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by DGoody
Thu Nov 29, 2007 6:21 am
Forum: Buy/Sell/Trade
Topic: FS: Vintage Oktava ML15 Ribbon Mic
Replies: 1
Views: 722

I am obviously a luddite as I just can't get the photo linked...... check the auction for the pics:

http://cgi.ebay.com/OKTAVA-ML15-ML-15-R ... dZViewItem
by DGoody
Thu Nov 29, 2007 6:19 am
Forum: Buy/Sell/Trade
Topic: FS: Vintage Oktava ML15 Ribbon Mic
Replies: 1
Views: 722

FS: Vintage Oktava ML15 Ribbon Mic

Hey all..... I've got an old Oktava ML15 that I'm selling. It's presently on Ebay, but I wanted to post it here as well....... Mic sounds amazing..... I have more mics than I need, and I'm trying to fund more toys, so it has to go. It's definitely got that vibe, and certainly a far better investment...
by DGoody
Mon Nov 26, 2007 8:28 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Zonal, the other audio tape
Replies: 2
Views: 829

I tried Zonal about 8 or 9 years ago, when it first came out. It was touted as an audiophile formula, and rightly so. I remembered it being very thick however, making unsuitable for transports like a Sony/MCI or Otari, etc...... it could really only run properly on a Studer. From my recollection, it...
by DGoody
Sat Nov 24, 2007 10:10 am
Forum: Listen to Music
Topic: Blonde Redhead
Replies: 16
Views: 3650

I'm not so into Rich Costey's mixes here..... neither for that matter, am I into Moulder's. Misery is a much more interesting listen, in my opinion. Also, some of the songs are just filler on this record, for me.....
by DGoody
Sat Nov 24, 2007 10:08 am
Forum: Listen to Music
Topic: Robert Wyatt - ComicOpera
Replies: 3
Views: 1177

Shleep....!!! Yes, one of the best records ever!!!
by DGoody
Sat Nov 24, 2007 10:07 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Best all around snare for modern rock sound
Replies: 60
Views: 6458

I've got close to a dozen snares, and the one that gets used so much more often is the early 60's Ludwig Supra. Plain and simple. This drum just does the rock thing so well. Justin, you are totally right about getting 4-5 drums, finding the best head and tuning for each, and keeping them in that are...
by DGoody
Wed Nov 21, 2007 7:41 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Those hard hitting drummers...
Replies: 35
Views: 4552

I find too that many of the great drummers don't hit that hard overall...... I've recorded some pretty renowned drummers, and I can honestly say that 75% of them hit much softer than you think...... only louder when emotionally necessary. Joey Waronker, Brian Blade, Matt Chamberlain, Jerry Marotta, ...
by DGoody
Mon Nov 19, 2007 11:17 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: The Quietness Wars (mastering)
Replies: 48
Views: 7297

I mixed a record some months ago that is being released in February. The band is Camphor, the label is Friendly Fire.... Max (the main Camphor) and I actually discussed this idea last night, where the record would be released with data files of "typically" brick walled mixes, but the main audio disc...
by DGoody
Sun Nov 11, 2007 9:59 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: top3 tape machines
Replies: 19
Views: 2628

Studer A800, CCIR alignment....... any format tape........ that'd be my choice, aside from the occasional ATR 102.
by DGoody
Fri Nov 09, 2007 3:43 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Recording Drums (Brave New World!)
Replies: 35
Views: 4027

Flip side of the coin....... "in the *old days*", engineers many times took hours to set up for a session....... in fact, Van Gelder was notorious for this. However, can one argue with the results? We keep opining on our professed LOVE for these "old school" recordings..... the best ones took time, ...
by DGoody
Wed Nov 07, 2007 8:34 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: NS-10m monitors and the amps that power them
Replies: 40
Views: 16005

Firstly, throw them out....... NS-10s suck....... ha ha...... Beyond that, when I used NS-10s, I powered them with old McIntosh MC75 tube amps...... the only way they were ever listenable to me..... I did also use Hot House 500 amps, but they're a bit of coin...... MOSFET amps, and tubes seem to mat...
by DGoody
Mon Nov 05, 2007 8:53 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: ATR Tape Users???
Replies: 0
Views: 344

ATR Tape Users???

How's everyone liking ATR stuff? I still had a bunch of GP9 the last few months, but I'm getting to needing more tape.

A friend bought a few reels of 2" and they were gunking up his transport on a A800..... any experiences?/?
by DGoody
Sun Nov 04, 2007 2:58 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: "How To: Record An Album"
Replies: 14
Views: 3808

I've been doing a song at a time, except mixing...... for me, it keeps things more spontaneous and fresh...... keeps the whole record from sounding the same. I tend top work the other way only when things have to be done piecemeal or in different studios, etc...... otherwise, I like a song at a time...
by DGoody
Sat Nov 03, 2007 4:43 pm
Forum: Tape Op Magazine
Topic: New Tape Op/ John Frusciante
Replies: 30
Views: 18049

i'm just sick of these guys always repeating the same sentiment. Do you think it's dishonest? Sometimes I do think it's dishonest. Sometimes it's not...... it's just that it's become such a talking point. The reality is that skill made old records dound the way they do...... not technology (at leas...
by DGoody
Thu Nov 01, 2007 12:27 pm
Forum: Tape Op Magazine
Topic: New Tape Op/ John Frusciante
Replies: 30
Views: 18049

I think Frusciante is severely overhyped, and frankly, the whole schtick about "putting people in a room live", and "2 mics on the drums" is just getting so tired...... good records are made in so many ways....... Nobody says anything new..... it's like we have little buzz phrases about vibe, and ho...