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Redneck Samurai
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  • Updated by Redneck Samurai
  • On Dec 22 2009, 09:40 pm in Gear Gab
Drilling Holes in Neck
I'm thinking about getting a new neck for my USA custom Ibanez. It has one of those tension-free necks on it, which is okay, but I really prefer the profile and slenderness of the Wizard necks. I've been looking on ebay at some used ones, but most of them I've seen are either the wrong color headstock (looking for a black one as I don't think I'll find one with quilted maple and a transparent red finish), or they have a few scratches or blemishes on them. I did find a couple of brand new wizard II necks that look really nice, but they don't have holes drilled in them to mount it to the body. So how would I go about drilling holes in it? Would I need a drill press or could I use a cordless drill? I really don't think I want to buy a new neck and screw it up by drilling crooked holes or not getting it aligned properly. Should I just keep looking for a good used one?
agamble
  • 5 Posts
  • Updated by agamble
  • On Dec 22 2009, 06:24 pm in Gear Gab
does anybody still make channel level indicators?
I've seen boards with output level displays for every channel on the board. Is there a company out there that makes just the indicators for boards that weren't made with them? I've got a yamaha MG24/14fx, and I can only see the level of four channels at a time. Does anybody have any ideas?
agamble
  • 2 Posts
  • Updated by Rob Stemple
  • On Dec 20 2009, 02:51 pm in Gear Gab
In the market for 2 cerwin vega el36 earthquakes
does anybody have any personal experience with these seemingly badass folded horn sub enclosures? All the reviews I've read have been positive, I just wanted to drop a baited line into this sea of sonic knowledge before i made the big purchase.
muzika
  • 25 Posts
  • Updated by muzika
  • On Dec 20 2009, 02:20 pm in Gear Gab
condenser mic and pre amp
hey peeps, long time!!
ok so i finally got a condenser mic and pre am cuz lexicon dont have it....opinions on this mic??? Audio-technica AT2035...payed 199.00$ ...small budget
and also got the Art Tube MP tube mic preamp....im not too familiar with this thing really, i guess i need it for my condenser mic...not sure what my volumes should be and basically the fundamentals in using this, never had too?
threeforty
  • 2 Posts
  • Updated by Noize2u
  • On Dec 20 2009, 12:06 am in Gear Gab
Setting up Axiom to control Protools transport?
Ok, have kind of a confusing question here. I'm lost. I am trying to set up my Axiom 25 midi controller so that it will control my transport window in Protools. I stumbled on this video:

which explains pretty much exactly what I am looking to do. The problem is, at about 1:08 in the video he explains a step: setup>peripherals>machine control. When I go to machine controls I don't have the option to enable "midi machine control remote (slave) which he clicks to get the controller working. Mine just shows the normal midi machine control enable option that is above it. I also have 4 tabs at the top of the window, not 3. I'm guessing I'm running a different version of Protools than the video instructor is. Does anyone know how to get around this step? It would be great if I could control my play and record buttons from my midi controller. Thanks.
MoneyMakingMenzo
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  • Updated by MoneyMakingMenzo
  • On Dec 19 2009, 10:21 pm in Gear Gab
Mic Check !!!
Which would be the best mic for vocals only the AT2020 or, the Apex 435 .
Fragile
  • 5 Posts
  • Updated by Fragile
  • On Dec 18 2009, 01:58 pm in Gear Gab
Buying new computer, few short questions
Alright, so which system resources should i be most concerned about here? Occasionally on my lappy (2 gigs RAM, 2ghz dual core AMD) there's some VERY aggravating constant clicking. usually i can just turn the ASIO to the highest latency and it fixes it. But then if i need to record another part its a pain in the butt. I don't wanna open a second project just to record one little guitar track you know?

Also with my recent addition to the family, QL Goliath, and S2.0 i'm killing my lappy with those VSTi's.

I'm building my own pc. So far i'm thinking a 2.3 ghz quad core AMD. 4 gigs RAM. Anything i should be concerned about there? Any other recommendations?
Papasean
  • 2 Posts
  • Updated by zekthedeadcow
  • On Dec 18 2009, 09:45 am in Gear Gab
Quick Sennheiser Question
Does anyone know if sennheiser condenser mic modules for the K3 power modules ie ME-20, ME-40 & ME-80 work with the K6 power modules and vice versa?
stratwizard
  • 1 Post
  • Updated by stratwizard
  • On Dec 16 2009, 01:52 am in Gear Gab
yamaha motif xs8 vs s90xs
Hi everyone;

I found myself in need of strings, piano etc in my recordings very frequently and thought I might look into a midi keyboard. Then when I started browsing through I started considering buying a synthesizer because it was gonna cost me almost as much if I tried to get all the sounds as separate software and get a decent 88 key hammer action midi controller (it has to be 88 and hammer action), and it was gonna eat from my computer's performance. So long story short I got confused and couldn't quite understand what is the difference between the yamaha motif xs8 and s90xs. They both claim to have the same sound engine etc. so why the huge price difference??? And also I found a second hand yamaha s80 for a very very good price any thoughts on that would also be helpful. Thank you...
Quincysan
  • 9 Posts
  • Updated by Noize2u
  • On Dec 07 2009, 09:51 pm in Gear Gab
Choose USB Turntable for your Children
I am in the market for turntable. Are there any brands out there that you guys would absolutely recommend?

For now...my only interest is to listen to some records I have. I don't see myself doing any scratching or anything of that nature...but it might be something interesting to play with...I dunno. What's the deal with the USB variety? Do they have built in AD converters?

Pretty generic, but I'm open to ideas.

Hint: I know nothing of turntables/record players. Complete ignorance.
Fragile
  • 6 Posts
  • Updated by Noize2u
  • On Dec 07 2009, 04:10 pm in Gear Gab
EWQL Goliath
Does this thing have any keyswitching? I noticed a lot in the other librarys while i watched them in youtube, but i haven't found a single sample with keyswitching yet. Also, sometimes when i load a perticular sample, no sound :\ on any of the keys. Any idea what my problem here is?
Fragile
  • 8 Posts
  • Updated by Quincysan
  • On Dec 07 2009, 02:44 pm in Gear Gab
Automatic Double Tracking
So, as quantum leap goliath is installing i began to read the PDF manual rather than just messing around on my keyboard some more (though i really do need to hone those skills! Keys are by far my biggest weakness!)

Anyway, i read about a handy little tool they have in the instrument plug in. Automatic double tracking, invented while the beatles were in the studio. They say some people consider it often superior to double tracking, not to mention it would cut down so much on time! And eastwest was kind enough to include a digital version of it with goliath. Unfortunately, since its in the program itself i doubt i'd be able to run my vocals or guitar threw the program to try double tracking them.

So, any ideas on if any company makes a vst pluggin with ADT? A few short searches on guitarcenter left me only with a $250 pedal, not optimal price or format. KVR was a little tough to search threw, though i might try refining my search a little more but i figured i'd check here first.
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