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by vatoben
Wed Jan 25, 2012 7:53 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: BLUE mic repair
Replies: 4
Views: 2195

I live near Blue in Ventura County CA. A few months back I decided to gamble and bring my Blueberry by for service completely unannounced. They greeted me at the door, took the mic & my info and sent it back 100% fixed in about a week. They were a little surprised by me ambushing them but it ended u...
by vatoben
Tue Oct 25, 2011 12:42 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Fulltone Tape Echo in Mix "Re-Amp?"
Replies: 9
Views: 2670

I run the O.G. Reamp with the Fulltone often while mixing. Since it's an instrument level device I've never attempted to run line level through it. I can say that it sounds great with instrument level in, then echo going back into a DI. For me has always been one of those things that "mixes itself"....
by vatoben
Tue Jul 05, 2011 11:07 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Euphonix-Avid just blew it
Replies: 2
Views: 1078

Euphonix-Avid just blew it

Got an email from Avid/Euphonix regarding a survey and it was openly addressed to 832 recipients, whom I can only assume are registered users. Let me be clear, when I say "openly addressed" I mean all of our email addresses are in the header. I know some of you if not all of you can understand why t...
by vatoben
Fri May 06, 2011 11:12 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Euphonix Mc problems?? Anyone else having or had probs??
Replies: 3
Views: 1150

This sounds like a nightmare. How many replacement units have you had? I had an Mc Transport take a dump on me and Euphonix swapped it out for me. They never said what the problem was but I've been good to go since. Has Euphonix been replacing the units or was it done through a dealer?
by vatoben
Mon Dec 20, 2010 12:42 pm
Forum: Buy/Sell/Trade
Topic: FS/FT: Mono Gama SOLD
Replies: 2
Views: 1015

FS/FT: Mono Gama SOLD

Sold

I have two SH Mono Gama 500 Mic pres that I haven't used since I bought them. Both are in great condition with no issues. I'm looking for either $500 each (price is firm) or trade for a pair of API 550A EQs and some cash from me. PM me if interested and we'll take it from there.
-Ben
by vatoben
Tue Jan 26, 2010 8:40 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: recording drum kit with a single mic
Replies: 27
Views: 11454

Marc Alan Goodman wrote:Song -> Arrangement -> Performance -> Instrument -> Microphone -> Preamp -> Processing -> Medium -> Mix proecessing -> Medium -> Mastering -> Final Format.
This flow may be one of the best things I've ever seen on this board. It's a bulletproof priority chain.
by vatoben
Sat Dec 19, 2009 9:15 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: let's talk spring reverbs
Replies: 70
Views: 25163

These things are special:
http://www.vanamps.com/

I just got the split output Reverbamate. I am really impressed. It's physically small considering how it sounds. That's a plus because I don't fancy another guitar head sized box taking up what little space I have. But it doesn't sound small.
by vatoben
Wed Dec 02, 2009 3:34 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: I want a fat bottom bass preamp
Replies: 30
Views: 6036

+1 for Great River. It rules for dirty guitars too. If you're not looking for a line/mic preamp but something specifically for bass then I can recommend looking into Aguilar stuff. They used to have a single rack space bass pre that killed.
by vatoben
Fri Nov 20, 2009 10:38 am
Forum: Listen to Music
Topic: What are some of the most "poorly engineered" albu
Replies: 216
Views: 75810

If I had a time machine I would go to Jamaca in the 70s and take a couple hundred packs of fresh bass strings. Don't even joke about killing reggae like that. That James Jamerson had an awful bass sound, too. Maybe you'd like to fix that as well? Hehe. I was thinking the same thing. While you're at...
by vatoben
Fri Aug 14, 2009 5:38 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Apogee One?
Replies: 9
Views: 2179

I think it's brilliant. On the road I travel with a Duet and and SM7 and haven't needed more than one channel. A built in mic is great for demoing too. If you only have one interface it may not be the best choice. It does depend on what you'll be recording and how far you want to take it. But someon...
by vatoben
Thu Aug 21, 2008 8:47 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Fulltone Tube Tape Echo...
Replies: 11
Views: 2482

I love mine to death. It does some really unexpected stuff to a mix. If it only had line level XLRs...
by vatoben
Mon Aug 18, 2008 8:15 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Dealing with dead spots on bass?
Replies: 14
Views: 2290

GooberNumber9 wrote: This is because volume automation (at least in PTLE) affects the level after all of the inserts and even after any pre-fader sends.
That's a pain in the ass. DP lets you place inserts post fader. Maybe sends too but that I don't know. Is there any way to change that in PTLE?
by vatoben
Sat Aug 16, 2008 1:22 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Dealing with dead spots on bass?
Replies: 14
Views: 2290

That's a nightmare I've gone through a bunch. I've never found anything to help it once it's been recorded. The two most common fixes I end up at are playing in different positions on the neck (first) or using a different bass (second and usually the fix). Fortunately I've been playing Laklands for ...
by vatoben
Wed Aug 06, 2008 1:39 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: from EQ mag: "I could hardly wait to get rid of analog
Replies: 18
Views: 3391

Failure - Fantastic Planet. Recorded on ADAT, sounds amazing. One of my all time favorites. But in their case I think the performances and songwriting could shine through on any recording format. Couldn't you hear "Dirty Blue Baloons" blowing up a Maxell XL-IIS on a portastudio? I think it would st...
by vatoben
Sat Aug 02, 2008 11:00 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: What the hell is a demo anyway?
Replies: 33
Views: 6203

I record demos often. For me they've been sketches and drafts. Ten years ago every unsigned band had a demo. But ten years ago a demo could get you a record deal. I think the paradigm has shifted and anyone looking for a record deal will be severely disappointed. So, gone are the days of demos, deal...