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by Rolsen
Fri Nov 26, 2010 12:42 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Roland V-Drums, Midi and EZ Drummer on Reaper?
Replies: 1
Views: 898

Roland V-Drums, Midi and EZ Drummer on Reaper?

I'm soliciting reality checks for those who've gone down a similar path. I'd like to use my v-drums, via Focusrite Saffire Pro 40's midi to write/record drums on Reaper. I think I'd be fine using software without hundreds of thousands of tweakable parameters, and EZdrummer seems to be heavily advert...
by Rolsen
Fri Nov 26, 2010 12:35 pm
Forum: People/Places/Things
Topic: Recommend Mixing Services in Tacoma Seattle Area?
Replies: 3
Views: 999

Recommend Mixing Services in Tacoma Seattle Area?

About to record our second album (probably 6-song ep), and we'd like to have someone else mix it this time. We're a three-piece, and sound kinda like Teenage Fanclub/Swervedriver meets Cheap Trick on cough medicine. We'd like to find someone who is familiar and capable with modern alt-type music, wi...
by Rolsen
Sat Oct 23, 2010 11:53 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: jazzmasters - new custom players series - pickup mods etc
Replies: 23
Views: 4550

I've got Seymour Duncan Jazzmaster Quarter Pounders in my jazzmaster, which the purists don't enjoy, but they do have a more 'full frequency' sound. I think most enjoy the middle pickup position on the Jazz - I know I do, and I think thats pretty darn smooth sounding. I certainly use the treble-cut ...
by Rolsen
Sat Jul 31, 2010 12:35 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Drum Software/Midi Setup for V-Drum Recording?
Replies: 0
Views: 628

Drum Software/Midi Setup for V-Drum Recording?

I have zero experience recording midi, but I do have a basic Roland TR-6 edrum set that I've recorded before using stereo outs for rough demoing purposes. I generally loathe the internal sounds and I'm contemplating the possibility of recording the midi signal and using some drum software to (hopefu...
by Rolsen
Mon Jul 05, 2010 10:54 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Martin DCX1E
Replies: 8
Views: 1326

I've been poking around the acoustic guitar rooms at the local shops for a couple years now, making sure that, when I actually win the lottery, I'll know just what acoustic I want! While doing so, I've become convinced that those lower priced Martins aren't that much better than a decent Yamaha or E...
by Rolsen
Sun Jun 27, 2010 10:52 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Help me with my pedal board!
Replies: 43
Views: 7482

Earlier in the post, someone mentioned loop-master.com. I'm impressed with switcher from them. I think I paid about $75ish for one that switches a, b, a+b, and c. 'C' goes to the Boss tuner, thus removing the tuner from the signal path, and allowing silent tuning. Though requiring extra cables and t...
by Rolsen
Sun Jun 20, 2010 10:40 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Physical Copies, Yes or No? And if yes, what kind?
Replies: 18
Views: 5715

My band is of the local, hometown venue playing type and we sold a little over 20 cds during our cd release party (now we struggle to sell a couple during subsequent shows!). I suspect that, without cds, we would have sold zero mp3's that night. The reason, I suspect, is that the moment someone is m...
by Rolsen
Sun May 23, 2010 7:16 pm
Forum: Listen to Music
Topic: update, perhaps my best work. i'm proud. shiner/failure
Replies: 4
Views: 1646

Me likey! I'm totally nutz for that failure, shiner sort of thing. Have you checked out The Life and Times yet? Their latest album, Tragic Boogie, is in the same vein.
by Rolsen
Sun May 23, 2010 6:57 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Speakers in Vox AC30
Replies: 8
Views: 2964

You should check out vintageamps.com for volumes of discussion on this very topic. Here's what I have (I've got an AC30 cc head) in my 2x12 Avatar cab: Weber Alnico Blue Dog and Celestion G12H30. Lotsa talk about keeping one Wharfdale in there and complementing it with an alnico of some sort. The be...
by Rolsen
Tue Apr 06, 2010 7:33 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: 700 unknown tubes... next step?
Replies: 13
Views: 2892

You should take good close-up photos of these and post some on vintageamps.com tube forum. There are some dudes here that are true fanatics, and can seemingly identify years and factory origins amongst other things by pictures alone. Diserable tubes like Mullards were often relabeled. 'Pulled' tubes...
by Rolsen
Sun Mar 07, 2010 2:30 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Next Vocal mic?
Replies: 42
Views: 11031

This may be a little hijackie: for those of you who use SM7's for male vocals, is there a common denominator in the voice or the musical genre that calls out for the SM7? What is the 'SM7' result that differs from the LDC result? I guess I could ask the same about the RE20. I think I need a less det...
by Rolsen
Thu Feb 11, 2010 6:08 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: voxes and vibrato. which ac30 has it?
Replies: 17
Views: 2547

I own a newer Custom Classic AC30 and it does have foot-switchable tremelo (though maybe it 'says' vibrato - I don't have it in front of me). It is not the pitch-bending variety, however.
by Rolsen
Tue Feb 02, 2010 10:11 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: The ethics of buying gear
Replies: 22
Views: 3101

I wish I could cite my source, but you'll just have to trust me on this bit of trivia: a global economics study concluded that if all the worlds weath, in terms of dollars, were distributed evenly amongst every living person, every living person would still be living well below the 'poverty' line as...
by Rolsen
Tue Jan 26, 2010 7:29 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Some info from the government. Dont shoot the messenger.
Replies: 14
Views: 2584

F the Fcc - remember 'Pump Up the Volume' with Christian Slater? Yeah, that's right.....
by Rolsen
Thu Dec 17, 2009 7:27 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Any Interface Models include Logic as Freebie?
Replies: 9
Views: 1952

Thanks! I don't need to keep it all under $1000 or anything - I'm just a bargain hunter like anyone else! Unless pursuaded to otherwise, I'd like to take the plunge into Apple land with the iMac, as it seems more bang-for-buck than the Mac laptop. It also seems that, with care, this could be somewha...