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by Matt C.
Thu Mar 13, 2014 12:59 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: DIY Spring Reverb Rack?
Replies: 21
Views: 9095

I'm interested, not necessarily in a kit, but just sharing some information about how it was built, circuit design, etc. I've been wanting to build one for a while, although I might just do mono (for the time being at least). I've been reading the Rod Elliot page about the driver and recovery circui...
by Matt C.
Sat Mar 08, 2014 8:28 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Short Mic Stand Recommendations
Replies: 12
Views: 2108

Short Mic Stand Recommendations

I'm getting sick of dealing with flimsy or broken mic stands, and I'm wondering if anyone knows where to get some sturdy, well built short mic stands. Low profile with solid base is best, for micing amps, kick drum, etc. Are there good options that aren't absurdly expensive? or should I keep just us...
by Matt C.
Fri Mar 07, 2014 6:54 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Which single mic for recording the whole kit?
Replies: 18
Views: 3406

I usually use an EV PL9, which is very similar to the re55. I haven't even messed with placement much, above the kit pointing straight down usually sounds great. I like to run it through a tube preamp that's distorting a little bit, then boost the low end a little bit if the kick and toms need to be...
by Matt C.
Fri Feb 28, 2014 7:05 pm
Forum: Buy/Sell/Trade
Topic: Neotek Series 1E pair racked channel strips (mic preamp/EQ)
Replies: 7
Views: 2405

sold
by Matt C.
Mon Feb 24, 2014 6:55 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: thinking of giving up on tape
Replies: 12
Views: 1830

I say ditch the tape machine. I think a person has to either really enjoy tinkering with them when they need fixing, or be willing to spend lots of money have someone else do it. If that's not you, it's probably not worth keeping it around
by Matt C.
Fri Feb 21, 2014 8:37 am
Forum: Buy/Sell/Trade
Topic: Neotek Series 1E pair racked channel strips (mic preamp/EQ)
Replies: 7
Views: 2405

bump for price drop. now $700
by Matt C.
Sun Feb 16, 2014 7:33 am
Forum: Buy/Sell/Trade
Topic: Neotek Series 1E pair racked channel strips (mic preamp/EQ)
Replies: 7
Views: 2405

bump
by Matt C.
Fri Feb 07, 2014 5:21 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Effectiveness of GOBOs in a small room
Replies: 17
Views: 6286

usually I use a MD421 for this, although I've tried other mics (beyer M88, EV re10) with more or less the same results. The size and layout of the room will make it hard to build a properly enclosed booth out of gobos, but I can put the singer up against a (treated) wall, with 2 gobos blocking the d...
by Matt C.
Thu Feb 06, 2014 5:19 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Effectiveness of GOBOs in a small room
Replies: 17
Views: 6286

most of the time I do end up recording the vocals separately, but I've had a lot of projects lately where people really want to do either live vocals, or at least scratch vocals. I'd like to be able to accommodate if possible. Right now, even if I just put up a scratch vocal mic for cues and have no...
by Matt C.
Thu Feb 06, 2014 2:28 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Effectiveness of GOBOs in a small room
Replies: 17
Views: 6286

Effectiveness of GOBOs in a small room

For you acoustics gurus out there, I'm wondering about strategies for sound isolation within a relatively small recording space. My live tracking room is a basement, about 24'x10' with 7' ceilings. I'd like to be able to do live vocals (or at least decent sounding scratch vocals), but in a small spa...
by Matt C.
Mon Feb 03, 2014 4:56 pm
Forum: Buy/Sell/Trade
Topic: Neotek Series 1E pair racked channel strips (mic preamp/EQ)
Replies: 7
Views: 2405

bump for pictures added
by Matt C.
Sat Feb 01, 2014 9:07 am
Forum: Buy/Sell/Trade
Topic: Neotek Series 1E pair racked channel strips (mic preamp/EQ)
Replies: 7
Views: 2405

Neotek Series 1E pair racked channel strips (mic preamp/EQ)

SOLD I'm selling my pair of racked Neotek 1E channel strips. - 3RU case - mic and line inputs - phantom power - added output level control - these are the strips with the extra flexible EQ (4 bands. LF switchable between bell and HPF, both mid bands switchable between normal and high-Q, high band s...
by Matt C.
Thu Jan 30, 2014 7:01 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Cat5 cables for Furman HDS-6
Replies: 5
Views: 1113

not sure specifically how they're failing. nothing as dramatic as the connectors falling off. just developing intermittent connections somewhere along the line. is this the sort of thing I should be looking for? http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16812422023 the description says it ...
by Matt C.
Tue Jan 28, 2014 7:25 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Cat5 cables for Furman HDS-6
Replies: 5
Views: 1113

Cat5 cables for Furman HDS-6

I've had a Furman HDS-6 for a few years now and the Cat5 cables that run to the remotes are perpetually crapping out. Does anyone have any tips for:

1. finding more durable Cat5 cables
2. ways to keep these cables alive longer

thanks.
by Matt C.
Wed Jan 15, 2014 12:35 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: MCI JH110 question
Replies: 2
Views: 665

it seems like a lot of the intermittent problems with these machines are from bad connections with either the red IC sockets or the molex connectors. on top of that, some of the capacitors might be getting old enough to start causing problems. replacing IC sockets and capacitors is sort of tedious b...