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by jv
Sat Feb 23, 2008 7:46 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Should I try reaper?
Replies: 51
Views: 10773

inverse. seriously check out sawstudio. the basic version is only 300 bucks and it's work flow is completely like you are using a tape machine and console. it's "indie" in that it only has one developer who has been at this shit for years and the application is stupid stable. i've heard people save...
by jv
Thu Feb 21, 2008 11:38 am
Forum: Listen to Music
Topic: What's your favorite "poorly"-recorded LP or track
Replies: 125
Views: 31567

I'll throw in Jesus Christ Superstar; the rock opera version w/ Ian Gillian of Deep Purple as JC. I love this record (I'm a sucker for concept albums and rock operas) but man, it has to be one of the worst engineered records ever. Really? I love the sound of JCS. It definitely sounds "dated", but i...
by jv
Mon Feb 18, 2008 8:21 am
Forum: Listen to Music
Topic: Piper At The Gates Of Dawn-- Mono
Replies: 9
Views: 2076

I got that 3 disc set also. It's pretty amazing the differences between the mono and stereo versions- there are actually some things on the mono versions that are not in the stereo versions. Does anybody know when the stereo mix of that set was actually done? It sounds more "modern" than the mono mi...
by jv
Sun Feb 17, 2008 6:23 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: baking tapes / food dehydrators
Replies: 8
Views: 3163

I have an American Harvest "Snackmaster Dehydrator 2400". I think the main feature you want is adjustable temperature. And it has to be big enough to hold tapes- I had to do a little modification to one of the baskets in mine so I could put tapes in it.
by jv
Thu Jan 10, 2008 3:03 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: hot springs reverb
Replies: 2
Views: 991

I built one about 25 years ago, I don't know if they're still the same but I love mine. It wasn't working for a few years but I recently repaired it (broken wire) and now I'm using it again. It's a refreshing change from digital reverbs and it definitely sounds different (cleaner?) than other spring...
by jv
Wed Jan 09, 2008 9:33 am
Forum: Listen to Music
Topic: sgt. pepper isolated mccartney bass tracks
Replies: 4
Views: 1506

more:
http://messageboard.tapeop.com/viewtopic.php?t=50962
I've been spending a ton of time listening to these tracks.
They make a great companion to the "Recording the Beatles" book.
by jv
Tue Jan 08, 2008 3:32 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Dr. Dre's $400 Headphones
Replies: 8
Views: 1821

Re: Dr. Dre's $400 Headphones

He's says they make him go "Now that's the shit!" I thought with Jimmy Iovine involved I'm smelled something... but I think we may be thinking of different kinds of shit. http://blog.allmusic.com/2008/1/8/high-fidelity-two-very-different-artists-strive-for-superior-sound-quality/ I'm also going to ...
by jv
Tue Jan 08, 2008 12:53 pm
Forum: Listen to Music
Topic: Who?s your favorite female guitarist?
Replies: 39
Views: 10466

Has no one mentioned Nancy Wilson?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o5PKULglde8
by jv
Fri Jan 04, 2008 3:03 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Nady RSM-4 & RSM-5
Replies: 15
Views: 8195

but basically what you're saying is that the RSM-5 and RSM-4 as they are currently shipping are pretty much the same? yeah, the current "cardboard box" RSM5 has the same basic motor design as the RSM4. The original "wooden box / shockmount equipped" RSM5 had the Royer-like ribbon offset. I received...
by jv
Thu Jan 03, 2008 2:37 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Extra-long firewire cables?
Replies: 9
Views: 1276

Google for "firewire repeater".
by jv
Sat Dec 29, 2007 9:27 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Is there any decent substitute to real harpsichord?
Replies: 19
Views: 3486

I just installed a "rinky tink" attachment to my spinet upright. More info here: http://www.mypianoshop.com/store/product.php?productid=17951 It's supposed to give a "tack piano" or "honky tonk" sound to the piano. But in my piano's situation, it sounds very harpsichord-like. But with dynamics. Eve...
by jv
Mon Dec 17, 2007 5:04 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Dead MIDIVERB II...Any suggestions on a replacement?
Replies: 10
Views: 1940

Thanks for the feedback d00dz, As far as the cause of death of the midiverb, it is most definitely power supply related. one day it just would not power up, and upon investigation i realized that the power supply sent with the unit was 12v as opposed to 9v, which it is supposed to be. I bought one ...
by jv
Thu Dec 13, 2007 4:19 pm
Forum: Tape Op Magazine
Topic: Kearney Barton Is On KUOW Right Now!!
Replies: 4
Views: 2960

Kearney Barton was on KUOW again today, this time talking about his vintage microphones. You can hear it here (for now, I don't think they keep these up forever): http://www.kuow.org/programs/sound_focus.asp Also, be sure to check out the slideshow link on that page. It makes me feel not so bad abou...
by jv
Thu Dec 06, 2007 3:20 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: stupid question regarding EH12AY7 or any other outboard pre
Replies: 141
Views: 79493

it doesn't matter if its 2 12AY7s or the 12AY/AU7 spec. for most of the situations where one would find themselves using a 12AY7 mic pre. very very few people are driving 600 ohm transformers these days. its all prosumer HI Z or 10K minimum everywhere. however, i wanted it to saturate and sound ric...
by jv
Mon Dec 03, 2007 11:43 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: simplest direct box possible: schematic?
Replies: 15
Views: 2969

If you want to buy a decent DI with a transformer, look for a DOD 260 on ebay. I picked one up a while ago for like $10 including shipping.