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by comfortstarr
Mon Jul 06, 2015 2:25 pm
Forum: Tape Op Message Board (TOMB)
Topic: Jeff Tweedy amps
Replies: 6
Views: 3975

Those look nice. But they're not expensive enough for me.
by comfortstarr
Tue Apr 14, 2015 8:51 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Guitar-amp simulation, '15
Replies: 56
Views: 22782

As I've been thinking about this more, I realize what I need: basically a 1 channel instrument preamp, with a 1/4" hi-z input on the front. Something like this: http://blacklionaudio.com/?p=2295. It would run into a Metric Halo 2882. Right now I use a passive DI. I have to crank the pre on the 2882...
by comfortstarr
Mon Apr 06, 2015 11:35 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Guitar-amp simulation, '15
Replies: 56
Views: 22782

As I've been thinking about this more, I realize what I need: basically a 1 channel instrument preamp, with a 1/4" hi-z input on the front. Something like this: http://blacklionaudio.com/?p=2295. It would run into a Metric Halo 2882. Right now I use a passive DI. I have to crank the pre on the 2882 ...
by comfortstarr
Mon Mar 30, 2015 8:55 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Guitar-amp simulation, '15
Replies: 56
Views: 22782

I'm often in this boat (the "be quiet, we're trying to sleep here already!" boat). I'm on Logic X and I'm pretty satisfied with their sims. I've used the Tech 21 GT2 in the past as well. Those Joya pedals are intriguing--just nervous that they're built by enslaved 11 year-olds, but that's probably n...
by comfortstarr
Fri Feb 20, 2015 9:00 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Good MIDI keyboard controller?
Replies: 9
Views: 2694

I went with a Casio CDP-130. It's a full-sized (88 key) digital piano. Found a good deal on it. I'm not a piano player by any stretch of the imagination. But, to my exceedingly novice fingers and ears, it's a pretty great facsimile. It connects to the computer directly with USB (so no midi-interface...
by comfortstarr
Fri Jan 02, 2015 1:53 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Good MIDI keyboard controller?
Replies: 9
Views: 2694

I'm bouncing this ancient thread. My little Yamaha controller has two dead keys and I need a new one. I now have a 5 1/2 year-old and we want to get him at least experimenting with piano (and we don't want to pull the trigger on an actual piano yet). I was thinking something like this: http://www.mu...
by comfortstarr
Mon Dec 15, 2014 8:44 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: monitor recommendations - bedroom studio?
Replies: 10
Views: 3185

I had the same events. I got the Equators (D5s). I'm a hobbyist, but I think these are much better than the events. The only downside is their super bright, blue LED. But I dimmed it with some tape!
by comfortstarr
Wed Dec 10, 2014 8:59 am
Forum: Listen to Music
Topic: Thoughts on a concert
Replies: 17
Views: 6255

Heh... former bass player in a touring band here. I built the 2 x 15 rig to overcome the output of the goddamn Fender Twin! But you're absolutely correct. Low stage volume usually equals good sound. We tried like hell to control stage volume. Success was pretty much determined by the following formu...
by comfortstarr
Tue Nov 11, 2014 2:51 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: MIO 2882 questions
Replies: 11
Views: 3505

Sounds like analogika understands it better than I. All I know is that I'm waiting the for the details on the 3d upgrade, rather than upgrade to 2d (I had emailed MH about that, and they themselves said to wait).
by comfortstarr
Mon Nov 10, 2014 11:37 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: MIO 2882 questions
Replies: 11
Views: 3505

If the box isn't "2d" (expanded), I don't believe you can use the monitor control. I have a 2882 + DSP, but it's not "2d." They're about to come out with some new thingy that upgrades the boxes (and, strangely to my mind, switches them from Firewire to USB2). I've been putting off upgrading to 2d, n...
by comfortstarr
Wed Oct 29, 2014 1:25 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Pedals for recording guitars thru amps
Replies: 13
Views: 2050

I built the BYOC TS clone. It's pretty darn awesome and really darn awesome on bass. They now have a "Large Beaver" for bass that I'm tempted to try.
by comfortstarr
Wed Oct 29, 2014 1:20 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Console/Channel Strip style plug-in for Logic X?
Replies: 12
Views: 3209

http://goo.gl/cviNvR I use the channel strip that's native to their console app (I have their interfaces). This production bundle comes with some extra stuff. But, I'm just a hobbyist and to be completely honest get a little lost with EQs and compression. I think, however, if you research a bit, you...
by comfortstarr
Mon Sep 29, 2014 8:23 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Buying a New Audio Interface?
Replies: 6
Views: 1679

Not sure how much scratch you're willing to part with, but Metric Halo is having a sale right now:

http://mhsecure.com/metric_halo/

If money were no concern to me, I'd get a ULN8.
by comfortstarr
Mon Jul 21, 2014 5:44 pm
Forum: People/Places/Things
Topic: RIP Charlie Haden
Replies: 3
Views: 1181

Highly recommend listening to the recent Fresh Air in which they play a bunch of old segments with him. I, sad to say, had no idea he was such a political bad ass. Loved his playing, love his story.
by comfortstarr
Mon Jul 14, 2014 7:13 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Inexpensive Nearfield Monitors - $400 or so
Replies: 12
Views: 2192

I too asked this question on this very board not very long ago. I too was pointed to the D5s. I too bought them. And I too recommend them.

They replaced some Event PS8's and they, frankly, replaced the hell out of them.