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by jimbob
Wed Jun 10, 2009 9:33 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Reaper...
Replies: 63
Views: 18384

Reaper works great for me with my Q6600, UAD-2 Quad and UAD-1 PCI cards. I did have to change the disk streaming to "synchronous" and bump up the render-ahead size under anticipative FX to around 500 ms (default is 200). Also if I get glitches during sessions with large track counts I will change be...
by jimbob
Mon Jun 08, 2009 8:56 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: well, I have a pair 2520's, a pair of input transformers...
Replies: 10
Views: 2174

You could always build an API-style pre using the JLM Baby Animal Kit . I plan on building one (with some help) this summer. I've already got some 2520 clones, and cinemag in and out iron--just need to order the barebones kit without iron & opamps. It might not be an exact API circuit, but I hope it...
by jimbob
Sun May 17, 2009 10:31 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Heil Sound dynamic mics/SM57 alternatives
Replies: 20
Views: 5741

The PR-40 is one hell of a kick drum mic!
by jimbob
Sat May 16, 2009 1:06 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: The lure of 2-buss compression
Replies: 63
Views: 16374

Stillwell's The Rocket is the best ITB 2-bus comp I have ever tried (and I own almost all the UAD plugs and some other good VST comps). I also love it on individual drums, but thanks to the mix knob (wet/dry ratio) it makes one hell of a 2-bus compressor.
by jimbob
Mon Jul 28, 2008 10:28 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: 808 Sample?
Replies: 14
Views: 2782

those goldbaby tape808 samples are the shit! i trigger them with aptrigga2 so i can tune them to the bassline. these samples were run through an ampex351 at various levels of saturation and they are definitely worth the low cost!
by jimbob
Wed Apr 30, 2008 8:21 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: presonus digimax
Replies: 9
Views: 1563

I was thinking about picking up a Digimax FS to have an extra 8 ch. of A/D but I just realized that the line inputs on the Neutrik combo jacks send the signal through the preamps. The only way to get a line input into the FS without going through the preamp is to use the inserts in the back, but the...
by jimbob
Wed May 16, 2007 8:17 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: line 6 verbzilla?
Replies: 11
Views: 1793

i love my verbzilla (and dl-4) as well. one thing that's awesome on the verbzilla is the ability to have a 100% wet output. i'm not sure how many other reverb pedals have this feature but it can be really inspiring to play live with no dry signal passing through (especially with the plate setting). ...
by jimbob
Sat Mar 03, 2007 1:10 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Observation: Choosing a DAW is confusing
Replies: 28
Views: 3992

superczar, Reaper is available for the mac but it is pretty far behind the PC version. It will probably be up to speed in a few months, though. Check this thread: http://www.cockos.com/forum/showthread.php?t=4220 Good luck picking your software. It doesn't really matter what you use as long as it he...
by jimbob
Fri Mar 02, 2007 8:07 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Observation: Choosing a DAW is confusing
Replies: 28
Views: 3992

Don't forget about Reaper . It's VERY affordable ($39 for personal use!) and gets updated almost daily. I must admit I haven't tried it yet but I have a feeling this will be my new DAW based on the support and flexibility of this program. For instance, there were conflicts with UAD-1s at first. So, ...
by jimbob
Mon Feb 19, 2007 10:28 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: looking for a good 4-8 ch headphone amp...
Replies: 15
Views: 2277

I just got a CME Matrix Y and so far it's great. The talkback function is awesome and I'm starting to wonder how I got along without it before. The amp is loud enough and comfortably drives a variety of different headphones, and the build quality is decent. For right at $100 this unit is a great buy.
by jimbob
Thu Dec 07, 2006 1:35 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: darker vocal mic
Replies: 20
Views: 2966

you might want to just get an oktavamod 219 or 319 and go from there. they are so smooth and thick. to me they sound a lot like an sm7 but require less gain and have slightly less hi mids. my modded 319's sound just as big but more present than my cheap ribbons (alctron hrm2, hrm10, hrm14). you can'...
by jimbob
Tue Nov 14, 2006 10:27 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Neve 33609 - Which one to look for?
Replies: 4
Views: 3173

jimbob wrote:Anyone know which revision the UAD 33609 was modeled after?

It doesn't matter so much because it sounds so freakin' awesome but I am curious.
i'll answer my own question. rev c

btw, uad 4.5.0 is out NOW! 1081!!!
by jimbob
Mon Nov 13, 2006 8:52 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Phase-Coherant Drum Mic Placement
Replies: 60
Views: 9275

For those of us using DAWs there are a couple of very handy FREE plugins for manipulating phase on multi-mic'd instruments: PhaseTone is a very useful plugin that lets you adjust frequency-specific phase rotation. PhaseBug is more like the IBP, in that you rotate the entire frequency range. I find P...
by jimbob
Mon Nov 13, 2006 7:58 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Neve 33609 - Which one to look for?
Replies: 4
Views: 3173

Anyone know which revision the UAD 33609 was modeled after?

It doesn't matter so much because it sounds so freakin' awesome but I am curious.
by jimbob
Mon Oct 30, 2006 9:51 am
Forum: People/Places/Things
Topic: does nashville have an underground
Replies: 8
Views: 1510

I lived in Nashville for several years and now live in Raleigh (30 min. from Durham, NC). Both towns have great "underground" scenes. I'd be happy living in either one. I left Nashville 4 years ago, but some venues/bars to check out include Grimey's, Springwater, and The End. There's a ton of great ...