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by frans_13
Wed Oct 08, 2014 5:10 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: 1950's techniques, equiptment, and workflow
Replies: 21
Views: 8220

A few years ago I dug up a set of the old BBC staff training manuals from the early 60s. As you can imagine, they are quite rare today. But they are full of all infos and procedure of how they recorded back then, orchestras, jazz... I think rockn'roll wasn't mentioned, but you still get all the deta...
by frans_13
Wed Sep 17, 2014 2:06 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: What should I do with this busted a** microphone
Replies: 2
Views: 1111

maybe M. Joly will mod it? Not only will it work then, it will finally sound decent. http://www.oktavamod.com/
by frans_13
Mon Sep 01, 2014 3:05 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Sennheiser 421 - AKG D12 History??
Replies: 7
Views: 2430

D12 (versions D12/60, D12/200, D12/250, D12/Hi): 1953/1954 stopped probably in 1976 D20/60B, D20/200B, D20/250B, D20B/L (= D12 mit Bass-filter): 1961 D25/60B, D25/200B, D25/250B (= D12 with integrated spider suspension): 1959 D30B (= D12 with selectable polar pattern): 1959 D36B (= D12 with remotely...
by frans_13
Wed Aug 27, 2014 5:35 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Unsane vocal sound - Attn: Joel Hamilton
Replies: 8
Views: 3496

I wouldn't mind hearing more about that record, not just about the vocals. :-)
by frans_13
Thu Jul 03, 2014 5:24 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Strategies for recording and mixing two basses
Replies: 14
Views: 3363

For vinyl the lowend wants to be mono up to 300 Hz. There are a few plugs that can dial in mono below. As for the instruments, see how you can contrast them. If the electric is played with fingers or pick and the upright slapped like in rockabilly you will already have two flavours, because the sust...
by frans_13
Sat Jun 14, 2014 12:27 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: phantom powered piezo buffer, 10meg input Z?
Replies: 26
Views: 10264

Thanks to Jim Williams! The crystal mic's won't usually see anything with considerable lowend, so I think I have my answer. I knew about the link with the lowend rolloff, but lack the math to follow it through with my stuff.
by frans_13
Thu Jun 12, 2014 1:05 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: phantom powered piezo buffer, 10meg input Z?
Replies: 26
Views: 10264

As interesting as the idea with a transformer would be, the circumstances don't encourage it. An active part would do the job with less ado. So, on with the thread. I think the Jensen pdf as004 (see post #1) is closest to what I'd want to build. If I use a 10 meg resistor instead of 3.6meg for R2, w...
by frans_13
Wed Jun 11, 2014 3:34 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: phantom powered piezo buffer, 10meg input Z?
Replies: 26
Views: 10264

Thanks for the posts - I already have seen both, I found about a dozend good suggestion for piezo preamps with batteries. I will go that route if I don't get one going with phantom.
by frans_13
Mon Jun 09, 2014 8:12 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: phantom powered piezo buffer, 10meg input Z?
Replies: 26
Views: 10264

phantom powered piezo buffer, 10meg input Z?

Hello, I have been looking on the net for something to connect a few historic piezo crystal mics to modern inputs. I understand they want a high impedance (10 meg Ohms) input. The (really great!) Avenson small D.I. or the Radial stage bug for piezos come to mind, but I'd like to have these available...
by frans_13
Fri May 23, 2014 2:38 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Logic 9?
Replies: 9
Views: 2017

I don't think you're crazy. Newer=better? - whatever. Use what you have. If you change you will have to spend time, money and nerves to have what you have now + X. I used to run Logic 6.4 until january and recently switched to Logic 8, which I got from a shop who had it lying around. Took me two day...
by frans_13
Sat Apr 19, 2014 12:08 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: choosing appropriate replacement mic capsules?
Replies: 8
Views: 1569

http://groupdiy.com/index.php#c7
Everything you ever need to know, and then some.
by frans_13
Mon Jan 20, 2014 4:20 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: My Fav recording chain for a Fender Jazz bass
Replies: 7
Views: 2372

By chance I found a way to record the bass like it sounds in the room, exactly how the players hears it, for which they love me :-) Hiwatt DR103 amp from 1970 in good shape (as long as they don't insist on their inferior amps .. and believe me, in 30 years I haven't heard a better one), a CAD vsm ri...
by frans_13
Thu Jan 16, 2014 9:01 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Beyer M69 vs. M201 on snare
Replies: 9
Views: 3793

The 69 is a bit M88-ish while the M201 is like... well, let me quote the electrical audio website here: "Hypercardioid dynamic mic, can handle very high SPL. Useful for snare drum, freak high-SPL situations where you still need good midrange clarity. If the SM57 were a microphone, it would sound lik...
by frans_13
Fri Jan 03, 2014 6:27 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: The loneliness of the in-band producer
Replies: 19
Views: 8316

So you're either IN the band ...or the producer. You can't be both. You're to close for them to trust you or to follow your suggestions. You got no authority and they lack the vision.
At least use it to proof your points. (kick mic) and then start from scratch and do it right.
by frans_13
Sat Dec 28, 2013 7:27 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: dsp quattro 4 or CD Architect
Replies: 3
Views: 943

Are you on an apple computer? DSP quattro is - quoting website - ready for OS Mavericks.

http://messageboard.tapeop.com/viewtopic.php?t=84285