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by AstroDan
Mon Feb 01, 2010 1:06 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: uln-8 experiences
Replies: 11
Views: 3587

I'm no uber authority - I just own a 2882. People swear by the ULN-2's pre's so a whole converter box plus 8 great preamps in one is probably not a terrible deal. Especially if you had the luxury to try one out and determine if the ULN-8 preamps will be all you will ever need. It just seems a better...
by AstroDan
Sun Jan 31, 2010 11:14 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: uln-8 experiences
Replies: 11
Views: 3587

Okay, I'm an idiot that pays no attention. I will leave it at this: the 2882 is a lovely converter, the stock preamps are way useful, and is super cheap right now used. So it seems you could save at least a couple thousand by going 2882 and eight channels of outboard of your choosing. Of course, if ...
by AstroDan
Sat Jan 30, 2010 1:35 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: uln-8 experiences
Replies: 11
Views: 3587

I would recommend the 2882. They're giving away the non-DSP version ($650 for the last used one on ebay). You have badass preamps. I've done way passable rock recordings exclusively on the 2882's built in pre's. The guitars not so much, but the low end stuff, yes. It is a low end, 'depth' machine. I...
by AstroDan
Thu Jan 28, 2010 1:17 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Some info from the government. Dont shoot the messenger.
Replies: 14
Views: 2240

So this means my Garth Brooks wireless headset mic is going to be picking up police dispatch calls about people getting too drunk at my Garth Brooks tribute shows?
by AstroDan
Mon Jan 25, 2010 4:18 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: the INSANE BASF 900 story
Replies: 18
Views: 3456

That is actually pretty awesome.
by AstroDan
Fri Jan 22, 2010 9:56 am
Forum: Listen to Music
Topic: IndependentLens: Copyright Criminals - TV program discussion
Replies: 9
Views: 2266

I didn't see that unfortunately, but I would say Paul's Boutique set the standard for what could be achieved through sampling.
by AstroDan
Thu Jan 21, 2010 10:27 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Using sound to lift objects. (Video)
Replies: 9
Views: 2116

Interesting! I was checking out still photos of sonic booms and it just made me realize how physical sound/music is.
by AstroDan
Thu Jan 21, 2010 10:14 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Looking for a "throaty" acoustic
Replies: 20
Views: 3342

If the fret markers are spray painted on, you are on the right track.
This is good advice for any walk of life. :)
by AstroDan
Wed Jan 20, 2010 5:14 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Looking for a "throaty" acoustic
Replies: 20
Views: 3342

Parlor suggestion is good. I had an all mahogany Baby Taylor, but don't know if it would qualify as a parlor. I may look into that again...
by AstroDan
Wed Jan 20, 2010 4:24 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Looking for a "throaty" acoustic
Replies: 20
Views: 3342

Okay, Romeo and Juliet nailed it. That is the instrument! Perfect. All my life I've had the suspicion that sound was dobro but had it in my head they were only set up for slide. Perfect for what I want to do as far as picking and short, sharp strumming. I already have my Peaceful Easy Feeling dreadn...
by AstroDan
Wed Jan 20, 2010 3:37 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Looking for a "throaty" acoustic
Replies: 20
Views: 3342

Awesome suggestions!

Let me ask...how versatile is a dobro? Are they only set up for slide?

That's how honking I'd like to get, but for traditional picking and strumming.
by AstroDan
Wed Jan 20, 2010 11:30 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Looking for a "throaty" acoustic
Replies: 20
Views: 3342

Looking for a "throaty" acoustic

Something opposite of sweet, compressed, glossy and shimmering. A mid-range only machine.

What types of materials or sizes should I look for?
by AstroDan
Mon Jan 18, 2010 11:34 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: SM57 Bites The Dust!
Replies: 9
Views: 1803

SM57's have suffered the most damage out of most any mic I've been around. The case of a 57 is no doubt hardcore and there's not a lot to shake on the inside, but that weird "collar" that the windscreen attaches to is a pain and worries me. The windscreen cap is also really brittle and is easy to br...
by AstroDan
Wed Jan 13, 2010 12:55 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Changing payment agreement mid-project
Replies: 35
Views: 7869

I must be a total son of a bitch, because not only would I ask for deposits back from amp builders - I would also bail on this project. :D
by AstroDan
Mon Jan 11, 2010 9:16 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Is it kosher to ask for deposits back?
Replies: 11
Views: 2544

A deposit is a good idea if any amount of time or resources went into even schematics, but I still think if the extent was just a phone call then you should at least try - even if he posted a disclaimer. That's just what I would do. The worst that will happen is he'll get mad and still be $150 richer.