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by MichaelJoly
Thu Jan 25, 2007 1:08 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Oktavamod tube
Replies: 48
Views: 11667

U48 / OktavaMod MKL-2500 Poll

Well the polling sample size is still too small to be conclusive, but so far all three mics have been selected as being the U48. A couple of golden-eared colleagues I regularly run things by for comment have been wrong as well. And one declined to state a postion ;) The files on my site have been do...
by MichaelJoly
Wed Jan 24, 2007 2:57 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Oktavamod tube
Replies: 48
Views: 11667

There is now poll set up if you'd like to cast your votes: http://tech.groups.yahoo.com/group/OktavaMod/polls This is a Yahoo! Groups space, a little bit cumbersome (you have to login and a join the group) but offers a way to do anonymous polling without bothering the kind folks here at TOMB. It loo...
by MichaelJoly
Tue Jan 23, 2007 6:05 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Oktavamod tube
Replies: 48
Views: 11667

New U48 / MKL-2500 files are up: http://oktavamod.com/audio.html#henry Please accept them from me in lieu of an unattached, impartial person ;) But I can tell you that you'll hear one performance captured by all three mics that were placed very close to each other. The singer was back a bit more tha...
by MichaelJoly
Tue Jan 23, 2007 11:40 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Oktavamod tube
Replies: 48
Views: 11667

I'd be really curious to hear a BLIND listening test where you didn't know which one was which. Well, it just so happens I'm working on that. In the next few hours, maybe a day, I'll have some new U48 / 2500 files posted. These will be unidentified recordings made simultaneously from the same solo ...
by MichaelJoly
Mon Jan 22, 2007 1:26 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Oktavamod tube
Replies: 48
Views: 11667

I'm really trying to learn more about how different people hear the same comparison files and form such different opinions. Because, obviously each individual hears in these files a difference and says so. Because I think it is possible, depending how two people have learned to listen - (what criter...
by MichaelJoly
Mon Jan 22, 2007 12:47 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Oktavamod tube
Replies: 48
Views: 11667

U48 vs OktavaMod MKL-2500

Well my ears told me they were pretty close, but then again I'm old man ;) So I ran the two files through my analyzer to compare the long term spectral average of the U48 and OktavaMod MKL-2500. This is an excellent technique when you'd like to get some insight into why one mic sounds different (fro...
by MichaelJoly
Sun Dec 03, 2006 4:21 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: TAPE OP RIBBONS!!
Replies: 7
Views: 1151

It is wonderful how fragility focuses the mind.
by MichaelJoly
Fri Sep 29, 2006 3:02 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Recording The Beatles Has Arrived
Replies: 73
Views: 19674

Beatles Gibson J160 Acoustic / Electric

Hi Brian, One question I was hoping to find answered (maybe its buried in The Book) concerns the use of the Gibson J160. We know Lennon and Harrison played them through their Vox AC-30's but did you learn if these guitars were also simultaneously mic'd at the sound hole or was is strictly either aco...
by MichaelJoly
Thu Sep 21, 2006 1:15 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Recording The Beatles Has Arrived
Replies: 73
Views: 19674

This really is an incredibly detailed, major reference work that is a joy to read. Worth evert penny and every day of the long wait.

Congratulations on a stunning achievement.
by MichaelJoly
Tue Aug 08, 2006 3:25 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: What's your oldest piece of gear?
Replies: 87
Views: 13807

1933 S.S. Stewart archtop, 1949 Orpheum archtop
by MichaelJoly
Fri Aug 04, 2006 5:00 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Nady RSM-4 TRM-6 (yeah I know what you're thinking)
Replies: 2
Views: 1166

I've got a client's RSM-4 in for evaluation and potential mods if I discover anything. Have been too busy to get to it this week but hope to spend some quality time with it on Sunday. So far...nice box, nice velvet bag, body too small to upgrade to a Lundahl or Cinemag. I'm concerned about the paral...
by MichaelJoly
Fri Jun 30, 2006 7:13 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: New Microphone Group Buy Getting Organized
Replies: 21
Views: 3497

Yeah, the meaning of the vendo'rs text is hard to understand. I've asked for clarification on all those points. I have deleted stand-alone pricing documents and indicated my willingness to delete threads that contain pricing information if that is what he is requesting. But I politely told him I hav...
by MichaelJoly
Thu Jun 29, 2006 6:43 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: New Microphone Group Buy Getting Organized
Replies: 21
Views: 3497

Looks like the re-branders are not exactly free-speech advocates... The organizers of the Great Mic Import group buy received the email message below from the vendor this morning. Per his request I have removed general pricing from the FAQ on the Yahoo! goups site and removed pricing documents from ...
by MichaelJoly
Wed Jun 28, 2006 4:14 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: New Microphone Group Buy Getting Organized
Replies: 21
Views: 3497

Shipment date will not be correlated to payment date - adds too much overhead to a volunteer effort.
by MichaelJoly
Tue Jun 27, 2006 2:24 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: New Microphone Group Buy Getting Organized
Replies: 21
Views: 3497

Group Buy FAQ

I've posted a FAQ document in the "files" section of the group buy site. If you don't want to wade through Yahoo! groups hell-hole of a messaging system ( I don't blame you) take a look at the FAQ. Pricing - the ballpark figures that have been thrown around should be sufficient for anyone to be able...