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by j_howell
Sun Feb 15, 2009 6:37 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: WTF is this awesome delay unit Neko Case has?!?
Replies: 16
Views: 3673

WTF is this awesome delay unit Neko Case has?!?

Check this out: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nbjnS_RTj_o About 5:50 in, there's a quick shot of this crazy-assed delay thingy, then the lovely Ms. Case briefly discusses wiggling the arm while it's running to get a crazy wobbel out of it, and there's a very short snippet of this...what kind of del...
by j_howell
Sat Feb 14, 2009 4:47 pm
Forum: Buy/Sell/Trade
Topic: tape machine(s) for sale...
Replies: 6
Views: 2650

Actually, now I kinda do wanna sell that console...

...but only 'cause I just found my ultimate wet dream amp, and I hafta somehow come up with the way-too-much kinda money I need to buy it...

Sigh. Why does stuff have to be so expensive?
by j_howell
Sat Jan 24, 2009 11:47 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Another Plate Reverb
Replies: 60
Views: 45042

Working on it! Can't seem to find any of the shitty recordings it was on from before, and unpacking gear into my way-too-small temp space now... Actually, I think it's on a couple of half-finished things at www.myspace.com/wellsareme. The nylon-string guitar/junkmetal cello piece has ghetto plate al...
by j_howell
Fri Jan 23, 2009 10:50 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Allen & Heath Mixers?
Replies: 20
Views: 3967

I have a System 8 desk, it's nice, the pre's are pretty stout. I like it! Also, I'm using it with an 80-8 as well...
by j_howell
Fri Jan 23, 2009 10:26 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Another Plate Reverb
Replies: 60
Views: 45042

Here's a link to some photos on myspace of ghetto plates #s one and two...

http://viewmorepics.myspace.com/index.c ... Id=1242704

Also a bunch of pics of cigar-box mbiras and crap...

Not the best photos of the ghetto plate, but...[/img]
by j_howell
Tue Jan 20, 2009 9:00 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Recording a violin and a cello: help!
Replies: 18
Views: 5012

Violin is the one instrument that makes me pine for a ribbon mic! Rumor has it all the strings on 'Eleanor Rigby' were recorded with sm57's. I am in a band with an incredible violinist, and I have recorded her with M49's, Blue mouses's, U47's, U67's, U87's, M269's, SM81's, Earthworks TC30's, Stapes...
by j_howell
Tue Jan 20, 2009 7:27 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Those new "Classic Vibe" Squiers
Replies: 47
Views: 14030

Hate to admit it, but the Classic Vibe pinebody Tele pretty much kicks ass. It's ridiculously good, and $300. Better than any Am Std I've played in the last dozen or so years. I've played all of this series several times, and they seem pretty amazing, all things considered. I was least impressed wit...
by j_howell
Wed Jan 07, 2009 2:21 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Howe Gelb/Giant Sand/Arizona Amp and Alternator guitar sound
Replies: 8
Views: 2988

Yep. The one time I got to see Howe, he sat on the edge of the stage, with the piano in front of him on the floor. At one point, he was clanging on the piano with his feet while still playing guitar with his hands, improvising a ditty about the fan blowing onstage..."fan's got a wobble in it..." Awe...
by j_howell
Tue Jan 06, 2009 4:56 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Howe Gelb/Giant Sand/Arizona Amp and Alternator guitar sound
Replies: 8
Views: 2988

Oh, I'm sure by and large it's the genius of Howe that's responsible for most of it! I sometimes wonder if some of it isn't just sheer volume as well? The whole prepared/not prepared piano thing has me scratching my head as well. Does Howe just will these sounds out of stuff? It's pretty amazing. Se...
by j_howell
Mon Jan 05, 2009 5:23 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Howe Gelb/Giant Sand/Arizona Amp and Alternator guitar sound
Replies: 8
Views: 2988

Howe Gelb/Giant Sand/Arizona Amp and Alternator guitar sound

Anybody know much about what the hell Howe uses to get some of these sounds? When I saw him live, a few years ago, he played solo guitar and piano, and I don't recall having seen any other gear than a Gretsch Rancher, which Howe told the soundguy to make "loud as fuck"... Anyway, I know Mr. Gelb mak...
by j_howell
Sat Dec 20, 2008 7:43 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: The Jesus Lizard "Goat" Mic setup on Sims' Blog
Replies: 7
Views: 2292

Man, I can't wait for the '09 Jesus Lizard reunion!
by j_howell
Sat Dec 20, 2008 7:40 pm
Forum: Listen to Music
Topic: Best of 2008
Replies: 48
Views: 11297

Has Ribot ever done anything that wasn't amazing? Definitely one of the best films I saw this year (I dunno when it came out, though) was Le Corde Perdue, the Ribot doc...damn! Hmmm...this year, I've been catching up a lot on things I should've bought last year. Some things I've enjoyed this year, w...
by j_howell
Sat Dec 20, 2008 7:25 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: spring reverb machanics question.
Replies: 9
Views: 1459

Fender oilcan reverb? Awesome...just picked up a '69 Multi-Echo recently ( I think maybe the same fixed two-speed unit you refer to?) that supposedly worked, and very quickly found myself learning to rebuild the oilcan assembly...good times. Anyway, semi-relatedly, anybody have any ideas on using th...
by j_howell
Sat Dec 20, 2008 7:15 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: M2 Hammond Mod
Replies: 3
Views: 1022

Hmmm...does your M2 have reverb?
by j_howell
Sat Dec 20, 2008 7:14 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: finished! my first ribbon mic:
Replies: 39
Views: 10505

Awesome. Difficulty-wise, how would you rate building it? I totally can't afford a second RCA, but would looooove to have another ribbon...and I do enjoy building stuffs...