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by eh91311
Tue Feb 26, 2013 11:40 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Dirt cheap rack mount outboard gear?
Replies: 44
Views: 14285

More & more cheap outboard hardware is starting to get pricey on the used market... Maybe it's best not to write about them so much. We should develop a code, like, if we say something sounds like dogshite*, we really mean it sounds good; if we say a certain bit of gear is dogshite, it's actually c...
by eh91311
Tue Feb 26, 2013 6:30 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Dirt cheap rack mount outboard gear?
Replies: 44
Views: 14285

Symetrix 501 & CL-150 are great VCA comps. So is the Ashly SC-50. The original ART PRO VLA is a cool opto comp for the price. The ART dual Levelar a little less so b/c it sounds less hi-fi. More & more cheap outboard hardware is starting to get pricey on the used market (like the 501's @ >$200 used)...
by eh91311
Mon Jan 21, 2013 12:16 am
Forum: Buy/Sell/Trade
Topic: WTB: CAD e200 mic mount/shockmount
Replies: 1
Views: 484

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by eh91311
Thu Jan 03, 2013 4:47 pm
Forum: Buy/Sell/Trade
Topic: WTB: CAD e200 mic mount/shockmount
Replies: 1
Views: 484

WTB: CAD e200 mic mount/shockmount

Looking to buy a regular or shockmount microphone mounting assembly for my CAD e200 mic, in good, usable condition.

USA transactions only.
by eh91311
Mon Dec 31, 2012 8:39 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Kick Mic with m160 overheads
Replies: 15
Views: 4624

I like the e602 too, the first version. My current band has been tracking in our rehearsal room for the past few months off and on and everyone loved the Beta52 that the drummer provided.... except I hated it. It sounded boomy and indistinct. For me, it's the e602 on kick (lots of beater) or a d112 ...
by eh91311
Mon Dec 31, 2012 4:55 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Blue Bluebird or Rode nt1a
Replies: 7
Views: 2194

I have a recent make Bluebird (assembled in China). I read a lot about how people dislike it's presence peak but I like the sound overall. It has more top & less mid-forward push than my Baby Bottle. You can't go wrong at that price.
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: 10632

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: 6229

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: 6229

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: 1731

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: 10632

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: 4566

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: 6999

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: 6999

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: 1466

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.