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by markjazzbassist
Sat May 30, 2020 5:53 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: DI bass and guitar
Replies: 53
Views: 1072

Re: DI bass and guitar

i would recommend popping on Talkbass.com forum and asking for help there. there are more than a few ampeg b15 nuts over there who are very knowledgeable and helpful. Beans_on_toast, JimmyM, and others are very helpful and know their stuff on the ampeg b15 amps. a post there might yield some results...
by markjazzbassist
Fri May 29, 2020 2:01 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: DI bass and guitar
Replies: 53
Views: 1072

Re: DI bass and guitar

that's the B15S it's actually a different model, it's more like the B18 head in that it puts out 50+ watts. the b15n is just 25 watts. i'm guessing it lacks that option. i used to have one of those. powerful and large.
by markjazzbassist
Wed May 27, 2020 8:02 am
Forum: Tape Op Magazine
Topic: I loved the Larry Klein Article in the latest Magazine
Replies: 0
Views: 42

I loved the Larry Klein Article in the latest Magazine

thank you so much for that Larry Klein interview. I'm a big fan of his, both as a bassist and as a producer and his work with Joni. It was a really easy and wonderful read and gave some great insights into his philosophy. Curiosity is key!
by markjazzbassist
Wed May 20, 2020 7:40 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Presonus Eureka DIY Mods / Revive Audio Mods worth it?
Replies: 6
Views: 177

Re: Presonus Eureka DIY Mods / Revive Audio Mods worth it?

are you handy with a soldering iron? the revive mods i've seen for other items looks nice but it also looks like a ton of marketing mumbo jumbo. basically every listing says "wider soundstage, more bandwidth, clearer" etc etc. all they are doing in most cases is replacing opamps with newer faster on...
by markjazzbassist
Wed May 20, 2020 7:26 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Latest Gear You've Un-Acquired....
Replies: 18
Views: 451

Re: Latest Gear You've Un-Acquired....

marantz pmd740 - wonderful cassette 4 track, rolls royce really. but i'm doing the tascam 488mkII for now, and i hate unused gear so its on the block. fostex model 80 reel - i downsized to cassette tascam 488mkII. it's cheaper, more portable, more minimal (mixer included). this really is a great mac...
by markjazzbassist
Sun May 17, 2020 7:08 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Vinyl surface noise
Replies: 14
Views: 461

Re: Vinyl surface noise

also not sure what type of needle you have. if it's elliptical or something like that you might want to try changing to a Conical (also called spherical) needle. i have one that works great on old records with lots of wear/dirt/etc and it has significantly less noise than the previous needle.
by markjazzbassist
Sat May 16, 2020 7:30 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: DI bass and guitar
Replies: 53
Views: 1072

Re: DI bass and guitar

Scodiddly wrote:
Fri May 15, 2020 5:04 pm
The older I get the less fussy I am about bass guitar tone, so count me in the DI crowd.

And I only change strings when I break them, but I never break strings. Checkmate, markjazzbassist!
haha well done
by markjazzbassist
Fri May 15, 2020 5:16 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Vinyl surface noise
Replies: 14
Views: 461

Re: Vinyl surface noise

I remember something called a zerostat gun. A buddy had one. It supposedly removed the static charge. Amazon has them for $85... They also have an anti static brush. i have the anti static brush, you can get them for 15 bucks. they work to take away the static (small) but large noises they will not...
by markjazzbassist
Thu May 14, 2020 12:27 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: DI bass and guitar
Replies: 53
Views: 1072

Re: DI bass and guitar

motown detroit - all bass and guitars were recorded direct using the custom Tube Directbox/Preamp that was built by Mike McClean and Ed Wolfrum. all those tones are excellent. I prefer bass direct, but i play music where the bass isn't buried in a mix (ie rock). i'm doing soul, funk, and jazz. so th...
by markjazzbassist
Thu May 14, 2020 6:05 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Vinyl surface noise
Replies: 14
Views: 461

Re: Vinyl surface noise

how serious are you about vinyl? they have those VPI cleaning machines that are the best in the biz, but pricey. honestly i agree with scodiddley, it's the crap manufacturing. some of the pressing plants take it seriously, others are churn and burn type operations. this was likely from the latter.
by markjazzbassist
Tue May 12, 2020 6:06 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Neve flavor
Replies: 23
Views: 860

Re: Neve flavor

do you run a commerical or semi-commercial studio where clients will ask for neve? if so, then yeah get some. but if you're just recording yourself and friends, be different, everyone uses API and Neve and 1176 and the like. try some other gear, make new sonic signatures. that's what i'm trying to do.
by markjazzbassist
Sun May 10, 2020 7:36 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Neve flavor
Replies: 23
Views: 860

Re: Neve flavor

I'm honestly never blown away when I use API preamps. I'll take a Neve (or neve-like thing), Chandler or Daking any day over API. The best non-Neve "neve" I've used is the Hairball Copper. Once in addition to 14 channels of vintage 1073/1066. They are for real. I have 2. If I needed a lot of preamp...
by markjazzbassist
Sat May 09, 2020 8:45 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: What music stuffs are ya's doin' today?
Replies: 30
Views: 690

Re: What music stuffs are ya's doin' today?

i love mark sandman and morphine. that slide bass thing was so innovative at the time.

i had a rehearsal for the first time in many months with my jazz trio. did some steely dan tunes and took em to outer space. it was fun.
by markjazzbassist
Fri May 08, 2020 5:16 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: pan your drums out of the center
Replies: 36
Views: 1097

Re: pan your drums out of the center

listen to jazz man, they are often panned outside of center (the whole kit). i dig the whole pan it how they are setup physically thing.
by markjazzbassist
Thu May 07, 2020 9:05 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: mastering tricks for gaining level
Replies: 22
Views: 1040

Re: mastering tricks for gaining level

Kind of tangential, but I think I'm finally old. I've long been a fan of big rock- college, grunge, punk, post, whatever. I've gotten to a point where when I hear a wall of guitars song, and then another, and then another where they don't pull back throughout the song, it's TOTALLY exhausting to me...