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by LittleDogAudio
Thu Feb 10, 2005 8:53 am
Forum: 5/03-2/05: General Recording
Topic: Royer 121 / Ribbon ???'s
Replies: 15
Views: 7805

Re: Royer 121 / Ribbon ???'s

This is about on par for the 121. I tend to struggle for a while until I get it to sound good. There is almost always eq involved. I've started to use the AEA R84's much more often instead of the Royer. The only problem is that the R84 can't handle the spl as well as the 121, so I guess I have to ke...
by LittleDogAudio
Thu Feb 10, 2005 8:44 am
Forum: 5/03-2/05: General Recording
Topic: Fostex R8 question
Replies: 6
Views: 3441

Re: Fostex R8 question

It could be that the tape you bought is old and gummy. If the R8 senses too much tension, it will revert to stop.

Is the tape very old?
When it does spin does it squeak?
Is there tape residue on the transport?

Just a thought.

Chris
by LittleDogAudio
Thu Feb 10, 2005 8:40 am
Forum: 5/03-2/05: General Recording
Topic: Recording DRUMS with LESS HI-HAT please....
Replies: 17
Views: 9175

Re: Recording DRUMS with LESS HI-HAT please....

Get the KM84's in closer to the crashes. Then take a piece of foam, cut it into a 4" x 4" square, cut a little slit in the middle of it and slide it over the snare mic. This creates a sorta "visor" to help block the hi hat. But, really the best way is to have the drummer adjust his/her dynamics. Chris
by LittleDogAudio
Thu Feb 10, 2005 8:34 am
Forum: 5/03-2/05: General Recording
Topic: Audio Technica AT2020
Replies: 18
Views: 5934

Re: Audio Technica AT2020

I heard it at AES in San Fran. Granted, it's pretty difficult to get a good listen on the floor, but what I heard was a $100 mic. My gut reaction is that the 2020 would be a good "over-flow" mic, but not a "go-to" one. That being said, AT has always impressed me with thier mics, especially at the pr...
by LittleDogAudio
Tue Feb 01, 2005 6:07 pm
Forum: 5/03-2/05: General Recording
Topic: RME owners/users
Replies: 9
Views: 1154

Re: RME owners/users

Ok, I have the Multiface and Apogee's. The Apogee's are one descernable step better but at thier respective price points, the RME gets the nod. I think you always have to compare things in a weighted way. I mean really now, can't you always spend a bit more and get a better box? Well, no "I" can't. ...
by LittleDogAudio
Tue Feb 01, 2005 5:59 pm
Forum: 5/03-2/05: General Recording
Topic: Any hidden sonic probs with Reverb on overheads?
Replies: 17
Views: 2588

Re: Any hidden sonic probs with Reverb on overheads?

Not only would I be careful about the low-end content coming from the overheads but watch the phase. For some reason, reverb on OV's don't seem to fold into mono very nicely. Now I know not many of you are that concerned about mono, but if you listen to a boom box with the speakers 6" away from each...
by LittleDogAudio
Fri Jan 28, 2005 6:17 am
Forum: 5/03-2/05: General Recording
Topic: Guided By Voices--what's their deal, anyway???
Replies: 52
Views: 6444

Re: Guided By Voices--what's their deal, anyway???

I did a ton of remastering and restoration for GBV when they were being helped by Skat Records. I don't remember a lot about the individual songs but I do remember that every song was a gem. The writing was so strong and dare I say, efficient. Meaning: although many of the songs clocked in around 2 ...
by LittleDogAudio
Thu Jan 27, 2005 5:19 pm
Forum: 5/03-2/05: General Recording
Topic: Guided By Voices--what's their deal, anyway???
Replies: 52
Views: 6444

Re: Guided By Voices--what's their deal, anyway???

I've been lucky enough to work with Doug Gillard when he was in Death of Samantha. I truly believe he is a guitar God. There's just something about him, when he plays that very few other guitarists can achieve. An unknown entity really. Also, I still work with Todd Tobias. That dude gets some of the...
by LittleDogAudio
Thu Jan 27, 2005 5:11 pm
Forum: 5/03-2/05: General Recording
Topic: Anyone with Universal Audio Gear
Replies: 26
Views: 3480

Re: Anyone with Universal Audio Gear

The M610 does indeed sound a bit better as a seperate unit, as does the 1176. The 610 is quite colored and although has it's place, if used to track too many things in a song, it can get kinda' "wooly" (for lack of a better term) I like the M610 as a bass direct the best. It also sounds great when u...
by LittleDogAudio
Thu Jan 27, 2005 5:04 pm
Forum: 5/03-2/05: General Recording
Topic: Please help if you can: Looking for somewhere to start...
Replies: 28
Views: 3265

Re: Please help if you can: Looking for somewhere to start..

Oh man Jacki, you warm my heart.

I remember 21 years ago feeling the same way as you.

The industry needs hungry young peeps like you to keep at least the chance of making great music alive.

Go Get Em"

Chris
by LittleDogAudio
Thu Jan 27, 2005 4:57 pm
Forum: 5/03-2/05: General Recording
Topic: What Did You Work On Today? 1-26-05
Replies: 47
Views: 6230

Re: What Did You Work On Today? 1-26-05

Mixed some very shitty, un-original, headache- inducing, I need a drink Heavy Metal.

But....
I got paid cash!
Cool.

Chris
by LittleDogAudio
Thu Jan 27, 2005 4:52 pm
Forum: 5/03-2/05: General Recording
Topic: One More Time!
Replies: 4
Views: 1209

Re: One More Time!

The Pre's will give you instant results.

Chris
by LittleDogAudio
Thu Jan 27, 2005 4:38 pm
Forum: 5/03-2/05: General Recording
Topic: [b]MORE OF A LIVE THING THAN RECORDING WISE.."DISTORTED
Replies: 3
Views: 930

Re: [b]MORE OF A LIVE THING THAN RECORDING WISE.."DISTO

I agree with Chris.

If you can find a cool preamp to overdrive, you'll have way more dynamic control of the sound, as opposed to sticking a distortion pedal in line.

I like the CB mic idea. Let us know what worked for you.

Chris
by LittleDogAudio
Thu Jan 27, 2005 4:34 pm
Forum: 5/03-2/05: General Recording
Topic: Tascam 38 1/2" ?
Replies: 14
Views: 1866

Re: Tascam 38 1/2" ?

Sure, great machine. Don't expect super high quality and get ready to pay Tascam big bucks for parts. Also, you better find out who still has some 1/2" around and stock up.

Does it come with an MRL test tape, that would be a BIG plus.

Chris
by LittleDogAudio
Tue Jan 25, 2005 10:05 am
Forum: 5/03-2/05: General Recording
Topic: quad eight mic pres...are they any good
Replies: 2
Views: 613

Re: quad eight mic pres...are they any good

I used them in a studio years ago and remember being quite impressed with them.
Those were my smokey-daze, so that's about all I remember.

Sorry....

Chris