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by permanent hearing damage
Mon Jun 17, 2019 11:42 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: transparent 500 series pre
Replies: 14
Views: 340

Re: transparent 500 series pre

I have a JLM Audio 99v 500 series pre that is pretty damn clean/fast. They make a DIY kit called Baby Animal that got a pretty good review in TapeOp a while back. I believe it's similar to the J99 design though missing a gain stage - but I could be wrong? pretty damn cheap, also.
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Mon Jun 10, 2019 6:54 am
Forum: Buy/Sell/Trade
Topic: FS: AT4050, Langevin dual mono pre
Replies: 0
Views: 138

FS: AT4050, Langevin dual mono pre

AT4050 - I have too many mics, and too many of these, especially. this works great, but has some cosmetic wear - paint coming off around XLR connector and base of the body of the mic, and a small dent or two in the windscreen. pattern selector labels are starting to rub off also. mic works great wit...
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Wed May 29, 2019 12:35 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: tracking headphones 2019 (for the performers)
Replies: 15
Views: 449

tracking headphones 2019 (for the performers)

i've been using those Vic Firth SIH1s for a good long time. they sound pretty good and achieve excellent isolation. they aren't the most comfortable and they break all the time (this has been rectified for me by always buying the extended warranty - Vic Firth's is only 90 days and they seem reluctan...
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Wed May 22, 2019 10:57 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Mixing a band with a single, mono electric guitar
Replies: 40
Views: 1030

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

i've done the different amps/mics panned hard but it never really gets me there. i hope to someday crack this nut. i like a short delay on one side for tracking, but sounds too phasey to my ear to actually use in a mix. i did see Albini do this on a session I got to attend: the guitarist went throug...
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Thu May 02, 2019 5:03 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: moving from huge live room to small one
Replies: 9
Views: 368

Re: moving from huge live room to small one

sadly, no garage. and i'm in a very dense part of town - south philly. this house is unique though, as it's free standing. can prob end up with a 300ish sq ft drum room and 200ish sq ft dead/amp room. not too bad, but not the 1000 sq ft room i've had for the last 12 years
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Thu May 02, 2019 11:06 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: moving from huge live room to small one
Replies: 9
Views: 368

Re: moving from huge live room to small one

ceiling is about 8-8.5 ft high. not too rough, but yeah, the quotes i'm getting are crazy. i think i'm gonna just move the furnace and water heater and get volume that way. not idea, but i think i can get a decent sized live room out of it
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Tue Apr 30, 2019 12:34 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: moving from huge live room to small one
Replies: 9
Views: 368

Re: moving from huge live room to small one

yeah, i'm thinking use the rest of the space as a chamber might be cool.

as to neighbors, i'm soundproofing properly and the performance spaces will all be in the basement. it's a decent sized house, and fortunately stand alone - no shared walls (unusual for south philly).
by permanent hearing damage
Tue Apr 30, 2019 6:01 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: moving from huge live room to small one
Replies: 9
Views: 368

moving from huge live room to small one

anyone go through this change? i'm pretty over my sub-divided warehouse space and am looking to move the studio to a house i just bought. basement is a decent size - around 500 sq ft, but far smaller than my current live room - 1000 sq ft with 11 ft ceilings. contemplating some crazy things - baseme...
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Mon Apr 29, 2019 8:07 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Latest gear you've acquired.....
Replies: 3865
Views: 819938

Re: Latest gear you've acquired.....

a pair of Chandler Little Devil mic pres - loving them so far. only used on two sessions - guitars last weekend, kick and guitar this weekend. Haven't noticed the "bright" switch doing much, but maybe the feedback knob being cranked negates the boost a bit? Beyerdynamic D71c kick mic. pretty damn cl...
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Thu Apr 25, 2019 1:54 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Pre-Amps Rec's for Instruments and Mics?
Replies: 11
Views: 418

Re: Pre-Amps Rec's for Instruments and Mics?

only thing i can think of worth a damn at that price point would be the electro harmonix 12AY7 pre. there are two on reverb now for $200 or less. just don't use the 1/4" output.
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Mon Apr 08, 2019 12:39 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Beyerdynamic D71C thoughts?
Replies: 1
Views: 187

Beyerdynamic D71C thoughts?

curious how this compares to a Beta 91. I have tried many a kick drum mics and have settled for the Beta 91 mostly these days, but the top end always feels a little plastic-y to me. anyone compared this Beyer offering?
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Wed Apr 03, 2019 10:04 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Sytek no longer making the MPX 4aii?
Replies: 22
Views: 1311

Re: Sytek no longer making the MPX 4aii?

i have one stock unit and another with BB on channels 3&4. i use the stock channels, typically - often ribbon mic duty for overheads and guitars.
also used for general quiet things or if i'm out of other options/feeling lazy. burr brown channels i use for bottom tom mics, usually.
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Mon Apr 01, 2019 9:44 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: sound effect libraries - good forums for second hand?
Replies: 9
Views: 444

Re: sound effect libraries - good forums for second hand?

thanks, everyone! animation is still being worked on, so i'm sure i have some time. hoping to get out in front of it and be ready.
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Mon Mar 18, 2019 10:31 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: sound effect libraries - good forums for second hand?
Replies: 9
Views: 444

sound effect libraries - good forums for second hand?

a new first for me - doing sound for a friend's animated short. going to need explosions and possibly some goofy cartoon noises. have found plenty of resources online for buying these, but hoping there might be a forum somewhere that has folks selling their unused stuff. any of you familiar with thi...
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Wed Mar 13, 2019 7:37 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: UAD 3 Plugins Pack - Which would you choose?
Replies: 18
Views: 772

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

the ocean way is cool, but i feel kind of a one trick pony and you don't always need/use it. if you really want the transient designer, i would get it from plugin alliance - they have crazy sales all the time. i know the code is different, but it works just fine. also there are other options out the...