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by dino
Sun Sep 17, 2017 12:34 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Latest gear you've acquired.....
Replies: 3864
Views: 818511

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

Recently added a DPA4099G, Mojave 300 & 301 and a Daking preamp/eq. So far, really happy! Broke but very happy.
by dino
Thu Apr 30, 2015 3:12 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Using EQ while recording acoustic guitar???
Replies: 22
Views: 4218

Sorry for abandoning the thread guys... I've been sidetracked with loooong work days and the little wifey's health issues for a week or so. I'm taking her in for MORE tests today. Gotta take care of her because she's put up with me for 41 years. I'm moving some things around to sort of "un-deaden" t...
by dino
Mon Apr 13, 2015 1:33 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Using EQ while recording acoustic guitar???
Replies: 22
Views: 4218

Yes the room is definitely part of the issue I'm sure. This is a home recording situation with extremely dead acoustics. The guitar sounds completely different out in the living/dining area with the wood floors. I've been trying to keep things in the back room for the convenience of having the gear ...
by dino
Sun Apr 12, 2015 3:33 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Using EQ while recording acoustic guitar???
Replies: 22
Views: 4218

Thanks guys. The guitar (Martin D41)sounds great in the room but seems to be a bit bass heavy regardless of mic choice or placement. I've been recording it that way and trying to use plugins to clean it up but was wondering if an EQ during the recording stage would give better results? Thanks again....
by dino
Sun Apr 12, 2015 7:26 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Using EQ while recording acoustic guitar???
Replies: 22
Views: 4218

Using EQ while recording acoustic guitar???

How many folks use EQ when recording acoustic guitar? I understand choice of instrument, playing technique, microphone choice and placement are the first things to address. If I"m really close to the sound I want but feel that the tone of my big bodied acoustic is still too low end dominant, would u...
by dino
Sat Mar 21, 2015 5:45 am
Forum: People/Places/Things
Topic: Northern Virginia Tape Oppers???
Replies: 3
Views: 1050

In my HO, live recording creates a feel that cannot be duplicated in a studio environment. The energy that an audience brings to a performance, whether it's a singer songwriter or a full symphony orchestra is a wonderful thing to witness. Unfortunately, I have little experience with it other than a ...
by dino
Sat Nov 15, 2014 2:28 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Help with live sound in a tiny room
Replies: 13
Views: 3924

[quote]I'm always amused when people think that you can switch from acoustic drums to electronic, like it's the same thing.[/quote] Of course your right Jarvis, but if the drummer can't or won't play softer and the rest of the band bases its volume off the drummer this situation will become uncontro...
by dino
Fri Nov 07, 2014 1:44 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Help with live sound in a tiny room
Replies: 13
Views: 3924

4 to 5 meters squared (or 14ft to 16ft sq. for us igerent mericans) really is a tiny area! An untreated room that size is only going to take so much sound level before things become an uncontrollable cacophony. All the eq-ing in the world on the PA isn't going to make the drums sound better. You'll ...
by dino
Thu Nov 06, 2014 1:44 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Help with live sound in a tiny room
Replies: 13
Views: 3924

If the drummer can't or won't play at a level that works for your room, your options are few. One... No more drums in the room or Two... (and I'm gonna get crucified for this) rent an electronic drum set and run it through the PA. I don't think making the rest of the band louder is the best thing in...
by dino
Sat Oct 18, 2014 7:49 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Question for wiring up microphone to stereo system
Replies: 6
Views: 1749

Did this many years ago for my daughters place of business. This might seem complicated but it worked like a charm. Let me begin by saying that any kind of hard switching may produce a loud pop when switching between microphone and music. In the situation I mentioned, I had them acquire a small inex...
by dino
Fri Oct 17, 2014 1:50 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: reducing bleed on a singer/guitar player
Replies: 11
Views: 3020

Ok... How about adding harmonica to the equation?

Got the ribbon on the guitar with the null pointed at my face. Got the null of the condenser pointed at the guitar. It's working pretty good. As soon as I play the harp I seem to lose the separation. It's probably a room issue now but I'm continuing to experiment. Do you fine folks have any favorite...
by dino
Mon Oct 06, 2014 5:16 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Alesis AI-3 *POP* every now and then. Now cuts out often
Replies: 9
Views: 1860

I have the same two pieces and fortunately nothing like this has happened with them...yet. I have had my AI3 tucked right up under my MOTU for a decade without a failure. If it is a heat issue, you might try opening it up to see if it has accumulated a layer of dust over the years. This can be an is...
by dino
Sun Oct 05, 2014 5:23 am
Forum: People/Places/Things
Topic: Northern Virginia Tape Oppers???
Replies: 3
Views: 1050

Northern Virginia Tape Oppers???

Anyone in the Arlington, Alexandria, Fairfax, etc.. area interested in sharing knowledge, funny stories or just getting together to talk recording? I would be honored to make your acquaintance, and to offer whatever assistance I may be to your artistic endeavors. I have a few bits and pieces of rath...
by dino
Sat Oct 04, 2014 3:16 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: It's impossible to have too many...
Replies: 43
Views: 6802

Headphones
Comfortable (and quiet) chairs/stools
Guitar strings
Twinkies
by dino
Sun Jun 08, 2014 3:38 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Solutions: doors and guitar cables
Replies: 15
Views: 3932

Putting chassis mounted female connectors through the wall would be a good option. You might want to use electrical conduit boxes for RF rejection. The only caveat might be the length of the cable between the guitar and amp. Anything much beyond a normal guitar cable in length may bugger up your ton...