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by thediscoking
Fri Dec 14, 2007 1:19 am
Forum: Sound Production
Topic: Dynamics on Vocals
Replies: 9
Views: 727

The only way to really know if a mic will work for you is to try it out. Different mics sound good on different people depending on the timbre or their voice, how loud they sing, etc. This makes "a good mic" somewhat relative. When I got into recording, I wanted to get a nice condenser mic that woul...
by thediscoking
Wed Oct 03, 2007 9:24 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Bands that use Casiotones live?
Replies: 45
Views: 3686

Casiotone for the Painfully Alone.... although he might be using other gear these days.
by thediscoking
Tue Sep 18, 2007 7:52 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Hammond B3!
Replies: 10
Views: 1113

Wow! That's a steal. What model Leslie is it?
by thediscoking
Wed Sep 05, 2007 1:52 am
Forum: Sound Production
Topic: lo fi microphones
Replies: 9
Views: 1112

HrBak wrote:For a start I'll try with a pair of headphones
and find a old phone and mod it..
One of the singers in Mika Miko from LA sings through a phone. It works very well and it look great!
by thediscoking
Wed Sep 05, 2007 1:47 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: What is your live set up?
Replies: 150
Views: 15885

Four piece band.

Synth Player 1: Moog Rogue and Nord Lead 2
Synth Player 2: MG1 and Kawai SX-240
Drums
Guitar
by thediscoking
Mon Sep 03, 2007 8:49 pm
Forum: Sound Production
Topic: lo fi microphones
Replies: 9
Views: 1112

The Copperphone one comes to mind, but it's $250. http://www.placidaudio.com If it were me, I'd buy some shitty vintage mics on eBay for $20 a piece rather than spending $200 on the same sound. For recordings, I use this a lot... it sounds great and it's FREE! http://www.izotope.com/products/audio/v...
by thediscoking
Mon Sep 03, 2007 8:33 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: opinion on the condition of used synthesizers...
Replies: 12
Views: 1254

When I was in the market for a Pro-One, I found one on eBay that had some "issues." I got it for about $300 and sent it to Kurt at kurtsamps.com to get it serviced. The service was relatively expensive ($250) but he did a really good job and I ended up getting a well-working Pro-One for $550. That w...
by thediscoking
Mon Sep 03, 2007 1:42 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Chipsforbrains
Replies: 9
Views: 1181

I got MG1 sliders and knobs from him. They arrived quickly and they work like a charm.
by thediscoking
Thu Aug 30, 2007 7:46 am
Forum: The Listening Lounge
Topic: Please recommend some synth pop/rock to me
Replies: 6
Views: 720

Magnetic Fields ( Charm of the Highway Strip and Holiday ) The Unicorns ( Who Will Cut Our Hair When We're Gone? ) Casiotone For The Painfully Alone (any of them) Flaming Lips ( Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots and Soft Bulletin ) Grandaddy ( Sumday and Under the Western Freeway ) Air ( Moon Safari a...
by thediscoking
Sun Aug 12, 2007 10:06 pm
Forum: Sound Production
Topic: Workaround since I don't have room for monitors?
Replies: 9
Views: 836

1) You could buy more accurate headphones. The fact remains that you would still be listening on headphones, with each ear being in a different "room", but it would probably help.

2) Get your stuff professionally mastered, which is essential anyway.

3) As you said, suck it up in the meantime :)
by thediscoking
Sun Aug 12, 2007 9:59 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Too much reverb?
Replies: 17
Views: 1906

Re: I thought headphones were better...

Speaking of stereo speakers, is it true they all have some kind of built in ('untweakable') sound enhancer, unlike monitors? Yes, more or less. Stereo speakers and monitors have different applications and, therefor, different characteristics. For lack of a better term, the "goal" of stereo speakers...
by thediscoking
Fri Jul 27, 2007 10:17 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: VSE Forums - Show some appreciation
Replies: 58
Views: 5207

Somehow, with VSE back up and running, my life feels a little more complete :D Thanks to all!
by thediscoking
Mon Jul 23, 2007 11:05 am
Forum: Sound Production
Topic: Favorite BPM and Song Duration?
Replies: 31
Views: 2767

I'm not too sure about BPM because I don't sequence anything... If I had to guess, I'd say 90-100. The average length of my songs is around 2:30. Get in, do the thing, get out!
by thediscoking
Mon Jul 23, 2007 10:55 am
Forum: Sound Production
Topic: a bit off topic for the section but its not
Replies: 7
Views: 755

I, too, have never listened to Zaireeka that "real" way. I did, however, dump all four CDs into my DAW and made my own version. Of course, the timeclocks don't drift, but it's cool nonetheless. you mean like 2 cd's that interact with each other? tribes of neurot/neurosis did this...really cool. Yeah...
by thediscoking
Mon Jul 23, 2007 10:29 am
Forum: Sound Production
Topic: parts of songs we pan
Replies: 13
Views: 1285

When I'm mixing, the first thing that I do is to pan instruments that occupy the same frequency range to avoid masking. From then on, I just experiment until the mix sounds as interesting as possible. I'm a big fan of the drastic panning that on late 60s Britpop records... listening to a song like "...