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by AGCurry
Fri Feb 23, 2007 8:20 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Acoustic guitar neck reset
Replies: 35
Views: 8343

When you lower the bridge past a certain point - and it doesn't matter what technique you use to do it - you lose tone, because you decrease the pressure that the strings are exerting on the guitar's top. I'm surprised at the prices I'm hearing for a neck reset. I had my Martin D28 done a couple of ...
by AGCurry
Wed Feb 07, 2007 2:29 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: speaker recommendations. 15" for blackface bassman.
Replies: 4
Views: 714

I know we tend to be conservative and often think that the old stuff is better... but when it comes to bass speakers, the new stuff is head and shoulders over anything from the 1960s or 1970s. The best driver for your cabinet really depends on the cabinet size and port design/size... Ted Weber does ...
by AGCurry
Thu Feb 01, 2007 12:31 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: recommend a good omni dynamic
Replies: 22
Views: 3463

Electrovoice RE55!
by AGCurry
Wed Jan 31, 2007 4:04 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: what do you guys do to prevent losing your voice? any ideas
Replies: 19
Views: 3178

The single most important thing is knowing how to sing properly. I've been singing professionally since I was a little kid doing opera and I attribute my ability to go on long tours without losing my voice to the lessons I learned back then. This is even though I generally have done a lot of drinki...
by AGCurry
Mon Jan 29, 2007 3:05 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Peluso vs. Royer... Opinions?
Replies: 11
Views: 2045

I recently sold an M500 on eBay to a guy named Rodger Murphey, and proaudioheaven is his web site. I emailed him saying that it seemed like a shame to reribbon a mic that's in great shape just to do the "DX" mod, and got no answer. I have a M500 reribboned by Sank and one reribboned by Clarence Kane...
by AGCurry
Tue Jan 23, 2007 10:27 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Recording an Upright Bass
Replies: 20
Views: 3897

Ribbon mics also sound really nice on upright bass for certain situations. Many mics will get the job done to satisfaction, but the main ingredient for a good recorded sound (in my experience) is a properly treated room or a large room so that reflections & standing waves of the low freqs aren't so...
by AGCurry
Mon Jan 22, 2007 12:40 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: For a paper I'm writing: What's your math background?
Replies: 27
Views: 2995

I made it through three semesters of calculus in college, with As and Bs. I had to take them for my major in Computer Science, although the only thing I've actually used calculus for is in figuring out algorithm efficiencies, which is something I've never seen done in "real life." Generally I don't ...
by AGCurry
Thu Jan 18, 2007 9:31 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Hidden Treasure Mics- Post Yours!!!
Replies: 103
Views: 73222

Electrovoice RE55 on bass speakers.

Beyerdynamic M260 on snare drum.
by AGCurry
Mon Jan 15, 2007 7:18 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: beyer m160 vs m260
Replies: 7
Views: 1472

They are very different. The M160 has a double ribbon and features full range and flat response. It is made for musical instruments. The M260 has a single ribbon and has a response curve tailored for voice work, i.e., the spoken word, so the bass response is attenuated. That said (and I've not tried...
by AGCurry
Mon Jan 15, 2007 9:07 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: For all you lomophiles
Replies: 15
Views: 2373

Thanks for that great explanation!
by AGCurry
Sun Jan 14, 2007 9:27 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: For all you lomophiles
Replies: 15
Views: 2373

Showing my ignorance here...

I've noticed that Lomo heads for Oktava MK012 are being offered on eBay recently. As I have a couple of MK012s, I'm interested. Anyone have/use these? If so, what do you think?
by AGCurry
Tue Jan 09, 2007 2:56 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Ribbon OH's
Replies: 24
Views: 3576

Here's a cut I made using two Shure 330s as X/Y overheads, an M88 on kick drum, and NO snare mic. I think it sounds pretty good. No EQ or compression, not mastered.

http://www.andycurry.info/Dan_Doran/The ... 0Crowd.mp3
by AGCurry
Tue Jan 02, 2007 8:34 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: LDC vs. SDC as drum overheads
Replies: 8
Views: 1331

All else being equal (which of course it never is), small-diaphragm mics will have less off-axis coloration than LDCs, and they are generally more accurate. Their down side is noise, but that shouldn't be a factor in drum overheads.
by AGCurry
Tue Dec 12, 2006 7:25 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: handling tubes
Replies: 15
Views: 1747

A similar question: what precautions should you take with tube gear and temperatures? If you think about it, tubes and point-to-point wiring are more able to withstand temperature changes than are transistors and printed circuit boards, as expansion and contraction can not have as much of an effect...
by AGCurry
Sat Dec 09, 2006 2:48 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Hi-Fi speaker advice
Replies: 4
Views: 675

Really depends on the size of your room. My living room is huge, with high ceilings, and I love my Altec Valencias. Smaller room -> smaller speakers.