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by Punkity
Mon Aug 30, 2004 7:01 am
Forum: 5/03-2/05: General Recording
Topic: What is your City/Town like?
Replies: 78
Views: 7256

Re: What is your City/Town like?

Greensboro N.C. This place can really get you down if you let it; it is a real make your own fun sort of place, but things are comming around. I was out of the music scene for a year or so (too much heroin and ego floating around, started to feel like Chapel Hill without the great music), but I've w...
by Punkity
Fri Aug 20, 2004 6:21 am
Forum: 5/03-2/05: General Recording
Topic: Favorite Boundry Mic technique?
Replies: 14
Views: 1406

Re: Favorite Boundry Mic technique?

Toss it on the pillow in the kick drum. Closest to set and forget I've ever come across.

Never did much else with it except tape a couple to the walls of the practice space years ago.
by Punkity
Fri Aug 20, 2004 6:11 am
Forum: 5/03-2/05: General Recording
Topic: How often do you dream about music?
Replies: 4
Views: 660

How often do you dream about music?

I had a dream last night about doing live sound. Actually it was a nightmare (more true to life, no?). I was doing sound for Saturday Night Live, and the group was some jazz outfit that doesn't exist (the sax player looked exactly like Michael Douglas...I don't know what that could possibly mean). A...
by Punkity
Thu Aug 19, 2004 11:34 am
Forum: 5/03-2/05: General Recording
Topic: how do i fix this bad guitar tone?
Replies: 27
Views: 2546

Re: how do i fix this bad guitar tone?

feel free to hijack the thread or start a new one. i'd like to hear what you have to say.
I would, gladly, but work is busting my balls right now. Maybe tomorrow.

By the way, welcome to TapeOp. Stay a while, this place will rock your interworld.
by Punkity
Thu Aug 19, 2004 10:26 am
Forum: 5/03-2/05: General Recording
Topic: how do i fix this bad guitar tone?
Replies: 27
Views: 2546

Re: how do i fix this bad guitar tone?

For the $450 you can get a heck of a tube preamp that will sound as good if not better and will have much more volume control. IMO at least. *shrugs* I realize that opinions may differ, and the terms used to describe sound mean different things to different people (crunchy, grunge, creamy, ear-spli...
by Punkity
Thu Aug 19, 2004 10:05 am
Forum: 5/03-2/05: General Recording
Topic: how do i fix this bad guitar tone?
Replies: 27
Views: 2546

Re: how do i fix this bad guitar tone?

he's going for a metal sound, very crunchy yet articulate, kind of like slayer. what he DOESN'T want is thin fuzzy distortion. any more pedal ideas? I looked for years to get that sound out of a petal. I don't think it can be done. What you need for that sound is an overdriven tube amp, perhaps wit...
by Punkity
Thu Aug 19, 2004 9:04 am
Forum: 5/03-2/05: General Recording
Topic: how do i fix this bad guitar tone?
Replies: 27
Views: 2546

Re: how do i fix this bad guitar tone?

Ugh. I know that scene (primarily because I used to be just like that). I'm guessing the guy is pretty young. High School? Anyway, I doubt the guitar is the problem, but it can't hurt to get it fixed. I lived there years ago, and the only place I know of still there that does good work is the Music-...
by Punkity
Mon Aug 09, 2004 6:02 am
Forum: 5/03-2/05: General Recording
Topic: the one mic you want most
Replies: 101
Views: 9727

Re: the one mic you want most

Gimme a pair o dem M-50 Neumans wit da crazy eyeball capsules. Den I be gitten all dem hot symphonic girlz. They be freaks yo!
by Punkity
Thu Jul 29, 2004 7:32 am
Forum: 5/03-2/05: General Recording
Topic: something i read in tapeop
Replies: 47
Views: 4708

Re: something i read in tapeop

Oops, I let my analogy with the experimental nature of deciding if a record is good or not get away from me. I didn't intend to imply that a record is good or bad before we decide, I meant to say that our decision is what makes it good or bad. I should have used something like an election. No one is...
by Punkity
Thu Jul 29, 2004 7:23 am
Forum: 5/03-2/05: General Recording
Topic: something i read in tapeop
Replies: 47
Views: 4708

Re: something i read in tapeop

This is a pretty interesting idea if we unpack it a little. While there are elements of good music recordings that are universal and have nothing to do with taste such as skill of performance, questions of balance, mindfull arrangement, and so on, they count very little (and some could easily argue ...
by Punkity
Wed Jul 28, 2004 6:23 am
Forum: 5/03-2/05: General Recording
Topic: dbx sucks... why?
Replies: 15
Views: 3716

Re: dbx sucks... why?

Yes braindefault, you are correct, the dbx on the Portastudio sucks. Why? I don't know. Probably because the 424 is a POS. Useful--yes, convenient--yes, worthy of love and praise--yes, but a piece of shit nevertheless. I've used dbx on reel-to-reel recorders before and it doesn't suck, not even on o...
by Punkity
Mon Jul 26, 2004 6:03 am
Forum: 5/03-2/05: General Recording
Topic: using a mixer with really nice mic pres
Replies: 6
Views: 1105

Re: using a mixer with really nice mic pres

I really don't see this as an improvement. He is still running the signal through the board's pres, regardless of how the trim is set. That and the signal is still passing through the remainder of the board all the way to the main buss out amplifiers. If your friend really wants to use the rnp as a ...
by Punkity
Fri Jul 23, 2004 9:09 am
Forum: 5/03-2/05: General Recording
Topic: stage mics
Replies: 11
Views: 906

Re: stage mics

Ahhhhso. That does make a small difference. If you are multitracking, see if you can mult for each mic off of the soundpersons snake. If not, see if there are any extra outs from the FOH board. This will make your life a ton easier. You are going to need a feed from the vocal mic(s) anyway. It is ju...
by Punkity
Fri Jul 23, 2004 6:16 am
Forum: 5/03-2/05: General Recording
Topic: stage mics
Replies: 11
Views: 906

Re: stage mics

Sound, Unless the bar is a LARGE one, micing anything except vocals and perhaps bass drum (and even less perhaps snare) is overkill for metal. The only way a PA is going to support 1 or 2 100W guitar rigs and a 200-300W bass rig is that if it is at least 500W running at least 4 15" woofers with atte...
by Punkity
Mon Jul 19, 2004 7:07 am
Forum: 5/03-2/05: General Recording
Topic: Siren Fest... worst sound ever.
Replies: 30
Views: 4524

Re: Siren Fest... worst sound ever.

Worst live sound ever. Primus at the Boathouse in Virginia Beach. Nothing above 200 Hz. I mean nothing! The entire point of that band was the popin' and slappin' on the bass, the twerg guitar lines, and goofball vocals, not "rumble d mumble, thud." The sorriest part was that the FOH guy was Primus's...