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by comfortstarr
Mon Nov 21, 2011 8:53 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: not sure where to put this but i think everyone should see
Replies: 81
Views: 16406

This is just a small nit on my part, but damn is that Shilo Productions group annoying. You're in advertising dudes. ADVERTISING. Your work is used to sell shoes, etc. Always remember that whence pontificating. I'm not slagging advertising. I generally don't care what people do to make a buck. It ju...
by comfortstarr
Tue Nov 01, 2011 2:11 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: New interface
Replies: 6
Views: 1859

Metric Halo? I have the old 2882 and ULN-2. They both have mic-pres. They now have a LIO-8 which is pure conversion (there's a ULN-8 with mic-pres). I'm strictly hobbyist and these are the only convertors I've ever heard and, to me, they sound great. Based on their email list, the more professional ...
by comfortstarr
Tue Aug 30, 2011 11:28 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Ridiculous!
Replies: 42
Views: 8046

I think it's funny that the knee jerk reaction is to get pissed at the FBI, and not be pissed at Gibson. this isn't the first time they've been slapped down about this. No argument. This is in no way a pressing issue....trading in illegal wood.... But I would be surprised if Gibson wasn't aware of ...
by comfortstarr
Fri Aug 12, 2011 9:23 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Cheap foot controller for looping in Ableton Live
Replies: 5
Views: 1975

Bumping and refining this thread. I'm recently coming off a longish recording hiatus. I upgraded to Logic 9 and lo and behold Mainstage can now do realtime looping with the cool "loopback" plug. So, I too, require a midi foot controller. While I generally stay away from Behringer stuff, their pedal ...
by comfortstarr
Mon Aug 08, 2011 6:33 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Apple's Commitment to Logic
Replies: 16
Views: 6156

Just saw this thread... a day after upgrading to 9... I'm middling happy with Logic and suspect I'd be happier with DP or PT for most of what I do. However, I'm financially sunk into it and I do really love the instruments and effects--I fear moving to DP/PT would just cost sooo much to get re-set-u...
by comfortstarr
Fri Aug 05, 2011 7:53 am
Forum: Listen to Music
Topic: Spotify is a game changer
Replies: 22
Views: 4863

I'm loving it and will be canceling my emusic subscription and moving to the Spotify premium plan.
by comfortstarr
Mon May 02, 2011 1:17 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Cheap, easy graphic design software?
Replies: 14
Views: 3357

Graphic Converter is also a good Photoshop stand-in--at least for my limited needs and abilities.
by comfortstarr
Wed Mar 23, 2011 2:08 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Upright Pianos under $3500?
Replies: 18
Views: 3380

@?,*???&? wrote:This place looks VERY promising:

http://www.pianoadoption.com/
Awesome!
by comfortstarr
Wed Mar 09, 2011 7:45 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Upright Pianos under $3500?
Replies: 18
Views: 3380

An idea is to check with your local universities' music departments about when/if they do annual sales of their practice instruments. I know that the University of Minnesota does this, as does Seton Hall (I'm assuming more do it as well). These are usually really good pianos (Yamahas, Steinways, an...
by comfortstarr
Tue Mar 08, 2011 5:06 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Upright Pianos under $3500?
Replies: 18
Views: 3380

An idea is to check with your local universities' music departments about when/if they do annual sales of their practice instruments. I know that the University of Minnesota does this, as does Seton Hall (I'm assuming more do it as well). These are usually really good pianos (Yamahas, Steinways, and...
by comfortstarr
Tue Mar 01, 2011 8:41 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Solid State bass head
Replies: 24
Views: 5841

I like my 90's G-K 800RB with the horizontal power switch. 300w full range (I don't use the 100W for biamp hi). Lots of power, thick, punchy, with character. Not "clean" and lifeless. I believe the newer G-K bass amps are good but not the same kind of sound as the older 800's. Anything new with lot...
by comfortstarr
Fri Feb 18, 2011 11:34 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Multi-Effects Pedals
Replies: 13
Views: 2788

I love my amp (Peavey Classic 20). I'm not looking for amp sims, for that and when I can't record at volume, I'm okay with what's available in Logic. I'm just looking for effects. I'll go try several this weekend (duh... the obvious step).
by comfortstarr
Thu Feb 17, 2011 10:51 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Multi-Effects Pedals
Replies: 13
Views: 2788

I think multi-effects are great as a sorta tasting menu for effects. I've owned the Line 6 M13 and M9 at separate times. Pretty good sound, true bypass, great looper. I keep thinking I should buy one again just for home entertainment. I sold them though, and the other multi-effects I had way back, ...
by comfortstarr
Thu Feb 17, 2011 7:40 am
Forum: Tape Op Magazine
Topic: Greg Dulli?
Replies: 4
Views: 2569

Greg Dulli?

Has he ever been interviewed? I searched the site, but nothing came up. The Twilight Singers just came out with a new record and I've been going back through a lot of Afghan Whigs CDs. I have to admit, he has a certain writing style that I dig a lot, plus the production on the Twilight Singer record...
by comfortstarr
Thu Feb 03, 2011 8:17 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Multi-Effects Pedals
Replies: 13
Views: 2788

While I agree that you will usually get better sounds out of individual effect pedals, the allure of the multi-effect is pretty obvious. I had a Yamaha Magicstomp that allegedly had the same processor as the SPX90. It did have very yummy reverbs and delays. The "crunch" and "overdrive" stuff was shi...