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by kslight
Tue Dec 15, 2009 6:51 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: MINI SHOOTOUT: Akai Miniak vs. Microkorg XL
Replies: 10
Views: 5970

To each their own...but I think that most modern synths that you are likely to find at Guitar Center are really too preset-intensive for my interests. Even the really decent digital synths like Nords... I feel extremely restricted on something like a Microkorg...both because of the keyboard size and...
by kslight
Tue Dec 08, 2009 7:43 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Anyone seen the Radial ad in the new TapeOp issue?
Replies: 19
Views: 3893

Yeah I've seen a 2 track Studer on Craigslist here for awhile with the price constantly going down...and there are plenty of studios in Kansas City so apparently they don't want to mess with it either. Personally I think that the maintenance/et cetera would still be an issue with a modern produced m...
by kslight
Tue Dec 08, 2009 7:22 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Duct tape recording
Replies: 5
Views: 2195

And here I am thinking that you'd just figured out how to literally record to a spool of duct tape..now that would be truly amusing. I recorded a bunch of "demos" for a band I was in a few years ago and then we took some time off, and when we came back to them some of my sessions had become scramble...
by kslight
Sun Nov 29, 2009 8:31 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Ever hear about the "PorchBoard"?
Replies: 32
Views: 10113

FYI, Rondomusic.com occasionally sells something similar to this called the "Stomp Box" by SX. It is $15 and is much smaller...looks about the size of a 1590 enclosure...I almost ordered one but they were sold out. It is a piezo and meant to simulate a kick drum through a guitar amp.
by kslight
Sun Nov 29, 2009 8:23 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: how would YOU spend $2,500,000?
Replies: 14
Views: 2576

Yeah that's pretty cheesy...I think I'll flag it to eBay...looks sort of fake/fishy to me...
by kslight
Sat Nov 28, 2009 4:09 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Pro Tools and My Freelancing Future
Replies: 28
Views: 7883

I've been debating the same thing in my head...though I already use Pro Tools M-Powered with a cheesy M-Audio 1814... I'm debating whether recording in Pro Tools is that important, thinking about just getting a Presonus StudioLive and recording to something else, and if I really have to use Pro Tool...
by kslight
Sat Nov 28, 2009 3:59 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: I'd like a cheap analog synth, please
Replies: 56
Views: 15445

Korg DW-8000.EX-8000. Somewhat limited with digital oscillators and env generators (not fast enough for snappy attacks) but huge fat sounding filters. I had a DW-8000 for about a year and I sold it...definitely don't regret that one... I personally would stay away from a broken Arp (unless it was s...
by kslight
Sat Nov 28, 2009 3:50 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: track ball mouses - on windows?
Replies: 2
Views: 1016

I personally would avoid the hassle of ADB->USB because a USB model isn't all that expensive...not to mention that the new trackballs are optical so they work much better. I bought a Logitech trackball about 8 months ago and its awesome...highly recommended, works flawless with XP.
by kslight
Thu Nov 26, 2009 6:18 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: I'd like a cheap analog synth, please
Replies: 56
Views: 15445

Is it difficult to fix analog synths? I've been reading up on electronics and been getting into modifying equipment, so if it's simple like replacing non-surface mount parts I think I'll be ok. I found a broken Arp Odyssey that would be great if I can get it working. Its not so much that it is diff...
by kslight
Thu Nov 26, 2009 8:56 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: I'd like a cheap analog synth, please
Replies: 56
Views: 15445

I think for $300 you are asking a lot...a lot of analog synths that you were able to get in that price range in the late 90s/early 00s have doubled and tripled in value. I had made a nice collection of stuff "back then" because it was cheap, Roland HS-60 (yes it sounds just like a Juno 106, but the ...
by kslight
Thu Nov 26, 2009 8:43 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Opinions on m-audio project mix I/O or similar?
Replies: 7
Views: 2052

I have the M-Audio Firewire 1814, which is essentially the same thing as the Project Mix without the control surface. I think the sound quality is not so great, you can probably get something better today for the same money... Not experienced with any control surface/audio combos besides the obvious...
by kslight
Thu Oct 15, 2009 5:36 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: good digital recorder?
Replies: 7
Views: 1860

I've never used it so I can't say how good it is, but Zoom recently released a little 16 track recorder for about $400...it does 8 tracks simultaneously and records to SD cards. It even has built-in mic preamps. It has received decent reviews on Sweetwater...about what you'd expect in this price ran...
by kslight
Thu Oct 15, 2009 5:28 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: What to do with newly acquired space?
Replies: 3
Views: 1884

Okay I'll see if I can put together some dimensions here in the next couple of days... I have a large acoustics text as well as several studio books leftover from when I was in college, I just need to dig through those to get some ideas I guess. I realize it can only be as good as what I can afford ...
by kslight
Wed Oct 14, 2009 5:00 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: What to do with newly acquired space?
Replies: 3
Views: 1884

What to do with newly acquired space?

Hey...sorry first post, long time Tape-Op reader, new forum subscriber... Well I just bought a house (hooray!) and with it came this lovely pseudo-finished basement... For the last 5 years or so I've been really aching to have my own recording space within my house, rather than having to rent out a ...