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by williamsongs
Thu Nov 18, 2010 8:56 am
Forum: Buy/Sell/Trade
Topic: Recording Snakes
Replies: 3
Views: 981

PM Sent...
by williamsongs
Wed Nov 03, 2010 2:27 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: ITB vs. OTB Summing: Two questions
Replies: 3
Views: 1234

Awesome farview, thanks so much! That's exactly what I was thinking and hoping... That the noise floor of the outboard rig makes all these data questions silly. As well, the ITB summing to create stems out seems OK when handled smartly. All in all, a couple of small compromises for a hugely more pro...
by williamsongs
Wed Nov 03, 2010 1:43 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: ITB vs. OTB Summing: Two questions
Replies: 3
Views: 1234

ITB vs. OTB Summing: Two questions

I've been mixing either all ITB with a control surface, or all OTB on console and tape - until now. Now, trying to mix DAW outs on a console, so far so good, but two things come to mind Question 1: With creating stems in the DAW, such as a "stereo drums" stem, and sending various tracks to that outp...
by williamsongs
Mon May 03, 2010 4:34 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: What legacy DAW are you still using?
Replies: 45
Views: 12410

Session 8, a Digidesign/Avid Pro-Tools "Jr" setup from 1995.
8 track limit, 16 bit. Pretty good hardware, converters sound better than anything else I've used in the price range they fit.

Still use em all the time.
by williamsongs
Mon Apr 05, 2010 6:28 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Best Preamp for acoustic guitar in a live setting?
Replies: 8
Views: 3266

I can weigh in on the Pendulum and LR Baggs preamps. I have owned the Pendulum SPS-1 since picking it up from the manufacturer's house in 1995. It has been in trunks of cars, airports and kicked around stages constantly since that time, and is in exactly the same functional condition as it was the d...
by williamsongs
Wed Feb 03, 2010 2:46 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Guitar Amp Question
Replies: 14
Views: 1762

Hey guys, thanks for keeping this going. To clarify, the only tone change I am looking for is in the use of the new speaker cabinet. It is a world of better to me. I don't want to alter the tone of the amplifier, that's not my concern here. I simply do not want to destroy it by using a new cabinet. ...
by williamsongs
Wed Feb 03, 2010 1:14 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Guitar Amp Question
Replies: 14
Views: 1762

Thanks guys, I was beginning to feel like a dolt. That solution is what I had expected, to replace the output transformer with one appropriate for the load it's now going to see. The amp will then only ever feed this 4ohm cabinet, no combining or swapping around again. I'll never use the "external" ...
by williamsongs
Wed Feb 03, 2010 11:32 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Guitar Amp Question
Replies: 14
Views: 1762

Right, right. I was under the impression that at the least, the transformer would need to be changed to deal with the change in speaker demand. Is this right? I would not be running this combo of amp/cabinet without addressing that mismatch first. I'm not looking to toast anything. For now I'll just...
by williamsongs
Wed Feb 03, 2010 11:27 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Not Enough Current From Phantom Power Supply?
Replies: 5
Views: 1036

Yeah, this problem was when using a console's internal 24v supply. Now that we have a different, dedicated phantom supply, no more of that particular problem.
by williamsongs
Wed Feb 03, 2010 10:36 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Guitar Amp Question
Replies: 14
Views: 1762

Guitar Amp Question

Fender '65 Deluxe Reverb REISSUE. I am going to move the amp chassis into a head-only cabinet and use it to drive this very nice Daedalus speaker cabinet. I like the fender clean tone at all volumes with an archtop guitar, and am not interested in having breakup at any volume. Problem is, the amp is...
by williamsongs
Wed Feb 03, 2010 10:30 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Not Enough Current From Phantom Power Supply?
Replies: 5
Views: 1036

I have not really done any sonic comparisons, but when using a pair of 414's with a console with a 24v phantom supply, what we noticed was that only one of the 414's could be switched (pattern, pad, rolloff) all the mics actually worked though, as far as the expected pickup response was concerned. J...
by williamsongs
Mon Feb 01, 2010 3:38 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: NYC acoustic guitar repair
Replies: 10
Views: 1721

Mandolin Brothers (Forest Ave. Staten Island) had a great luthiere the last I knew. But that was 15 years ago. I'd be really surprised if they couldn't take care of that crack for you, though.
by williamsongs
Tue Jan 26, 2010 9:38 am
Forum: Buy/Sell/Trade
Topic: AKG BX-15 Spring Reverb and other goodies
Replies: 9
Views: 3674

PM sent this am.
by williamsongs
Sat Jan 23, 2010 9:55 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Fostex Model 80 flutter problem--main belt? Pinch roller?
Replies: 2
Views: 998

Judas, My upstate neighbor, with the same damn machine no less... I have two of the Model 80's. One for parts, just like you must have a parts VW bus if you actually want to drive one like mine. For a belt when I needed one, you won't believe it - I went to this little old vacuum repair guy in my vi...
by williamsongs
Sun Dec 13, 2009 8:17 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Where to buy new gear with a clean conscience?
Replies: 59
Views: 10131

Judas...
Late answer, sorry I'm 20 minutes east of Syracuse. AKA the cultural doldrums