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by dale116dot7
Sun Jan 20, 2008 5:46 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: recording upright bass
Replies: 42
Views: 8730

I like the Altec M11 omni (coke bottle) by the bridge. I move it around, to taste. Being an omni, it's not got the proximity effect which is good, but the preamp needs to be clean, otherwise it'll mix the low frequency movement of the bass with the tone creating a mudfest down there that EQ can't se...
by dale116dot7
Sat Jan 19, 2008 9:50 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: the NEW MXL Royer mod thread...
Replies: 243
Views: 116129

My interesting trivia tidbit learned in the course of this project: Apparently the 5840 tube was originally designed to be a hearing aid tube. Wild. Probably not really for hearing aids, the 5840 draws too much filament current for that - the filament battery would only last a couple of hours. 6418...
by dale116dot7
Mon Feb 14, 2005 6:49 pm
Forum: 5/03-2/05: General Recording
Topic: Build it yourself!
Replies: 6
Views: 3846

Re: Build it yourself!

There's the forum at prodigy-pro, lots of activity there, too. Gearslutz has that sort of forum and it doesn't get much activity either. Recording.org used to be where a lot of DIY'ers hung out but since that part of the forum got canned, most of them moved.
by dale116dot7
Mon Feb 14, 2005 6:35 pm
Forum: 5/03-2/05: General Recording
Topic: How much recording have you done?
Replies: 22
Views: 13600

Re: How much recording have you done?

Did some live-to-2-track (open-reel) of a couple concerts about 14 years ago, and some demo stuff that way too. Probably about 20 hours of tape. Then I stayed away from recording till 2001. Since then I've filled up about 200 hours of DA88 tape (probably about 75 or 80 hours of material) doing mostl...
by dale116dot7
Mon Feb 14, 2005 12:01 pm
Forum: 5/03-2/05: General Recording
Topic: earwax candles and other witchcraft!!!
Replies: 44
Views: 21242

Re: earwax candles and other witchcraft!!!

I did the same test on the ear candles. Same thing - same residue inside the candle either way. Sometimes none, sometimes a lot - same as when done on people. My sample size was probably five or six candles. The vacuum created by the candle while it burns is only a couple of inches of water. You als...
by dale116dot7
Thu Feb 10, 2005 7:58 pm
Forum: 5/03-2/05: General Recording
Topic: Re-tubing U47?
Replies: 7
Views: 2345

Re: Re-tubing U47?

EF14 isn't just a different filament voltage from the VF14. The cathode material is different, and there are some other differences to make the tube less likely to have grid leakage currents. There's a good writeup on Klaus Heyne's forum. Search for it, for sure. Apparently about one in 10 EF14's wo...
by dale116dot7
Thu Feb 10, 2005 7:38 pm
Forum: 5/03-2/05: General Recording
Topic: If you have a console, are you dumping it for digital? <m
Replies: 18
Views: 6331

Re: If you have a console, are you dumping it for digital? &

I was going to post here... then junkstar beat me to it! Exactly! I write software on a computer all day. I've got a small digital mixing board (DM24) and a small HD recorder (HD24 .. one of their better pieces of gear IMHO) and that works for me. I'm actually looking for an 32 ch analog board in th...
by dale116dot7
Mon Feb 07, 2005 5:11 pm
Forum: 5/03-2/05: General Recording
Topic: Studio Mics Live?
Replies: 17
Views: 4637

Re: Studio Mics Live?

Yea, I've seen that, too. I always use a mic on my bass. Depending on the venue I either just play loud and get the main mic to pick it up, or bring a D112 on stage.
by dale116dot7
Mon Feb 07, 2005 12:11 pm
Forum: 5/03-2/05: General Recording
Topic: Studio Mics Live?
Replies: 17
Views: 4637

Re: Studio Mics Live?

Bluegrass has pretty much a defined instrumentation, it hasn't changed since the '40's. The instrumentation hasn't changed, the music has changed a bit, and the speed at which it is played at today is quite a bit faster. Horns? Only if you melt them down to make banjo tonerings. :twisted: AT4050 is ...
by dale116dot7
Wed Jan 12, 2005 11:45 am
Forum: 5/03-2/05: General Recording
Topic: What Did You Work On Today? 1-10-05
Replies: 30
Views: 3161

Re: What Did You Work On Today? 1-10-05

drove to work, 6:45-7:45 day job, 8-5. cut and shaped mesh for mic grill, 5-5:30 drove home, 5:30-7:30 (icy roads - normally it's a 1/2 hour drive) tested a mic capsule I built last week. too much high end. poor pattern. need to tweak holes in backplate. 7:30 - 8:30 tested a modded 3630 compressor. ...
by dale116dot7
Tue Jan 04, 2005 6:06 pm
Forum: 5/03-2/05: General Recording
Topic: why is my analogue mixer (Soundcraft Ghost) so noisy?
Replies: 18
Views: 4197

Re: why is my analogue mixer (Soundcraft Ghost) so noisy?

Warning - techie stuff here... it sounds like something is oscillating at a super-high frequency. Maybe one of the mix-bus summing amplifiers or something like that. This can come from a power supply not giving enough voltage, or bad ground somewhere, or a bad (or maybe too clever) design, or an op-...
by dale116dot7
Tue Jan 04, 2005 5:34 pm
Forum: 5/03-2/05: General Recording
Topic: Click tracks again...
Replies: 41
Views: 4399

Re: Click tracks again...

I've done both. For live-off-the-floor I love no click. For live off the floor plus maybe a vocal overdub or two, maybe a guitar overdub, no click is ok too. If a band has not rehearsed with a click on a very regular basis, no click. Banjo as an overdub without a click? Very, very difficult. The ban...
by dale116dot7
Fri Dec 17, 2004 6:53 am
Forum: 5/03-2/05: General Recording
Topic: Alesis HD24 Tips.
Replies: 31
Views: 3631

Re: Alesis HD24 Tips.

I think it's when the HD24 is trying to slave to something else, and that something else is delivering its 'clock' via ADAT lightpipe. I use my digital mixer as the word clock source with the HD24 as slave, and that works fine. Upgrading the firmware is a no-cost item. Download the file from the Ale...
by dale116dot7
Thu Dec 16, 2004 4:53 pm
Forum: 5/03-2/05: General Recording
Topic: Alesis HD24 Tips.
Replies: 31
Views: 3631

Re: Alesis HD24 Tips.

One tip: Don't use the OPTICAL CLOCK mode, if you're in a digital environment. Give it a word clock, use the right cable, and it'll be happier. It's internally terminated. If you try using OPTICAL CLOCK sometimes it glitches kind of randomly during recording. I use mine with a Tascam DM24 board, alo...
by dale116dot7
Wed Dec 08, 2004 11:47 am
Forum: 5/03-2/05: General Recording
Topic: standup bass tracking issue
Replies: 20
Views: 2610

Re: standup bass tracking issue

Of course, for rockabilly (if you're fortunate enough to do some), you might want more fingerboard sound. I've never been happy with a pickup, but some jazz works well with a blend of pickup and mic. I've only occasionally done the bass+drums recording, and if you point the mic not right at the bass...