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Ever since I paid my car off recently i've had a lot of extra cash to throw around so get used to regular NGD's from me

First up is an offering from Tim at Toyroom Effects, our very own Greeny23

Turns out I live literally 10 minutes away from Tim, and after buying one of his most recent creations I came home to find a surprise in my mailbox




It's a Toyroom Effects Birthday Suit Overdrive, the only one like it in the world

It's based on an Ibanez TS-808 circuit with clean and bass boost switches.




It's a very open and articulate pedal and has much more bass and lower mids than your average Tubescreamer. I won't go into too much detail as I have clips at the bottom of this post, but of course I needed something to record it with and since i've been tiring of my SM57 I decided to test out my other acquisition




Oh yes kiddies, a Rode NT1-A with shockmount and pop filter (yeah yeah my microphone stand is at my parent's)

Let me tell you, the difference between this and my SM57 is like night and day. I love my SM57 and it's a good workhorse mic but when you put it side by side with a higher grade microphone like this there's no comparison. It is so much more open and natural sounding, it really captures what you hear in the room.

But enough talking, enjoy some clips0rz.


Toyroom Effects Birthday Suit Overdrive through clean channel of 6505+

6505+ unboosted

6505+ boosted with Birthday Suit Overdrive
#2
Recording a 6505+ with a large diaphragm condenser?
Never thought I'd see that Sounds OK though

HNGD!
#4
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#5
Its common for recording clean/mid gain guitars, not so much high gain
Still, whatever works..
#9
nice
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Let me tell you, the difference between this and my SM57 is like night and day. I love my SM57 and it's a good workhorse mic but when you put it side by side with a higher grade microphone like this there's no comparison. It is so much more open and natural sounding, it really captures what you hear in the room.

It really depends on the kind of music you're recording. You lose A LOT of aggression using a condenser mic to record guitars, which is why dynamics are mostly used to record heavier guitar.


Anyway, HNSD!
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#12
i'm dying to know if Tim plays guitar or pedals.



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It really depends on the kind of music you're recording. You lose A LOT of aggression using a condenser mic to record guitars, which is why dynamics are mostly used to record heavier guitar.


Anyway, HNSD!

I'm gonna do some recordings running both side by side and see the differences. Should be interesting I always found the SM57 to be a bit harsh for my liking on it's own
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i'm dying to know if Tim plays guitar or pedals.



HNP&MD


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#19
HNGD!

And Tim, saw the write up on your SD-1 mods in last weeks street press... (Inpress in Melbourne). Nice work.
I may have to avail myself of your services in the not too distant...
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HNGD!

And Tim, saw the write up on your SD-1 mods in last weeks street press... (Inpress in Melbourne). Nice work.
I may have to avail myself of your services in the not too distant...


yay someone saw it!

keep reading it and you'll see some originals very soon, dropping them in tomorrow.
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#21
Nicely done, sir!

And I want a Rode mic too....
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#22
You should honestly try double micing with the Rode on one speaker and the 57 on another. I'm curious to know how it'd sound. I've done that with an SM57 and a Sennheiser e609 and they complimented each other really well.
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You should honestly try double micing with the Rode on one speaker and the 57 on another. I'm curious to know how it'd sound. I've done that with an SM57 and a Sennheiser e609 and they complimented each other really well.

yeah that's the plan I am going to pick up an e609 some time soon as well