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by b3groover
Tue Dec 11, 2012 7:15 pm
Forum: Buy/Sell/Trade
Topic: TNC ACMP-73 and Yamaha PM1000 preamps
Replies: 5
Views: 1232

TNC ACMP-73 and Yamaha PM1000 preamps

For sale: (2) x TNC ACMP-73 preamps with EQ. I've had these since the group buy years ago. Some people had issues with noise, but mine are quiet as a mouse. Lots of info on the web about these. They are basically Neve clones. Some folks have put original Carnhill transformers in them with good resul...
by b3groover
Fri Jul 27, 2012 10:58 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: $1000 worth of basic native mixing plug-ins - your choice?
Replies: 34
Views: 11341

Yeah, I bought the FabFilter Pro Bundle. Love it. The EQ, compressor, and limiter are all amazing. The gate is very good, too. Well worth the money.
by b3groover
Mon Jul 02, 2012 11:00 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: RE 20 Old vs. New
Replies: 15
Views: 5042

The SM7b is next on my list. There's a cool kick drum mic shootout over at recordinghacks.com and listening blind I liked the SM7b, RE20, ATM250, and ATM25 best.
by b3groover
Sun Jul 01, 2012 2:02 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: RE 20 Old vs. New
Replies: 15
Views: 5042

I bought an RE20 off eBay years and years ago and could never use it because it had a weird grounding issue where it would make little pops now and again, totally randomly. It also didn't sound as good as I knew it should. It was an older one, though. About two years ago I sent it to Ben at www.micd...
by b3groover
Wed Jun 27, 2012 9:04 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Building two pristine channels for my home studio
Replies: 13
Views: 5918

SSL stuff is really good. Just installed some in a very high-end studio and they sound very neutral.

Another option would be the Steinberg (aka Yamaha) MR816 series. It stands well against the Prism Orpheus, imo.

By all early accounts the Apollo is also very good.
by b3groover
Sun Jun 24, 2012 1:28 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Shure Sm7b preamp
Replies: 14
Views: 7226

by b3groover
Wed Jun 06, 2012 12:05 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: $1000 worth of basic native mixing plug-ins - your choice?
Replies: 34
Views: 11341

I understand your reluctance to go with UAD (I was there for years), but I bet you've never heard them. I've spent a lot on Waves and other Native plugs, and have a TC Powercore as well, but Uad is hands down the best sounding stuff out there. For Native, the main thing I'm interested in at the mom...
by b3groover
Wed May 30, 2012 6:36 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: $1000 worth of basic native mixing plug-ins - your choice?
Replies: 34
Views: 11341

Again, I appreciate all the suggestions. As much as I'm tempted by the UAD stuff, I'm going to stay away. I don't like the idea of being locked into the format and my guess is that they will have to go native at some point. Modern computers are just getting too powerful to make external DSP worthwhi...
by b3groover
Wed May 09, 2012 9:38 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: $1000 worth of basic native mixing plug-ins - your choice?
Replies: 34
Views: 11341

I've been playing with the Fab Filter stuff. Wow. The limiter is very good. It's hard to choose between that and the Voxengo Elephant.

The Pro C compressor is really great. A huge range of different tones available.

The Pro EQ is probably my favorite. Very easy to use and extremely powerful.
by b3groover
Mon May 07, 2012 4:38 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: $1000 worth of basic native mixing plug-ins - your choice?
Replies: 34
Views: 11341

These are great suggestions, folks. I appreciate it! I usually do let someone else mix the stuff for me or at the very least give him stems to work from. This time I just feel like flying solo, to see if I can do it. It is tough to know when to say "Enough is enough!" and I always have the nagging t...
by b3groover
Sat May 05, 2012 2:19 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: $1000 worth of basic native mixing plug-ins - your choice?
Replies: 34
Views: 11341

$1000 worth of basic native mixing plug-ins - your choice?

Hi folks, It's been a long time since I last posted here. I've been touring a lot and not recording much but I have a new album in the works from my jazz trio (Hammond / guitar / drums) that I decided to mix myself this time around. I tracked our last album four years ago in my home studio but didn'...
by b3groover
Mon Mar 21, 2011 3:34 pm
Forum: Buy/Sell/Trade
Topic: Looking for a tiny hexwrench (.035") to open an EV RE20
Replies: 19
Views: 3318

Glad you found one! Sorry if I came across as grumpy. Good luck with the repair.
by b3groover
Fri Mar 18, 2011 7:37 am
Forum: Buy/Sell/Trade
Topic: Looking for a tiny hexwrench (.035") to open an EV RE20
Replies: 19
Views: 3318

McMaster-Carr 7122A12 - 22 cents each. I don't recall a minimum order, shipping will be a few bucks though. There are plenty of places online that have them for cheap, but the point is I'm trying to avoid paying ridiculous shipping costs and wait times to get something someone might just have any n...
by b3groover
Thu Mar 17, 2011 5:47 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Upright Pianos under $3500?
Replies: 18
Views: 3534

Howard was a subsidiary of Baldwin. Acrosonics are generally good pianos. I'm a little surprised that it was described as "dark" here; usually they are just the opposite due to old hammers that have become hard over time. The Yamaha U series is fantastic. You really can't get much better than that f...
by b3groover
Tue Mar 15, 2011 8:07 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Synths?
Replies: 20
Views: 4374

True, but you could say that about any piece of vintage vs. modern gear; reconditioned microphones, even :wink: Indeed. But the thing about vintage vs. modern gear is that while different, one is not inherently better than the other, despite what we may want to believe. They are just different. Ana...