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Posts posted by grid_stopper

  1. its pretty good stock! you are right, swapping out the old cord is really important, as is removing the death capacitor(DONT DO THIS IF YOU DONT KNOW HOW TO DISCHARGE CAPS!!) the other thing you should do is change the input impedence to something a bit more suited to a guitar. messing around with the tone stack is also probably a pretty good idea, too

    just looked at the starmaker and it IS an actual guitar amp so disregard most of what i said(except for the chord/cap thing, that still stands as a really good thing to do)

  2. how do those sound? There's a Heathkit "Starmaker" on CL here that I've been very curious about. Read the main thing that needs to be done is to switch the supply to a three prong, but beyond that I hate watching videos of other people playing to get a solid idea of the sound

    its pretty good stock! you are right, swapping out the old cord is really important, as is removing the death capacitor(DONT DO THIS IF YOU DONT KNOW HOW TO DISCHARGE CAPS!!) the other thing you should do is change the input impedence to something a bit more suited to a guitar. messing around with the tone stack is also probably a pretty good idea, too

  3. in regards to the MIM question(wont let me quote it for some reason?)


    ive palyed a ton of different jazzmasters from the squire/made in vietnam kinda stuff, all the way up to AVRI/an actual 67' jazzmaster. the only problem i find with the mim stuff is A. the electronics(their tolerences are way too forgiving, resulting in values that are way way way off usually) and the bridge+tail piece are REALLLLLLLY poorly manufactured) also from stock, the neck needs to be shimmed/thicker strings need to be put on to make the bridge design work properly(basically no strings lighter than 0.11) or the bridge design wont work properly and your tuning stability will be wanting. other than that though, MIM stuff plays really really nicely

  4. I'm not a studio engineer, but I do work in radio and one major part of my job is recording talk shows. I don't have a current pic of my main studio, but this is the board I use:


    ive never really got a chance to look *too* closely at brodcast consoles, but it seems like they always have pretty crazy routing matrix's. definitely looks pretty cool!

  5. It's weird....I work with a guy that's done some big records, and his studio here and one other studio here are so out of place in BHam, but absolutely world-class studios (All analog, neve consoles, Neumann mics....ect) and decent producers....it's intimidating just talking to these guys, even though I've worked with some of them for 3-4 years now. I've been recordin in some degree for 14 years and I'm still like baby-stepping along.

    TapeOp party's are so much fun....just so many pretentious dudes trying to network and I'm like "I roll with a Tascam 4-track most of the time" and they just give you this look like you're out of your mind and wasting their air. But the magazine is such a great tool

    thats so cool. my friend engineers at a studio that just got a neve(not OG neve, but like AMS era neve. still pretty cool though).


    but yeah, if you cant get down with a tascam recorder, you shouldnt be recording at all but hey, thats just one guys opinion

  6. I don't own a computer. I've got three different tape 4-tracks and a stand alone digital 16-track Fostex DAW. Four of those cheap focusrite starved Tube pre-amps. Mogami cables. 57, 58, beta 57, senheiser e835, a pair of SM94's (cheaper than 81's and do the job), and one of those god-awful Beringer B-2 LDC. I use an old BoomBox as a Room Mic...compression on that thing does some fun stuff.

    Sometimes I record digitally and run it through one of the decks....sometimes to tape and dump it to digital....sometimes send it off to friends with Pro-Tools to tweak and play with. I've got an older model Boss digital 8-track that took a hard drop and quit recording, but all the goofy digital effects still work so I use it as a make-shift outboard all-in-one box.

    I monitor with a pair of AKG K240's

    My shit isn't "pro" by any means. But I've also never tried to let anybody pay me for the recordings. Super fun to demo shit on though. It gets aggravating sometimes...but it's what I got. Reading the TapeOp article about Sufjan's entire album being recorded and mixed on one of these stand alone DAWs and a pair of headphones was invigorating and appalling to say the least, he got much better signals than i try to get.

    oh man, that sounds pretty cool. id love to hear some tracks, if you care to share. that sounds like a really cool setup.


    also, fuck yeah tapeop. ive learned so much from that magazine haha.

  7. I think in another life I'd get into audio engineering or professional recording. I don't even know what most of those racks do but I am still jealous. That looks sweet. Is this for a home recording studio?


    I've done home recording since I was 12, back when I needed to use a very primitive recording software, cheap computer mic, and putting left channel for guitar and right channel for vocal, then mixing to mono.... Sadly, while I've gotten better than that, I currently use a Blue Spark Digital USB mic and (gasp) GarageBand for most of the recording I do these days. Someday I'll make the switch to Logic and a better microphone, but I've always been more interested in the process of adding tracks and playing lots of instruments over recording quality/sound/precision. But as I venture into being more of an audiophile, I have been more aware of my shortcomings in recording.

    Thanks man! they do a lot of different stuff but for the most part they are mic preamps and analog to digital converters, with a few compressors and EQ's thrown in their for that analog flavour haha. its for  a recording studio i run with a friend of mine. we have a pretty cool live room that i will snap a picture or two of later today.


    Also, that is EXACTLY how i started recording haha. some of the best results can come from extreme limitations. also, its surprising what can be done with a USB mic and garage band. i know someone who writes/records stuff for degrassi using an apogee usb mic into an ipad, which is pretty wild imo haha

  8. also for any one wondering what im running:


    my main front end is a focusrite clarett 8preX(which to my ears edges out the UA apollo stuff in terms of preamp headroom/cleaness, and AD/DA) i also have a UA 4-710D feeding into the clarett via ADAT. i can currently do 18 in at a time, but i can expand up to 26. i also have some nice outboard pre's/comp's/eq's. mostly running protools 10. real happy with this setup!

  9. Indian Summer also had an EP and 3 splits in the studio; the only album that they released was a live album.

    petty details, friends. codeine is oft considered slow core, but imo that is a bullshit/not real genre, so ive always considered codeine an emo band. honestly not that much of a stretch. also the indian summer album i was referring to was the compilation of the previously mentioned 3 splits.


    i guess none of this is really surprising though considering what bands are being brought up in the other emo thread lol


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