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by Derrick
Wed Feb 04, 2004 9:03 am
Forum: 5/03-2/05: General Recording
Topic: A Superlux OH mic recording test
Replies: 20
Views: 2929

Re: A Superlux OH mic recording test

Hey Johnathan Wing, very cool! Tell us what signal path you used to record this. Superlux into what, into what, into what? Brands, and recording medium too! Thanks.
by Derrick
Mon Feb 02, 2004 7:43 am
Forum: 5/03-2/05: General Recording
Topic: Oktava MK319 two for $100 at Guitar Center
Replies: 37
Views: 7901

Re: Oktava MK319 two for $100 at Guitar Center

i just picked up 2 mk319's at guitar center in rockville, md last night -> and the promotion was over, but the guy gave them to me for $55 a piece they got 18 mics in stock... get them while you can... Yikes, I went back in the day after you and there were 8 left for me to "audition". I was able to...
by Derrick
Fri Jan 30, 2004 9:55 am
Forum: 5/03-2/05: General Recording
Topic: Recording a hi-hat basher!!!!
Replies: 21
Views: 12490

Re: Recording a hi-hat basher!!!!

Yea, beut closing the hi-hats will change the whole sound for the worse. The energy is gone if he does that. In the case of higher energy rock, it always bothers me when a drummer plays a closed "ti-ti-ti-ti" sound. Think of what "Cracker Man" by Stone Temple Pilots would sound like that way and you...
by Derrick
Fri Jan 30, 2004 9:46 am
Forum: 5/03-2/05: General Recording
Topic: 2 Days Left On The Oktava MK-319 Sale At GC...
Replies: 0
Views: 337

2 Days Left On The Oktava MK-319 Sale At GC...

I got two Oktava MK-319 LC condensor mics for $50 each for some good utility mics. The Guitar Center has had them on sale throughout January at $50 each. It's so true what others warned... You really do need to audition 3-5 of them to weed out a bad one here and there. Man, the 3rd one I pluged in s...
by Derrick
Thu Jan 29, 2004 1:22 pm
Forum: 5/03-2/05: General Recording
Topic: (1-7/8 ips) and (3-3/4 ips) VS. (15 ips and 30 ips)
Replies: 23
Views: 2681

Re: (1-7/8 ips) and (3-3/4 ips) VS. (15 ips and 30 ips)

dayvel wrote:The HX Pro has nothing to do with the noise reduction.
So does that mean it's probably always on? The DBX is switchable.
by Derrick
Thu Jan 29, 2004 11:59 am
Forum: 5/03-2/05: General Recording
Topic: (1-7/8 ips) and (3-3/4 ips) VS. (15 ips and 30 ips)
Replies: 23
Views: 2681

Re: (1-7/8 ips) and (3-3/4 ips) VS. (15 ips and 30 ips)

Dolby is not the same as dbx for noise reduction. I think you have Dolby- looks like that's what Marantz used, based on looking at their website. HX Pro is Dolby as well, but HX Pro has more to do with being able to record to cassette with more headroom (maybe it's a limiter of some sort?), and doe...
by Derrick
Thu Jan 29, 2004 8:48 am
Forum: 5/03-2/05: General Recording
Topic: (1-7/8 ips) and (3-3/4 ips) VS. (15 ips and 30 ips)
Replies: 23
Views: 2681

Re: (1-7/8 ips) and (3-3/4 ips) VS. (15 ips and 30 ips)

Your Marantz unit is likely using Dolby noise reduction or dbx, in which case you are barely hearing the tape and/or speed quality but rather are hearing the noise reduction circuitry clearly. Ya know, I don't like to use the noise reduction (it's switchable no this unit). This Marantz is equipped ...
by Derrick
Wed Jan 28, 2004 2:11 pm
Forum: 5/03-2/05: General Recording
Topic: (1-7/8 ips) and (3-3/4 ips) VS. (15 ips and 30 ips)
Replies: 23
Views: 2681

Re: (1-7/8 ips) and (3-3/4 ips) VS. (15 ips and 30 ips)

Speed is only one of a myriad of variables. Try track width, quality of recording medium (like the amount of oxide on the tape), quality of the electronic innards, etc. etc. To think that speed is the only factor determining quality is like saying the Dow Jones average is the only means of dtermini...
by Derrick
Wed Jan 28, 2004 9:40 am
Forum: 5/03-2/05: General Recording
Topic: Best Mono Drum Micing Technique??
Replies: 23
Views: 9291

Re: Best Mono Drum Micing Technique??

I know if I was readig this post I would say "Experiment and find out what works best for you". And I will however, but I was just wondering about others experiances and tips. It looks like Zeppelin has put all drums to one track on some sessions so that shouldn't be a problem, but mic use/technique...
by Derrick
Wed Jan 28, 2004 9:15 am
Forum: 5/03-2/05: General Recording
Topic: (1-7/8 ips) and (3-3/4 ips) VS. (15 ips and 30 ips)
Replies: 23
Views: 2681

Re: (1-7/8 ips) and (3-3/4 ips) VS. (15 ips and 30 ips)

Yea, I know. But most of my experiance with a Studer or Otari was with an engineer who didn't know his craft too well (doing stupid crap with compressors set wrong, thin guitar sounds, weirdness on the drums, etc.). Tat and the fact that I think I get better sounds out of my Marantz :oops: so It's h...
by Derrick
Wed Jan 28, 2004 8:12 am
Forum: 5/03-2/05: General Recording
Topic: (1-7/8 ips) and (3-3/4 ips) VS. (15 ips and 30 ips)
Replies: 23
Views: 2681

Re: (1-7/8 ips) and (3-3/4 ips) VS. (15 ips and 30 ips)

Interesting. Well, this is what I thought. I know it's just a "4 track", but it's a marantz and it doesn't sound like the typical Tascam/Fostex/Yamaha at all. That is why I will never give it up. I like the sound even though I have other unit's/mediums at my disposal. Yea, Guided By Voices has the r...
by Derrick
Tue Jan 27, 2004 10:16 am
Forum: 5/03-2/05: General Recording
Topic: (1-7/8 ips) and (3-3/4 ips) VS. (15 ips and 30 ips)
Replies: 23
Views: 2681

(1-7/8 ips) and (3-3/4 ips) VS. (15 ips and 30 ips)

My Marantz 4 track has two tape speeds: normal (1-7/8 ips) or high speed (3-3/4 ips). That seems WAY different from the 15 ips and 30 ips pro studio machines record at. I'm trying to get sence/understanding for the audiable/sound/characteristics/differences between the speeds at which my Marantz 4 t...
by Derrick
Tue Jan 27, 2004 9:44 am
Forum: 5/03-2/05: General Recording
Topic: Gibson GA-5 reissue!
Replies: 9
Views: 987

Re: Gibson GA-5 reissue!

Rodgre wrote:nice. If it's 3/4 as good as a Fender Pro Junior, then it will be awesome. If it's the same thing as the Pro Junior, then they're not so dumb either.

Roger
I think these were tweed Champ equivelents.
by Derrick
Tue Jan 27, 2004 9:26 am
Forum: 5/03-2/05: General Recording
Topic: Daydream Nation's bad distortion
Replies: 36
Views: 4406

Re: Daydream Nation's bad distortion

I guess I should be a little more specific about the noise I'm hearing - it's entirely unlike the harsh sound of the guitars, and a lot more like a bad preamp being overdriven a lot, or like digital overload - it sounds like when I get too excited playing a bass into my vs880 clone - like pop corn ...
by Derrick
Mon Jan 26, 2004 8:00 am
Forum: 5/03-2/05: General Recording
Topic: Help! Need to test homemade pedal for shock value!
Replies: 1
Views: 450

Re: Help! Need to test homemade pedal for shock value!

I assume there is are in/output coupling caps, so as long as the guitarit's amp is properly grounded, you shouldn't have any problems traveling up the shield regardless of your fuzz pedal.