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by moogplayer
Thu Jun 26, 2003 9:10 am
Forum: 5/03-2/05: General Recording
Topic: Best 2 Channels of Pre w/Comp for $2000 or less (??)
Replies: 22
Views: 4102

Re: Best 2 Channels of Pre w/Comp for $2000 or less (??)

I tried out the DVC at NAMM. Fed a guitar through it and my god what a killer tone. When I get the $$ I'm gonna get it.
by moogplayer
Tue Jun 24, 2003 7:49 pm
Forum: 5/03-2/05: General Recording
Topic: Stereo Buss Compression
Replies: 29
Views: 3643

Re: Stereo Buss Compression

PREC does make very high end broadcast gear. I believe their HQ is still in San Diego. Yes, their compressors are cool, especailly the multiband models... How about the UREI 1178? I used to use that on buss compression and found it OK but not killer. I tried the DBX 162 and found it better on drum b...
by moogplayer
Mon Jun 23, 2003 8:01 pm
Forum: 5/03-2/05: General Recording
Topic: hey, new macs are landing!!...
Replies: 19
Views: 1855

Re: hey, new macs are landing!!...

Yup, I think Apple is making a bold statement with these fireburners. Up to 8gig RAM???! Wow, I'm impressed. Bring 'em on. I need a G5 yesterday!!!
by moogplayer
Mon Jun 23, 2003 1:45 pm
Forum: 5/03-2/05: General Recording
Topic: 1" 8 track vs. 1/2" 8 track
Replies: 68
Views: 23465

Re: 1" 8 track vs. 1/2" 8 track

This is a debate we've covered quite a bit. From my own personal experience, I remember upgrading from a Tascam 1" MS16 to a 3M 2" M56 machine, with everything else being equal. I was immediately blown away by the tone of the 3M. It was like a curtain was lifted. My speakers were pushing air. My mic...
by moogplayer
Thu Jun 19, 2003 9:02 pm
Forum: 5/03-2/05: General Recording
Topic: Hitachi Boombox
Replies: 13
Views: 2605

Re: Hitachi Boombox

probably some older model. I remember having an older early 80s Panasonic that had a built-in mic, manual recording level, and even a VU meter! They made 'em pretty cool back in the day...
by moogplayer
Wed Jun 18, 2003 9:16 pm
Forum: 5/03-2/05: General Recording
Topic: help me spend $1150!
Replies: 10
Views: 2053

Re: help me spend $1150!

I think I'd trust Mike Rivers & get the 200B. Are you paying shipping on that? If so, there's $50. Next I'd get a pair of Tannoy Reveal Monitors ($325). That's $875, leaving you $275. Not enough for an 8ch soundcard. But in a month or two you can get one...
by moogplayer
Mon Jun 16, 2003 9:09 am
Forum: 5/03-2/05: General Recording
Topic: TELEFUNK M15A
Replies: 4
Views: 510

Re: TELEFUNK M15A

The M15 line spans from 1/4" 2-track to full-blown 2" 32 track. These are very smooth sounding machines with discrete electronics and are quite rare here in the states. Gotham used to distribute these models. I passed on a 24-track M15 about 8 years ago for $10K, but the thing sounded so incredible ...
by moogplayer
Sat Jun 14, 2003 5:43 pm
Forum: 5/03-2/05: General Recording
Topic: 1" 8 track vs. 1/2" 8 track
Replies: 68
Views: 23465

Re: 1" 8 track vs. 1/2" 8 track

A lot of us folks record onto digital, mix to analog, and return to the digital arena for mastering. It does make a difference, but how much I don't know. Tape speed plays a big part of it. I like a lot of low end so I mix to 15ips analog (from ADATS). Makes things bigger. Now...I believe that nothi...
by moogplayer
Thu Jun 12, 2003 3:12 pm
Forum: 5/03-2/05: General Recording
Topic: 1" 8 track vs. 1/2" 8 track
Replies: 68
Views: 23465

Re: 1" 8 track vs. 1/2" 8 track

Some things to consider: The pro 1" machines have better front-end electronics with much better sound potential than the Tascam and Fostex models. A neglected or miscalibrated 1" deck may sound inferior to a properly calibrated 1/2" machine. Key point: maintainance is crucial Costs: 1" 8-tracks are ...
by moogplayer
Thu Jun 05, 2003 1:47 pm
Forum: 5/03-2/05: General Recording
Topic: Shure SM7: Your Opinions
Replies: 11
Views: 1749

Re: Shure SM7: Your Opinions

Should you ever record voice-over talent for a living then you can't go wrong with the SM7. I use one almost daily in a video post environment. Nice big sound. Tried it on kcik drum a few times with success - close to a 421 in that regard.
by moogplayer
Wed Jun 04, 2003 4:47 pm
Forum: 5/03-2/05: General Recording
Topic: earwax candles and other witchcraft!!!
Replies: 44
Views: 19907

Re: earwax candles and other witchcraft!!!

Recently my right ear was clogging up on me periodically - mostly at night. I thought it was kinda cool becuase I could sleep on one side and not hear anything (and I live in a party town). Then the other ear clogged up. Having two ears closed was the worst. I was going absolutely insane. Got my ear...
by moogplayer
Sun Jun 01, 2003 2:19 pm
Forum: 5/03-2/05: General Recording
Topic: Fun with 12 Track Recorder(s)
Replies: 5
Views: 727

Re: Fun with 12 Track Recorder(s)

I used to have that exact setup. Really clean and warm analog sound for what it was - 1/2" 12-track. Tape is getting hard to find. If you live near LA there's a place called VST in Pasadena (area code 626) & they're the authority on these machines. As of two years ago, they were still selling blank ...
by moogplayer
Sun May 25, 2003 9:43 am
Forum: 5/03-2/05: General Recording
Topic: ADAT hatred?
Replies: 11
Views: 1122

Re: ADAT hatred?

I use 2 blacface ADATS on a regular basis, and I actually prefer the sound and the 1/4" connects to the newer XT machines with RCAs. Yes, your front end does matter when recording to this medium. But that doesn't mean you need to spend some $2K on a mic pre to compensate.
by moogplayer
Sat May 10, 2003 7:59 pm
Forum: 5/03-2/05: General Recording
Topic: Best 2 track tape deck for cheap???
Replies: 14
Views: 1988

Re: Best 2 track tape deck for cheap???

I can't think of any * small * 1/2" 2-track decks. Most have big footprints. But don't underestimate 1/4" 2-track. Studer B67, Otari MX5050 mkIII, Tascam 42/52. Hell, I mix to an ancient 1976 Teac 25-2 @ 15ips and it beefs up my ADAT recordings...
by moogplayer
Wed May 07, 2003 12:40 pm
Forum: 5/03-2/05: General Recording
Topic: WELCOME!
Replies: 83
Views: 79837

Re: WELCOME!

Awesome job. Just wanted to say that I'm here!