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by mattdhall
Tue Jun 05, 2012 9:05 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: recommend me a good mic
Replies: 39
Views: 6070

jhharvest wrote:"I have a problem with my car. When I press the accelerator it doesn't go anywhere. Recommend me a better engine."
"Take off the hand brake."
"The hand brake was in that position when I got the car and I'm not touching it. I need a new engine."
Best rephrase ever.
by mattdhall
Thu Jan 12, 2012 11:06 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Interfaces for analog mixing?
Replies: 7
Views: 1639

I have mixed analog quite a bit, but only coming out of an HD24.
The only control surface I've used has been a Korg Nanokontrol, which I found to be more trouble than it was worth.
by mattdhall
Tue Jan 10, 2012 8:15 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Interfaces for analog mixing?
Replies: 7
Views: 1639

Interfaces for analog mixing?

Hey guys. I've been thinking about getting an analog mixer and some outboard gear and mixing that way, but I was wondering what type of interface people are using for this type of set up. The interface I have is a MOTU 8pre, which I believe I can hang two ADAT interfaces off of for 16 channels out t...
by mattdhall
Mon Jan 17, 2011 7:42 pm
Forum: Buy/Sell/Trade
Topic: WTB Alesis HD24
Replies: 8
Views: 1742

Ugh. Why? They use those awful things as the trial by fire at my school, since tape is too expensive now. But basically the lesson you learn is "thankfully we don't have to do this anymore." Awful button-pushy things. Ha! HA! HAHAHAHAHA! Thankfully, you'll likely not be doing any harm in the real w...
by mattdhall
Mon Jan 17, 2011 7:32 pm
Forum: Buy/Sell/Trade
Topic: WTB Alesis HD24
Replies: 8
Views: 1742

You're right. Sorry.
by mattdhall
Sun Jan 16, 2011 1:01 am
Forum: Buy/Sell/Trade
Topic: WTB Alesis HD24
Replies: 8
Views: 1742

Ugh. Why? They use those awful things as the trial by fire at my school, since tape is too expensive now. But basically the lesson you learn is "thankfully we don't have to do this anymore." Awful button-pushy things.
by mattdhall
Thu Dec 16, 2010 8:26 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Telecaster Microphonic Bridge Pickup
Replies: 15
Views: 7814

Got it! I was really getting upset about this whole thing. I really do love this guitar. I bought some surgical tubing at Home Depot today ($15 for 10 ft! WTF!) and replaced the springs. No luck. I melted down four candles in a double boiler setup and potted the stock pickup. Et voila! Microphonics ...
by mattdhall
Wed Dec 15, 2010 8:21 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Telecaster Microphonic Bridge Pickup
Replies: 15
Views: 7814

99% of the time a Tele bridge pickup is microphonic, it's not the coil but rather the baseplate. There's a metal plate on the bottom of the pickup that influences the pickup's sound. If this is even slightly loose and subject to vibration, it's squeal-city. Address that, and I'm sure your problem w...
by mattdhall
Mon Dec 13, 2010 11:50 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Telecaster Microphonic Bridge Pickup
Replies: 15
Views: 7814

I had thought that my ES-125 might need to be re-potted too, because it was hella noisy in loud situations. Just tried the same tests I did on my tele. Even on the fully hollow guitar, taps and switch flips are not picked up and amplified.
by mattdhall
Mon Dec 13, 2010 9:20 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Telecaster Microphonic Bridge Pickup
Replies: 15
Views: 7814

Telecaster Microphonic Bridge Pickup

I know a guitar specific forum may be a more appropriate place for this sort of topic, but there are a lot of very stupid people on guitar forums. I've got a late 90s American Standard Telecaster. I love this guitar. Some time between my last band braking up and my new one starting, the bridge picku...
by mattdhall
Mon Dec 13, 2010 12:33 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Guitar amp tube compliment vs. power
Replies: 26
Views: 4206

So, if I took my Princeton, upgraded the tubes to 6L6s, and upgraded to a 12" speaker, would I have the output of a Deluxe?
by mattdhall
Sat Dec 11, 2010 6:47 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Guitar amp tube compliment vs. power
Replies: 26
Views: 4206

Guitar amp tube compliment vs. power

This is a question that's been bothering me for a while. How is the tube compliment of an amplifier related to its output power? I have a 15 watt 70s Princeton Reverb that has two 6L6s for the power section. I'm looking at getting a 40 watt Hot Rod Deluxe that also has two 6L6s. The 60 watt Deville ...
by mattdhall
Wed Nov 03, 2010 12:43 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Beatles Mics?
Replies: 12
Views: 7158

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They had three of them during the rooftop concert, I've seen them used in studio photos, too. The microphone seems to be integrated into a skinny shaft that runs all the way down to a weighted base.
by mattdhall
Wed Nov 03, 2010 12:43 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Beatles Mics?
Replies: 12
Views: 7158

Beatles Mics?

I haven't been able to find any info on this in my searches and conversations. In old clips of the Beatles both on stage and in the studio, they use these mics with long (2-4 foot), skinny necks with a small ball capsule on the end. Does anyone know what kind of mics these were?
by mattdhall
Sun Oct 24, 2010 10:52 pm
Forum: Listen to Music
Topic: What are some of the most "poorly engineered" albu
Replies: 216
Views: 75898

What about Raw Power by Iggy and the Stooges? People have bitched about that one forever and then Iggy goes in remixes it and actually made it worse! :shock: Also there are a lot of would be great records that someone needs to go in and scrape the 80s off of. Some early Kinks albums could have use ...