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by japmn
Wed Oct 01, 2008 9:24 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: STAX/MOTOWN soul drum sound - how?
Replies: 36
Views: 15128

My friend and I do a lot of writing and recording and of late have decided that with drums we allowed to use 3 mics total. We can put them wherever we want but only 3 mics get used on the drums ever. I usually have one above the snare pointed at the center of the snare about 4' up, that mic is usual...
by japmn
Wed Oct 01, 2008 9:14 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Tips for my first live sound gig?
Replies: 49
Views: 8786

always keep an eye on your amps to watch for clipping, especially the monitor amps. Horns can go very easily, and that makes club owners mad. Agreed. I also never run amps at full. I kick em back to around 75-80%. It buys you headroom and if you get a spike is less likely to blow your wedges away.
by japmn
Wed Oct 01, 2008 9:10 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Tips for my first live sound gig?
Replies: 49
Views: 8786

If you are cutting more than 6db of any freq at any eq you may want to move your mics. I also try to never boost more than 3dB. Try not to touch your Graphic too much. Just cut freqs that are a problem and leave the others alone. Don't boost anything on your graphic. Aim to get a natural, balanced s...
by japmn
Tue Sep 16, 2008 9:09 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: What would you like your DAW to do?
Replies: 47
Views: 7256

I would like Nuendo to stop looking like a robot. The Fonts, Icons, Etc are repulsive. Other than that, if I could drag and drop the insert chain order I would be happy.
by japmn
Tue Sep 16, 2008 9:04 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Why does everybody hate ADATs?
Replies: 87
Views: 13730

The only thing about Adats that makes since at all is that you can buy them for almost nothing due to their total lack of value. linear Digital recording and the reliability of VHS... Yeah... sign me up.

And while I'm ranting, DAT = worthless also.
by japmn
Fri Jul 25, 2008 3:41 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Sweet low watt tube amps?
Replies: 65
Views: 30760

I just bought a '63 Epiphone Pathfinder.
15 watts, 1X12, Trem and Rev
one of the coolest sounding amps I have ever heard.

$300
by japmn
Wed Jun 04, 2008 3:27 pm
Forum: Listen to Music
Topic: What's the deal with Metallica's ...And Justice for All??
Replies: 43
Views: 8932

I like it too and don't care if nobody else does. Hell, some people love the way Tool records sound and I think they are a worst case scenario of sound.
I hate the Justice kick but it was just fashion at the time. To each his own.
by japmn
Fri May 23, 2008 1:11 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: What do you use for your mic locker?
Replies: 31
Views: 8045

If you can find one, old card catalogs from a library are great. You can label what mic is in which drawer on the out side label and will have enough room for mic documentation in the drawer with the mic. Most mics should fit inside these drawers. I do not have one but have had this plan for years. ...
by japmn
Mon May 12, 2008 11:09 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: I just got a C414!!! Ideas please?
Replies: 26
Views: 4117

I love mine on just about anything. They are my go to for when i need a mic to work and not have to do a lot of work to make it work... for example guitar amps: http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t285/vsr600/414-408.jpg Those MD 400 series Sennheisers are my favorite Dynamics for guitar and snare. ...
by japmn
Fri May 09, 2008 3:26 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: minimun ram and speed for recording audio
Replies: 8
Views: 1680

I run Cubase SX3 on a dual 3.6 GHz home built PC and only have 1 GB of DDR400. I have never maxed it out and have a session with 39 tracks with multiple plugs and Reason running via rewire right now. CPU usage %44, no glitches.
by japmn
Fri May 09, 2008 3:20 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: I just got a C414!!! Ideas please?
Replies: 26
Views: 4117

RoyMatthews wrote:The 414 is the SM57 of microphones. It can be used on anything.
I use 414's on all kinds of stuff and avoid a cloudy-ass 57 whenever I can.
by japmn
Tue Apr 08, 2008 3:53 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Favorite Small Recording Amps!
Replies: 85
Views: 37569

I lover Ampeg Rverb Rocket 2's.
I hava old Sears tube amp (5watt) with a gnarly tremelo that sounds great.
I also have taken the headphone out of a Line Six Pod into a little 4" car stereo speaker and gotten great results.

My absolute favorite is the Tube Prinston Reverb.
by japmn
Wed Mar 19, 2008 7:51 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Do you use your Sytek for vocals?
Replies: 10
Views: 1697

Not so much. I usually use my Shure M67 or My Precision Electronic Tube Pre.
by japmn
Wed Mar 19, 2008 7:47 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Do you use your Sytek for vocals?
Replies: 10
Views: 1697

Not so much. I usually use my Shure M67 or My Precision Electronic Tube Pre.
by japmn
Thu Mar 06, 2008 4:49 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: ethnic instruments
Replies: 12
Views: 2351

My jazzmaster is from Japan.