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by ckeene
Thu Jan 29, 2009 5:27 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Three Coincident Overheads
Replies: 26
Views: 5120

thanks, Jeremy, that was a really great post. The thrust of my initial post was mostly centered on blending mics to get a (personally) likable tone that was phase-coherent. The question that remains is in regard to the quote below, where you discuss stereo image: regardless of whether that middle LD...
by ckeene
Thu Jan 29, 2009 1:46 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Three Coincident Overheads
Replies: 26
Views: 5120

Yeah I'll def try this the next time I get to track.


Also, I like hearing about the other techniques, so if anyone wants to elaborate on spot micing, or doing 3-or-more overheads in any sort of spaced config, I'd def consider trying that.

-ck
by ckeene
Thu Jan 29, 2009 8:19 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Three Coincident Overheads
Replies: 26
Views: 5120

Spot micing cymbals seems good to me in concept, but when I get the mics in close enough to become "spot mics" the cymbals get a little brash sounding and the rocking of them in the stand makes them sound a little funny. This is not something I'm averse to trying again, either. I just seem to be abl...
by ckeene
Thu Jan 29, 2009 7:01 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Three Coincident Overheads
Replies: 26
Views: 5120

Yeah I thought about M-S, but I want the spread to be with SDCs and I don't have any that'll do fig-8. Also, with X-Y, it's nice to be able to nail the cymbals right on-axis. Theoretically, this 3 mic OH deal would have all capsules aligned and hopefully phase wouldn't be a big issue. (But yeah, I'd...
by ckeene
Thu Jan 29, 2009 6:21 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Three Coincident Overheads
Replies: 26
Views: 5120

Three Coincident Overheads

Has anyone done this? Although I like the way a mono LDC OH can bring out the drums and body of the kit, I sometimes feel the cymbal articulation and shimmer doesn't translate. I'm starting to wonder what it would be like to put up an X-Y SDC pair in addition to a single LDC. Thanks, sorry if this h...
by ckeene
Tue Jan 27, 2009 7:25 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Kick drum heads.
Replies: 17
Views: 3586

another +1 for Powerstroke heads from a another guy who's innately skeptical of new-fangled gear.
by ckeene
Tue Jan 27, 2009 7:21 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Gong, for plate reverb??!
Replies: 4
Views: 1374

That could be really cool. remember, a gong takes a long time to build up energy, so your verb will probably sound a lot different on a cold gong that one that's warmed up. Post samples!
by ckeene
Fri Jan 23, 2009 9:16 pm
Forum: Buy/Sell/Trade
Topic: WTB or WTBorrow: ADC punchdown tool
Replies: 7
Views: 1107

PM sent
by ckeene
Thu Jan 22, 2009 6:28 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: telling a drummer thats just tooo many toms!
Replies: 81
Views: 17055

So... how'd this session work out?

Personally, I think it'd be a blast to record a big drum kit.
by ckeene
Tue Jan 13, 2009 4:10 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: "Real Guitar" Guitar Hero?
Replies: 19
Views: 3052

I think Tape Op Hero is coming out next. Players will compete to set up mics, align tape machines, get accurate levels (without clipping!) and apply compressor settings under direction of a producer. Soldering iron controller and cable attachment sold separately. When you are really kicking ass the...
by ckeene
Fri Jan 09, 2009 6:46 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Tube warmth with FREE stereo modulation!
Replies: 28
Views: 5292

Is the leslie effect a lot more intense when recorded (with the close miced, panned 57s) than it is when you're just listening to it in an ambient space?
by ckeene
Thu Jan 08, 2009 7:58 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Tube warmth with FREE stereo modulation!
Replies: 28
Views: 5292

*applause*
by ckeene
Tue Jan 06, 2009 3:21 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Need Help Troubleshooting Solid State Bass Amp
Replies: 5
Views: 1266

Ok thanks for the advice on this. I've worked on tube amps enough to generally troubleshoot, but I don't have any tech experience with transistor amps.
by ckeene
Tue Jan 06, 2009 8:14 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Need Help Troubleshooting Solid State Bass Amp
Replies: 5
Views: 1266

The quickest way to check power output transistors is for internal shorts across any of the pins. There shouldn't be any direct continuity across any combination of pins you probe. Ok, I have two that are shorting out (a PNP and an NPN) across all combinations of leads I test. So that's a crude way...