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  1. Tadpui

    Half Way There

    This started as an experiment: what would happen if I sent everything through my new Behringer ADA8200 preamps? I've since retracked the drums, but mostly everything here is going through the cheapo Midas preamps on the ADA8200. This one is at that point for me where I've listened and...
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    So, I guess this is a thing?

    I've been watching a lot of YouTube lately, and I've been amazed at what bizarre stuff has huge followings. I've only recently discovered what ASMR is (it's some silly relaxation soft-speaking style). I'm not a fan. But this...this is...well, this is this: I'm really creeped out. And a...
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    Drum newb shopping for a first kit

    Lately I've been fighting the urge to buy a drum kit for my home studio. It'd just be for a small home studio room, no gigging or touring or anything like that. I'm just looking for something that records pretty well, and is somewhat compact (no 12-piece double-bass roto-tom rail system thing...
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    You guys remember this banned forum member?

    Paschalis I, the dude who showed up to try to pimp his own website and YouTube channel, and was responsible for some delightful dumpster fires of threads like this...
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    Vinyl

    Anybody watching this HBO series? It follows a floundering major record label through the punk revolution in early 1970s New York City. Produced by Martin Scorsese and Mick Jagger. So far it's been OK. I love the subject matter, and some of the cast. They definitely take some liberties...
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    I don't think that I'm being creative enough with my patchbay

    I have a 48-point TRS patchbay that I use quite a bit in my studio. It's my very first patchbay, and I'm mainly just using it for easy access to inputs/outputs for my interface and rack gear. But I have a feeling that I'm not using it to its full potential. I'm following the convention of...
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    John Brandt interview on Produce Like A Pro

    I've become a big fan of Warren Huart's web series Produce Like A Pro in the last couple of months. The name may be a little cheesy, but he's an industry veteran that actually takes the time to detail his techniques and attitudes for recording and mixing. He interviews other industry big-shots...
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    FX sends disabled?

    I did a dumb thing the other day while tracking with a friend. I was trying to rename a track, but when I typed the track name it turned out I wasn't typing in the track name's text box. So I basically just executed a bunch of random keyboard shortcut commands. I didn't think that any damage...
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    Sudden 60 cycle hum from tube condenser

    I'm starting to think that there is some sort of Twilight Zone electrical situation in my house. The latest piece of gear to be affected is my Avantone CV-12. It's been quite a soldier in my home studio for the last few years...dead quiet, great sounding mic for its price range. Tonight I sat...
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    What's your favorite DIY preamp?

    I'm getting a little ahead of myself, but I'm going to teach myself how to solder in the coming weeks. Right now, I'm only capable of creating messy globs of solder and iffy connections. But I've been studying, and in the next week I'll be getting some practice. Assuming that I end up at...
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    I actually bought a Distressor

    I know, not very exciting news but I'm really stoked! I've been lusting after an Empirical Labs EL8 Distressor for a long time now, but they're so damn expensive for a single channel of compression. And total overkill for some no-name hobbyist in his basement. Regardless, I persevered with...
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    Working On Understanding

    This one started as a Tone Thread submission, messing with my Jazzmaster and '68 DRRI. But I liked the riff and worked it into a song over the last couple of weeks. Finally sat down to finalize the structure and lyrics over the weekend. I made the mistake of making a few tweaks right before...
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    Gibson rolling back prices and features for 2016

    I just read that Gibson is actually listening to the uproar over their 2015 price hike and silly features. For the 2016 production year, they're lowering prices by 20%-25% and getting rid of the zero nut, the robo-tuners, and the commemorative LP inlay. A new LP standard is still pretty...
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    Marshall DSL40C with Celestion Creamback

    Reluctantly selling off my DSL40C w/Creamback to finance my recent purchase of a JCM800. Have a look at my listing on Reverb.com or PM me here. More importantly, buy it! https://reverb.com/item/1008154-marshall-dsl40c-2014-w-celestion-creamback#description-tab
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    Marshall JCM800 2204S ???

    A new Guitar Center opened up in my neighborhood recently. I went there today to buy a couple of insert cables, and of course ended up perusing their other stock. I ran across an odd Marshall mini-stack that I'm curious about. It was labeled as a "vintage 1986" JCM800 2204S head, on top of a...
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    Metal Mania

    I'm up way too late on a Friday night, so I flipped through the channels and landed on VH1 Classic. Metal Mania. Damn...what a blast from my high school days. I came of age in such an unfortunate time for music. This show is pretty much exactly what we would have seen on Headbanger's Ball on...
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    Never Bored

    This is one that I blurted out in an evening as a demo several months ago. I was going for a '60s vibe on this one, and hearing RAMI's '60s tune prompted me to dust this one off and retrack it. It gave me a chance to use one of my new SD2 vintage kits (Supraphonic snare on a Gretsch Round...
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    Vintage guitars

    I've never been much of a vintage guitar buff in the past. But for some reason, I've been pining over a vintage '65 Jazzmaster for a long time now. I think it's Nels Cline's fault :) Something about the offset body style that I just love, I can't explain it. It must be that same attraction...
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    Cicadas

    Since I grew up in northeastern Oklahoma, I'm used to the same annual cicadas that we have here in northwestern Missouri (the Dog Day Cicada). They come around every summer, make some noise before dusk, and die off after a few weeks. They mainly stay up in the trees and don't bother anybody...
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    What This Love Is All About

    I might regret this in the morning... I went all Daft Tad and hammered out this tune the other night, mainly out of a curiosity about how to use a vocoder. I've tweaked it over the last couple of days, but I'm not sure where I'm headed with it. I'm so far out of my comfort zone, this is way...
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