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by dave watkins
Fri Jul 12, 2019 11:05 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: reference listening
Replies: 10
Views: 426

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: 55771

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: 1895

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: 4879

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: 4959

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: 2514

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: 2519

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: 3870
Views: 825610

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: 168199

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: 2885

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: 2885

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: 4515

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.
by dave watkins
Sun Apr 22, 2012 6:16 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Pics of indie bands' pedalboards, guitars, amps, etc.
Replies: 29
Views: 8488

the blog is really great, thanks for sharing! also, sometimes minimal gear can be awesome, sometimes tons of gear can be awesome. also also, i love that the volume knob for the tempo guide is taped down in the first picture, i can't tell you the amount of times i've seen folks do live sets and go fo...
by dave watkins
Wed Mar 28, 2012 3:40 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Touching your speakers... WTF!?
Replies: 27
Views: 7431

i love that my subwoofer doubles as a footstool
by dave watkins
Sun Jan 29, 2012 6:23 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Latest gear you've acquired.....
Replies: 3870
Views: 825610

thanks everyone! totally stoked on how its working out and sounding thus far. this a total custom one off prototype, specifically for my live and recorded music endeavors, hopefully i'll never mass produce it, i don't even know if there would be interest, but who knows? glad everyone is into it thou...