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Adam Graser
  • 3 Posts
  • Updated by Noize2u
  • On Aug 12 2006, 08:22 pm in Gear Gab
Adding on for more mic inputs?
I have a yamaha MW12 usb mixer that only has 8 xlr inputs. Looking at buying a 20 channel board that will have all the inputs I need. Could I take an output from the big board and go into the smaller board which in turn goes to the computer? This way i can still use the MW12 by itself for small projects and use the big board double duty-a good live sound board, an add on board for recording. Will this work? Thanks -Adam
  • 13 Posts
  • Updated by Albertv05
  • On Aug 12 2006, 12:24 pm in Gear Gab
NI's B4's is going to get used A LOT less...
...cause I just picked up a real Hammond!!! :)

As much as I love that synth, I just needed the real thing. My music really was lacking the soul of the real, gritty hammond. I picked up a Hammond T-series organ at an estate sale for $100!

It's a transistor organ but with tonewheels, spring reverb, built in chorus, and leslie! Sounds mighty fine too! It's not a B3, thats for sure but man... it'll do the trick! With a little cleaning up and some mods to get the key click back, it's gonna sounds fantastic!!

The best part, my fiancee was actaully cool with me bringing home a 300lb organ! I guess I should bring my vintage full stack Ampeg bass amp back from my parents house BEFORE we get married. ;) After that happens, I doubt I can get away with anything ;)

Just wanted to share the news:)

Cheers! -Al
  • 11 Posts
  • Updated by Noize2u
  • On Aug 09 2006, 09:57 pm in Gear Gab
ADAT questions
Ok so I am thinking of trading in a unused keyboard for an adat at music go round, since they're selling it for cheap. My main questions are do I just plug the mixer into the adat and track, and can I just use regular videotape or will i need to get special tape
Alex Arthurs
  • 8 Posts
  • Updated by Noize2u
  • On Aug 08 2006, 07:33 pm in Gear Gab
Preamp Setup
hey guys, I'm about to order the ART DMPA preamp, just wondering what would be the best way to set it up when I get it. I have the delta 1010, and an Alto L-16 mixer..... and I dont have much experience with preamps yet heh so any help would be amazing.
  • 12 Posts
  • Updated by Loki
  • On Aug 07 2006, 04:09 pm in Gear Gab
No mic stand
Ok well right now i do not have the money to buy a mic stand and i wanted to no if there was any other way that i can keep my microphone up to record. If u have any suggestions throw them out there. To me it seems like im askin a dumb question but hey i seen people record without a mic stand.
Dr. Noe
  • 8 Posts
  • Updated by meltdown5
  • On Aug 04 2006, 01:38 am in Gear Gab
Rode NT1a, TonePort UX1and Guitar Pro3
I've finally managed to get some gear for recording. I'm using the Rode NT1a with the TonePort ux1 and a 48v phantom power supply. I'm recording with Guitar Pro3. I can't seem to get it to record vocals. I'm seeing the input on the monitor, but no recording. Anyone have an idea of how I may need to change settings? Thanks.
  • 11 Posts
  • Updated by Bryan316
  • On Aug 03 2006, 12:52 pm in Gear Gab
A tripod or base stand?
I heard from some people that the tripod stand falls over alot. But i like the fact that u can move the boom aruond in a certain position. But if they do fall over alot im betta off with a base mic stand.
Josh Rose
  • 8 Posts
  • Updated by Noize2u
  • On Aug 01 2006, 01:28 pm in Gear Gab
sm 57 mod from tape op
Im not sure if there was a thread about this a while ago or not (i searched and came up with nothing). Anyway has anyone tried it? Good results? Easy to do hard to skrew up?

  • 1 Post
  • Updated by Noize2u
  • On Jul 31 2006, 09:27 pm in Gear Gab
Cool DIY site
Found a new DIY site with a few cool projects for those of us who at time feel adventurous.

He has a project for the Electirc Misstress for those of you who remember that stomp box of days gone by.

And another related from the first site.
  • 4 Posts
  • Updated by tonyoci
  • On Jul 28 2006, 12:30 pm in Gear Gab
Line6 TonePort UX2
Does anyone own this? I have had it recommended to me by some very helpful forummers, but I'm not sure whether my computer will have the juice to run it effectively. So my question is this: Does anyone have trouble with this bit of kit due to their computer limitations? I own a Pentium 4 Mobile 1.8GHz, with 512 Mb RAM.
  • 3 Posts
  • Updated by Noize2u
  • On Jul 27 2006, 09:32 pm in Gear Gab
Zoom RT-223 additional drum sounds anywhere?
Looking for more sounds to hopefully add to the machine, a sizzlin' half open to closed hi-hat specifically.

I'm not sure if this can be done with the unit.
  • 4 Posts
  • Updated by Noize2u
  • On Jul 21 2006, 07:56 pm in Gear Gab
mixer question
ok, im working with a yamaha mg16/4 to an audiophile 2496. i am having problems with monitering with the metronome when recording drums. im using closed akg k-55 headphones. my problem is that when recording drums the only way i can hear the metronome is when i use the pfl button. the drawback is when im listening to the click i can also hear all of my drum mics therefore it cancels out the metronome sound. i literally cant hear it at all until i stop playing. when i turn up the headphones the drums turn up and cancel it out until my ears are bursting trying to hear the metronome. ive tried a bunch of different routing possibilities and nothing seems to really do the trick.
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