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by Judas Jetski
Fri Aug 28, 2015 11:15 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: fads
Replies: 57
Views: 9182

Fads, by their very nature, are inherently fickle. But I've noticed that one thing which definitely drives a fad is how undervalued the equipment in question is. There's TONS of gear out there that I love to death at my price point, which became utterly unappealing (if I didn't already own it) once ...
by Judas Jetski
Mon Aug 17, 2015 2:27 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Portastudio (424mkii) as mixer for Teac 3340?
Replies: 5
Views: 1106

I've been using a 424 Mk. II and a 424 Mk. III almost daily for the last few weeks. Having a riot. But I was considering doing this very thing (only with a 40-4), and I've come to the conclusion that it's not as great an idea as it seems on the surface. The mixer section is incredibly versatile for ...
by Judas Jetski
Mon Aug 17, 2015 2:04 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Portastudio vs. "Real" Analog Rigs
Replies: 59
Views: 17639

As it happens, I've been using a 424 Mk. II and Mk. II (one of each) almost daily for the last few months, doing some forensic work on my 4-track cassettes. I'm trying to re-claim some material that I gave up on about 20 years ago, that really should have seen the light of day. I'm trying to use the...
by Judas Jetski
Fri Jul 31, 2015 8:42 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Sony F-32 cardioid condensor mic.
Replies: 3
Views: 1604

I scored a pair of these at a musician's flea market a few years ago. Just got them out for the second time tonight. They're fantastic mics for something, I just haven't figured out what yet. We used them at band practice to demo a song to cassette, which for us--for the moment--is still the most co...
by Judas Jetski
Wed Mar 18, 2015 6:52 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Recording a band separately vs all together (same room)
Replies: 40
Views: 10915

Haven't heard too much in this thread about this technique, but it worked super-well for me the one time I tried it. I think a couple of youse guys was talking about it in principle, anyway.

http://messageboard.tapeop.com/viewtopi ... glyn+johns
by Judas Jetski
Wed Mar 18, 2015 6:35 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Where did all the smart, funny & nice people go?
Replies: 98
Views: 21981

WOW. That's a switch all right. I've tried several times to use computers to make music, but I just can't seem to make it... do... the things. Maybe I'm just living in the past, I dunno. But that's probably another factor in the thinning of the crowd--computer-based technologies aren't as... arcane,...
by Judas Jetski
Tue Mar 17, 2015 9:24 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Where did all the smart, funny & nice people go?
Replies: 98
Views: 21981

Y'know, something else I just thought of is that with everything becoming more specialized, it's a lot harder to maintain focus on one individual board. For instance, back in the day if I was messing around with a guitar I might post about it here. But now there's TDPRI or whatever that I could post...
by Judas Jetski
Tue Mar 17, 2015 9:12 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Where did all the smart, funny & nice people go?
Replies: 98
Views: 21981

THAT ^^^^^ :lol: I have an MX-5050 that John French just redid the heads for, and I'm terrified to try to set it up. I feel kinda stupid posting about it when there's a ton of information out there already, but if the pump needs a little re-priming... ...People still do that, right? Prime pumps?
by Judas Jetski
Sun Mar 15, 2015 5:02 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Where did all the smart, funny & nice people go?
Replies: 98
Views: 21981

One thing I really like about the TOMB... it really feels like we're all pulling together, so to speak. It seems like even when people are asking a kinda stupid question, there's usually someone who can help them out--either by giving them an answer, or by trying to help them refine their question t...
by Judas Jetski
Fri Mar 13, 2015 8:38 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Where did all the smart, funny & nice people go?
Replies: 98
Views: 21981

I lurk and answer more than I post new threads here. Recently got tired of (again) the really negative and overly opinionated faction of Gearslutz. There are a handful of knowledgeable people that hang out there, but you're about as likely to get some kind of useful advice out of anyone else there ...
by Judas Jetski
Fri Mar 13, 2015 8:34 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Where did all the smart, funny & nice people go?
Replies: 98
Views: 21981

cross-posted
by Judas Jetski
Fri Mar 13, 2015 8:30 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Where did all the smart, funny & nice people go?
Replies: 98
Views: 21981

I had the thought recently that it's possible that the necessary base of knowledge has been spread to the point where you don't need to ask questions so much as UTFSF. It seems illogical on the face of it, but the more I think about it, the more likely it seems. It's weird, though... I get the sense...
by Judas Jetski
Thu Mar 12, 2015 8:38 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Where did all the smart, funny & nice people go?
Replies: 98
Views: 21981

I'm sure Facebook has had sort of a soaking-off effect on a lot of these on-line forums. Not surprising considering the less linear method of communication, which is more natural and therefore more comfortable (but perhaps not as good for technical stuff).
by Judas Jetski
Tue Mar 10, 2015 3:21 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Getting that Old-School sound (or not)
Replies: 30
Views: 14636

I like it. To my ear, there's nothing obtrusively new-school about the recording.
by Judas Jetski
Tue Mar 10, 2015 3:14 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Latest gear you've acquired.....
Replies: 3918
Views: 850926

Ashly PQX572

EXR EX2 Exciter.

I got no idea what I'm going to do with either... well, no specific idea, anyway... but I've got 'em and there they are.

To be frank, I'm not even sure what an EXR Exciter actually does. It's exciting to look at, I'll give it that.