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by Rolsen
Sat Dec 13, 2014 2:57 pm
Forum: Listen to Music
Topic: The Variety Hour - Exploded View EP, my first full mix job
Replies: 3
Views: 1268

Thanks a lot! I'm glad you like! We're pimping this tonight in Tacoma, WA at a venue called The New Frontier Lounge by the Tacoma Dome if anyone here is in the area.
by Rolsen
Thu Nov 20, 2014 9:46 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Latest gear you've acquired.....
Replies: 4270
Views: 945468

Presonus Sceptre S6 monitors and an EL Mike-E channel strip! Big month, or even year for me!
by Rolsen
Wed Nov 19, 2014 6:46 pm
Forum: Listen to Music
Topic: The Variety Hour - Exploded View EP, my first full mix job
Replies: 3
Views: 1268

The Variety Hour - Exploded View EP, my first full mix job

Check out my band, The Variety Hour's 3rd EP and first on an indie label (Swoon Records, Tacoma WA) entitled Exploded View! I've always recorded and helped others mix but this is my first front-to-back serious effort doing all duties minus mastering. Hope you like it! http://store.swoonrecords.com/a...
by Rolsen
Tue May 29, 2012 7:25 pm
Forum: Listen to Music
Topic: Bought the hype? Then bought the tunes? Disappointed?:)
Replies: 10
Views: 3487

Prepared myself to love Kings of Leon. Bleh
by Rolsen
Tue May 29, 2012 7:21 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: What do you monitor with?
Replies: 26
Views: 6429

Event TR-8s, but one of them has developed an ever so slight radio transmission problem - I've learned to ignore it, but it sucks nevertheless. I've tried different outlets, cables, everything. Damn problem seemed to come out of nowhere.
by Rolsen
Tue May 29, 2012 7:17 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: MBV Loveless Remasters
Replies: 10
Views: 3490

I've had a couple beers so I'll admit this: I've always thought the production of Loveless was kinda sucky, thin and lifeless. I'm into the MBV thing and all things shoegaze, but comparing Loveless to, say, Swervedriver's Mescal Head or Catherine Wheel's Chrome, Loveless sounds like frayed paper, to...
by Rolsen
Tue May 29, 2012 7:13 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: DI Bass - Tones and Plugins?
Replies: 17
Views: 6080

I typically use the same method when I record my bassplayer and when I record myself: Record direct with Sansamp Bass Driver (or, straight to your preamp) Apply a software compressor, like a 1176, liberal compression amount, medium attack, fast release Distortion of some sort, even light application...
by Rolsen
Sun Mar 04, 2012 6:53 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Guitar Gear That Sparkles!
Replies: 26
Views: 7300

I think your 'sparkly' may be a little more extreme than mine, but my jazzmaster with Curtis Novak vintage p/ups through a newer-vintage AC30 head powering a Weber Alnico Blue and Celestion G12H30 is mellow-sparkly, but my Squire 50's Telecaster through the same amp is super sparkly, especially thro...
by Rolsen
Sun Mar 04, 2012 2:02 pm
Forum: Listen to Music
Topic: The Variety Hour - 'Transmissive' new EP
Replies: 1
Views: 499

Oh, yeah - I should mention I recorded this using a Focusrite Saffire Pro 40, 2010 Intel i3 iMac and Reaper. All tracks utilized the Focusrite pres except for bass and vocals (used Art ProChannel's pres and compressor) and some guitars.
by Rolsen
Sun Feb 26, 2012 5:26 pm
Forum: Listen to Music
Topic: The Variety Hour - 'Transmissive' new EP
Replies: 1
Views: 499

The Variety Hour - 'Transmissive' new EP

My band's second ep. I'm stoked as this is the first project I engineered by myself. I was most worried about my drum recording - I have the least experience with that, but I think I did alright. We always tell people we sound like Cheap Trick on cough meds. Definitely 90's alt-rock and shoe-gaze in...
by Rolsen
Mon Feb 13, 2012 7:51 pm
Forum: Listen to Music
Topic: Van Halen - A Different Kind of Truth
Replies: 32
Views: 6827

Van Halen - A Different Kind of Truth

Alright already - its gotta be done: Lets talk Van Halen! I am a lifelong VH fan, despite what that does to my 'indie credibility index.' I gotta say this album is pretty much kicking my ass and melting my face off. The first song on the album (and album single), Tattoo, sucks. Why the hell did they...
by Rolsen
Mon Feb 13, 2012 7:32 pm
Forum: Listen to Music
Topic: Selling Cd's vs CRD's
Replies: 28
Views: 6127

My band, The Variety Hour, just had our 'CD Release' show at our town's most-popular club on a Friday night. We are not that big a deal, and don't have throngs of fans. We experimented by handing out our CDs to folks before our set and scattering some more on some tables and booths. On our 'merch' t...
by Rolsen
Fri Feb 03, 2012 7:20 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: What's the most fun mod I could perform on an extra strat?
Replies: 26
Views: 7927

Crazy Van Halen stripes. Done.
by Rolsen
Sat Jan 21, 2012 8:48 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Vintage Tube Rebranding
Replies: 31
Views: 8147

Grey plate RCAs are cheaper and supposedly 2nd choice compared to black plate RCAs. RCAs in general are supposedly 2nd choice to Mullard, Bugle Boy and some other Euro tubes. I'm saying 'supposedly' as I have no first hand experience, but the various tube geeks on other forums seem to come to sort o...
by Rolsen
Thu Jan 19, 2012 1:52 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Vintage Tube Rebranding
Replies: 31
Views: 8147

I've been interested in diving into the NOS 12ax7 tube world for a few years, but every time I start jonesing, I take a breath, look at the cost (i.e. grey plate RCAs to Bugle Boys and Mullards, ranging between $75 to >$200) and realize my money is better spent elsewhere. For the price of vintage gl...