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by frans_13
Mon Oct 14, 2019 7:49 am
Forum: Buy/Sell/Trade
Topic: Beyer M380 spare capsule
Replies: 0
Views: 73

Beyer M380 spare capsule

Hi, i got a spare capsule around that would be good as a replacement part for a dead M380. Beyer made these capsules until the late 80s, they were used in certain headphones as drivers and (with a humbucking coil added) as mic capsule in the M380. A few years ago i went down the rabbit hole and chec...
by frans_13
Mon Sep 23, 2019 11:14 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: MD 409 in pieces
Replies: 22
Views: 510

Re: MD 409 in pieces

That got me off guard - i only got a crate of foam from Sennheiser back then and it's a flashy kind of dark grey. In the greyest way possible. I suspect contrasting colors would benefit the guitar sound, like red-green, yellow-violet, orange-blue. The foam got to be of roughly the firmness/hardness ...
by frans_13
Mon Sep 23, 2019 11:20 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: MD 409 in pieces
Replies: 22
Views: 510

Re: MD 409 in pieces

You could as well spray paint your pieces before you put them together. As they are not that shiny anymore it can only get better. If you're traditional, go with gold/black. If you're into the PR30, go with red and black. If you're into norwegian death metal, paint it black, very black and "a hole i...
by frans_13
Mon Sep 23, 2019 4:27 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: phase alignment and polarity adjustment plugins
Replies: 7
Views: 419

Re: phase alignment and polarity adjustment plugins

I use the Melda often. The topic can be a can of worms, though. It's not always possible to fix the issue in analogue or the real world. For example, multing a guitar and bringing the mics on the different amp/speakers into alignment is tricky if on one path there's something digital with latency an...
by frans_13
Mon Sep 23, 2019 4:19 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: MD 409 in pieces
Replies: 22
Views: 510

Re: MD 409 in pieces

I have 2 MD409s .... are literally falling apart. I want to put the capsules in a new home What is it that falls apart with your 409s? Its basically two halves of wire mesh, the frame around them and the little piece that keeps those three together, has two holes for the screws and the shaft with t...
by frans_13
Thu Jun 27, 2019 8:35 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: transparent 500 series pre
Replies: 15
Views: 1134

Re: transparent 500 series pre

You can't do much wrong with a JLM audio preamp, for clean the Baby Animal neutral would be nice - i wanted to look at his site but had trouble to get there. Then the Sound Skulptor MP599 is in a similar vein than the old ISA preamps and have top notch Lundahl transformers and some other nice featur...
by frans_13
Sun Jun 02, 2019 10:12 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: tracking headphones 2019 (for the performers)
Replies: 15
Views: 929

Re: tracking headphones 2019 (for the performers)

I found the Vic Firth headphones rather flimsy when one drummer brought his pair. No wonder they break easily. Tried out the Monoprice headphones because i was curious - don't sound good, not even for the money, cheap plastic, breaking easy. The extreme isolation headphones are so-so, the upper mode...
by frans_13
Thu May 23, 2019 7:48 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Mixing a band with a single, mono electric guitar
Replies: 40
Views: 2088

Re: Mixing a band with a single, mono electric guitar

By the way, here's what i learnt to align mics on amps: have the guitar player plug/unplug. Buzz, crackle, bang. Zoom in on the waveform, move one of the mics, record again, closer, repeat, now they combine nicely. I know many of you know that already but it doesn't hurt for the two people stumbling...
by frans_13
Thu May 23, 2019 7:44 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Mixing a band with a single, mono electric guitar
Replies: 40
Views: 2088

Re: Mixing a band with a single, mono electric guitar

All about making people happy at the end of the day! That's exactly the point, getting how the band perceive themselves (C), hearing where they are (A) and finding a way to bridge A-B-C. If the band is not happy, you didn't get to C. It helps when the band is not too deluded to where their "C" is ;...
by frans_13
Wed May 22, 2019 5:41 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Mixing a band with a single, mono electric guitar
Replies: 40
Views: 2088

Re: Mixing a band with a single, mono electric guitar

surprising to hear people suggest using two amps etc. etc. etc. when it's stated that band wants to sound like themselves Of course it doesn't happen without the band knowing what's going on. I don't use it to re-invent the sound of the band but to translate the sheer force of a show into something...
by frans_13
Tue May 21, 2019 9:04 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Mixing a band with a single, mono electric guitar
Replies: 40
Views: 2088

Re: Mixing a band with a single, mono electric guitar

I have often done bands like this, without guitar overdubs and to get more wall of sound out of a single guitar i split it to two or more amps. One is the original amp, it sounds like the band sounds. One has maybe a bit less distortion, to let the attack of notes and chords through better and the t...
by frans_13
Mon May 06, 2019 1:46 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: No fancy tube mics - am I missing out?
Replies: 40
Views: 5099

Re: No fancy tube mics - am I missing out?

I got a few nice mics and a number of others. For loud/shouted/screaming vocals in dense mixes/rock i prefer to tickle a tube pre into slight compression/overdrive of the creamy variety. That adds some overtones which will help the vocals stay afloat in the mix with distorted guitars and if i add so...
by frans_13
Fri Apr 05, 2019 9:27 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: UAD 3 Plugins Pack - Which would you choose?
Replies: 18
Views: 1196

Re: UAD 3 Plugins Pack - Which would you choose?

1176, of course. Then the Ocean Way (in reverb mode) does things convincing enough for me, but it's such a CPU hog (i got a dual processor card) i just render the track to stay free of trouble with some of the more hungry other plugins which gave me trouble, even if all of them were way under 90% lo...
by frans_13
Fri Apr 05, 2019 9:21 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: machine room...
Replies: 10
Views: 665

Re: machine room...

I built an iso box for my machine - big enough so the heat has some room, made from sandwiched woodchip to cut down on resonances (a 1.5 inch fixed to a 0.6 inch (or so) board). It didn't even need a fan, because it's big enough. Also heavy. Houses my ancient G4 tower, which sits on another board th...
by frans_13
Sun Dec 30, 2018 4:51 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: "smash channel" options, for drums... sans console?
Replies: 13
Views: 1153

Re: "smash channel" options, for drums... sans console?

I built the host and got three of the little things, which were the Cinemag transformer and driver, the "15ips" and the JFET if i get it right. All pretty simple to build, if you already did the occasional pedal or mic pre. Of the three i like the JFET the most, but each their own. It would be nice ...