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by Rolsen
Wed Dec 21, 2011 8:28 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Lawrence Welk Show
Replies: 21
Views: 8484

While on vacation a couple years ago, the wife and I were nursing hangovers in our hotel room fixated on a Lawrence Welk-athon. I was geeking out on these two guys in the band sitting side by side, one with a Fender Bass VI and the other with a Jazzmaster - both guitars a matching baby blue color. T...
by Rolsen
Fri Dec 16, 2011 7:29 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: AT Pro37r vs. "Alice" by Scott Helmke
Replies: 23
Views: 5263

My band used Pro37s for OHs (ORTF style) on the drums for our new EP and we really liked 'em. They guy who mixed us has all the top-shelf stuff and knows how to use it, and he was astonished with what we were able to do with the 37s (carpeted bedroom, but fairly meticulously treated with 703-style b...
by Rolsen
Fri Dec 16, 2011 7:15 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: voodoo labs power supplies vs Dunlop Brick
Replies: 2
Views: 1282

I'm shopping for the same sort of thing right now. I've been using the Visual Sound 'One Spot,' which is a high mili-amp (sp?) wall-wart, which you can daisy chain a bunch of pedals, but not the high-draw digital pedals or double pedals like the Boss DD-20. The problem with daisy chains is the intro...
by Rolsen
Sun Nov 06, 2011 11:47 am
Forum: Listen to Music
Topic: Jane's Addiction: *The Great Escape Artist*
Replies: 3
Views: 1189

I believe Ritual De Lo Habitual is one of the best rock albums, ever! I am a huge JA fan, including all the spinoff projects like Deconstruction, Porno for Pyros, Polar Bear, Avery's new solo stuff, Farrell's solo stuff, etc. That said... Eric Avery was a critical element in JA, and without him, Nav...
by Rolsen
Fri Oct 07, 2011 8:52 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Album Release: Cd's or Online or...?
Replies: 36
Views: 8324

How timely! I actually posted a similar question on People Skills, specific to use of CDs or their alternative when engaging in local promotion, i.e. college radio submissions, club booking, local press, etc. Personally, I still buy CDs as they're typically comparable in price (Amazon) to buying an ...
by Rolsen
Fri Oct 07, 2011 8:36 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Promotion of New Album in the Digital Age?
Replies: 12
Views: 2847

Thanks guys. I understand that a little 'ol band like mine is wasting our effort sending promo material to Spin, etc. We're a hometown band and will probably stay that way, but we have been written up in a couple of the local lefty/music/arts weeklies and have played on and been played by college ra...
by Rolsen
Wed Oct 05, 2011 10:45 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Promotion of New Album in the Digital Age?
Replies: 12
Views: 2847

Promotion of New Album in the Digital Age?

I've seen and commented on many Tapeop posts regarding how worthless CDs are as a means to put your music into the hands and ears of others. While I don't entirely agree with that sentiment, I would ask those who have moved away from CDs how you go about the whole 'promo pack' thing for local print-...
by Rolsen
Wed Sep 21, 2011 7:32 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Most Versatile Studio Amp to Buy???
Replies: 38
Views: 8836

After a long, expensive and disappointing journey to find a 'versatile' amp, I came to the conclusion (already stated in this thread) that one-trick pony amps are the way to go. That said, my Egnater Tweaker head/cab setup yields some incredible tones, and was designed to cover the fender/vox/marsha...
by Rolsen
Fri May 20, 2011 3:12 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Amp Effects Loop Cabling Question
Replies: 2
Views: 929

Amp Effects Loop Cabling Question

I think this should work, but before I go buy some adapters, I thought I'd ask here: In an effort to reduce cabling bulk for live shows, I?d like to see if I can substitute my two ?? TS (i.e.guitar) cables for one TRS cable with dual ?? mono cables attached to each end for going to and from my amp?s...
by Rolsen
Fri Apr 29, 2011 12:44 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Cheap, easy graphic design software?
Replies: 14
Views: 3527

Cheap, easy graphic design software?

I know, this isn't recording related, but it is band poster, cover art related - hope thats ok. I've got a 1 yr old iMac and it seems that the included software is really limited for graphic art design. I'd like to get something where I can fairly easy put and edit images, add text, manipulate, etc ...
by Rolsen
Sat Apr 09, 2011 11:59 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: SM7 - Using the Frequency Switches on the Back
Replies: 5
Views: 1429

SM7 - Using the Frequency Switches on the Back

By default, I usually use the bass roll-off on vocals and most the time on guitar amps, but I'm wondering what others' applications are for the high frequency boost and bass roll-off switch?
by Rolsen
Wed Feb 02, 2011 6:17 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Vinyl duplication vs. CD
Replies: 68
Views: 14076

I know that vinyl is experiencing a resurgence of sort, but I'm not convinced that enough casual listeners have record players. I don't, and none of my bandmates do, either. Of the folks who frequent local live music venues, what percentage do you think own record players and collect LPs? I'm not po...
by Rolsen
Wed Jan 05, 2011 7:09 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Stereo Mic Bar for XY and/or Spaced Pair?
Replies: 13
Views: 4254

Well, the K & M it is then! Just ordered it. Seems like, on this and other forums, folks tend to prefer ORTF over XY for drums. Thanks again!
by Rolsen
Thu Dec 30, 2010 7:07 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Stereo Mic Bar for XY and/or Spaced Pair?
Replies: 13
Views: 4254

Stereo Mic Bar for XY and/or Spaced Pair?

I have some, but very limited experience recording a drumkit, and am thinking I'll likely be trying either an xy or a spaced pair overhead setup using AT Pro 37's. I can imagine the benefit of having a 'stereo mic bar' that I've seen online, so that, when using an xy setup, I would only have to futz...
by Rolsen
Sun Nov 28, 2010 9:55 am
Forum: People/Places/Things
Topic: Recommend Mixing Services in Tacoma Seattle Area?
Replies: 3
Views: 999

Thanks guys! I'm going to admit that your figures have left me in a bit of a state of shock, for 'medium' quality mixing. This is good though, as I need to know how to plan my next move and be realistic about allocation of resources for this thing.