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by plurgid
Wed Jan 01, 2014 11:51 am
Forum: Tape Op Magazine
Topic: I got bitten by the "all positive gear reviews" po
Replies: 9
Views: 4877

Whatever. I don't read Tape Op for the reviews. word. neither do I. Perhaps I really didn't need to start this thread. I was just sort of surprised I guess, because Tape Op is usually such an authoritative source, anyhow. I'm certainly not going to stop reading it, LOL. If the Arturia is that big o...
by plurgid
Sun Dec 29, 2013 9:17 am
Forum: Tape Op Magazine
Topic: I got bitten by the "all positive gear reviews" po
Replies: 9
Views: 4877

I got bitten by the "all positive gear reviews" po

Man ... I'm struggling with how to say this without sounding like a giant douchebag ... because I love Tape Op and it's free and bitching about that is definite douchenozzle territory ... but I don't think there's any other way, and I do think this needs to be said. Look ... it's the Gear Reviews. I...
by plurgid
Sat Aug 31, 2013 6:18 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Airwindows plugs
Replies: 2
Views: 960

Oh my, yes! Console 3 is also very good, but has a slightly different behavior when you drive it hot. I use one or the other of them on just about every drum bus.

Also use the heck out of Density and BigAmp. All the airwindows stuff is pretty awesome,
by plurgid
Fri Jun 14, 2013 3:36 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: iLok turned me into Pirate
Replies: 82
Views: 15496

... When the pirates finally do crack this one (and go back to exploiting the hard work of the developers who make the tools we rely on, profiting on those tools for themselves via ads for porn and penis pills and even human trafficking) :roll: yeah ok. whatever, man ... downloading cracked softwar...
by plurgid
Wed May 29, 2013 3:33 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: synth keyboard controller recommendations requested
Replies: 13
Views: 2224

the microkorg I have is the original version (no USB, but has midi-out). I got one of these cheapie USB->MIDI adapters for it, and it functions brilliantly as a synth and as a midi controller. http://www.amazon.com/E-Mu-Xmidi-1X1-MIDI-Interface/dp/B000JLU26W/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1369866484&sr=8-2 ...
by plurgid
Wed May 29, 2013 2:23 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: synth keyboard controller recommendations requested
Replies: 13
Views: 2224

Kinda depends on what you wanna do. If you wanna play key parts that correspond to physical instruments (i.e. piano, clav, organ, etc), then you'll want one that has real-sized keys and you'll want at least 49 of them. If you want some good synth sounds and a pretty solid midi controller, you pretty...
by plurgid
Thu Apr 11, 2013 11:31 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Help - Built a sub kick and it's real noisy
Replies: 4
Views: 1151

I too have this problem of a noisy home made sub kick. I never figured out how to fix it properly, but I did this instead and believe it or not, it actually sounds pretty good. I downloaded the free guitar rig version from the Native Instruments site, and I put the noise reduction module on it, hit ...
by plurgid
Thu Mar 14, 2013 8:28 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Dirt cheap rack mount outboard gear?
Replies: 44
Views: 13299

But really they are pretty wild, I lost mine in a move because they are kinda small. They are about the size of two boss pedals. Here is a video of one. There is also a bunch of videos of the web of people circuit bending them. http://vimeo.com/14104294 Haha yeah, I like it on drums too. Makes a na...
by plurgid
Sat Mar 09, 2013 8:22 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Dirt cheap rack mount outboard gear?
Replies: 44
Views: 13299

What about the Radio Shack reverb/slapback delay thing that has the little faders on it. That thing sounds pretty crazy. I used to have one. I should get another. Hahaha ... what you did there, I see it! I have one to ... and it's uhh ... completely not dogsite in any way at all. It's the baddest a...
by plurgid
Sat Mar 02, 2013 11:51 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: speaker as kick drum mic
Replies: 17
Views: 7247

speaker as kick drum mic

So I was watching Sound City last night, and I noticed that all the Foo sessions had a speaker mounted in front of the kick drum, which presumably they were using as a kick drum mic. I did this in my high school band with some awful sparkomatic car speakers (because we didn't have money for a kick d...
by plurgid
Thu Oct 18, 2012 12:45 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Post your clicks
Replies: 36
Views: 6618

wanna second what Greg said about the shaker. It's money for making you feel where the down beat is going to be, because chances are you're going to be playing on top of the click. My go-to for years has been 808 hi-hat 8'ths, then record a shaker loop grooving over that. Good stuff. The 808's hh is...
by plurgid
Sun Jul 15, 2012 10:09 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: DAW minus the screen. Anyone working this way?
Replies: 14
Views: 3127

Re: DAW minus the screen. Anyone working this way?

In one life, I do a lot of writing/composing/programming for corporate clients. By necessity this part of my work has become more and more based in Logic. I know this is a complete thread derail, and probably uncool of me to ask this but as a complete outsider to the music "business" (beyond crappy...
by plurgid
Tue Jul 03, 2012 8:46 am
Forum: People/Places/Things
Topic: Oh My F**KIN word..just found this..amazing
Replies: 19
Views: 4945

should totally hook this dude up with a Nigerian prince that emailed me the other day. Apparently he is willing to split a $1 million dollar inheritance with whoever can pony up a wealth transfer fee!
by plurgid
Mon Jul 02, 2012 5:43 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Stupid question about M/S...
Replies: 20
Views: 6627

So if you really have two figure 8 ribbons in the M/S configuration ... how is that working at all? I presume you have really three inputs (one from each ribbon mic and one from the mid mic?) Oh shit. I thought about it some more and now I think I get it. You just pointed the stereo ribbon at the d...
by plurgid
Mon Jul 02, 2012 5:36 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Stupid question about M/S...
Replies: 20
Views: 6627

No, I've got a mid mic. The whole setup is a stereo ribbon. I just wanted to say, that before I read this thread, I had literally never heard of a stereo ribbon mic. Sounds very interesting. Google doesn't find a whole lot about them, but I did find this: http://www.cascademicrophones.com/cascade_X...