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by AGCurry
Fri Nov 03, 2006 5:58 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Live standard mics BEFORE sm57 and sm58?
Replies: 2
Views: 662

Before the Shure SM58/57, there was (in the U.S.) ... Shure. 55, Unisphere, Unidyne, 330, 333, 300, 315. Also Electrovoice. 664. And don't forget the RCA 77, 44, and 74, all widely used in live performance. Before the mid-sixties, singers did not usually remove the mic from the stand. And yes, the S...
by AGCurry
Fri Nov 03, 2006 5:50 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: beefing up thin vocals
Replies: 21
Views: 3698

The first thing I do is ask the singer to get closer to the mic. Proximity effect is his friend. It will generally also behoove him to actually sing softer. A thin voice sounds better when it is not being pushed. Of course, that gets into style, which you may or may not be comfortable making suggest...
by AGCurry
Wed Nov 01, 2006 5:58 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: drum overheads (mk012): cardioid, omnidirectional, or hyper?
Replies: 5
Views: 1372

Get all three capsules!

I have a pair with all three, but I don't recall ever using the hypercardioid capsules.

If you can't afford it, start with cardioid. Next would be omni.
by AGCurry
Tue Oct 31, 2006 6:57 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Fender MusicMaster Bass Amp
Replies: 12
Views: 2965

Re: Fender MusicMaster Bass Amp

The one I took home had a larger cab, 12" speaker with closed back, two 6L6 tubes, and an on/off switch. It's quite a bit louder and doesn't breakup very easily nor does it sound as pleasing when it does. The guy at the store said he thought it was a "Frankenstein" but I'm not really sure. You're d...
by AGCurry
Tue Oct 31, 2006 6:53 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Cheap Vocal Mics?
Replies: 15
Views: 2830

Some cheap mics I like for vocals:

Electrovoice N/D367 used
Electrovoice PL/80 used
Electrovoice RE15/16/18 used
Electrovoice 635A used
Audix OM5 used
Studio Projects C1
Beyerdynamic M260 used
Beyerdynamic M69 used
by AGCurry
Mon Oct 23, 2006 5:41 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Small bass amps for recording?
Replies: 24
Views: 4146

James Jamerson plugged direct in to the board at Hitsville U.S.A. Carol Kaye plugged her bass into a Fender Super Reverb (or Concert) Amp, which was close miked. Two very different sounds but both good. Neither of them obsessed about using a great BASS amp. When the mic is close to the speaker, havi...
by AGCurry
Mon Sep 25, 2006 12:36 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: AEA R92 -vs- R84?
Replies: 7
Views: 4430

I don't have the R92, but I have two R84s and an R44CNE. I have thought about getting an R92 but don't see that it would give me anything that the 84 couldn't cover. The 92 is designed more for close miking, with less proximity effect - that's about it. The R84 is a great mic, which I have used for ...
by AGCurry
Sun Sep 24, 2006 5:54 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: SM58 as an instrument mic?
Replies: 16
Views: 2761

If it's what you have, use it. It's not great but it's unlikely to suck.
by AGCurry
Sun Sep 24, 2006 4:40 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Seriously - is there any difference between bass guitars?
Replies: 73
Views: 19825

Re: i've been playing for xxx years...ECH!

it always kills me when people boast about how long they've been playing. It means NOTTA. lots of folks are better players in year 3 than in year 20 - they plateau quickly and never grow anymore. People reach a certain level of proficiency and then just play the same shit (101 blues licks) every ti...
by AGCurry
Thu Sep 21, 2006 7:52 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Seriously - is there any difference between bass guitars?
Replies: 73
Views: 19825

Again...all due respect, but I agree with comfortstarr. You can make the point that there's been a conventional use of bass in mainstream music, but that outright does not define its function . It's function is whatever the person playing it makes it do, as weak as that definition may seem. But per...
by AGCurry
Thu Sep 21, 2006 6:02 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Seriously - is there any difference between bass guitars?
Replies: 73
Views: 19825

If you're playing with a fuzztone, you're not really performing the function of bass. yeah totally, that is a big pile of crap. What is the function of bass again? I totally don't know, someone remind me. I though it was to mirror the guitarist and never have any sort of counterpoint or effect on t...
by AGCurry
Wed Sep 20, 2006 9:15 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: 1950s/teen idol rockabilly stuff
Replies: 11
Views: 1993

All by yourself. Sheesh.

Here's something you might try: Use a room mic every time you record yourself. Don't move it. Track each thing in a different spot. The presence of all those room-mic tracks *might* give the sense of a group in the room.
by AGCurry
Wed Sep 20, 2006 6:47 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Seriously - is there any difference between bass guitars?
Replies: 73
Views: 19825

FWIW, I once played an epiphone sg bass that kicked some serious ass with a fuzz pedal. I think it was pretty cheap, and the reissued Danelectro basses are also cheap but sound pretty cool, in a very non-conventional sense. If you're playing with a fuzztone, you're not really performing the functio...
by AGCurry
Wed Sep 20, 2006 6:32 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: 1950s/teen idol rockabilly stuff
Replies: 11
Views: 1993

0. Listen with a critical ear to as many records of that type as you can. 1. Use upright bass. If you can't, try a Fender bass through a guitar amp. 2. Small tube amps for the guitars. You can turn them up if you want, but NO intentional distortion or stomp boxes (possible exception of delay). 3. Re...
by AGCurry
Tue Sep 19, 2006 1:21 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Seriously - is there any difference between bass guitars?
Replies: 73
Views: 19825

FWIW, I once played an epiphone sg bass that kicked some serious ass with a fuzz pedal. I think it was pretty cheap, and the reissued Danelectro basses are also cheap but sound pretty cool, in a very non-conventional sense. If you're playing with a fuzztone, you're not really performing the functio...