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by AGCurry
Tue Dec 05, 2006 8:20 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: M160 - silver and black/ old and new
Replies: 5
Views: 1264

Well, here I am talking out of my *ss, but...

I have several Beyerdynamic ribbon mics, including three M500s - one M500N(C), one M500TG, and one M500 "Classic." None of them sounds like the others.
by AGCurry
Mon Dec 04, 2006 1:29 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: faking upright bass with an electric?
Replies: 46
Views: 27691

I play upright bass, and no fretted electric is going to sound much like an upright. Fretless might be closer, depending mostly on who's playing, but still not very much like the real thing. Best bet -- find a guy who's put in years playing upright bass, and get him to come in and overdub parts. +1...
by AGCurry
Thu Nov 30, 2006 12:27 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Vocals
Replies: 17
Views: 2698

Well, compression is a great tool. But... I was listening to some of "Let Me Off Uptown" on Fresh Air (NPR) yesterday. It's the Gene Krupa Orchestra, 1940, with Anita O'Day and Roy Eldridge speaking and singing. Sold 1.5 million copies. You could hear and understand every word, both spoken or sung,...
by AGCurry
Thu Nov 30, 2006 12:19 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Live Recording Tips?
Replies: 16
Views: 2732

yeah, just instrumental, so thankfully no live vocals. wouldn't haveing a room mic set up away from the instruments give you the problem of two different mics picking up the same sound at slightly different time intervals? Your room mic(s) will be far enough away from the source(s) so that you won'...
by AGCurry
Thu Nov 30, 2006 5:57 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Live Recording Tips?
Replies: 16
Views: 2732

Instrumental bands are relatively easy, especially if it's all electric instruments + drums.

Close-mike guitar amps. Run bass and keyboards direct. Two to four mics for drum set. Get room sound with a single mic or a stereo pair. Mix to taste.
by AGCurry
Thu Nov 30, 2006 5:52 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Vocals
Replies: 17
Views: 2698

Well, compression is a great tool. But... I was listening to some of "Let Me Off Uptown" on Fresh Air (NPR) yesterday. It's the Gene Krupa Orchestra, 1940, with Anita O'Day and Roy Eldridge speaking and singing. Sold 1.5 million copies. You could hear and understand every word, both spoken or sung, ...
by AGCurry
Thu Nov 30, 2006 5:42 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: That "vintage" sound....what is it?
Replies: 52
Views: 8332

When you ask or tell about "classic vintage" sounds, you must define: WHICH vintage. Is it 1940, 1946, 1956, etc.. And, there is obviously more than technology involved. Can you imagine the Jimi Hendrix Experience doing their thing in, say, Sam Phillips's place in 1955? It is a confluence of factors...
by AGCurry
Tue Nov 21, 2006 5:22 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Percussive "Ah" Syllable
Replies: 9
Views: 1428

I'm in the camp which would fix the performance first and use signal processing last. The aaa vowel will, other things being equal, be the loudest vowel, because it provides an unimpeded path from the source of the sound to the microphone. Many singers are aware of this and take steps to even out vo...
by AGCurry
Fri Nov 17, 2006 6:16 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Bass Guitar Neck stuff
Replies: 6
Views: 862

Shims will not help a bowed neck. Is the truss-rod adjustment on this neck done at the heel or at the headstock? If heel, remove the neck from the body. Enlist the help of a friend. Sit down. Holding the ends of the neck, with the fretboard facing away from you, put the center of the neck against yo...
by AGCurry
Tue Nov 14, 2006 1:24 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Good small cab for a 1966 Fender Bassman amp?
Replies: 27
Views: 6064

The only thing with playing bass through an open-back cabinet is you have to be sure you don't play too loud, or if you are playing loudly, you need to keep the low end down. You could rip the cones if you crank it too much. You should be able to tell by ear if you are distressing the speakers. Not...
by AGCurry
Sun Nov 12, 2006 6:53 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: What mic is she using?
Replies: 13
Views: 2530

My guess would be some kind of AKG.

I too would love to have the whole show. Chuck Berry, Sam Cooke, Smokey Robinson - and wasn't that Freddy and the Dreamers?
by AGCurry
Sun Nov 12, 2006 6:45 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Recording mandolin
Replies: 11
Views: 1816

I had occasion to record mandolin in a non-bluegrass setting a couple of years ago. I used a simple X/Y pair of Oktava MK012s, cardioid, a couple of feet off the instrument. Worked well for me.
by AGCurry
Tue Nov 07, 2006 10:20 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Shure Ribbon Mics
Replies: 14
Views: 5704

The 300 is kind of a sleeper. The one I have sounds significantly better than the ubiquitous 315, but like AGCurry said, they all sound different... Re-ribboning them can be an issue, although I've heard that ENAK and Stephen Sank are doing Shures these days... Yeah, ENAK reribboned the 300 and a B...
by AGCurry
Tue Nov 07, 2006 5:49 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Shure Ribbon Mics
Replies: 14
Views: 5704

I have three 330s (chrome finish), a 333, and an SM33. These are all slight variations on the same design. Medium-long ribbon, supercardioid, variable impedance. I have a feeling the 333, which is Army green, was a 330 painted for military use. Old farts like me remember when the Army painted everyt...
by AGCurry
Tue Nov 07, 2006 5:32 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: ASAT's: What kin ye tell me?
Replies: 11
Views: 1603

I had one for a while. Bought it on eBay, sold it there too at a profit. The ONLY reason I sold it is that the neck was just too narrow for my fat bass-player fingers. It was a beautiful and well-made guitar. It had the larger humbucking pickups (not the little Telecaster-sized single coils). Kind o...