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by cgarges
Wed Jun 19, 2019 8:19 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: 500 series racks - how much power do I need?
Replies: 11
Views: 369

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 cgarges
Wed Jun 19, 2019 8:12 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Printing An Effect To Its Own Tape Track
Replies: 9
Views: 314

Re: Printing An Effect To Its Own Tape Track

I do this a lot, especially with vocals. The only time it's an issue is when I wind up doing something weird to the original track in the mix where the printed reverb then sounds REALLY different from the source. Otherwise, it works like a charm. But IF you had the separate source tracks, you could ...
by cgarges
Wed Jun 19, 2019 8:07 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: New Orleans style horn section
Replies: 21
Views: 604

Re: New Orleans style horn section

For New Orleans, it's usually gonna be tuba, trumpet, trombone, then sax or clarinet. For soul, it's gonna be saxes and trumpets, MAYBE trombone. You can make whatever else work, but that's the basic "traditional" thing. I know a pretty great tuba and trombone player, so I would hire her, a trumpet ...
by cgarges
Wed Jun 19, 2019 7:51 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Rugs: 1 big one VS. a few smaller ones
Replies: 14
Views: 490

Re: Rugs: 1 big one VS. a few smaller ones

I bought a few rugs for my live room (31x23) two years ago. I got two fairly big ones (8x11 maybe) and three slightly smaller ones (4x6 or so). I wish I'd just gone with all smaller ones as it would have allowed me more flexibility and frankly, more options. Not so much sonically, but just placement...
by cgarges
Wed Jun 19, 2019 7:46 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Recording Mac in 2019
Replies: 11
Views: 390

Re: Recording Mac in 2019

Mitch Easter has been using Minis in two of his three rooms for years. The main computer at The Fidelitorium is a mini that he got two years ago.

Chris Garges
Charlotte, NC
by cgarges
Wed Jun 19, 2019 7:36 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: transparent 500 series pre
Replies: 14
Views: 340

Re: transparent 500 series pre

The Buzz Elixirs are worth looking at. New, they're over $500, but no one ever talks about them so you can frequently get good deals on them on eBay or Reverb. I have three of them. They have a transformer that's intended to beef up the bottom end, but it's not a "Neve-like" bottom or anything. To m...
by cgarges
Mon Mar 18, 2019 7:23 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: UAD 3 Plugins Pack - Which would you choose?
Replies: 18
Views: 772

Re: UAD 3 Plugins Pack - Which would you choose?

Then if you buy one, they always seem to send another coupon (usually for $25 off). so don't buy more than one at a time. :D Also, this. Two other things to know: If they have a monthly sale code, sometimes you can use that code more than once. Not always, but sometimes. Also, whenever you install ...
by cgarges
Mon Mar 18, 2019 7:20 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: UAD 3 Plugins Pack - Which would you choose?
Replies: 18
Views: 772

Re: UAD 3 Plugins Pack - Which would you choose?

Get the three most expensive ones in which you are remotely interested. They have sales all the time and send out coupons frequently, so you'll be able to find deals on the less expensive ones that you'll use frequently with relative ease. When I got my first system and got to choose three, I went w...
by cgarges
Sat Mar 09, 2019 2:34 am
Forum: Listen to Music
Topic: The Bad Plus
Replies: 10
Views: 455

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
by cgarges
Sat Mar 09, 2019 2:31 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Pink Floyd Drums
Replies: 35
Views: 8311

Re: Pink Floyd Drums

I would definitely say artificial reverb. Chamber or plate.

Chris Garges
Charlotte, NC
by cgarges
Thu Dec 20, 2018 3:48 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Plug in for Leslie effect...
Replies: 21
Views: 1314

Re: Plug in for Leslie effect...

The free one that comes with Protools has some really good capabilities. I've got 2 actual Leslies at my place and I still use that plugin often. Yeah, the new one that comes with PT12 is pretty terrific. Like, surprisingly so. So are some of the reverbs and guitar pedals. Chris Garges Charlotte, NC
by cgarges
Thu Dec 20, 2018 3:45 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Redux: Condensers on toms
Replies: 24
Views: 1247

Re: Redux: Condensers on toms

I've used almost all the ones you've mentioned. Oktavas were my favorites in my own collection for about 15 years. I got the ATM450s when they came out and I do like them, but I do also generally prefer the MC012s (especially with hypercardioid caps) when I have the space to put them around the kit....
by cgarges
Thu Feb 15, 2018 7:50 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Distressor Plugins
Replies: 17
Views: 2087

Re: Distressor Plugins

lysander, which one? the dc8c or the mjuc? i have both, just got the mjuc based on reading lots of raves, and it must be me but i can't really get with it. maybe i just need to spend more time with it. The MJUC could not be further from a Distressor/Arouser in terms of compressor action and to some...
by cgarges
Sun Nov 26, 2017 9:00 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Preamps: Presonus M80 WITHOUT Jensens vs Mackie 1604VLZ
Replies: 10
Views: 1333

Re: Preamps: Presonus M80 WITHOUT Jensens vs Mackie 1604VLZ

The Presonus will sound totally fine and it will give you individual phantom power, polarity reverse, individual outs, AND a mix buss. Mine has the transformers in it (and so does another one I've used) and those sound GREAT, but I'd be shocked and amazed if the transformerless ones don't sound ever...
by cgarges
Sun Nov 26, 2017 8:51 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Distressor Plugins
Replies: 17
Views: 2087

Re: Distressor Plugins

The Arouser is GREAT! I have four hardware Distressors. I bought my first one in 1998. I know these units VERY well. The Arouser is built by the guy who designed the Distressor. I mean, how much closer do you need it to be? Is it EXACTLY the same? No, but it does all the same cool stuff and even mor...