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by konabuzz
Mon Dec 25, 2006 5:56 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Essential Multi-FX Signal Processors?
Replies: 15
Views: 2555

Not sure what kind of budget you have, but if you're operating on a shoestring, a entry level Lexicon (mpx100) is a good value -- sure the verbs aren't on par with the mpx500 or higher, but it's not bad . Also, the TC Electronics M300 is pretty decent for the money. Actually, I was kind of curious w...
by konabuzz
Tue Nov 28, 2006 4:53 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Zoom H-4 Portable Stereo Flash Recorder - review anyone?
Replies: 30
Views: 5486

Got mine a couple weeks ago and honestly.......I haven't grinned over a new piece of gear in a looooong time, but I am with this guy. The onboard mics are surprisingly stellar.....I was fairly blown away. I recorded a folksinger recently with the H4 mounted on a tripod and came away with fairly cred...
by konabuzz
Tue Nov 14, 2006 12:27 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: singer songwriter-live recording
Replies: 7
Views: 1394

Hi... I do this sort of thing fairly frequently and have found that you can seldom satisfactorily record a live act with mics in the room proper -- unless the acts in question are loud like a rockin' band. Unless your performer has everyone's rapt attention where not a whisper is heard from the crow...
by konabuzz
Thu Oct 05, 2006 7:22 pm
Forum: Listen to Music
Topic: Favorite CD for Critical Listening
Replies: 39
Views: 7607

Shawn Phillips --- 2'nd Contribution... My benchmark for sonic earcandy, effective use of dynamic range, inventive arrangements. Truly ahead of it's time for 1970, and production-wise it holds up. They weren't afraid of leaving a few wicked transients in the mix back in the day -- you've gotta have ...
by konabuzz
Sun Oct 01, 2006 6:13 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: The Tascam 388
Replies: 546
Views: 509837

Kelley Stoltz has recorded all of his releases with the 388 in his home studio....Very Beatle-esque, poppy....shades of psych. Very cool arrangements and he's another wunderkind who plays everything.

http://www.subpop.com/scripts/main/band ... php?id=448
by konabuzz
Wed Aug 02, 2006 11:10 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: does anyone know how i can play guitars off a car battery
Replies: 15
Views: 2276

Interesting thread...... I agree, having used inverters in an audio setting -- noise always seems to creep in, and that is truly maddening. If tone is not particularily an issue (and I concede... when it is not?) a little Roland Micro Cube is actually not a bad noisemaker. And it runs off batteries....
by konabuzz
Fri Jun 09, 2006 9:20 pm
Forum: Listen to Music
Topic: Ear fatigue/sensitivity to digital music
Replies: 36
Views: 6816

(Though it's always fun to sing along with cheesy Linkin Park songs whenever they come on the radio: "I've felt this way before... so INSECURRRRE!!!") Ummmm.......no.....it's not. But I agree with you re. digital earbleed syndrome......that's why I'm tracking to my Tascam 234 4 track more than anyt...
by konabuzz
Thu Jun 01, 2006 7:30 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: How did Bob (Dylan) record his debut album ??
Replies: 9
Views: 1604

How did Bob (Dylan) record his debut album ??

Hey, all.... Got a question for ya -- I'm asking on behalf of a young, incredibly literate and prolific folksinger from Minnesota for whom I've recorded a few demos. He's Bob's biggest fan, and does emulate Bob, though not slavishly -- he's got a number of tricks up his sleeve to call his own. Styli...
by konabuzz
Mon May 29, 2006 3:06 pm
Forum: Listen to Music
Topic: 50's/ 60's Rock n' Roll R&B MIX
Replies: 11
Views: 2037

Give Gene Vincent's Be-bop A Lula a listen....closely. I agree with all of the suggestions above, but I've been fascinated with this 1956 recording forever. It was cut in Owen Bradley's studio in Nashville for Capitol, and featured a new echo/reverb approach devised by engineer Mort Thomasson. Hones...
by konabuzz
Tue May 23, 2006 4:34 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Almost certainly dumb sub-newbie question about headphones.
Replies: 5
Views: 937

No need to be so obsequious and apologetic here -- everybody here has had their first or second post, and I'd like to think that there are no stupid questions. Well....maybe the one about....nah, strike that. No stupid questions. Most of us here, dare I say more than most recording boards are more t...
by konabuzz
Sun May 21, 2006 10:43 pm
Forum: Listen to Music
Topic: David Lindley is good.
Replies: 4
Views: 1414

My favorite David Lindley is El Rayo-x.....Very Greasy....and oh man, is it ever......this guy can do anything...his stuff with Jackson Browne is da shit, too.

He did something with Ry Cooder that was mind boggling.....a consummate musician.....a musician's musician, totally.
by konabuzz
Sun Apr 30, 2006 8:08 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: AMPEX 1" 8 track Reel to Reel
Replies: 6
Views: 1221

Thanks for the ideas re. this beast...... Hmmmm.....data recorder.....well, it really looks like it's from the 60's (at least!).....Well, couldn't be much older than than that -- they didn't even have 8 tracks commercially produced 'till what....the mid 60's? So, as to being a data recorder.......hm...
by konabuzz
Sat Apr 29, 2006 4:01 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: AMPEX 1" 8 track Reel to Reel
Replies: 6
Views: 1221

AMPEX 1" 8 track Reel to Reel

Hey, just wanted to pick your collective brain, folks.... I've got an opportunity to pick up (literally -- it's heavy) an old Ampex 1" 8 track Reel2Reel and I'm wondering if it's worth anything? I don't have need for it myself, but of course see the possible opportunity here. I did not commit the mo...
by konabuzz
Mon Apr 24, 2006 8:50 pm
Forum: Listen to Music
Topic: Jimi: Himself - The Home Recordings
Replies: 3
Views: 1526

Comic book??

Seriously? I thought it was just kind of a quickie bio, but with lots of pics and of course the Cd, but I could certainly be wrong, having never actually seen it.

I did just order it used from Amazon, though, hoping to get the Cd....interesting if true about the comic book thing.
by konabuzz
Sun Apr 23, 2006 7:48 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Mic'ing Folk Singer with Guitar.....How Do I Get Separation?
Replies: 21
Views: 4856

Hey, THANKS to all respondees....... Arneal.....yeah, I've since gone back and done some minor tweaking, eq'ing very slightly, rolling off the mic rumble -- that sort of thing. Also, were I to re-record it I think I'd insert a compressor for the vocal over peaking that your hear occasionally -- wasn...