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by permanent hearing damage
Thu May 07, 2020 6:29 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: mastering tricks for gaining level
Replies: 22
Views: 2342

Re: mastering tricks for gaining level

most things i work on are loud and distorted as hell, so bear that in mind. but the things that helped me the most to get my level up without ruining my mix are the ProAudioDSP DSM-3 and the Oxford Inflator. though i'm curious, if you're also mixing them, are there things you "save" for mastering in...
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Tue May 05, 2020 4:47 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Warm WA412 vs. Black Lion Audio B12A Quad
Replies: 24
Views: 3080

Re: Warm WA412 vs. Black Lion Audio B12A Quad

I have owned two 506s and had no issues at all - i only sold the one because i bought an 11 slot JLM (speaking of killer 500 series gear!). i don't think you'll regret it! now i'm curious about the a-designs, but i have plenty of preamps these days, admittedly!
by permanent hearing damage
Tue May 05, 2020 8:26 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Warm WA412 vs. Black Lion Audio B12A Quad
Replies: 24
Views: 3080

Re: Warm WA412 vs. Black Lion Audio B12A Quad

currently a lindell 506 on reverb with 2 capi VP26 and two Golden Age Pres. never heard those GAPs before, but even if you hate them, you could probably sell them and get enough to add a third CAPI. not bad for $1200
by permanent hearing damage
Tue May 05, 2020 8:16 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Warm WA412 vs. Black Lion Audio B12A Quad
Replies: 24
Views: 3080

Re: Warm WA412 vs. Black Lion Audio B12A Quad

i apologize in advance for muddying the waters further, but have you thought about going 500 series and going with CAPI? a lot of people like them better than current API offerings and if you aren't handy with a soldering iron, you can usually find them for $300ish a piece used - sometimes less. Add...
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Mon May 04, 2020 12:43 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Cubase Pro 10.5 opinions
Replies: 3
Views: 858

Re: Cubase Pro 10.5 opinions

I admittedly haven't tried 10.5, but i did finally switch over to 10 last year, after being on 6 since maybe 2012? it definitely took some getting used to, but wasn't as great a leap as i feared. i was a little clumsy tracking at first, but a couple quick google searches had me back to my speedy nor...
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Fri Apr 17, 2020 6:57 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: looks like interfaces are flying off the shelves!
Replies: 9
Views: 1144

Re: looks like interfaces are flying off the shelves!

A.David.MacKinnon wrote:
Thu Apr 16, 2020 2:48 pm
Hopefully that means we'll have a bunch of records to mix/rescue in 6-8 months.
+1
by permanent hearing damage
Thu Apr 16, 2020 9:36 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: looks like interfaces are flying off the shelves!
Replies: 9
Views: 1144

looks like interfaces are flying off the shelves!

i'm sure i'm not alone in fielding a million recording/gear questions since the lockdown started. i hadn't looked for an interface for anyone for probably a month, but it looks wildly different since i last looked - all the cheap stuff is long gone.

part of me finds this encouraging.
by permanent hearing damage
Wed Mar 11, 2020 8:14 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: small mixers for tracking headphones?
Replies: 9
Views: 1438

Re: small mixers for tracking headphones?

Chris Garges, thank you! just the kind of solution i'm looking/hoping for! gonna start putting something like that together.
by permanent hearing damage
Tue Mar 10, 2020 9:19 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Favorite Hardware Reverb Unit
Replies: 31
Views: 4037

Re: Favorite Hardware Reverb Unit

+1 for PCM60. i only sold it cuz I'm all ITB these days and hadn't used it in a long time. but it sounded great and was so damn simple and easy to dial in.

got to use a Klark Teknik DN780 once and was blown away. if i was investing in outboard again, i'd start saving for one of those!
by permanent hearing damage
Thu Feb 27, 2020 5:16 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: small mixers for tracking headphones?
Replies: 9
Views: 1438

Re: small mixers for tracking headphones?

the thing that bugs me about CAT5 cabling is that it's not sturdy. the plastic bits break off and even with them present, the connectors tend to come loose. I think an XLR or TRS cable would be a helluva lot more sturdy, is all. that, and panning is what i'm after.
by permanent hearing damage
Wed Feb 26, 2020 4:44 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: small mixers for tracking headphones?
Replies: 9
Views: 1438

Re: small mixers for tracking headphones?

Was thinking a splitter of some kind - art make 4 and 8 channel ones. Maybe one or two of those and some xlr to trs splitters? I have one for podcast recording redundancy. Might not be the craziest idea. May try putting one together and report back
by permanent hearing damage
Wed Feb 26, 2020 12:25 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: small mixers for tracking headphones?
Replies: 9
Views: 1438

small mixers for tracking headphones?

anyone doing this? have been rocking Furman HR6s for some time, but the stupid CAT5 cables always seem finicky and I don't like the panning limitations - nevermind the fact that they are no longer made. saw some Greg Wells session somewhere they were using little Mackie's for headphone mixers. I don...
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Wed Jan 15, 2020 9:46 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Latest gear you've acquired.....
Replies: 4362
Views: 1011232

Re: Latest gear you've acquired.....

-pair of Beyer M160s. have wanted a pair of these forever and finally pulled the trigger! such great guitar mics. haven't tried on drum OH just yet, but will soon. -Slate VMS ML-1. surprisingly good sounding mic without emulations, but not very exciting/useful for my type of productions. listed in b...
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Wed Jan 15, 2020 9:41 am
Forum: Buy/Sell/Trade
Topic: FS: SOLD
Replies: 0
Views: 4711

FS: SOLD

$600 shipped in US. will cover ilok transfer fee. Bought new last month, used on two sessions - not great for the type of productions I work on. in like new condition with case and shockmount. matte black finish.
by permanent hearing damage
Mon Dec 30, 2019 9:46 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: dark condensers on the cheap for high SPLs
Replies: 19
Views: 2834

Re: dark condensers on the cheap for high SPLs

ah. hmmm. curious how the x1a compares. at $70, i'll bite! thanks!