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by jmann
Mon Feb 15, 2021 11:23 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Fabric for bass traps/absorbers
Replies: 19
Views: 534

Re: Fabric for bass traps/absorbers

Don't know if you're still looking, but I bought some fabric from GIK Acoustics. It's $10/yard instead of $17/yd for the Guilford. It is also fire-rated. https://www.gikacoustics.com/product/st ... -the-yard/
by jmann
Mon Nov 16, 2020 12:21 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Going for it
Replies: 20
Views: 705

Re: Going for it

If you want to save an input, try miking the snare from the side! It emphasizes the sound of the shell but still picks up the snares pretty well. The attack from the head will still be in your overheads, anyway. Then, you can put that extra mic somewhere else (center of the kit above the kick is gr...
by jmann
Sun Nov 15, 2020 10:17 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Going for it
Replies: 20
Views: 705

Re: Going for it

There are times that I've set up a dummy guide vocal mic just to be able to keep that sound if I dump the vocal. good idea. I may setup 2 scratch vocal mics in the future -- one for vocals and one for "bleed". I've had times where the live vocal was good, but the singer wanted to punch in a single ...
by jmann
Sun Nov 15, 2020 10:16 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Going for it
Replies: 20
Views: 705

Re: Going for it

vvv wrote:
Sat Nov 14, 2020 2:37 pm

Bullet heater might help, and add a element of danger to get the band psyched. :twisted:
NOW YOU'RE TALKING
by jmann
Sat Nov 14, 2020 6:33 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Going for it
Replies: 20
Views: 705

Re: Going for it

These replies are very helpful. Thanks, all of you. David, the room I want to use is a 100-seat auditorium in our community center. I'd likely set up on the stage, where ceilings are pretty high and there's a lot of space. I could probably get the band set up in a line that way, as you suggest. As s...
by jmann
Fri Nov 13, 2020 2:23 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Going for it
Replies: 20
Views: 705

Re: Going for it

Thanks to both of you. I hear you about bottom of the snare. Seems like one a lot of people skip. And I definitely wouldn't do just a sub kick mic, it's just something I would try if I had the inputs. (I think I'm going to run out of free inputs before I run out of mics. I had debated buying a used ...
by jmann
Fri Nov 13, 2020 11:36 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Going for it
Replies: 20
Views: 705

Going for it

Ok - apologies for a seriously newb post: I have mostly recorded myself for years. Now, I'm going to help my friends record an EP. We're all dads going nuts in a pandemic, and we have no budget, but it feels right to try it. They are a three-piece (drums, guitar, and bass-vocals), with a sound somew...
by jmann
Fri Nov 13, 2020 10:56 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: XLR input output & wire guage
Replies: 4
Views: 200

Re: XLR input output & wire guage

I am not an expert, but it seems like you'd have lower resistance with a heavier gauge wire, right? I'm gonna guess that over that short a distance it doesn't matter much.

Very curious for more informed answers, though.
by jmann
Sun Nov 01, 2020 6:51 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Overdrive pedals educate me
Replies: 71
Views: 3460

Re: Overdrive pedals educate me

1. This thread rules.
2. Just built one of these https://buildyourownclone.com/products/silver-pony-2 for that Klon sound. So far it's great!
by jmann
Wed Sep 30, 2020 8:23 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Latest gear you've acquired.....
Replies: 4359
Views: 1005931

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

My birthday present to myself was a used lunchbox and two DIYRE CP5 kits. (I built a Hamptone JFET years ago and it's still the nicest thing I own. I wanted to try some fun DIY stuff again.) The DIYRE kits are just unbelievably well-documented and organized. A real joy to put together. And the sound...
by jmann
Sun Sep 10, 2017 8:53 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Latest gear you've acquired.....
Replies: 4359
Views: 1005931

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

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This thing is a LOT of fun. Got it for $95, nearly mint.
by jmann
Thu Sep 07, 2017 1:13 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: What should I do with this Bassman?
Replies: 18
Views: 2625

Re: What should I do with this Bassman?

Thanks, folks! I love this forum.

I'll keep you posted.
by jmann
Thu Sep 07, 2017 11:44 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: What should I do with this Bassman?
Replies: 18
Views: 2625

Re: What should I do with this Bassman?

UPDATE: I am lazy, but finally wired the speakers correctly and... Ta-DA! it sounds better! I feel like it's slightly louder but not dramatically so. I think it's also a bit more open sounding, but I haven't cranked it up too high yet. (Neighbors....) So, two questions: 1. If I were to connect only ...
by jmann
Mon Aug 28, 2017 10:18 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: What should I do with this Bassman?
Replies: 18
Views: 2625

Re: What should I do with this Bassman?

Thanks, folks. I measured the cab with a multimeter and it read just shy of 32 Ohms. (I don't have a true impedance tester, this was just DC resistance.) The individual speakers (disconnected from the cab) read around 8 Ohms. To complicate things, a guy from Eminence wrote me back to say that bass f...
by jmann
Sun Aug 27, 2017 5:39 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Latest gear you've acquired.....
Replies: 4359
Views: 1005931

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

Used MIM Precision Bass w/ Duncan QPs. My first bass, and I think I'm in love.