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by bigtoe
Mon Feb 14, 2005 10:09 am
Forum: 5/03-2/05: General Recording
Topic: attenuator pad. where to put it?
Replies: 12
Views: 6258

Re: attenuator pad. where to put it?

hey... i think i get the gist of what yer talking about...somewhat. "Pad at the mic pre: 100dB from the mic which will be blended with 40dB noise picked up by the cable = 100dB - 40dB = 60dB which will later on be attenuated with 20dB, but will attenuate "both" signals 20dB so the SNR should be same...
by bigtoe
Mon Feb 14, 2005 8:18 am
Forum: 5/03-2/05: General Recording
Topic: Grammy's Horrible Sound
Replies: 28
Views: 12067

Re: Grammy's Horrible Sound

CDB Studios wrote:Why does the Grammys sonic quality suck so bad and when I watch Austin City Limits the sonic quality is soooooo much better?

-Zach
GIGO.

i need sleep...see ya later...
Mike
by bigtoe
Mon Feb 14, 2005 8:13 am
Forum: 5/03-2/05: General Recording
Topic: attenuator pad. where to put it?
Replies: 12
Views: 6258

Re: attenuator pad. where to put it?

Hi folks. I have been thinking about where the optimal position of a attenuation adaptor is best placed. Connected to the mic or connected in mic pre. I have a theory about it which might not be correct but it is as far as I can see/figure it (out). 1. If I put a 100dB adaptor on the microphone, th...
by bigtoe
Mon Feb 14, 2005 6:31 am
Forum: 5/03-2/05: General Recording
Topic: A Disturbing Trend in the Tape OP Reviews...
Replies: 103
Views: 104592

Re: A Disturbing Trend in the Tape OP Reviews...

Um . . . don't you think it's valuable information if you don't dig it? I do, but in terms of space in the mag, I think it's probably more valuable for Larry and the guys to publish positively-angled reviews than negative ones. Every review (and God knows this is true of TapeOp) is full of personal...
by bigtoe
Mon Feb 14, 2005 5:21 am
Forum: 5/03-2/05: Off-Topic / Off-Color / Off-the-Cuff
Topic: Things I have given up on...
Replies: 18
Views: 25565

Re: Things I have given up on...

the recording industry and the recording studio industry.

butter.

Mike
by bigtoe
Mon Feb 14, 2005 5:16 am
Forum: 5/03-2/05: General Recording
Topic: Upgrading overheads?
Replies: 18
Views: 12180

Re: Upgrading overheads?

yeesh i've been upgrading my overheads for years. i have about 6. they all still suck at one time or another...

buy a bunch for different situations. the a pair of 603's and something mellower could take you a long way...

Mike
by bigtoe
Mon Feb 14, 2005 5:10 am
Forum: 5/03-2/05: General Recording
Topic: Microphone overload/attenuation switch question
Replies: 3
Views: 2944

Re: Microphone overload/attenuation switch question

i used the pad when i hear something distorting or when it's overloading the preamp.

otherwise i don't.

i live the simple life...by default...i am simple.

Mike
by bigtoe
Mon Feb 14, 2005 5:07 am
Forum: 5/03-2/05: General Recording
Topic: Here's an idea as to how to improve the world....
Replies: 28
Views: 15215

Re: Here's an idea as to how to improve the world....

Craig Anderton is the original gangsta! he's cool. i hope that dork who was editor last year is gone. he took it straight back to 1984 anyway i heard eq is getting better...i wanna see it. boy it was bad last year. most of the recording mags are kinda getting better- in no small part due to tape op,...
by bigtoe
Fri Feb 11, 2005 12:22 pm
Forum: 5/03-2/05: General Recording
Topic: ADAT equivalent
Replies: 15
Views: 4780

Re: ADAT equivalent

oh now...i know they're good but i've recorded guys that good...it didn't sound that good...and on one of those DAW thingies!

ok...i'll shut up...but that's flippin' impressive.

peace out.

Mike
by bigtoe
Fri Feb 11, 2005 11:46 am
Forum: 5/03-2/05: General Recording
Topic: ADAT equivalent
Replies: 15
Views: 4780

Re: ADAT equivalent

well fiddle my strings, you are really good at what you do.

Mike
by bigtoe
Fri Feb 11, 2005 8:46 am
Forum: 5/03-2/05: General Recording
Topic: What's up with thoes Neumann digital mics?
Replies: 8
Views: 3037

Re: What's up with thoes Neumann digital mics?

'The M149 is the first "new" mic that sounds really amazing from them in a LONG time.' i used that thing for about an hour once. i thought it sounded cool but no way was it an earthshattering experience....i was quite surprised...it was like "eh." same with the 87...and the 103...and the 184...and t...
by bigtoe
Fri Feb 11, 2005 8:42 am
Forum: 5/03-2/05: General Recording
Topic: Live to multitrack studio recording?
Replies: 14
Views: 4102

Re: Live to multitrack studio recording?

'Bigtoe, I know that alot of great records have been produced this way but all of the bands you mentioned had more time, money and experience to achive the great results they did. I am looking for things done on a much smaller scale (ie 15x30 rehersal space and less than $5000) to listen to.' i did ...
by bigtoe
Fri Feb 11, 2005 6:28 am
Forum: 5/03-2/05: General Recording
Topic: Live to multitrack studio recording?
Replies: 14
Views: 4102

Re: Live to multitrack studio recording?

check out some stones records...maybe some zeppelin records...the who...the faces...i pretty sure it can be done...

Mike
by bigtoe
Fri Feb 11, 2005 5:33 am
Forum: 5/03-2/05: General Recording
Topic: history of automation
Replies: 8
Views: 2986

Re: history of automation

i thought it was the bluegrass guys stepping up to the mic here and there! i read something here the other day about someone getting a board and thinking what a drag it is to have to mix multiple times to get it right as opposed to the computer...i thought that was a pretty incredible mindset...not ...
by bigtoe
Fri Feb 11, 2005 5:30 am
Forum: 5/03-2/05: General Recording
Topic: One more drum mic'ing question(s)
Replies: 6
Views: 2172

Re: One more drum mic'ing question(s)

'BUT, would I be better served using the C414 as the OH? Or would another decent cardioid like a 4033 or the CAD be better suited for the closer OH to save the "nicer" 414 as the room mic? Experiences? Preferences?' what's you're room like? i swear i love dynamics (including ribbons) for room...and ...