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08-05-2008, 20:47   #31
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Ok, here goes.

I'm a solo artist from Celbridge, Co. Kildare.
I've played gigs with The Frames, Damien Rice (some lead guitar with him too back in the day), Mundy, sang with The Maryjanes, and play 0xegen in 2005.

I'm just got into the home recording on a serious level recently, and am working on a debut album.

I don't need to record more than two tracks at a time at home, so this setup is really working well for me. I can't get over how easy working with Logic on Mac is compared to other DAW's I've tried. The Solo 610 is a lovely piece of kit, particularly for someone who doesn't have the experience or know-how to get the full benefit of a more fully featured channel strip like the LA610, an Avalon 737 or something like that. Getting great results with it on vocals and acoustic (seems to pair really nicely with the TLM), and it's sweet as a DI too.

That's it I guess. I look forward to posting some of the new material I'm recording at home here for feedback!

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Ok, here goes.

I'm a solo artist from Celbridge, Co. Kildare.
I've played gigs with The Frames, Damien Rice (some lead guitar with him too back in the day), Mundy, sang with The Maryjanes, and play 0xegen in 2005.

I'm just got into the home recording on a serious level recently, and am working on a debut album.


I don't need to record more than two tracks at a time at home, so this setup is really working well for me. I can't get over how easy working with Logic on Mac is compared to other DAW's I've tried. The Solo 610 is a lovely piece of kit, particularly for someone who doesn't have the experience or know-how to get the full benefit of a more fully featured channel strip like the LA610, an Avalon 737 or something like that. Getting great results with it on vocals and acoustic (seems to pair really nicely with the TLM), and it's sweet as a DI too.


That's it I guess. I look forward to posting some of the new material I'm recording at home here for feedback!
Good gear Tony, and Welcome ! I think we may have met before, did you used work with Dave Slevin at some stage?

It's interesting that you have top notch mics and the UA mic pre is lovely. If you wanted to increase your quality overall look at improving your A to D, in my humble opinion you'd be surprised how much better all your other tools would sound then.

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08-05-2008, 21:00   #33
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^eek... Neumann mics!!
I'ld kill to own one of those... but its just too much for a broke student to ask for!!

I'm currently saving up to get Guitar Rig.
And maybe get the Mbox Micro. It looks pretty cool to have protools on the go without having to carry an audio interface around...
Battery is another software on my shopping list!
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Ok, I'll bite...

Some nice gear on these forums. Can't compete! Or Compute!

PaQ Q6600 4GB RAM, Cubase 4.1, Reason 4.0, Saffire Pro 26 I/O, Liquid Mix, Novation 61SL, UAD-1, MCU Pro, M-Patch-2, NS-10s, Adam A7s, Melodyne Plugin, Soundforge 9.0, IK Multimedia Total Studio Bundle, SPEAR, Reaper, BFD

Rickenbacker 330, '75 Tele, '74 Jazz, Tak Classical, Taylor 214, Mountain Dulcimer and a Speak and Spell.

Wooden Spoons, Knives, Sharpeners, A Toaster, Pillows, Plastic Bags, Nice Sounding Paper for Ripping all miked up with...

2 x sE3
1 x SM57
1 x M-Audio Sputnik

I write music for moving pictures and I play with some bands.
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Good gear Tony, and Welcome ! I think we may have met before, did you used work with Dave Slevin at some stage?

It's interesting that you have top notch mics and the UA mic pre is lovely. If you wanted to increase your quality overall look at improving your A to D, in my humble opinion you'd be surprised how much better all your other tools would sound then.
Hey Paul.
Don't think I've worked with Dave, although there's a good chance we've met at some stage. I know the Mackie is the weak link. It's nice, but I'd love to replace it at some stage with an Apogee or something. It's not a huge priority for me at the moment though.

af_thefragile, you'd be surprised how much you can pick up a Neumann for....the TLM cost me €670 on ebay, brand new, with the shockmount.
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af_thefragile, you'd be surprised how much you can pick up a Neumann for....the TLM cost me €670 on ebay, brand new, with the shockmount.
My whole current set up probably costs less than €600! Including my mac...
Yup, i need to seriously start saving up over this summer!!

But i do think having a good condenser mic would always be a decent investment. The thought itself of the warm sound of an acoustic guitar and vocals recorded though that mic makes me drool...
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My whole current set up probably costs less than €600! Including my mac...
Yup, i need to seriously start saving up over this summer!!

But i do think having a good condenser mic would always be a decent investment. The thought itself of the warm sound of an acoustic guitar and vocals recorded though that mic makes me drool...
Condenser Mics are the only products that have really 'dropped' in price in the last 5 years if you compare quality against quality. Gawd Bless our Chinese brothers working so hard!
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08-05-2008, 22:15   #38
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Just realised ive never filled this out, so here goes:

i make music of all sorts, from electroacoustic stuff to guitar indie pop type stuff, dependent on whatever mood im in that day.

im currently finishing off a masters in music technology (3 weeks to finish thesis eeek!).

Guitar and keys would be my main instruments, though lately i've been playing a lot of bass. I play in a couple of different bands, covers and original stuff, though im trying to get out of the covers/pubrock/weddings thing, its been a neccesary evil for the last 2 years while in college. Nothing against playing covers that i actually like though

Have recorded an EP for a friends band and can't wait to do more of that kinda stuff when im finished college. Also teach music at weekends.

My gear is as follows:
Computer - Dell Inspiron 9300, Intel Centrino 2.13ghz, 2gb ram, 500gb iomega hardrive for audio.

Interface - Presonus Firepod

Monitors - Alesis M1 620s

Headphones - Sennheiser HD25

Midi stuff - M-audio Radium 61 key controller and Korg padKontrol

Keyboards/Synths - Microkorg and a slightly battered but still beautiful Wurlitzer 200A Electric Piano(oh yeh)

Piano - Yamaha U-2

Guitars - US Strat, Mex Tele, Mex P-Bass (All Fender), Epiphone ES-335 and Martin DX1 acoustic.

Amps - Fender '65 Deluxe Reverb and Marshall JCM900 Stack

Effects Pedals - Ibanez TS808, MXR Distortion+, Boss SD-1 (overdrive), US Big Muff, MXR Dynacomp, MXR Phase 90, Boss DD-6 Delay, Boss TU-2 Tuner

Mics - What else but a trusty sm57 and its trusty friend the trusty sm58

Software - Cubase SX3, Max/MSP, Ableton Live 6, Kontakt, Battery, B4, Elektrik Piano, Waves Renaissance Bundle, loads of free plug-ins.

Think thats it!

Shopping list - a decent condenser (or 7), hopefully starting with an AKG C414 my mate is flogging if i get the cash together before he sells it. A decent stage keyboard/piano. A better interface (rme ff800 ideally), some nice preamps and other decent outboard gear. So the next €5,000 that randomly appears in a puff of spoke should cover that lot
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30-06-2008, 13:08   #39
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It's me

Mike...
West of Ireland...

I live room, 16 channel multicore
1 'Control Room'
PC
3GB RAM
Quadcore
Nuendo / Cool Edit / Cubase etc
2 x Presonus FP10
Solo Soundtracs 24 Channel Analog Desk
Behringer EQ
akgs / 57s etc
Sony, Mission, Highland monitors
Pioneer / Sony amps
Loads of other little ****....
Fender Twin, Deluxe, Mesa Boogie Mark iv
76 Strat, 79 Strat, 90 Tele, Epiphone Hollow body, Warwick 5 String Bass, GnL Bass, Eastwood Airline 3P DLX, Martin Acoustic, Assorted pedals..
Pearl Masters Custom..

There you have it
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Mike...
West of Ireland...

I live room, 16 channel multicore
1 'Control Room'
PC
3GB RAM
Quadcore
Nuendo / Cool Edit / Cubase etc
2 x Presonus FP10
Solo Soundtracs 24 Channel Analog Desk
Behringer EQ
akgs / 57s etc
Sony, Mission, Highland monitors
Pioneer / Sony amps
Loads of other little ****....
Fender Twin, Deluxe, Mesa Boogie Mark iv
76 Strat, 79 Strat, 90 Tele, Epiphone Hollow body, Warwick 5 String Bass, GnL Bass, Eastwood Airline 3P DLX, Martin Acoustic, Assorted pedals..
Pearl Masters Custom..

There you have it
Welcome! What are Highland Monitors then? I've not come across them.
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30-06-2008, 13:23   #41
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Hello Mr Brewer

How goes it..
You reputation preceeds you.. I will be in contact re acoustic tiling soon.. Richard Dowling (WAV Mastering) recommended you highly..
The monitors are Highland Audio Oran 4301. Not a 'studio' speaker persay as I can't really afford them right now as I am concentrating on getting my control room right. I just like the sound of them, they seem to be relatively uncoloured and true. Flicking between the different spekers through a Samson C Control..
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Ah the ole "Reputation" or lack thereof!

If you know Richard's room you know Auralex then. His has been the most bass trapping we've ever installed! ... but that's because he has a big room.
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30-06-2008, 13:48   #43
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hahah

Indeed, the rep...
Ya Rich mastered some of my first recordings..nice set-up down there,reasonably priced too. Will try the ould carpet in the corners. Got lucky with the live room, sounds nice, have the options with rugs to change the 'sound' of it, but I know I am not hearing a true representation in my control room. Mostly in the low end...as per I hear you think !
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Indeed, the rep...
Ya Rich mastered some of my first recordings..nice set-up down there,reasonably priced too. Will try the ould carpet in the corners. Got lucky with the live room, sounds nice, have the options with rugs to change the 'sound' of it, but I know I am not hearing a true representation in my control room. Mostly in the low end...as per I hear you think !
If you have R to give you advice you'll be doing ok. He's a good man with a Savage CV!

Experiment with a loose roll , it needs to be taking up a fair bit of space to reach down to those dangerous frequencies.

Best of Luck
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Thanks for all your help Paul...you will be hearing from me soon....
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