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by mr scratchy esq
Mon Dec 17, 2007 2:05 pm
Forum: Buy/Sell/Trade
Topic: So sad...
Replies: 16
Views: 4322

I picked up an Optigan w/ 6 discs and a Wurly 200a for $25 each. I also narrowly missed out on a Bosendorfer grand for $700 !!!!! It sold an hour or so after I called.
by mr scratchy esq
Sat Mar 03, 2007 10:46 am
Forum: People/Places/Things
Topic: Looking for Analog Studio near Pittsburgh PA
Replies: 7
Views: 1511

In addition to Machine Age you might want to check out Treelady Studios. I'd recommend my own studio but it's still under construction...

good luck,
Bill
by mr scratchy esq
Sat Aug 26, 2006 9:03 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: My mono overhead experience ...
Replies: 26
Views: 5452

Yes, I always use a mono overhead on drums. Stereo drums sound unnatural and phony to me. The only instances where I have recorded or really enjoyed listening to stereo drums are when they are a part of a true stereo recording (ie. not a bunch of panned mono or stereo tracks).

Bill
by mr scratchy esq
Sun Aug 20, 2006 7:46 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Best Recording console under $5000
Replies: 18
Views: 6578

I'd also recommend checking out a Studer console. They will definitely hold their value, unlike quite a few other consoles in the same price range.

Bill
by mr scratchy esq
Sun Jun 25, 2006 9:00 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Soffit / Flush mounting
Replies: 5
Views: 2057

If you're going to go with Tannoys get the System 15 DMTs they have the paper based driver which is supposed to be superior to the propelyne based driver in the 8s and 12s. I have a pair of the 15s and love them. A pair just went on eBay for only $1500 (I paid around $2300 on eBay for mine). New the...
by mr scratchy esq
Thu Jun 15, 2006 9:52 am
Forum: Buy/Sell/Trade
Topic: FS: Vinyl Pressing Plant
Replies: 1
Views: 1878

FS: Vinyl Pressing Plant

For Sale: Complete Vinyl Pressing Plant located in Pittsburgh, PA. I am trying to help a friend sell this equipment. The building housing the plant is also for sale. Here's the inventory: 2 Semi-Automatic presses with dies (7" and 12") Extruder- Heavy Duty Boiler -Seller recommends replacing this Ce...
by mr scratchy esq
Mon Jun 12, 2006 8:59 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Longframe vs. TRS
Replies: 9
Views: 1244

I purchased a Calrec console from Vintage King and they told me to only use Longframe jacks on its patchbay or else you will damage the bay over time. I think the TRS' jack tip is too large and will damage the contact point after repeated use.

Bill
by mr scratchy esq
Wed May 31, 2006 1:26 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Beyerdynamic M160 vs. Coles 4038
Replies: 30
Views: 11658

It's uncanny how it does that considering the figure-8 pattern, but it does....
The Coles provides the great rejection because of the Fig. 8 pattern.

Bill
by mr scratchy esq
Wed Mar 22, 2006 6:49 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Lesley Gore Recordings
Replies: 20
Views: 4076

Thanks for posting those liner notes! There should be a thread devoted to posting the liner notes of "classic" recordings that give detailed recording data.

Bill
by mr scratchy esq
Sat Mar 11, 2006 3:27 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Getz's Jazz Samba
Replies: 8
Views: 2162

I have no idea. That little bit of info is literally all that is mentioned about the recording. I thought I'd post it anyway because it's better than nothing...

Bill
by mr scratchy esq
Fri Mar 10, 2006 7:28 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Bryston differences?
Replies: 9
Views: 1679

I'm another happy Bryston owner. I'm using a new 4B SST to power my Tannoy System 15 DMT IIs. Before I got the Bryston I was using a Parasound amp. The Parasound was fine but had an exaggerated bass response. The Bryston is more balanced, detailed and sweeter sounding. My only complaint is the touch...
by mr scratchy esq
Wed Mar 08, 2006 6:51 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Getz's Jazz Samba
Replies: 8
Views: 2162

The Studio Stories book says that Jazz Samba was recorded with 2 mics on a Sony tape machine at 7 1/2 ips. These details are mentioned in the chapter on A & R Studios. There is much more info on the Getz/Gilberto recording.

Bill
by mr scratchy esq
Fri Jan 27, 2006 3:55 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: abc
Replies: 74
Views: 12612

All the vocal harmonies were done with a harmonizer? It does a pretty good job, if so. Or did you mean some other kind of standard chorusey effect? Leigh I think it was a Boss Harmonizer. I'm pretty sure it had several different footswitches that could be preset to create different harmonies. I hav...
by mr scratchy esq
Sun Jan 22, 2006 8:56 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: abc
Replies: 74
Views: 12612

Here's the most Lennon-esque vocal track I've recorded to date. The song reminds me of something that could have been on the Plastic Ono Band album, but the vocal sound is more from the Revolver era. Recording Notes: The vocal was recorded w/ a Neumann U-48 (VF-14 tube, KK48 capsule) into a Calrec P...
by mr scratchy esq
Fri Dec 30, 2005 6:29 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Marvin Gaye and Sam Cooke-How the fuck?
Replies: 27
Views: 11516

"So far, Sam comes off as an unsympathetic womanizer, more or less coasting along on his God-given talent and looks."

I just re-read my post & thought that that is exactly what happened to Elvis by the mid-60's (even though he always remains somewhat sympathetic in Guralnick's portrayal).

Bill