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by KoffeeKommando
Mon Oct 10, 2011 8:52 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Focusrite Scarlett 8i6 and 18i6 Review
Replies: 2
Views: 2066

"Most of these reviews have been published in magazines (what?s here is usually close to the original version, before the editor told me to make it shorter), some have been awaiting publication for too long, and others will probably never be published elsewhere. They?re all fairly detailed and are p...
by KoffeeKommando
Fri Sep 23, 2011 3:18 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: GLS Audio bulk mic cable ... super cheap
Replies: 14
Views: 6895

Right on!

"I reject your reality and substitute it with my own!"
by KoffeeKommando
Fri Sep 23, 2011 12:17 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: GLS Audio bulk mic cable ... super cheap
Replies: 14
Views: 6895

Nope. I found that clip this morning while typing in this thread. It was the only one that showed what I've "heard" when doing cable shootouts. Like I said, you notice cables way more with guitar. Also, my main guitar is active EMG's with dual batteries (18v). Very different than most guitars. It sh...
by KoffeeKommando
Fri Sep 23, 2011 11:57 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: GLS Audio bulk mic cable ... super cheap
Replies: 14
Views: 6895

Ughh....def. cheap cable. The cottony stuff inside gives it away. And the skimpy copper shield. Looks like not much real copper inside. I guess it would be fine for cables you *know* are going to get destroyed. Look at that Gepco X-Band....and the Gotham/Mogami stuff. Lotsa copper inside. That's wha...
by KoffeeKommando
Fri Sep 23, 2011 10:45 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: GLS Audio bulk mic cable ... super cheap
Replies: 14
Views: 6895

My friend and I did some "common sense scientific" tests using a piece of gear he had. The Gotham GAC-3 mic cable had the lowest amount of "noise". It was "measurable" compared to the 4 other cables we had. All were self built with same connectors. It does have an extra conductor inside. 3 wires plu...
by KoffeeKommando
Fri Sep 23, 2011 8:54 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: GLS Audio bulk mic cable ... super cheap
Replies: 14
Views: 6895

Notice the "quotes". Not gonna go into all that stuff here on Tape Op. You know what the deal is. Except for guitar cables. If you don't notice the difference between them (due to reacting with the pickups) you might be deaf from playing too loud. Anyway, some cables also have better physical proper...
by KoffeeKommando
Thu Sep 22, 2011 3:10 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: GLS Audio bulk mic cable ... super cheap
Replies: 14
Views: 6895

Anything good is a buck a foot pretty much. I made up some Canare cables...didn't like them very much sound wise. Especially the guitar cable, poor "clarity". Mogami always sounded better to me (but can seem "bassy" or "muddy" depending). Mogami mic cable was always good. Studio? Gotham GAC-3 with d...
by KoffeeKommando
Thu Sep 22, 2011 11:50 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Great 2 XLR Firewire Interfaces?
Replies: 8
Views: 1898

Yeah, I'm just stating the obvious. There has been a lot of stagnation in the "soundcard" realm for a while. But all the new USB 2.0 stuff is finally coming out. Desktops...sure....but most laptops don't have card slots anymore. PCMCIA was dead years ago and "new DOA format" Express card equipped ma...
by KoffeeKommando
Wed Sep 21, 2011 12:49 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Anyone know about a virtual hard disk recorder?
Replies: 58
Views: 12392

I like this simple program http://www.multitrackstudio.com/ Very cool!....that's pretty close. At least the main interface if you don't open edit windows. Records MIDI too. It has full WinXp/Win 7 touchscreen support. You can grab knobs and push buttons. All faders and knobs can be automated. $119 ...
by KoffeeKommando
Wed Sep 21, 2011 12:08 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Great 2 XLR Firewire Interfaces?
Replies: 8
Views: 1898

http://www.focusrite.com/products/audio_interfaces/scarlett_2i2/ $150 http://c1334.r34.cf3.rackcdn.com/1315998650-2i2frontgallery.jpeg Firewire is dead. Apple said so themselves. That said...I still have a MOTU firewire unit under Win 7. But...I'm buying one of these the second it comes out in Octob...
by KoffeeKommando
Sat Jul 09, 2011 12:32 pm
Forum: Listen to Music
Topic: Worst sounding recordings you've done!
Replies: 14
Views: 2658

Firing another salvo... Situation: ....17 beers later at 4am. Chris is asked...."What song ya wanna record?" He blurts out....."You Shook Me All Night Long!". http://thewilddisciples.bandcamp.com/track/chris-sings-acdc Awesome "alternate" tuning on Tim's pink Washburn rock stick. Neck was broken off...
by KoffeeKommando
Sat Jul 09, 2011 11:57 am
Forum: Listen to Music
Topic: Worst sounding recordings you've done!
Replies: 14
Views: 2658

Those drums sound horrid on my small speakers here. Good job! ;) Mine was actually recorded in Rochester, NY back in 1994-5. Can't remember who the hell was playing the second guitar and turning the knobs on the effects unit. I thought it was my friend Jeff and his Ibanez 3 in one pedal deal? I was ...
by KoffeeKommando
Fri Jul 08, 2011 4:59 pm
Forum: Listen to Music
Topic: Worst sounding recordings you've done!
Replies: 14
Views: 2658

Ooh ooh, I got one.

http://thewilddisciples.bandcamp.com/tr ... orto-disco

I dare ya to listen to the whole thing.
Sweet "explosion" somewhere in the middle.
by KoffeeKommando
Fri May 13, 2011 8:41 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Anyone know about a virtual hard disk recorder?
Replies: 58
Views: 12392

Yes, most HDR's are just a custom PC computer in a box. With custom OS of some sort I would imagine. The Mackie had it's own OS, I'm pretty sure. Only reason I say OSX is because I've seen audio interfaces work with WAY less trouble. I had an old Tascam Fire One. Very cool little interface, had XP d...
by KoffeeKommando
Wed May 11, 2011 1:34 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Anyone know about a virtual hard disk recorder?
Replies: 58
Views: 12392

Wow, getting hotter.... Here is a close project based on it. UGLY ass interface! But the raw idea is there: http://ecmdr.infogami.com/ Only trouble is FFADO Linux Firewire drivers. They are so far from having good support of hardware it's not funny. A few good interface companies have opened up driv...