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by standup
Mon Dec 09, 2019 5:18 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Live Off the Floor in a Small Room
Replies: 16
Views: 321

Re: Live Off the Floor in a Small Room

Many years ago an engineer stuck a KM88 in a piece of foam in the feet of the bridge of my upright bass. Sounded great. I have no idea what pattern he was using, I was Isolated so it could have been omni but don't know. Sounded great. I've never seen one since.
by standup
Tue Dec 03, 2019 12:57 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Cheap marshall clone
Replies: 20
Views: 834

Re: Cheap marshall clone

Papanate wrote:
Tue Dec 03, 2019 12:02 pm
Are you playing an AC/DC song?
Not as far as I know! Just what came to mind in the moment.
by standup
Mon Dec 02, 2019 7:10 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Cheap marshall clone
Replies: 20
Views: 834

Re: Cheap marshall clone

OK, I had 20 minutes to record a bit. I had done some vocals earlier, so used the mic sitting in the middle of the room. As a result, the amp is super compressed because it was hitting a Warm WA2A really hard on the way in. https://soundcloud.com/ericagner13/rawk I'm a bass player, not a guitar play...
by standup
Thu Nov 14, 2019 9:47 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Cheap marshall clone
Replies: 20
Views: 834

Re: Cheap marshall clone

A couple of things about this amp - it's not a Marshall Clone - it has the smaller EL84 tubes - and you are going to need to spend about $120 more as the tubes are not included. I think The Marshall Class 5 scratches that Marshall Itch. It's a clone, the builder says, of a TMB Marshall. So you had ...
by standup
Fri Oct 25, 2019 8:05 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Cheap marshall clone
Replies: 20
Views: 834

Re: Cheap marshall clone

Well I bit that bullet. I have no idea how long shipping from China will take.

Ordered a couple of Russian EL84s, considering some russian "Gold Lion" 12ax7s, not going for any vintage tubes on this particular thing.

We'll see. I'll let y'all know next month or around Christmas how it sounds.
by standup
Fri Oct 25, 2019 7:15 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Cheap marshall clone
Replies: 20
Views: 834

Re: Cheap marshall clone

If they were including tubes I'd probably replace them right away anyway, so I don't see that as a big drawback.
by standup
Fri Oct 25, 2019 6:40 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Cheap marshall clone
Replies: 20
Views: 834

Cheap marshall clone

I don't have any guitar amps right now over 20 watts. I gig with an 18-20 watt amp, it's fine. I have a Vox AC4 that's really fun to play, but now I'm going to fill it's spot with this: https://reverb.com/item/28685997-assembled-kits-kld-pva18-18w-high-gain-hand-wired-tube-amp-based-on-tmb-18 $240 f...
by standup
Wed Oct 09, 2019 9:01 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Welcome Guests and Lurkers
Replies: 10
Views: 909

Re: Welcome Guests and Lurkers

I don't post a lot, so if I just breeze on by to read a couple posts I don't bother to log in.
by standup
Wed Sep 11, 2019 6:34 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Cassettes
Replies: 14
Views: 1237

Re: Cassettes

I've been stockpiling cassettes for a few years, and have enough to last several years at the rate I use them. Then I guess I'll start cannibalizing older recordings, or reach into my trash bag of mixtapes from the 80s/90s to see how those have held up. I'm in a group that mails cassettes around the...
by standup
Mon Sep 09, 2019 11:14 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Learning Logic
Replies: 2
Views: 370

Learning Logic

I use Pro Tools, and I'm pretty comfortable and can get things done. What I have in front of me at the moment, though, is a project tracked at another studio in Logic. Since the engineer there is FAR better than me, we may go back to him for mixing. If we can afford it. Meanwhile, I'm going to do ed...
by standup
Thu Aug 01, 2019 7:54 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Sennheiser MD504 vs current “e604”
Replies: 11
Views: 1113

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: 1591

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: 3919
Views: 850940

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: 784

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: 1225

Re: transparent 500 series pre

AEA RPQ is my most transparent mic pre. Over $500 per channel, though.