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by frans_13
Wed Oct 21, 2020 1:26 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: microphone death
Replies: 17
Views: 529

Re: microphone death

Beyer M380s died in the early 90s. These thin wires in the 600 ohms coil can die as much as those in all the crappy AKG D12s that go on close to undead. Sennheiser MD409s die because the foam turns to sticky goo and it craps all over the membrane. Had a Sennheiser MD441 go dead because the little ci...
by frans_13
Tue Oct 06, 2020 9:21 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Handheld that sounds like like an LDC
Replies: 13
Views: 421

Re: Handheld that sounds like like an LDC

The T funk I was thinking of is around $250. It's the M80. Not sure if it's as amazing as advertised. It was in this here magazine, but they were focused on its snare recording performance. A singer brought the M80 to a gig - pretty good mic. I made a memo to buy one. The original poster left the q...
by frans_13
Thu Oct 01, 2020 9:24 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Cymbals Eat Snare
Replies: 52
Views: 2091

Re: Cymbals Eat Snare

I don't know if that wasn't already mentioned: underheads. If i notice the drummer is trashing too hard on the cymbals or hihat i arm a few tracks more and put ribbons underneath the cymbals... if it gets ugly i can pull down the overhead mics and play with the underhead tracks. I don't say that it ...
by frans_13
Tue Jun 30, 2020 3:12 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Coronavirus Health Precautions for Studios
Replies: 19
Views: 1301

Re: Coronavirus Health Precautions for Studios

There has been research on the topic how strong people are infectuous who show no symptoms.
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7219423/
by frans_13
Thu May 14, 2020 4:36 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Neve flavor
Replies: 23
Views: 1916

Re: Neve flavor

On this page here
http://www.jlmaudio.com/Neve%20transformer%20info.htm
Joe Malone goes into details about which input transformers behave Neve-like.
by frans_13
Thu May 14, 2020 4:30 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: pan your drums out of the center
Replies: 41
Views: 3165

Re: pan your drums out of the center

I had the topic audience vs. drummer perspective come up not even half a dozend times in 35 years. For mixing live i think the question isn't too hard, right? I had considerable more lefthanded drummers live. For recording, if the drummer says so and the band is okay: fine. I usually never place the...
by frans_13
Mon Oct 14, 2019 7:49 am
Forum: Buy/Sell/Trade
Topic: Beyer M380 spare capsule
Replies: 0
Views: 4766

Beyer M380 spare capsule

Hi, i got a spare capsule around that would be good as a replacement part for a dead M380. Beyer made these capsules until the late 80s, they were used in certain headphones as drivers and (with a humbucking coil added) as mic capsule in the M380. A few years ago i went down the rabbit hole and chec...
by frans_13
Mon Sep 23, 2019 11:14 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: MD 409 in pieces
Replies: 22
Views: 2008

Re: MD 409 in pieces

That got me off guard - i only got a crate of foam from Sennheiser back then and it's a flashy kind of dark grey. In the greyest way possible. I suspect contrasting colors would benefit the guitar sound, like red-green, yellow-violet, orange-blue. The foam got to be of roughly the firmness/hardness ...
by frans_13
Mon Sep 23, 2019 11:20 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: MD 409 in pieces
Replies: 22
Views: 2008

Re: MD 409 in pieces

You could as well spray paint your pieces before you put them together. As they are not that shiny anymore it can only get better. If you're traditional, go with gold/black. If you're into the PR30, go with red and black. If you're into norwegian death metal, paint it black, very black and "a hole i...
by frans_13
Mon Sep 23, 2019 4:27 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: phase alignment and polarity adjustment plugins
Replies: 7
Views: 1179

Re: phase alignment and polarity adjustment plugins

I use the Melda often. The topic can be a can of worms, though. It's not always possible to fix the issue in analogue or the real world. For example, multing a guitar and bringing the mics on the different amp/speakers into alignment is tricky if on one path there's something digital with latency an...
by frans_13
Mon Sep 23, 2019 4:19 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: MD 409 in pieces
Replies: 22
Views: 2008

Re: MD 409 in pieces

I have 2 MD409s .... are literally falling apart. I want to put the capsules in a new home What is it that falls apart with your 409s? Its basically two halves of wire mesh, the frame around them and the little piece that keeps those three together, has two holes for the screws and the shaft with t...
by frans_13
Thu Jun 27, 2019 8:35 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: transparent 500 series pre
Replies: 15
Views: 1948

Re: transparent 500 series pre

You can't do much wrong with a JLM audio preamp, for clean the Baby Animal neutral would be nice - i wanted to look at his site but had trouble to get there. Then the Sound Skulptor MP599 is in a similar vein than the old ISA preamps and have top notch Lundahl transformers and some other nice featur...
by frans_13
Sun Jun 02, 2019 10:12 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: tracking headphones 2019 (for the performers)
Replies: 15
Views: 1767

Re: tracking headphones 2019 (for the performers)

I found the Vic Firth headphones rather flimsy when one drummer brought his pair. No wonder they break easily. Tried out the Monoprice headphones because i was curious - don't sound good, not even for the money, cheap plastic, breaking easy. The extreme isolation headphones are so-so, the upper mode...
by frans_13
Thu May 23, 2019 7:48 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Mixing a band with a single, mono electric guitar
Replies: 40
Views: 3996

Re: Mixing a band with a single, mono electric guitar

By the way, here's what i learnt to align mics on amps: have the guitar player plug/unplug. Buzz, crackle, bang. Zoom in on the waveform, move one of the mics, record again, closer, repeat, now they combine nicely. I know many of you know that already but it doesn't hurt for the two people stumbling...
by frans_13
Thu May 23, 2019 7:44 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Mixing a band with a single, mono electric guitar
Replies: 40
Views: 3996

Re: Mixing a band with a single, mono electric guitar

All about making people happy at the end of the day! That's exactly the point, getting how the band perceive themselves (C), hearing where they are (A) and finding a way to bridge A-B-C. If the band is not happy, you didn't get to C. It helps when the band is not too deluded to where their "C" is ;...