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by ashcat_lt
Sat Jun 04, 2016 10:36 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: A rhyming/writing thing
Replies: 10
Views: 4249

That's a great example. I also think of Bowie's singing on Low where he doesn't sing actual words...more like chants. Or like Cocteau Twins where half of what she sings is just syllables, and the others are just words that the syllables she was singing sounded like. :) The Burrough's cut-up method ...
by ashcat_lt
Wed May 11, 2016 5:59 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Of Pods and p*ds; digi-dreck and those who love it
Replies: 23
Views: 5306

Almost on topic (?): Last Friday I ran sound and played a show. Since my band was playing all amp sims and drum triggers and synths, I brought my live rack with a computer and interface in it, and since my live rack was there and connected to the PA, I used it to run the mics for the other bands. Si...
by ashcat_lt
Tue May 03, 2016 11:20 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Latest thing you've built?
Replies: 52
Views: 12384

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 6:52 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Latest thing you've built?
Replies: 52
Views: 12384

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: 12384

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: 12384

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: 1992

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: 12384

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: 12384

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: 13642

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: 4209

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: 9044

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: 9044

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: 2797

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: 10756

Double post. Sorry. :(