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Sat May 23, 2020 11:26 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Presonus Eureka DIY Mods / Revive Audio Mods worth it?
Replies: 6
Views: 178

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

+1 on just getting something else.

i recognize you may not have a 500 rack (can be had used for fairly cheap), but you can get used capi modules for around $300 all the time, already assembled and they rock
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Tue May 19, 2020 12:54 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Warm WA412 vs. Black Lion Audio B12A Quad
Replies: 24
Views: 937

Re: Warm WA412 vs. Black Lion Audio B12A Quad

but ribbons are dynamic mics also!

news to me that they effect condensers with transformers. I guess I've never thought to check, admittedly.
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Fri May 08, 2020 6:57 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Warm WA412 vs. Black Lion Audio B12A Quad
Replies: 24
Views: 937

Re: Warm WA412 vs. Black Lion Audio B12A Quad

the tone button is just an impedance switch, yeah? should only effect your dynamic mics.
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Thu May 07, 2020 6:29 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: mastering tricks for gaining level
Replies: 22
Views: 1047

Re: mastering tricks for gaining level

most things i work on are loud and distorted as hell, so bear that in mind. but the things that helped me the most to get my level up without ruining my mix are the ProAudioDSP DSM-3 and the Oxford Inflator. though i'm curious, if you're also mixing them, are there things you "save" for mastering in...
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Tue May 05, 2020 4:47 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Warm WA412 vs. Black Lion Audio B12A Quad
Replies: 24
Views: 937

Re: Warm WA412 vs. Black Lion Audio B12A Quad

I have owned two 506s and had no issues at all - i only sold the one because i bought an 11 slot JLM (speaking of killer 500 series gear!). i don't think you'll regret it! now i'm curious about the a-designs, but i have plenty of preamps these days, admittedly!
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Tue May 05, 2020 8:26 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Warm WA412 vs. Black Lion Audio B12A Quad
Replies: 24
Views: 937

Re: Warm WA412 vs. Black Lion Audio B12A Quad

currently a lindell 506 on reverb with 2 capi VP26 and two Golden Age Pres. never heard those GAPs before, but even if you hate them, you could probably sell them and get enough to add a third CAPI. not bad for $1200
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Tue May 05, 2020 8:16 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Warm WA412 vs. Black Lion Audio B12A Quad
Replies: 24
Views: 937

Re: Warm WA412 vs. Black Lion Audio B12A Quad

i apologize in advance for muddying the waters further, but have you thought about going 500 series and going with CAPI? a lot of people like them better than current API offerings and if you aren't handy with a soldering iron, you can usually find them for $300ish a piece used - sometimes less. Add...
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Mon May 04, 2020 12:43 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Cubase Pro 10.5 opinions
Replies: 3
Views: 422

Re: Cubase Pro 10.5 opinions

I admittedly haven't tried 10.5, but i did finally switch over to 10 last year, after being on 6 since maybe 2012? it definitely took some getting used to, but wasn't as great a leap as i feared. i was a little clumsy tracking at first, but a couple quick google searches had me back to my speedy nor...
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Fri Apr 17, 2020 6:57 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: looks like interfaces are flying off the shelves!
Replies: 9
Views: 737

Re: looks like interfaces are flying off the shelves!

A.David.MacKinnon wrote:
Thu Apr 16, 2020 2:48 pm
Hopefully that means we'll have a bunch of records to mix/rescue in 6-8 months.
+1
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Thu Apr 16, 2020 9:36 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: looks like interfaces are flying off the shelves!
Replies: 9
Views: 737

looks like interfaces are flying off the shelves!

i'm sure i'm not alone in fielding a million recording/gear questions since the lockdown started. i hadn't looked for an interface for anyone for probably a month, but it looks wildly different since i last looked - all the cheap stuff is long gone.

part of me finds this encouraging.
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Wed Mar 11, 2020 8:14 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: small mixers for tracking headphones?
Replies: 9
Views: 1021

Re: small mixers for tracking headphones?

Chris Garges, thank you! just the kind of solution i'm looking/hoping for! gonna start putting something like that together.
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Tue Mar 10, 2020 9:19 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Favorite Hardware Reverb Unit
Replies: 21
Views: 2195

Re: Favorite Hardware Reverb Unit

+1 for PCM60. i only sold it cuz I'm all ITB these days and hadn't used it in a long time. but it sounded great and was so damn simple and easy to dial in.

got to use a Klark Teknik DN780 once and was blown away. if i was investing in outboard again, i'd start saving for one of those!
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Thu Feb 27, 2020 5:16 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: small mixers for tracking headphones?
Replies: 9
Views: 1021

Re: small mixers for tracking headphones?

the thing that bugs me about CAT5 cabling is that it's not sturdy. the plastic bits break off and even with them present, the connectors tend to come loose. I think an XLR or TRS cable would be a helluva lot more sturdy, is all. that, and panning is what i'm after.
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Wed Feb 26, 2020 4:44 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: small mixers for tracking headphones?
Replies: 9
Views: 1021

Re: small mixers for tracking headphones?

Was thinking a splitter of some kind - art make 4 and 8 channel ones. Maybe one or two of those and some xlr to trs splitters? I have one for podcast recording redundancy. Might not be the craziest idea. May try putting one together and report back
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Wed Feb 26, 2020 12:25 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: small mixers for tracking headphones?
Replies: 9
Views: 1021

small mixers for tracking headphones?

anyone doing this? have been rocking Furman HR6s for some time, but the stupid CAT5 cables always seem finicky and I don't like the panning limitations - nevermind the fact that they are no longer made. saw some Greg Wells session somewhere they were using little Mackie's for headphone mixers. I don...