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by mrpicholas
Wed Mar 16, 2016 11:11 am
Forum: Listen to Music
Topic: odd-metered jazz (not fusion)
Replies: 10
Views: 3606

John Tchicai wrote in all sorts of odd meters, and was able to make them swing and sound natural. I've got a bunch of charts from when I was playing bass with him in the Archetypes. I'm happy to pass a few on if you're interested. He's known for the outside "free jazz" side, but wrote and performed ...
by mrpicholas
Fri Jun 12, 2015 10:30 am
Forum: People/Places/Things
Topic: RIP, Ornette Coleman
Replies: 4
Views: 1382

"The Shape of Jazz to Come" and then "Virgin Beauty" (Prime Time) were two of the most influential albums for me both as a musician and as a composer.

Ornette was one of a kind for sure.
by mrpicholas
Tue Jun 02, 2015 7:20 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: 2015 Mac Options
Replies: 29
Views: 7479

I've also purchased my last two Macs from OWC. One nice thing is that they'll custom-configure even a used Mac to your specs. I went with a 2012 MBPro with 16gigs RAM and their "Data Doubler" to add a 2nd internal drive (SSD) where the DVD drive usually goes. It's a monster for recording (with a 2nd...
by mrpicholas
Mon May 18, 2015 4:59 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Electric bass recording '15
Replies: 64
Views: 14595

I don't want to be pilloried here, but I am primarily a bassist (with all sorts of amps and preamps), and for the last couple years have been running through a Black Lion BLA73 and then use IK's Amplitube (generally either the Ampeg SVX plugs or Bass Player's bundle) to get an "amp in a room" sound....
by mrpicholas
Wed Feb 11, 2015 7:24 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: What's yer fave guitar amp to record?
Replies: 23
Views: 5388

This would be my pick:

http://www.blackstaramps.com/products/ht-5r/

AMAZING tube tone clean or dirty at low volumes. It's what a Fender Blues Jr. wishes it could be.
by mrpicholas
Thu Feb 05, 2015 6:38 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: "RadioShack's days are numbered"
Replies: 61
Views: 12483

by mrpicholas
Sun Jan 04, 2015 9:02 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: VI splurge: Native instruments or reason?
Replies: 9
Views: 3209

Komplete is pretty "complete." There's not much that's not there. I bought it primarily for Kontakt and Battery, but now I use Reaktor more than anything. Massive, FM8 and Absynth are unique and useful in their own ways. I also use AAS String Studio and Ultimate Analog sometimes, and their other plu...
by mrpicholas
Tue Oct 21, 2014 3:19 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: It's impossible to have too many...
Replies: 43
Views: 7207

Except that his niece is the singer.
by mrpicholas
Thu Oct 02, 2014 5:51 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: It's impossible to have too many...
Replies: 43
Views: 7207

Understanding spouses
Reasonable neighbors
Channels of compression
by mrpicholas
Fri Sep 26, 2014 7:08 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Help me choose a mixer for my Tascam 238!?
Replies: 13
Views: 2106

I used to have a 238 paired with my Tascam M-1600 8-bus console. The inline monitoring and D-SUB connections make routing a breeze, and the sound quality is more than adequate. I still use my M-1600 to monitor and mix OTB. There's one on eBay now for not too much. http://www.ebay.com/itm/Tascam-M-16...
by mrpicholas
Wed Sep 24, 2014 4:44 pm
Forum: Buy/Sell/Trade
Topic: FS: dbx 166A Stereo Compressor/Limiter -- SOLD
Replies: 1
Views: 419

PM'ing now.
by mrpicholas
Mon Aug 11, 2014 5:16 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: What should I do with this busted a** microphone
Replies: 40
Views: 7447

rhythm ranch wrote:http://microphone-parts.com/
I converted a cheap MXL mic with a kit and diaphragm from these guys and it's great. The mic went from a busted piece of crap to a perfectly legit vocal mic that holds its own against some much higher end.
by mrpicholas
Thu Jul 17, 2014 7:27 pm
Forum: People/Places/Things
Topic: I just remembered why I hate eBay so much...
Replies: 12
Views: 2226

I just remembered why I hate eBay so much...

I found a bunch of my old Opcode music software 3.5" floppies and manuals for long outdated programs and figured I'd list them on eBay and see what happens. I had a $0.99 opening bid and a $25.00 Buy it Now. I was surprised that it sold within a couple of hours for the Buy it Now price. I packed the...