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by A.David.MacKinnon
Mon May 11, 2020 10:00 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: What music stuffs are ya's doin' today?
Replies: 36
Views: 2011

Re: What music stuffs are ya's doin' today?

You’re forgetting the Modern Lovers first record. Maybe it doesn’t count though because it was recorded in LA.
by A.David.MacKinnon
Sun May 10, 2020 3:00 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: MADIXtreme Help?
Replies: 15
Views: 1229

Re: MADIXtreme Help?

I'm still running an old system here. Nothing has changed. It's an old Mac tower running pro tools 9.

I've held off updating anything because I don't want to have to replace the whole system.
by A.David.MacKinnon
Sun May 10, 2020 7:17 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: MXR DynaComp issue in Logic Pro X
Replies: 18
Views: 1157

Re: MXR DynaComp issue in Logic Pro X

You could either try a limiter on the input chain after the dynacomp or deal with it once it’s in the daw. The second option is probably the more transparent choice. Either a limiter plug in that only grabs the big spikes or just automate the volume to level them out. This has always been one of my ...
by A.David.MacKinnon
Sat May 09, 2020 11:25 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: What music stuffs are ya's doin' today?
Replies: 36
Views: 2011

Re: What music stuffs are ya's doin' today?

Working on arrangements for a friends record. He's one of the best drummers around and it gives me great joy to be playing drums on his tunes (even if they're only scratch tracks).
by A.David.MacKinnon
Wed May 06, 2020 10:58 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Latest gear you've acquired.....
Replies: 4187
Views: 909550

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

markjazzbassist wrote:
Wed May 06, 2020 10:44 am
makes sense dave. hope it goes well. i'm still loving the tascam 488mkII btw, really appreciate your recommendation with that.
I've had my eye on a Tascam 238 for sale locally. It's the holy grail of cassette 8s (for me at least). Hard to get my head around the price tags though.
by A.David.MacKinnon
Wed May 06, 2020 10:42 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Summing mixer with aux sends
Replies: 5
Views: 554

Re: Summing mixer with aux sends

I'm a bit confused with the passive thing. That Tascam isn't passive. The Neve doesn't look to be either. Maybe you're looking for a line mixer (ie: a mixer with no pre-amps or with inputs switchable between pre and line)? If that's the case , there are lots of high quality, small format mixer out t...
by A.David.MacKinnon
Wed May 06, 2020 10:06 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Latest gear you've acquired.....
Replies: 4187
Views: 909550

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

Just got a few pancakes if Capture 914 tape in the mail. My project for the week is getting the old 1/2" 16 track back in action. awesome! i'm interested to see how the capture holds up. any reason why you went with it over Recording the masters? Mostly because A) the price was pretty decent and B)...
by A.David.MacKinnon
Wed May 06, 2020 7:04 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Warm WA412 vs. Black Lion Audio B12A Quad
Replies: 24
Views: 1667

Re: Warm WA412 vs. Black Lion Audio B12A Quad

Just to muddy the waters even further (sorry).....
Where ever possible it's a really, really good idea to use the same pre-amps on all drum channels. It really helps the kit sound like one instrument.
by A.David.MacKinnon
Tue May 05, 2020 1:58 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Latest gear you've acquired.....
Replies: 4187
Views: 909550

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

Just got a few pancakes if Capture 914 tape in the mail. My project for the week is getting the old 1/2" 16 track back in action.
by A.David.MacKinnon
Fri May 01, 2020 10:21 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: MADIXtreme Help?
Replies: 15
Views: 1229

Re: MADIXtreme Help?

My new card arrived last week. It's solved some of the problems but others persist. The computer/Madi connection is solid now. The old card was dropping it's connection more and more frequently (like every day) forcing me to reseat the card every time it dropped. That's solved with the new card. I'm...
by A.David.MacKinnon
Mon Apr 27, 2020 6:03 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Depth of Field and Recording Levels
Replies: 13
Views: 1249

Re: Depth of Field and Recording Levels

A lot depends on your signal to noise ratio. Try it and see what happens. It may work or you may have some of the same issues and extra hiss thrown in too. Two things come to mind with conga (and any percussion really) - #1 what mic are you using? If it's bright it'll feel forward even with tape rol...
by A.David.MacKinnon
Sat Apr 25, 2020 2:59 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: looking for mic stand extender to solve 414 shockmount issues...
Replies: 9
Views: 872

Re: looking for mic stand extender to solve 414 shockmount issues...

I know exactly the one you mean. I've got one here somewhere but have no idea where it came from or how I got it.
I can't point you in the right direction but if you can't find one let me know. If I can find mine I'll throw it in the mail.
by A.David.MacKinnon
Fri Apr 24, 2020 6:42 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Capture 914 and 930 1/4" Tape -Anyone try this new tape
Replies: 9
Views: 2223

Re: Capture 914 and 930 1/4" Tape -Anyone try this new tape

Necro thread but did anyone every try this tape?
Duplication.ca has it at a good price and they're just up the road from me (although I'll be getting delivery with this whole lock-down business). I've been thinking about reviving my Tascam MSR16S for ages now. This might be all the excuse I need.
by A.David.MacKinnon
Thu Apr 23, 2020 5:12 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Digitizing Analog Songs, need suggestion on small, easy no screen options
Replies: 19
Views: 1547

Re: Digitizing Analog Songs, need suggestion on small, easy no screen options

Just cause it's got all that doesn't mean you have to use it.
What you're asking for is basically a modern DAT machine. There's not much like that out there these days beyond the hand held recorders. Computers have taken over almost everything.