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by AGCurry
Thu Aug 17, 2006 1:31 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Little Richard vocal recording
Replies: 12
Views: 2188

drumsound wrote:AT TapeOpCon last year Cosimo Matassa said he used a U47 with Little Richard at J&M in New Orleans.
I'll shut up now.
by AGCurry
Thu Aug 17, 2006 6:58 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Best way to record a james bond esque horn section
Replies: 3
Views: 807

Yeah. Big room, few mics, heavy on the brass, woodwinds there just for color.
by AGCurry
Thu Aug 17, 2006 6:55 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Little Richard vocal recording
Replies: 12
Views: 2188

I assume you're talking about the Specialty recordings. I've often wondered the same thing myself. Long Tall Sally sounds more primitive than most of the other cuts; my guess is that it was recorded in a different studio from most of the other cuts. I believe that a lot of the Specialty recordings w...
by AGCurry
Thu Aug 17, 2006 6:47 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Minimal Drum Mic Techniques
Replies: 6
Views: 1783

Hmm. I second the 50s and 60s jazz records suggestion. Little Richard's original Specialty recordings, esp. "Slipping and Sliding". I think that's Earl Palmer on drums. Ray Charles's Atlantic recordings from 1955 to 1961 (also Earl Palmer, I think). Most anything by James Brown. Stax/Volt - Booker T...
by AGCurry
Mon Aug 14, 2006 11:29 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Ribbon help!
Replies: 10
Views: 2480

Re: Ribbon help!

I've been listening to my Bing Crosby collection and the noise floor on the cd's is the same sound I'm hearing through the 74b. Bing would have used a 44 or 77, but the idea's the same. Is your room absolutely quiet? A lot of times there is white noise that we usually don't notice because it's alwa...
by AGCurry
Thu Aug 10, 2006 1:17 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Sm7b or RE20 or Heil PR40 or?
Replies: 15
Views: 3183

There's the obvious: Sennheiser MD421.
by AGCurry
Thu Aug 10, 2006 6:42 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Beyerdynamic M500 Classic limited edition
Replies: 23
Views: 5934

thanks for the replies! Does anyone know what a fair price is? If one is not working for $300, how much did it cost to fix? My friend is selling it, and neither of us have a clue, and want to make it fair for both of us. It works and looks fine, but we are thousands of miles apart, so I can't try i...
by AGCurry
Wed Aug 09, 2006 12:51 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Beyerdynamic M500 Classic limited edition
Replies: 23
Views: 5934

I bought a dozen, and they turned out to be truly great trading fodder over the years.... A DOZEN? Wow, you're a genius! I bought one on eBay a few years ago. I think I paid in the $300 range for it. Had to have it reribboned, dammit. But it sure is nice now. I also have the old M500 with the plast...
by AGCurry
Wed Aug 09, 2006 8:49 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Snare buzz on live recording
Replies: 7
Views: 1175

Well, it's usually the other instruments, especially bass and guitar, which set the snares to rattling. Isolate. If you can give everybody headphones and have them play with the phones on without screwing up their playing, put the amps in another room, or go direct with the bass. Or, try to construc...
by AGCurry
Wed Aug 09, 2006 8:37 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: home / studio speaker amp ?
Replies: 7
Views: 920

I'd just stay with what you have. If you're happy with your mixes, and your Pioneer rig does what you need it to do, what's the problem? The amp you use really has much less to do with the sound you get than do the speakers. The other option would be to get a power amp and a preamp with enough optio...
by AGCurry
Wed Aug 09, 2006 6:08 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Stereo tube compressor recommendations, please
Replies: 11
Views: 2347

I'd suggest he spend his money on some cymbals and maybe a tom tom or two...
by AGCurry
Wed Aug 09, 2006 6:06 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: An interesting question: why is Vintage stuff so cool?
Replies: 38
Views: 4262

Because it's stuff I wanted when I was young and it was new. I couldn't afford it then but I can now.
by AGCurry
Tue Aug 08, 2006 11:17 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: noob with a dream
Replies: 15
Views: 2401

It seems to me that getting the room sound of the organ when you are going to dub your vocals will make it sound like two different recordings pasted together - UNLESS you also record your vocals in the same way as the organ, which you probably don't want to do. Just my approach, but I would try to ...
by AGCurry
Mon Aug 07, 2006 11:17 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Decent keyboard amp or p.a.?
Replies: 10
Views: 1197

Re: Roland

I've always loved the sound of the Roland KC amps series. I used to have a great KC-550; I got it used for $250, it had a lot of volume and a very accurate representation of my keyboard. Lots of good bass, 15 inch speaker, and it's got like 4 stereo inputs if you want to plug in a couple keyboards....
by AGCurry
Fri Aug 04, 2006 8:13 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: What's your oldest piece of gear?
Replies: 87
Views: 15267

Hammond M2 organ, 1952.

Shure 333, 1954.

Ampeg B-15N, 1964.