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by antbar
Fri Jun 12, 2020 5:53 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Latest Gear You've Un-Acquired....
Replies: 28
Views: 1320

Re: Latest Gear You've Un-Acquired....

Sold my Chameleon Labs 7802 st. opto compressor. My set-up at home is minimal enough that I wasn't able to use the compressor as a stereo mix bus comp, and the dbx160XT I picked up recently serves me very well as a vocal comp, so off - finally - went the CL7802.
by antbar
Mon Jun 08, 2020 12:39 pm
Forum: Listen to Music
Topic: Burning Burning
Replies: 0
Views: 521

Burning Burning

We recorded the basic track for this at our bassist's music store. He tracked drums, bass and piano into Studio One. I finished the rest in Pro Tools. My "political" songs are usually obtuse to the point nobody knows what I'm on about, but this was originally written during election season, 2016, fo...
by antbar
Thu May 21, 2020 7:37 pm
Forum: Listen to Music
Topic: Space Force
Replies: 0
Views: 596

Space Force

Howdy all - here's something from my forthcoming Manbird album.
"Space Force" features Bryan Poole of the Elephant 6 crew on wiggly psych guitars, plus a crew of Oxford thugs on backing vocals. Hope you enjoy!
https://soundcloud.com/anton-barbeau/13-space-force
by antbar
Wed May 20, 2020 2:23 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Latest Gear You've Un-Acquired....
Replies: 28
Views: 1320

Re: Latest Gear You've Un-Acquired....

I picked up a Chameleon Labs 7802 compressor to go with my CL7602 pre/EQ, but it just didn't make the vocal chain happen as I'd hoped. A dbx160XT stepped in to fill the compressor role and the CL is sitting on the edge of a sofa waiting for someone to offer it money and a new home.
by antbar
Thu May 07, 2020 1:50 pm
Forum: Listen to Music
Topic: List your Bandcamp page
Replies: 430
Views: 126425

Re: List your Bandcamp page

https://antonbarbeau.bandcamp.com/music I've got about a billion records out, but Bandcamp has been a good place for me to practice my curation skills! If anyone's curious, I'd say Natural Causes is a well-rounded intro. Jangly and normal and weird and nicely-recorded. Mellotron, 12-string guitars ...
by antbar
Fri Apr 24, 2020 6:23 pm
Forum: Buy/Sell/Trade
Topic: FS: Chameleon Labs 7802 opto tube stereo compressor $475
Replies: 0
Views: 1811

FS: Chameleon Labs 7802 opto tube stereo compressor $475

I'm selling a CL7802 compressor for $475 obo. I bought it second hand a couple months back and have only used it a few times. It works well, sounds great, it's just not what I need after all. The rack mount screw holes are worn, otherwise the unit is in very good shape. I'm not having luck uploading...
by antbar
Sat Apr 18, 2020 8:37 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Latest gear you've acquired.....
Replies: 4135
Views: 899089

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

The dbx160XT I ordered arrived today. As much as I'd love to suddenly start filling racks with outboard gear, the new item means very likely that my also recently-acquired Chameleon Labs 7802 opto tube comp will have to go. I have pretty basic hardware compressor needs - vocal from pre-amp always p...
by antbar
Fri Apr 17, 2020 7:35 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Latest gear you've acquired.....
Replies: 4135
Views: 899089

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

The dbx160XT I ordered arrived today. As much as I'd love to suddenly start filling racks with outboard gear, the new item means very likely that my also recently-acquired Chameleon Labs 7802 opto tube comp will have to go. I have pretty basic hardware compressor needs - vocal from pre-amp always pl...
by antbar
Fri Apr 17, 2020 7:10 pm
Forum: Listen to Music
Topic: Valerie's Waiting - epic teenage 4-track synthpop!
Replies: 8
Views: 747

Re: Valerie's Waiting - epic teenage 4-track synthpop!

Nick Sevilla wrote:
Fri Apr 17, 2020 4:49 pm
Really good song and great sounds. A 4 track, eh? Good job!

:worthy: :worthy: :worthy: :worthy: :worthy:
Thanks much, Nick. I still have the MT-44, but I haven't used it for anything other than de-archiving lately. I was REALLY into that thing, obviously!
by antbar
Fri Apr 17, 2020 6:54 pm
Forum: Listen to Music
Topic: Valerie's Waiting - epic teenage 4-track synthpop!
Replies: 8
Views: 747

Re: Valerie's Waiting - epic teenage 4-track synthpop!

Gregg Juke wrote:
Fri Apr 17, 2020 1:13 pm
Similar, but different.

A mullet-era shot for me:

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GJ
You guys look like you sound good!
by antbar
Thu Apr 16, 2020 12:43 pm
Forum: Listen to Music
Topic: Valerie's Waiting - epic teenage 4-track synthpop!
Replies: 8
Views: 747

Re: Valerie's Waiting - epic teenage 4-track synthpop!

Takes me back to HS. New Romanticism, hairspray, and puffy shirts were all the rage. You got a *lot* out of that four-track for sure! GJ My final year of high school was meant to be all-music classes, but the music program was cancelled outright, so I took a proficiency exam and spent that year in ...
by antbar
Tue Apr 14, 2020 9:12 am
Forum: Listen to Music
Topic: Valerie's Waiting - epic teenage 4-track synthpop!
Replies: 8
Views: 747

Valerie's Waiting - epic teenage 4-track synthpop!

Since jumping back onto the Tape Op board, I've been excited to see that 4-track culture is still alive and vibing. My own 4-track got a bit of use not long back when I used it to archive/update some ancient recordings. I released an album called Antronica 2, which combined new material with old son...
by antbar
Sat Apr 11, 2020 1:54 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Latest gear you've acquired.....
Replies: 4135
Views: 899089

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

I'm living two lives these last few years, back and forth between Germany and California. After scoring the CL7602 in Cal, and noting a definite improvement in my recorded vocals, I dug out my JoeMeek 3Q when I was last in Berlin. While it's not able to fluff me up as much as the 7602, I'm glad to f...
by antbar
Sat Apr 11, 2020 12:28 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Coronavirus Plans (what are yours?)
Replies: 40
Views: 2514

Re: Coronavirus Plans (what are yours?)

I should back up and say that some of the tracks I'm adding vocals to were indeed studio tracked. The most recent material has the band leader doing everything himself, including rocking out on his Roland kit in his Paris flat. Either way, there's plenty of vibe going around. My fantasy, when I'm al...
by antbar
Sat Apr 11, 2020 12:15 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Latest gear you've acquired.....
Replies: 4135
Views: 899089

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

I said what I did because, AFAIK, there's a 160A, 160X and 16XT. There's a 163A and a 163X, also. And there is a 166XL and 266XL ... they have a gate. I have the 160XT, the 163X, and the 266 XL and the DOD 866II. The former is true old school, somehow sounds it. The latter two are near identical, I...