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by permanent hearing damage
Mon Jan 21, 2019 8:39 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: m160 vs m130
Replies: 12
Views: 409

Re: m160 vs m130

I first felt good about MS once I tried it with well matched mics, which M130/160 would be. It can be unpredictable with mismatched types, especially things like a side ribbon with a mid condenser, or even a pair of LDC's. Done with matched types with identical sensitivity seems to present a good b...
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Thu Jan 17, 2019 8:09 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Sytek no longer making the MPX 4aii?
Replies: 13
Views: 430

Sytek no longer making the MPX 4aii?

Just stumbled on their website as I'm debating selling one of mine and saw it's discontinued. i guess there are probably an awful lot of them out there, but figured there would still be a market for these? just surprising is all. these still hold up pretty damn well, and I can't think of anything be...
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Thu Jan 17, 2019 7:52 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: m160 vs m130
Replies: 12
Views: 409

Re: m160 vs m130

i've messed around with MS a bit for drum room and OH but never fell in love with it. I seem to prefer a pair of omni or cardioid mics for those jobs. I have a huge room, but as i'm likely moving operations by the end of the year, i'm unsure what my room situation will be like.
by permanent hearing damage
Wed Jan 16, 2019 11:57 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: m160 vs m130
Replies: 12
Views: 409

m160 vs m130

which is more versatile? i have a decent ribbon collection, though only one voiced brighter (m500) and am thinking of going in on a pair of either of these for use as drum overheads and/or guitar amps. currently using a pair of joly modded RSM5s for these purposes, so maybe sticking to fig8 makes th...
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Sun Jan 06, 2019 7:17 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Redux: Condensers on toms
Replies: 24
Views: 926

Re: Redux: Condensers on toms

sE should give digitaldrummer a commission. I bought three - ha! seems they're discontinued? only got to try it on outside kick so far, but gonna try them on toms for my next tracking session. only complaint so far is the clip not being movable. i always get at toms with stands coming up to them, ma...
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Wed Dec 19, 2018 6:42 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Redux: Condensers on toms
Replies: 24
Views: 926

Re: Redux: Condensers on toms

to each their own, but i especially dislike those sennheisers - excluding the e602, i don't think i like anything in that series. i've had at my disposal e609, e906, e604 for years and found them all pretty meh at best. worth noting - i generally dislike moving coil mics on toms.
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Tue Dec 18, 2018 9:58 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Redux: Condensers on toms
Replies: 24
Views: 926

Re: Redux: Condensers on toms

Is something missing from your tom sounds? not at all. i love the Oktavas on toms, but placement is often an issue. maybe 30% of the time, I have to use an ATM450 or an SM98 due to placement. another 20% of the time, I don't get to place them how i'd like. As there seem to be so few side address SD...
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Mon Dec 17, 2018 11:06 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Redux: Condensers on toms
Replies: 24
Views: 926

Re: Redux: Condensers on toms

yeah, i always edit the hell out of my tom tracks. only resort to samples if they really sound terrible (and they won't use any of my toms) and/or there is some overwhelming cymbal wash. been thinking of pulling the trigger on the ML2 also. curious about the mic modeling (see my fancy tube mic post ...
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Mon Dec 17, 2018 9:51 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Redux: Condensers on toms
Replies: 24
Views: 926

Redux: Condensers on toms

been using Oktava 012s (MK/MC) on top toms for some time, but curious about all the new offerings these days. I have ATM450s (had more), but only ever choose them for placement. curious about the Blue Hummingbirds, but they look like they might be a little big and clunky - not a whole lot of info/op...
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Wed Dec 05, 2018 8:26 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: No fancy tube mics - am I missing out?
Replies: 34
Views: 2986

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

Fair. I have no actual reason for this, but I am somewhat dubious of the Slate stuff. I own Trigger 2 and it's great, though.
by permanent hearing damage
Mon Nov 26, 2018 10:34 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: No fancy tube mics - am I missing out?
Replies: 34
Views: 2986

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

just the mic and plugin. I have clean pres and character pres. I'm not really trying to go head to head with some other mic anyway. I've already got one of the ML-2 (sdc) mics and it's interesting. Some of the plugin emulations are subtle, some are NOT! Ah i gave this route a thought, as well. Lean...
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Wed Nov 14, 2018 2:40 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: De-harshing distorted guitars
Replies: 14
Views: 754

De-harshing distorted guitars

remixing some old recordings I did 15+ years ago. guitars were done with some pretty harsh sounding solid state amps - very fizzy and ear-searing. i likely used 421s or M69s on them, so i sure didn't help tame any of that at the time. EQ is tricky as I do want some amount of harshness, so any seriou...
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Wed Oct 24, 2018 1:10 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: reverbs - mono or stereo and why?
Replies: 10
Views: 1295

reverbs - mono or stereo and why?

watched a mix with the masters video where Greg Wells was complaining about overusing stereo reverbs. Admittedly, I had never given much thought to using a mono verb. I guess I always figured stereo would be preferable as I'm usually adding verb to drums or a vocal and want them to feel like they're...
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Wed Oct 24, 2018 7:20 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: No fancy tube mics - am I missing out?
Replies: 34
Views: 2986

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

I guess I'm no help. Just commiserating. How do you like that U195 though? the U195 is great! the "fat" switch makes it pretty damn versatile. i use it on vocals often, guitar amps almost as often and sometimes for FOK and hell yeah, the 4050s are great. i wish i had 10. i think i could make a whol...
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Tue Oct 23, 2018 8:43 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: No fancy tube mics - am I missing out?
Replies: 34
Views: 2986

No fancy tube mics - am I missing out?

I mostly record punk/hardcore and metal. I do other things as well, but the bulk of my work is with screamers. I have a decent mic locker. When it comes to non screamers (and screamers), I can grab my U195, my Oktavamod MKL2500 tube mic, 414B ULS, 4050, Oktavamod MK319 or an SM7, among other things....