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by floid
Sun Nov 15, 2020 1:06 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Yamaha mt8x
Replies: 6
Views: 142

Re: Yamaha mt8x

Nothing much to add yet. Following since I’ve got an mtx8 incoming that will need some work and I would like to do it all in one fell swoop. It only plays for a short time, sounds like it needs a belt replacement most likely according to this video: https://youtu.be/PhEQbCKqBMc I found the belts at...
by floid
Sun Nov 15, 2020 12:29 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Going for it
Replies: 20
Views: 405

Re: Going for it

jmann wrote:
Sun Nov 15, 2020 10:16 am
vvv wrote:
Sat Nov 14, 2020 2:37 pm

Bullet heater might help, and add a element of danger to get the band psyched. :twisted:
NOW YOU'RE TALKING
Another option would be those little electric radiators, which put out decent heat and are (mostly) silent.
by floid
Sun Nov 15, 2020 12:15 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Yamaha mt8x
Replies: 6
Views: 142

Yamaha mt8x

The capstan motor in my mt8x went bad years and years ago and it's been sitting in a closet ever since. Lately I've been trying to resurrect it. I replaced the original motor with one I found on ebay. Transferred the brass pressfit pulley on to the new shaft. The transport would engage, play for 3-4...
by floid
Thu Nov 05, 2020 10:19 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: I need help High Passing
Replies: 34
Views: 564

Re: I need help High Passing

It's def not a universal thing, it's really case by case. It's not something I'd do when tracking, especially if you're tracking yourself. I think it's extra important to keep the engineering decisions to the minimum when you're recording yourself so you can focus on playing. Interesting. That last...
by floid
Tue Nov 03, 2020 12:00 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Newb appreciation
Replies: 16
Views: 276

Re: Newb appreciation

Been here since 05ish and honestly these are the discussions I still need and appreciate the most. This place has certainly evolved over the years but it's always seemed novice friendly/accessible.
by floid
Sat Oct 31, 2020 1:23 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Lost in the wilds of lo/mid-fi -- your thoughts please.
Replies: 61
Views: 1425

Re: Lost in the wilds of lo/mid-fi -- your thoughts please.

I always thought mixing in stereo was a bit easier than mono because you can sorta move competing instruments off to the sides, out of each others' way. I need to buy new monitors anyway--maybe I should just get one? I tried tracking/ mixing in strict LCR for a hot minute and thought I'd really stu...
by floid
Wed Oct 28, 2020 2:07 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: How important is it to mic the bottom of a snare?
Replies: 57
Views: 1462

Re: How important is it to mic the bottom of a snare?

if you happen to be a UAD user, the Little Labs IBP plugin works great for this (and don't have to zoom in - just turn the knobs and listen...) I tried that plugin for lining up bass amp/DI once or twice. Maybe I didn't really get it, but nudging the wave was a lot easier (and free) for me. Not a U...
by floid
Wed Oct 14, 2020 6:01 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: How important is it to mic the bottom of a snare?
Replies: 57
Views: 1462

Re: How important is it to mic the bottom of a snare?

Wasn't one of the Stooges' records just an under-snare mic for the entire kit?
by floid
Tue Oct 13, 2020 7:27 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: microphone death
Replies: 17
Views: 524

Re: microphone death

Had an EV dynamic from late 90s/early aughts. Cannot remember which model. It had super low output, terrible bass response, was distorted, etc. But perfect for certain very specific things. Eventually I gave up on it and dissected it. The voice coil/ diaphragm assembly was molded plastic so I destro...
by floid
Sun Oct 11, 2020 12:00 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Overdrive pedals educate me
Replies: 63
Views: 1633

Re: Overdrive pedals educate me

I too love a RAT. I've nodded mine some, being able to select the type of clipping diodes or take them out of circuit is super useful imo. It can work as drive, distortion, or fuzz, all depending on how it's used. I've tried plenty of other pedals and always come back to it
by floid
Fri Sep 25, 2020 7:39 pm
Forum: Listen to Music
Topic: What are you listening to today?
Replies: 809
Views: 184411

Re: What are you listening to today?

Clown Core's new album is, well it's just fascinating. So much talent and nerd-ery put into an elaborate unlistenable joke that's peppered with profundity https://youtu.be/6Gha9xrM10w Sly's There's a Riot Going On, I've been leaving the second side repeating on the record changer quite a bit lately....
by floid
Wed Aug 26, 2020 7:44 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Cymbals Eat Snare
Replies: 52
Views: 2085

Re: Cymbals Eat Snare

Listen to the difference between nylon tips and wood sticks sometime. That's drastic. Tip shape can make a big difference too - round vs oval vs acorn etc. And a stick with a longer shoulder/taper will have a different sound and feel. For the last few years I've been sanding the shoulder down on 5a...
by floid
Tue Aug 25, 2020 7:18 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Cymbals Eat Snare
Replies: 52
Views: 2085

Re: Cymbals Eat Snare

Stick choice can help - assuming you can convince the drummer.
by floid
Mon Aug 03, 2020 4:07 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Need Help With DIY Diffuser Design...
Replies: 29
Views: 893

Re: Need Help With DIY Diffuser Design...

Looks like you're contemplating something similar to a quadratic residue diffuser. Searching that may find you some useful info. It's a rabbit hole, have fun.