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by standup
Wed Jul 17, 2019 1:03 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Latest gear you've acquired.....
Replies: 3870
Views: 825117

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

Received an M49 clone from Barbaric Amplification. Did claves and OH for congas right after I got it, then a quick demo for a song I wrote a couple days later. This is one take, one mic (the M49). Maybe a little overcompressed, I tried to get peaks with a fast FET compressor and do a few dB reductio...
by standup
Fri Jul 12, 2019 8:55 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Looking for mixer to pair with Fostex R8
Replies: 9
Views: 236

Re: Looking for mixer to pair with Fostex R8

There are lots out there. When I was using 8 track RTR I wanted a board Allen and Heath had designed for the purpose. 8 input channels, 8 busses. I think it was MixWizard 20:8:2. It looked very cool, but I couldn't afford it at the time. Up until a few years ago I had a SoundWorkshop board that soun...
by standup
Thu Jun 13, 2019 11:55 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: transparent 500 series pre
Replies: 15
Views: 621

Re: transparent 500 series pre

AEA RPQ is my most transparent mic pre. Over $500 per channel, though.
by standup
Wed Jun 12, 2019 9:03 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: U195 and too many midrange mics
Replies: 8
Views: 471

Re: U195 and too many midrange mics

I guess this thread is a symptom that I already knew the answer. I'm keeping the U195, it works well on a lot of different stuff--vocals, upright bass, front of kit, etc. To be honest I started this thread exactly because I'm buying something new... I've got Barbaric Amplification working on an m49 ...
by standup
Thu Jun 06, 2019 12:06 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: U195 and too many midrange mics
Replies: 8
Views: 471

U195 and too many midrange mics

In the last 20 years I've accumulated a lot of middle-tier mics. I have a u195 that used to be my main vocal mic. I still use it a lot, it's very useful. I'm trying to thin things out though, and I'm on the fence about that one. Mostly this question is "Convince me to keep the u195, maybe?" Keeping:...
by standup
Tue Apr 30, 2019 6:02 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: New Orleans style horn section
Replies: 21
Views: 840

Re: New Orleans style horn section

We'll be in a decent size studio with a big room, so I'd like to do live horns and nothing MIDI. This place (Tonal Park, Takoma Park MD) has a Rhodes, a Wurli, and a B3 in addition to the Steinway, so all our keyboard flavors will be the real deal. We're doing demos with a lot of MIDI elements, but ...
by standup
Tue Apr 30, 2019 5:19 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: New Orleans style horn section
Replies: 21
Views: 840

Re: New Orleans style horn section

The core instruments are piano/upright bass/drums, maybe electric guitar. The horns are accompanying that core, so I think switching to tuba for these brief sections would be too big a change. I'm definitely not an arranger, and never have played horns in my life. Well, as a kid I used to mess aroun...
by standup
Mon Apr 29, 2019 6:28 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: New Orleans style horn section
Replies: 21
Views: 840

New Orleans style horn section

I'm in the planning stages for a recording this summer at a local "real" studio with a big room and a Steinway grand piano, which we'll need for this. Two songs we're doing (I think) could use horns. One song is very New Orleans influenced, the other is more of a mid-60's soul tune vibe. I'm thinkin...
by standup
Sat Feb 09, 2019 11:23 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Orban 111b
Replies: 9
Views: 538

Re: Orban 111b

I spent this morning trying to get it set up on a hardware insert. Something is missing -- when I feel like spending MORE time on it I guess I'll do more reading on hardware inserts. The time it worked I had it going out to the reverb on an output, and back in on a separate channel. I'm having probl...
by standup
Tue Feb 05, 2019 3:04 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Orban 111b
Replies: 9
Views: 538

Re: Orban 111b

I had "Low Latency Monitoring" off, when doing overdubs I just drop the HW buffer super low. But interestingly, the reverb does in fact disappear when I toggle Low Latency on. I have gotten soft. Most of my inserts are software these days. I'm glad to have the Orban back in circulation. Now I'm gonn...
by standup
Tue Feb 05, 2019 2:57 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Orban 111b
Replies: 9
Views: 538

Re: Orban 111b

Well. That works. I hit the Pro Tools new green Input monitoring button and there it is.

Thanks, smart people.
by standup
Mon Feb 04, 2019 6:14 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Orban 111b
Replies: 9
Views: 538

Orban 111b

I've had this spring reverb for years, but it was just sitting around. Don't ask why, I don't have a good answer. So I put it in the rack and wired it up, and sent some audio from PT. Audio is reaching the Orban 111b, I can see the "Limiting Threshold" light flickering in response to the signal. OK,...
by standup
Tue Jan 22, 2019 6:25 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Who does cheap ribbon mic repair?
Replies: 9
Views: 670

Re: Who does cheap ribbon mic repair?

I'm gonna try DIY. Since it doesn't work at all right now, I really can't make things worse. I ordered some foil and a crimper.
by standup
Tue Jan 22, 2019 2:47 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Standalone portastudios
Replies: 22
Views: 1531

Re: Standalone portastudios

You could look for one of those Roland VS series digital recorders. They were pretty popular (how many???) years ago, probably wouldn't be hard to find one. Boss and Tascam and others probably made similar products.
by standup
Fri Jan 18, 2019 7:58 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Help: Matching Dynamic Mic to Preamp
Replies: 4
Views: 405

Re: Help: Matching Dynamic Mic to Preamp

I have a pair of AEA RPQ mic pre’s here, obviously designed for ribbons. But I notice that any dynamic mic seems to sound different through the AEA’s — more open, deeper, more detailed. Looking at their page the input impedance is 63k Ohm. Interesting.