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by Recycled_Brains
Fri Mar 27, 2020 8:57 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: placing a room mic on amp / phase
Replies: 14
Views: 216

Re: placing a room mic on amp / phase

I generally have the same problem. I'm always recording heinously loud amps, so the room really gets filled up. I'm wondering if putting the room mic behind some sort of barrier or gobo or whathaveyou would help, so that there is almost no direct sound hitting the mic. I think Tony is on to somethin...
by Recycled_Brains
Mon Mar 23, 2020 11:14 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Coronavirus Plans (what are yours?)
Replies: 10
Views: 201

Re: Coronavirus Plans (what are yours?)

Fortunately my day job is solid in that I can work from home, minimally, but still retain full salary and benefits. Feel grateful for that. Had to cancel any sessions I had coming up. Once I mix the couple projects currently in my cue, I'm going to have to find something to do. Grabbing a couple DIY...
by Recycled_Brains
Tue Mar 10, 2020 3:25 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: 500 Series EQ
Replies: 25
Views: 1040

Re: 500 Series EQ

digitaldrummer wrote:
Tue Mar 10, 2020 12:39 pm
Recycled_Brains wrote:
Tue Mar 10, 2020 9:29 am

Are you sure? :wink:
yeah, mine is like the 2nd link you posted - I think I paid $5 at Fry's. it does the job though.
But you see that they are not the same thing, right? I'm just trying not to confuse the OP.
by Recycled_Brains
Tue Mar 10, 2020 9:29 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: 500 Series EQ
Replies: 25
Views: 1040

Re: 500 Series EQ

yeah, what he said... Panavise is the "name brand". "helping hands" is the cheapo knock off I have. :D Are you sure? :wink: https://www.amazon.com/PanaVise-Model-201-Junior-Miniature/dp/B000B61D22?ref_=ast_bbp_dp&th=1&psc=1 https://www.amazon.com/Zega-Crafts-Helping-Hand-Magnifier/dp/B07H4XCRTF/ref...
by Recycled_Brains
Tue Mar 10, 2020 9:26 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Favorite Hardware Reverb Unit
Replies: 19
Views: 1047

Re: Favorite Hardware Reverb Unit

LOVE PCM60. Especially for drums. I had one on indefinite loan for years, then I gave it back to the owner, now he's giving it back to me next time I see him. I'm so excited. I struggle so much with ITB reverb. Never am fully happy with it, but every recording I go back and listen to where I used th...
by Recycled_Brains
Tue Mar 10, 2020 9:17 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Latest gear you've acquired.....
Replies: 4019
Views: 869442

Re: Latest gear you've acquired.....

I recently purchased a Coles 4038. I didn’t expect them to be similar but me and my buddy did a little comparison with the Royer as a mono overhead. Lovin the Coles so much... I can’t figure out how to attach a picture from iPhone. I really need to just pull the trigger on a Coles. I've been wantin...
by Recycled_Brains
Tue Mar 10, 2020 9:15 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: 500 Series EQ
Replies: 25
Views: 1040

Re: 500 Series EQ

digitaldrummer wrote:
Mon Mar 09, 2020 11:00 am
if you don't have one already, a magnifying glass (lighted is even better) is very helpful along with the "helping hands" tool (amazon or Harbor Freight even has them)
Also a Panavise. That made a HUGE difference.
by Recycled_Brains
Thu Mar 05, 2020 9:26 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Latest gear you've acquired.....
Replies: 4019
Views: 869442

Re: Latest gear you've acquired.....

How do you like that Xpressor? It bounces on and off my radar now and then. I Love it! I really just use it for a transparent compression in the mix bus. The built-in side chain filtering is great for preventing low-freq pumping. If you’re specifically looking for SSL style smashy-smashy 2bus glue,...
by Recycled_Brains
Wed Mar 04, 2020 8:22 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Latest gear you've acquired.....
Replies: 4019
Views: 869442

Re: Latest gear you've acquired.....

Added another 2Bus rack from Dangerous (it was actually an original purple face rack... but I grabbed the new black faceplate from Sweetwater). And oddly enough, since this was a VERY early original, I had to drill out the internal chassis screw-holes and manually line up the new black faceplate, b...
by Recycled_Brains
Fri Feb 21, 2020 1:47 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Original API 500 series list?
Replies: 6
Views: 417

Re: Original API 500 series list?

Yeah I read that Wiki and the API history already. That is kind of what got me asking. If for example you go to the doepfer site they list every module they have ever made, even ones that are prototypes or are out of production. I guess I have some latent nonconformist tendencies. Buying a 500 seri...
by Recycled_Brains
Fri Feb 21, 2020 11:53 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: 500 Series EQ
Replies: 25
Views: 1040

Re: 500 Series EQ

https://www.sphererecordingconsoles.com/tape-machines-outboard He has some used 500 series Tonelux modules. See if he still has them, they are stellar. Designed by my friend Paul Wolff, who also designed the API back in the day. Just snagged an Equalux. I may have to flip it because life sucks, but...
by Recycled_Brains
Fri Feb 21, 2020 7:56 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Original API 500 series list?
Replies: 6
Views: 417

Re: Original API 500 series list?

I have 2 of the 553 EQ's. I hadn't heard of them until I discovered CAPI. Very simple. 3 band inductor-based with high and low pass filters, that IIRC were an add-on that CAPI decided to do. It's a neat one. Very broad stroke. I love the top end on vocals especially and the mid band can be pretty si...
by Recycled_Brains
Wed Feb 19, 2020 10:56 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Wave Anomaly
Replies: 10
Views: 590

Re: Wave Anomaly

This, or something like it would be my guess. The bass drum has a way of kind of being a wind tunnel with some recoil, and quick pressure adjustments that happen shortly after an audible strike. Thats' what I mean when I say it looks similar to a plosive (like a popped P). That wave shape on a plos...
by Recycled_Brains
Tue Feb 18, 2020 2:24 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: dark condensers on the cheap for high SPLs
Replies: 19
Views: 1329

Re: dark condensers on the cheap for high SPLs

Recently spent some time with Advanced Audio's 47fet variant and loved it. I would describe it as dark. Build quality is so-so (externally anyway), but the sound is really nice. Lots of nice midrange and a chill top end.
by Recycled_Brains
Tue Feb 18, 2020 9:07 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: 500 Series EQ
Replies: 25
Views: 1040

Re: 500 Series EQ

Look at the CAPI stuff. If you can build it, then you'll save. https://capi-gear.com/ This would be my suggestion. Even if you don't know how to build (yet), it's not that hard. I watched a 20min Youtube vid about soldering (linked from the Hairball Audio website) and went straight to work. The CAP...