
Topic: What are you listening to today?
Replies: 787
Views: 171192

right now i'm marveling at how good and intense sounding Young Widows' Old Wounds sounds, especially considering how a good deal of it was recorded live at different venues. love this band. also listening to a ton of Mogwai since i'm going to see them play tonight. so stoked! their records are great...
by dave watkins
Sun Jun 03, 2012 6:02 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Want to try building a barnwood bass...
Replies: 12
Views: 3004

thanks man, i am indeed really happy with how it turned out! even though i did install a truss rod in this thing i still kept the neck as fat as i could, especially since it's so narrow. i may just be telling myself this, but i swear a thicker neck sounds better anyway. good luck with your build, it...
by dave watkins
Sun Jun 03, 2012 4:42 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Want to try building a barnwood bass...
Replies: 12
Views: 3004

i'd say go for it! folks get so crazy about the types of wood used in instruments, but in an electric instrument while the wood definitely plays a part in the tone, i always feel like it's more up to the build quality and the electronics. old crazy wood can produce good results. i just recently buil...
by dave watkins
Mon Apr 23, 2012 2:39 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: How many mic's is too many mic's?
Replies: 21
Views: 4679

not possible to own too many mics

definitely possible to use too many mics

though if anyone ever has a problem paying bills or taking care of their family because they need another mic, they don't need any more mics.