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by jajjguy
Sun Aug 13, 2006 7:24 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Recording flute, horn, cello and contrabassoon
Replies: 7
Views: 1354

The nice thing about horn is that all of the sound is directed behind the player. If you find that the horn player is playing too loud and can't adjust, you could try putting some kind of baffle behind the horn. A pillow on a chair with a blanket thrown over it, for example. Unless you have a very l...
by jajjguy
Sun Feb 26, 2006 7:38 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Question For the Mic Experts Here...
Replies: 12
Views: 2580

as a C1000S owner, I would recommend them. Great on clean guitar amp sounds and drum overheads. Also really great for stereo acoustic or spot micing other acoustic stringed instruments like banjo and mandolin. I have used them a stereo room mics with great results as well. I'm keen to try the MXLs ...
by jajjguy
Wed Feb 08, 2006 3:56 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: how much do the acoustics of a room actually help?
Replies: 15
Views: 4343

I would like to remove the dropped ceiling tiles, get rid of the flourescent lights, and add some type of insulation to the wooden floor joists so that anyone upstairs wont hear too much sound (something that a future wife would probably appreciate :) These are good things to do for the acoustics o...
by jajjguy
Tue Feb 07, 2006 3:56 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: how much do the acoustics of a room actually help?
Replies: 15
Views: 4343

Big time!!! However, it is not necessary to have a place specially designed to get a good sound. The main bases to cover are: 1. Low background noise. (traffic, air conditioning, etc) 2. No harmful reflections. (absorption or diffusion where necessary) 3. Appropriate level of reverberation. (absorpt...
by jajjguy
Wed Feb 01, 2006 5:42 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Metric Halo Users...
Replies: 4
Views: 925

Anyway, the pres are fine for high output sounds like electric amps or drum overheads. They just aren't too great with dynamic mics on more acoustic noises. That is when you have to crank the gain and you start getting some noise. Here's the deal. The pres on the 2882 are great, till you get up to ...
by jajjguy
Wed Feb 01, 2006 5:29 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: fabric source for wrappin' panels..
Replies: 14
Views: 2372

I didn't build a frame around the outer edges. Instead, I got 1" X 2" X 8' lengths of pine and cut them so that I could staple together a smaller frame to glue onto the back side of each panel. The frame is about 4" in from each edge and serves as a hanger and gives a little space between panel and...
by jajjguy
Sat Jan 07, 2006 8:07 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Wendy Carlos' Recording Tips for the Beginner
Replies: 52
Views: 11781

hey inverse. i hope you get the interview too. just be super respectful, meaning please respect her wishes about what she wants to be discussed or not discussed regarding her personally, since she's known to be sensitive about it. this is not about anyone "having the right" to say something or not, ...
by jajjguy
Sat Jan 07, 2006 7:47 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Let's hear some recordings made on the 388
Replies: 49
Views: 27471

i remember reading that Primus' Brown Album, one of my favorites, was recorded at least partly on an all-in-one Tascam like the 388. it's a great sounding thick and blatty album. anyone know for sure what it was recorded on? edit: yes! i was right: http://www.ram.org/music/primus/articles/musician_a...
by jajjguy
Sat Jan 07, 2006 6:16 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: floating a floor...
Replies: 22
Views: 10903

blunderfonics and stuntbutt are both speaking the truth. concrete definitely will transmit some amount of sound, but it's unlikely that your wall will be so good as to make this a significant factor. in any case, cutting the slab as stuntbutt suggested will take care of this -- but make sure that's ...
by jajjguy
Sat Jan 07, 2006 9:52 am
Forum: Buy/Sell/Trade
Topic: Free: Mass Loaded Vinyl sound proofing material in SF Area
Replies: 13
Views: 2528

just curious, what about it didn't work? did it just not block any sound, or did you find you couldn't wrap the stuff in it or what? i've always wondered about this stuff.
by jajjguy
Fri Dec 16, 2005 5:09 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Tabla, where to buy? What to look for? many questions HELP
Replies: 6
Views: 1603

By the by, do have a teacher lined up? Cuz that's very important for tabla. Remember that its a classical instrument with a very long (apprenticeship-type) tradition. That might be something that you'd want to look into even before purchasing instruments, cuz a teacher might have some ideas about w...
by jajjguy
Tue Dec 13, 2005 9:00 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: any one use those new usb microphones?
Replies: 9
Views: 2368

so is it putting out a digital signal through the usb plug? if so, that means you're buying a mic, preamp, and converter all for the low price of whatever, which gives them three ways to screw up your sound. just saying, it could be three times as crappy as a similarly priced normal mic.
by jajjguy
Tue Dec 13, 2005 7:59 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: a pair of room mics in the $1000 range. Suggestions?
Replies: 6
Views: 1827

i suppose it depends what you are trying to get out of your room mics... but my first thought was a pair of small omnis like earthworks or avenson. when i think of a pair of room mics, i think of a tool for getting the most honest, complete picture of what is happening in the room. for some situatio...
by jajjguy
Fri Nov 18, 2005 8:26 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Anyone self-taught on a classical instrument (violin, etc)?
Replies: 8
Views: 2290

i know one self-taught string player. he started as an adult. he is an amazing, unusual success story. it took him years. like, a large number of years. and he's still got some serious limitations and of course his technique and style are not classical, but they're perfect for the indy drone stuff h...
by jajjguy
Sat Nov 12, 2005 7:35 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Handclaps
Replies: 34
Views: 18587

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