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by biasvoltage
Sun Nov 28, 2010 6:51 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Speakers for a DIY 4x10 to go with '72 Fender Bassman 50
Replies: 8
Views: 2780

+1 on the Weber Alnico Signiatures I put a pair of Weber Alnico Sig 12s in a 60s open back 2x12 Vox extension cabinet and it is by far the best sounding cabinet I've ever owned. I use it with a 65 Bassman head and a Hiwatt 50. The Webers are also very light, which will be a plus when you stick 4 of ...
by biasvoltage
Sat Nov 27, 2010 11:19 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: I have a bunch of wooden triangles
Replies: 9
Views: 4019

Maybe get some pieces of 2' square masonite and make some ghetto wooden triangle versions of the RPG Skyline Diffuser by stackign up various levels of triangles and gluing them together?

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/4 ... sor_2.html
by biasvoltage
Sat Nov 13, 2010 6:35 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Gtr doubling Fail, help?!
Replies: 24
Views: 4838

I like using a capo on a doubled guitar and playing the same chords as the main guitar but with different voicings. Like capo up 3 frets and your cowboy chord A Major shape is really a C, and if it's doubling a non-capo'd guitar that is playing a C it sounds huge
by biasvoltage
Thu Nov 04, 2010 7:04 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: List of 500 series manufacturers
Replies: 44
Views: 57107

Well now we can to add Neve to the list of 500 series manufacturers:

http://www.ams-neve.com/Products/Outboa ... 073LB.aspx


A Neve API device kinda seems like the cat slept with the dog but I'm interested in seeing what it sounds like.
by biasvoltage
Mon Oct 25, 2010 6:48 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Great deal on an RCA to XLR balancer --- only $3,300!!!
Replies: 21
Views: 3429

I saw an ad for a $300 jar of little rocks that you were supposed to place in your listening room to improve the sound of your system. For fun, I emailed the manufacturer a bunch of gibberish questions and got appropriately gibberish answers back. The guy was also selling audiophile-grade outlet cov...
by biasvoltage
Sat Oct 09, 2010 4:50 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Impressions' S/T (1963) production details?
Replies: 6
Views: 1805

The big ball mic is actually a windscreen on what looks like a short body 47. I've got this 1960 British "Manual of Sound Recording" and it shows lots of 47s and C12's in use at the BBC with those windscreens. What's that big ball of mic that Curtis is using?: http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v627/...
by biasvoltage
Thu Sep 23, 2010 3:05 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Orbit gum commercial
Replies: 19
Views: 6690

Coast Recording Equipment in LA does a lot of rentals to the movie/tv/commercial production world. There was a prop house called "20th Century Props" in Los Angeles that closed down recently, I went to the going out of business sale and there was a 1" 8 track MCI deck, mulled it over in my sleep tha...
by biasvoltage
Mon May 17, 2010 6:06 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Macbooks - Tell me about your setup
Replies: 10
Views: 2676

2007 MacBook, 2GB memory, just upgraded to a 500GB internal drive, OSX10.6, ProTools 8. I run a daisy chain, MacBook===>External Firewire drive===>002R.
by biasvoltage
Mon May 17, 2010 5:51 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Rehearsal spaces
Replies: 4
Views: 1864

I am in the same boat, a space in a large reharsal studio downtown and a smaller setup at home. I keep the 002R at the space and an Mbox at home, and shuttle my good preamps and things back and forth in an API lunchbox. The real key has been spending enough time at the rehearsal space to know when m...
by biasvoltage
Mon May 17, 2010 2:39 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: copperphone for live vocals
Replies: 11
Views: 2790

I've seen a few bands using these at the Hotel Cafe in LA, don't remember any particular feedback problems (although the quality of the gear and engineering there is significantly higher than at a typical bar)
by biasvoltage
Fri May 07, 2010 11:50 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Nashville Folks: Hope you are ok
Replies: 7
Views: 2175

Nashville Folks: Hope you are ok

There isn't really an appropriate forum for this, just wanted you guys in Nashville to know that the rest of the country hasn't forgotten about you, and hope that you, your families, your homes and your gear are safe.
by biasvoltage
Wed Mar 31, 2010 7:45 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Using An Old Ampeg Tube Head as DI?
Replies: 13
Views: 3947

That is a good sound, isn't it? But you really need a dummy load. Operating a tube amplifier without a load attached will cause the output transformer to overheat, short out, and melt. This is one reason to never loan a tube amp to anybody. I found that out the hard way with my 68 bandmaster. Pullin...
by biasvoltage
Thu Mar 25, 2010 6:28 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Favorite low-watt tube guitar/bass head
Replies: 24
Views: 4567

I really like the 25 wtt hifi amplifier by heathkit. Mine has Daystrom tubes in it and they are still rocking. I have almost the same amp! Except mine is stereo and uses EL84's. My grandfather built it! Grandpa had good taste in tubes because it's full of 60s Mullards. Yes. A quad of mid 60s Mullar...
by biasvoltage
Thu Mar 25, 2010 11:43 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: 'Yes, you should certainly do a scratch vocal track!'
Replies: 24
Views: 5568

IMO vocalists that don't have the lyrics done or like to write them at a later stage should develop the ability to do a guide vocal with nonsense syllables. I do this all the time and often my stream-of-consciousness rambling will result in a phrase or idea that makes the rest of the lyrics come to...
by biasvoltage
Mon Mar 22, 2010 11:09 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: space echo tape
Replies: 19
Views: 4714

My particular space echo won't fully erase 456, but works fine with some Scotch 206 I had lying around. I have a few different tape loops I use, the 206 works for clean stuff, but my favorite is a piece of Realistic Concertape with a bunch of splices in it and parts where the oxide is flaking off. T...