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by thunderboy
Thu Feb 02, 2012 7:14 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Strange Wireless Mic Question....
Replies: 25
Views: 3793

You said this was a live event and that you will be amplifying the signal? Where will the PA be in relation to the mic?
by thunderboy
Tue Apr 12, 2011 10:37 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Mbox 3 Pro - "hardware not detected"
Replies: 0
Views: 1545

Mbox 3 Pro - "hardware not detected"

Hi all - Deciding it was time to upgrade from my Mbox mini, I purchased an Mbox 3 Pro a couple of weeks ago. So far, all attempts to get any of my computers to see it have failed. All computers are PCs, are well above spec for PTLE 8.04 (I have been running PT on two of them for years, and the newer...
by thunderboy
Tue Apr 12, 2011 10:21 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Better than SM58 for vocals but not too sensitive?
Replies: 31
Views: 4808

Re: Better than SM58 for vocals but not too sensitive?

Another caveat to keep in mind is that the sphere of sensitivity is around 20' for a condenser mic and around 5' for a dynamic. Therefore, your super or hypercardioid mic should be a dynamic. Assuming gain settings for equal output, no difference in "depth of pickup" between condensor and dynamic. ...
by thunderboy
Sat Feb 26, 2011 12:57 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Convert a footswitch to a button on the end of a cable?
Replies: 5
Views: 2056

Just don't get carried away...

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jt
by thunderboy
Sat Feb 26, 2011 12:52 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: What's this worth?
Replies: 10
Views: 1562

Jesus Christ, dude - just answer the question!

jt
by thunderboy
Sat Feb 26, 2011 12:41 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Laptop Shimmy Shake!
Replies: 2
Views: 967

The economical solution is racquet balls. You'll need to build a platform incorporating them, but it's probably still far cheaper than those shock-absorbing feet that are marketed toward DJs. I've used this method a bunch, and it was suggested to me by LTJ Bukem, who like LOTS of bass on stage. For ...
by thunderboy
Fri Feb 18, 2011 2:26 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Distorting live vocals...
Replies: 33
Views: 5602

I mix for a living. If you plug a distortion pedal into my PA I will hurt you. No, you won't. So will any engineer with any sense of pride in thier work. No, we won't. Plug that mic into a guitar amp and get it howling and moaning real nice... Then I can mic it up AND give you a good level in your ...
by thunderboy
Sat Sep 25, 2010 7:48 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: pitch shifter on kick
Replies: 6
Views: 2171

Sometimes I'll have the kick drum key a gated sine wave at 34-40Hz to add some 808 balls. Similar effect I think, and pretty easy to do.

jt
by thunderboy
Thu Sep 23, 2010 7:26 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: The Keane Piano Sound
Replies: 9
Views: 2236

I toured with their support this Summer - there are a few racks full of synths/samplers as well as a few MBPs sidestage, but yeah, it's the CP70. Sounds like they slipped a mic in there too, similar to the way some folks mic the strings of an electric guitar. Side note: super-nice guys, great musici...
by thunderboy
Sat Aug 28, 2010 11:30 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: here's one
Replies: 2
Views: 968

dsw wrote:makes sense, those things reject from the back and sides like crazy. nice discvoery!
Well, not from the back - there's a fairly prominent lobe there, being a hypercardioid and all.

jt
by thunderboy
Sat Aug 28, 2010 11:27 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Do almost deaf people mix?
Replies: 14
Views: 2581

David Torn lost the function of his right ear back in the early 90's. He seems to do fine!

jt
by thunderboy
Sat May 29, 2010 10:14 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: M/S Recording Alternative?
Replies: 35
Views: 6065

Re: M/S Recording Alternative?

noeqplease wrote: Now some companies are making phantom powered mics... Would they still be considered "dynamic" ?
Of course! A ribbon is, by nature, a dynamic element. The +48vDC is used to power the head amp.

jt
by thunderboy
Sat May 22, 2010 9:08 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Hilarious and informative blog about recording heavy guitar.
Replies: 14
Views: 3637

Somehow, I knew it would be the SM treatise.

jt
by thunderboy
Sat May 08, 2010 4:07 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: A head's up to anyone who buys a new Rode mic...
Replies: 8
Views: 2973

It is like they made it too loose or something, and this was the patch job to make it work. not a fact, totally just hypothesizing in a crappy libelous way, but it just feels suspect when a manufacturer adds something like this. That's gotta be it. I dunno - I have had plenty of issues with Neutrik...
by thunderboy
Sat Apr 17, 2010 11:50 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: What's the cheapest mic that really wowed you?
Replies: 59
Views: 13470

Many come to mind (and have been mentioned here already), but the cheapest mics I ever bought turned out to be the most interesting - a pair of MXL Cubes. Goofy-looking, bizarre polar pattern, fairly sensitive, yet I've gotten a LOT of mileage out of them. Mostly on guitar and overhead in a live set...