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Post by watergunfight » Fri Feb 15, 2008 9:24 am

JustinHedrick wrote:now, would that mic technique work on a vandyke beard as well? would you have to hi-pass it to work on a handlebar moustache??

god, this could go on forever.
it depends a lot on the preamps, for a darker (brownish) beard sound ill usually recommend something with a lot of tubes. nothing like a properly tuned warm beard

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Post by JustinHedrick » Fri Feb 15, 2008 10:02 am

watergunfight wrote:
JustinHedrick wrote:now, would that mic technique work on a vandyke beard as well? would you have to hi-pass it to work on a handlebar moustache??

god, this could go on forever.
it depends a lot on the preamps, for a darker (brownish) beard sound ill usually recommend something with a lot of tubes. nothing like a properly tuned warm beard
what about a hardcore metal band that have goatees . . . would braiding the beard make it have a tighter sound??
another metal guitar tip is to put a fan in front of you while you play, so it blows your stupid long hair around like the solo is BLOWING YOU AWAY because you're a fucking tool.

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Post by I'm Painting Again » Fri Feb 15, 2008 10:21 am

you gotta use a transformer for more hair..

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Post by swelle » Fri Feb 15, 2008 12:24 pm

A good beard should be both "warm" and "transparent."

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Post by calaverasgrandes » Fri Feb 15, 2008 9:56 pm

First off I have to say my mixes have gotten much better since I grew my current van dyk. I can really hear into the mix much better without my chin and upper lip adding all those early reflections.
More seriously though, its pretty easy to record drums with 3 mikes, when you have no fucking cymbals in the way! Really go back and look. The dude has ride and a hat. Nice. I wish most drummers could get down with just that much instead of the wall of bronze you usually see.
Or hey I got a better idea, well put a hotdog compressor behind your drumset, and rig a length tube to a ball valve on a hi hat stand. Then you can emit white noise at musically useful moments.
On second thought disregard that idea.
I'm gonna go patent it.
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Post by LeedyGuy » Sat Feb 16, 2008 11:46 am

calaverasgrandes wrote: More seriously though, its pretty easy to record drums with 3 mikes, when you have no fucking cymbals in the way! Really go back and look. The dude has ride and a hat. Nice. I wish most drummers could get down with just that much instead of the wall of bronze you usually see.
I have given up using crash cymbals altogether when recording myself playing drums. They are a bitch to record and usually sound shitty IMO, even the good ones. I prefer the jazz setup of 1 or 2 rides instead and I just kinda lean into those to get a little more emphasis when needed.
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Post by calaverasgrandes » Sat Feb 16, 2008 11:50 am

there was this band called Victims Family back in the late 80's. Their drummer could get crash, ride, hi hat etc from just a pair of hats.
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Post by imdrecordings » Mon Feb 18, 2008 2:42 pm

calaverasgrandes wrote:there was this band called Victims Family back in the late 80's. Their drummer could get crash, ride, hi hat etc from just a pair of hats.
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I remember them. I think we played a show with them at the Paradise Lounge once. Or at least the drummer you speak of was playing in the band. He is a "friend of a friend", but I'm bad with names. :roll:
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Post by calaverasgrandes » Mon Feb 18, 2008 3:47 pm

well they had Eric Strand and Devon Morf. I forget which is the first drummer and which the one cymbal guy. My old bands drummer worshipped that band. So I got to the point where I really didnt care.
Ralph Spight the guitarist vocalist is still doing music. Seen him active on the REP boards I think.
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Post by monkeytennis » Wed Mar 19, 2008 6:15 am

sorry to resurrect/hijack this thread but in the gallery on the Three Crows page (http://www.threecrowsmusic.com/ray_studio.htm - you can see on pages 13 and 14) does anyone know what the mic being used on Rays guitar is?

Is it an SM81 with the grille/windshield attached?

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Post by A.David.MacKinnon » Wed Mar 19, 2008 6:46 am

monkeytennis wrote:sorry to resurrect/hijack this thread but in the gallery on the Three Crows page (http://www.threecrowsmusic.com/ray_studio.htm - you can see on pages 13 and 14) does anyone know what the mic being used on Rays guitar is?

Is it an SM81 with the grille/windshield attached?
It's a bit blurry so it's hard to say but it looks like an RE15 to me.

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Post by Slider » Thu Mar 20, 2008 8:09 am

calaverasgrandes wrote:well they had Eric Strand and Devon Morf. I forget which is the first drummer and which the one cymbal guy. My old bands drummer worshipped that band. So I got to the point where I really didnt care.
Ralph Spight the guitarist vocalist is still doing music. Seen him active on the REP boards I think.
Wow, you just brought back some long gone East Bay memories with the Victim's family reference. They were nice guys.

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Post by calaverasgrandes » Thu Mar 20, 2008 10:57 am

actually nor bay, they are from Petaluma santa rosa area in sonoma cty.
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Post by @?,*???&? » Thu Mar 20, 2008 11:31 am

Hang on, why are we giving Ethan Johns accolades here? I just want to make sure I did am not missing something.

There are a ton of engineers equal to or better than him in ability.

As for Glyn, right place, right time. Same with Andy for that matter. They were making records at a time when there were WAY, WAY, WAY less records being made.

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Post by monkeytennis » Thu Mar 20, 2008 11:39 am

monkeytennis wrote:sorry to resurrect/hijack this thread but in the gallery on the Three Crows page (http://www.threecrowsmusic.com/ray_studio.htm - you can see on pages 13 and 14) does anyone know what the mic being used on Rays guitar is?

Is it an SM81 with the grille/windshield attached?
to answer my own question it turns out it is an EV635!

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