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by MikeCzech
Mon Feb 13, 2006 8:07 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: micing the hi-hats?
Replies: 17
Views: 4820

I always mic the Hihat's. I figure if I don't need it I don't have to use it. You can automate it so that it's there when you need it, and out when it's not.

I recently used the hihat mic to phase out some really loud 13" hats in one of the overheads. It would have been hell without it.
by MikeCzech
Mon Feb 13, 2006 8:02 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: LA-610 vs. Avalon 737-SM
Replies: 10
Views: 2830

I wouldn't buy the avalon, but I wouldn't buy the LA-610 either.. The avalon might be more versatile, but I wouldn't spend that kind of money for something that doesn't offer that magic sparkle that other gear in that price range does. I had my eyes on the LA610 for some time. I did a lot of researc...
by MikeCzech
Mon Feb 13, 2006 7:49 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: can you buy empty rack mount boxes?
Replies: 12
Views: 2912

http://par-metal.com/

Go to 'product information' and look at the rack mount chasis.

There are other places too, but this is the only one I know of off hand.
by MikeCzech
Mon Feb 13, 2006 7:46 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Compressers Anonymous
Replies: 39
Views: 8138

I also suffer from compression obsession.. People always say "I only compress when I really need it" but I think that's BS. There are very few things I don't compress regularly. I think a better rule of thumb is to not overcompress unless something really needs it.. Drum room mics, for example. Oh, ...
by MikeCzech
Mon Feb 13, 2006 7:26 pm
Forum: Listen to Music
Topic: Acclaimed recs that you're "just not that into"
Replies: 130
Views: 25974

The Ramones, Suicidal Tendancies, KISS, John Mayar, Jack Johnson.. I could go on forever. I guess I just don't get some things. I could understand not getting Pink Floyd, even though I like them quite a bit. I can understand why a lot of people dislike a lot of music, but I can't for a second unders...
by MikeCzech
Fri Feb 10, 2006 5:55 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: UA1176 or LA2a?
Replies: 12
Views: 3137

You can get 2 channels of 1176 (2-1176) for less than the price of an LA2a. I love my 2-1176, but I can't compare it to an actual LA2A.
by MikeCzech
Fri Feb 10, 2006 5:53 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: compressor problem
Replies: 3
Views: 1413

Are you running through a patchbay first?
by MikeCzech
Mon Feb 06, 2006 6:47 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: EH Black Finger for Bass (or guitar)..
Replies: 1
Views: 685

EH Black Finger for Bass (or guitar)..

Anyone ever use one for bass? I know it's not balanced so I'd run it before a DI. How does it compare to a DBX160? I love what my 160's do on bass, but I'm really looking for something to work a little magic on the attack. My 1176's are good for the attack, but I don't like what they do to the botto...
by MikeCzech
Sun Feb 05, 2006 8:47 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Anybody got any US Rogers Drum Spares?
Replies: 7
Views: 1453

I knew a guy who had an old rogers kit, this was years ago, not sure he even still has it, but if you're really desperate PM me and maybe we can track him down. I know he's in LA somewhere, I don't think he'd be too hard to find to be honest. It was in mint, and it was just taking up space. I don't ...
by MikeCzech
Sat Feb 04, 2006 6:12 pm
Forum: Listen to Music
Topic: Up Up Down Down Left Right Left Right B A Start MP3
Replies: 9
Views: 2099

The whole thing sounds great, but the snare is what's really giving me an eargasm.
by MikeCzech
Sat Feb 04, 2006 2:23 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: HEY!!! Undertow Music productions!!
Replies: 29
Views: 11500

I just uploaded them a random 16 meg Windows data file.. I'd highly recommend we all do this.


REPLY TO THEM WITH FREAKING HUGE ATTACHMENTS!! MWAHAHAHAH!!!
by MikeCzech
Tue Jan 31, 2006 5:58 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: CHEAP-O Solid state recording amp recommendations?
Replies: 30
Views: 6360

ROLAND JC-120!!! Holy crap, I can't believe this amp isn't on here a thousand times already.. Unless I'm mistaking, but I could have sworn it was a solid state amp. Plug a distortion pedal into that puppy and it will rip your face off, truely a versatile amp with any fx (I know, that's kind of an ox...
by MikeCzech
Sun Jan 29, 2006 1:19 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: 1176 Distortion, is this normal?
Replies: 3
Views: 1310

Hmmm.. Interesting.. It might just be after my syteks, I might have to look into this further, but off hand I'm thinking this is not the problem.
by MikeCzech
Sun Jan 29, 2006 8:51 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: 1176 Distortion, is this normal?
Replies: 3
Views: 1310

1176 Distortion, is this normal?

Even at 4:1 I'm getting an ugly snowy noise at the top end. I don't get it on vocals, drums overheads, or accoustic guitars unless I drive it really hard. I notice it on high gain guitars and it's really noticable on bass. Here's what I can do to reduce the distortion, but I don't know where the mai...
by MikeCzech
Sun Jan 29, 2006 8:28 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Small drum room.
Replies: 22
Views: 3945

My room is relatively small too, but I still get some of the best sounds out of my room mic. It's not the loudest part of the drum mix, but the snare just would never be the same without it. It's usually only about 8 or 9 feet in front of the kit in omni, but on solo it's a far better interpretation...