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by ape32
Tue Jul 31, 2007 12:15 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Bowed Saw
Replies: 9
Views: 1905

My favorite instrument to mix in a live situaltion!

"Can I have more sine wave in my monitor?"
by ape32
Wed May 23, 2007 12:22 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Is there more noise now? (for those who might remember)
Replies: 19
Views: 3271

Holy Hell!

Now I know why my amp was pinging - had me baffled, pinging left with the drummer and his cell!
by ape32
Mon May 07, 2007 10:09 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Mixing yourself revisited
Replies: 13
Views: 2405

I had been recording and mixing my own band for a few years and just got done recording and mixing a 3 songs with a very accomplished and famous local engineer/producer. Gear factors aside (trident 80-B for my mixwizard, studer 2" for my Otari MX5050 1/2") what made the results and experience enjoya...
by ape32
Wed Apr 18, 2007 12:03 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: when is a mix done?
Replies: 38
Views: 5659

I have been recording tunes for my band for demos, pre-production and reference. The last one I did I bounced into the DAW, did a mix - ok - good etc. Remixed and made it worse (overcooked) Then I ran one straight off the 1/2" 8-track through cheesy outboard - that was the keeper. I work 1,000x quic...
by ape32
Tue Mar 27, 2007 12:21 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: The Case Of The Singing Drummer
Replies: 6
Views: 1468

Another possibility is to get a decent omni mic and use it in front of her face as an "overhead" - it will pick up the voice but also get the kit without undue nasty off-axis color. This could work if the kit playing is reasonable and she isn't cymbal-bashing while singing.
by ape32
Wed Mar 07, 2007 2:08 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Front Of House mix differences?
Replies: 19
Views: 3124

Scodiddly is right on - I do live sound every Sat. at a mid sized club in Seattle. Quick is key - I never spend more than a few moments on a drum or instrument during a check. At least for rock stuff. Nothing (except monitors) really matter before the crowd manifests and "treats" the room. Setting u...
by ape32
Wed Nov 29, 2006 10:55 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Live Recording Tips?
Replies: 16
Views: 2739

I'd start by sticking a mic in front of everything, pressing record, and sorting it all out later. If it works for punk bands it should be a good starting point for an instrumental rock band...... Seriously though - you can mine loads of good tips about recording any single instrument (or kit of the...
by ape32
Tue Mar 07, 2006 3:13 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: decent preamp for snare and kick
Replies: 25
Views: 4915

I second the Haptone Jfet if you can solder. I use it for kick and snare and really like the density it gives. I don't really distort it - used conservatively it can be quite clean.
by ape32
Fri Mar 03, 2006 1:59 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: compressor for smashing mono drums
Replies: 31
Views: 5498

I just whacked a room mic to tape with the DBX 163 (not the "X" - the wood panneled one w/rca i/o) Way better than it should have been! I also have a furman also - boy howdy how that thing sucks! I could turn a pretty nice UA 610 DI bass sound into a squeeky ducke farte (and nothing else despite eff...
by ape32
Thu Mar 02, 2006 12:56 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Pet (Peeve) Sounds
Replies: 83
Views: 10446

Trodden -

Come on in and live whiskey!

Still have them? I got my piezo harmonica out.
by ape32
Thu Mar 02, 2006 12:34 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Pet (Peeve) Sounds
Replies: 83
Views: 10446

Piezos on ac guitar recordings - blame Dave Matthews? I concur that they can be made useable (have to most of the time) with some strenuous EQ cuts but I have to disagree about using fancy Acoustic DIs - I strongly prefer el cheapo passives for piezos. It helps take the nasty plasticky "stink" off o...
by ape32
Thu Jan 26, 2006 1:04 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Is there a "Distortion" pedal you *Won't* use?
Replies: 48
Views: 13560

Oh boy - DOD FX57 - Hard Rock Distortion I think it is - completely useless unless... You open up the back and detune the trim pots that control the delay clock until you get an audible "feedback" sound - once dialed in the delay length knob on the front of the pedal controls the random delay-pitch ...
by ape32
Wed Dec 28, 2005 3:38 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: so the band i'm recording wants me to be their sound-guy
Replies: 18
Views: 7242

I do both and I truly enjoy live work - I am luck though I do Sat. nights only (day job) and at one of the best clubs in town - so lots of great bands. It really does teach you to solve problems fast and can be a confidence booster. I do get the occaisional bit of audience "advice" but mostly people...
by ape32
Mon Feb 07, 2005 3:31 pm
Forum: 5/03-2/05: General Recording
Topic: Ever blow up a speaker... Just for the helluvit?
Replies: 28
Views: 6334

Re: Ever blow up a speaker... Just for the helluvit?

I went through a big phase of killing 10" speakers playing guitar with my Traynor Bassmaster head - 90 watts into 2 10's - got old, expensive and I got a 4-10" that can take it. My bassplayer runs a big muff through her Ampeg v-4 1-15" all the time and has yet to kill the 200 watt eminence in it. I ...
by ape32
Mon Feb 07, 2005 1:50 pm
Forum: 5/03-2/05: General Recording
Topic: Buying a bass cabinet. Should I get a 1x15 or a 4x10?
Replies: 51
Views: 13295

Re: Buying a bass cabinet. Should I get a 1x15 or a 4x10?

calling shennanigans on the eminence warning - those speakers are fine, I have done hundreds of gigs on them mixed with old JBL's and they are plenty rugged within their ratings. On the other hand - I can't recall ever using a Peavy speaker that sounded like anything I liked.