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by permanent hearing damage
Thu Sep 05, 2019 12:12 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Best Saturation For Specific Instruments
Replies: 17
Views: 533

Re: Best Saturation For Specific Instruments

also UAD 1073 MKII is great for adding dirt to guitars, tho not expressly a saturation plug

I like PSP's vintage warmer, UAD 1176 RevA (no compression), bx VSM-3,or UAD API vision for dirt on bass, though don't use any of them often

Decapitator on Drum bus in the "T" mode
by permanent hearing damage
Thu Sep 05, 2019 10:33 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Best Saturation For Specific Instruments
Replies: 17
Views: 533

Re: Best Saturation For Specific Instruments

I like Soundtoys Decapitator a lot. Even more since I downloaded Tchad Blake's presets. Those are a lot of fun. I've found it's most valuable in a less-is-more sense. Love it on vocals and damn near everything else, just in small doses. I haven't successfully used it on 2-buss yet. I have tried tho...
by permanent hearing damage
Mon Jul 29, 2019 7:54 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Tons of Plugin Deals Right Now. Any Suggestions?
Replies: 12
Views: 699

Re: Tons of Plugin Deals Right Now. Any Suggestions?

MoreSpaceEcho wrote:
Sat Jul 27, 2019 9:16 am
Probably not any more now that they went subscription.
I got pretty sweet offers for the new batch and a nice, fat coupon to use. possibly could change, but i suppose i'm still hopeful.
by permanent hearing damage
Wed Jul 24, 2019 11:19 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Tons of Plugin Deals Right Now. Any Suggestions?
Replies: 12
Views: 699

Re: Tons of Plugin Deals Right Now. Any Suggestions?

i have an awful lot of dirt plugins, if you want the bx saturator, i'd gladly sell to you for cheap. hit me up with a PM. that said, soundtoys stuff is fantastic - whole bundle is on sale now for cheap and well worth it. i bought decapitator many years ago at full price and do not regret it at all -...
by permanent hearing damage
Mon Jul 15, 2019 11:01 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Your favorite general use eq plugin
Replies: 20
Views: 1146

Re: Your favorite general use eq plugin

i really like the brianworx digital eq V3. easy to dial in and the band solo can help find problems quick. other handy things - M/S option, stereo spreading, mono maker for the low end, dynamic band isn't great, but can be helpful sometimes. also pretty light on CPU for color, i honestly still like ...
by permanent hearing damage
Mon Jun 17, 2019 11:42 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: transparent 500 series pre
Replies: 15
Views: 1056

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: SOLD: AT4050, Langevin dual mono pre PRICE DROP
Replies: 0
Views: 732

SOLD: AT4050, Langevin dual mono pre PRICE DROP

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...
by permanent hearing damage
Wed May 29, 2019 12:35 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: tracking headphones 2019 (for the performers)
Replies: 15
Views: 875

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: 2001

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...
by permanent hearing damage
Thu May 02, 2019 5:03 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: moving from huge live room to small one
Replies: 9
Views: 591

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
by permanent hearing damage
Thu May 02, 2019 11:06 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: moving from huge live room to small one
Replies: 9
Views: 591

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
by permanent hearing damage
Tue Apr 30, 2019 12:34 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: moving from huge live room to small one
Replies: 9
Views: 591

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: 591

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...
by permanent hearing damage
Mon Apr 29, 2019 8:07 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Latest gear you've acquired.....
Replies: 3891
Views: 836393

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: 664

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.