Search found 631 matches

by standup
Sat Nov 21, 2020 7:10 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: How many guitar amps?
Replies: 17
Views: 346

Re: How many guitar amps?

I love amps, I own about 5 myself, but if I wanted to talk myself into clearing out the stable a little and do some addiction enabling at the same time I'd look into one of these: http://3rdpower.com/kitchen-sink-6vel/ Wow, lots of options. I’d probably have to play it and see if those tones worked...
by standup
Sat Nov 21, 2020 4:13 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: How many guitar amps?
Replies: 17
Views: 346

How many guitar amps?

How many do I need. I have a bunch. Fender cleans Princeton Reverb Showman (combo with a Weber 15) Tweed: Tweed Princeton head clone I got cheap, through alnico 10 Fake Marshall: Marshall TMB Clone through cannabis Rex 12 Hi gain: Hudsonics 1 watt amp head (https://hudsonics.co.uk/, a fellow i know ...
by standup
Sat Nov 21, 2020 2:21 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Latest gear you've acquired.....
Replies: 4269
Views: 944721

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

Back in the day we did some demos at a studio that used a 238, and they sounded good. It would not surprise me if it sounded better than the 688/488, not passing audio through those sketchy mixer channels.
by standup
Fri Nov 13, 2020 2:32 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Going for it
Replies: 20
Views: 401

Re: Going for it

For compression on tracking, take it easy. High threshold, low gain reduction. Primary candidates for me would be kick and snare if you have time to dial in the sound, bass for sure (overcompression hurts bass less than other things). The room mic can be crushed with the most obnoxious compressor yo...
by standup
Thu Nov 12, 2020 10:28 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Monitoring is a mess.
Replies: 6
Views: 150

Re: Monitoring is a mess.

Fortunately the shop I bought them from, and Focal were both totally cool and replaced it as fast as they could get another one out to us. The pair has been running smooth since. It's scary to think something that costs that much could be a lemon, but they covered their end of it well. No retailer ...
by standup
Thu Nov 12, 2020 10:23 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Monitoring is a mess.
Replies: 6
Views: 150

Re: Monitoring is a mess.

I don't know if the Focal's use a push clip or solder to the woofer, but might be worth opening it up to check and make sure there is not an intermittent connection. might save you a lot of hassle in the long run. Too late, it’s in the shop. But considering powering it down and back on fixed the pr...
by standup
Thu Nov 12, 2020 7:36 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Monitoring is a mess.
Replies: 6
Views: 150

Monitoring is a mess.

My monitor controller was distorting out, so I bypassed it and sent it to the manufacturer. Then the woofer on one of my Focals started cutting out. Tweeter only. Restart the speaker, woofer is back (for a while). So that monitor is at a place that can service Focal, with ominous caveats about « par...
by standup
Tue Nov 03, 2020 4:22 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: I need help High Passing
Replies: 34
Views: 558

Re: I need help High Passing

Sometimes I hi-pass AND lo-pass electric guitars, trying to have it live in just the range it needs. And then I play it back the next day and sometimes it sounds like a jar full of insects. Oops. Hi-passing kick is something I started experimenting with in the last few years, after doing a recording...
by standup
Tue Nov 03, 2020 2:24 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Overdrive pedals educate me
Replies: 63
Views: 1619

Re: Overdrive pedals educate me

A Catalinbred Antichthon, which is insane weird and difficult. I got an amazing sound out of this when I demo'd it, so I bought it immediately. Since then I've not been able to get anything useful out of it. Help me? I don’t think I could use it live, takes too much tweaking. I know antichthon want...
by standup
Tue Nov 03, 2020 7:06 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Overdrive pedals educate me
Replies: 63
Views: 1619

Re: Overdrive pedals educate me

I had Soul Food for a while, but in my setup the mids seemed a little honky and it lost its charm. So now in its place is a Barber Gain Changer, which is great for overdrive and crunch. It’s my basic always-on if I don’t want Fender cleans (mostly from a Fender Showman combo with a Weber 15”). For t...
by standup
Tue Oct 20, 2020 6:16 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Alternatives to DAWs?
Replies: 17
Views: 494

Re: Alternatives to DAWs?

I still have a valid PT "permanent" license, but I've completely moved to Logic running on a recent mac mini.

It's working for me. Last EP I put together was 100% in Logic.
by standup
Sun Oct 18, 2020 8:31 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: microphone death
Replies: 17
Views: 524

Re: microphone death

Sorry, duplicate
by standup
Sun Oct 18, 2020 8:30 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: microphone death
Replies: 17
Views: 524

Re: microphone death

Beyerdynamic m69 went down, repair guy looked at it with a microscope and said a wire inside the capsule was broken, impossible to fix. A used one was cheaper than a new capsule.

EV 767– capsule failed somehow, no mictoscope this time, but again a used one was cheaper than a new capsule.
by standup
Thu Oct 01, 2020 8:54 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: MD421's right now
Replies: 14
Views: 569

Re: MD421's right now

I got 2 421’s, which is enough for me. A white one from who knows what era, and one from the 80’s so probably a II. I haven’t actually done a comparison, I usually use the white one.
by standup
Wed Sep 02, 2020 8:34 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Latest Gear You've Un-Acquired....
Replies: 43
Views: 2878

Re: Latest Gear You've Un-Acquired....

Tascam 234 4-track cassette. It only runs high-speed, and I need to switch between hi and lo.

This week I might offload a Korg PE-1000, a very cool primitive synthesizer.