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by Zoltar
Thu Nov 14, 2013 5:22 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: need some software suggestions
Replies: 13
Views: 5208

GarageBand!!

I would consider buying a mac-mini for 500 or 600 if I didn't already have a mac. The new garageband is super intuitive, and it comes with drummer, and it appears the pitch correction is along the lines of Melodyne. The first time I used it I bashed out a song in under an hour. Logic Pro X is super ...
by Zoltar
Tue May 08, 2012 10:47 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Niandra la des - John Frusciante
Replies: 6
Views: 2597

Re: Niandra la des - John Frusciante

Does anyone know anything about the recording of this? Gear used? It's one of those albums that makes me feel you don't need more than a little tape machine to make a great record. :-) Seems like there's some 1176ish flavour to some of it though. Dince much of it was done while recording BSSM I'm s...
by Zoltar
Sat Dec 11, 2010 11:03 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Guitar amp tube compliment vs. power
Replies: 26
Views: 3532

Re: Guitar amp tube compliment vs. power

A lot has to do with the pre-amp section. If it has a higher gain section, it will amplify more. I don't know what the numbers are right now, but if you get double the gain in the pre amp stage, your output gain should be doubled also. Another thing is the voltage used in the power stage. Tubes can...
by Zoltar
Sat Dec 11, 2010 10:13 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Guitar amp tube compliment vs. power
Replies: 26
Views: 3532

Re: Guitar amp tube compliment vs. power

This is a question that's been bothering me for a while. How is the tube compliment of an amplifier related to its output power? I have a 15 watt 70s Princeton Reverb that has two 6L6s for the power section. I'm looking at getting a 40 watt Hot Rod Deluxe that also has two 6L6s. The 60 watt Deville...
by Zoltar
Sun Nov 28, 2010 5:33 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: live show stereo mic set up
Replies: 9
Views: 1511

mics

what about m/s? I agree that the easiest thing to do would be to get a matched pair and hard pan them to avoid phasing issues. ORTF would be the best if your target is headphones, x/y might be just as good for speakers.
by Zoltar
Tue Nov 23, 2010 6:07 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Re 5 watt combos, specifically the Bugera
Replies: 15
Views: 3478

Re: Re 5 watt combos, specifically the Bugera

I know it's a little redundant in light of the Marshall and lunchbox threads, butt is anyone currently using these real little amps, and doya like 'em? (Yes, I UTSF'd.) Specifically, I can getta Bugera for about US$100 used, locally; the reviews I find are pretty mixed, butt I'm wonderin' if that's...
by Zoltar
Thu Oct 28, 2010 9:57 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Lunchbox amps?
Replies: 19
Views: 6873

I just picked up a Jet City Picovalve. I really like it. I haven't tried any other power tubes, but the 6L6 it comes with gets dirty quickly and in a good way. 2 Watts is almost too loud for my house though. It is pretty much what I was looking for at a price that I'm not going to complain about.
by Zoltar
Fri Sep 17, 2010 6:45 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Lunchbox amps?
Replies: 19
Views: 6873

My personal favorite lunchbox amp I lust over is the Egnater Rebel 20. Tube mix knob, bright switch, amazing amp. Not so much for high gain stuff, but that's not what I do much myself. +1. I have one of these, and it's an EXTREMELY versatile amp. Even if you wanted to do heavy rock and metal, it'll...
by Zoltar
Sun Sep 12, 2010 11:09 am
Forum: Listen to Music
Topic: My new one-man-band indie rock album, FREE!
Replies: 22
Views: 8355

I am enjoying this. Great songs, I like the Down River video also.
by Zoltar
Sat Sep 11, 2010 11:15 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Lunchbox amps?
Replies: 19
Views: 6873

Lunchbox amps?

Anybody have experiences with low wattage class A tube amps? Comparisons would be nice.

Traynor Dark Horse
Vox Night Train
Mesa Boogie trans atlantic
etc
by Zoltar
Thu Mar 04, 2010 10:07 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: OSX 10.6 and Motu firewire drivers
Replies: 8
Views: 1624

Using IOS 10.6.2 with the traveller mk1 and downloaded drivers. really nice.
by Zoltar
Tue Jan 12, 2010 9:14 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Sonar 8 or Logic 9 - PC or Mac ?
Replies: 33
Views: 13494

I have very fond memories of my "infinite track" recording. step one: Plug HR-16 drum machine and tele into Zoom 9002 rockman-esque headphone amp in same mixer into Realistic (Radio Shack) mixer step two: play guitar live to drum machine while recording on Boombox A. step three: Swap tape from Boom...
by Zoltar
Thu Nov 19, 2009 9:28 pm
Forum: Listen to Music
Topic: What are some of the most "poorly engineered" albu
Replies: 216
Views: 70487

a couple come to mind

Metallica's 'and justice for all' is a great album with a terrible mix. No bass. Of course the 'Death Magnetic' album was over compressed. Nirvana 'Nevermind' is a great album that was produced (rough quote) "more Motley Crue than The Pixies" A lot of what the smashing pumpkins did after 'Siamese Dr...
by Zoltar
Thu Nov 19, 2009 8:51 pm
Forum: Listen to Music
Topic: November 10th, 1975
Replies: 37
Views: 10382

I used to have this big long list of inappropriate wedding songs memorized... "Every Breath You Take" "The One I Love" "One Way Out" "Your Cheating Heart" "Ode To Billy Joe" "And I Will Always Love You" etc. Chris Garges Charlotte,NC I was just at a wedding and wanted to hear some Stevie Wonder, th...
by Zoltar
Wed Jul 22, 2009 6:17 am
Forum: Listen to Music
Topic: recc. for ambient music, instrumental, with a beat
Replies: 4
Views: 1666

Re: recc. for ambient music, instrumental, with a beat

well, preferably with a steady beat, but not mandatory. any download links? Thanks. I first thought of Labradford, not all of it has beats. Fixed : Context was what came to mind. If you are looking for more upbeat and electronic, Ulrich Schnauss has a good 80's vibe to it and it is all instrumental...