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by oceanblood
Thu Dec 27, 2018 12:39 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: drum samples in heavy music: When did it begin????
Replies: 17
Views: 1397

Re: drum samples in heavy music: When did it begin????

From personal experience (I think I mentioned this here recently), the late, great Phil Bonnet used snare and kick samples to augment drums onna demo my band did at Solid Sound back around '88 (coulda been '87) ... And I cite this because we paid ourselves, for a 3 song thing to get gigs, but while...
by oceanblood
Tue Dec 18, 2018 8:44 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: drum samples in heavy music: When did it begin????
Replies: 17
Views: 1397

drum samples in heavy music: When did it begin????

Hi all, I was recently surprised to learn that Andy Wallace used a snare sample to feed a reverb (he called it "ambience sample") on Nevermind (back in 91) For some reason, I assumed that the use of drum samples to beef up live drums on rock and metal records was a much more recent phenomenon, at le...
by oceanblood
Wed Mar 22, 2017 4:54 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: recording two guitar amps simultaneously (positions?)
Replies: 7
Views: 1672

recording two guitar amps simultaneously (positions?)

So, I'll be recording some heavy distorted guitars soon, and my plan is to split the signal so as to capture two different amp tones at the same time. I've got a pretty decent sounding room that both amps sound great in. Here's the question: Assuming I've got both amps in the same room, how should t...
by oceanblood
Wed Feb 10, 2016 9:57 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Miking DRUMS! Where to put the EIGHTH MIC?????
Replies: 31
Views: 8589

Miking DRUMS! Where to put the EIGHTH MIC?????

Curious what kind of different opinions are out there. Here's the scenario: You've got only 8 inputs on your interface. You mic Snare, tom, tom, floor, kick, & 2 overheads. That's 7. Where do you put the 8th mic? Bottom of the snare? Sub for the kick? Mono room mic? How would you change the set up f...
by oceanblood
Wed Feb 10, 2016 9:06 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: why compress before it hits tape/converter?
Replies: 20
Views: 6366

Just want to say thanks to everyone for your answers. It makes a lot more sense to me now. David MacKinnon, you were especially detailed and informative!!
by oceanblood
Thu Jan 21, 2016 8:05 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: why compress before it hits tape/converter?
Replies: 20
Views: 6366

I suppose the crux of what I'm asking is why do anything at all to the signal BEFORE it is tracked (where you can't undo the changes) Why not compress/distress etc... after? Especially considering many of us don't have nice external compressors, but have good plugins...
by oceanblood
Thu Jan 21, 2016 7:59 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: why compress before it hits tape/converter?
Replies: 20
Views: 6366

Drone, Of course, I can prevent clipping by monitoring my gain stages. What I want to know is if there is a musical and/or technical reason to squash my signal before its tracked. In any given home studio you'll have an audio interface, with pre's, and you can get the job done without clipping even ...
by oceanblood
Thu Jan 21, 2016 7:06 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: why compress before it hits tape/converter?
Replies: 20
Views: 6366

why compress before it hits tape/converter?

Pretty basic question here, but I'd like to understand this as much as possible... It seems to be somewhat standard to run a signal chain through a compressor before it hits tape (or a/d converter) and I'm curious why this is better than compressing after recording? (assuming it is) Every time i've ...
by oceanblood
Wed Jul 24, 2013 7:00 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: SUNN Beta Lead solid state amp no sound
Replies: 19
Views: 6589

woah. You're saying to hook up a light bulb to my amp? What does it mean if it lights up?
by oceanblood
Wed Jul 24, 2013 2:20 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: SUNN Beta Lead solid state amp no sound
Replies: 19
Views: 6589

Hey Snarl!! Thanks for the reply!! All 4 speakers are rated at 4 ohms. Amp is 4 ohms. They're wired in series/parallel, which makes the total load 4 ohms. What do you mean by underpowered? I'm reading in other forums people are saying the cab should be at least double the wattage. Perhaps that's the...
by oceanblood
Tue Jul 23, 2013 9:08 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: SUNN Beta Lead solid state amp no sound
Replies: 19
Views: 6589

Just tested the cabs. So, the quantums that were in the cab the night the jensens died, those died today durring band practice. The old ones I had sitting in a box survived band practice. Did the speakers just die a natural death? Or is there some known problem with solid state amps that makes them ...
by oceanblood
Tue Jul 23, 2013 8:58 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: SUNN Beta Lead solid state amp no sound
Replies: 19
Views: 6589

CRAZY UPDATE!!! So inside my mini cabs I had 4 25w 4ohm 8inch speakers wired in series/parallell, 2 jensens and 2 quantums. I tested them and the Jensens were dead. Since the quantums survived I figured I just got some weak ass jensens, so I just slapped in the old quantums I still had. Anyway, cabs...
by oceanblood
Tue Jul 23, 2013 5:00 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: SUNN Beta Lead solid state amp no sound
Replies: 19
Views: 6589

So weird. I just did some trouble shooting and figured out it was the CAB!! I have two mini cabs loaded with 8 inch Jensens. The two cabs together make 100w @ 4ohms which is the amps rating, but the cabs are completely DEAD now. I plugged in a 15w 8ohm amp into each one. Utter silence.
by oceanblood
Tue Jul 23, 2013 3:55 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: SUNN Beta Lead solid state amp no sound
Replies: 19
Views: 6589

SUNN Beta Lead solid state amp no sound

Hi everyone. I've got a Sunn Beta Lead, I've had for almost a decade with no problems. I was playing a show and it just stopped producing sound. Dude in the audience said the volume was decreasing gradually and finally the amp went silent. I checked the fuse and the fuse is good. It powers up, light...
by oceanblood
Mon Jul 15, 2013 2:37 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Solid State Drive vs 2 Hard Disk Drives? SSD vs Multiple HDD
Replies: 12
Views: 3128

Hey, thanks everyone for the replies. Tim, as I stated in my original post, my set up was just that. OS on one drive, audio tracking on another, samples on a third. My question was 1: if SSD rendered this set up superfluous, and 2: if not, should all three of those drives be SSD. I'm getting the imp...