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by ashcat_lt
Fri Apr 29, 2016 6:52 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Latest thing you've built?
Replies: 52
Views: 11193

Dunno about a woody, but these are around .5cm thick. http://www.tmart.com/Acoustic-Guitar-Pickup-Wire-Amplifier-Speaker-Pickup_p116020.html I guess I've never actually measured the clearance, but that seems like it should do it. Amazon had the same thing under a different (no-name) brand for a buc...
by ashcat_lt
Fri Apr 29, 2016 5:29 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Latest thing you've built?
Replies: 52
Views: 11193

We're talking about the autoharp here? I actually peeled the felt off the back of one of those DM "woody" soundhole pickups, and aside from the fact that it's bricked into that wood with a bunch of nigh-invulnerable epoxy, I don't think it's quite thin enough. Likewise with any guitar/bass pickup. I...
by ashcat_lt
Fri Apr 29, 2016 1:23 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Latest thing you've built?
Replies: 52
Views: 11193

something going on with the shields? Yeah, probably. I lifted them at the 1/4" side thinking it would be better not to tie the shield to either of the signal wires, but I guess maybe it'll be better terminating the shield at the Low-Z end. Easy enough to try, but just haven't gotten around to it. T...
by ashcat_lt
Wed Apr 20, 2016 3:17 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: hot signals and main outputs
Replies: 11
Views: 1736

Course, if you want to hear what your mixdown medium is actually doing to your signal, you'll have to work something else out. ;)
by ashcat_lt
Fri Apr 15, 2016 1:02 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Latest thing you've built?
Replies: 52
Views: 11193

dfuruta wrote:something going on with the shields?
Yeah, probably. I lifted them at the 1/4" side thinking it would be better not to tie the shield to either of the signal wires, but I guess maybe it'll be better terminating the shield at the Low-Z end. Easy enough to try, but just haven't gotten around to it.
by ashcat_lt
Thu Apr 14, 2016 3:09 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Latest thing you've built?
Replies: 52
Views: 11193

A way to measure AC power harmonics and noise in the audio band. It's a 9v wall-wart into a voltage divider to knock the voltage down, from there into either a laptop interface and Smaart software, or an iPhone and a spectrum analyzer app. There was somebody over on diystomboxes forum asking about ...
by ashcat_lt
Tue Mar 08, 2016 2:21 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Simple scalable mic preamp
Replies: 40
Views: 11859

You're going to think I'm fucking nuts, but I've been recording my mics at unity for a while now. My interfaces are generally plenty quiet and any gain I need I just add ITB. It's definitely quieter than tape or any room I might be recording in. An XLRF>TRSM snake into the line inputs of your interf...
by ashcat_lt
Thu Feb 18, 2016 2:37 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Multiband Processing: Not Compression
Replies: 11
Views: 3794

Honestly, a lot of times you can get away with just putting complimentary EQ on either side of the non-linearity - what you could call "pre-emphasis/de-emphasis". So, in the case of the OP, you'd either boost the low end or reduce the high end before the saturator, and then do (near) the opposite on...
by ashcat_lt
Thu Feb 11, 2016 12:39 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Miking DRUMS! Where to put the EIGHTH MIC?????
Replies: 31
Views: 8422

I heartily disagree^^^^ (but that's what makes a place like this beautiful; the collective wisdom of differing shared experiences)... I mean, I don't actually get paid for this crap. I'm certainly not going to spend hours on placing a big pile of mics whose tracks I will then have to edit and compr...
by ashcat_lt
Wed Feb 10, 2016 5:46 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Miking DRUMS! Where to put the EIGHTH MIC?????
Replies: 31
Views: 8422

I would put the 8th mic back in the case with the 5th, 6th, and 7th mics. :wink: :twisted: Yep. If you need that much control, you might as well go to triggers, cause it ain't likely to sound natural anyway. I don't record drums all that often, but I like a heart mic even for live use. Kinda freaks...
by ashcat_lt
Thu Dec 17, 2015 3:51 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Simple control surface solution
Replies: 11
Views: 2388

I take it you don't have any MIDI keyboards/controllers in your studio? IDK how you'd do it in ProTools, but if you can't get it to map any MIDI CC (pitch bend, etc included) to any plugin parameter, then...well...Reaper! ;) In Reaper you could also do this with a simple pot wired as a volume contro...
by ashcat_lt
Wed Oct 28, 2015 7:18 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Overdubbed cymbals
Replies: 66
Views: 9782

Double post. Sorry. :(
by ashcat_lt
Wed Oct 28, 2015 7:17 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Overdubbed cymbals
Replies: 66
Views: 9782

AND-- No more C chords. No G or E either. "We're playing in the key of C#." Or in my case, the Whole Tone scale. ;) I very often end up playing exactly one string per guitar track, restricting a given track to a single position on the neck, this bass plays only the bottom octave and that one plays ...
by ashcat_lt
Tue Oct 27, 2015 9:43 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Overdubbed cymbals
Replies: 66
Views: 9782

And what the hell is the deal with riding the open hi-hat?!? Seriously, dude, that pedal is there for a very important reason! I personally have no problem telling whoever to stay within a given range or limit their inflections. I don't think it's the place of the engineer really, but as producer it...
by ashcat_lt
Thu Sep 17, 2015 7:40 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Dual Mic Guitar Phase problems....need solutions
Replies: 11
Views: 2681

You can invert polarity on TRS cables, but not (well) on TS. Flipping polarity via any method won't actually fix the comb filtering, though, only move the notches and maybe make it more acceptable. Could just as easily make it worse The only way to actually fix it is to remove the delay between them...