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by Mudcloth
Mon Sep 29, 2014 10:55 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Latest gear you've acquired.....
Replies: 3864
Views: 818517

I bought a Beyerdynamic M400 (Soundstar II) for $50 on craigslist yesterday with the box and all documentation. Used it a a gig later that day and it sounded fantastic. The sound man said the eq on the channel was flat. I was going to turn it on eBay but for that money and sound I'm keeping it.
by Mudcloth
Tue Sep 24, 2013 7:34 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: External Hard Drive Question
Replies: 7
Views: 1548

So, still looking. I've been told and read that cache size doesn't matter and that it totally matters. Looking up the Lacie rugged drives, they do not list cache size under its specifications, so I assume it's low. The OWC drive is at 16mb for the 500g model, 32mb for the 1T, and 64mb for the 2T. Th...
by Mudcloth
Mon Sep 23, 2013 4:04 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: External Hard Drive Question
Replies: 7
Views: 1548

I've searched for the specs on the 2T and I've come up empty. Odd that I can pull it from the drive itself. I'm betting it was 32mb, maybe even 16mb. I had no idea what I was doing when I bought it so now it's a massive back up drive. The OWC 2T drive is 64mb. $195, but if it runs smoothly it should...
by Mudcloth
Mon Sep 23, 2013 11:27 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: External Hard Drive Question
Replies: 7
Views: 1548

External Hard Drive Question

I know this might be the equivalent to asking about the best compressor under $200, but here goes. My rig is a Macbook Pro, Motu828 MKII firewire. Last year I bought a 2 Terabyte external hard drive to record on, a Western 7200 rpm. It was noticeably slower than the Lacie that had filled up. A recor...
by Mudcloth
Sat Feb 02, 2013 11:30 am
Forum: Listen to Music
Topic: Beatles, stereo & mono
Replies: 16
Views: 8690

I think that's a good question. It depends on, maybe, what they did during the stereo mix. Was it simple panning or did they eq differently?
I have a feeling it's not as simple as putting you stereo in mono. Any more thoughts out there?
by Mudcloth
Wed Jan 02, 2013 6:11 pm
Forum: Listen to Music
Topic: It Might Get Loud (the documentary/movie)
Replies: 17
Views: 3686

I liked about one third of that documentary. Guess which third?
by Mudcloth
Mon May 21, 2012 10:35 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Altec 'Green Face' users unite: Most/Least Favorite Model(s)
Replies: 21
Views: 6875

I have a couple of 1589B pres, but the output trannies are pretty hissy when you crank them up. Jensen replacements are about $70 each, or I bake and re-pot them. Could you explain just how you do that, or reference a info source? Is this how you do it? This is exactly how I was going to go about i...
by Mudcloth
Mon May 21, 2012 6:52 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Altec 'Green Face' users unite: Most/Least Favorite Model(s)
Replies: 21
Views: 6875

I bought four 1566A mic pres last year on the eBay for $85 each, immaculate condition. I thought I was going to make a ton of money selling them for what they usually go for ( last one on eBay went for $800) until I tested them out. I will probably never sell these. I use them with AKG D200E mics on...
by Mudcloth
Sun Apr 22, 2012 7:41 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Pics of indie bands' pedalboards, guitars, amps, etc.
Replies: 29
Views: 8376

Thanks for posting the blog link, very cool. Giant pedal boards can be kind of obnoxious, yes. I played with a guy who had two gigantic pedal boards. He played a Balalaika. I used to only use a tuner, an overdrive and a boost and one of the bands I was in asked me to not use so many pedals. It didn'...
by Mudcloth
Fri Apr 06, 2012 9:51 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: EV 636, 646, 664. 674 guts
Replies: 17
Views: 2577

Yeah, it's hard to repair the charred remains of a cosmonaut who entered the earth's atmosphere without his heat shield up and somehow got inside your microphone. Did you try WD-40?
by Mudcloth
Sat Mar 03, 2012 7:15 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Where did everybody go?
Replies: 87
Views: 13796

As of this posting, 33 posts and 1300 views. People are here, they're just lurking. They're probably just intimidated by all the wit and wisdom that gets tossed around here.
:D
by Mudcloth
Tue Feb 21, 2012 2:51 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Neil Young sez: "Piracy is the new radio."
Replies: 173
Views: 28628

What's unethical about the Spotify model? Are they distributing your music without your consent? No. You're right. If you sign up for it at .005 cents per play, then everything is as it should be, ethically. If you don't like it, then pass on it. It's like non-mandatory share cropping right now, th...
by Mudcloth
Tue Feb 21, 2012 11:32 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Neil Young sez: "Piracy is the new radio."
Replies: 173
Views: 28628

Man, I love playing the Devil's advocate. One of the arguments for using Spotify is that it's legal, as if therefore it's ethical. Big difference between the two. There's lot's of things that are illegal that maybe shouldn't be and vice versa. This might end up being a fine example of that if the Sp...
by Mudcloth
Tue Feb 14, 2012 12:02 am
Forum: Listen to Music
Topic: The future...
Replies: 3
Views: 959

I think it's funny/tragic that this is finally happening. When I was young I remember thinking that there would be no way the Beatles would be forgotten. People sure do get passionate about their music, though.
by Mudcloth
Thu Feb 09, 2012 10:51 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Neil Young sez: "Piracy is the new radio."
Replies: 173
Views: 28628

If I sell the CD back to the store, I wipe the mp3s of that album off my computer. You are the 1%. :) I've said this before and I'll say it again: We are in an industry in which the products we make can be replicated, ad infinitum. That's not the best business to be in. Just think about that simple...