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by thearnicasync
Wed Apr 26, 2006 7:52 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: firepod, mackie onyx 400f or motu ultralite.
Replies: 5
Views: 1295

i've had both the firepod and the onyx, and the onyx sounded infinitely better to my ears, anyway. no hyped treble or low mid muck. As good as I'll bet some people can the make the Firepod sound, it always sounded like bag a turds.
by thearnicasync
Tue Apr 25, 2006 9:48 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: best gear for morons
Replies: 29
Views: 4058

el fatso

This thing is totally idiotproof. The 'tape simulation' doesn't even have a knob. It's always on, like it or not. And like it, I do.

The compressors have like 3 basic presets with a tweak each, and an input/output. Totally me-proof.

kb
by thearnicasync
Sat Apr 15, 2006 11:08 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: My converters are starting to show there age.
Replies: 9
Views: 1317

I remember the delta 44 , then the 1010. Next up was presonus firepod. Better kind of. Then 002 (inputs 5-8, anyhow), easier on the ears but not really better...just sort of different. Apogee 48k...better, but still very "digital" sounding to my ears. Finally, I've landed on a motu 828mkII, with luc...
by thearnicasync
Fri Apr 14, 2006 4:02 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: i need recommendations for building a small home studio
Replies: 21
Views: 3615

FWIW, if you're recording yourself, look hard at the software, specifically the workflow. I tried to go PTLE awhile back. Super stable, "sounded" fine, but to me seemed really gear towards recording other people. No changing song tempo in real time, and a few other things I can't remember that made ...
by thearnicasync
Fri Apr 14, 2006 3:53 pm
Forum: Buy/Sell/Trade
Topic: Topaz 24 Channel Mixer with Meterbridge $600.00
Replies: 15
Views: 2843

I wish I lived in LA a lot right now. If anyone wants to make a quick $100 boxing this thing up and shipping it, let me know. And a pizza. And a six pack of beer.

Thanks. I am sad.
by thearnicasync
Fri Apr 07, 2006 2:21 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: What Mic Preamps SHOULDN'T I Buy??
Replies: 49
Views: 10923

MPX-4? In any case, you won't need the model, there's only one sytek four channel pre out there. Do a search for sytek. The sytek is about as good as it gets for bang for your buck, unelss you want to get a soldering iron and build stuff. It'll hold its used value well...lots of great engineers use ...
by thearnicasync
Fri Apr 07, 2006 12:28 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: what mic to get next
Replies: 10
Views: 1588

nice transformer condenser?

I've used most of the mics on your list, and totally agree with CGarges on the beyer....and I love, love, love the M500. If you somehow scraped together a little more, I'd get a soundelux u195. That mic sounds good on most things, and more importantly really has a big, thick, colorful sound IMO. You...
by thearnicasync
Thu Apr 06, 2006 10:55 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Caliber of Gear and Diminishing Returns
Replies: 28
Views: 3520

I've been swearing off gear for some time now. I went crazy for a few years when I had some extra money, and I'm sick of the guilt! I'm not a pro. That 3% is silly, but aside from the first time I heard a condenser microphone, a decent mic pre was second most exciting experience w/o a doubt. After t...
by thearnicasync
Wed Apr 05, 2006 3:43 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Roland VS840
Replies: 7
Views: 1385

I had one of these some years ago, and I'd totally pick another up for $150. Yeah, the converters kind of suck, but go figure the thing doesn't sound that bad! It never broke. I never had to restart it. It doesn't need drivers. Eight tracks with bouncing facilities. You're killing me. If it's in goo...
by thearnicasync
Wed Apr 05, 2006 3:26 pm
Forum: Buy/Sell/Trade
Topic: Music Man HD212
Replies: 5
Views: 998

amp is tenatively sold...thanks!
by thearnicasync
Tue Apr 04, 2006 1:21 pm
Forum: Buy/Sell/Trade
Topic: Music Man HD212
Replies: 5
Views: 998

sorry, i missed this!

I'll check it out tonight, and post the info then!

thanks,

kelly
by thearnicasync
Mon Apr 03, 2006 11:56 pm
Forum: Buy/Sell/Trade
Topic: Seventh Circle kits: A12/C84
Replies: 2
Views: 804

nope. i've decided i really want to build a guitar amp, so in a box they sit. unloved.
by thearnicasync
Mon Apr 03, 2006 3:11 pm
Forum: Buy/Sell/Trade
Topic: Music Man HD212
Replies: 5
Views: 998

Music Man HD212

Howdy, I've got a Music Man HD212 for sale in Portland, Oregon. It's a 130 watt amp, with 2 X 12's. It's in good-togreat cosmetic shape, save for a small tear in the grill cloth. I think the speakers are non-original, but I'm not sure. The amp is great....super loud, clean headroom to accomodate you...
by thearnicasync
Mon Apr 03, 2006 3:06 pm
Forum: Buy/Sell/Trade
Topic: Seventh Circle kits: A12/C84
Replies: 2
Views: 804

Seventh Circle kits: A12/C84

I got these on a whim, but I've got plenty of pres right now. I'd much rather put it towards a guitar amp! I only opened the box to make sure everything was there. Not a single component has been taken from its packaging: a12: $275 C84: $175 John Hardy 990c opamp (nice, nice choice for the a12): $50...