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by honkyjonk
Sat Dec 05, 2015 9:10 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: IN PRAISE OF THE SM7
Replies: 10
Views: 2514

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by honkyjonk
Sat Dec 05, 2015 9:10 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: IN PRAISE OF THE SM7
Replies: 10
Views: 2514

Me too. Doesn't work on my voice for the same reason. However, it's commonly mentioned as an antidote for that very thing. Oh well. It is pretty rad at other things. I always forget what the default settings are on it. Low end flat with hi boost on? Or just flat all around? With or without the foam?...
by honkyjonk
Wed Nov 25, 2015 6:08 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Any Toft ATB rev 3 users?
Replies: 1
Views: 860

I had a version 1 for awhile. It sounded alright. The eq's are very good. Indeed the headroom isn't that great though. I imagine you could get it sounding pretty rad with real careful attention to gain staging.
by honkyjonk
Sun Nov 15, 2015 9:40 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: amp stand
Replies: 9
Views: 2077

Nice. Now can you please be more careful with your coffee and/or diarrhea.
by honkyjonk
Sun Nov 15, 2015 8:20 am
Forum: Buy/Sell/Trade
Topic: Tape Machines that a friend is selling - Should I buy them?
Replies: 12
Views: 1789

A machine that has been in consistent use for 20 years is generally quite preferable to one that has been sitting in storage for 20 years. The heads are the determining factor though. You can find heads for Otari 2 tracks. Might take some waiting, but they pop up. Not sure about MCI though. Is it Ch...
by honkyjonk
Fri Oct 23, 2015 6:18 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: fads
Replies: 57
Views: 9178

I remember years ago, when somebody posted on here that there was a 388 down at one of the Goodwill's in Portland for $150 or something. Happened to be when I was out of town, so I called my friend and told him to get his ass down there and buy it for me, or at least for himself. He didn't bother. T...
by honkyjonk
Wed Oct 14, 2015 8:27 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: What to do with 125 reels of 2" tape?
Replies: 16
Views: 3884

If you sold 'em at 10 bucks a reel, that's $1200. Seems like a no brainer to me. And it's more than worth it to get the flanges for folks who'll be buying pancakes. Just start with craigslist. I bet you'll have someone who'll buy 20, another who'll buy 30 etc. If it's not worth that sort of hassle t...
by honkyjonk
Tue Sep 22, 2015 7:06 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: The Best Multi-track Cassette Tape Recorder?
Replies: 16
Views: 3618

I use my tascam 244 all the time. Beware they almost always need a new pinch roller and belts at this point. It's the shit. It sounds like what you're describing. The 246 has slightly more features but the same sound. The 234 is a rackmount number (you'll need an external mixer) that is from a simil...
by honkyjonk
Tue Sep 22, 2015 6:51 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Drum Samples/ Replacement/ Augmentation (Future of Drums?)
Replies: 18
Views: 5287

I fucking hate sampled drums. I fucking hate idiots who edit the shit out of reality. I mostly (98% of the time) hate click track tracked/overdub drums. Fucking rock like your life is at stake, in one moment. Quit building fucking leggo formations. The process matters not just because of the results...
by honkyjonk
Wed Sep 16, 2015 6:06 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: which LDC or ribbon for mono overhead drum tracking?
Replies: 39
Views: 7178

I've always been surprised by how good a Beyer M160 is as a mono overhead. Right now I have a setup with an SM7 as a (very low, almost heart mic) overhead and a 421 on the kick. I'm summing these on one channel of a 4 track.
by honkyjonk
Wed Sep 16, 2015 8:40 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Tape emulsion sonic "flavours"?
Replies: 5
Views: 1684

Interesting. You're re-biasing for the different formulations right? At one point, I spent a day doing as close to an a/b test as I could, between SM911 and ATR tape. That is, re-biasing for each tape, using the same source material and making sure every other part of the calibration was equal/flat ...
by honkyjonk
Tue Sep 15, 2015 1:26 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Portastudio vs. "Real" Analog Rigs
Replies: 59
Views: 17624

Yeah, Ditto that on going into the RCA line ins (or 'receive' jack on some models) I got that tip from somebody and did some tests and my 244 does sound better/clearer with more low end as well. As a listener, I get excited when I hear about an album being made on a 4 track. Just the lo fi distortio...
by honkyjonk
Wed Aug 19, 2015 9:40 am
Forum: Buy/Sell/Trade
Topic: TASCAM 122 mkIII serviced and running great
Replies: 0
Views: 369

TASCAM 122 mkIII serviced and running great

Hey folks, I had this up on ebay, but decided to end it and try to sell it without getting reamed for the fees. It's a really great piece and deserves a good home. It's had all the plastic gears lubricated, the motors lubricated, the pinch roller replaced and very importantly, the capacitors on the ...
by honkyjonk
Sun Aug 02, 2015 2:57 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: PM1000 question (probably the first of many)
Replies: 11
Views: 3314

Jim, speaking of those output transistors, we're talking about Q12 and Q13 in this pic right? http://i26.tinypic.com/2vtwpvo.jpg (This is actually a pic of the master output I believe, but they're the same circuit as the input strip and this would be the spot before C37. In the input strip, these tr...
by honkyjonk
Tue Jul 21, 2015 4:42 pm
Forum: Buy/Sell/Trade
Topic: Avenson DI's, P90 & grestch style pickups, Les Paul Body
Replies: 0
Views: 370

Avenson DI's, P90 & grestch style pickups, Les Paul Body

Here's a craigslist link for some pictures http://portland.craigslist.org/mlt/msg/5134356974.html Avenson Small DI's These things work great. Very small profile JFET phantom powered DI's. They're nice and clean. $50 each. GFS (guitar fetish) P90 in humbucker housing. This is the bridge I think (not ...