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by AGCurry
Thu Jun 19, 2003 11:59 am
Forum: 5/03-2/05: General Recording
Topic: drop some upright bass recording knowledge on me please
Replies: 18
Views: 7261

Re: drop some upright bass recording knowledge on me please

What I haven't seen here yet is this question: What sound do you want? There are many different upright bass sounds. Do you want it to sound like old big-band records? Early country? Bluegrass? Modern jazz growly? What strings are on the bass make a huge difference. The setup makes a big difference....
by AGCurry
Wed Jun 11, 2003 7:49 am
Forum: 5/03-2/05: General Recording
Topic: New Bluegrass Recording Project
Replies: 14
Views: 1867

Re: New Bluegrass Recording Project

h7, in bluegrass the whole band is a rhythm section. One key is a good room, or, if you can't find a good room, a good front porch out in the country on a windless day. Use your NT5 pair, with good shockmounts. Have the band assemble in somewhat of a semicircle around the pair. Soloists step forward...
by AGCurry
Wed Jun 11, 2003 7:29 am
Forum: 5/03-2/05: General Recording
Topic: Audix?
Replies: 15
Views: 2308

Re: Audix?

I can only tell you about the one I have, the OM-5. It's designed for live vocal use, hypercardiod, neodymium, blah blah. It's designed and built well. It's heavy and has virtually NO handling noise. I got it for my girl singers who have a bad habit of singing too close and not on axis, because the ...
by AGCurry
Fri Jun 06, 2003 8:09 am
Forum: 5/03-2/05: General Recording
Topic: Long distance guitar cable...
Replies: 11
Views: 1444

Re: Long distance guitar cable...

It depends on the capacitance of the cable, but 18 feet is the commonly-accepted limit on length of a high-impedance guitar cord. More than that and the high-frequency loss can be noticed. Sorry, dude.
by AGCurry
Fri Jun 06, 2003 7:56 am
Forum: 5/03-2/05: General Recording
Topic: Sure Beta 58 and 58/ Uses and Applications?
Replies: 3
Views: 721

Re: Sure Beta 58 and 58/ Uses and Applications?

Well. The major difference between the SM58 and Beta 58 is the output - the Beta has a higher output due to the neodymium magnet. Based on the kind of music you're doing, the 58 should do fine for vocals. I wouldn't expect great things from it for solo acoustic guitar, where you want a big, detailed...
by AGCurry
Wed Jun 04, 2003 8:20 am
Forum: 5/03-2/05: This #%^ Computer
Topic: Moving from Roland VS to DAW
Replies: 4
Views: 3828

Re: Moving from Roland VS to DAW

I have the Aardvark 2496 and the Direct Pro Q10 on the same PC. They are wonderful. Great sound, great features, and you don't need a separate hardware mixer.
by AGCurry
Sun Jun 01, 2003 7:56 am
Forum: 5/03-2/05: General Recording
Topic: big ass tom sound/dual stereo
Replies: 6
Views: 868

Re: big ass tom sound/dual stereo

Hmm. I tend to have the opposite problem. Have you considered it might be a problem with the drums themselves, or with their tuning? My drums, in my studio, are a set of Tama Rockstar. The toms are very strong - I need to use the dampening rings on them. I record with a X-Y stereo pair (MC012s or Ro...
by AGCurry
Sat May 31, 2003 11:57 am
Forum: 5/03-2/05: General Recording
Topic: Combo Bass Amps
Replies: 11
Views: 1035

Re: Combo Bass Amps

comfortstarr, you didn't say what styles, venues, and volumes you'll have to be ready for. I'd say if you're playing metal or hard rock, a combo amp won't get the job done, unless it'll just be used as a stage monitor and your bass signal will be part of the FOH mix. The reasons for using a combo am...
by AGCurry
Thu May 29, 2003 7:59 pm
Forum: 5/03-2/05: General Recording
Topic: Success with cheapo (i.e. Mono) equipment?
Replies: 20
Views: 8409

Re: Success with cheapo (i.e. Mono) equipment?

Well, I love old music too. But I don't really love crappy recordings. Imagine, if you will, Jimmie Rogers or Robert Johnson recorded on good modern gear. They were awesome no matter what the gear, but how much more listenable those recordings would be. That said, the pinnacle of monaural studio sou...
by AGCurry
Wed May 28, 2003 7:54 am
Forum: 5/03-2/05: General Recording
Topic: Looking for the "anything but Numetal" guitar soun
Replies: 15
Views: 2914

Re: Looking for the "anything but Numetal" guitar

Hmm. "Blown out, thick, heavy bass sound." "Heavily muted". I'm thinking that any of the amps you have would prolly be okay, and that perhaps the guitar itself deserves more attention. Can you try a Gibson, or something with humbucking pickups? Nothing like a Gibson for blown-out and thick. And what...
by AGCurry
Tue May 27, 2003 8:28 am
Forum: 5/03-2/05: General Recording
Topic: Good Vocal (speech) Mic Around $100-$150
Replies: 8
Views: 829

Re: Good Vocal (speech) Mic Around $100-$150

Electro-voice 635A. The radio/TV reporter's microphone. Omnidirectional, great sound on guitar cabs, sturdy as you want. Around $50 used.
by AGCurry
Sat May 17, 2003 8:22 am
Forum: 5/03-2/05: General Recording
Topic: Delta 44 & Omni I/O: Great, but I want 4 preamps.
Replies: 3
Views: 962

Re: Delta 44 & Omni I/O: Great, but I want 4 preamps.

Or the Aardvark Direct Pro 24/96. Four discrete preamps for mic/line, phantom power, 6 outs, EQ, compression. Mix in software. A little under $500.
by AGCurry
Fri May 16, 2003 11:10 am
Forum: 5/03-2/05: General Recording
Topic: your favorite Makeout Music
Replies: 77
Views: 7214

Re: your favorite Makeout Music

Astrud Gilberto & Stan Getz - Brazilian sambas.
by AGCurry
Fri May 16, 2003 11:08 am
Forum: 5/03-2/05: General Recording
Topic: Best Dynamic Mics
Replies: 24
Views: 12927

Re: Best Dynamic Mics

Sennheiser MD441
Sennheiser MD421
ElectroVoice RE20
ElectroVoice RE55
by AGCurry
Wed May 14, 2003 12:09 pm
Forum: 5/03-2/05: General Recording
Topic: More stupid tube amp questions about ohms n' volume n such
Replies: 12
Views: 1284

Re: More stupid tube amp questions about ohms n' volume n su

SoftSupply has it nailed. The Marshall cabs are more efficient (aka sensitive).

Ohms and watts have far less to do with loudness than does speaker efficiency.

The Ampeg drivers were made by CTS, by the way.

And: deadair, if you need more than your Marshall, you're playing WAY TOO LOUD.