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by gaotu
Mon Mar 20, 2006 7:03 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: What is your favorite piece of gear costing less than $600
Replies: 52
Views: 11924

What is your favorite piece of gear costing less than $600

Since many of us are on a budget, I thought I'd reiterate the other posting but with a price-tag limit! This includes items that you know to be relatively easily purchased used at less than $600. What's your favorite piece of studio gear -$600. My favorite items are: (1) ART PRO VLA Compressor - it ...
by gaotu
Sun Mar 19, 2006 7:49 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Recording a solid guitar amp - advisable?
Replies: 32
Views: 6757

Recording a solid guitar amp - advisable?

I run a "budget" recording studio and many of my financially struggling clients have solid state guitar amps. No big deal - I still get paid and I do have a tube amp that they can use when they want. Here's the deal though. I've noticed that no matter how good these solid state amps seems to sound i...
by gaotu
Sun Feb 13, 2005 12:03 pm
Forum: 5/03-2/05: General Recording
Topic: A Disturbing Trend in the Tape OP Reviews...
Replies: 103
Views: 101123

Re: A Disturbing Trend in the Tape OP Reviews...

You know what I absolutely love about the reviews in TapeOp...and I HOPE THIS TREND CONTINUES... is that they review older gear that has not just been released. That's awesome! Let's not forget that good recording have been made for quite some time now...decades... and that older pieces of gear were...
by gaotu
Sat Feb 05, 2005 8:17 am
Forum: 5/03-2/05: General Recording
Topic: Developing Your Ears
Replies: 30
Views: 4377

Re: Developing Your Ears

When I began getting into music years ago, I started by playing piano (traditional w/lessons) and was in school band. I then got involved with hard rock/metal/punk and such, but it wasn't until I listened to a lot of techno (electronic music) that I realized how much I was missing in the "listening"...
by gaotu
Sat Feb 05, 2005 7:51 am
Forum: 5/03-2/05: General Recording
Topic: Can Sampled Drums Ever Sound Real?
Replies: 31
Views: 5172

Re: Can Sampled Drums Ever Sound Real?

Has anyone ever heard the newest and best of the Roland V-Drums? Sure it's a "real" drumset but this is the most convincing thing I've ever heard, and I'm sure you could just MIDI-trigger the sound module rather than actually playing the drumset. (Can you buy just the module? - I don't know.) This t...
by gaotu
Fri Sep 17, 2004 10:39 am
Forum: 5/03-2/05: General Recording
Topic: Audio Technica AT4040
Replies: 2
Views: 3227

Audio Technica AT4040

This mic is reliable in all sorts of situations. I've tried it on acoustic guitar, electric guitar, male and female vocals, and mono drum overhead. It wasn't the best for electric guitar, but I found it to be nice on acoustic and good on both types of vocalists. On acoustic it was sort of "not in yo...
by gaotu
Wed Sep 15, 2004 11:51 am
Forum: 5/03-2/05: General Recording
Topic: does one really need a computer for making techno or nin
Replies: 27
Views: 2235

Re: does one really need a computer for making techno or nin

The answer is an absolute NO!!! NIN and techno music has been around long before computers were of any real use in this style of music. I still use entirely outboard gear. You still can't emulate or beat true analog gear as far as sound quality goes. Anyone who has an analog piece can attest to the ...