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by joel hamilton
Mon Aug 15, 2011 6:35 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: recording *really* good bands...
Replies: 19
Views: 5187

I recorded Jojo. John is in a band with him. He has recorded Jojo like 9 milion times. Recording great players really makes everyone look good. You really show what you have got when the players are great, because you get to make it sound really, really good together. When the whole team is rocking,...
by joel hamilton
Sun Aug 14, 2011 6:18 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: recommendations for decent eq
Replies: 21
Views: 6216

The WHITE eq's can be incredible with something acting as make up gain. Leave everything at "5" and then crank up whatever you are using to follow the eq. Especially if you are using them on the way in. Just set your levels with the insertion loss already present, then use the thing like it is boost...
by joel hamilton
Sun Aug 14, 2011 6:11 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Pye Compressor Compared to plugin
Replies: 12
Views: 4939

I have used both. In General, a Plugin version of anything hardware will emulate the range of responses that the designer accommodates, and nothing more. That means that within a specific range of input/output, the plugin is very very much like the compressor it emulates, in theory. I have found tha...
by joel hamilton
Wed Aug 10, 2011 8:20 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Which do you prefer when recording bass? 10" or 15"
Replies: 12
Views: 2443

We have the choice of almost every config around here... and if I use a cabinet/amp at all it is probably a little 25 watt tube amp I have through a single 15" EV. it seems to always, always work for whatever I need it to do. I just tune the amp a bit and choose the mic and go. Usually a BLUE mouse,...
by joel hamilton
Wed Aug 10, 2011 8:17 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Groove Tubes Ribbon Mics??
Replies: 6
Views: 1537

I want to hear one of these.
I have been meaning to get one. Let me know if you grab one first.
by joel hamilton
Sun Aug 07, 2011 5:58 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Web Site Gear List -- Does It Matter?
Replies: 22
Views: 6897

WHat Roscoe said.
I read the lists to see what (if anything) i am going to need to bring.
by joel hamilton
Sun Aug 07, 2011 5:56 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: What Did You Work On Today? 8/3/11
Replies: 37
Views: 9114

Mixing the new Robin McKelle record. I tracked it. People on the record are incredible.
http://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robin_McKelle

Fun sounds. Talented people.

john: your post made me crack up.
by joel hamilton
Thu Jul 28, 2011 4:48 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Photo album. Enjoy.
Replies: 55
Views: 19741

Designing the routing for the low level cable runs, and how the work with the electrical runs was a fun puzzle (not sarcasm for once). Having to manage an electrical crew of a lot of guys is not the simplest thing, so the schematic and drawings had to be tight for that part of it. Walk through with ...
by joel hamilton
Sat Jul 23, 2011 5:44 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Photo album. Enjoy.
Replies: 55
Views: 19741

Electricians and HVAC happening at the same time... this is starting to feel like a studio!!! Crazy times. The 110 degree F is not helping ....
by joel hamilton
Mon Jul 18, 2011 5:32 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Photo album. Enjoy.
Replies: 55
Views: 19741

My Grandfather who was from Naples, Italy. My mom's dad. He was a huge influence on me, and he is no longer with us... so I wanted to invite the right kind of spirits into the new studio, so we are building in a few strategically placed photos of loved ones and friends no longer around to share in ...
by joel hamilton
Sun Jul 17, 2011 7:06 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Photo album. Enjoy.
Replies: 55
Views: 19741

Hey Joel, Very cool to see the progress. The place looks great. I can't imagine how exciting this must be for you. Who is Joseph Nastasi? M My Grandfather who was from Naples, Italy. My mom's dad. He was a huge influence on me, and he is no longer with us... so I wanted to invite the right kind of ...
by joel hamilton
Sat Jul 16, 2011 4:44 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Photo album. Enjoy.
Replies: 55
Views: 19741

Framing is done with all the HVAC and electrical really kicking into high gear... I had to start a second FB photo album.... enjoy!!! http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.2317859068625.136477.1313966715&l=7e622f1fb0 The studio has a real shape now, and it is feeling great. people are really resp...
by joel hamilton
Thu Jul 14, 2011 3:38 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Electro-harmonix 12ay7 preamp. Hmmmmm.... Hum.
Replies: 20
Views: 10363

the 1/4" output has an IC based buffer stage. The XLR out is completely discrete. Thats the only difference.

The quality control on ALL the EH stuff is incredibly crappy, so I am not surprised that there are units out there that hum no matter how awesome the engineer....
by joel hamilton
Thu Jul 14, 2011 5:11 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Electro-harmonix 12ay7 preamp. Hmmmmm.... Hum.
Replies: 20
Views: 10363

I love the 12AY7. Its a great mic pre. Nthing in its price range even comes close at ALL. There is not one mic pre that is an all discrete audio path from input to output (XLR) that I have ever seen for a price even close to the inexpensive tag on the 12AY7. The concession made in the design phase w...
by joel hamilton
Mon Jul 04, 2011 7:35 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Photo album. Enjoy.
Replies: 55
Views: 19741

Steel dunnage up on rooftop now for the 20 tons of AC.... yep. thats the norm. that happened while I was at a festival with 95,000 people watching the dead kennedys in Bogota Colombia. .
still in bogota doing a mix workshop at a studio called LOOP...