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by A.David.MacKinnon
Wed Jan 15, 2020 1:29 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Latest gear you've acquired.....
Replies: 3960
Views: 856441

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

Picked up a ADA Guitar Cabinet Simulator DI to pair with my B15 pre-amp clone. It's helping to make people's DI bass tracks much more enjoyable to mix. It's got fewer option than the amp/cab simulator plugs I've got but somehow sounds better. Maybe it's just because I can flick switches and turn kno...
by A.David.MacKinnon
Wed Jan 15, 2020 12:14 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: How long does everyone keep the boxes your gear came in?
Replies: 14
Views: 199

Re: How long does everyone keep the boxes your gear came in?

Gear comes in boxes?!? 99% of my stuff was bought used. Boxes are always long gone by the time I get my hands on anything.
by A.David.MacKinnon
Tue Jan 14, 2020 4:22 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: unhyped kick drum mic
Replies: 32
Views: 492

Re: unhyped kick drum mic

Maybe all these unloved 112s can get switched over to tom duties. I always liked them there for rock & roll.
by A.David.MacKinnon
Mon Jan 13, 2020 4:21 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Latest gear you've acquired.....
Replies: 3960
Views: 856441

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

Here I am playing them on a gig. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=If5Gv_QXBik Cool stuff. Those bells cut through the live mix nicely. I've often thought my next band would be a little more multi-instrumental, pop orchestra business and wondered about glockenspiel live. These seem like one way to ge...
by A.David.MacKinnon
Thu Jan 09, 2020 3:06 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: saving headphones from destruction
Replies: 9
Views: 135

Re: saving headphones from destruction

https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/61ROXu1a6aL._AC_SL1500_.jpg These would work pretty well and you could also use them for their intended purpose whenever you need. hey Dave what are those and where can you get em? The amazon link looks good too - right price :) I got a few from Long...
by A.David.MacKinnon
Thu Jan 09, 2020 3:05 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: unhyped kick drum mic
Replies: 32
Views: 492

Re: unhyped kick drum mic

I personally love an re20 or sm7 for most natural sounding to my ears kick. Unfortunately my re20 has been in need of maintenance for a while and I dont currently own an sm7 myself. I tend to use my Senn 421 the most now. It's got a little exaggeration going on but nothing like the beta52 that my o...
by A.David.MacKinnon
Thu Jan 09, 2020 5:14 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: saving headphones from destruction
Replies: 9
Views: 135

Re: saving headphones from destruction

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These would work pretty well and you could also use them for their intended purpose whenever you need.
by A.David.MacKinnon
Mon Jan 06, 2020 5:21 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Latest gear you've acquired.....
Replies: 3960
Views: 856441

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

Rolls Rp220 dual tube pre. Bought it cheap with a broken channel. The switching jack in the instrument input is stuck so it won’t pass the mic connection. I’m hoping to sort that out today and swap the tubes and chips for something nicer than stock. These get mixed reviews.I’ve got lots of good to ...
by A.David.MacKinnon
Tue Dec 31, 2019 12:52 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Upping my vocal recording skills
Replies: 11
Views: 366

Re: Upping my vocal recording skills

I see you’re in Montreal. The Long and McQuade rental department is a huge resource for getting lots of mic options for little cash.
by A.David.MacKinnon
Tue Dec 31, 2019 11:25 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Upping my vocal recording skills
Replies: 11
Views: 366

Re: Upping my vocal recording skills

Without hearing the singers it's always hard to advise but if it was me I'd try to identify what you don't like about the previous capture of each vocalist and then pick a mic that will address that issue. If one vocalist has a sibilant voice I'd reach for something that tames that range (like an EV...
by A.David.MacKinnon
Mon Dec 30, 2019 1:35 pm
Forum: Buy/Sell/Trade
Topic: Mics for Sale
Replies: 0
Views: 206

Mics for Sale

Clearing out some under used microphones from my collection. Apex 210 Ribbon - $75 The strain relief grommet where the cable enters the mic body is missing. Otherwise it is in very good shape and functions as it should. Radio Shack PZM (1980’s) - $50 SOLD In good shape and working as it should. The ...
by A.David.MacKinnon
Fri Dec 27, 2019 1:33 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Tascam 424 MK II question (headphone monitoring)
Replies: 1
Views: 92

Re: Tascam 424 MK II question (headphone monitoring)

I've got a 488 and it's somewhat the same. The cue mix is mono. If you are monitoring the cue mix plus 1 input it's mono, BUT if you are monitoring the cue mix and 2 inputs the cue mixed will be mono but the inputs will be panned hard left or right depending on their bus assignment. The 424 and 488 ...
by A.David.MacKinnon
Sun Dec 22, 2019 10:00 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Your storage solutions - esp for cables
Replies: 9
Views: 367

Re: Your storage solutions - esp for cables

I've got a two drawer file cabinet (old, heavy and less prone to rattling at hight volumes). Mics in one drawer, cable in the other.
by A.David.MacKinnon
Thu Dec 19, 2019 4:55 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Live Off the Floor in a Small Room
Replies: 33
Views: 967

Re: Live Off the Floor in a Small Room

I've never really had issues with bleed in the amp mic. It's often the other way around with too much amp in the drums. Even then, guitar amps are so directional that you can aim them away from the drums and be fine.
by A.David.MacKinnon
Thu Dec 19, 2019 2:20 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Live Off the Floor in a Small Room
Replies: 33
Views: 967

Re: Live Off the Floor in a Small Room

That’s a great looking spot! Feel free to hijack this thread. I’m interested in seeing how other folks with similar rooms handle live sessions. Is the live vocal from your session the keeper? Mine also had a fair bit of bleed but nothing unmanageable and it adds nice ambience to the drums. No room m...