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by mikey_grapes
Tue Oct 21, 2014 8:35 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Upcoming session using 4 mics
Replies: 15
Views: 3341

kslight wrote:Truthfully if I was gonna submix depending on how many inputs into that...I would mono overhead drums and bring in a spot kick and snare mic, all into one input...and mono mic everything else onto their own channel.
thank you! that is helpful.
by mikey_grapes
Tue Oct 21, 2014 6:55 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Upcoming session using 4 mics
Replies: 15
Views: 3341

Me, I'd get a submixer. I mean, you can obviously do it any of the ways you mention, but if I wan't submixing (say, the stereo drums and piano), I'd probably do the "one mic each" thing. But then, I'm a guitar player. :twisted: Oh yeah, I have one of those. So stereo drums and piano through the sub...
by mikey_grapes
Tue Oct 21, 2014 6:43 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Upcoming session using 4 mics
Replies: 15
Views: 3341

Upcoming session using 4 mics

Hi! This weekend I'm doing a bare-bones session, recording myself (vox & acoustic gtr), a grand piano, and a small drum kit. I only have four mic inputs. Thinking about using a matched pair of Rode NT5 small condensers on the kit (glyn johns method), an SM81 small condenser overhead on the piano, an...
by mikey_grapes
Tue Oct 15, 2013 7:04 am
Forum: Listen to Music
Topic: Made on a 488MKii and pressed to vinyl
Replies: 60
Views: 25352

New tracks

Wanted to mention that the same group of fellas who played on this record convened once again in 2013 for recording sessions at Cleveland musician/engineer Brian Straw's studio, Ohio Ready Mix. The two tracks from that project, 'DAWN' and 'ONE HUNDRED PERCENT' are up at http://mikeuva.bandcamp.com ....
by mikey_grapes
Fri Jun 07, 2013 5:56 am
Forum: Listen to Music
Topic: Made on a 488MKii and pressed to vinyl
Replies: 60
Views: 25352

austin wrote:Man, this sounds cool. You can really feel the vibe of the room.

I have a 488 MKII too. I love that thing!
Austin, just checked out your 488 page, enjoying THE SPEED OF LIGHT EP right now. Cool tunes!
by mikey_grapes
Fri May 03, 2013 8:08 am
Forum: Listen to Music
Topic: Made on a 488MKii and pressed to vinyl
Replies: 60
Views: 25352

Okay, that makes sense. Lastly...is there any difference between the cassettes loaded with BASF versus the one loaded that you linked to? Thanks unsure, but here's info about BASF etc: http://tapetardis.wordpress.com/2012/05/15/the-type-ii-chrome-bias-audio-cassette/ also a tapeop thread recommendi...
by mikey_grapes
Fri May 03, 2013 7:34 am
Forum: Listen to Music
Topic: Made on a 488MKii and pressed to vinyl
Replies: 60
Views: 25352

Thank you. Any specific reason to choose the 22 minute variety? I realize you don't want longer than 60... For example, they have 60 minute ones here: http://www.deltamedia.com/CPX-60.html?leftmenu=blankmedianav Mostly convenience (just having one song per tape makes it easier to keep organized) an...
by mikey_grapes
Fri May 03, 2013 7:02 am
Forum: Listen to Music
Topic: Made on a 488MKii and pressed to vinyl
Replies: 60
Views: 25352

Sounds great...not something I'd buy but the recordings are good. I just picked up a 688.. What cassettes are you using? I bought bulk, a case of 100 hi-bias tapes. You can get them in different lengths, these ones are 11 minutes per side, perfect for 4-tracking: http://www.deltamedia.com/1C022CS.h...
by mikey_grapes
Fri May 03, 2013 5:48 am
Forum: Listen to Music
Topic: Made on a 488MKii and pressed to vinyl
Replies: 60
Views: 25352

very nice recording.. nice music too cassettes can truly sound better than most people think sounds way better than most music you hear on various message boards where everything sounds the same and is extremly .."fake" sounding with too much treble it just feels good and musical peace thanks for l...
by mikey_grapes
Wed Apr 10, 2013 12:21 pm
Forum: Listen to Music
Topic: Made on a 488MKii and pressed to vinyl
Replies: 60
Views: 25352

I have to say...this is overwhelmingly the best response I've ever seen on a "Listen to My Stuff" thread. Usually it's crickets or one off handing remark. this should tell you that you've made something great. Nice. Overall, the biggest response to the album has been on the TOMB. Much appreciated!
by mikey_grapes
Mon Apr 01, 2013 5:11 am
Forum: Listen to Music
Topic: Made on a 488MKii and pressed to vinyl
Replies: 60
Views: 25352

Mike, I've never heard of you before but it took all of 20 seconds for me to decide to buy the vinyl. Really great work here. Sound, writing, performances, all fantastic and it hangs together so beautifully. I rarely, RARELY buy records with so little knowledge or reference, but I could instantly f...
by mikey_grapes
Thu Mar 28, 2013 8:20 am
Forum: Listen to Music
Topic: Made on a 488MKii and pressed to vinyl
Replies: 60
Views: 25352

kung_fu_elvis wrote:Overall, the songs are great, and the arrangements are there for the song... Over half the battle was won right there.

You could have recorded this to carrier pigeon, and it still would have been fantastic... many kudos.
recording next one on voicemail. thanks elvis!
by mikey_grapes
Mon Mar 18, 2013 7:59 am
Forum: Listen to Music
Topic: Made on a 488MKii and pressed to vinyl
Replies: 60
Views: 25352

HuskerDude wrote:The record came in the mail today, it looks and sounds fantastic. Nice one, man.
HuskerD, glad you dig it! Thanks for picking up a vinyl.
by mikey_grapes
Mon Mar 11, 2013 7:01 am
Forum: Listen to Music
Topic: Made on a 488MKii and pressed to vinyl
Replies: 60
Views: 25352

DaveZula wrote:This album sounds fantastic. What an inspiration for a fellow analog enthusiast. I am planning to do a funk record on a cassette 8 track pretty soon and I hope it sounds half as cool as this.

-Dave
thanks! i look forward to hearing that record
by mikey_grapes
Tue Feb 05, 2013 5:19 am
Forum: Listen to Music
Topic: Made on a 488MKii and pressed to vinyl
Replies: 60
Views: 25352

thanks benny!