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by standup
Tue Apr 30, 2019 6:02 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: New Orleans style horn section
Replies: 17
Views: 295

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: 17
Views: 295

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: 17
Views: 295

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: 425

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: 425

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: 425

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: 425

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: 553

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: 1196

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: 321

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.
by standup
Thu Jan 17, 2019 7:20 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: m160 vs m130
Replies: 12
Views: 566

Re: m160 vs m130

I assume they are designed to sound the same, other than the pattern difference. Were they designed for mid/side recording? A friend of mine had an m130 and we compared it to my much older m160, and they sounded very much the same. If you like fig 8 patterns and have a room with a high ceiling, the ...
by standup
Tue Jan 15, 2019 8:33 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Who does cheap ribbon mic repair?
Replies: 9
Views: 553

Who does cheap ribbon mic repair?

I asked this over on GS because it’s a bigger crowd, FWIW. But nobody’s got anything so far. I have a cheap ribbon — ART M-5. It’s blown. MIchael Joly has closed up his shop. Who else does cheap ribbon repairs? This mic cost a bit over $100 I think. Shiny box charges $125 it looks like. Who does the...
by standup
Wed Jan 02, 2019 6:07 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Console in 1974 at Warner Bros, Hollywood? Ry Cooder sound
Replies: 5
Views: 468

Re: Console in 1974 at Warner Bros, Hollywood? Ry Cooder sound

The way I read it, it may have been United Western (or Western Recorders, not sure when the name change happened).

Built by Bill Putnam, later became Ocean Way then Cello.

http://jerrygarciasbrokendownpalaces.bl ... t-and.html
by standup
Fri Dec 28, 2018 6:16 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: recording live to Otari 50/50 2 track
Replies: 7
Views: 436

Re: recording live to Otari 50/50 2 track

If the artist really is thinking of early 60's folk recordings, maybe a stereo recording of guitar and vocal would be ideal.

I'd at least try mid-side, this might be a situation where it's a good idea. Depending on your room, probably.

Expect a long session, lots of record-listen-adjust?
by standup
Tue Dec 18, 2018 6:57 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Let's talk guitar amp recording
Replies: 26
Views: 1039

Re: Let's talk guitar amp recording

I have two amps set up most of the time. A Fender Princeton and a Showman combo with 15" (and the yellow jacket EL84 adapters and 2 tubes not 4, so it's a 20-30 watt amp). I usually have a ribbon on the Princeton and an EV 408 on the Showman for different tones. Small room, and this setup gives me d...