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    What speakers are original to what amps?

    Is there any source that identifies what speaker makes/models are originally shipped with various combos? I have not been able to find a single source - and before I start searching one by one - I wanted to see if any of the fine people on this site may know of an easier way. Why? I am trying...
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    Speaker emulator - with amp simulator?

    Hoping for some suggestions!. I have a few amp simulators (Line 6 POD, Johnson J-Station, Boss GT1, etc.). The speaker emulations are so-so. I've tried running the amp sims through a Hughes & Keltner Red Box which was an improvement - but I am hoping for better (perhaps more speaker...
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    Vocal Processing on a Kenny Chesney song

    There is a Kenny Chesney song - Anything But Mine - that at the end of the song, the vocal sounds like it was recorded in the 40's (that thin, metallic sound. Does anyone know the technique used? It may be as simple as a very lo-fi mic with some EQ - but I would like to achieve that same...
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    Univox Amp - anyone?

    I just picked up an old solid state Univox amp for $20 - after a little research, it may be a U65 (vintage 1971, solid state. It does not power up. I unscrewed the fuse cap and there is no fuse. The lable on the amp indicates 0.3A - which I think is a basic 1 amp fuse. I'm hopeful a new fuse...
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    Red Box 5

    Does Anyone use a Red Box 5 to record with - direct from a pedal box or amp sim (such as a POD, etc.)?? I'm trying to determine if I can feed either a pedal board of amp sim into a Red Box and then into my interface into Sonar (no guitar amp, no speakers - just the amop sim and the Red Box)...
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    Decent Low Cost Banjo?

    I'm looking to buy a banjo (probably a 5 string - but I would consider a 4 string). I have a Dean 6 string - I bought it a couple of years ago to get a banjo tone without learning all new fingering - but the neck and intonation sucks. I've been playing a lot of open tunings on guitar in the...
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    Audio Output - Sonar to Focurite

    I'm hoping someone can offer help - for which I would be very, very greatfule!!!!!! I am trying to send multiple audio tracks out of Sonar Platinum, into Focusright Scarlett 18i20 and then from the Scarlett into a 32 channel mixing board. I want each audio track seperate going to the board so...
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    Importing Songs from Older version

    I recently purchased Sonar Platinum and loaded into a Windows 7 computer. Previously I used Sonar 6 in Windows XP. Creating new songs seems to work with you problems - however, when I tried to "open" songs that I recorded in Sonar 6/XP (and have stored on an external hard drive) I'm having...
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    M-Audio MIDIsport 8x8

    I'm in the process of upgrading my computer and also upgrading my software to Sonar Platinum. My old system was still a Windows XP format and now I'm going to Windows 7 - and here is my problem. When I load the driver for my M-Audio Midisport (which worked fine on Windows XP) the computer...
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    Suggestions for a new A/D Converter

    I know this is an overly broad question - and I am trying to research options on the internet, etc. - but I welcome any input anyone is kind enough to offer. I need to upgrade my recording system. I currently record to computer using Sonar 6 Pro (I also have Pro Tools - but I prefer Sonar for...
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    Boss AD-5

    Does or has anyone used the Boss AD-5 Acoustic Instrument Processor? I have a chance to pick one up used (I don't think they've been in production for the last few years - they may have first come out back in about 2008). I may use it on an electric/acoustic for a few live acoustic...
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    How many use sub-woofers?

    How many of you use sub-woofers and what made you decide it was worth the cost/effort? I mostly record country/alt-country and some "pop" - but I don't really do any tracking/mixing of "urban music" - so I'm not convinced I would benefit in my studio. I currently mix using a few different sets...
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    Rummage Sale Find

    This morning I found n Electro-Harmonix Russian made Big Muff for $3. It's dirty and showing some rust on the case - and I did not really expect it to work (but for $3 it was worth a try). I just put a 9-volt in it and fired it up and it works great. I did not really need another distortion...
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    Sharing Songwriter Credits

    Does anyone here ever share songwriter credits with others? I'm not talking about co-writing - but rather as barter for other contributions? I write with the primary purpose of getting published and placed (generate revenue vs. simply a "vanity recording"). While I can be mostly self contained...
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    What can songwriting be compared to?

    Grim inspired me to ask an open ended question! (I just ate at a very fancy, crazy expensive place this weekend, and was not as impressed with the food as perhaps I should have been - I have rather "blue collar" tastes) I sometimes compare songwriting to cooking. Almost anyone can learn to...
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    Anyone play ukulele?

    I just picked up a Uke - and it is surprisingly enjoyable to play. I play guitar & bass and can learn parts/riffs (and vamp to some degree) on several other stringed instrument (lap steel, pedal steel, mandolin, violin, and banjo - and hopefully I'll be learning some sitar chops soon) - but I...
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    I got a sitar

    I was gifted a sitar for Xmas (actually for my birthday a couple of days after X-mas). I originally thought I would get it a year ago, but the logistics of getting it from California to Wisconsin were complicated. My brother in law bought it in 1969 when he was in Bombay - and it's basically...
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    CMG Guitars

    Does anyone own a CMG (Chris Mitchell Guitars) ax? I want to trade a few low cost guitars (Squire Strat, Ibenez GR200, etc.) on one higher quality guitar. I want an Les Paul (don't have one in my harem - I'm mostly a Fender guy) - but I don't want to by crazy money for a Gibson. A small local...
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    Anyone been published - or had songs placed?

    I'm interested in seeing how many people who visit and/or contribute to this board have had songs published - and as a seperate question - how many people have had songs placed on an artist recording (other than their own recordings) or in a movie, TV show, or other media???? Would you care to...
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    What keybaord does horns well?

    Beyond using a sampler, what performance keyboards have the "best" stock horn sounds? In particular to cover horn sections for Tower Of Power or Earth, Wind & Fire, etc.) I know a lot of horn patches can cover brass sounds well - but trying to cover sax (alone or in a horn "section") is a much...
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