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by AGCurry
Tue Sep 19, 2006 1:16 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Fender Twin or Ampeg vt-22?
Replies: 15
Views: 5422

Recommendations? Traditional guitar amps just don't use tweeters. Tweeters don't do a thing for electric guitars - but they're nice for acoustics. You could use two amps. Or, you could mic the amp. Or, you could get yourself a small PA speaker and rig a foot switch to connect and disconnect it. The ...
by AGCurry
Tue Sep 19, 2006 1:04 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Seriously - is there any difference between bass guitars?
Replies: 73
Views: 19815

We bassists obsess needlessly about gear just as more as you guitarists do. And, just as with guitars, you will spend the most money on the last 5-10% of whatever it is you desire. But all basses don't sound the same, and they definitely are not created equal. So, my answer is that you shouldn't get...
by AGCurry
Tue Sep 19, 2006 10:40 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Fender Twin or Ampeg vt-22?
Replies: 15
Views: 5422

Back to using it for a violin... Even if a large speaker can reproduce a relatively high frequency, "beaming" is a problem. You will hear the high frequency fine on axis but it will disappear off axis. The larger the speaker, the more pronounced the beaming becomes. If you're going to mic the amp, i...
by AGCurry
Tue Sep 19, 2006 5:47 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Fender Twin or Ampeg vt-22?
Replies: 15
Views: 5422

If the VT-22 would "Undoubtedly sound better," that means you have no doubt. Therefore, you should get it. And you can sell me that nasty Twin Reverb, cheap. "because of the age?" Why would age matter? The VT-22 is a great amp. Ungodly loud (louder than the Twin) and ungodly heavy. But I would think...
by AGCurry
Mon Sep 11, 2006 6:03 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Neodymium speakers?
Replies: 3
Views: 699

Well, guitar-speaker connoisseurs say that there is a sonic difference between AlNiCo- and ceramic-magnet drivers, so there may well be a difference to the neos too. I don't know. I agree with the Professor that other factors of the driver's design have more effect on its sound than the type of magn...
by AGCurry
Fri Sep 08, 2006 6:22 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Bluegrass recordings that are just TOO good? (performances)
Replies: 42
Views: 4916

A point about right vs. wrong in Bluegrass. When Steve Earle cut his Bluegrass record, I recall a radio interview he did. A caller pointed out that to them Steve had added nothing to the tradition of Bluegrass. That he had injected none of what they seemed to figure were Steve Earle elements. Steve...
by AGCurry
Wed Sep 06, 2006 6:11 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Blues singers and microphones
Replies: 3
Views: 864

I'm at work, so I couldn't listen to the music on your website. I infer that you want your next recording project to sound something like your last one, and that you liked the RCA mic on your singer. RCA what? 77? 44? The AEA R84 and R44 mics, respectively, will do those great. Why not rent one? The...
by AGCurry
Wed Sep 06, 2006 5:59 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Beyerdynamic M88 vs. Electrovoice RE-20
Replies: 6
Views: 6609

They're both great dynamic microphones. The difference which sonically jumps out at you is the M88's much greater proximity effect. Second, the M88 has higher output. Third, the RE20 is cardioid pattern, where the M88 is hypercardioid. The RE20 has what I would call a "thick" or "opaque" sound acros...
by AGCurry
Tue Sep 05, 2006 12:01 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Bluegrass recordings that are just TOO good? (performances)
Replies: 42
Views: 4916

awesome...thanks for adding to my impression that bluegrassers are a bunch of uptight dillrods. Nothing wrong with my teacher or what he taught me. Just using it as an example of what bluegrassers are into. A rock guitar teacher might have told me to put some of myself into the song, or to express ...
by AGCurry
Tue Sep 05, 2006 6:33 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: I lost my (3)sm57's and...
Replies: 2
Views: 747

Hmm. I sold my only SM57 yesterday. I don't envision a situation where I really need one.
by AGCurry
Tue Sep 05, 2006 6:30 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Bluegrass recordings that are just TOO good? (performances)
Replies: 42
Views: 4916

I've enjoyed Bluegrass (listening and playing) since 1975, when I attended Bill Monroe's festival in Beanblossom, Indiana. I respectfully disagree with most of the opinions given here. The best Bluegrass is NOT perfect and precise. Of course, that statement invites the question, "What does 'best' me...
by AGCurry
Mon Aug 28, 2006 7:13 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: mic choices for horns
Replies: 11
Views: 2306

Wow, I feel bad for not menioning this earlier, but there is something really cool you can try because of the paricular medium on which you're recording... Part of the reason the horns from the 70s sound as ridiculously powerful as they do is that the engineers used the tape machine speeds to artif...
by AGCurry
Thu Aug 24, 2006 7:01 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: mic choices for horns
Replies: 11
Views: 2306

I'd say you're on the right track.

My approach would depend on the function of the horn parts themselves: Will any of them be soloing, or is a "horn section?" If it's "horn section," I might go for a room sound with a stereo pair.
by AGCurry
Mon Aug 21, 2006 6:36 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: best mic
Replies: 9
Views: 1398

If I were going to do this I would use my AEA R44CNE. It has incredible "reach" and two useable sides, so you just experiment with placement to get the mix right. I've recorded 7 people (playing and singing) at at time with it, with very nice results.
by AGCurry
Sun Aug 20, 2006 9:02 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: ribbon mics on snare?
Replies: 18
Views: 7984

Yes, ribbon mics can tolerate a high SPL. Do it.