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by jewtemplar
February 3rd, 2008, 9:23 pm
Forum: Hear Here
Topic: First stereo recording of acoustic guitar
Replies: 11
Views: 1205

Re: First stereo recording of acoustic guitar

Back from break, a new set of strings, and a new go at recording my acoustic guitar. This time I pointed the 2020 towards the soundhole, angled slightly towards the bridge, and the 2021 around the 12th fret. Also, instead of panning hard left and right, I did roughly 2:1 ratios (with the soundhole m...
by jewtemplar
January 19th, 2008, 10:13 am
Forum: Singing
Topic: Difference between Head Voice and Falsetto
Replies: 3
Views: 3951

Re: Difference between Head Voice and Falsetto

It is also my impression that females don't have falsetto. I'm not sure why that is physiologically. I know that many can nonetheless achieve a falsetto sort of effect (this is especially popular in R&B and related genres) but I think it's just a matter of control of head voice, and not a separate r...
by jewtemplar
January 18th, 2008, 10:21 pm
Forum: Singing
Topic: Difference between Head Voice and Falsetto
Replies: 3
Views: 3951

Re: Difference between Head Voice and Falsetto

I don't own "Paranoid Android," so I can't say about that yet, but the difference is pretty easy to feel. If you sing in the most comfortable part of your range, you will feel the notes resonating in your chest, or perhaps your throat. As you ascend you should feel the resonance shifting to your hea...
by jewtemplar
January 15th, 2008, 5:06 pm
Forum: Hear Here
Topic: First stereo recording of acoustic guitar
Replies: 11
Views: 1205

Re: First stereo recording of acoustic guitar

Hueseph, When I did the XY it was around a foot away from the 12th fret, and the capsules were very close to each other, so I guess that's a coincident pair. Miking the sound hole with the 2020 definitely sounds interesting, and should definitely be feasible because the low frequency roll-off starts...
by jewtemplar
January 13th, 2008, 11:59 pm
Forum: In The Studio
Topic: Phantom Power and Mic Preamps...
Replies: 11
Views: 2358

Re: Phantom Power and Mic Preamps...

It looks like the Brick is slightly less expensive than the RNP, actually, although that may be different for overseas. From what I've read in reviews, it seems like the Brick is highly recommended for its DI and instrument preamp functions, but not as highly as a microphone preamplifier. Obviously ...
by jewtemplar
January 13th, 2008, 12:37 am
Forum: In The Studio
Topic: Phantom Power and Mic Preamps...
Replies: 11
Views: 2358

Re: Phantom Power and Mic Preamps...

First off, all preamps, mixers, and interfaces with phantom power have the option of turning it off. So don't worry about using dynamic mikes on preamps with phantom power EXCEPT: Be careful if you plan on recording simultaneously on a dynamic microphone and a condenser. Many mixers and interfaces h...
by jewtemplar
January 13th, 2008, 12:15 am
Forum: Hear Here
Topic: First stereo recording of acoustic guitar
Replies: 11
Views: 1205

First stereo recording of acoustic guitar

Long time no post. I have been researching a lot and have made some small, but important upgrades to my recording setup, whose first fruit is the following short clip: http://soundclick.com/share?songid=6164047 This is just a fragment of a song (a folky acoustic cover of "Hey Ya," which is one of my...
by jewtemplar
December 12th, 2007, 9:44 pm
Forum: In The Studio
Topic: First condenser mic
Replies: 4
Views: 898

First condenser mic

I have been recording on and off in my dorm with an SM-57 -->Peavey PV6 mixer --> Emu 0202 USB interface. I've enjoyed it a lot, and lately have started making a few demos recording my (acoustic-electric) guitar direct and using the mic for vocals, rather than trying to record the two tracks separat...
by jewtemplar
October 18th, 2007, 11:22 pm
Forum: In The Studio
Topic: usb microphone?
Replies: 4
Views: 1381

Re: usb microphone?

Interesting gadget, although I would be loath to record my acoustic through a pickup. Feel free to keep posting, but I thought I would let you know that I ended up going for a more robust setup of an emu external usb soundcard, peavey 6 channel mixer, and (to start) sm 57 microphone. I'm thinking of...
by jewtemplar
October 15th, 2007, 7:30 pm
Forum: Singing
Topic: i can't find my voice
Replies: 2
Views: 1414

Re: i can't find my voice

The video would help, but it's currently friend-locked.
by jewtemplar
October 14th, 2007, 10:51 pm
Forum: Guitar Players Discussion
Topic: Single coil hum and guitar orientation
Replies: 9
Views: 2488

Re: Single coil hum and guitar orientation

I'm actually pretty sure it's the transformer(s?) on my amp and nothing else. I removed the chassis from the cabinet to have a look around, and the hum depends on orientation with respect to the transformers even if I move the chassis around. The only other electrical device in the neighborhood of t...
by jewtemplar
October 13th, 2007, 12:00 am
Forum: Guitar Players Discussion
Topic: Single coil hum and guitar orientation
Replies: 9
Views: 2488

Single coil hum and guitar orientation

From what I've read about single coil hum, it can come from almost all sources of electromagnetic noise, such as fluorescent lights and all sorts of transformers. The only kind I can discern, however, seems to be coming from the transformer(s?) of my amplifier. When I am facing the amplifier or turn...
by jewtemplar
October 11th, 2007, 12:33 am
Forum: From Here to There
Topic: Overdrive pedal and 60 cycle hum
Replies: 4
Views: 2456

Overdrive pedal and 60 cycle hum

So I just got my Behringer TO800 overdrive pedal in the mail and started playing with it today. The chain is Fender Standard Strat HSS (livewire instrument cable)-->TO800 (short patch cable)-->Fender Blues Junior (with Weber Mini Mass 25W attenuator). I noticed that for moderate to high drive settin...
by jewtemplar
October 1st, 2007, 7:15 am
Forum: Singing
Topic: help needed/vocal related probs!
Replies: 5
Views: 1981

Re: help needed/vocal related probs!

I'm no expert on this, but I would point out that some care will need to be taken to avoid feedback/extraneous noise through your Rode microphone. I think condensers are designed more for a quiet studio environment than a noisy gig situation.
by jewtemplar
September 30th, 2007, 9:23 pm
Forum: In The Studio
Topic: USB mixer or mixer+sound card?
Replies: 16
Views: 4710

Re: USB mixer or mixer+sound card?

Finally got it all set up. I've recorded some guitar samples. Let me know what you think:

http://www.soundclick.com/bands/songInf ... ID=5826883
http://www.soundclick.com/bands/songInf ... ID=5826894