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by matyas
Sun Jan 10, 2010 1:51 pm
Forum: Buy/Sell/Trade
Topic: Found this it pitt. Vintage Gear for sale Lots of beauties b
Replies: 3
Views: 913

I know this guy. He's kind of a local legend, and I took a recording class he taught years ago. No idea what he wants for all that sweet gear.
by matyas
Fri Jun 06, 2008 4:41 pm
Forum: People/Places/Things
Topic: Morgantown, WV or Pittsburgh, PA - Musicians NEEDED
Replies: 9
Views: 1989

Lemme know if you guys ever come up to Pittsburgh. I go through Morgantown (and Fairmont!) every once in awhile, because my girlfriend is from central W. Va (Elkins, to be exact.) She has a friend near Morgantown who was into music, but I'm not sure if he's still playing much - I could find out. I d...
by matyas
Mon Oct 29, 2007 8:25 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: synth amplifier/cab suggestions?
Replies: 9
Views: 1390

I've gotten great results in the studio with a Fender Champ.
by matyas
Fri Aug 17, 2007 12:03 pm
Forum: Buy/Sell/Trade
Topic: Lomo 19A19 For Sale
Replies: 14
Views: 4024

If I had a license I would consider a trade... ;) Damn! And I thought I was the last person in America not to have a license! Except that I finally broke down last week, and now have one. Anyway, Joel, I have to say that's it's pretty cool (in a truly geeky way) to have a Neve, a Studer, a U47, and...
by matyas
Sat Jun 30, 2007 2:49 pm
Forum: People/Places/Things
Topic: Pay rate for doing sound for live theatre
Replies: 8
Views: 1536

Not sure what the going rate for tech crew on a small show in NYC is (I only helped out on one show there, and although it was a big show at a major space, it was for some friends of mine so I did it for free), but that sounds decent to me.
by matyas
Fri Jun 29, 2007 6:53 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: can you tell me about the Yamaha MLA8 preamp please?
Replies: 2
Views: 891

There are probably better options. I had the MLA7, the predecessor to the unit you're talking about, and while it wasn't unusable, it wasn't great either.
by matyas
Thu Jun 28, 2007 6:58 pm
Forum: People/Places/Things
Topic: Pay rate for doing sound for live theatre
Replies: 8
Views: 1536

Well, yeah cost of living is obviously a lot higher in SF. I've been there, and I have friends there. But around here at least, smaller companies simply don't have the budget to pay that kind of money. I've always been paid a flat fee for the run of the show, rather than charging an hourly rate, and...
by matyas
Thu Jun 28, 2007 1:25 pm
Forum: People/Places/Things
Topic: Pay rate for doing sound for live theatre
Replies: 8
Views: 1536

Hmmm..... Sounds about right. I work as a sound designer/operator in San Francisco. 15/hr. is about right for operators in small venues. 25/hr. and up for anything big/touring. If more than half the cast is equity ask for 20/hr. on principal IMHO. $20/hour may be the going rate for an equity show i...
by matyas
Mon Jun 25, 2007 2:03 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Just bought an AKG C414B...now what!?!
Replies: 11
Views: 2549

One of the most famously versatile mics ever made. Rarlely sounds flat-out bad, except on things that don't sound that great to start out with. There might be better mics out there for certain applications, but it's rarely the worst choice.
by matyas
Fri Jun 22, 2007 4:00 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: reamping question OR how much bass can a guitar amp take?
Replies: 9
Views: 1835

Re: reamping question OR how much bass can a guitar amp take

vier-personen wrote:I plan to ask a friend to lend me his older small, but fine mesa boogie guitar combo to reamp some material that sometimes has a lot of low frequencies (moog prodigy, trautonium).
Du hast ein Trautonium? Echt?
by matyas
Fri Jun 22, 2007 3:49 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: recording cello?
Replies: 36
Views: 6161

I've had string (and woodwind) players ask me to conduct while tracking, even though there was click in the cans![/quote] I had a very hard time getting a viola player to improvise anything at all, even with charts and after I played what I wanted on a piano. This guy plays in several orchestras an...
by matyas
Fri Jun 22, 2007 12:38 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: recording cello?
Replies: 36
Views: 6161

http://web.mac.com/anthonyleerogers/iWeb/Site/String%20Recording.html this should take you right there.... Good observations. And especially good point about the lack of comfort many classically-trained musicians have with headphones. I've had string (and woodwind) players ask me to conduct while t...
by matyas
Fri Jun 22, 2007 8:51 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: recording cello?
Replies: 36
Views: 6161

Nice viola da gamba avatar, Zygomorph. Do you play? That is me. And the extent to which I play the viol is probably pretty well summed up by the expression on my face. Josquin is hard! Cool, glad to know I'm not the only period-instrument geek around here. (Well, not really since college, but back ...
by matyas
Fri Jun 22, 2007 8:48 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: recording cello?
Replies: 36
Views: 6161

I almost never mic a stringed instrument (vioin, viola, cello) any closer than 2-3 feet away. Agreed. I think this is why some people think you should use a dynamic on the cello (which still sounds odd to me) - a condenser too close to any bowed stringed instrument will sound scratchy and bright. B...
by matyas
Thu Jun 21, 2007 4:55 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: recording cello?
Replies: 36
Views: 6161

Nice viola da gamba avatar, Zygomorph. Do you play?