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by kdarr
Mon Oct 19, 2009 2:33 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Robbery at Jupiter Sound in Seattle
Replies: 6
Views: 2281

Robbery at Jupiter Sound in Seattle

A list of the stolen gear: 2 Neumann M147s, 2 vintage AKG C414EBs, Royer R122, 2 Crown CM700s, Oktava ML52 Ribbon, Lots of SM57s and SM58s, AKG D12E, and a Mac G5, Radial J48 Active DI Box, Proco DI Box, ProTools 8 HD TDM Software. All stolen early today from Jupiter Studios in Wallingford, Seattle,...
by kdarr
Sat Sep 26, 2009 2:49 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Let's talk bass heads
Replies: 41
Views: 11160

I've got a couple in the oven now over at Basson Sound here in Carlsbad.... ...Soon come. I heard about these heads almost 4 years ago when we sold the cabinets at the shop i was working at. still vaporware thus far. the cabs were cool but we never seemed to have a regular bass head in stock powerf...
by kdarr
Fri Sep 25, 2009 3:34 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Let's talk bass heads
Replies: 41
Views: 11160

I have heard that Ashdowns sound good, but see the shop a lot ... You know, I saw a lot come in when I worked at a repair shop too. For some reason mine has been problem free for 5 years now, and it's taken it's fair share of bumps & spills. Supposedly the English made ones (like mine) are more rel...
by kdarr
Tue Sep 22, 2009 3:24 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Let's talk bass heads
Replies: 41
Views: 11160

I've had my British-made Ashdown ABM500 EVOII for about 5 years now, and it sounds great - very musical EQ center freqs, versatile, and it works like a champ. No idea how the newer Ashdowns are... last I heard the company wasn't doing super well.

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by kdarr
Wed Sep 09, 2009 1:17 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: OMG. It's Bowie!
Replies: 9
Views: 2545

I heard he's going to headline next summer's "Monsters of Taxonomy" tour.

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by kdarr
Fri Sep 04, 2009 2:10 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Skibbe Red Stripe 5-9 Opto Compressor
Replies: 3
Views: 1957

Bill Skibbe was interviewed in "Behind the Gear" in issue #44. The Red Stripe is more or less patterned after an LA-2A, but there are a few modifications. Here's what the article said: TapeOp: Are there any differences between the Universal Audio and the Skibbe? BS: Mainly in the transformers and th...
by kdarr
Wed Aug 26, 2009 12:42 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: The two-year deal
Replies: 67
Views: 12551

These threads are hilarious. I love how all of Jeff's groundbreaking music-industry-saving proposals basically amount to doing business the exact same way it was done 25 years ago. It's a bit like saying "I know how to fix the .mp3 sound quality issue! We'll record everything to wax cylinders!" You ...
by kdarr
Mon Aug 24, 2009 5:06 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: synth that can create Atari Battlezone guided missile sound?
Replies: 12
Views: 2401

Synthcart!

Accept no substitutions. Course you'll need an old Atari 2600 as well.

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by kdarr
Thu Jul 30, 2009 2:49 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Pres: is variety really a good thing?
Replies: 46
Views: 8458

I guess it depends on what kind of preamps you have now, and whether or not you've used the N72s before. Unless you need all 8 pres right away, I would say just build four of the N72's right off the bat, and get some use out of them first - knock out a couple recordings, and really get to know the s...
by kdarr
Mon Jun 22, 2009 3:32 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Why book loud groups in venues below residential apartments?
Replies: 90
Views: 19661

Here in Washington State, the Liquor Control Board has decided to begin enforcing a very ambiguously written law on the books within the last few months. Basically they have decided to consider any performers on stage to be "employees" of the bar, and thus cannot consume any alcohol whilst working t...
by kdarr
Sat May 30, 2009 2:42 am
Forum: People/Places/Things
Topic: seattle area studios
Replies: 6
Views: 1130

www.toyboxrecording.com

http://www.electrokitty.com/

or you could hit up trodden here on the board...

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by kdarr
Sun May 03, 2009 3:05 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Avatar Bass Cabs?
Replies: 23
Views: 3932

I just got an Avatar NEO212B bass cab today, mostly due to positive reviews here and everywhere else... ...I have a gig tonight, so I'll report back as to how it works out in the real world. Okay, so it sounded superfantastic. I keep the tweeter at maybe 10%, just to open the top up a tiny bit. The...
by kdarr
Sat May 02, 2009 5:06 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Avatar Bass Cabs?
Replies: 23
Views: 3932

I just got an Avatar NEO212B bass cab today, mostly due to positive reviews here and everywhere else. I ordered it on Monday, and I wasn't expecting to get it until next week, but here it is, custom tolex and everything. Looks great, and it's 13 lbs. lighter than my current cab. I plugged my Ashdown...
by kdarr
Sun Apr 26, 2009 7:44 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Aiight, Fender MIM Jazz
Replies: 13
Views: 1985

Just like everyone else said, try before you buy. Some Mexican Fenders are butter, some are just total dogs. I worked in music retail for 6 years, and in my experience, it's about 1 in 10 MIM basses that just kick ass right out of the box. Maybe another 2 or 3 out of the 10 are firewood, with the re...
by kdarr
Fri Apr 24, 2009 1:29 pm
Forum: Listen to Music
Topic: Scientific Attempt To Create Most Annoying Song Ever
Replies: 34
Views: 8771

The most wanted song sounds a hell of a lot like Anita Baker's "Rapture" in parts. Classic dentist's office jam.

The least wanted song is amazing. This might have to be my new "clear the bar out at the end of the night" song.