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by Neal
Fri Sep 26, 2014 9:37 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: ART MPA II noise
Replies: 0
Views: 616

ART MPA II noise

My ART MPA is making a nasty buzzy noise. Sounds higher and buzzier than ground noise, if that makes sense. Maybe like impedance mismatch or an open connection. It has worked fine for the last couple years, doesn't get banged around and suddenly took a dump all over my life. I checked my cables, tri...
by Neal
Sat Aug 23, 2014 9:59 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: So ya wanna buy at Banjo Mart? Ha!
Replies: 5
Views: 1250

Most guitar stores are like that. My band stopped at a Guitar Center when we were on the road this summer cuz we needed strings. Holy shit. I about had a panic attack. It was hilarious in a way. Should go to one on acid or something. :shock: The WalMart vibe is super uninspiring. The only thing more...
by Neal
Fri Aug 22, 2014 10:57 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Can someone show me what a good drum recording sounds like?
Replies: 29
Views: 6893

+1 for Levee intro, but we all know that

Also, +1 that YouzTube sounds like caca but there's this:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=14GYov0EdyQ

and this:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Une3h7oN71c

You really do gotta keep it in the context of the mix though
by Neal
Tue May 20, 2014 12:14 pm
Forum: Tape Op Magazine
Topic: #101 - Colin Marston
Replies: 15
Views: 6859

#101 - Colin Marston

Just got the new issue in my email. Holy shit. Wasn't expecting a Colin Marston interview. Thanks Tape Op.
by Neal
Tue May 20, 2014 12:13 pm
Forum: Tape Op Magazine
Topic: 100!
Replies: 8
Views: 4322

I'm way late to the party on this thread, but seriously, thanks Larry and everybody else who makes Tape Op happen. It's pretty much the only publication in this field I give a shit about anymore and it helps keep my brain in tune when I start to feel frustrated/bored/sick of music. Happy 100 and her...
by Neal
Mon Mar 10, 2014 6:17 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Cheap Ribbons
Replies: 15
Views: 3361

Another +1 for the Cascade Fat Head. I've used mine on amps, OH, orchestra with no problems.
by Neal
Wed Mar 05, 2014 11:46 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Decent sounding, cheap, sturdy tracking phones?
Replies: 25
Views: 3881

What do you consider cheap? I think Sennheiser 280s are pretty kick ass for tracking and I've had mine for 7 or 8 years without problems, only had to replace ear pads on one pair recently. Unless you're recording cavemen all the time, I doubt they'll get trashed too quickly, but maybe you are. :wink:
by Neal
Wed Mar 05, 2014 11:42 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: My 421 doesn't sound like a 421
Replies: 19
Views: 2976

The one time I dealt with Sennheiser for mic repair, I told them I wanted to know what the cost would be before they fixed it. I didn't hear anything from them for 2 weeks. I emailed them to see what was up and they sent me back a bill for $200 and said it was done. When the mic came back, it was st...
by Neal
Sun Feb 23, 2014 11:07 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: How's my setup?
Replies: 8
Views: 1794

Fuck protools. Reaper is cool. I use Cubase, but that's just me. Depending what you're recording, 88k may or may not benefit you. I feel like it helped with a couple classical recordings I did, but the last couple rock records, I don't feel like I gained much, if anything and IDK if it was worth eat...
by Neal
Sat Feb 15, 2014 10:49 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Aiight, Chinese LDC's you actually use
Replies: 32
Views: 14441

I've never been happy with any of the cheap-o Chinese stuff...you can go Russian (Oktava), Japanese (audio technica), or Austrian(AKG perception) for the same dollar and get much better sound. The AKG Perceptions are NOT made in Austria. On topic, I had good luck with the CAD M179s. Used them on pi...
by Neal
Sun Feb 09, 2014 12:04 pm
Forum: Listen to Music
Topic: Whaddya Listenin' to in 2014?
Replies: 34
Views: 9665

Earthless - From the Ages If you want guitar solos, they got 'em. Been listening to a lot of Brant Bjork's stuff lately. Jalamanta has some real laid back grooves and a great old-school sound to it. He has a few other really good records too. Simple, no-bullshit, well executed riff rock jams. Page &...
by Neal
Fri Feb 07, 2014 9:29 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Might be building a studio desk later this year
Replies: 17
Views: 9260

Very cool project. Hope to do something similar sometime. Studio furniture is so damn expensive for "normal" people to buy. Also, LMAO at: "Your desk is acoustically fucked." "It won me a Grammy." "oh shit." That's obviously not how it went, but it's still funny. The Crow is a fantastic record all a...
by Neal
Wed Feb 05, 2014 4:41 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Heavy duty mic stand fix?
Replies: 8
Views: 1614

What kind of stand is that?
by Neal
Wed Feb 05, 2014 4:39 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Looking for a foldback/talkback solution
Replies: 3
Views: 772

I'm an idiot.:oops: I thought headphone amps with aux ins on each channel had to be in mono mode to mix between the main and the aux, but apparently not. I'll just feed a mic into the main input and the separate mixes to each stereo aux input and I'm set. Things usually are more simple than I try to...
by Neal
Mon Jan 27, 2014 1:19 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Looking for a foldback/talkback solution
Replies: 3
Views: 772

Looking for a foldback/talkback solution

I'd like to be able to send a talkback signal to 4 separate headphone mixes without using up one of the inputs on my recording interface (Steinberg UR824). The interface has mixing software that allows me to feed whatever inputs to whichever outputs, but then, obviously, I'm down one recording input...