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by standup
Tue Jan 22, 2019 2:47 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Standalone portastudios
Replies: 22
Views: 2981

Re: Standalone portastudios

You could look for one of those Roland VS series digital recorders. They were pretty popular (how many???) years ago, probably wouldn't be hard to find one. Boss and Tascam and others probably made similar products.
by standup
Fri Jan 18, 2019 7:58 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Help: Matching Dynamic Mic to Preamp
Replies: 4
Views: 867

Re: Help: Matching Dynamic Mic to Preamp

I have a pair of AEA RPQ mic pre’s here, obviously designed for ribbons. But I notice that any dynamic mic seems to sound different through the AEA’s — more open, deeper, more detailed. Looking at their page the input impedance is 63k Ohm. Interesting.
by standup
Thu Jan 17, 2019 7:20 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: m160 vs m130
Replies: 12
Views: 1735

Re: m160 vs m130

I assume they are designed to sound the same, other than the pattern difference. Were they designed for mid/side recording? A friend of mine had an m130 and we compared it to my much older m160, and they sounded very much the same. If you like fig 8 patterns and have a room with a high ceiling, the ...
by standup
Tue Jan 15, 2019 8:33 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Who does cheap ribbon mic repair?
Replies: 9
Views: 1275

Who does cheap ribbon mic repair?

I asked this over on GS because it’s a bigger crowd, FWIW. But nobody’s got anything so far. I have a cheap ribbon — ART M-5. It’s blown. MIchael Joly has closed up his shop. Who else does cheap ribbon repairs? This mic cost a bit over $100 I think. Shiny box charges $125 it looks like. Who does the...
by standup
Wed Jan 02, 2019 6:07 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Console in 1974 at Warner Bros, Hollywood? Ry Cooder sound
Replies: 5
Views: 1018

Re: Console in 1974 at Warner Bros, Hollywood? Ry Cooder sound

The way I read it, it may have been United Western (or Western Recorders, not sure when the name change happened).

Built by Bill Putnam, later became Ocean Way then Cello.

http://jerrygarciasbrokendownpalaces.bl ... t-and.html
by standup
Fri Dec 28, 2018 6:16 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: recording live to Otari 50/50 2 track
Replies: 7
Views: 1053

Re: recording live to Otari 50/50 2 track

If the artist really is thinking of early 60's folk recordings, maybe a stereo recording of guitar and vocal would be ideal.

I'd at least try mid-side, this might be a situation where it's a good idea. Depending on your room, probably.

Expect a long session, lots of record-listen-adjust?
by standup
Tue Dec 18, 2018 6:57 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Let's talk guitar amp recording
Replies: 26
Views: 2656

Re: Let's talk guitar amp recording

I have two amps set up most of the time. A Fender Princeton and a Showman combo with 15" (and the yellow jacket EL84 adapters and 2 tubes not 4, so it's a 20-30 watt amp). I usually have a ribbon on the Princeton and an EV 408 on the Showman for different tones. Small room, and this setup gives me d...
by standup
Tue Dec 04, 2018 7:23 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Cheap but good headphone amp recommendations
Replies: 13
Views: 2315

Re: Cheap but good headphone amp recommendations

I haven't done this, but I've seen people recommend getting several tiny mixers so everyone can do their own headphone mix from whatever outputs you give them. Isn't there a little Behringer mixer for like $30? But then you've got all the wiring to set up, and splitting off the submixes that make se...
by standup
Thu Oct 25, 2018 7:49 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: No fancy tube mics - am I missing out?
Replies: 40
Views: 7203

Re: No fancy tube mics - am I missing out?

I succumbed to this feeling and picked up an Advanced Audio U67-style mic. For my voice, in my compromised acoustic spaces, it never seemed to be what I needed. Sold that and picked up a Gefell UM70s. Not tube. But sounds very good on everything I put in front of it. My other mic splurge in the last...
by standup
Mon Aug 20, 2018 8:15 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Flood Recovery
Replies: 14
Views: 1767

Re: Flood Recovery

I had a similar thing happen. 3-4" of water in the basement. During a heavy rain, the breaker for the sump pump flipped off for unknown reasons. There my have been some "vintage" ancient audio gear running off that circuit too. Anyway, with no sump pump the basement filled to the level the groundwat...
by standup
Mon Aug 13, 2018 7:53 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Dave Grohl- Play (mic spotting)
Replies: 9
Views: 1873

Re: Dave Grohl- Play (mic spotting)

The acoustic guitar mic -- I don't know the vintage mics all that well, could be some weird early Schoeps Collette mic or Lomo or something, but I think the Shure KSM 141 is shaped kinda like that.
by standup
Thu May 31, 2018 8:17 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Let's talk guitar-amp simulators
Replies: 10
Views: 1823

Re: Let's talk guitar-amp simulators

I got a tech 21 [*]“LIverpool” pedal basically for open mics with an electric guitar. Occasionally use it for late night got-to-record-a-part work. I have the S-works amp sim plugin too, I mostly use it to overdrive a recorded guitar part a little more, I rarely track a guitar into it. I feel like i...
by standup
Thu May 31, 2018 7:06 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Drum overheads: Gefell, Sony
Replies: 4
Views: 1049

Re: Drum overheads: Gefell, Sony

I’ve read that “lean bass” thing about the UM70, and right now I’m using it close in my untreated living room. Sounds decent. The C38b is even across the spectrum, I think, not massive on the low end for sure, but not lean. I’d have to listen back to things I tracked a couple months ago. So maybe th...
by standup
Thu May 31, 2018 7:46 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: "On kicks with different mics like ya do"
Replies: 27
Views: 2888

Re: "On kicks with different mics like ya do"

Since I got an AEA R92 it has lived on a Princeton amp. That just works. Sometimes I'll pull the ribbon aside to do other duties, but its home is right on the grill of the Princeton.
by standup
Thu May 31, 2018 5:30 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Drum overheads: Gefell, Sony
Replies: 4
Views: 1049

Drum overheads: Gefell, Sony

I have a little basement studio that is currently disassembled as we wait (and wait and wait) for contractors to do some work that will keep the walls from collapsing. What audio work I do right now is with a crappy Tascam 2-channel interface, a mic or two and a laptop. Before the disassembly, I had...