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by Aj
Fri Feb 05, 2010 6:26 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: [Group Buy Mic] Ouch... Group Buy mic just SHOCKED me!
Replies: 13
Views: 2354

Will do. I'm really wondering what could have suddenly caused this problem. They worked fine the day before, and they have not been moved or jostled. Also, I'm not very comfortable working inside power supplies - inside microphones, no problem - but in power supplies, I worry about voltage. I will b...
by Aj
Fri Feb 05, 2010 12:08 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Black Sabbath In The Studio Info??
Replies: 38
Views: 8520

We need more vintage studio photos of dotted acoustic tile. It will explain everything. (Or prove our collective insanity.)
by Aj
Fri Feb 05, 2010 11:58 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: [Group Buy Mic] Ouch... Group Buy mic just SHOCKED me!
Replies: 13
Views: 2354

[Group Buy Mic] Ouch... Group Buy mic just SHOCKED me!

Well, I was afraid something like this would happen. I've got a pair of those TNC ACM-310 pencil tube condenser mics, and last night - during a nylon string guitar overdub session, no less - one of them started buzzing suspiciously in the monitors. It wasn't a super loud buzz, but noticable - like s...
by Aj
Fri Feb 05, 2010 9:54 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Black Sabbath In The Studio Info??
Replies: 38
Views: 8520

noeqplease wrote:And that might be the secret of why the vocals would sit well in the mix... the instruments had less of those frequencies... hmmmmmm....
That's all the justification I need! I'm getting rid of my OC703 tomorrow!

They look so cool I'm almost serious.
by Aj
Thu Feb 04, 2010 10:26 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Black Sabbath In The Studio Info??
Replies: 38
Views: 8520

I completely agree that they are the coolest. Please, someone justify their meager acoustic properties so I can get a box! I already have a 12 x 12" grid ceiling.

Especially these, with the offset holes - retro awesome:

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by Aj
Mon Jan 04, 2010 1:25 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: TNC mic "lineage"?
Replies: 27
Views: 9674

I'm wondering if the lollipop shape (and the relatively open/exposed capsule, as compared to a U87 style mic body) has something to do with it's less shrill top end.
by Aj
Sat Jan 02, 2010 5:11 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: TNC mic "lineage"?
Replies: 27
Views: 9674

Well, I tried them on piano - a big old Steinway upright. Sounded very nice, but once I got them onto drum kit, I never moved them. They seem to have a soft top, almost ribbon like. Works very well on my house kit (a mid-'60s Rogers). I would love another pair, actually. They seem to be the rare Chi...
by Aj
Fri Jan 01, 2010 10:52 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: TNC mic "lineage"?
Replies: 27
Views: 9674

I too have a pair of the TNC ACM-100s. I believe they are knock-offs of the Audix piano mics. These: http://www.sweetwater.com/store/detail/SCX25aPS/ Can't recall where I heard that... probably from asking way back when the group buy got under way. Curious what you use your's for? I've been happy wi...
by Aj
Thu Dec 10, 2009 5:38 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: DIY Effect Pedal Kits-with bonus!
Replies: 23
Views: 9565

Don't forget BYOC....

http://www.buildyourownclone.com/

They have a great forum area. You might ask there.
by Aj
Wed Dec 02, 2009 1:53 pm
Forum: Listen to Music
Topic: List your Bandcamp page
Replies: 456
Views: 132908

Open Jam at drawingroom

I host a semi-regular "open jam" at my studio. We mike up all the instruments, invite a bunch of musicians over (often former/current/future clients), and everyone plays for 5+ hours, pure improv. Usually goes until 3-4 in the morning. Only rule is nothing can be prepared. It's a great way to meet t...
by Aj
Wed Dec 02, 2009 12:37 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Pomplamoose, VideoSongs, etc: Anyone know how it's done?
Replies: 6
Views: 1733

Yeah, I get that it would be easiest to film them miming the tune after it's done. But I don't think that's what going on - in one of their interviews, they specifically talk about keeping things authentic and not doing that. And I'm also not so sure I get how it would be be easy to edit live footag...
by Aj
Wed Dec 02, 2009 11:32 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Pomplamoose, VideoSongs, etc: Anyone know how it's done?
Replies: 6
Views: 1733

Pomplamoose, VideoSongs, etc: Anyone know how it's done?

I'm fascinated with those little Pomplamoose clips, mostly because it so closely documents my own favorite way of producing music (lots of inspiration, lots of cool weird instruments ready-to-go, spontaneous melodies, etc). My question though - what is their process for producing the VIDEO part of i...
by Aj
Wed Nov 18, 2009 6:24 pm
Forum: Buy/Sell/Trade
Topic: Altec 1592B
Replies: 8
Views: 1896

Hey, I've got an old Altec 1592 (a 1592A, actually). What are you planning on doing with yours? Modding it? Using it stock for xxx?

I've never really used mine much, and have wondered if it's worth keeping/tweaking, or selling at some point.
by Aj
Fri Nov 13, 2009 8:27 pm
Forum: Tape Op Magazine
Topic: What a difference a Decade makes. (TapeOp) Volume II
Replies: 10
Views: 3430

I often think the word "bright" has taken a reputation nosedive not unlike the term "liberal". In the 70s/80s, there was no problem with describing something as bright. Now it's almost an insult!
by Aj
Mon Nov 09, 2009 11:35 pm
Forum: Listen to Music
Topic: November 10th, 1975
Replies: 37
Views: 10896

"Fitzgerald" might be the first single I ever bought. I can't remember if it was that one, or "Bohemian Rhapsody". Definitely one of those two. I was 7-8 years old, growing up in Michigan in the mid-'70s, when the Lightfoot song came out. It was the talk of the playground at Leonard Elementary, beli...