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by CoG
Sun Mar 04, 2007 7:20 pm
Forum: Rack Pieces
Topic: Silent Recording Question???
Replies: 6
Views: 1352

Joey-- That would depend on what you're doing. In my experience with the Rec Pre so far, most of the time I don't need to do anything *extra* than what I would do with a mic'ed signal, I just need to do similar things in a different way. For example, the Rec Pre's output definitely has a wider "usef...
by CoG
Sun Mar 04, 2007 1:01 pm
Forum: Rack Pieces
Topic: Silent Recording Question???
Replies: 6
Views: 1352

Jay, What kind of tones are you looking for? mark has a whole bunch of clips here: http://www.thesamhillband.com/ but I think they're all done through a 2:100 and cabs. I've had my Pre for a while, using it almost exclusively direct, and am very happy with it overall. I find that if you go absolutel...
by CoG
Thu Mar 01, 2007 2:11 pm
Forum: Effects
Topic: Who uses a minimlaist approach to effects?
Replies: 24
Views: 5254

I'm a recovering fx junkie. I used to use chorus and delay just as a starting point and then add from there.

These days I basically use reverb, eq, and sometimes a wee bit of phaser. That said, when recording, I tend to do a fair bit with eq, stereo positioning, duplicate tracks w/different eq, etc.
by CoG
Fri Feb 16, 2007 9:23 am
Forum: Rack Pieces
Topic: 2:90 / Triaxis Vs. My Triple Rect.
Replies: 30
Views: 5679

CoG: Thanks for the input. Ya I'm gonna try everything out in about a week 1/2 or so. I'm thinking about trying out the 2:90 with a Triaxis and Recto Pre. How do you think this would sound? - Patrick Have never tried my rec pre with a 2:90. It's supposed to be paired with a 2:100. I've bought a 20/...
by CoG
Thu Feb 15, 2007 9:22 pm
Forum: Rack Pieces
Topic: 2:90 / Triaxis Vs. My Triple Rect.
Replies: 30
Views: 5679

The JMP-1 seems to be good for producing very slick, "processed" sounding tones. This can be a good thing (Deftones, Smashing Pumpkins) if it's what you're after. I don't think it ever really sounds like an actual Marshall head. The Rec Pre has a lot more "real" tone in it at the expense of convenie...
by CoG
Mon Feb 05, 2007 12:49 pm
Forum: Effects
Topic: Recommend a good EQ please!?
Replies: 11
Views: 2597

lol, ok, when would you want 31.25Hz *up*? If you're in a doom band without a bass player? <g> semi-ot: there was this one sound man in a club in my old hometown who was the worst engineer on the planet, he had this amazing gift of being able to make everything incredibly loud, but you still couldn'...
by CoG
Mon Feb 05, 2007 9:21 am
Forum: Effects
Topic: Recommend a good EQ please!?
Replies: 11
Views: 2597

I've recently had an opportunity to play with an Alesis DEQ230. I've really liked it-- very transparent-sounding, good documentation, excellent memory system, and the LED bands are really nice for stage or in a low-light studio. I'm not sure if I'm going to buy one because I'm trying to keep my live...
by CoG
Mon Feb 05, 2007 9:07 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: this guy is pretty crazy
Replies: 14
Views: 3331

I think mostly we're ripping on his choice of decor.
by CoG
Fri Feb 02, 2007 7:43 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: What kind of music do you do?
Replies: 23
Views: 4662

for great guitar moments I like Mogwai's Peel Sessions disc.

so, anyone else in here in a band they don't really like because (pick one or more):

a) they're your friends
b) it pays some bills
c) can't find another band
d) playing live's fun anyway
e) other reason...?
by CoG
Fri Feb 02, 2007 2:30 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: What kind of music do you do?
Replies: 23
Views: 4662

make a triangle with older Tool in one corner, post-"Oceanic" Isis in another, and Sigur Ros in another. I'm shooting for somewhere in the middle. Most of my learning the past few years has been in the studio; I had plenty of live experience before that. Biggest lesson I have learned is "when record...
by CoG
Fri Jan 26, 2007 3:38 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Good gear (not necessarily guitars) store in Bay Area?
Replies: 8
Views: 3073

I dunno about the Pink Poodle and Brass Rail. Those places sound like mostly ...digital... rack gear and I prefer the feel and warmth of, er, analog racks. Yeah, I mean SF Bay, especially Berkeley/Oakland, and SF proper. I'm looking for someplace that will have lots of rack/digital gear in stock, es...
by CoG
Fri Jan 26, 2007 10:48 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Good gear (not necessarily guitars) store in Bay Area?
Replies: 8
Views: 3073

Good gear (not necessarily guitars) store in Bay Area?

Hey guys,

Can anybody recommend a good gear store in the Bay Area that usually has stuff in stock?

I'm going to be down there next month for a week and I have a list of rack stuff I'm looking for. I've only got two local dealers who can order in Alesis and their markups are crazy.
by CoG
Thu Jan 25, 2007 8:57 pm
Forum: Effects
Topic: Got EQ?
Replies: 2
Views: 960

Got EQ?

Hey all, Taking sort of a survey here-- does anybody else use a rackmount EQ in their chain? I'm trying to cut down to a 4-space mobile rack and I'm seriously considering putting my 31-band graphic EQ between my Rec Pre and my 20/20 (when it arrives)-- I don't use a rackmount FX, I have an old Boss ...
by CoG
Mon Jan 22, 2007 7:05 pm
Forum: Rack Pieces
Topic: TriAxis/2:50 Rig - Initial Impressions
Replies: 13
Views: 3280

Hey Sarge, do you have any kind of recording setup at home? Since I am primarily a studio guy these days I never trust a tone until I put it on tape and come back to it later. What Sombra said is totally right. At even a fairly low volume for an amped guitar, you will blow treble recognition right o...
by CoG
Sun Jan 21, 2007 12:03 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Got pipes?
Replies: 8
Views: 1798

What Russ said... the SM58 is to vocals what the SM57 is to everything else. It's not the absolute best in *every* situation, but nothing is. It's just pretty darn good in most situations. Also, won't set you back too much cash in the event it ends up in the punch bowl at some point.