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by dave watkins
Fri Jul 31, 2020 7:38 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: HOT mix/mastering levels and streaming services
Replies: 9
Views: 434

Re: HOT mix/mastering levels and streaming services

This is something I've been thinking about/dealing with a lot over the last couple years. I definitely do not claim to be a mastering expert but have found a few things to be true when it comes to mastering with streaming services in mind: You will drive yourself mad if you try to master to a specif...
by dave watkins
Thu Jul 23, 2020 2:13 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: shedshrine build 3.0 - furniture, cats, gear, enlightenment, and yer mom, man
Replies: 198
Views: 6637

Re: shedshrine build 3.0 - furniture, cats, gear and enlightenment, man

My first guitar teacher had a Westone guitar with a similar body style to the basses y'all have been posting. She had a nice Tele and a Les Paul, some quality acoustics and some other things but for whatever reason 6th grade me always gravitated to the Westone. I love this thread, it's making me nos...
by dave watkins
Wed Jan 29, 2020 11:00 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: UA Luna
Replies: 14
Views: 1976

Re: UA Luna

The NAMM roll out was a bit ridiculous, but there's a couple features they mentioned that i do find attractive. Definitely like the idea that adjusting gain and so forth within the DAW is also 1 for 1 adjusting the gain of the preamp itself. Also like that the monitoring controls are just simply par...
by dave watkins
Fri Oct 18, 2019 12:13 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Onboard Guitar Pre-Amps/Boosters
Replies: 19
Views: 1640

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: 11
Views: 1475

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: 1640

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: 1293

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: 60969

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: 2154

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: 5276

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: 5652

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: 2957

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: 2784

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: 4229
Views: 930486

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: 802
Views: 182025

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...