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by sound for sandwiches
Thu Mar 26, 2015 2:06 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Hairball Audio
Replies: 8
Views: 2187

I just sprang for a Hairball "copper" kit. this will be my first 500 series module and my first "british console style" pre. (they say it is not supposed to be a 1073 clone, merely inspired by that sound.) I've done a fair bit of building and modding and have the right tools so I don't expect to hav...
by sound for sandwiches
Thu Mar 26, 2015 1:51 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: One SM-57 or Six Clones?
Replies: 28
Views: 3958

My only experience with "clone" sm57 mics was in a live situation, not studio, but the difference in sound between them and a real 57 were night and day. I don't remember what brand but the guy who bought them was bragging about how cheap they were for "the same thing, just made in china". They were...
by sound for sandwiches
Tue Mar 17, 2015 12:13 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Where did all the smart, funny & nice people go?
Replies: 98
Views: 21993

I've never been a particularly active member as far as posting, but I do value my connection to this place and usually click through once a week or so to see what people are talking about. My recording activities tend to ebb and flow too, so when I am gearing up for a project or in the middle of som...
by sound for sandwiches
Wed Dec 17, 2014 1:42 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Can you recommend SDC pair for drum overheads?
Replies: 24
Views: 4100

tonewoods wrote:
nobody, really wrote:I've had good... er, decent results with EV635's. Get them real close.
+1...
+2... my go to drum OH for hardcore and punk is a mono 635a.
by sound for sandwiches
Wed Feb 29, 2012 11:50 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Tasteful Distortion in Punk and Hardcore recordings
Replies: 12
Views: 2676

Nice to see LBAL and tragedy getting some love here. My feeling on the trend towards overall distortion in a lot of recent punk/HC/garage records, is that it can either feel gratuitous and gimmicky, or, like in the example you posted, it can be an attempt to make the record feel as much like the liv...
by sound for sandwiches
Wed Feb 22, 2012 8:28 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Troubleshooting a Noisy Guitar Amp
Replies: 10
Views: 2455

IS it 60hz type noise or something else? did the noise come on strong after being quiet previously, or emerge slowly with time? has the amp been modded or worked on recently? I can think of a few things- dirty or damaged input jack, bad power supply caps (unlikely in a newish amp) but more info woul...
by sound for sandwiches
Fri Jan 27, 2012 11:03 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: 1/2" 8 track in Chicago?
Replies: 1
Views: 618

Theo- PM sent.
by sound for sandwiches
Fri Jan 20, 2012 8:47 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: RE20 vs D12 Bass Cab Mic
Replies: 22
Views: 5549

When my RE20 was stolen about a year ago, I replaced it with a heil PR40. The main intended application for both mics was bass cab, which they both do well, but I think I like the PR40 a little better, at least I can get a sound that work for me a little quicker with it. I have also gotten good resu...
by sound for sandwiches
Thu Sep 22, 2011 12:27 pm
Forum: Buy/Sell/Trade
Topic: FS: M-audio profire lightbridge, alesis AI3
Replies: 1
Views: 2087

Bump, Lightbridge sold, the AI-3 is still available.

edit 9/26/11- all sold. Thanks!
by sound for sandwiches
Tue Sep 20, 2011 11:53 am
Forum: Buy/Sell/Trade
Topic: FS: M-audio profire lightbridge, alesis AI3
Replies: 1
Views: 2087

FS: M-audio profire lightbridge, alesis AI3

Good people, I have two pieces for sale. I am not the original owner on either but they have been well taken care of. I am located in chicago and would prefer local P/u but will ship upon cleared check or paypal payment- shipping is buyer's responsibility. I will consider offers, especially on a dea...
by sound for sandwiches
Fri Dec 03, 2010 9:04 am
Forum: Listen to Music
Topic: magical sharp/flat vocal moments.
Replies: 19
Views: 6108

pretty much anything by Dead Moon- guitars and vocals. Now that Fred Cole is functionally deaf, it's even worse on the new records by Pierced Arrows. I liked it in Dead Moon, but now I find it distracting.
by sound for sandwiches
Thu Dec 02, 2010 12:43 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: varnish on raw wood
Replies: 4
Views: 1512

What's your motivation to finish the wood? Are you unhappy with the way it looks? Or do you think the room needs improvement in its sonic character? Also what kind of wood is it? planed or rough sawn?
by sound for sandwiches
Fri Nov 19, 2010 1:31 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Creative Album marketing to motivate sales in today's market
Replies: 15
Views: 3546

I totally agree that there's no substitute for touring to move units. But I would throw a positive spin on that by suggesting that people buy things at shows as a souvenir of the live experience- some might get the t shirt but others might get the CD or whatever. I have definitely gone to see bands ...
by sound for sandwiches
Tue Nov 16, 2010 8:16 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Starting to get scary...
Replies: 36
Views: 10478

Having tech skills and a creative background, you'd probably fit in well at a college or University in tech support- The School of the Art Institute and Columbia College hire regularly, full and part time. but there are many other schools in the area too. It may not be engineering, but at least you'...
by sound for sandwiches
Sat Oct 30, 2010 8:30 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: I need ideas for building a lazy susan for a drum kit
Replies: 18
Views: 5355

How flat and smooth is the floor that this riser will sit on? That will have a lot of impact on how easy it is to spin, and what technology would work best. I would add to the "slick" camp if the floor is reasonably flat and smooth. Buy a chunk of 1/2" thick UHMW plastic from McMaster-carr or anoher...