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by A.David.MacKinnon
Sat Aug 29, 2020 11:29 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Latest gear you've acquired.....
Replies: 4209
Views: 923922

Re: Latest gear you've acquired.....

The Shure looks a lot like an SM59 which is a ridiculously great mic.
by A.David.MacKinnon
Mon Aug 24, 2020 6:55 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Complete list of Cassette Multi-Track Recorders and Portastudios
Replies: 43
Views: 957

Re: Complete list of Cassette Multi-Track Recorders and Portastudios

The Vestax 6 track is a pretty impressive piece of engineering. If I could just get mine set up for type 2 tape it would be killer. I'm also rocking the 488 for most of my writing/demoing a fair amount of soundtrack work. I have a love hate relationship with it. It sounds great but the routing is a ...
by A.David.MacKinnon
Fri Aug 07, 2020 7:44 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Any DAW that supports "grouping" regions for edits?
Replies: 11
Views: 439

Re: Any DAW that supports "grouping" regions for edits?

Pro Tools does this (if I’m understanding the question correctly). I’d be amazed if logic doesn’t. It’s essential for doing things like editing drums. In pro tools it’s called “group”. Select the tracks you want, command +g, name the group edit all of those tracks as if they are one. It’ll also appl...
by A.David.MacKinnon
Sun Aug 02, 2020 7:45 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Latest gear you've acquired.....
Replies: 4209
Views: 923922

Re: Latest gear you've acquired.....

Red Panda Context reverb pedal This thing made my EHX Holy Grail totally obsolete. I never realized what a crummy reverb pedal I was living with (for like 10 years) until I tried a better one. Every Holy Grail I've ever recorded gives off a high pitch whining sound behind the reverb. It drives me c...
by A.David.MacKinnon
Fri Jul 31, 2020 2:19 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Studiomaster Mixdown 16-8-16
Replies: 6
Views: 201

Re: Studiomaster Mixdown 16-8-16

Excellent! Exercising the switches (turning them on and off and on and off and on and off) will something clean them out. Otherwise open it up and blast it with deoxit.
by A.David.MacKinnon
Fri Jul 31, 2020 11:14 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Studiomaster Mixdown 16-8-16
Replies: 6
Views: 201

Re: Studiomaster Mixdown 16-8-16

Those inputs all rout through the insert (usually). So it's entirely possible that you've got signal that isn't making it past that point.
Who knows? It's an easy thing to check though. No soldering involved.
by A.David.MacKinnon
Fri Jul 31, 2020 9:38 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Studiomaster Mixdown 16-8-16
Replies: 6
Views: 201

Re: Studiomaster Mixdown 16-8-16

It could be dirty insert jacks. Try a blast of deoxit and plug and unplugging a few times.
Or a trs jack with the tip and ring connected.
by A.David.MacKinnon
Thu Jul 16, 2020 5:26 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Latest Gear You've Un-Acquired....
Replies: 41
Views: 2337

Re: Latest Gear You've Un-Acquired....

After years of hauling around a digi002/adat expansion and laptop for live gigs I bought a dedicated stand alone multitrack recorder by Cymatic audio. It does 16 channels at once and so far (knock on wood) has been bulletproof.Its paid for itself a few times over with comedy records. It’s such a rel...
by A.David.MacKinnon
Wed Jul 15, 2020 8:34 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Latest gear you've acquired.....
Replies: 4209
Views: 923922

Re: Latest gear you've acquired.....

Finally bought an EV RE20. Total impulse buy, but I've wanted one for a long time and got a decent deal on a factory repack. I always wanted one but did end up with an RE320, which is more or less a transformerless version. I like it a lot on floor tom, and it is good on bass and vox. I often pair ...
by A.David.MacKinnon
Mon Jul 13, 2020 9:59 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: leslie speakers and stereo recording
Replies: 16
Views: 607

Re: leslie speakers and stereo recording

Scodiddly wrote:
Mon Jul 13, 2020 12:47 pm


BTW only one of the two horns will have sound coming out of it. The other one is just there for balance.
Huh! I retract my advice then.

Good to know
by A.David.MacKinnon
Mon Jul 13, 2020 10:33 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: leslie speakers and stereo recording
Replies: 16
Views: 607

Re: leslie speakers and stereo recording

Try micing the front and side instead of each side. If the leslie has twin horns pointing away from each other and you mic from the sides you'll get each horn passing each mic at the same time. If you mic from the front and side it'll be staggered and you'll hear more stereo effect.
by A.David.MacKinnon
Mon Jul 13, 2020 7:07 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: shedshrine build 3.0 - furniture, cats, gear, enlightenment, and yer mom, man
Replies: 198
Views: 6144

Re: shedshrine build 3.0 - furniture, cats, gear and enlightenment, man

What’s the pedal on the top right? Looks like a metal zone. And looks like you have 8 of them! Please tell me you use them all at once for the ultimate swarm of angry bees tone. it's Janek Gwizdala's room. they are Boss OC-2 octave pedals. he and many other bassists are big into that pedal, they tu...
by A.David.MacKinnon
Sun Jul 12, 2020 4:31 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: shedshrine build 3.0 - furniture, cats, gear, enlightenment, and yer mom, man
Replies: 198
Views: 6144

Re: shedshrine build 3.0 - furniture, cats, gear and enlightenment, man

What’s the pedal on the top right? Looks like a metal zone. And looks like you have 8 of them!
Please tell me you use them all at once for the ultimate swarm of angry bees tone.
by A.David.MacKinnon
Sun Jul 05, 2020 9:18 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Headphones for occasional mix reference
Replies: 13
Views: 925

Re: Headphones for occasional mix reference

(I haven't stolen them from the kid to try this out yet, but I probably should.) There should really be a “ Musical Things I’ve Stolen From My Kid” thread. I’ll start - Jaymar toy piano. He plays it and we say it’s his but it’s really mine (and I use it better). Giant rain stick. Makes a great shak...