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by Marc Alan Goodman
Fri May 24, 2013 7:55 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: What did I buy?
Replies: 6
Views: 1238

If I'm remembering correctly the 33421 was a line amp, kind of a successor to the 1272, only it's class AB rather than class A. I suppose that would make it a closer cousin to a 1081. However it was never originally intended to be run as a mic pre, and if someone modified it to have that much gain I...
by Marc Alan Goodman
Fri May 24, 2013 7:43 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: eBay etiquette - bought damaged snare drum
Replies: 7
Views: 1226

eBay's a dangerous place. I was a member for sixteen years, and I had mostly good experiences but a couple really bad ones. A few that stand out? I bought a U47 for $4k, paid via paypal, only to have the guy never ship it. Paypal gave me my money back. It was a friggin miracle. I bought another "unt...
by Marc Alan Goodman
Wed May 22, 2013 7:15 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Code Implications of adding one wall to unfinished basement
Replies: 14
Views: 4991

If you're worried that anyone at the department of buildings cares enough to write down your phone number and put it in some sort of non-existant computer database so they can bust you later you've been eating too many of the local mushrooms.
by Marc Alan Goodman
Wed May 22, 2013 7:13 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: rackmount multi-effects NOT for reverb
Replies: 21
Views: 4702

telepathy wrote:man, that Vortex front panel looks annoying as hell. it sounds good?
yep
by Marc Alan Goodman
Tue May 21, 2013 6:52 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Code Implications of adding one wall to unfinished basement
Replies: 14
Views: 4991

Call your states department of buildings and ask. There's no easy way to look that kinda stuff up. If it's anything like NYC (which I certainly hope it isn't) they still won't give you a straight answer. In Brooklyn if you have a question like that which isn't clearly covered in any of the statutes ...
by Marc Alan Goodman
Tue May 21, 2013 6:46 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: rackmount multi-effects NOT for reverb
Replies: 21
Views: 4702

Don't forget the Lexicon Vortex. The labeling is horrendous but the stereo effects are great!
by Marc Alan Goodman
Tue May 21, 2013 6:43 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: The 1073 based pres around $1500
Replies: 19
Views: 6331

The Vintech's are great pres for the price. I wouldn't say they sound quite like real neves but they sound pretty good and the build quality is pretty sturdy, plus they seem to hold a good bit of resale value (as long as you buy them used in the first place). I'd hold out for a used one, I don't thi...
by Marc Alan Goodman
Tue May 21, 2013 6:39 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Replacing my rode nt2 OR buy a microphone-parts capsule?
Replies: 10
Views: 4701

Yep, replacing a capsule is a more delicate job than just slapping a new one in and soldering it in place. You're probably better off letting RODE repair it and saving money to buy a second microphone so you've got options.
by Marc Alan Goodman
Fri May 10, 2013 9:54 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Record a great vocal first time..
Replies: 4
Views: 1353

jackalope season wrote:
SafeandSoundMastering wrote:when I was a recording engineer.
Why aren't you anymore?
'cause he's a mastering engineer.
by Marc Alan Goodman
Fri May 10, 2013 9:53 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Sta Level
Replies: 15
Views: 4652

We finally have a retro next to our original in the studio this week, however we've been too damn busy to give them a comparative listen. I'm hoping to get a chance early next week some time, and I'll let you all know if I do.
by Marc Alan Goodman
Thu May 02, 2013 5:01 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: i wanna run other stuff through my leslie - DIY preamp combo
Replies: 22
Views: 4558

wouldn't using the speaker output of your amp be taking the load off the output? what kind of amp is it? I've been using a '65 bandmaster head to a cut-down drum. I was sure to match the impedance, but otherwise i can't imagine why it won't be fine. There are two kinds of leslies. Some have onboard...
by Marc Alan Goodman
Wed May 01, 2013 6:13 pm
Forum: People/Places/Things
Topic: New Studio In Brooklyn... Room 17.
Replies: 10
Views: 2515

Adam, you're amazing. We're glad to have you back in Brooklyn, if only part time.

I'd love to come by and see the spot / say hi when you're around.
by Marc Alan Goodman
Wed May 01, 2013 6:12 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: i wanna run other stuff through my leslie - DIY preamp combo
Replies: 22
Views: 4558

I just use a clean-boost pedal and crank the crap out of it. That usually gives me enough juice to not have any problems. Traditionally the zvex super duper 2-in-1 for it's double boost capacity, plus it sounds pretty nice.
by Marc Alan Goodman
Wed May 01, 2013 6:07 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: STRINGS/MELLOTRON ADVICE NEEDED
Replies: 20
Views: 4663

For samples I can vouch that this set is good:

http://www.mellotron.com/cdrom.htm

but you can prob find something cheaper if you fish around online.
by Marc Alan Goodman
Sun Apr 28, 2013 10:16 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: STRINGS/MELLOTRON ADVICE NEEDED
Replies: 20
Views: 4663

If you use a real one you can get those attributes that made them famous, like warble, wow and flutter and all that tape hiss. Don't forget the time limits before the tape rewinds! All true, but I actually think the best part is the keyboard sensitivity. Absolutely nothing feels as weird as a mello...