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by stevemoss
Thu Aug 07, 2003 9:27 pm
Forum: 5/03-2/05: General Recording
Topic: [b]unbiased[/b] mic reviews
Replies: 44
Views: 20185

Re: [b]unbiased[/b] mic reviews

Productive night at the grand opening of the Albany Guitar Center... got an Oktava MK219 for $29, and a Bellari tube pre for $49. While neither's really top of the heap, I recorded my last disc a track at a time solely with an SM57 copy (on which I spent almost exactly as much as these 2 pieces), so...
by stevemoss
Thu Aug 07, 2003 9:14 pm
Forum: 5/03-2/05: Off-Topic / Off-Color / Off-the-Cuff
Topic: LP of your life.
Replies: 22
Views: 3898

Re: LP of your life.

Depends... The disc I just finished, Glorified Demos is the closest to me, as I wrote it, and it's introspective and in a way cathartic. If you meant "What album by someone other than you sums up your life or is closest to you on a personal level?", then either To Our Children's Children's Children ...
by stevemoss
Tue Aug 05, 2003 2:22 pm
Forum: 5/03-2/05: General Recording
Topic: echo chambers
Replies: 11
Views: 1002

Re: echo chambers

Yeah - that's exactly what you can do. On the first 'Lord of the Rings' film, the sound team took a laptop loaded up with sound effects and brought it to a series of concrete tunnels in the hills of Wellington, New Zealand and used it as an echo chamber doing exactly that. Every room will give you d...
by stevemoss
Tue Aug 05, 2003 12:59 pm
Forum: 5/03-2/05: Off-Topic / Off-Color / Off-the-Cuff
Topic: Desert Island Beer
Replies: 36
Views: 4759

Re: Desert Island Beer

...by the way: traditional midgets or Oompa-Loompas?
by stevemoss
Tue Aug 05, 2003 12:57 pm
Forum: 5/03-2/05: Off-Topic / Off-Color / Off-the-Cuff
Topic: Desert Island Beer
Replies: 36
Views: 4759

Re: Desert Island Beer

Heineken Dark ...though, being on a desert island with unlimited beer, I'd prolly die of sunstroke before I got to listen to all five albums...
by stevemoss
Tue Aug 05, 2003 6:34 am
Forum: 5/03-2/05: Off-Topic / Off-Color / Off-the-Cuff
Topic: Desert Island Albums...
Replies: 39
Views: 7113

Re: Desert Island Albums...

Jim, if you're looking to get into the Small Faces, I'd suggest picking up the 2-disc compilation The Darlings of Wapping Wharf Launderette - it's got the complete Ogden's Nut Gone Flake album, as well as containing most of the album that preceded it, the rarities collection that followed it, and a ...
by stevemoss
Mon Aug 04, 2003 6:08 pm
Forum: 5/03-2/05: Off-Topic / Off-Color / Off-the-Cuff
Topic: Desert Island Albums...
Replies: 39
Views: 7113

The Desert Island Five

American Beauty/Workingman's Dead - The Grateful Dead : 2-for-1 cassette bought at Record Town that never leaves my car (so how it would make it to a deserted island with me raises many deep questions) OK Computer - Radiohead Green - R.E.M. : accompanied me to Israel and on nearly every other trip ...
by stevemoss
Mon Aug 04, 2003 8:54 am
Forum: 5/03-2/05: General Recording
Topic: Worst guitar tones ever
Replies: 75
Views: 14697

Re: Worst guitar tones ever

One of the "worst" tones I can think of offhand is Dave Navarro's scratchy solo on the Chili Peppers' Walkabout. It's absolutely ugly... and yet it fascinates me and I love it.
by stevemoss
Mon Aug 04, 2003 8:52 am
Forum: 5/03-2/05: General Recording
Topic: Can someone answer some really basic questions for me?
Replies: 17
Views: 7581

Re: Can someone answer some really basic questions for me?

1 : The basic idea is to get your tracks down as loudly as possible without clipping/distortion. There's no exact number to aim for, other than: If you're recording on an analog system, knocking the needle into the red is alright (in fact, folks often exploit that) - just try not to keep it pegged ...
by stevemoss
Mon Aug 04, 2003 6:26 am
Forum: 5/03-2/05: General Recording
Topic: [b]unbiased[/b] mic reviews
Replies: 44
Views: 20185

Re: unbiased mic reviews

Glad to find this discussion going on. Those reviews were pretty helpful; there's a Guitar Center opening up near me (Albany, NY) on Thursday, and they're going to have Oktava MK-219s on sale for $29. I was afraid that was a too-good-to-be-true price, but all I've seen so far seems really favorable.
by stevemoss
Sun Aug 03, 2003 6:27 pm
Forum: 5/03-2/05: Music & MP3s
Topic: The new kid in town would like your thoughts...
Replies: 10
Views: 4070

The new kid in town would (still) like your thoughts...

In addition to Without You and Sullivan Street , here's a few others: - From Now On - aiming for a ~1968 fuzzed-out feel; all electric guitars recorded using a Smokey amp miked from various orientations while inside a metal bucket. - Tonight - mid-sixties pop. Chunky acoustic strumming, and a semi-c...
by stevemoss
Sun Aug 03, 2003 5:54 pm
Forum: 5/03-2/05: General Recording
Topic: Baby Taylor acoustic guitar
Replies: 5
Views: 498

Re: Baby Taylor acoustic guitar

A Baby Taylor's been on my want-list for quite a while (in part because you can get a lefty at no additional charge). To my recollection, listening to a sales clerk demo righties for me, all of the sitka spruce-topped Babies sounded very similar. While the exotic wood sides and back are visually ple...
by stevemoss
Thu Jul 31, 2003 1:48 pm
Forum: 5/03-2/05: Music & MP3s
Topic: mellow mid-fi music
Replies: 6
Views: 3109

Re: mellow mid-fi music

I really like these songs.

They seem well recorded, and though you say you needed to do a lot of EQing, I think it all sounds like a good blend. The only oddness was some buzz on "The Unlucky Doberman" in the right side of the stereo image.
by stevemoss
Sun Jul 27, 2003 1:27 pm
Forum: 5/03-2/05: General Recording
Topic: "ready-made" feedback guitar?
Replies: 39
Views: 5052

Re: "ready-made" feedback guitar?

Sandpaper of almost any kind would likely be too much for the strings to deal with. On a real hurdy gurdy, they use a wheel that's been coated in rosin. Also, a real hurdy gurdy has keys to control the pitch of a few of the strings (like an autoharp) while other drone strings go all the time. Theore...
by stevemoss
Sun Jul 27, 2003 1:14 pm
Forum: 5/03-2/05: General Recording
Topic: Sixties Records
Replies: 43
Views: 13075

Re: Sixties Records

Astrodan makes some really good suggestions. Extreme stereo separation, with drums/bass hard-panned to one side and guitars/vocals hard-panned to the other side (or, for the really good singers: everything except the vocals to one side, and vocals/hand percussion to the other) is instant nostalgia. ...