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by Marc Alan Goodman
Sun May 17, 2015 5:14 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Outboard Gear (Pairs?)
Replies: 12
Views: 1826

Compressors are kind of a different thing (single compressors with stereo strapping jacks are cool!), but when it comes to pre's I always figured, if you like the pre and you want to record a lot, why not have two? Then you can record two different mono sources with a really good pre for each, or h...
by Marc Alan Goodman
Fri May 15, 2015 1:17 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Outboard Gear (Pairs?)
Replies: 12
Views: 1826

I only have a couple pairs in the studio, and mostly because I want to use more than one at a time rather than using them in stereo. I find that having two many stereo pairs in a mix starts to defeat the purpose of having a nice wide image, all the side information starts to cloud up real quick and ...
by Marc Alan Goodman
Fri May 15, 2015 1:08 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Alternative re-amping method without a dedicated re-amp box
Replies: 11
Views: 2735

the DIYRecordingEquipment kits are great. I have a pair of their passive DIs and they're some of my favorites.

You've got the basic idea though. Level and impedance. Once those are sorted you're good to go. Sometimes it's just nice to have a fancier tool so you can hit the sweet spot.
by Marc Alan Goodman
Fri May 15, 2015 1:03 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Swinging Tambourine
Replies: 12
Views: 2719

I do what Chris does, essentially. Give it some distance and the moving around will matter less. I can't stand close mic'd tambourine anyway :) Usually I tap it with something real quick on the way in (1176 set at full fast maybe) just to control it a bit, but it's not always necessary. Our room sou...
by Marc Alan Goodman
Fri May 15, 2015 1:00 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: graphic eq on mix bus?
Replies: 3
Views: 1709

I use eq on my mix bus all the time :) but our listening environment is pretty damn good and I'm extremely comfortable with it. No reason not to give it a shot! high quality stereo graphic eqs are hard to come by. There's a thread all about graphic EQ and what it does well (and poorly, and different...
by Marc Alan Goodman
Fri May 15, 2015 12:58 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Filtering Kit Rattle on Ambient Mics
Replies: 7
Views: 2091

Ha.

Yeah, not much you can do to get drum rattle out, particularly if the snares were left on.

I'm getting ready to start taking apart all our kits and stuffing cotton balls in all the lug casings to try and get the things to shut the hell up.
by Marc Alan Goodman
Mon Feb 23, 2015 10:10 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: making cardioid from omni + fig-8
Replies: 11
Views: 5523

Most any cardioid that doesn't do the large-capsule front-and-back trick will just use small ports around the back of the diaphragm. The time delay for sound getting to the back, along with some acoustic resistance (some kind of fabric usually) creates the directional pickup pattern. That's how ess...
by Marc Alan Goodman
Mon Feb 23, 2015 10:00 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Good MIDI keyboard controller?
Replies: 9
Views: 2544

I've had the same response. Every one I ever bought or used broke. Finally I gave up on them and I just use synths as midi controlers, but that doesn't really help you out for live shows. Also that last time I really tried a bunch of them must have been seven or eight years ago. I would say that I c...
by Marc Alan Goodman
Mon Dec 02, 2013 3:14 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Pitchshifting with MIDI input?
Replies: 7
Views: 1356

With white noise you could do what you're looking for with any bandpass filter with a CV input and an expression pedal, as long as you're not afraid to tune it by ear. If it needs to be digitally tuned the H3000 would do the job but might be overkill. But white noise contains all frequencies equally...
by Marc Alan Goodman
Sat Nov 23, 2013 8:24 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: a 24 bit minidisc type format: viable or dead in the water
Replies: 10
Views: 3126

I would go ahead and say that any attempt a new physical format is most likely dead in the water. Fiber goes nearly everywhere in the world this decade. If people are going to package things for the sake of comfort they're going to stick with more nostalgic formats. I'd imagine that's why vinyl's do...
by Marc Alan Goodman
Tue Nov 05, 2013 5:20 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Little Labs STD cable question
Replies: 20
Views: 4789

The Radial version is significantly different, so it's certainly worth a shot. I'd try one first and see how it goes.

We have some weird RF issues (always that damn Radio Disney), mostly with our Oktava 012's which are no longer even slightly useable, but no issues reamping.
by Marc Alan Goodman
Sun Nov 03, 2013 7:06 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: long term HD storage: vacuum bag?
Replies: 4
Views: 1286

Let me know how it works! Hell of an interesting idea.
by Marc Alan Goodman
Sun Nov 03, 2013 7:02 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Where to get tape????????
Replies: 12
Views: 2723

National Recording Supplies are the best. And they'll still deliver next day or even same day if you need it within NYC. http://www.tapes.com
by Marc Alan Goodman
Sun Nov 03, 2013 3:02 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Little Labs STD cable question
Replies: 20
Views: 4789

I've always been curious about this thing too. Anybody dissect theirs?
by Marc Alan Goodman
Sun Nov 03, 2013 3:01 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Let's talk about 3-Way....
Replies: 24
Views: 4424

Lower end three ways are really tough. Something about getting a good balance between the crossovers. There are even a bunch of higher end three ways that I don't like as much as their cheaper, lower end two-way counterparts. But there are plenty I love as well (ATC SCM50's deserve a lot of attentio...