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by Recycled_Brains
Wed Jun 19, 2019 10:33 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: 500 series racks - how much power do I need?
Replies: 11
Views: 332

Re: 500 series racks - how much power do I need?

The Buzz Elixirs (which I love) are a good test for this. They draw A LOT of current. I'm surprised at how many manufacturers say this won't be an issue and then either one of the units won't work or there will be a hum or something. That said, the Purple Sweet Ten is super-solid, dead quiet, built...
by Recycled_Brains
Wed Jun 19, 2019 10:23 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Mixing with the band there
Replies: 3
Views: 35

Re: Mixing with the band there

It depends. If they do attend, I usually will get the mix damn near complete, then have the band, or the primary representative of the band join me for final real-time tweaks. Often though, the band has no interest in being present and I don't blame them. It's probably painfully boring to most. I tr...
by Recycled_Brains
Mon Jun 17, 2019 7:38 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Latest gear you've acquired.....
Replies: 3865
Views: 819392

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

Just bought a Purple MC77. I feel like doing cartwheels. I've wanted one for so damn long. Been on my list for a really long time too. You'll have to share your thoughts once you put it to work. Did a mix last night with it on vocals. My thoughts are :shock: I'll let you know when I have a chance t...
by Recycled_Brains
Fri Jun 14, 2019 7:33 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: transparent 500 series pre
Replies: 14
Views: 300

Re: transparent 500 series pre

i run a trident 80b console and while it is great for rock drums and guitars and such i find myself lacking in the area of non colored amplification. any one have any recommendations on a pretty transparent pre? my loose guidelines are 500 series in the sub $500 park. also im handy with a soldering...
by Recycled_Brains
Thu Jun 13, 2019 12:12 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: transparent 500 series pre
Replies: 14
Views: 300

Re: transparent 500 series pre

i run a trident 80b console and while it is great for rock drums and guitars and such i find myself lacking in the area of non colored amplification. any one have any recommendations on a pretty transparent pre? my loose guidelines are 500 series in the sub $500 park. also im handy with a soldering...
by Recycled_Brains
Wed Jun 12, 2019 10:09 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Latest gear you've acquired.....
Replies: 3865
Views: 819392

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

Just bought a Purple MC77. I feel like doing cartwheels. I've wanted one for so damn long.
by Recycled_Brains
Wed May 29, 2019 1:24 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: tracking headphones 2019 (for the performers)
Replies: 15
Views: 432

Re: tracking headphones 2019 (for the performers)

ATH-M50's. Every client that I let try mine loves them.
by Recycled_Brains
Wed May 29, 2019 8:22 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Is my situation condusive to a Monitor puchase?
Replies: 14
Views: 435

Re: Is my situation condusive to a Monitor puchase?

Keep your headphones, add the monitors. Listen on both. Wait, save a few hundred bucks and then buy some OC 703, some fabric and some hardware and try and tame your room a little more. Step by step.... This. Just buy bulk CD-Rs too, so you can go back and forth to your car, etc. It'll help you lear...
by Recycled_Brains
Sat May 25, 2019 6:20 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Mixing a band with a single, mono electric guitar
Replies: 40
Views: 1018

Re: Mixing a band with a single, mono electric guitar

Burnt Ernie wrote:
Fri May 24, 2019 4:27 pm
Nice one on the Greasefire! I love the Thang!
drumsound wrote:
Fri May 24, 2019 4:15 pm
Rock On, Ryan!
:worthy:
by Recycled_Brains
Sat May 25, 2019 6:19 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Anyone try Neumann KH 80 monitors?
Replies: 5
Views: 193

Re: Anyone try Neumann KH 80 monitors?

Considering a new small set of monitors for my very small but treated, bedroom studio and these came up. I realize that the 4” woofer may lead to some skepticism, but given the size and squareness of my room I feel like bigger monitors would be problematic. At about $1000 for a pair, these are prob...
by Recycled_Brains
Fri May 24, 2019 1:24 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Mixing a band with a single, mono electric guitar
Replies: 40
Views: 1018

Re: Mixing a band with a single, mono electric guitar

Here's an example of the 2 mic hard-panned on one amp deal. The gory details: Gibson SG -> Electronic Audio Experiments Mu Blaster -> Marshall JMP 2204 (super cranked) -> vintage Marshall 4x12 with Greenbacks and G12H30s -> sE VR1 (GB) / 421 (H30) -> Great River preamps -> Capi 553F (with the tinies...
by Recycled_Brains
Fri May 24, 2019 7:41 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Anyone try Neumann KH 80 monitors?
Replies: 5
Views: 193

Re: Anyone try Neumann KH 80 monitors?

Considering a new small set of monitors for my very small but treated, bedroom studio and these came up. I realize that the 4” woofer may lead to some skepticism, but given the size and squareness of my room I feel like bigger monitors would be problematic. At about $1000 for a pair, these are prob...
by Recycled_Brains
Fri May 24, 2019 7:35 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Mixing a band with a single, mono electric guitar
Replies: 40
Views: 1018

Re: Mixing a band with a single, mono electric guitar

By the way, here's what i learnt to align mics on amps: have the guitar player plug/unplug. Buzz, crackle, bang. Zoom in on the waveform, move one of the mics, record again, closer, repeat, now they combine nicely. I know many of you know that already but it doesn't hurt for the two people stumblin...
by Recycled_Brains
Tue May 21, 2019 10:26 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Mixing a band with a single, mono electric guitar
Replies: 40
Views: 1018

Re: Mixing a band with a single, mono electric guitar

I haven't done this a lot, but there are a couple regular clients that operate this way (live, no overdubs except vocals). I think you just have to be simple in the approach and realized that the how the bass comes out is going to have a huge impact on how the guitars come out. 2 different amps pann...
by Recycled_Brains
Mon May 13, 2019 2:19 pm
Forum: Listen to Music
Topic: The Bad Plus
Replies: 10
Views: 446

Re: The Bad Plus

LOVE them! They kinda lost me when they started working with that vocalist, but otherwise, brilliant. I got hooked on them from The Happy Apples, right around the time that first album came out. Chris Garges Charlotte, NC Agree. The vocalist was a turnoff for me as well, but "Suspicious Activity" a...