I don't want to be the rain on the parade, but have you thought about using a computer to record with? It's a lot easier and way more possibilites are available. But I'm sure you know that. But at this point even Steve Albini admits that he wishes he'd learned how to use computers years ago--his life would be a lot easier, but tape is his thing, and will remain so now forever. And, how does one break a mic cable? Stand on it and then pull the connector off? I had one stop passing sound just a day ago and found that the solder joint on the cold leg had broken loose, so I soldered it back and that was that. Then the hot leg on the other end broke loose as I was testing it, and I went back and soldered that. Now it's back in service. I never moved the end connected to the Audient 880--it just worked itself loose. Not the most expensive cable, so it happens.
Thanks man...I'm telling ya that Voicelive harmonizer is awesome...It is pretty cool to have a full set of 4 back up singers at your beck and call at a moments notice...Here's a link to Edgar Winter / Danny Hartmans "Autumn" where I was just starting to figure out how to do the two mic thing ..basically sound like harmonies all the way through.. Doing the solo thing and having those harmonies there is quite economically efficient from a time and energy point of view and so fun to have as a tool as I am working through how I will perform a tune. I've done a few Beach boy tunes and they are kick ass in my self absorbed deluded universe opinion.California Dreamin' was dope.
How odd - you are looking for lush harmonies with a gritty sound?Thanks for this reply! There are very interesting ideas in your post! For this little album I told myself I would only use my four-track cassette recorder, as I was looking for a grittier sound, but I also have a teac a3340s (I'll have to buy more tape for that one).