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by jrdamien
Thu Oct 20, 2016 10:45 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Akai M8/Roberts DIY Preamps
Replies: 3
Views: 1638

Maybe you are looking for this? I did a search of "AKAI M8 Mods" and this came up: http://www.lacinato.com/cm/audio/robertsmod I did find that and I also found a downloadable zip with all the original stuff RodC had come up with/additional notes. Has anyone out there done this/is anyone out there u...
by jrdamien
Tue Oct 11, 2016 10:55 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Akai M8/Roberts DIY Preamps
Replies: 3
Views: 1638

Akai M8/Roberts DIY Preamps

Does anyone have current info on how to do these mods? I've got am M8 I'd love to turn into a set of preamps but all the sites and links to the mods and instructions are dead.

These can't be used as pre's stock, right?
by jrdamien
Mon Dec 07, 2015 12:25 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Teac A-3440 Advice
Replies: 5
Views: 1365

Teac A-3440 Advice

I picked up an A-3440 for free yesterday. It kind of worked but it was obviously very clean and very well maintained and was, well, free. Took the back off - the belts are shot. New ones on the way. Started cleaning it. Not too bad. The erase head is really used but the other 2 heads are in OK condi...
by jrdamien
Sun Jul 06, 2014 8:57 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Looking For Ideas To Make Album Sound...Not Modern
Replies: 23
Views: 7206

As a follow-up, we started tracking. We used a Tascam M30 and a Tascam 22-4 4 track 1/4" reel to reel. The only thing to show for it as of now is this short, rough mix (and even more roughly "mastered") clip of one of the new songs that we're using to promo our Kickstarter. https://soundcloud.com/cr...
by jrdamien
Tue Jun 24, 2014 10:03 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Doing It All w/ A 4 Track 22-4?
Replies: 20
Views: 4395

Nice vibe and atmosphere, and mic choices - it's shaping up pretty sweet, I dig it! A Junior Kimbrough cover, is it not? Your 666 and 664 sound way different than my 666. Mine's all 500-800 midrange. A cool effect-y mic, but not as clear sounding as yours. Hmm... Thank you sir. As for the mics I ca...
by jrdamien
Mon Jun 23, 2014 2:59 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Doing It All w/ A 4 Track 22-4?
Replies: 20
Views: 4395

Actually I'll do one better. Mind you this is a very rough mix (and even more rough master) of just a bit of a song we're using for our crowdfunding campaign. https://soundcloud.com/crookedsaws/sad-days-lonely-nights-clip The mics: SM57 with the output transformer removed close on the snare. Rode NT...
by jrdamien
Mon Jun 23, 2014 2:35 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Doing It All w/ A 4 Track 22-4?
Replies: 20
Views: 4395

Full recordings are coming, I just want to have them done before I share.

In the meantime we're doing this fundraiser for the new album, if anyone is interested. The promo video is, at least, pretty funny.

http://youtu.be/ps9WUpquWGk
by jrdamien
Mon Jun 09, 2014 11:37 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Doing It All w/ A 4 Track 22-4?
Replies: 20
Views: 4395

Here's a little something that's an intro. Just a little taste.

https://soundcloud.com/crookedsaws/intro
by jrdamien
Sat Jun 07, 2014 9:51 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Doing It All w/ A 4 Track 22-4?
Replies: 20
Views: 4395

We started the album on Fri. Set up drums, got a good sound straight to PT using 4 mics. 1: A modded sm57 on the snare. 2: A tube mic out front about 3 feet out and up (which has just become my preferable kick/kit mic placement). 3: A modded MXL large condenser hanging from the ceiling in the far co...
by jrdamien
Wed May 21, 2014 12:30 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Albums Recorded on 1/4" Reel to Reel But NOT the 388
Replies: 5
Views: 1338

Not quite 1/4" but damn close enough,and was a huge hit. Ottmar Liebert Noveau Flamenco. http://ottmarliebert.com/music/album/nouveau-flamenco 1/2" 16 track Fostex E-16 tape machine. I did a transfer to ProTools over 10 years ago for remixing. I would think 4 track 1/4" would sound better than 16 t...
by jrdamien
Tue May 20, 2014 9:26 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Looking For Ideas To Make Album Sound...Not Modern
Replies: 23
Views: 7206

Thanks all. Shitty Is Pretty was the inspiration for our first album: www.thecrookedsaws.bandcamp.com It did well but we would have gotten more play and more placements if the production value had been better. IF it's DAW, the bigger picture would be the preamps on the M30's, a Digi003, and a wide v...
by jrdamien
Tue May 20, 2014 1:06 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Looking For Ideas To Make Album Sound...Not Modern
Replies: 23
Views: 7206

Looking For Ideas To Make Album Sound...Not Modern

My band is getting ready to cut our next album in a couple of weeks. We're doing it at a friend's rehearsal space that is pretty dead but has very high ceilings. Recorded the last album on the 388 in my living room which is all wood, high ceilings, and very live. I like the sound of that album a lot...
by jrdamien
Sat May 17, 2014 7:53 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Albums Recorded on 1/4" Reel to Reel But NOT the 388
Replies: 5
Views: 1338

Anyone else?
by jrdamien
Sat May 17, 2014 1:22 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Albums Recorded on 1/4" Reel to Reel But NOT the 388
Replies: 5
Views: 1338

Albums Recorded on 1/4" Reel to Reel But NOT the 388

As the title says, looking for albums recorded on 1/4" tape - likely 4 track...
by jrdamien
Tue Apr 01, 2014 5:28 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Tascam M30 Into Daw
Replies: 1
Views: 727

I'll just reply to myself and leave it here for anyone who might encounter the same thing: the noise is from the laptop (my daw) being plugged in. Unplugged it's very quiet.

Tried some acoustic tracked through the M30 into the DAW next to tracks tracked through a Tascam US-1800. No comparison.