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by Rodgre
Thu Jul 17, 2003 1:43 am
Forum: 5/03-2/05: General Recording
Topic: Space Echo
Replies: 12
Views: 1041

Re: Space Echo

A friend of mine got some via Ebay from an Australian source. Supposedly they sounded great. Me, I roll my own with old reels of Ampex 456. I hear that you can use old 8-track tape too. How do you load it? Well, if it comes in the original plastic box, that gets placed inside the tape compartment, a...
by Rodgre
Wed Jul 16, 2003 11:45 pm
Forum: 5/03-2/05: General Recording
Topic: GREENBACKS VS BULLDOGS FOR VOX AC-30 amp
Replies: 5
Views: 996

Re: GREENBACKS VS BULLDOGS FOR VOX AC-30 amp

Great question. I'm not exactly sure, but I think the fact that the bulldogs are alnico is the reason for the extra expense. I can't say that I've done a side-by-side with the Greenbacks, but the bulldogs break up pretty early and stay pretty chimey even when the amp is decked. If I were you, I woul...
by Rodgre
Wed Jul 16, 2003 8:07 am
Forum: 5/03-2/05: General Recording
Topic: Oktava Ribbons
Replies: 17
Views: 3027

Re: Oktava Ribbons

We have an ML-52 at Tremolo Lounge and I adore the thing on guitar amps. It has a silky tone without the harsh high end. Like someone else said, it tames the top end of a Tele nicely. Sounds meaty and sweet. I also use it on kick drum, out int front a foot or so (not right in front of the hole but o...
by Rodgre
Tue Jul 15, 2003 7:40 am
Forum: 5/03-2/05: General Recording
Topic: Decisions, decisions, decisions...
Replies: 3
Views: 453

Re: Decisions, decisions, decisions...

Don't know about anyone else, but I would avoid the Blue Tube pre. It's extremely noisy. Noisiest preamp I've ever heard, and I've never been able to really use it because of the noise.

I use a Symetrix 202 and I love it.

Roger
by Rodgre
Wed Jul 09, 2003 10:46 am
Forum: 5/03-2/05: General Recording
Topic: Most strange, overthetop, kinky studio techniques known2man
Replies: 76
Views: 17428

Re: Most strange, overthetop, kinky studio techniques known2

just don't try that with an RCA 77. Those Ribbons are delicate.

By the way, this has gone down a dark dark road.

Some of the weird tricks I've done in the studio just don't seem to weird to me. Reamping....remicing....using Mr. Microphones. That sort of thing.

Roger
by Rodgre
Wed Jul 09, 2003 5:46 am
Forum: 5/03-2/05: General Recording
Topic: Whoohoo! I must gloat about my latest ebay score.
Replies: 14
Views: 2136

Re: Whoohoo! I must gloat about my latest ebay score.

I have the Orban, the Furman RV-1 and the Master Room MicMix Reverb up at Tremolo Lounge. The Orban is pretty nice, and has a pretty cool filter/EQ on it. You can squeeze some bizarre tones out of it. The Furman is solid and smooth sounding. The EQ is cool on it too. I use it for guitars and vocals,...
by Rodgre
Tue Jul 08, 2003 7:00 pm
Forum: 5/03-2/05: General Recording
Topic: Whoohoo! I must gloat about my latest ebay score.
Replies: 14
Views: 2136

Re: Whoohoo! I must gloat about my latest ebay score.

Great score!
I love that box. It's a fantastic sounding spring reverb unit. I use it all the time.
I think I have you beat, though. I scored mine for $20! :)

Roger
by Rodgre
Mon Jul 07, 2003 5:18 am
Forum: 5/03-2/05: General Recording
Topic: Favorite bass guitar
Replies: 54
Views: 12250

Re: Favorite bass guitar

Oh - the bad thing. It buzzes like a wanker if I let go of the strings. Heh. But seeing as I don't do live anymore this isn't too much of a problem really. You haven't heard of the sock trick? Take a guitar cable and plug it in somewhere in the bass's chain (say if there is an unused jack on the DI...
by Rodgre
Fri Jul 04, 2003 12:04 pm
Forum: 5/03-2/05: General Recording
Topic: drumkit overheads
Replies: 14
Views: 1363

Re: drumkit overheads

STAPES!

I know. I know. Shut up about the friggin Stapes already.

For smaller rooms, where there isn't a huge amount of reverb/reflection, these omnis sound FANTASTIC on drums. A pair of these and a mic on the kick could be all you need!

Roger
by Rodgre
Fri Jul 04, 2003 12:02 pm
Forum: 5/03-2/05: General Recording
Topic: Help me to defeat the compromised engineers of Boss/Roland!!
Replies: 5
Views: 1126

Re: Help me to defeat the compromised engineers of Boss/Rola

By the way, I'm about to start trying to use the SP303 on stage myself. If you have any tips, let me know! JRL Well I started out back in the day, using an old Korg SDD-2000 delay, where I would play a guitar riff into it's sampler mode, and then keep retriggering it with a footswitch. How novel. T...
by Rodgre
Fri Jul 04, 2003 7:37 am
Forum: 5/03-2/05: General Recording
Topic: Help me to defeat the compromised engineers of Boss/Roland!!
Replies: 5
Views: 1126

Re: Help me to defeat the compromised engineers of Boss/Rola

I know it's only 14 seconds, but the Line 6 Delay Modeler seems to be more what you want. That or a Boomerang.

Personally, I use a Boss SP-303 with pre-recorded loops for our live shows.

Roger
by Rodgre
Thu Jul 03, 2003 8:50 pm
Forum: 5/03-2/05: General Recording
Topic: fatten my sound
Replies: 20
Views: 10085

Re: fatten my sound

Roger, I was joking, somewhat. I'm very well-aware of what compressors do (and limiters, for that matter). My point was more along the lines of, why always a compressor and not better EQ choices or mic placement? I had a feeling that's what you were getting at, which is why in my reply I leaned tow...
by Rodgre
Thu Jul 03, 2003 7:32 am
Forum: 5/03-2/05: General Recording
Topic: fatten my sound
Replies: 20
Views: 10085

Re: fatten my sound

Just out of curiosity, what makes so many people think that putting a compressor in line will automatically make their sound fatter? Chris Garges Well it's not always the right thing to do, as I've heard compression certainly make things sound smaller too, but if I take a bass guitar track, for exa...
by Rodgre
Wed Jul 02, 2003 5:10 pm
Forum: 5/03-2/05: General Recording
Topic: Recording Guitar- Mic how far off the amp?
Replies: 25
Views: 11196

Re: Recording Guitar- Mic how far off the amp?

My typical thing, which I picked up from another engineer (thanks Chris), is to take a condenser, a 57 and a ribbon (or really any three different sounding mics) and put them all against the grill, all equidistant, so their capsules are all on the same plane. I like to use a 57, something like a Rod...
by Rodgre
Wed Jul 02, 2003 4:59 pm
Forum: 5/03-2/05: General Recording
Topic: fatten my sound
Replies: 20
Views: 10085

Re: fatten my sound

That's a tough question to answer. What's not fat about your tracks? Great sources, great mics, great pres, great compression, if needed, and a great sounding recording medium/converter..... Put the mics in the fattest spot, press record! :) If I can make one serious comment, if you go from low-budg...