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by Randy
Fri Apr 18, 2008 9:31 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: sennheiser e906 on bass cabinets and unusual sounds?
Replies: 13
Views: 3984

A word for the e906- I use it on bass when I want a little more definition in the midrange than I get from a 421. The e906 doesn't skimp on low end, and it has the switchable eq curve that makes it really versatile. It's a good all-around mic to have. It's worth a try. If it doesn't work for that si...
by Randy
Mon Apr 14, 2008 4:29 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: thinking about switching platforms
Replies: 51
Views: 8066

thinking about switching platforms

With the exception of a Commodore Vic 20, every computer I have owned has been a Macintosh. I use Macs at work and think of them as incredibly useful and Fisher-Price-simple to use. I recently bought a Laptop with Vista on it because I couldn't afford to replace my iBook. I was shocked and awed at h...
by Randy
Fri Apr 11, 2008 2:34 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Solder lead-free,what do you use?
Replies: 19
Views: 4868

Does anyone here use silver solder? I've been contemplating giving it a try and just want to know if it's any good. If you're soldering a joint that was leaded, do you have to clean the leaded solder off completely?
by Randy
Wed Apr 09, 2008 7:23 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: This is what is wrong with the education system today...
Replies: 34
Views: 8635

Yeah, I mis-spoke there. I agree it's been a constant struggle, and Clinton was by no means the start of it. It's just that the acceleration of this three-tiered system has really increased since the introduction of charter schools, TIFF districts, and a host of measures that have been used since th...
by Randy
Wed Apr 09, 2008 5:54 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: This is what is wrong with the education system today...
Replies: 34
Views: 8635

Who here thinks the public education system has improved year after year for the past two or three decades? Who thinks it will get better when the crop of underachievers who graduated from high school in 2004, graduate from college next month and start teaching high school in the fall? When it's lo...
by Randy
Tue Apr 08, 2008 8:19 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: This is what is wrong with the education system today...
Replies: 34
Views: 8635

... and to chime in on what djembe was saying, at least in the corporate world, HR departments usually post requirements beyond what they will accept hoping to get more than they can pay for. Job consultants always say send a resume even if you don't fill all the "requirements." Generally anyone who...
by Randy
Mon Apr 07, 2008 3:17 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Get in your Hole! or Best Dehumidifier <$200
Replies: 10
Views: 2279

I have two things to add (garnered from experience): #1 If you can, get a humidifier that can sense the humidity. I ran one constantly and then I started to notice the doors in the house were starting to crack and the trim was lifting off the wall. There is such a thing as too dry. #2 painting the f...
by Randy
Sun Apr 06, 2008 5:48 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Stereo Electric Guitars
Replies: 17
Views: 4344

I like to do that with acoustic guitars too. If I had only one close mic working I pull in a little delayed reverb to the other channel to give the spaciousness.
by Randy
Sat Apr 05, 2008 7:56 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Need hardware that sounds like Magneto plugin... ?
Replies: 4
Views: 1096

I was able to dial that sound in on my Boss G-3 pedal also. IIRC, it was compression then distortion (like what Furilla said.) Getting one of those Neve Portico's for live use would be kinda pricey, and probably a little too subtle for the extreme crunch you want.
by Randy
Fri Mar 28, 2008 11:29 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Is waves so bad that people have to resort to this?
Replies: 28
Views: 4434

I don't have a horse in this race, but this appears really fishy to me. A computer doesn't care what kind of data it is; data is data to a computer. Ones and zeros. How does a processor deem certain data "non-essential"? Wouldn't that require more processing to determine, which would then tie up mo...
by Randy
Fri Mar 28, 2008 9:16 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Is waves so bad that people have to resort to this?
Replies: 28
Views: 4434

That's a novel concept :-) Can you support it? Sorry I didn't get back to you sooner. I didn't see your post. Here is a very basic page that describes how DSPs work. http://www.dsptutor.freeuk.com/intro.htm If you do a search for "DSP processing" you should find plenty of technical papers outlining...
by Randy
Sun Mar 23, 2008 5:23 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: That black material on the outside of rack cases
Replies: 11
Views: 2203

AstroDan wrote:I'd actually like to replace my rat-fur covered rack with tolex. Anyone know where these boutique amp makers get their green, red, orange, etcetera colored tolex?
I usually get my stuff from http://www.tubesandmore.com They have a good selection and they are quick to ship.
by Randy
Thu Mar 20, 2008 6:02 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Still Think Reaper is just a passing Fad?
Replies: 126
Views: 25237

I've been trying out Reaper for the last couple of days and it's great. I usually use Digital Performer on a Mac, and I'm still amazed at how simple Reaper is. It does everything that I need DP to do and in a quicker, more intuitive way. If Reaper came out for the Mac, I'd be tempted to ditch DP. I'...
by Randy
Sun Mar 16, 2008 9:02 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Who want's to form a Ramsa club???
Replies: 28
Views: 4568

I've never actually owned a Mackie, though, so I can't compare. I have two Mackie 1202s and went from them to my WR-8428. I only use the Mackies for location or PA duties now. I would never characterize my WR-8428 as dull sounding. In contrast to the Mackies it does have a much smoother high end, b...
by Randy
Tue Mar 11, 2008 5:50 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Is waves so bad that people have to resort to this?
Replies: 28
Views: 4434

Pushing hardware with software is real lame. It's why I don't bother with digidesign products. In this day where I can have a 3 GHz quad core for under 1K, why do I have to mess with PCI cards for DSP power? :( Well, for one, it sounds better. And two, having DSP available with something like an HD...