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by A.David.MacKinnon
Sun Jul 05, 2020 9:18 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Headphones for occasional mix reference
Replies: 12
Views: 581

Re: Headphones for occasional mix reference

(I haven't stolen them from the kid to try this out yet, but I probably should.) There should really be a “ Musical Things I’ve Stolen From My Kid” thread. I’ll start - Jaymar toy piano. He plays it and we say it’s his but it’s really mine (and I use it better). Giant rain stick. Makes a great shak...
by A.David.MacKinnon
Thu Jul 02, 2020 6:26 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: shedshrine build 3.0 - furniture, cats, gear and enlightenment, man
Replies: 80
Views: 2105

Re: shedshrine build 3.0 - furniture, cats, gear and enlightenment, man

Ugh, that Lanois book put me into a rage when I read it.
I love a lot of his work but listening to him drives me mental.
by A.David.MacKinnon
Wed Jul 01, 2020 9:34 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: How would you get this bass sound? (Karen Dalton - Something on your mind)
Replies: 10
Views: 254

Re: How would you get this bass sound? (Karen Dalton - Something on your mind)

Or maybe an Ev 666

Preamp would have been the board. You'd have to do some digging to find out what Bearsville was using in that era. I've read that it was a quad 8 but that might have been later. Compression may or may not have been in the chain.
by A.David.MacKinnon
Tue Jun 23, 2020 11:43 am
Forum: Buy/Sell/Trade
Topic: Beyerdynamic M640N Microphone SOLD
Replies: 3
Views: 748

Re: Beyerdynamic M640N Microphone SOLD

AKA the french fry mic! I've got one in a drawer somewhere. I remember it being fun as a second snare mic. Tons of crack.
by A.David.MacKinnon
Thu Jun 18, 2020 6:51 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Downsizing advice
Replies: 20
Views: 740

Re: Downsizing advice

A few years ago I moved from a large, shared commercial studio back to my home (the basement and then a 1 car garage). There were lots of things that it didn't make sense to keep. I just didn't have the space. Drum machines got sampled and sold. My CP70 got sold. Extra headphone amps got sold. My ex...
by A.David.MacKinnon
Tue Jun 16, 2020 3:21 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Latest Gear You've Un-Acquired....
Replies: 28
Views: 1328

Re: Latest Gear You've Un-Acquired....

Thinking (just thinking mind you) of unloading a 60's Kent sound-hole pick up (the middle class man's DeArmond) and my Sennheiser 602.
I just got a lovely late 70s DeArmond sound-hole humbucker and I never fell in love with the 602.
by A.David.MacKinnon
Mon Jun 15, 2020 11:12 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Check in Thread
Replies: 39
Views: 1604

Re: Check in Thread

these little "getaways" where we explore the world around us has been nice. I grew up in this city and I'm seeing all kinds of stuff that I never knew existed. If this sounds AT ALL interesting to you, I HIGHLY recommend it. Chris Garges Charlotte, NC I've been doing something similar here but on f...
by A.David.MacKinnon
Mon Jun 08, 2020 5:35 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Latest gear you've acquired.....
Replies: 4136
Views: 899295

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

winky dinglehoffer wrote:
Sun Jun 07, 2020 9:17 pm
I decided to go ahead and order a 1588C for the sake of comparison. I'll report back on any perceptible differences.
One of them provides 12volt phantom (or T power maybe). Not sure which one or if there are any other differences.
by A.David.MacKinnon
Sun Jun 07, 2020 8:56 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Latest gear you've acquired.....
Replies: 4136
Views: 899295

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

I'm pretty sure mine is the same. 1588b
by A.David.MacKinnon
Sun Jun 07, 2020 12:18 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Latest gear you've acquired.....
Replies: 4136
Views: 899295

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

A 1588B octal mic pre to plug into the back of my Altec 1612A Limiter. I'm not sure how much I'll end up using it, but it was cheap enough & takes up no additional rack space. Ribbon to 1612 = killer drum room. Squash to taste. It's also a very cool vocal chain. Mine is also set up with mic and lin...
by A.David.MacKinnon
Thu Jun 04, 2020 3:25 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Check in Thread
Replies: 39
Views: 1604

Re: Check in Thread

Me too. That said, this thread is to important to derail. Back to the topic at hand......... In spite of our (maybe) more civil public discourse and temperament Canada is not innocent when it comes to systemic racism, police brutality and political stupidity. Our country is a product of British colo...
by A.David.MacKinnon
Thu Jun 04, 2020 12:00 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Check in Thread
Replies: 39
Views: 1604

Re: Check in Thread

He’s an old friend. We don’t see each other much these days now that my touring days are done and he’s doing it less. He and his wife Christine are two of my favourite people in the whole world. I was lucky enough to be an auxiliary Weakerthan on their Reconstruction Site North American tour. It was...
by A.David.MacKinnon
Thu Jun 04, 2020 4:49 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Check in Thread
Replies: 39
Views: 1604

Re: Check in Thread

As my good friend John Samson used to tell the American kids after ever show - America needs you to stay home and fight to fix things.
That's was back after Bush got elected again and all the liberal people were talking about moving to Canada. It's more important now.
by A.David.MacKinnon
Wed Jun 03, 2020 4:44 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Check in Thread
Replies: 39
Views: 1604

Re: Check in Thread

Hang tight everyone. Those of us north of the border are watching and hoping for the best possible outcome.
by A.David.MacKinnon
Tue Jun 02, 2020 6:26 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Coronavirus Health Precautions for Studios
Replies: 19
Views: 817

Re: Coronavirus Health Precautions for Studios

There’s an interesting discussion over on the PRW Production forum about this. Normally I wouldn’t link to a different forum but there’s some valuable info there from folks running lager scale operations than many of us. A few posters lay out the difficulties and risks better than I could - https://...