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Recording / Re: My Recording Setup
« Last post by chuckinator5k on March 29, 2020, 10:21:36 pm »
Getting set up to record a drum track. A mexican radio station is coming through the DAW. Guess I'm going to have to line the walls and ceiling with copper foil. What a pain in the arse!   :cantlook:
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General Discussion / Re: Coronavirus
« Last post by chuckinator5k on March 29, 2020, 10:16:30 pm »
A lot of people got wiped out buying toilet paper!

We all got to have TP for our bungholes.  :D
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General Discussion / Re: Coronavirus
« Last post by DannyDV8 on March 29, 2020, 06:49:23 pm »
A lot of people got wiped out buying toilet paper!
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Recording / Re: My Recording Setup
« Last post by chuckinator5k on March 29, 2020, 02:05:23 pm »
I'm using Pro Tools. DAW is a UA Apollo USB. I wish I'd gone with the 8 input one that uses the Thunderbolt but I was out of card space on my PC. 8 inputs is much better for drums as you can adjust the level, EQ etc of each mic. I'm getting a wicked high pitched hum when recording anything electronic directly (keyboards, electronic drums), especially the Helix guitar processor. I think it's called a two cycle hum. The Roland drums and Helix both have the option of using a mic cable which I tried. Buzz still there. I tried using an ISO BOX on the Helix, got the Helix up off the floor to no avail. I thought it might be that my DAW sits directly above my recording PC but when I record bass guitar directly (straight into the DAW), it's very quiet. Recording amps with microphones is also much cleaner except for the buzz of the amp of course. Maybe my wireless keyboard and mouse? I don't think that's it either. When KOTB was happening, I recorded some of my stuff direct back then and had the same problem while using wired mouse and keyboard. Probably going to get a noise reduction plug-in. I tired a thing back then for getting rid of what they called "line noise." Didn't work either. Don't know if it's the wiring in my basement or what. Wonder if it could be fluorescent lights in adjacent rooms. They're not turned on but maybe that doesn't matter? Any advice is appreciated! Hope y'all are well.

Chuckster

I meant to say Microphone cables (stereo), not cable on the Helix and Roland drums. ;)
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Recording / My Recording Setup
« Last post by chuckinator5k on March 29, 2020, 02:02:10 pm »
I'm using Pro Tools. DAW is a UA Apollo USB. I wish I'd gone with the 8 input one that uses the Thunderbolt but I was out of card space on my PC. 8 inputs is much better for drums as you can adjust the level, EQ etc of each mic. I'm getting a wicked high pitched hum when recording anything electronic directly (keyboards, electronic drums), especially the Helix guitar processor. I think it's called a two cycle hum. The Roland drums and Helix both have the option of using a mic cable which I tried. Buzz still there. I tried using an ISO BOX on the Helix, got the Helix up off the floor to no avail. I thought it might be that my DAW sits directly above my recording PC but when I record bass guitar directly (straight into the DAW), it's very quiet. Recording amps with microphones is also much cleaner except for the buzz of the amp of course. Maybe my wireless keyboard and mouse? I don't think that's it either. When KOTB was happening, I recorded some of my stuff direct back then and had the same problem while using wired mouse and keyboard. Probably going to get a noise reduction plug-in. I tired a thing back then for getting rid of what they called "line noise." Didn't work either. Don't know if it's the wiring in my basement or what. Wonder if it could be fluorescent lights in adjacent rooms. They're not turned on but maybe that doesn't matter? Any advice is appreciated! Hope y'all are well.

Chuckster
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Amplifiers / Two Rock Bloomfield Drive
« Last post by chuckinator5k on March 27, 2020, 09:38:40 pm »
I can't say enough good things about this amp. It was too expensive but on the other hand I can get rid of a bunch of other amps. Not a good time to sell right now I suppose with the gdamn Corona virus. Back in the day Corona virus meant you drank too many Coronas and you called in sick to work. Great demo of the amp here by Joey Landreth. https://youtu.be/qgB_FTvlkY4 I like to set my amp up like Joey does, all the knobs at 12:00 o'clock. Mainly use the Bypass feature (and lead) which bypasses the tone stack. I use a Strymon Blu Sky verb through the effects loop, a Strymon Timeline in front on Tape Slap. The onboard verb is great. I just prefer the Blue Sky. I have the 40/20 combo version in Slate Grey. I don't use any OD pedals. I feel they take away from the beautiful tone of this amp. The mfer weighs a ton. Huge transformer. It sucks hauling it out of the basement. The video following this one is great too, featuring Matt Schofield and Josh Smith with a demo of the Two Rock TS1. Hope y'all are well and avoiding the rona. ;)

Chuckster
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General Discussion / Coronavirus
« Last post by chuckinator5k on March 20, 2020, 08:43:25 pm »
Hope everyone is doing OK and avoiding the Rona. What a pain in the ass. Speaking of ass, hope y'all got enough toilet paper.
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General Discussion / Re: Remembering Beaker
« Last post by DannyDV8 on February 09, 2020, 10:16:00 pm »
As I recall, I posted a picture of the Muppets character "Beaker" and it took off from there.
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Amplifiers / Re: Fender '57 Custom Deluxe
« Last post by chuckinator5k on February 08, 2020, 11:46:21 pm »
The 335 sounds great through this rig too, of course.
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General Discussion / Re: Remembering Beaker
« Last post by chuckinator5k on February 08, 2020, 11:45:13 pm »
Skateboarding huh? Thank God he got away from music.  :D  Yea, I remember him starting shit all the time. Who was it that called him Beaker the first time? Perfect nickname.
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