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by river
Sat Aug 09, 2008 10:34 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: SDC Pair for under $300?
Replies: 18
Views: 3053

The Audio Technica 3000 series mics are on sale right now EVERYWHERE because they've discontinued the product line. Good value mics- CHEAP now until they are gone. With this in mind, the 3031's (cardioid) and 3032's (omni) are really sweet mics. I have the 31's, use them on acoustic stringed instru...
by river
Fri Aug 08, 2008 7:21 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: What is LINEAR PHASE eq?
Replies: 13
Views: 2306

So, when you have all the controls set flat, it's still doing something? Sounds unlikely, but yes, it is affecting the mix. It's necessary to activate the 3 bands, but not necessary to cut or boost any frequencies (although I often do while mastering a mix). I got the name of the plugin slightly sc...
by river
Thu Aug 07, 2008 7:44 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: What is LINEAR PHASE eq?
Replies: 13
Views: 2306

I bought one of the earliest phase linear EQ plugins, the PAR PLEQ3. It's definitely best used for mastering, being a major CPU vampire. Still, when a mix has undesireable phase buildup that creates that gauzey veil, merely putting the mix through this EQ without even cutting or boosting any frequen...
by river
Tue Aug 05, 2008 5:02 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Those cheap upright basses...
Replies: 22
Views: 3861

I second the advice to play whatever you intend to buy. I don't own an upright, but recently did a folk project, and the bassist used a student bass his mother bought him when he was 13 years old. It was the best sounding upright I've recorded to date, so there are inexpensive gems out there. Happy ...
by river
Tue Aug 05, 2008 4:43 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Tube mic help!
Replies: 18
Views: 3596

I've heard the Avantone for example, both stock tube and NOS tube, and I hear a really thin mic. Just curious, what source material were you listening to/tracking? It's definitely a bright mic, but I've gotten plenty of low end on acoustic guitar with it, for instance. The NOS tube I put in mine wa...
by river
Mon Aug 04, 2008 8:38 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Kick Drum Microphone Shootout: Sound Clips
Replies: 37
Views: 9828

I am frightened by the e602. That's a lotta low end. Don't be. I've been using the e602 since it first came out, it has never caused me any grief in getting a really great kick sound in a mix. I record alternative rock/pop, blues, roots, jazz, always get what I want from it...and it is a bass drum,...
by river
Mon Aug 04, 2008 8:34 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Door Closing as sub Kick Sound?
Replies: 14
Views: 3289

Foley guys sometimes use a slamming hollow core door as a gunshot substitute.
by river
Mon Aug 04, 2008 8:32 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Audio Technica 30 Series Blow-out
Replies: 1
Views: 928

Another source: www.soundprofessionals.com

They're selling AT3035's for $99. I just bought my 3rd one. The 3031's are real nice too, great for acoustic stringed instruments, got a pair slightly used on the Grammy's last year, highly recommend both!
by river
Mon Aug 04, 2008 8:27 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Tube mic help!
Replies: 18
Views: 3596

Avant CV 12, right at $500, 9 patterns. I bought one a few months back, put a GE 5 Star 6072A tube in it, fabulous.
by river
Thu Jun 19, 2008 7:39 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Mackie 28/32-8 bus user reviews
Replies: 4
Views: 1478

I'm happy with my 32-8. I know there are better boards out there, but I got mine new at a bankruptcy sale of a retail store for a great price. I track using the direct outs and never print EQ other than an occasional high pass filter, and I mix in the box, although I've done some decent board mixes ...
by river
Mon May 26, 2008 8:56 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: sustain pedal noise on grand piano recording
Replies: 23
Views: 6970

Another thing to consider here is the player's pedal technique. I have a 1903 Knabe in my room, and the only time I've ever had objectionable sustain pedal noise is with one singer/songwriter who plays remarkably well overall, but is self taught, and she really works the sus pedal like it's a bellow...
by river
Fri May 23, 2008 9:21 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Joel H e602
Replies: 24
Views: 5407

Glad to see the 602 catching on. I've had one since they first came out and like Joel, stopped looking for anything else. It never disappoints, regardless of music style.
by river
Thu Apr 17, 2008 2:07 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Question about RNC preamp and being unbalanced
Replies: 7
Views: 1481

I'd say whether the RNC is balanced or unbalanced is the least of your worries.

Hee hee hee......the old cart and horse conundrum.[/list]
by river
Sat Mar 29, 2008 9:14 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Opening a studio: Country or City?
Replies: 16
Views: 4259

I'm on the outskirts of Nashville, just 30 minutes from downtown, but surrounded by woods and farms. People love coming here to record, I think the net effect is that it makes them more relaxed and puts them in the mood to generate better performances. It's quieter, less expensive, but close enough ...
by river
Tue Mar 18, 2008 7:55 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: trim pot in AT 4040
Replies: 2
Views: 762

It might be to calibrate the condenser element itself with respect to input sensitivity. Personally, I wouldn't mess with it.