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by A-Barr
Tue Dec 18, 2007 9:02 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: acoutsic 6 stringers, Martins in particular ?
Replies: 22
Views: 3910

Re: acoutsic 6 stringers, Martins in particular ?

A D28 is killer guitar, but they'll only go for $3k if they're a vintage Brazilian Rosewood version. The new ones, which have been made of Indian Rosewood for ages now, go for just over $2k new. The HD28 is closer to $2500 The HD-28V is their "vintage series" version of the HD-28, it has a differen...
by A-Barr
Tue Dec 18, 2007 8:52 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Phonograph preamp DIY - schematic suggestions?
Replies: 8
Views: 2114

Here's the standard RCA version http://www.tube-amp.de/6SL7-riaa/rca-manual.gif Calls for a 7025 but I read somewhere that it specs out slightly better with 6SL7's. Worked great for me. I just harvested a crapload of 6SN7's from an organ a friend of mine was throwing away. Would this be a good use ...
by A-Barr
Mon Dec 17, 2007 12:55 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: The Obligatory Fake-Out Lo-Fi Intro, is it Cliche Yet?
Replies: 96
Views: 17613

oooohhh, there are such worse records out there than that! ;)

I'd like to hear a fake-out intro where everything is looped, time-aligned, replaced and autotuned, then it kicks in to actual recorded music.
by A-Barr
Mon Dec 17, 2007 9:30 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Perfect Christmas Gift
Replies: 9
Views: 1415

It would be a good Christmas present for me to see that ad online with the word "case" removed.





Actually I am ambivalent about GH, I just hate anything that's popular. So sue me.
by A-Barr
Sun Dec 16, 2007 8:05 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Great Soldering Tip!
Replies: 16
Views: 2961

If you are desoldering and removing a wire from something like a plug or a pot terminal, don't pull the wire towards your face. I've gotten hot solder splashed in my eyeballs a couple time and its no fun. ALWAYS wear safety glasses while desoldering, unless you're a fancy pants with a desoldering i...
by A-Barr
Fri Dec 14, 2007 3:04 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: recording vocals
Replies: 27
Views: 4225

I always felt ... when i backed the gain off you can hear the difference in sound/tone.... Just a thought - this is sort of an auditory illusion. Lower volumes tend to hit us as sounding weak or thin. It may seem that the mic pre has a better tone at a higher gain, but often the tone will be the sa...
by A-Barr
Fri Dec 14, 2007 2:33 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Red Red Wine Into Macbook Pro, Please Ease My Pain
Replies: 22
Views: 3593

Mradyfist wrote: So now when I'm using my laptop I always get drunk,
Good strategy.
by A-Barr
Fri Dec 14, 2007 2:22 pm
Forum: Listen to Music
Topic: "RIAA claims ripping CDs is piracy"
Replies: 16
Views: 3106

Riaa claims libraries should be wiped off the face of the earth. And that everyone should shut up about 'em or else....
by A-Barr
Fri Dec 14, 2007 2:20 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Blue Mics
Replies: 42
Views: 7752

Beat ya to it!
by A-Barr
Fri Dec 14, 2007 2:17 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Blue Mics
Replies: 42
Views: 7752

Yes.


I'd suggest using the Search function and looking them up by specific model.
by A-Barr
Fri Dec 14, 2007 1:34 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: anybody ever add a direct out to a bass amp?
Replies: 7
Views: 1464

This is what you want. It's an attenuator with a line out, so the line out comes after the power tubes and functions even with the attenuator bypassed. It also has tone controls for the line out, which I would recommend, as line outs, even post power tubes, don't sound that great without some EQ, i...
by A-Barr
Fri Dec 14, 2007 1:14 pm
Forum: Listen to Music
Topic: "RIAA claims ripping CDs is piracy"
Replies: 16
Views: 3106

the RIAA contends that ripping CDs leads to "viral" copyright infringement; a single disc can result in millions of copies if shared through a peer-to-peer service, the brief claims. Wow, interesting jump from putting a CD on your iPod to becoming a potential file sharing criminal. I guess if they ...
by A-Barr
Fri Dec 14, 2007 12:32 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: How are Behringer Mixers?
Replies: 39
Views: 5396

Yeah, who knows? Maybe it's a quality control thing or a bug they worked out later? Curious that yours seemed quiet with high gain on a 57, that's where mine was really noisy.
by A-Barr
Fri Dec 14, 2007 12:15 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: How are Behringer Mixers?
Replies: 39
Views: 5396

I think it's a Euromix 602A. It's a 35 dollar piece, so it's not like I had a right to expect anything more from it.
by A-Barr
Fri Dec 14, 2007 12:10 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Want to build tube mic pre without buying kit. Suggestions.
Replies: 24
Views: 3983

and wouldn't transformers introduce just as many non-linearities as blocking caps? Yup! I can understand the desire to use fancy topologies, but when you look at all hte fantastic gear that uses "mundane" (for lack of a better word) topologies, it falls to the side I think. Blocking caps didn't hur...