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by top_ape
Fri Aug 10, 2012 10:53 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: connector for high z microphone...and maybe xformer
Replies: 19
Views: 4906

If it looks like a 4 pin amphenol connector, only smaller, I've seen that type on a lot of the older cheap Japanese mics, like Lafayette, etc.

Many times you can find these old mics on eBay for dirt cheap and get the connector that way.
by top_ape
Tue Aug 07, 2012 3:43 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Small tools in the studio that you can't live without.
Replies: 35
Views: 8154

Surprised no one mentioned a cable tester yet. The ebtech one is great, though behringer's exact copy of same (besides the fact that all proceeds go to the devil) is fine too. Ptouch Rane balance buddy also indispensable for interfacing consumer gear, dj mixers, eqs, etc. It is passive, transformer ...
by top_ape
Tue May 08, 2012 8:36 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Flipping phase on vocals in the mix
Replies: 39
Views: 13264

Some people's voices just have more push in one direction than another. If it sounds good, it is good. Really? If you can hear a difference who am I to say you can't? But is there any objective basis for this? I've seen Wes Dooley recommend flipping the phase when recording with the negative side o...
by top_ape
Tue May 08, 2012 7:23 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: new business logo-- what do you think?
Replies: 29
Views: 8567

I know you already kinda politely asked for no more re-designs... however I have a hard time writing about the points I'm trying to make and not just taking the 5 minutes in Photoshop to throw it together. My thought is the concept is great! But the execution looks a little cheap. 1 -the U seems ext...
by top_ape
Thu Apr 26, 2012 11:01 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Help me choose an appropriate reverb unit
Replies: 33
Views: 10817

Have you considered something other than a digital unit? Do you have a spare room you might be able to set up as a chamber? How about a DIY plate? They both have their downsides, notably space and ambient noise issues. However the upside is they'll likely sound far better, more natural at least, and...
by top_ape
Fri Apr 20, 2012 11:32 am
Forum: People/Places/Things
Topic: RIP Levon Helm
Replies: 8
Views: 1626

Yep, Levon was for real.

I don't understand, how did I never make the time to get up to one of the Midnight Rambles?

Depressing.

It's so easy to take things (and people) for granted, until they're not there anymore.
by top_ape
Fri Apr 20, 2012 11:25 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Pics of indie bands' pedalboards, guitars, amps, etc.
Replies: 29
Views: 9470

Judging anyone by their gear is silly and closed-minded and only really serves to limit your experience. Very handy for insecure people too afraid to delve too deeply into their experiences though. Putting on some uniform (which could be spraypainted pedals or Dumble amps or anything really) to try ...
by top_ape
Mon Apr 16, 2012 10:47 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Flashing the Bat-Signal / Posting a lost artist online?
Replies: 7
Views: 2190

Just to be clear I'm not a lawyer. Though I've had some dealings in the area...
by top_ape
Mon Apr 16, 2012 10:44 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Flashing the Bat-Signal / Posting a lost artist online?
Replies: 7
Views: 2190

Yeah realistically all they can do is ask you to cease and decist (take it down). It would be near impossible to prove any damages (and likely cost more than they'd even hope to recover anyway); moreover, you've made a reasonable effort to get in touch AND you've already been granted permission to u...
by top_ape
Wed Apr 11, 2012 12:20 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Proper use of Behritone/Avantone/Auratone?
Replies: 7
Views: 3907

To me, checking both in mono and in bandwidth-limited situations are both valuable but don't have to be the same thing. I always check on the mains, the avantones and my Macbook speakers, pretty much in that order of importance. I tend to balance/eq in mono and I'll make adjustments there too but th...
by top_ape
Fri Apr 06, 2012 7:17 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Firewire Drive and Interface at the same time issues
Replies: 3
Views: 1181

I do know on certain macs even with multiple ports, they're all on the same FireWire bus (hey, who knew the w was capitalized too! Autocorrect). Not sure that yours is that way or not but it's one thing to check out. Also if you operate one device at 400 I'm pretty sure (if it's indeed the same bus)...
by top_ape
Tue Mar 27, 2012 6:21 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Electro Voice "A" or "B" designation mea
Replies: 12
Views: 5143

The RE11 is the one that seems to stand out as sounding the most different of the 4. In general I think of the sound of these mics as being a huge wide smooth bulge in the midrange, often with a fairly extended but sweet top end. The RE11s I've run across always seem to give the impression that that...
by top_ape
Tue Mar 27, 2012 6:04 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Electro Voice "A" or "B" designation mea
Replies: 12
Views: 5143

The RE10 however is basically an RE15. The RE11 and RE16 are close cousins For some odd reason, I was thinking that the re10 was a not-quite-up-to-spec re15, the 10 being originally priced lower for this reason, like stale baked goods, Likewise the 11 and the 16. Does this ring a bell at all? Yeah,...
by top_ape
Thu Mar 22, 2012 4:48 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Electro Voice "A" or "B" designation mea
Replies: 12
Views: 5143

EV's model names have been weird and (at least seemingly) arbitrary from the beginning. For example: RE20 = PL20 (along with a bunch of other mics where the RE and PL models differed only in paint color) BUT then, the PL10 is not at all an RE10. The RE10 however is basically an RE15. The RE11 and RE...
by top_ape
Thu Mar 01, 2012 6:18 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: D12 users. on the hunt for a good one - need your input.
Replies: 30
Views: 6978

Yeah, definitely don't try it in different places or anything. I'm sure if it doesn't sound good it's either that the mic is broken or...perhaps you've not yet acquired enough of the gear that your favorite producers use to get good sounds? Don't listen to what other people say; it's 99% gear and on...