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by Randy
Sat Jan 26, 2019 11:39 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Tracking Unusual Instruments
Replies: 25
Views: 1658

Re: Tracking Unusual Instruments

Cockatiels. I used a ribbon mic (one of the Tape Op group buy mics). I never finished the project. I was going to do a fake New Age album with soothing classical guitar and rain sticks with the shrill hateful sounds of angry cockatiels. Thing is, my cockatiels would go into soothing, sweet songs whe...
by Randy
Sun Mar 02, 2014 6:37 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Show us your recording space, right NOW
Replies: 260
Views: 73158

Here are my humble pics:

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by Randy
Wed Feb 05, 2014 10:00 am
Forum: People/Places/Things
Topic: How I know I am now officially a bass player
Replies: 31
Views: 6273

It is a short scale bass with lighter gauge strings (low E string is .084 instead of .105 mediums.) I got it because I played a friend's Bass VI and love how many different and really great sounds you can get from it. I didn't intend to start using it as my primary bass, but something to get interes...
by Randy
Tue Feb 04, 2014 6:47 pm
Forum: People/Places/Things
Topic: How I know I am now officially a bass player
Replies: 31
Views: 6273

I recently bought a Fender VI because it sounds amazing as a bass. I still only use the E, A and D strings for the most part. I do feel like I should be ashamed, but when the room shakes like an earthquake, I can't bring myself to care whether I look like a douche.
by Randy
Sun Dec 27, 2009 8:59 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: BMI, ASCAP fees = lose my gig
Replies: 64
Views: 12278

Re: BMI, ASCAP fees = lose my gig

Try playing non-BMI/ASCAP tunes. That would be a noble effort, but in venues like restaurants where the patrons are eating and talking, the last thing they want is to be confronted with new songs. I know this sounds idiotic to musicians, but civilians are strange beasts indeed. Sadly, anything that...
by Randy
Sun Dec 13, 2009 8:59 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Latest gear you've acquired.....
Replies: 3891
Views: 840302

Another hooray for the Fender Bullets. A friend had one of those strat body with telecaster neck and 24 in. scale ones. It was beautiful I was bummed when he sold it. Now he regrets it. Which brings me to my latest acquisition, an Eastwood SideJack Baritone DLX. It's being shipped tomorrow. To get i...
by Randy
Sun Nov 23, 2008 6:02 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: New jargon - redefining the language of mic placement
Replies: 23
Views: 4298

So Scodiddly, what you are saying is that in terms of quantifiable and adjustable parameters in the realm of recording, "Time has come today."

(sorry, it seems like every thread needs at least one quote from a song lyric and that was too juicy to not bite.)
by Randy
Wed Oct 29, 2008 6:51 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Another "what the!?"
Replies: 47
Views: 7060

Just a thought, it could be set using the omnidirectional pattern, and to quell some sibilance, they decided it sounded best off the top. LDC mics in omni often have some accentuated high end in some positions.
by Randy
Tue Sep 30, 2008 2:14 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Wow, these fender speakers are great....
Replies: 5
Views: 1270

I'll try and post a pic of my friend's bass cabinet speakers, they are Hound-Tested, complete with the urine stain seal of approval.
by Randy
Thu Jul 10, 2008 4:15 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Waves goes to V6 finally
Replies: 6
Views: 1405

Re: Waves goes to V6 finally

I also have an APA-44 connected to my G4 laptop. V5.97 was not at all compatible with this external unit. I only use the APA-44 in ProTools LE mixdown, for IR reverbs and stereo mixbuss comps (LinMb and L3). Hope that this will now work. Oh Oh it appears that my APA-44, costing me $1,200+ 1year 1 m...
by Randy
Sat Jul 05, 2008 5:18 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Do Preamp Tubes in Guitar Amps Need to be a Matching Set?
Replies: 17
Views: 3147

How does one, voice an amp? What do you mean by that? If you are wondering what in the amp you can change to affect the sound, it all depends on what you want. Almost everything in the amp affects how it sounds, the circuit, the speakers and cabinet style. For instance, suppose you have an amp and ...
by Randy
Thu Jun 26, 2008 4:40 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: 70's fender blue-label speakers: worth reconing?
Replies: 17
Views: 9380

FRIZEYED wrote:i thought the eminence ones had square magnents? i had one of those huge 2x12 cabs with two blue back fenders i still wish i had... good for guitar, atleast.
I don't know how reliable this is, I heard the round blue label 70's Fender speakers were CTS.
by Randy
Wed Jun 18, 2008 8:56 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Fender Deluxe Reverb RI Rattling Problem
Replies: 10
Views: 3397

Another thing to check- see if it's a microphonic tube. Tap lightly on the tubes with a chopstick or pencil and see if the rattle happens. I spent hours with a friend's Mesa Boogie checking for mechanical rattles and it ended up being a tube. I could have sworn the rattle was mechanical.

good luck!
by Randy
Sun Jun 15, 2008 1:55 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: 100+ tracks for one song
Replies: 73
Views: 8999

mjau wrote:
drumsound wrote:Maybe I should just break down and buy a DAW...
If so, we'll gather in Bloomington and have an intervention.
I'll bring my two desktop Macs. Neither of them work fully. I'll turn them on and we can watch the session disintegrate while the software crashes. That'll cure ya!
by Randy
Wed Jun 11, 2008 4:36 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Replacing Les Paul 490/498 stock pickups
Replies: 32
Views: 4753

yeah, I wish people would clearly state what tones they like before launching into the old "this rocks" routine. That page is only good for general notions. There are so many factors involved with how a pickup is going to sound that it's nearly impossible to tell how it's going to sound until you in...