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    From The Millionaire@VERT/PARKAVE to All on Wed Nov 14 15:08:51 2012
    What's your favorite microphone? If you have been a studio musician or engineer
    then you must be familiar with the packages out there. My favorite would have to be the Sennheiser.



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  • From jlawr@VERT/LINGNET to The Millionaire on Wed Nov 14 17:48:57 2012
    Re: Favorite Microphone
    By: The Millionaire to All on Wed Nov 14 2012 15:08:51

    What's your favorite microphone? If you have been a studio musician or engin then you must be familiar with the packages out there. My favorite would hav to be the Sennheiser.



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    Back when I was a working audio engineer, I got the opportunity to work with two classic German mics, the Neumann U87 and the Telefunken U47. These are by far the nicest microphones I have ever used; great for vocals, acoustic guitar and strings, horns, cymbals, and ambient recording.

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  • From The Millionaire@VERT/PARKAVE to jlawr on Wed Nov 14 22:20:29 2012
    Re: Favorite Microphone
    By: jlawr to The Millionaire on Wed Nov 14 2012 05:48 pm

    Re: Favorite Microphone
    By: The Millionaire to All on Wed Nov 14 2012 15:08:51

    What's your favorite microphone? If you have been a studio musician or engin then you must be familiar with the packages out there. My favorite would hav to be the Sennheiser.



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    Back when I was a working audio engineer, I got the opportunity to work
    with two classic German mics, the Neumann U87 and the Telefunken U47.
    These are by far the nicest microphones I have ever used; great for vocals, acoustic guitar and strings, horns, cymbals, and ambient recording.

    Cool. Nice to talk to an Audio Engineer. I also liked the Shure SM57. Another great universal microphone as well. What mixing console and multitrack recorder
    did you use back then? I worked on a Trident Series 65 and a Studer. they were great units. How many ambient mics would you use in a live room? I know that question varies upon the type of setup that it requires though. I was a musician and executive producer as well.


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  • From jlawr@VERT/LINGNET to The Millionaire on Thu Nov 15 14:47:25 2012
    Re: Favorite Microphone
    By: The Millionaire to jlawr on Wed Nov 14 2012 22:20:29

    Re: Favorite Microphone
    By: jlawr to The Millionaire on Wed Nov 14 2012 05:48 pm

    Re: Favorite Microphone
    By: The Millionaire to All on Wed Nov 14 2012 15:08:51

    What's your favorite microphone? If you have been a studio musician or engin then you must be familiar with the packages out there. My favori would hav to be the Sennheiser.



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    Back when I was a working audio engineer, I got the opportunity to work with two classic German mics, the Neumann U87 and the Telefunken U47. These are by far the nicest microphones I have ever used; great for vocal acoustic guitar and strings, horns, cymbals, and ambient recording.

    Cool. Nice to talk to an Audio Engineer. I also liked the Shure SM57. Anothe great universal microphone as well. What mixing console and multitrack recor did you use back then? I worked on a Trident Series 65 and a Studer. they we great units. How many ambient mics would you use in a live room? I know that question varies upon the type of setup that it requires though. I was a musician and executive producer as well.


    Oh, very cool. Yeah, the SM57 is a classic. Rugged and tough; you'd be hard-pressed to find a better mic for electric guitar amps and snare drum.
    I've worked on a few nice consoles, including Westar, Trident, an old Neve, and a few digis like the Tascam, and various Pro Tools mixers. Of course, I've
    used my share of Mackies and Berringers too. For multitrack recorders, I've used Studers (amazing, aren't they?) -- 2 inch 24 track and 1 inch 2 track, Tascam analog tape machines, and various digital multitrack machines, like the Tascam DA-88's (and others from that series), and of course various DAW formats, mostly Pro Tools, but also Sadie, Emagic Logic, and others.

    I haven't been in the business for over a decade, so I don't really come across big fancy gear much anymore. I content myself with my small Pro Tools rig these days, but man would I like to get my hands on a nice analog tape machine (other than the old junker 1/4" 2 and 4 track machines that are collecting dust in my basement).

    It's been a while since I've talked audio gear! Good fun.

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  • From The Millionaire@VERT/PARKAVE to jlawr on Thu Nov 15 18:25:06 2012
    Re: Favorite Microphone
    By: jlawr to The Millionaire on Thu Nov 15 2012 02:47 pm

    Re: Favorite Microphone
    By: The Millionaire to jlawr on Wed Nov 14 2012 22:20:29

    Re: Favorite Microphone
    By: jlawr to The Millionaire on Wed Nov 14 2012 05:48 pm

    Re: Favorite Microphone
    By: The Millionaire to All on Wed Nov 14 2012 15:08:51

    What's your favorite microphone? If you have been a studio
    musician or engin then you must be familiar with the packages out there. My favori would hav to be the Sennheiser.



    $ The Millionaire $
    Park Avenue Place
    Surrey, B.C., Canada █ ♠ █

    the.millionaire@parkave.synchro.net


    Back when I was a working audio engineer, I got the opportunity to work with two classic German mics, the Neumann U87 and the Telefunken U47. These are by far the nicest microphones I have ever used; great for vocal acoustic guitar and strings, horns, cymbals, and ambient recording.

    Cool. Nice to talk to an Audio Engineer. I also liked the Shure SM57. Anothe great universal microphone as well. What mixing console and multitrack recor did you use back then? I worked on a Trident Series 65 and a Studer. they we great units. How many ambient mics would you use
    in a live room? I know that question varies upon the type of setup that it requires though. I was a musician and executive producer as well.


    Oh, very cool. Yeah, the SM57 is a classic. Rugged and tough; you'd be hard-pressed to find a better mic for electric guitar amps and snare drum. I've worked on a few nice consoles, including Westar, Trident, an old Neve, and a few digis like the Tascam, and various Pro Tools mixers. Of course, I've used my share of Mackies and Berringers too. For multitrack
    recorders, I've used Studers (amazing, aren't they?) -- 2 inch 24 track and 1 inch 2 track, Tascam analog tape machines, and various digital multitrack machines, like the Tascam DA-88's (and others from that series), and of course various DAW formats, mostly Pro Tools, but also Sadie, Emagic Logic, and others.

    I haven't been in the business for over a decade, so I don't really come across big fancy gear much anymore. I content myself with my small Pro Tools rig these days, but man would I like to get my hands on a nice analog tape machine (other than the old junker 1/4" 2 and 4 track machines that
    are collecting dust in my basement).

    It's been a while since I've talked audio gear! Good fun.

    Wow. Yeah it is great fun. I've heard of SSLs are one of the big consoles now in studios. I remember Studers very well too. Locking 2 together to get 48 tracks out. I remember also setting on the console to 250 nwb @ 0 DB to calibrate the meters on the multitrack tape machine. I also remember the DBX compressors and the Lexicon Prime Time Delay. The Trident Series 65 will always
    be remembered as my favorite console. I remember using Direct Injection boxes for Bass and Electric Guitars using the Rockman which was created by Tom Scholz
    from the band Boston. An amazing piece of technology there. I've used Scotch 16-track 1" and Ampex 465 24-track 2" tape for recording. I remember back in school we used Ampex 456 but now is gluey and needs to go to the baking process
    because of the molecular structure at the time.


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  • From jlawr@VERT/LINGNET to The Millionaire on Thu Nov 15 21:58:19 2012
    Re: Favorite Microphone
    By: The Millionaire to jlawr on Thu Nov 15 2012 18:25:06

    Wow. Yeah it is great fun. I've heard of SSLs are one of the big consoles no in studios. I remember Studers very well too. Locking 2 together to get 48 tracks out. I remember also setting on the console to 250 nwb @ 0 DB to calibrate the meters on the multitrack tape machine. I also remember the DBX compressors and the Lexicon Prime Time Delay. The Trident Series 65 will alw be remembered as my favorite console. I remember using Direct Injection boxe for Bass and Electric Guitars using the Rockman which was created by Tom Sch from the band Boston. An amazing piece of technology there. I've used Scotch 16-track 1" and Ampex 465 24-track 2" tape for recording. I remember back in school we used Ampex 456 but now is gluey and needs to go to the baking proc because of the molecular structure at the time.


    Yeah, SSL and Neve are pretty much the most popular consoles in pro audio.

    It's true, working with analog tape can be very challenging, but very fun too. I used to love doing alignment and clalibration, and hacking and splicing tape. ---
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  • From The Millionaire@VERT/PARKAVE to jlawr on Fri Nov 16 13:02:10 2012
    Re: Favorite Microphone
    By: jlawr to The Millionaire on Thu Nov 15 2012 09:58 pm

    Re: Favorite Microphone
    By: The Millionaire to jlawr on Thu Nov 15 2012 18:25:06

    Wow. Yeah it is great fun. I've heard of SSLs are one of the big
    consoles no in studios. I remember Studers very well too. Locking 2 together to get 48 tracks out. I remember also setting on the console to 250 nwb @ 0 DB to calibrate the meters on the multitrack tape machine. I also remember the DBX compressors and the Lexicon Prime Time Delay. The Trident Series 65 will alw be remembered as my favorite console. I remember using Direct Injection boxe for Bass and Electric Guitars using the Rockman which was created by Tom Sch from the band Boston. An
    amazing piece of technology there. I've used Scotch 16-track 1" and
    Ampex 465 24-track 2" tape for recording. I remember back in school we used Ampex 456 but now is gluey and needs to go to the baking proc because of the molecular structure at the time.


    Yeah, SSL and Neve are pretty much the most popular consoles in pro audio.

    It's true, working with analog tape can be very challenging, but very fun too. I used to love doing alignment and clalibration, and hacking and splicing tape.

    I never knew about Ampex 456 getting gummed up until recently. Now it's all DAWs now all the way pretty much. I like Logic And Garageband but Logic has the
    mixer console setup that simulates a mixing board. When I was learning in school, my teacher said that the kick is the least sounding instrument according to frequencies. I was shocked when he told us that. I also remember the XLR cables that we used for mic setups and using phantom power running the mics off the mixing console power. I also remember using ambient mics in the live room. It was really cool what you pick up from one of those. Mic phasing was also an interesting adventure. Using multiple mics for the Grand Piano.


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