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by psychicoctopus
Tue Oct 14, 2003 11:39 pm
Forum: 5/03-2/05: General Recording
Topic: drone devices/ambient accumulation
Replies: 45
Views: 4131

Re: drone devices/ambient accumulation

Acoustic feedback can be interesting for drones. I've played with rooms by deliberately creating feedback with an amp and a mic, while tweaking a parametric EQ in the chain to alter the feedback pitch. Usually only one pitch sounds, but with careful EQ'ing multiple notes can sound at once. Most peop...
by psychicoctopus
Sun Oct 12, 2003 12:45 am
Forum: 5/03-2/05: General Recording
Topic: rush limbaugh
Replies: 29
Views: 3526

Re: rush limbaugh

Apparently combinations of drugs like oxycontin and other stuff causes sudden deafness after long term use. Scary.
by psychicoctopus
Tue Oct 07, 2003 10:25 am
Forum: 5/03-2/05: General Recording
Topic: Haunted Recording Studio!
Replies: 84
Views: 35695

Re: Haunted Recording Studio!

SirDonut wrote:How do you like to mic a ghost? I prefer a blumlein setup.
Contact mic on tombstone? Hey, ever see the Twilight Zone episode where there was this grave with a telephone line coming out of it, making prank calls? That scared the shiznit out of me when I was 10. Yikes.
by psychicoctopus
Fri Oct 03, 2003 6:27 pm
Forum: 5/03-2/05: General Recording
Topic: Nice little Neve road mixer
Replies: 9
Views: 881

Re: Nice little Neve road mixer

Whoa! Pat Benatar's board? P-h-a-t. ... I once saw Jimmy Swaggart's Quad Eight up on the eBay block.
by psychicoctopus
Fri Oct 03, 2003 6:14 pm
Forum: 5/03-2/05: General Recording
Topic: Low Budget Monitors
Replies: 16
Views: 1824

Re: Low Budget Monitors

I have a pair of Event PS8's Heh. I have the PS8's too, and from the start I was dissapointed that they didn't sound like the 20/20's that I've gotten used to elsewhere. They're certainly useable, but for some damn reason, they make a whistling noise whenever loud bass notes play :shock:, and it se...
by psychicoctopus
Fri Oct 03, 2003 10:57 am
Forum: 5/03-2/05: This #%^ Computer
Topic: real time analyzer software?
Replies: 2
Views: 772

real time analyzer software?

Is anybody using real time analyzer software? Can you recommend any? I recently saw some live sound guys using a laptop to check system response, and it seems like by now, hardware RTA's would be pretty much obsolete. I've played with Spectrogram v6.6 (shareware), which gives pretty high resolution,...
by psychicoctopus
Fri Oct 03, 2003 10:38 am
Forum: 5/03-2/05: General Recording
Topic: fretless vs fretted bass tone
Replies: 8
Views: 674

Re: fretless vs fretted bass tone

Ummm... I think you are mixing up your terminology here. Just because a note swells and sustains doesn't mean there's a lot of harmonic content coming off the strings. That riff was likely recorded on a hollow-body bass with flatwounds, one of the least harmonic-laden combinations ever. What you're...
by psychicoctopus
Fri Oct 03, 2003 12:06 am
Forum: 5/03-2/05: General Recording
Topic: Where I'm at...
Replies: 21
Views: 2337

Re: Where I'm at...

As it stands I'm eating a can of Ranch Style Beans for lunch a lot these days. I'm big on pasta alfredo lately. And I quit grad school to do music. No more free lunches with hotshot chemistry professors. Nyaaaah. If I can't hear/make music (or silence!) all the time, I'd prefer to go deaf. Pass the...
by psychicoctopus
Thu Oct 02, 2003 11:14 pm
Forum: 5/03-2/05: General Recording
Topic: listening to test tones
Replies: 16
Views: 1363

Re: listening to test tones

Maybe playing some pink noise will smooth out the comedown.
by psychicoctopus
Thu Oct 02, 2003 6:25 pm
Forum: 5/03-2/05: General Recording
Topic: fretless vs fretted bass tone
Replies: 8
Views: 674

Re: fretless vs fretted bass tone

As far as strings go, the standard recommendation is Thomastik Jazz Flats. ... they're also wicked expensive for strings, but since they're flats, you don't replace them ever. Thanks for the heads-up on the Jazz Flats. Is there a market for used strings? I tend to break the E and the A after a mont...
by psychicoctopus
Wed Oct 01, 2003 3:39 pm
Forum: 5/03-2/05: General Recording
Topic: fretless vs fretted bass tone
Replies: 8
Views: 674

fretless vs fretted bass tone

Ok, I play a fretless bass because I dig the growl. At the same time, though I'd love a warm, round Fender-y bass sound for some songs. Which can be tough to mimic with the Cort 4-string fretless I'm using. Pure nickel roundwound strings are sounding waaay better than steel strings, but it still isn...
by psychicoctopus
Tue Sep 30, 2003 12:38 pm
Forum: 5/03-2/05: General Recording
Topic: Distressor?
Replies: 7
Views: 1017

Re: Distressor?

Experts may note that typing your ex-girlfriends' (or boyfriends') names into Google may reveal what they are doing, which is handy if you want to play "Let's compare how much better off I am since we broke up than you are". Ha! Or Google may reveal your criminal record, if you happened to do somet...
by psychicoctopus
Tue Sep 30, 2003 12:33 pm
Forum: 5/03-2/05: General Recording
Topic: channel eq
Replies: 27
Views: 2841

Re: channel eq

Thanks for the Orban advice. Cool-looking units for sure, but the consensus on lack of headroom is good information. Maybe you could drop in better op-amps and get an improvement?
by psychicoctopus
Mon Sep 29, 2003 7:53 pm
Forum: 5/03-2/05: General Recording
Topic: channel eq
Replies: 27
Views: 2841

Re: channel eq

Any comments on the Orban parametric or paragraphic EQs?
by psychicoctopus
Mon Sep 29, 2003 3:36 pm
Forum: 5/03-2/05: General Recording
Topic: do snakes affect signal quality?
Replies: 14
Views: 1650

Re: do snakes affect signal quality?

thempt wrote:The sad thing is that it is certainly possible to hear a difference between some cables.
Is the capacitance issue something you'll run encounter with cheaper snakes, i.e. ProCo, Rapco, Hosa, etc... ?