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Re: Let's hear some recordings made on the 388

Post by ??? » Tue Dec 20, 2005 2:50 pm

curtiswyant wrote:Let's have 'em! :D
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Post by jv » Tue Dec 20, 2005 4:45 pm

Slider wrote:http://home.comcast.net/%7Evelvetsound/ ... BEAST2.wav

this is an old school 388 recording from around 1992.
A 57 a 421 and some love...and a micro limiter.
That's totally cool! Do you remember how the drums were recorded? Were they totally micro-limited?

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Post by Slider » Tue Dec 20, 2005 5:47 pm

jv wrote:
Slider wrote:http://home.comcast.net/%7Evelvetsound/ ... BEAST2.wav

this is an old school 388 recording from around 1992.
A 57 a 421 and some love...and a micro limiter.
That's totally cool! Do you remember how the drums were recorded? Were they totally micro-limited?
Yep.
Everything was micro limited except the guitar.
The 421 was two feet in front of the kick and the 57 was about 3 feet above the center of the snare. Both mics were bussed to one track (mono) and compressed together. My 388 had a non-functioning track 8. We always used the stereo version of Glyn Johns technique if we had enough tracks.
I learned this from Jack Puig who was Glyn's assistant in the 80's.
The drums were pieces of crap that a neighbor gave to my brother for free. They were CB700 and Ruether (sp?) mixed up.

I remember just about every stupid detail of every recording I've been involved with over the years for some strange reason.
This was around 91 or 92 probably.

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Post by electric sound of jim » Tue Dec 20, 2005 5:53 pm

"Understand" by Brian was, with the possible exception of one track..

I think (some of?) Kelley Stoltz stuff was also done on a 388

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Post by bitsyras » Tue Dec 20, 2005 7:34 pm

Well, damn, here's some more 388 stuff:
http://www.myspace.com/dittoandmark

Two songs by me and two songs by my wife. Kinda folky rocky ish. Or something. I've had the 388 since it was new, but only began getting anything remotely decent out of it since discovering the Tapeop universe. Took a workshop with Larry Crane once too. It was awesome. The machine's had one major tune-up, about a year ago and it just keeps working. Built like a tank. And almost as heavy. On these songs I think I used a 58, a 421, an ancient midiverb and a similar vintage Audio Logic MT66 compressor that only works after being on for about six hours. Also tracked some Reason stuff off the computer. Check it out.

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Post by wedge » Tue Dec 20, 2005 8:36 pm

jv wrote:Were they totally micro-limited?
:!: Stupid Question Alert :!:

What's micro-limiting?

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Post by Slider » Tue Dec 20, 2005 9:53 pm

wedge wrote:
jv wrote:Were they totally micro-limited?
:!: Stupid Question Alert :!:

What's micro-limiting?
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Post by wedge » Wed Dec 21, 2005 12:00 pm

I think our drummer has one of those!

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Post by Evergreen » Sat Dec 24, 2005 3:20 pm

I just got a 388 not to long ago. Here is a rough mix of a song I am working on. I won't finish it until after the holidays.

The bango part is just a scratch take and I need to do something about the lap steel at about 3:38. And I want to bring up the synths at certain points also.

Even though this song has banjo and lap steel it is not a country song. :)

http://webzoom.freewebs.com/timothywalk ... ix%201.mp3

I am newbie with the 388 so please tell me what you think!

Here's a pic:

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Post by Slider » Sat Dec 24, 2005 6:27 pm

Wow...all your VU lights work!

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Post by Evergreen » Mon Dec 26, 2005 5:36 pm

Slider wrote:Wow...all your VU lights work!
I know. Pretty awesome, eh. I hear that is a rarity with these machines.

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Post by Mark » Tue Dec 27, 2005 8:23 am

All my 388 VU meter lights work too :D
WWRHS?

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Post by the velour fog » Tue Dec 27, 2005 11:53 am

bastards! i have 3 out now. one just went like a week ago.
"Set Phasers to Extra Slow."

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Post by Derrick » Wed Dec 28, 2005 1:22 pm

Evergreen, what kind of Quantegy tapes are you using (what number)?
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Post by Evergreen » Wed Dec 28, 2005 2:03 pm

Derrick wrote:Evergreen, what kind of Quantegy tapes are you using (what number)?
I am using 456 but I guess you are supposed to use 457. I bought the tape before I knew that. The 457 is a little easier on the moving parts. Thinner tape...a little more slack. 456 and 457 are the same formula. Once I use up the 456 I'm gonna get 457.

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