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by cgarges
Mon Nov 23, 2015 1:48 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: The Neotek Elite arrived yesterday.
Replies: 10
Views: 2341

Cool! Are you just working out of your house now, Rob? It's nice to see an Elite here in town. I dig those consoles. The hi-pass filters are really, really superb on those. I've made a couple of records on those consoles.

Chris Garges
Charlotte, NC
by cgarges
Mon Nov 23, 2015 1:39 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Attenuating other drums from kick drum mic
Replies: 58
Views: 14484

I'm not a member of the Buddy Rich Big Band or the "House Of David Fucking Baseball Team," but here are my two cents: I've never gotten much of any kind of isolation from what people call a "front of kick" mic (a foot or several out from the drum). If I have some version of a mic inside and a mic ou...
by cgarges
Tue Oct 27, 2015 7:24 pm
Forum: People/Places/Things
Topic: We Want Your Gig Stories!!!!
Replies: 13
Views: 2409

Brilliant! I've been talking about doing something like this for a long time. I have A BUNCH of people to send your way.

Chris Garges
Charlotte, NC
by cgarges
Tue Oct 13, 2015 7:32 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Mix Objectivity / revisions
Replies: 35
Views: 6517

Yeah, that one cracked me up. Basically, they got put on right before C&C Music Factory at a festival, which is super-weird, but a good one to claim. Haha!

Chris Garges
Charlotte, NC
by cgarges
Mon Oct 12, 2015 9:28 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Mix Objectivity / revisions
Replies: 35
Views: 6517

Anyway, sounds great. Thanks, Gregg! Yeah, they were definitely contemporaries of all those bands to an extent. In fact, they probably played shows with some of them. I know they did some tour dates with bands like The Pernice Brothers, Kim Richey, Soul Asylum, Screaming Trees, Steve Earle (heroin ...
by cgarges
Mon Oct 12, 2015 8:57 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Mix Objectivity / revisions
Replies: 35
Views: 6517

Wow, they've [Hardsoul Poets] really grown, haven't they? 8) 8) 8) 8) I think this new record is a really great version of a reunion album. There are elements from all eras of the band represented, lots of familiar themes and sounds, and a definite element of growth, in terms of writing, performing...
by cgarges
Mon Oct 12, 2015 8:46 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: The Best Multi-track Cassette Tape Recorder?
Replies: 16
Views: 3396

I always liked the Yamaha ones. They had a ton of useful features and seemed more "pro" then the Tascam ones. I had MUCH MORE experience with the Tascam Porta-Ones, but working with the Yamahas seemed like a dream come true after that.

Chris Garges
Charlotte, NC
by cgarges
Mon Oct 12, 2015 8:40 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: fads
Replies: 57
Views: 8760

Ted Fletcher designed Joemeek budget channel strips (VC3, VC3Q, VC6, VC6Q) Groove Tubes Brick mic pre and Ditto DI Bellari Tube Channel strip Alesis NanoComp, NanoVerb, Midiverb II ART Levelar, Dual Levelar All of these were variations on the only affordable stuff out there. Like, when Neumann came...
by cgarges
Mon Oct 12, 2015 8:20 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Mix Objectivity / revisions
Replies: 35
Views: 6517

In terms of relevance to the original topic (sorry for the diversion), I don't think there's anything on here that went past Mix3. (Well, one song was labeled "Mix4" because of a failed experiment we were trying with a certain effect across the whole mix at the end.) Three of the four key songwriter...
by cgarges
Mon Oct 12, 2015 8:10 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Mix Objectivity / revisions
Replies: 35
Views: 6517

vvv wrote:Sounds loud and great!
Haha! Excellent!

Chris Garges
Charlotte, NC
by cgarges
Mon Oct 12, 2015 7:52 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Mix Objectivity / revisions
Replies: 35
Views: 6517

link (Hope that's aiight to post) I like 'em, they have that Guadalcanal, even Lets Active thing, a bit, but harder, as well as early REM for sure (especially "Equator", reminds me of "The One I Love"), kinda remind me some of the Arizona band, Sidewinders/Sand Rubies, too. Cool! I'm glad you dig t...
by cgarges
Sun Oct 11, 2015 9:11 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Mix Objectivity / revisions
Replies: 35
Views: 6517

If you guys dig mysterious jangle pop (not necessarily too shiny, but with big, twangy guitars, driving rock grooves, and occasionally obscure lyrical content with smart, but not too smart production), ala The Replacements, Big Star, late 80s REM, etc, I HIGHLY recommend checking out this new Hardso...
by cgarges
Sun Oct 11, 2015 9:06 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Mix Objectivity / revisions
Replies: 35
Views: 6517

Deep Purple?? Ha! I wish! No, this was a band based out of Wingate, NC (near Charlotte) called The Hardsoul Poets. I believe a few of the guys previously toured the south in a band called The Beatniks, but the Hardsoul Poets formed in 1989 and played around Charlotte, initially. They had a heavy do...
by cgarges
Sun Oct 11, 2015 8:36 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: What to do with 125 reels of 2" tape?
Replies: 16
Views: 3712

Unless there were edits across the tape, I'd be surprised if you couldn't get rid of it all on eBay. I think there are enough people still buying up older multitrack machines that it would be worth it to try to get rid of that way. I did that with most of my old 2", although that was about 10 years ...
by cgarges
Sun Oct 11, 2015 8:30 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Recording solo trombone
Replies: 13
Views: 3271

I've recorded a lot of trombones (including long-time James Brown band leader, Fred Wesley) and I've had consistently good luck with either a Coles 4038 or a Neumann FET 47-type mic like a Lawson L47FET, an actual FET 47, or in a pinch, an AT4047. I've also used mics like a U87, RE20, 414 (visor ver...