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by dumbangel
Sat Dec 29, 2007 11:12 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Is there any decent substitute to real harpsichord?
Replies: 19
Views: 3607

Pete,

the cool thing is your spinet piano looks a bit like a bulky harpsichord as well. I'd love to hear what it does.
by dumbangel
Sat Dec 29, 2007 8:27 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Is there any decent substitute to real harpsichord?
Replies: 19
Views: 3607

Is there any decent substitute to real harpsichord?

I'm in love with the sound of this instrument. I hear it in a lot of music I like (Beach boys, Modern Jazz Quartet, soundtracks,?). So far all the imitations I've heard of that sound were ludicrous. Has anyone found anything nice that can be used as substitute during recordings?
by dumbangel
Tue Dec 04, 2007 2:38 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Buzz problem on my TAB V78 preamp : help!
Replies: 2
Views: 842

Buzz problem on my TAB V78 preamp : help!

Hi, Since I've used the +48V switch for the first time, my V78 has been making a buzz noise that increases with gain. I'd like to send it for repair to the US but because of custom duties that would cost me almost as much as its original price. I emailed Oliver Archut at TAB-Funkenwerk and reckons t...
by dumbangel
Mon Oct 29, 2007 4:49 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Gibson ES-330 vs Casino: there can be only one
Replies: 36
Views: 7137

Get the Lollar P90 pickups. These will make a massive improvement to your sound. The difference between them and the stock Epiphone ones (they're Japanese Gibson copies) are like night and day.
by dumbangel
Mon Oct 22, 2007 2:32 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: what is figure-8 ambient sound sensitivity?
Replies: 7
Views: 1431

I read these figures in this thread:

http://messageboard.tapeop.com/viewtopi ... ensitivity

don't know where the author found them originally. Or did he make them up?
by dumbangel
Mon Oct 22, 2007 2:11 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: UA610 or Hamptone tube pre?
Replies: 14
Views: 3298

what pre are you talking about Lordwainwright, hamptone or v78?
by dumbangel
Sun Oct 21, 2007 2:58 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: what is figure-8 ambient sound sensitivity?
Replies: 7
Views: 1431

Omni mics are sensitive to sounds coming from ALL the axises in space around them. (front, back, up, down, sides, etc?)

Cardioid mics are sensitive to sounds coming from only 33% of these axises, etc?

I don't know the ratio for figure-8.
by dumbangel
Sun Oct 21, 2007 5:15 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: what is figure-8 ambient sound sensitivity?
Replies: 7
Views: 1431

what is figure-8 ambient sound sensitivity?

Omni is 100%

cardioid is 33%

hyper-cardioid is 25%

How about figure-8?
by dumbangel
Fri Oct 19, 2007 6:00 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: UA610 or Hamptone tube pre?
Replies: 14
Views: 3298

Interesting.

I wonder why the V78 is so rarely talked about or even mentioned on this board.

How would you compare the V78 with the hamptone?
by dumbangel
Fri Oct 19, 2007 1:29 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: UA610 or Hamptone tube pre?
Replies: 14
Views: 3298

UA610 or Hamptone tube pre?

I need another tube mic pre to go with my Tab-funkenwerk V78.

I want to get a different colour from the V78 just for the sake of variety, and I've narrowed my search to these 2 preamps.

Which one would you recommend?
by dumbangel
Mon Oct 15, 2007 9:56 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: What's your oldest piece of gear?
Replies: 87
Views: 15803

Gibson tenor ukulele from 1949
by dumbangel
Mon Oct 15, 2007 7:11 am
Forum: Listen to Music
Topic: Your favorite sounding jazz records
Replies: 92
Views: 27205

A great example of nice modern jazz recording is this one done at "Studios la Buissonne". It's a Lennie Tristano theme covered by 7 players. Great arrangements, great modern studio sound.

http://www.sketchmusic.com/fr/sons/14april.mp3

http://www.sketchmusic.com/fr/14variations.html
by dumbangel
Sat Oct 13, 2007 6:36 am
Forum: Listen to Music
Topic: Your favorite sounding jazz records
Replies: 92
Views: 27205

The early Miles Davis recordings for Fantasy and Prestige have a great charm but more because of what musicians play than how they sound. I can't really hear the drums or the bass on these records. But one can hear the room and all the instruments resonate together as one organism, which is nice. Th...
by dumbangel
Sat Oct 13, 2007 4:41 am
Forum: Listen to Music
Topic: Your favorite sounding jazz records
Replies: 92
Views: 27205

Wes Montgomery (if that's who you mean when you say "Montgomery") was never recorded by Columbia as far as I know. I was thinking about Monk but wrote Montgomery. My brain is tired? There are pictures of so many different jazz players at Englewood Cliffs studio, that i doubt he was making the effor...
by dumbangel
Fri Oct 12, 2007 6:04 pm
Forum: Listen to Music
Topic: Your favorite sounding jazz records
Replies: 92
Views: 27205

Late 50's to mid 60's jazz records is my favourite kind of sound. I call this 'vintage clean' as engineers like Rudy Van Gelder were after perfect transparency and authenticity, but had to pass sound signal through many if not all tube equipped stages (from tube mics to tube tape recorders). The res...