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by Dubmaniac
Mon Dec 20, 2010 4:37 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Replace my monitoring amp with an old Crown?
Replies: 26
Views: 3613

Don't do it. Amp technology has come a long ways. Crown amps were built for PA work. Hafler, Adcom, Parasound, would sound better and frankly the QSC is a fine sounding amp. You know... the more I think about it, the more I think you're right. The fan noise isn't awful from my QSC (I turn off while...
by Dubmaniac
Mon Dec 20, 2010 11:45 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Replace my monitoring amp with an old Crown?
Replies: 26
Views: 3613

The prices arent bad. I have however, seen loads of stuff on ebay or cl that "used to belong to the Dead" or some metal band or the best, a "guitar signed by the drummer of...". It certainly seems some folks will do anything to milk the value. I've always had good experiences with DC300's. I am cur...
by Dubmaniac
Mon Dec 20, 2010 11:19 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Replace my monitoring amp with an old Crown?
Replies: 26
Views: 3613

I think Crowns sound great, but they of course usually need to be recapped if they arent sounding up to it. I would NEVER buy a piece of gear merely because of its possible provnenance. It isnt going to sound better because some particular artist used it. Unless they had it modified from stock it r...
by Dubmaniac
Mon Dec 20, 2010 10:51 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Replace my monitoring amp with an old Crown?
Replies: 26
Views: 3613

Replace my monitoring amp with an old Crown?

I've got a chance to buy either a Crown DC300 or D150 power amp for not much money- $150 or $100 respectively. I'm thinking about replacing my monitoring amp with one of these. I'm currently using a QSC PLX1602- I know... it's designed for live use, and it has a fan, which adds background noise. Tha...
by Dubmaniac
Sat Dec 18, 2010 12:40 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Duct tape recording revisited
Replies: 15
Views: 4358

That's not duct tape recording- that's recording duct tape! I liked "Saving my own life". It got me thinking- I might try recording some duct tape myself and put it into my sampler, then try using it for a melody or bass line. It might sound really lame, but it's worth a shot. And isn't that part of...
by Dubmaniac
Sun Dec 12, 2010 11:55 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Duct tape recording revisited
Replies: 15
Views: 4358

Duct tape recording revisited

A while back, I posted my story about how I had to use my old Dell PC and some quick thinking (but no actual duct tape) to salvage an album project after my main recording tower flatlined on me. I got a few responses, but it recently occured to me that I had posted it in the computer recording secti...
by Dubmaniac
Tue Aug 24, 2010 10:03 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: When good foam goes bad: pop filter replacement options
Replies: 5
Views: 1178

When good foam goes bad: pop filter replacement options

So I got a vintage AKG D88 stereo dynamic microphone the other day at a thrift store. It's in fairly good condition, but it has two issues. First, one of the elements has come loose inside the housing. All I have to do is hot glue it back into place and it should be fine. But the second issue is the...
by Dubmaniac
Wed Aug 18, 2010 8:17 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Cubase ignores automation- why?
Replies: 3
Views: 972

You're right. That did the trick. Thanks!
by Dubmaniac
Tue Aug 17, 2010 12:01 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: AKG D88- any information?
Replies: 3
Views: 2269

Thanks for the reply. That is a pretty cool site, huh? I really like the look of some of those early AKG microphones. Who am I kidding? I like the design aesthetics of most old microphones! You're right- it does only have one cable. It terminates in a 5 pin DIN plug, which was common on European con...
by Dubmaniac
Tue Aug 17, 2010 10:20 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Cubase ignores automation- why?
Replies: 3
Views: 972

Cubase ignores automation- why?

I was recording in Cubase SX2 a couple of nights ago. I wanted to turn some effects on and off on an audio track. I enabled automation record on my track, played through the track, turned my effects on where I wanted them, went back, took the track out of automation record, put it into automation re...
by Dubmaniac
Mon Aug 16, 2010 8:12 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: AKG D88- any information?
Replies: 3
Views: 2269

AKG D88- any information?

Yesterday I found an AKG D88 stereo dynamic microphone (in its original box, if you can believe it) at at thrift store. Since then, I've tried to find out more about it, but there's basically nothing about it online- just a picture on a Czech vintage microphone site. According to them, it's from the...
by Dubmaniac
Sat Mar 13, 2010 12:28 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Hard drives- internal vs. external- good vs. evil?
Replies: 14
Views: 1903

I wish it was that easy! Yeah, the power and the data cable are both connected. I tried disconnecting and reconnecting them both, just to be sure that they weren't the problem. (shrugs) Who would have thought that adding a hard drive would be this much fun?
by Dubmaniac
Sat Mar 13, 2010 11:25 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Hard drives- internal vs. external- good vs. evil?
Replies: 14
Views: 1903

Okay, I figured it out. All I had to do was remove one screw and the whole hard drive cage type assembly came loose. After that, it was easy as could be- to physically install it. Now I'm up against another problem... it isn't showing up on my PC. I'm running an IDE drive in there as my master drive...
by Dubmaniac
Thu Mar 11, 2010 8:18 pm
Forum: Listen to Music
Topic: Great albums- bad recordings
Replies: 15
Views: 4520

Something just occured to me. This was released only about five years after CDs first came onto the market. I wonder if Warehouse (and all the other Husker Du albums) were victims of mixing for vinyl, not CD. Has anyone else heard this theory about early CD releases? That they were originally mixed ...
by Dubmaniac
Wed Mar 10, 2010 10:22 pm
Forum: Listen to Music
Topic: Great albums- bad recordings
Replies: 15
Views: 4520

Great albums- bad recordings

Today at work, I put on Warehouse: Songs and stories, a 1987 album by Husker Du. The songs range from pretty good to fantastic- okay, mostly fantastic, but I was appalled at the sound quality. It was brittle and harsh- midrangey and almost painful to listen to. I had to EQ out a lot of the midrange ...