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by dumbangel
Tue Jun 13, 2006 11:43 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Lesley Gore Recordings
Replies: 20
Views: 4257

what famous song is there on her first LP?

I'm glad there's a thread on L Gore as I've always been impressed by how clean her recordings sounded for the time.
by dumbangel
Mon Jun 05, 2006 10:31 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: anyone have any experiences good or bad with the TAB v78?
Replies: 2
Views: 706

The V78 is a great preamp. It sounds thick, luscious with a very smooth attack. Extremely beatley. Colored but not muddy. Slow but still very detailed. A great buy.
by dumbangel
Tue Feb 28, 2006 11:33 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Distressor vs Fatso??
Replies: 6
Views: 2470

I've got both. I would suggest the Fatso as well. The compression on the fatso are presets you can't change, but if you use compression very moderately you'll always find a setting that works okay. The Distressor with "dist 1", beside more compression flexibility, can give a more even and sweeter co...
by dumbangel
Tue Feb 28, 2006 11:15 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Paul McCartney at Abbey Road on PBS
Replies: 49
Views: 8782

I've just listened to Blackbird in realplayer format. Okay, this guy changed the world 40 years ago, but I think he lost it totally as a vocalist. He's an old man sounding like an old man singing a young man tune. The vocal grace and ease is gone. It's almost painful to listen to that.
by dumbangel
Fri Jan 27, 2006 3:46 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Paiste Formula 602 cymbals
Replies: 30
Views: 5437

They're not supposed to be 602 reissues, but has anyone tried the Paiste Traditionnal series cymbals?

I'm interested in complementing my Bosphorus Masters set with a thin Paiste.
by dumbangel
Tue Jan 03, 2006 3:08 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: The Jazzmaster...I think I finally get it...
Replies: 28
Views: 7403

I play a '65 Jazzmaster (everything original). I agree with Roger, the humbucker position is the beauty of that guitar. But I actually love the often overlooked upper "rhythm" circuit. It's a beautiful soft and warm tone that's more reminiscent of Gibson-like jazz guitars than twangy Fenders. That m...
by dumbangel
Tue Dec 27, 2005 4:03 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Why do pop musicians lose inspiration with the years?
Replies: 46
Views: 12374

Why do pop musicians lose inspiration with the years?

or just stop completely? I've done comparisons with other art forms. In art history some great works were produced by artists well over the age of 50, in painting, litterature, classical music... Some great artists even start creating after the age 35 or 40. In pop music, most people start in their ...
by dumbangel
Sat Dec 24, 2005 6:21 pm
Forum: Listen to Music
Topic: Sufjan Stevens --Come on feel the Illinoise
Replies: 37
Views: 16777

The interesting thing about him is that he doesn't use compression while tracking apparently. I guess that's one of the many reasons why he records so much so fast. That's also probably how he manages to accumulate so many layers of instruments without making things sound too stuffy.
by dumbangel
Tue Dec 20, 2005 2:37 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: what happened to that "recording the beatles" book
Replies: 59
Views: 10097

what happened to that "recording the beatles" book

I haven't heard of it for a while...

The dedicated web page is still on but it hasn't changed for ages.
by dumbangel
Mon Dec 12, 2005 2:33 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: recording yourself by yourself
Replies: 50
Views: 14069

I like the idea of finding one satisfactory cable-micstand-mic-instrument setup for each individual instrument, and keeping everything in the same position all the time (except mics that get put back in their closet). I haven't been able to do this yet because I don't have as many mics, cables and s...
by dumbangel
Tue Dec 06, 2005 1:16 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Inventing new non digital electric-acoustic instruments
Replies: 18
Views: 5598

Inventing new non digital electric-acoustic instruments

When was the last great acoustic or electric-acoustic instrument invented? I'm not speaking of all the improvements or developments of existing concepts like analog synths turned digital, but radically new instruments. I can't think of anything, except minor inventions like that "one shot" shaker by...
by dumbangel
Tue Dec 06, 2005 11:39 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: What are the tubey tube compressors?
Replies: 8
Views: 2341

Some company should release an Ampex 351 pre clone.

I've become a fanatic of tube pres since i bought a V78. But I imagine the 351 being warmer.
by dumbangel
Tue Nov 29, 2005 2:39 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: M49 and U47 versus modern mics
Replies: 7
Views: 4236

M49 and U47 versus modern mics

There's this guy on the Gearslutz platform that posted that mic shootout with a couple of great new and vintage mics. I've never had a chance to try old Neumann mics, and I'm very surprised by how darker and retro they sound compared to the newer mics in that shootout. I knew they would, but not tha...
by dumbangel
Mon Nov 28, 2005 10:16 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Old EV mics
Replies: 50
Views: 20270

I bought an RE16. I took the foam screen off (painstakingly) to get higher output and more hf. It's a pretty smooth mic. I heard the RE-15 and RE-16 were the EV alternatives to Shure 545 in the 60's. But they sound very different with a lower output and smoother high end. The hypercardioid pattern m...
by dumbangel
Fri Nov 18, 2005 6:05 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Anyone self-taught on a classical instrument (violin, etc)?
Replies: 8
Views: 2562

20 years ago, my parents bought me a guitar and i'm glad they did. 15 years, I got a recorder and had good fun with it at school. 10 years ago, I bought an upright piano and I've been very happy playing and making music with it. 5 years ago I bought a diatonic, and then a chromatic harmonica, and I'...