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by A.David.MacKinnon
Mon Feb 18, 2019 6:53 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Latest gear you've acquired.....
Replies: 3815
Views: 803254

Re: Latest gear you've acquired.....

Just got my “new” Western Electric 633a in the mail. For an 80 odd year old mic it’s flawless. The paint is perfect. The screws are shiny with no indication that a screw driver has ever touched them. And it works! Amazing. Just hung it over the drums but I’ll have to wait till tomorrow to give it a ...
by A.David.MacKinnon
Thu Feb 14, 2019 10:50 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Tascam 388 effects straight to tape tracks
Replies: 17
Views: 182

Re: Tascam 388 effects straight to tape tracks

You could use the inserts however and this would record. How would I do this? Plug your mic into a channel. Plug a trs y cable (aka an insert cable) into the insert point on that channel. Plug your effect into the other ends of the insert cable. It’ll put the effect in line after the preamp stage (...
by A.David.MacKinnon
Fri Feb 08, 2019 4:37 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Replacement Wall Wart For Golden Age Preamp?
Replies: 3
Views: 130

Re: Replacement Wall Wart For Golden Age Preamp?

It's probably more money than you want to spend but Golden Age makes a half rack power supply that will power 4 units. It's a vast improvement over the wall wart and totally worth it if you've got a few units.
by A.David.MacKinnon
Wed Feb 06, 2019 6:37 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Latest gear you've acquired.....
Replies: 3815
Views: 803254

Re: Latest gear you've acquired.....

Altec 633 salt shaker mic. I have one already but it's got a damaged capsule and has nothing below 800hz. It's a great effect mic or a treble mic paired with something full range. Otherwise not so useful.
The new one looks untouched. Hopefully it sounds the same. We'll see once it arrives.
by A.David.MacKinnon
Tue Feb 05, 2019 5:13 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Orban 111b
Replies: 9
Views: 277

Re: Orban 111b

Gotta love a good spring reverb. I was working out of town this weekend and didn’t have access to my regular hardware or go to plug ins. Had to rough in some mixes at the end of the session and sended up using the in house Tapco stereo spring in place of my usual plate impulse response. Damn it soun...
by A.David.MacKinnon
Tue Feb 05, 2019 3:22 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: how would you record a six piece doo wop group?
Replies: 15
Views: 358

Re: how would you record a six piece doo wop group?

With 8 tracks I’d do a stereo pair for the whole group and then some spot mics for whatever needs some extra juice.
by A.David.MacKinnon
Mon Feb 04, 2019 7:24 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Orban 111b
Replies: 9
Views: 277

Re: Orban 111b

Are you in Pro Tools? Is your input monitoring set to input only or automatic?
by A.David.MacKinnon
Sat Feb 02, 2019 2:43 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Too much equipment. Trim down?
Replies: 25
Views: 2240

Re: Too much equipment. Trim down?

Im in the same boat. Mostly because my studio is now a converted one car garage and space is at a serious premium. It's solved my weird, vintage keyboard addiction. There isn't space for anything now unless something else goes.
I still lust but it's mostly under control.
by A.David.MacKinnon
Wed Jan 30, 2019 11:15 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Great little sleeper microphones... ADVENT MDC-1
Replies: 2
Views: 172

Re: Great little sleeper microphones... ADVENT MDC-1

I don't know that mic but just wanted to give a shout out for the Shure SM59! My favorite mic for clean guitars. I just packed it into my travel rig for an out of town session this weekend.
Great on snares as well.
by A.David.MacKinnon
Tue Jan 22, 2019 5:52 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Standalone portastudios
Replies: 18
Views: 582

Re: Standalone portastudios

Ah ha! Just googled the 24. Digital. Totally different beast then what I’m talking about above so disregard some of what was said. I can’t see why you couldn’t do full productions on that thing.
by A.David.MacKinnon
Tue Jan 22, 2019 5:24 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Standalone portastudios
Replies: 18
Views: 582

Re: Standalone portastudios

I’ve been using a Tascam 488 fairly extensively for the last few years. It started off being just for demos and writing but last year I did a tv show soundtrack with it and since then it’s been creeping into more of my “real” work (ie; stuff that may see public release). I love it. It’s a huge relie...
by A.David.MacKinnon
Sun Jan 20, 2019 6:54 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Click tracks. Love them/Hate them.
Replies: 26
Views: 836

Re: Click tracks. Love them/Hate them.

I did a session a few years back for an Afro-Cuban rock band. It was an interesting combination. The guitars and bass were rock guys, the drummer and two percussionist came from the Afro-Cuban world. On top of that we’re a couple of singers and rappers. I set them up and they tracked three or four s...
by A.David.MacKinnon
Sun Jan 20, 2019 6:40 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Maximizing room mic effect (amps)
Replies: 14
Views: 414

Re: Maximizing room mic effect (amps)

Also, try pointing the amp at the wall or at least away from the room mic. Baffle the back if it’s an open cab. Basically aiming to have the sound bounce off of an extra surface or two before hitting the room mic. With ribbons as room mics I like to aim the mic so the source is in the null. You’ll g...
by A.David.MacKinnon
Sat Jan 19, 2019 5:45 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Tascam 38
Replies: 11
Views: 311

Re: Tascam 38

I had a 38 for years. Drumsound is right. Reseating the cards solves 90% of the issues where you have no sound and/or metering on certain channels in one mode but everything is fine in another.
You need to take the back off of the machine to get at the cards.
by A.David.MacKinnon
Wed Jan 16, 2019 1:45 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Damaged EBay Items?
Replies: 7
Views: 235

Re: Damaged EBay Items?

Now all I have to do is bend that rack ear back into shape.