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    What SPLS Block Size in REAPER?

    Removing the pop filter from a SM58 will change the sound slightly. Less muffled, more prone to picking up vocal plosives. Closer to an SM57, but without the influence of the 57's rather unique pop filter. Your call as to whether or not it's necessary.
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    What SPLS Block Size in REAPER?

    I was thinking more along the lines of an MD409 or the e609 or 906 for hanging the mic from the cable in front of the speaker. They're side address mics unlike a 421 or SM57. The 421 gets lots of love, but I know of a guy that describes it as having a built-in flanger from the wonky off axis...
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    What SPLS Block Size in REAPER?

    I've seen people do that for live sound reinforcement. It can work okay with the little square Sennheisers.
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    What SPLS Block Size in REAPER?

    For what it's worth I'm not really a huge fan of the ADA sound. I know you love that thing, but to me it sounds like the '80's in a way that I would not describe as good. But hey, that's just me. What do I know? If LF boominess is an issue you might want to think about mic choice. The M88 has...
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    Recording mics (newb questions)

    I watched a video a while back where the guys that made the Roswellite ribbon mics (before selling the designs to Shure) had one of their ribbon motors on a table hooked up to a DC power source. (Again, not something that really happens in the real world unless the mic is wired incorrectly) When...
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    Recording mics (newb questions)

    Ribbons and moving coil mics are different types of dynamic. There is a slight chance of damaging a ribbon if the ribbon motor sees phantom power, which is unlikely but possible I guess. Note that active ribbon mics need phantom. Passive types generally use a transformer between the output and...
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    Benefits to recording guitar with an amp?

    For some guitar sounds the amp is an integral part of the sound of the instrument. If you're chugging you might be able to do that with an amp sim if you're monitoring the sound. Off a clean DI? No feel. If you have something like a Fender tweed or Marshall that's on the edge of breakup where...
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    When is cutting a new nut necessary?

    Here's a video that I found with measurements for correct nut height as well as some other interesting stuff.
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    When is cutting a new nut necessary?

    Unless it's obviously damaged in some way you might consider replacing the nut if it's not made from bone or Tusq for tone reasons. There is a way to check the relief of the nut with feeler gages. Stew Mac and others have some good videos on youtube. If it's too tall it will be difficult to fret...
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    Roundwounds and fretless bass

    The only flats I've played are the Thomastiks. They're expensive but they last for years. They actually have decent midrange. I wouldn't call them bright but they're definitely not boomy and tubby the way some flats can sound. They're also very low tension and will crap out if you dig in too...
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    Roundwounds and fretless bass

    No, the half rounds have a substantial flat portion. Didn't chew the board at all. I believe they were designed with fretless in mind.
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    Will a 60 watt solid state amp rated at 4ohms work with a 300 watt 4×10 bass cab rated at 8ohms?

    Really? The JTM 45 was the first one, followed by in no specific order the JMP series of lead, bass and PA heads, plus the Marshall Major. People started modding their plexis to do various things differently so Marshall introduced the JMP 2203 and 2204 heads which were basically the plexi with...
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    Roundwounds and fretless bass

    Things I might try, in general: Avoid stainless rounds. Pure Nickel would probably be the softest option. Oil the fretboard if it's not laquered. Laquer the fretboard. I haven't used roundwounds on my fretless. The Thomastic flats on there now sound great. Better than the D'Addario half...
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    Will a 60 watt solid state amp rated at 4ohms work with a 300 watt 4×10 bass cab rated at 8ohms?

    I'm certainly not an expert but I believe the "considered opinion" could change depending on who you're talking to. The JTM 45 began life as a Fender Bassman clone. I think a significant difference between Fender vs. Marshall sound in general has to do with negative feedback and midrange. I...
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    Recording bass

    It surprised me a bit to listen to isolated bass tracks of Beatles music to find that often there's mild but quite noticeable overdrive happening. It's not that obvious in the full mix, but the bass sits well and plays nice with everything else. It's one of the things I like about the GK RB...
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