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by chovie d
Tue Feb 11, 2014 1:37 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: new pc rig, new daw, some basic questions
Replies: 16
Views: 3668

thanks for all the great replies. I've convinced a pro engineer/producer (and friend) to let me take him to lunch and pick his brain on this subject. That will happen in about a week or so. This gives me time to do a little more research and hone my questions down hopefully, so I don't waste his tim...
by chovie d
Sun Feb 09, 2014 1:38 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: new pc rig, new daw, some basic questions
Replies: 16
Views: 3668

I tried Reaper a long time ago and did like it. I absoutely love my current DAW...Tracktion 3. the issue is, i need to be able to interact with professional studios often enought to justify using a daw that wouldnt be my first choice. Im sure reaper has come a long way since ive tried it, but probab...
by chovie d
Sun Feb 09, 2014 11:33 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: new pc rig, new daw, some basic questions
Replies: 16
Views: 3668

"1) You want compatibility with other (bigger) studios so you can transfer sessions between your home and another place." this is the reason I thought I'd like to make the switch I'm definetly a small time home recording hobbyist, however I play in bands that use professional studios from time to ti...
by chovie d
Sat Feb 08, 2014 1:30 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: new pc rig, new daw, some basic questions
Replies: 16
Views: 3668

thanks for two very helpful replies from two very different users. how cool. 8) Nick , i think id like 8 inputs. I could probably survive on 4. I almost never record a full band, but would like to have that option. this is kind of overwhelming for me.Ive kind of been frozen into inaction because of ...
by chovie d
Sat Feb 08, 2014 8:11 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: new pc rig, new daw, some basic questions
Replies: 16
Views: 3668

new pc rig, new daw, some basic questions

I would like to make the move to a system with a few more inputs, and I need a new computer also. I am also strongly considering moving from Tracktion 3 to protools. I'm not well versed in computers or daw setup and have some questions. Do I need a dedicated PC? music only? Id really like to use one...
by chovie d
Mon Sep 03, 2012 9:02 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: a good replacement for tracktion 3? windows 7 64 bit
Replies: 8
Views: 2631

a good replacement for tracktion 3? windows 7 64 bit

Howdy folks, my first post in ages. Ive had two 'multitrack" recording formats in the past twenty years. tascam PortaOne cassette, and Tracktion (2 and 3). The only interface Ive ever used has been the tonport UX2 from line6. I very much like having the amp modeling and low latency of that device. I...
by chovie d
Thu Mar 10, 2011 9:42 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Favorite fuzzbox
Replies: 35
Views: 8445

fave fuzzes: univox superfuzz, rams head big muff, zvex octane 3
fave ods: tubescreamers808, way huge pork loin
fave distortion: lm308 Rat, Seymour Duncan Twin Tube Classic

it may seem like nitpicking or semantics but they really are three vastly different things to me and i use them differntly

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by chovie d
Mon Dec 06, 2010 12:50 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: best/worst garage sale deal.
Replies: 41
Views: 10034

I literally bought this at a garage sale for $25, but mne looks in nicer condition. It is actually a great guitar tho I was susrpised to see the ebay prices go so high. I guess some old blues guy used one... http://cgi.ebay.com/1963-Harmony-Roy-Smeck-Stratotone-Clean-Original-/120655775464?pt=Guitar...
by chovie d
Sat Dec 04, 2010 8:44 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: pedal steel and tube amps
Replies: 28
Views: 6487

no effects in the chain - just the ernie ball vol pedal and straight in. i'll mess around with the amp but as far as i can tell - it's working fine as always - just not with the pedal steel. i did a bunch of reading on the steel forums and this is what they say - you want high powered ss amps so th...
by chovie d
Fri Dec 03, 2010 4:40 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: pedal steel and tube amps
Replies: 28
Views: 6487

no effects in this chain right? if so take em out and see if the problem persists, remove volume pedal too.
by chovie d
Fri Dec 03, 2010 4:23 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: pedal steel and tube amps
Replies: 28
Views: 6487

Pedal steel pickups are wound hotter, but not THAT much hotter, than a guitar pickup. As I said I at one time owned a Carter Starter and played it thru several tube amps with no problems. Carter Starters are notorious for being broken (most often the knee levers) but Ive never heard of anyone encoun...
by chovie d
Fri Dec 03, 2010 1:27 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: pedal steel and tube amps
Replies: 28
Views: 6487

the super is working great. i just don't think it has the headroom that this instrument needs Not true, as i said, my friend gigs one. Its a bit gritty at the top but he does just fine with it. he plays classic country so its the smooth butttery tones you described in your first post. if your super...
by chovie d
Fri Dec 03, 2010 12:53 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: pedal steel and tube amps
Replies: 28
Views: 6487

oh. Id have that super looked at. it shouldnt be doing that.

I had a carter starter for a week(returned it) and the pickup wasnt blowing out my amps so I dont think thats your problem.
by chovie d
Fri Dec 03, 2010 12:36 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: pedal steel and tube amps
Replies: 28
Views: 6487

Re: pedal steel and tube amps

ok - i know many pedalsteel players love the peavey solid state amps and that ss amps tend to have more headroom/power to suit the large dynamic range of the ps. but - i am trying out a carter starter (wanting to learn after playing lap for the past 10 years) and i only have tube amps. i can't affo...
by chovie d
Wed Dec 01, 2010 6:46 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: xmas gifts under $100
Replies: 31
Views: 4968

GREAT suggestions thus far! please keep em coming.