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by Suntower
Tue Mar 19, 2013 6:45 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Troubles With BSS AR-133 D/I
Replies: 4
Views: 844

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by Suntower
Sun Mar 17, 2013 9:34 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Troubles With BSS AR-133 D/I
Replies: 4
Views: 844

Troubles With BSS AR-133 D/I

Hi, Possibly a noob question, but I recently purchased a BSS AR-133 after numerous recommendations. Using with an upright bass with a piezo pup. I'm having a bad time of it, The BSS thing has 3 impedance settings but none of them seem -right- for the bass pup I'm trying to use (piezo). One position....
by Suntower
Fri Mar 01, 2013 11:46 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: I Too Want An Monstrous Kick Drum... And Hat
Replies: 47
Views: 6659

I agree with this 100%. I am not a pro. I play well, but that's not the same thing. Given enough beer, my buddy Bill comes over every 4-6 months and re-sets my crappy kit. Takes him 15 minutes with his 2 wrenches flying like a ninja. And then another 15 to position the mics. And it sounds -marvelous...
by Suntower
Fri Feb 15, 2013 9:06 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: I Too Want An Monstrous Kick Drum... And Hat
Replies: 47
Views: 6659

This is a bit like those shows where the guy gives marriage counseling after 2 minutes with the hapless couple. But speaking of 'respect', I respectfully disagree with much of what you say. I won't argue the point further. I do appreciate and thank you for your help with my original topic. ---JC Sor...
by Suntower
Thu Feb 14, 2013 10:22 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: I Too Want An Monstrous Kick Drum... And Hat
Replies: 47
Views: 6659

Sorry you feel that way. I get 'Studio Etiquette'. I over-simplified the story and made myself look like a rube. But regardless... To -me- as a lowly musician... if it matters that much, the engineer/owner shouldn't rent the room out for open rehearsals during the times when the 'big band' is away. ...
by Suntower
Wed Feb 13, 2013 10:55 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: I Too Want An Monstrous Kick Drum... And Hat
Replies: 47
Views: 6659

I kid you not... I walk into their 'big room' last Tuesday. The band I'm with wanted to rehearse and this was the only empty room. A fully mic'd kit is there. I move one of the boom mics about 4" to the left because it was over a shelf where I wanted to put my coffee. The other band members are -gap...
by Suntower
Wed Feb 13, 2013 10:07 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: I Too Want An Monstrous Kick Drum... And Hat
Replies: 47
Views: 6659

This sounds really prissy, but I'm -done- with setting up most -anything-. Maybe it's middle-age ADHD. But I get an idea, if it takes me more than 5 minutes to get it down, I go do something else. So I leave the kit set up. I spent a -ton- of time getting it to sound as decent as it could. Now I'm l...
by Suntower
Fri Feb 08, 2013 11:08 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: I Too Want An Monstrous Kick Drum... And Hat
Replies: 47
Views: 6659

Why does this feel like one of those parties at my house where I go out for a few minutes, come back and... it's no longer my party. :D Anyhoo... this gives me a really good idea. The guy who designed my house had absolutely no sense for studio design. ;) So my 'recording rooms' are crappy bedrooms....
by Suntower
Fri Feb 08, 2013 2:39 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: I Too Want An Monstrous Kick Drum... And Hat
Replies: 47
Views: 6659

And what a sport it is. :D i'm just arguing for sport here btw... I think I'm pretty much in the whine cellar here so I'll sign off for now. About once a year I try to work on 'the room'. New drum heads. More 703 (Clouds of 703! Triangles of 703! More wood! Less wood!) The thing is: if I were just g...
by Suntower
Fri Feb 08, 2013 12:38 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: I Too Want An Monstrous Kick Drum... And Hat
Replies: 47
Views: 6659

More good ideas. Bigger hats. I've tuned -down- the snare. But I gotta say guys... And I hate to be accused of blasphemy... heresy... whatever. I think I'm committed to samples. I've become pretty enamoured of Roland VDrums. I'm just sick of fighting the room. The truth is this: The biggest musical ...
by Suntower
Thu Feb 07, 2013 2:24 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: I Too Want An Monstrous Kick Drum... And Hat
Replies: 47
Views: 6659

I just saw this and wanted to add... The problem with ProTools, and DAWs in general, is as you said, processing after the fact. I like trying to get the sound right then and there. Otherwise it is just a big circle jerk of pomposity with the endless choices of plug ins. I'd rather bleach my eyes out...
by Suntower
Thu Feb 07, 2013 2:19 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: I Too Want An Monstrous Kick Drum... And Hat
Replies: 47
Views: 6659

Thanks for taking the time to write such a detailed response. I'll give it a shot. Since it's my room, I can take all the time I need... in fact, I've been screwing with this for 2 years, which probably indicates what a girly man, I am. I finally went to samples because I figured I'd hit a wall (no ...
by Suntower
Wed Feb 06, 2013 6:59 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Possibly Anal Nerd Studio Question: Dust
Replies: 17
Views: 4008

What he said. Speaking as a guy who's starting down the road of COPD... you do NOT want to mess around. I cannot tell what it's like to not be able to breathe normally anymore. Ever. And the thing is? NO ONE can tell you a safe exposure level. Some people get away with being around it a lot. And som...
by Suntower
Wed Feb 06, 2013 6:53 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: I Too Want An Monstrous Kick Drum... And Hat
Replies: 47
Views: 6659

Wow. Thanks for all the replies. Dunno why I didn't get a notice that anyone wrote. This is probably not constructive, but when I sit @ my throne and wail away (and I do mean -wail-... when I do the hat sucks, the stand almost falls over.) it sounds vaguely like what I want. It's big and chaotic. Th...
by Suntower
Tue Feb 05, 2013 1:46 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: I Too Want An Monstrous Kick Drum... And Hat
Replies: 47
Views: 6659

No it's not anathema. It's an abomination! Or armageddon! :D ...or some other biblical deal. I agree. The original 3 mic recording of my crappy Ludwig kit has a certain 'bigness' because of all the bleed. But the basic tone is weak. I was hoping that using better samples would help, but what I find ...