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by sdelsolray
Mon May 12, 2008 8:21 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: What's a natural step up from sm81s?
Replies: 33
Views: 5700

Re: What's a natural step up from sm81s?

I saved up for a while to get sm81s because I had used them before, after feeling I had "outgrown" using MXLs and other cheapies a while back. I think I am starting to outgrow the 81s, and would like to add to my collection. Right now I'm looking hard at the AKG c451b, and the AT4051. I was wonderi...
by sdelsolray
Sun Apr 06, 2008 9:59 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Who should I buy my 12AX7 tubes from?
Replies: 17
Views: 4469

I've purchased many tube from Brent Jesse at:


http://www.audiotubes.com/

Jesse is straight shooter and very knowledgeable. He has a great inventory too.
by sdelsolray
Tue Oct 17, 2006 6:22 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Digi001 & 6.7?
Replies: 9
Views: 1005

PTLE 6.4 is indeeed the last version that will run on a Digi001. DigiDesign wrote code into version 6.7 to make it NOT work wth a Digi001.
by sdelsolray
Wed Jul 05, 2006 11:47 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Why do people mic acoustic guitar at the 12th fret?
Replies: 26
Views: 4409

Micing an acoustic at the 12th fret is common because it sounds good for many of the uses of acoustic guitar in modern music. However, it is not an accurate representaiton of the instrument. Indeed, just about any close micing technique with an acoustic guitar is inaccurate to some extent or another...
by sdelsolray
Sun Jul 02, 2006 11:25 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Pro Tools, What should digidesign do next?
Replies: 55
Views: 12283

ADAT S/MUX to allow for 96k recording on more than 2 channels (I'm speaking of PTLE and corresponding interfaces). Also, wordclock.
by sdelsolray
Sat Jul 01, 2006 11:01 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Why do people mic acoustic guitar at the 12th fret?
Replies: 26
Views: 4409

I think the reason this placement is used is simple - it sounds good for a whole variety of applications, from strummed chords destined to be buried in a full mix to solo fingerstyle. I look at it this way. It is true that most of the sound comes from the soundboard. By placing at the 12th fret (or ...
by sdelsolray
Tue Jun 20, 2006 10:06 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: what's all this talk about bypassing the 001
Replies: 15
Views: 2521

Re: what's all this talk about bypassing the 001

can someone please elaborate for the noob? i just saved my g4. i've been using a mackie 1402-->001 line ins forever. what's all this talk about the wonderful world of bypassing using the spidif? like how? can you daisy chain them? how many inputs can you do this way? and what pres do people like? i...
by sdelsolray
Mon Jun 19, 2006 12:06 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Digi 001 in OSX 10.4 and beyond
Replies: 9
Views: 1774

OS 10.3.4 is the last supported version according to Digidesign. There are folks using a Digi001 with versions up to 10.3.9, but it simply doesn't work with 10.4x.

I tried higerh 10.3.x versions (above 10.3.4). Didn't work right. I'm at 10.3.4 and I'm not going anywhere.
by sdelsolray
Fri Jun 09, 2006 10:27 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Is it me or is it my Digi 001?
Replies: 9
Views: 1654

If you bypass the pres and converters (totally), the unit (although lobotomized) works great. That's kind of sad. ;-) Well, I suppose it is. Still, the Digi001 was designed to a price point, about $800 IIRC. Back then (late '90s, early '00s) it provided quite a bit of functionality and versatility ...
by sdelsolray
Thu Jun 08, 2006 2:11 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Is it me or is it my Digi 001?
Replies: 9
Views: 1654

If you're using the Digi001 preamps, line ins or line outs, converters and/or clock that's not surprising. If you bypass the pres and converters (totally), the unit (although lobotomized) works great.
by sdelsolray
Wed Jun 07, 2006 9:57 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: ADK mics
Replies: 9
Views: 1597

I have a matched pair of the ADK CE. I just got them so I haven't spent enough time with them yet to really know them well. I can tell already that I like them. They're nice, very nice actually. I only record solo fingerstyle acoustic and classical guitar. They will compliment the other mics I have ...
by sdelsolray
Mon May 29, 2006 10:13 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Oktava MK-012's -vs.- Josephson C42's
Replies: 8
Views: 2364

I would take the Josephsons over the Oktavas almost always. Clearer, more detailed and accurate. However, the modular design of the Oktava is nice. The mod improves things. Cheaper too.

You might also consider the Peluso CEMC6 modular SD series. Very nice mics.
by sdelsolray
Sun Mar 26, 2006 11:11 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Mac CPU Upgrades?
Replies: 7
Views: 1236

I upgraded a 450MHz Sawtooth G4 (your 400 should be a Sawtooth too) with the Sonnett 1.0 GHz upgrade. It's been working fine for nearly two years. Running PTLE 6.4, plugins (including Altiverb 5).

I've got 1 gig ram.
by sdelsolray
Sat Dec 17, 2005 8:21 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Altiverb
Replies: 12
Views: 2850

I've been using it since Version 2. Now I'm on 5. It's a great product that has matured nicely. The IRs are great. They should really port this plug over to the Windows side. Maybe they will.
by sdelsolray
Thu Nov 24, 2005 9:27 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: The Next Legendary Mic Pre
Replies: 137
Views: 28823

My vote would go to that group of tube preamps blending old and new, such as the Pendulum MDP-1a, DW Fearn VTP2, Manley, Forsell, etc.

Those pres will be around for a long time.