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by mikey_grapes
Mon Apr 09, 2018 8:33 am
Forum: Listen to Music
Topic: Made on a 488MKii and pressed to vinyl
Replies: 60
Views: 20367

Re: Made on a 488MKii and pressed to vinyl

Hi TOMB friends! I made another LP and thought I'd let you know. This one I did at my friend's cool studio, instead of on the Tascan 488 (which died a few years ago). You can pre-order vinyl at mikeuva.com Here is the video for the first single, "Waco": https://vimeo.com/261553354 . . . and here's a...
by mikey_grapes
Fri Feb 26, 2016 6:37 am
Forum: Listen to Music
Topic: Made on a 488MKii and pressed to vinyl
Replies: 60
Views: 20367

Upon seeing this thread pop up again I have to chime in and say that ~3 years after buying this record it still gets regular play and is a valued part of my collection. A number of guests have been impressed by it, too. The songs and spirit really hold up well past the novelty of the recording medi...
by mikey_grapes
Mon Feb 08, 2016 7:25 am
Forum: Listen to Music
Topic: Made on a 488MKii and pressed to vinyl
Replies: 60
Views: 20367

This is probably the most inspiring thing I've heard in years. I've had debate after debate with one friend about the idea that you could record a "real" record in a home studio. Generally, my friend is right, and this is the exception that proves the rule. In addition to kudos on the recording and...
by mikey_grapes
Fri Jan 22, 2016 12:40 pm
Forum: Listen to Music
Topic: Made on a 488MKii
Replies: 6
Views: 1912

We used TWO mics on the drums, a tube condenser floating over the kick and a Heil mic inside the kick.. both bussed to one track. The kick is way too loud but nothing can be done about that now!! I'm happy to commit to 8 tracks while recording, but I do like the flexibility of mixing in the compute...
by mikey_grapes
Fri Jan 22, 2016 10:01 am
Forum: Listen to Music
Topic: Made on a 488MKii
Replies: 6
Views: 1912

Mikey, did you mix these on the 488? Or do the laborious export process? Curious about your tracking setup as well... I recorded and mixed on the 488, with the exception of the first track, which i handed over to my friend brian straw to mix. Export process isn't too bad once you figure out the tri...
by mikey_grapes
Fri Jan 22, 2016 9:43 am
Forum: Listen to Music
Topic: Made on a 488MKii
Replies: 6
Views: 1912

swelle wrote:Sounds great!!

Here's some tunes recorded on a 488 MKII, and then mixed in Logic:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9ANfbahJvGs
I dig this, thanks swelle!
by mikey_grapes
Wed Jan 20, 2016 10:47 am
Forum: Listen to Music
Topic: Made on a 488MKii and pressed to vinyl
Replies: 60
Views: 20367

nice stuff. love the memphis kiddy park album cover. i'm originally from cleveland and lived there for 26 years, now in new orleans. great stuff. you east sider or west sider? i grew up in bay village. music and musicians > gear. this proves it. sounds awesome :) Hi! Eastsider, I live in North Coll...
by mikey_grapes
Wed Jan 20, 2016 5:28 am
Forum: Listen to Music
Topic: Made on a 488MKii
Replies: 6
Views: 1912

Made on a 488MKii

Here's a new EP I made on the trusty 'ol cassette 8-track. Enjoy!

https://mikeuva.bandcamp.com/
by mikey_grapes
Wed Jan 20, 2016 5:23 am
Forum: Listen to Music
Topic: Made on a 488MKii and pressed to vinyl
Replies: 60
Views: 20367

Here's a new batch of tunes (an EP) I did on the 488mkii:

https://mikeuva.bandcamp.com/
by mikey_grapes
Fri Jun 26, 2015 8:52 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Tascam 488mkii advice: symptom of dying track?
Replies: 5
Views: 1429

If it's only at that same point every time, my guess would be your tape is worn in that spot (old tape of lots of rw and ff in that area???) or there's a bad punch in/splice, or the noise is from the guitar/amp/etc itself and it was recorded that way. If a second machine is not available to test, t...
by mikey_grapes
Fri Jun 26, 2015 7:23 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Tascam 488mkii advice: symptom of dying track?
Replies: 5
Views: 1429

A.David.MacKinnon wrote:Does it always happen at the same point in the song or is it intermittent? HAve you cleaned the heads and everything in the tape path?
same point in the track, right when the (sightly overdriven) guitar enters.
i cleaned everything, yes.
by mikey_grapes
Fri Jun 26, 2015 6:35 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Tascam 488mkii advice: symptom of dying track?
Replies: 5
Views: 1429

Tascam 488mkii advice: symptom of dying track?

Hi, I've had this Tascam cassette multitracker for quite a long time. I've been working on a mix, and one of the 8 tracks (#7, an electric guitar part that comes in at the chorus) crackles and drops out for a few seconds before it rights itself. Like a bad instrument cord connection, where you have ...
by mikey_grapes
Thu Oct 23, 2014 10:33 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Upcoming session using 4 mics
Replies: 15
Views: 2888

Thanks DrummerMan, Here's a thread about a similar session I did in 2012: http://messageboard.tapeop.com/viewtopic.php?t=81734 Just a trio this time (w/some overdubs), my main dilemma was whether to close mic the piano, but I am drawn to your x-y room suggestion using the RE-20 for the vocals. Much ...
by mikey_grapes
Thu Oct 23, 2014 9:16 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Upcoming session using 4 mics
Replies: 15
Views: 2888

My first instinct based on what you have would be to setup your 2 rodes in xy then position all the instruments around that until you've got the levels and presence basically where you want it, especially with the piano an guitar. Then, I'd put the RE20 on your vocals, and try to find a nice spot f...
by mikey_grapes
Thu Oct 23, 2014 8:31 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Upcoming session using 4 mics
Replies: 15
Views: 2888

Yeah I agree that a stereo pair is a great approach, though I think it provides less flexibility during the mix. If you have great players (with masterful control of dynamics) in a great room then yes a stereo pair is a no brainer, supplemented with 2 more spot mics depending on what you are hearin...