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by alexdingley
Fri Jun 21, 2019 6:57 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Sennheiser MD504 vs current “e604”
Replies: 4
Views: 196

Re: Sennheiser MD504 vs current “e604”

Just went to google search "Sennheiser MD504", to find the response plots / details... Now I'm just laughing at myself, because the 3rd result in google was a TapeOp Messageboard thread from 2006... started by me... asking, basically the same question... and getting fairly similar answers. So, clear...
by alexdingley
Fri Jun 21, 2019 8:27 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Sennheiser MD504 vs current “e604”
Replies: 4
Views: 196

Sennheiser MD504 vs current “e604”

I recall, waaaaay back in the late 90’s, when I was first learning about recording, that a studio tech once told me that using the small MD504 on toms was great, because they had a very MD421mkii quality about them, but they were smaller and easier to tuck into a kit. So, over the years, I’ve kept m...
by alexdingley
Wed Jun 19, 2019 8:34 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Recording Mac in 2019
Replies: 11
Views: 550

Re: Recording Mac in 2019

and PS... a 2008-2012 Mac Pro makes an insanely good backup & media server for the home / studio. I've tried a few dedicated NAS solutions... but nothing has compared to how well my old cheese-grater can host time-machine backups & serve PLEX media content to my home entertainment systems.
by alexdingley
Wed Jun 19, 2019 8:32 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Recording Mac in 2019
Replies: 11
Views: 550

Re: Recording Mac in 2019

I ran an 8-core cheese grater from 2009 until ~2017... at that point, my late 2013 Retina 15" MacBook Pro was actually performing faster than the tower for soft-synths & native plug-ins, so I dumped my UAD PCI-E cards and went to thunderbolt Satellites. For a desire to record in obnoxiously high sam...
by alexdingley
Sat Jun 15, 2019 6:14 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: transparent 500 series pre
Replies: 15
Views: 625

Re: transparent 500 series pre

True Systems pT2-500 is the same circuit as they'd put into the Precision8 racks... which are really transparent . One of the guys I used to work with uses 24ch of those for his gospel choir stuff... he's into them because he likes to call them "a wire with gain". I'm sure the Millenia are equally ...
by alexdingley
Sun Apr 21, 2019 7:18 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Network Backup Solutions for the studio?
Replies: 0
Views: 279

Network Backup Solutions for the studio?

Anyone have positive experiences with any particular brands / models of NAS drive enclosure? Would love to know about the following: - Write Speed / Read speed - Noise from fans, etc - Heat generated (like... could it be thrown in a closet without worrying that it will overhead / die?) My current lo...
by alexdingley
Mon Jan 21, 2019 11:07 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Headphone extension wire (best gauge?)
Replies: 2
Views: 298

Headphone extension wire (best gauge?)

I'm building a long (maybe 25'-40') extension for a headphone-level signal... and I'm not sure if there's any problem in using a standard shielded mic/line cable for this.... or if I ought to be buying a particular gauge of cable / particular shielding type. In this application, it's not going to be...
by alexdingley
Mon Jan 21, 2019 11:00 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Servicing AT mics
Replies: 37
Views: 1728

Re: Servicing AT mics

seconding that notion— it's rare that a typical repair (even in-warranty) would be turned around this quickly. That said, if you didn't get a "thanks, we've received your item and will update you as soon as more information is available" type of reply, I don't think they'll begrudge you following up...
by alexdingley
Tue Jan 15, 2019 8:15 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Izotope rx2 or other denoiser?
Replies: 15
Views: 809

Re: Izotope rx2 or other denoiser?

I believe Soundtrack Pro (old apple audio editor, which came in the FInalCut Studio 2 bundle) had a pretty decent (though not quite as good as RX5/6/7)... and it definitely works in older version of MacOs (pretty sure it would fly in 10.5.8...) I'll look to see if I still have my NFR copy, from when...
by alexdingley
Wed Jan 09, 2019 12:28 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Guidelines & Best practices for Vinyl masters?
Replies: 3
Views: 437

Guidelines & Best practices for Vinyl masters?

Pretty exciting stuff is happening around a project that I've been working on over the last several months... they might actually do a vinyl release. It's not a music album, it's a comedy record. It's definitely stereo material, and thankfully there's no dominant info in the sub 200Hz range, so I do...
by alexdingley
Tue Jan 01, 2019 5:29 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: "smash channel" options, for drums... sans console?
Replies: 13
Views: 955

Re: "smash channel" options, for drums... sans console?

Good point! I should reach out to the couple of manufacturers that I was thinking about, and ask if “dual output” is within their spec or not. that MIGHT work... I have the Radial 6 pack workhorse and there's a weird impedance thing that happens when you have the XLR and DB25 simultaneously connecte...
by alexdingley
Mon Dec 31, 2018 1:45 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: "smash channel" options, for drums... sans console?
Replies: 13
Views: 955

Re: "smash channel" options, for drums... sans console?

Oh, and good news! I think this all just got a lot easier to envision. Several of the 500-series Rack Chassis units have dual outputs... So, I'd likely be able to just pop the DB25 outs (of the chassis) directly into my Antelope i/o (which is also db25 — saving some cabling mess) and then use the id...
by alexdingley
Mon Dec 31, 2018 1:29 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: "smash channel" options, for drums... sans console?
Replies: 13
Views: 955

Re: "smash channel" options, for drums... sans console?

For a bunch of different overtone structures this https://www.diyrecordingequipment.com/products/colour-500-series-palette-mkii-kit works well. I'm also into using existing tracks to distort and special tracks. Like those already mentioned (room mic, mic between kick+snare, mic between floor tom+ki...
by alexdingley
Mon Dec 31, 2018 1:14 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Servicing AT mics
Replies: 37
Views: 1728

Re: Servicing AT mics

this is hardly a super-valuable 2¢ on the subject, but I did just have an experience with Toby Hicks in the AT parts department — and it was fantastic . Granted, my need was small, and not capsule/circuit-related... but they picked up the phone after just a few seconds on hold, and he sent me the pa...
by alexdingley
Fri Dec 28, 2018 3:48 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: "smash channel" options, for drums... sans console?
Replies: 13
Views: 955

"smash channel" options, for drums... sans console?

I've got a small home studio setup, but it's been getting some upgrades lately, and I'm thinking of finally ditching my Toft ATB console, after ~10yrs with it. The big question I have revolves around how best to achieve my beloved "smashed drums" tracks... Presently, I have this Toft ATB (which is a...