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by stapes
Thu Jan 20, 2011 12:29 pm
Forum: Buy/Sell/Trade
Topic: FS: Apogee Mini-Me and Mbox 2
Replies: 0
Views: 665

FS: Apogee Mini-Me and Mbox 2

I have a Digidesign MBox 2 and Apogee Mini-Me Stereo A/D converter that I bought for a mobile recording gig which is over now, so I need to get rid of them. This is a great combo to do top notch recording at home. The built-in mic pre's are actually really good and it has several compression/limitin...
by stapes
Thu Nov 20, 2008 1:08 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Anatomy of a session in Bogota, Colombia
Replies: 66
Views: 14603

glad to hear you could count on the old school stapes down there.

Erik Wofford
Stapes Audio
by stapes
Mon Nov 19, 2007 6:41 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Federal AM-864/U
Replies: 31
Views: 5449

One of those federals up on ebay right now is mine. The 4G price tag really got me thinking how much I like this thing. I think it actually made me like it more which is weird. If it doesn't sell, I won't be that bummed. I did a frequency sweep on mine and it definitely seems like a full range one. ...
by stapes
Mon Sep 25, 2006 1:30 am
Forum: People/Places/Things
Topic: List your Myspace page
Replies: 268
Views: 47978

Cacophony Recorders

Erik Wofford
Stapes Audio
by stapes
Wed May 17, 2006 9:08 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Valverb
Replies: 17
Views: 2815

Valverb totally kicks ass. I wouldn't want to live without mine. I take it to other studios I work at, and have it normaled to one of my echo returns on my console. It's really great for a lot of vocals, but mostly when you want it kind of vintage sounding. I totally love it on guitars in the mix. I...
by stapes
Thu Feb 09, 2006 10:34 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: spoon drum sounds
Replies: 14
Views: 3163

I know the guys, so maybe I can shed some light. I don't know exactly what they use on everything, but in general. Mike McCarthy is the producer/engineer that works on all the spoon stuff. He's pretty hands on with the bands, so there's a big part between the band coming up with stuff, and them fitt...
by stapes
Wed Feb 01, 2006 12:43 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: I think I need better converters...
Replies: 10
Views: 1569

I'll have to say that external clock and converters seem really important to me in the tracking phase on a digi 002. The clock affects the quality of the converters and the clarity of the monitoring. I just did a 2" transfer for a record on HD at 88.2 and was going to do all the overdubs on a digi 0...
by stapes
Fri Feb 11, 2005 10:41 am
Forum: 5/03-2/05: General Recording
Topic: Which kickmic and snaremic mix nicely with the Stapes?
Replies: 4
Views: 1470

Re: Which kickmic and snaremic mix nicely with the Stapes?

When I'm in a pinch for time setting up drums, I'll go with two of the stapes as overheads, and a kick and snare, and you'll have pretty much everything you need. It yields a very natural drum sound, and can take eq and compresson very well to get you to other places. With the overheads being so fla...
by stapes
Mon Feb 07, 2005 9:47 pm
Forum: 5/03-2/05: General Recording
Topic: dooley or sank? reribboning
Replies: 20
Views: 5338

Re: dooley or sank? reribboning

http://enakmic.com/
Give him a call or an email. He's a great guy, and I get all my re-ribboning done by him. I've gotten Sank to do a few and I wasn't happy either. Enak is the man, and a true gentleman.

Erik Wofford
Stapes Audio
by stapes
Wed Feb 02, 2005 10:23 am
Forum: 5/03-2/05: Buy/Sell/Trade
Topic: Avenson Audio STO-2 Matched Mics
Replies: 10
Views: 5956

Re: Avenson Audio STO-2 Matched Mics

Old School! Glad to hear somebody still has those around. I still use them ocassionally. The ones that Joel reviewed are the tiny black ones that Harley is talking about. He's got pics on his website.

Erik Wofford
Stapes Audio
by stapes
Wed Feb 02, 2005 12:33 am
Forum: 5/03-2/05: Buy/Sell/Trade
Topic: Avenson Audio STO-2 Matched Mics
Replies: 10
Views: 5956

Re: Avenson Audio STO-2 Matched Mics

Thanks for the kind words, and yeah, if you want some that are for sale, you know where to find me :wink: Just to set the record straight "I" didn't design the original stapes microphones. Both Brad and I came up with the mics, with a lot of the technical end being held up by Brad. He's fixed the mi...
by stapes
Sun Jan 30, 2005 10:31 am
Forum: 5/03-2/05: General Recording
Topic: 414 'bubbling' - what causes this?
Replies: 13
Views: 1081

Re: 414 'bubbling' - what causes this?

I used to have a 414 that had this problem, and I heard that it is somewhat common with that mic, so it's probably not something weird like being under a heat lamp. Most likely something simple like aluminum corrosion, which could indicate it was left in a moist environment, but I'm just guessing he...
by stapes
Tue Jan 11, 2005 9:04 pm
Forum: 5/03-2/05: General Recording
Topic: what broke today? 1/11/05
Replies: 28
Views: 3132

Re: what broke today? 1/11/05

this shit always happens when i've got some new producer in the studio. first one's his fault. he had the headphones turned up so loud, he blew one of the drivers. it's one of those really expensive beyer dt-150 sets, and it sucks having one less pair for right now. next one isn't my fault either. n...
by stapes
Thu Jan 06, 2005 9:50 am
Forum: 5/03-2/05: General Recording
Topic: What Did You Work On Today? 1-05-05
Replies: 67
Views: 6120

Re: What Did You Work On Today? 1-05-05

Lars Gorannson is the name of the guy that he's worked with in the past. Don't know if that's who he's working with now, but he's a very talented guy and fits Shane's style of music well. He's worked at my studio before and we got along great. We both have kind of nordic names, so maybe that's it. E...