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by biasvoltage
Mon Mar 22, 2010 10:58 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: How long does it take you to make a record (cd/dvd/whatever)
Replies: 42
Views: 7944

This past Saturday I was tasked with recording lead vocals on NINE songs for an LA punk band called Die Fast. I had some mics already set up (EV 664, SM57, MD421, V69, and SM7b). The singer showed up at 2pm, by 2:05 we had decided that the SM7b was going to be the one, he knew which order to do the ...
by biasvoltage
Wed Mar 17, 2010 3:31 pm
Forum: People/Places/Things
Topic: Los Angeles TapeOps (LA beer night)
Replies: 86
Views: 23223

HEY! I've been sitting at the bar at the Roost for 5 years waiting for you guys to show up! I've subsited on popcorn and PBR all this time, sleeping under the crappy plastic dartboard, and knitting new clothes out of the ironic thrift store sweaters that get left behind every night. The only downsid...
by biasvoltage
Sat Mar 13, 2010 11:37 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Why It's Good To Be Me: Recent Equipment Score!
Replies: 15
Views: 2877

Great score! Hamfests and computer fests are great places to look for old gear. I scored my Vox Jaguar organ (with case top, legs AND original leg case) a few years ago at a hamfest in Florida for $25. At first glance I though the price tag said $250, which I would have been willing to pay, but it w...
by biasvoltage
Wed Mar 10, 2010 9:48 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: What's the best electric guitar shop near Westwood in LA?
Replies: 2
Views: 533

Well, you've got Westwood Music, West LA Music, McCabes Guitar Shop and the best (imho) guitar store in LA, TrueTone, all within a couple of miles.
by biasvoltage
Wed Mar 10, 2010 7:27 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: The sound of gray
Replies: 22
Views: 5294

The sound of gray

I read in here over and over again about using a "bright" sounding mic on "dull" sounding sources and "dark" sounding mics on "bright" sources. Or a tube pre to warm up a cold synth track. Are we* just trying to achieve gray? In film photography, if you use a light meter on a white snowy field it wi...
by biasvoltage
Wed Mar 10, 2010 6:42 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Recording the Beatles...cover band
Replies: 16
Views: 2887

Ok my first response was gong to be "I'll tell you for $35" but I've turned over a new leaf- Rhythm Ranch has the right Socratic question to answer your question. Others would be: what is the nature of the venue and what arrangements can you make with the FOH guy (i.e., can you access pre-eq and pre...
by biasvoltage
Thu Feb 18, 2010 11:30 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Frontier Designs Tranzport...
Replies: 28
Views: 4651

Seriously! the Tranzport is up there with the SM57, fire, and the wheel as far as inventions go. I use mine ALL THE TIME. While a Faderport gathers dust on my shelf. I just looked at Frontier Design's user forum and found a discussion related to this. Here's what they say: "Given the economic downtu...
by biasvoltage
Tue Feb 16, 2010 12:51 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Most durable cables for the money?
Replies: 17
Views: 3000

I have a Whirlwind Leader Elite guitar cord I bought when I was in high school - almost exactly 20 years ago - and have played nearly every gig since then with it. I don't know how or why, but it has never let me down and I've never lost it. It has long molded strain reliefs, that are molded over th...
by biasvoltage
Tue Feb 09, 2010 11:52 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Will MILGARD sliding doors block much sound?
Replies: 11
Views: 4694

My old house had Milgard dual pane windows and a custom 12' Milgard slider. I could stand in the back yard, 20 feet from the house, and SEE the drummer bashing away in my living room, but couldn't hear him. In all the time I lived there, with all the bands and parties, I never once received a noise ...
by biasvoltage
Fri Feb 05, 2010 11:20 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Black Sabbath In The Studio Info??
Replies: 38
Views: 8612

i'm drinking enough coffee for both of us and i can't believe these guys think those crappy ceiling tiles look cool. I also think Falcon station wagons, avocado green appliances and old Sonor teardrop drumsets look cool. So, basically, anything a normal person thinks is uncool is right up my alley....
by biasvoltage
Thu Feb 04, 2010 1:51 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Black Sabbath In The Studio Info??
Replies: 38
Views: 8612

True, true. I dp think a combination would be the ticket. And in every old 60s picture I see of a recording studio, the walls are at least partially covered in those tiles. Like United/Western, Gold Star, Columbia NY, etc etc... It's by far the coolest looking acoustic treatment. It worked fine for ...
by biasvoltage
Thu Feb 04, 2010 11:10 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Black Sabbath In The Studio Info??
Replies: 38
Views: 8612

That looks like just plain old-school 12" ceiling tiles to me. I really want to do up my studio in them, and they are still available:

http://www.silentsource.com/ceilings-ac-woodfiber.html
by biasvoltage
Tue Feb 02, 2010 3:34 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Drum Mic'ing, hmmm... what to do
Replies: 31
Views: 7752

jgimbel wrote:I have a 3035, and I LOVE it on kick but I don't really like it for OHs.
+1!! These have been discontinued. Ebay madness to follow?
by biasvoltage
Wed Jan 27, 2010 5:49 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: The weird paths audio files travel
Replies: 14
Views: 2989

Oh yeah, and also who said, "Hey burning organic material! Lets inhale it."? If we're going to go there, who the hell was the first person who figured out how to cook and eat an artichoke? That's what I want to know. I have a distinct memory of being like 2 years old, or something like that, small ...
by biasvoltage
Mon Jan 18, 2010 10:17 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Black Sabbath In The Studio Info??
Replies: 38
Views: 8612

Wow. An oyster black Ringo kit and a couple KM54's, with the 18" crash almost touching the wall?

I guess it's like the guitars on the first Zep album being done with Tele and a tiny Supro amp -- looks can be decieving. So can sounds.