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Post by Spark » Sun Sep 13, 2015 2:42 pm

I remember when the Alesis Wedge was pretty popular around these parts.

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Post by trodden » Tue Sep 15, 2015 2:07 pm

Spark wrote:I remember when the Alesis Wedge was pretty popular around these parts.
Still loving mine!

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Post by eh91311 » Fri Sep 18, 2015 7:09 pm

How about:

M-Audio DMP3 mic preamp
Studio Projects B1/C1 mics and VTB-1 tube preamp
Chameleon Labs 7602 mic pre
ART PRO VLA I/II opto comp
TC Electronics M300 reverb/efx processor

All of these were popular at one time, now not so much. Probably because most people have them already, and many are out of production.

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Post by vvv » Fri Sep 18, 2015 7:43 pm

I like the VLA2 for vocals, and the VTB1 for special effect "Manic Mechanic" vocals.
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Post by eh91311 » Tue Sep 22, 2015 2:23 pm

Here's a few more:

Ted Fletcher designed Joemeek budget channel strips (VC3, VC3Q, VC6, VC6Q)
Groove Tubes Brick mic pre and Ditto DI
Bellari Tube Channel strip
Alesis NanoComp, NanoVerb, Midiverb II
ART Levelar, Dual Levelar

Most of these have very little value on the used market but are still useful.

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Post by vvv » Tue Sep 22, 2015 5:26 pm

Ha!

I feel like "Past-Trend Man"! :twisted:

The VC3q is a very useful, gives me just a awesome low, low to dub bass, DI'd, and is solid for vox. I also really like the MC2 and C2 compressors - why pay for a SC 2? Also cool is the VC1q.

The Brick is my go-to DI, so easy to split out to my amp. Hint: use a stereo compressor (I use the budget 166A) and slave the DI to the amp pre (I been digging a PM1000) = no need to adjust the offset for phase.

I have a ancient Midiverb2 and the lower wone what's not the Nano, but since I mix ITB, I've not been using 'em ...
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Post by Trick Fall » Sun Oct 11, 2015 6:12 pm

I barely recorded anything for the last five years and just recently go back into it. In the last year or so I've picked up a , ART VLA, RNC and I just ordered a used Art MPA. I'm trying to get all the things that were in fashion when I stopped recording. I also haven't been using the computer and bought a Korg D3200.

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Post by cgarges » Mon Oct 12, 2015 8:40 pm

eh91311 wrote:Ted Fletcher designed Joemeek budget channel strips (VC3, VC3Q, VC6, VC6Q)
Groove Tubes Brick mic pre and Ditto DI
Bellari Tube Channel strip
Alesis NanoComp, NanoVerb, Midiverb II
ART Levelar, Dual Levelar
All of these were variations on the only affordable stuff out there. Like, when Neumann came out with the TLM 193 (which was a superb mic), it was mind-blowing because you could get a Neumann large diaphragm condenser for like $1100. Then Audio Technica came out with the 4050 and 4033 and that changed everything. You could get a great LDC for under $700. Then, Neumann came out with the TLM 103 and even though it was a much more limited a much crappier mic, everyone forgot about the TLM 193. AT was still able to compete a bit until the gigantic influx of other Chinese mics hit the market a couple years later.

When Alesis entered the world, the idea of a multi-effects processor for under $800 was like, totally nuts. No one had done it. You could get the Roland DEP5 and the Yamaha SPX 90, but both those were closer to a grand. The first Alesis MIDIverb was like $400 or something. That was just crazy. And then when the Microverb stuff came out, people were going nuts for it. I bought an early Microverb from Rogue Music in NY and someone actually traded me a Korg DRV-1000 for it because they wanted less rack space. I figure that the Korg was better, so I went with it. That was the thinking at the time.

Even the Lexicon 200 reverb was pretty ground-breaking at the time because the idea of being able to afford a DIGITAL reverb for under $2k was pretty much nonexistent. And forget about getting anything with "Lexicon" printed on it for anywhere near that before then. THEN, stop the presses!!! Lexicon came out with the PCM-60 for UNDER A GRAND!!!! How the Hell did they do that?

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Post by markjazzbassist » Tue Oct 13, 2015 6:57 am

golden age pre-73. anyone still use one?

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Post by shedshrine » Wed Oct 14, 2015 11:45 am

Remember the inverseroom. What a sound.
Fad is pretty dismissive in this case, classic a better label..
like the sound of a counterfeit umbrella or canoodling in the gazebo.

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Post by vvv » Wed Oct 14, 2015 1:33 pm

Say what?
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Post by shedshrine » Wed Oct 14, 2015 1:45 pm

Oh..wait. That was an actual person, not a piece of gear. my bad. ;)

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Post by vvv » Wed Oct 14, 2015 3:52 pm

Does "canoodling in the gazebo" involve smoke-able party favors?
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Post by shedshrine » Wed Oct 14, 2015 4:29 pm

In this case it refers to John's song about making out in a suburban backyard freestanding garden structure. What kind of garden exactly is kind of up in the air.

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Post by vvv » Wed Oct 14, 2015 9:23 pm

Do you have a link to that cool vid he did where he goes from instrument to instrument? I think he was using a red-button Sony or Phillips mic to sing into, also ...
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