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by kevin206
Sun Oct 04, 2015 6:13 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Has anyone built a studio using prefab buildings?
Replies: 11
Views: 4375

My studio space is a metal pre-fab garage. Approximately 24'x35', 9' walls peaking to 14' or 15', built on a concrete slab. I decided to leave my space as a single large room instead of building out rooms. It's basically a metal carport with metal sides. It went up quickly, but I still had to do so...
by kevin206
Sat Jul 18, 2015 6:09 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Has anyone built a studio using prefab buildings?
Replies: 11
Views: 4375

My studio space is a metal pre-fab garage. Approximately 24'x35', 9' walls peaking to 14' or 15', built on a concrete slab. I decided to leave my space as a single large room instead of building out rooms. It's basically a metal carport with metal sides. It went up quickly, but I still had to do som...
by kevin206
Sun Sep 07, 2014 9:43 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Portable Reamping Setup
Replies: 6
Views: 2062

I'm not sure how portable you want to be, but getting enough volume to "excite" to space may be hard, as previously mentioned. Several years ago I saw our local high school band perform. They had a few instruments setup on the sidelines while everyone else performed the marching routine. Two of the ...
by kevin206
Sat Jun 07, 2014 11:58 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Do you lease or own your studio?
Replies: 31
Views: 11064

I live in an area of cheap rent AND cheap land. I used to operate from my attic, but then I rented for several years because it gave me a better location for 24 recording, a bigger space and better HVAC than I could afford at the time. I eventually built a freestanding building for recording and reh...
by kevin206
Sat Jun 07, 2014 11:49 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Patchbay balanced/unbalanced connections
Replies: 4
Views: 1796

It seems like this should work fine. I use a few TRS patchbays to interface TRS balanced to TS unbalanced equipment and it works fine.

I also use the TRS patchbay de-normalled to mult headphones in a pinch and to create a headphone patchbay to keep from reaching behind my rack.
by kevin206
Sun May 11, 2014 9:43 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Interface for laptop mixing
Replies: 11
Views: 2431

I used a Tascam US-1641 at my rehearsal space and an ART USB DualPre at home. I would lug my computer tower back and forth. Lately, I've just been carrying my laptop back and forth. I use the onboard soundcard for playback most of the time while at home. I just plug in some headphones and I can work...
by kevin206
Sun May 11, 2014 9:37 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Stepping into the digital realm for the first time. Help!
Replies: 12
Views: 1969

I have a Fostex B-16, a Tascam US-1641(US-1800 +/-$250), and a used laptop that I've had a few years with Win7, and I use REAPER. I can do a dump with a few extra pieces of gear and some special cables. Of course, the B-16 is RCA out, so I can use RCA to Male XLR cables for my interfaces 8 XLR input...
by kevin206
Sun May 11, 2014 9:23 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Interface suggestions for my analogue world
Replies: 2
Views: 901

I have an even cheaper setup than you do, the TASCAM US-1641. I use REAPER, also. I've been reading about some MOTU interfaces. I would like 16 in AND 16 out. Anyway, enough rambling...."flat and one-dimensional" sounds like a good thing. Could use just use your console pres for the character? Or ev...
by kevin206
Sun May 11, 2014 9:15 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: 4 track tape into computer as individual tracks
Replies: 10
Views: 2113

The Tascam US-1800 is also good on a budget. 8 XLR inputs, 2 instrument/line inputs, 4 line inputs switchable between -10db/+4db, Stereo S/PDIF. I have a similar unit and I've personally experimented with RCA outputs going into the XLR inputs and it worked well. I use REAPER for my DAW. It's cheap t...
by kevin206
Fri May 09, 2014 2:06 pm
Forum: Listen to Music
Topic: DOOM.
Replies: 9
Views: 1655

Any idea where I can get physical copies from this band? Jeff Andrews was in the local scene around Nashville, Tennessee.

Here's a link for an old band of his. He's on vocals.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=649P3TtlS-k
by kevin206
Mon May 05, 2014 3:47 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Introduction to tape recording
Replies: 31
Views: 4676

I really like getting gear. I LOVE sitting around thinking of the next purchase and looking through catalogs. I doubt that your pres are lacking much. The big thing at this point is to get out there and record!!! Assess your current "tools" and see if there is anything that you ABSOLUTELY have to ha...
by kevin206
Mon May 05, 2014 1:19 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Opinions on two-story studios
Replies: 5
Views: 2053

I've got one big room, but when I've tracked at home and used different rooms I occasionally used different floors. Will the live room be for everything, or just initial tracking? Will the control room be large enough to house the band for mix playback and overdubs? The biggest problems I've had...a...
by kevin206
Mon May 05, 2014 12:38 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Introduction to tape recording
Replies: 31
Views: 4676

I went from a cassette 4 track, to 8track 1/4", to 16 track 1/2", to 2 ADAT blackface machines, to a DAW. I switched back and forth a little and combined some of these, also. I LIKE working with tape better, but it isn't as convenient for me. The ADATs were racked up and it got me some portability, ...
by kevin206
Tue Mar 11, 2014 2:31 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Effectiveness of GOBOs in a small room
Replies: 17
Views: 6085

I recorded a rehearsal in the garage...concrete floor, 8' plywood ceiling, large 56 Ford and was amazed at the low level of bleed in the vocal mic. The mic was a dynamic and the singer was facing the drummer, but only about 3 feet away. When he sang the volume difference was good enough that I could...
by kevin206
Fri Jan 17, 2014 11:04 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Sound transmission through the ground?
Replies: 17
Views: 5079

I had some friends that reheared in a basement and the little old lady neighbor would call the cops every time. She was practically deaf, so we couldn't figure out the problem. The sound level at the property line was less than a normal conversation. The cops said they HAD to come out with EACH comp...