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by channelcat
Thu Jul 10, 2008 1:20 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: in search of: a rack philosophy...
Replies: 27
Views: 4585

my rack philosophy: first: a spreadsheet is your friend. It'll let you move boxes around to get a feel for where you'd like things to be without having to physically rack anything. Spreadsheets are great for patchbay design, too. You will be using them, right? Make a few columns for top row of poin...
by channelcat
Thu Jun 12, 2008 2:59 pm
Forum: Tape Op Magazine
Topic: Tape Op: The Book Volume 2
Replies: 39
Views: 12725

yes, i'm loving the book, but mine was pretty banged up too. no big deal at all though. the only reason i'm bothering adding to the thread is that perhaps that third party seller should be reconsidered for volume 3 - given the complaints that came down the line about some folks' ordering debacles, ...
by channelcat
Fri Jun 06, 2008 7:15 pm
Forum: Buy/Sell/Trade
Topic: Eisen mic pre for API 500 series rack or lunchbox
Replies: 7
Views: 1750

That is a sweet deal! Unfortunately, I didn't get the coin I expected this week, so I have to pass. Someone needs to jump on this though! I found it to be a great pre paired with a 4047 (vox), 414B/ULS (el gtr, vox), and TAB-Funk 57 (el gtr). Jens is a flippin' genious! Best of luck! And keep puttin...
by channelcat
Tue Jun 03, 2008 7:31 pm
Forum: Buy/Sell/Trade
Topic: Eisen mic pre for API 500 series rack or lunchbox
Replies: 7
Views: 1750

This sounds like the pair I have, and I wouldn't mind having another. What options does it have? What faceplate/paint/knob? Pic?

Stu
by channelcat
Tue Jun 03, 2008 7:16 pm
Forum: People/Places/Things
Topic: RIP Bo Diddley
Replies: 12
Views: 2724

Bo Diddley was Rock 'n' Roll!

Yeah, this is really sad news. Bo Diddley was one of the biggest reasons why I picked up a guitar; I got my first one within 9 months of seeing him live. He's also one of the biggest reasons why I kept playing. That Bo Diddley Beat is infectious and fun. I listened to his Chess Box last night and wa...
by channelcat
Tue Jun 03, 2008 6:40 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Drum Recording in a Strange Basement Setting
Replies: 7
Views: 1407

Interesting space. Where exactly are the stairs located, to the left of the kit? Any idea what the previous owner used to fill the wall cavity of the 1/2 wall? You may want to start there and check for insulation, as well as give some attention to the wall facing the kick. Try putting one of the bas...
by channelcat
Thu May 15, 2008 12:01 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: ***The Eagle Has Landed!!!!!!!!
Replies: 116
Views: 38246

[/quote]I also spent some time today trying to track down replacement covers for the patchbay labels. Just the little plastic strips, not the entire assemblies (Swtchcraft part number tt503). The best I could find was one dealer who could order them and get them in 6-8 weeks. Bleh.[/quote] Chris, di...
by channelcat
Sun Apr 13, 2008 6:31 am
Forum: People/Places/Things
Topic: moving to Chicago, any advice?
Replies: 12
Views: 2113

I'm in. If it's show & tell, I could bring my lunchbox w/ Eisen pres and LILPEQrs, zerotronics MINI-LE, and Mercenary-modded 57. If it's just beers, we could meet at Rock Bottom Brewery again; that worked out pretty well last time.

Stu
by channelcat
Sun Apr 13, 2008 6:10 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: ART Pro VLA being replaced by Pro VLA II?
Replies: 31
Views: 6902

I ordered some Groove Tubes 12AX7M Mullard reissues for my original VLA. They're on backorder, so I've been using it stock. Not too shabby. I'll report back after the new tubes arrive. I just picked up the RNC, too. I've only had a few days to mess with it, but I know it's staying in the rack. Thank...
by channelcat
Sun Apr 06, 2008 10:25 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Console Install
Replies: 16
Views: 3201

Right on! But you know Tony's right. LOL I thought of something else that you might want to take into consideration. With the extra channels on the board, are you going to need additional lighting? It'd be easier to make adjustments sans console, not to mention the clean up - drywall dust is such a ...
by channelcat
Fri Apr 04, 2008 1:27 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Radiohead fans....
Replies: 8
Views: 1516

leigh wrote:
superaction80 wrote:You know what the RE-20 is nicknamed, right?
At MTSU, we referred to it as "the doorstop". ***as I step into my flame-retardant suit***
by channelcat
Fri Apr 04, 2008 1:21 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Console Install
Replies: 16
Views: 3201

Those handy, precut velcro strips that used to be like 3 for $5 are now sold in bulk rolls at HD, like $5 for 50. I use them all over the place now. I was just professing my love for velcro strips last night while moving stuff around on my patchbay. That, and my Stanley tripod LED flashlight - pric...
by channelcat
Fri Apr 04, 2008 12:15 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Spring verb that sounds like amp spring verb but isn't
Replies: 16
Views: 2931

What you want is a Fender tube reverb, but those aren't in a 19" rack package. Boy, a good one sounds like the springs God has access too... Yeah, those Fenders ('63 Reverb I think) are pretty nice. I almost bought one about a decade ago. Have you looked at the Zerotronics CoolSprings? I have a MIN...
by channelcat
Thu Mar 13, 2008 11:59 am
Forum: Tape Op Magazine
Topic: We Want a TJ Doherty/Wilco article
Replies: 54
Views: 29111

I'd like to know more about the guitar and drum tracking on Sky Blue Sky. Nels just sounds incredible, and Tweedy's no slouch either; I was very impressed with his playing at a solo show about a year or two ago. I picked up the deluxe version of SBS with the DVD. The performances in the loft were gr...
by channelcat
Wed Mar 12, 2008 8:08 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: do mice eat snakes?
Replies: 23
Views: 5863

I'm renting a house with an unfinished basement, and needed to come up with a temporary fix for my basement studio. I wanted to keep the cables off the cement floor; my concern being more about flooding since the foundation walls have broken away and sunk below the slab, but my solution may work for...