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by BenjaminWells
Thu Apr 07, 2011 6:36 pm
Forum: Listen to Music
Topic: A live performance, by a community band, in a snow storm
Replies: 0
Views: 779

A live performance, by a community band, in a snow storm

I played a very fun, very cold concert last Sunday. I posted the pics and songs on our web site here:
http://pinebeatles.com

The story is documented in part on this thread (page 2):
http://messageboard.tapeop.com/viewtopic.php?t=75574
by BenjaminWells
Thu Apr 07, 2011 6:28 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: How best to explain to the banjo player...
Replies: 32
Views: 9810

Pictures and songs from the day...

To follow up, I have posted pictures and recordings from the experience on our bandcamp page here:
http://pinebeatles.com
by BenjaminWells
Tue Apr 05, 2011 12:10 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: BLA MK2 Black, Red and White
Replies: 24
Views: 8511

signal path

So, the little audio-in jack on Mac Book Pros and iMacs is actually an optical in. This makes it really easy to use one of these: http://www.amazon.com/StarTech-com-THIN-TOSLINK-MINIPLUG-THINTOSMIN6/dp/tech-data/B00016W6Y6 to go from a converter like the BLA MK2 Sparrow to a DAW. I'd love to hear fr...
by BenjaminWells
Mon Apr 04, 2011 7:38 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: How best to explain to the banjo player...
Replies: 32
Views: 9810

Epic show...

First of all, I can't thank everyone enough for the great wisdom. This is a great community. Banjo player left the new toy at home and played wonderfully. So, the gig went off like this: the day before the show I received word that the other warm-up band had a "scheduling conflict" and wouldn't be p...
by BenjaminWells
Mon Apr 04, 2011 3:31 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: BLA MK2 Black, Red and White
Replies: 24
Views: 8511

BLA MK2 Black, Red and White

Just wondering about your educated thoughts on these:
http://www.blacklionaudio.com/content.php?p=35

Am I correct that these only have SPDIF out? If so, how best can I get the signal from it to my DAW? Many thanks.
by BenjaminWells
Fri Apr 01, 2011 1:56 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: How best to explain to the banjo player...
Replies: 32
Views: 9810

e-mail

Snarl 12/8 wrote:you really, really shouldn't be handling something this sensitive via email. He should be seeing the concern in your eyes, and vice versa.
Another good point. I'll call him to get together.
by BenjaminWells
Fri Apr 01, 2011 11:22 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: How best to explain to the banjo player...
Replies: 32
Views: 9810

thank yous

Thanks for this. Yes, I see. Maybe we just need to set up the preamp properly, so that the louder volume isn't screechy. I'll have a look at it tonight I think.
by BenjaminWells
Fri Apr 01, 2011 8:37 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: How best to explain to the banjo player...
Replies: 32
Views: 9810

Reasoning with the banjo player...

Good idea.
by BenjaminWells
Fri Apr 01, 2011 8:14 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: How best to explain to the banjo player...
Replies: 32
Views: 9810

How best to explain to the banjo player...

So the banjo player gets a new toy; a stomp box that allows him to raise and lower his own volume on stage. At our last gig, this resulted in the most hideous, chill down the spine inducing, calamity I've ever encountered. Every time he pressed it, the only thing being amplified was the sound of his...
by BenjaminWells
Fri Oct 22, 2010 11:05 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: MacBook Air Updated
Replies: 7
Views: 1673

Air for recording...

Yep, you are probably right. I still wonder how the flash drive would perform. I'm assuming that the read / write times would be much better... unless there's a technical issue I'm not aware of.
by BenjaminWells
Fri Oct 22, 2010 8:54 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: MacBook Air Updated
Replies: 7
Views: 1673

MacBook Air Updated

I wonder how the new MacBook Air would perform for recording. Specifically, I'm wondering how the flash memory, instead of a hard drive, would perform. Certainly, the lack of connectivity, i.e. no firewire, is a downer. But at the $999 price point, it's tempting.
by BenjaminWells
Wed Aug 25, 2010 7:08 pm
Forum: Buy/Sell/Trade
Topic: SOLD FS Neumann TLM 103
Replies: 3
Views: 994

FS Neumann TLM 103

Now $900. Still includes shipping.
by BenjaminWells
Wed Aug 18, 2010 8:12 pm
Forum: Buy/Sell/Trade
Topic: SOLD FS Neumann TLM 103
Replies: 3
Views: 994

SOLD FS Neumann TLM 103

I have a Neumann TLM 103 that I've used maybe three times since buying it new. It comes with hard case (with foam configured for a pair), Neumann shock mount and manual. Super quiet, large diaphragm, transformer-less, sounds great. Asking $950. Includes shipping.
by BenjaminWells
Tue May 25, 2010 9:26 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Omni Recommendations For String Band
Replies: 27
Views: 5981

Thanks everyone for all of the helpful input, suggestions and constructive comments. I'm glad you like the thread... it's a fascinating project to record onto one mic.
by BenjaminWells
Tue May 11, 2010 7:29 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Omni Recommendations For String Band
Replies: 27
Views: 5981

Ha!

Funny! And it's great how you are all confirming things we discussed while recording. Thank you. That new banjo is really loud. The banjo player was sitting in a chair, down below the mic and about 5 feet away. The mic was placed a little below fiddle level for the short fiddle player, and she was r...