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by eh91311
Mon Dec 24, 2012 12:24 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: I'm Back - And I See ALOT of "Tape"
Replies: 39
Views: 9615

No offense to anyone, and I always say use what ya got, but when I think of what I like about tape it ain't 4-track cassette or a 388 machine. Damn man, that's cold. :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: Nope. He's absolutely correct.
by eh91311
Fri Nov 09, 2012 4:44 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: How much gain do your mics need?
Replies: 26
Views: 5680

I have a pair of stock Apex 205 ribbon mics that I recently tried as overheads on my loud stoner-rock band drummer's kit; with my Presonus Digimax LT (54db max mic pre gain) the drums sounded small and lifeless, lacking dynamics. I know something's wrong when stock Digi 002R mic pre's sounded bette...
by eh91311
Thu Nov 08, 2012 11:41 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: How much gain do your mics need?
Replies: 26
Views: 5680

I have a pair of stock Apex 205 ribbon mics that I recently tried as overheads on my loud stoner-rock band drummer's kit; with my Presonus Digimax LT (54db max mic pre gain) the drums sounded small and lifeless, lacking dynamics. I know something's wrong when stock Digi 002R mic pre's sounded better...
by eh91311
Wed Oct 03, 2012 11:46 pm
Forum: Buy/Sell/Trade
Topic: WTB HD 24 caddy
Replies: 8
Views: 1455

If you go to pricewatch.com and input "ViPower" in the search function, you will get no results. Apparently some big company bought ViPower and somehow all of the cheap $8 PATA caddies have disappeared from the U.S.. MagicSound's SATA HD24 caddies are not available now, due to the caddy shortage. Cl...
by eh91311
Thu Sep 27, 2012 6:41 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: I'm Back - And I See ALOT of "Tape"
Replies: 39
Views: 9615

I did a google search for 2" tape prices and found a gearslutz thread where people referred to the price increases, around August-September of 2006: http://www.gearslutz.com/board/mastering-forum/82650-analog-tape-prices.html The average prices even for NOS Quantegy 2" tape (sold after the shutdown)...
by eh91311
Sat Sep 22, 2012 2:08 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: KSM
Replies: 21
Views: 4089

I have a pair of KSM27's. They are way different from the typical cheap chinese-mfg large condenser mic; smooth, very even treble, balanced. Not a lot of extreme peaks in the low or top end, neutral. Very unforgiving of bad signals like cheap drum cymbals; they record what they hear very well and ac...
by eh91311
Thu Sep 06, 2012 2:57 pm
Forum: Listen to Music
Topic: Some Tascam 388 recordings
Replies: 20
Views: 6162

The DBX was off. I don't like how it sounds, and since we were recording loud instruments, hiss wasn't a problem at all. I'm going to have to rethink my using the 388 with the DBX on. The DBX just takes the life out of the sound on the 388. Your EP sounds great, there's hiss but way more analog coo...
by eh91311
Sun Sep 02, 2012 9:54 pm
Forum: Listen to Music
Topic: Some Tascam 388 recordings
Replies: 20
Views: 6162

One question; did you record on the 388 with the DBX on or off?
by eh91311
Sat Sep 01, 2012 9:45 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: New Massey CT5 plugin release & older free plugins
Replies: 3
Views: 1318

Galen Ulrich Elfert wrote:I can't express how stoked I was when I got that news. This might become the only compressor I ever use.
I agree. Saw the CT5 demo at their booth @ potluck conference in Tucson last month. Massey plugs are great.
by eh91311
Fri Aug 31, 2012 11:03 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Cheap compressor with simultaneous RMS and Peak limiting?
Replies: 6
Views: 1269

Ive often wondered about the behringer and other low end compressors. Is it worth having these kinds of things in the signal chain? Say I was tracking a vocal, are cheap compressors going to help me? Or is it better to just keep my singal chain as "clean" or as "good" as it can be and compress in t...
by eh91311
Thu Aug 30, 2012 8:48 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Cheap compressor with simultaneous RMS and Peak limiting?
Replies: 6
Views: 1269

Behringer Composer Pro-XL MDX2600? It has both regular dbx-type compression & a peak limiter. Can't say how it sounds or works, but it has the features you were looking for, and is probably super cheap on the used market.
by eh91311
Thu Aug 30, 2012 8:20 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: New Massey CT5 plugin release & older free plugins
Replies: 3
Views: 1318

New Massey CT5 plugin release & older free plugins

Massey Plugins has released CT5, the update of their CT4 plugin compressor for ProTools, version 7 and up. New added features, still reasonable price. The upgrade to CT5 for existing CT4 purchasers is $3.00 USD; that is amazing in itself! Also, the free plugins that used to be on smassey.com are ava...
by eh91311
Sun Aug 19, 2012 8:26 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: I'll send you $5 in the mail if you answer my 424 questions!
Replies: 54
Views: 7887

If you've got firewire, an echo audiofire 4 would do it for you for not too much. If not, there are some affordable 8 channel usb interfaces floating around?it doesn't hurt to have extra channels, who knows what you'll want in the future... I just picked up a GAP 73 on top of my other 2 channel Mob...
by eh91311
Sat Aug 18, 2012 1:22 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: superb looking tascam 388
Replies: 15
Views: 2578

Here are a couple of photos of the reel... http://www.flickr.com/photos/85210504@N05/ That is beyond weird. 7" trident reel, 3608' of tape & 34512 marked on the box that should be a 10.5" NAB reel per RMGI's own specs. I think they goofed, you have #34511 tape with 1800' on the 7" reel. Go ahead an...
by eh91311
Sat Aug 18, 2012 12:27 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: superb looking tascam 388
Replies: 15
Views: 2578

reeltoreal wrote:Hi, thanks for all the input. The reel that i have measures 7" in diameter, it's a hinged box and i think it's a plastic reel. I'm confused
Confused? Me too. Maybe you should post a link to some digital pics of the tape that you have.