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by standup
Thu Aug 01, 2019 7:54 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Sennheiser MD504 vs current “e604”
Replies: 9
Views: 408

Re: Sennheiser MD504 vs current “e604”

EV 408's are useful mics. Pretty natural/neutral. I use them for guitar amps a lot, after I saw a real engineer in a real studio using them and getting great sounds.
by standup
Thu Aug 01, 2019 7:13 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Your favorite general use eq plugin
Replies: 20
Views: 736

Re: Your favorite general use eq plugin

I use the PT one band eq more than any other -- for high pass, and also to find the one sweet or annoying frequency to go after with something more detailed. I like Sie-Q, and I like the IDEA of LTL Chop Shop but I don't quite have the hang of it. It should do great things. But I need to read the ma...
by standup
Wed Jul 17, 2019 1:03 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Latest gear you've acquired.....
Replies: 3878
Views: 829406

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: 10
Views: 404

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: 748

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: 558

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: 558

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: 988

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: 988

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: 988

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: 576

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: 576

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: 576

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: 576

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: 718

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.