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#81
Dude, its my BIRTHDFAY! Amd iots m,,y 21s5t! FIICK YEAH! I'm drunk!
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#84
Quote by lockwolf
Dude, its my BIRTHDFAY! Amd iots m,,y 21s5t! FIICK YEAH! I'm drunk!

Happy birthday dudeee! Have fun with your hangover
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#85
Woke up from everything now. It really sucks being small and have a low tolerance for everything. Heres the night:

Bar 1. Had 2 glasses of Mens Room Red (Beer by a local brewer for a local radio station) and a guy at the bar bought me 2 shots of Patrone. He bought one for my birthday then one cuz I could still remember my name. We BSed about music and shit. Probably going to go back there tonight for New Years

Bar 2 was a Mexican Restaurant. Met 2 girls there. One was 40, the other was 25. I was trying to put some moves on the 25 year old but I think the 40 year old was more into me. I puked in the bathroom after another beer and 3 shots. The older girl said her Uncle Roy could get us a room comped at the nearby casino.

So we went to the casino without them. We got there and they found us. Nothing better than having 2 girls walk up and start grinding on you while your ex watches. But her boyfriend wasn't too happy about it. But he got thrown out of the casino for being too drunk. I spent $40 on Blackjack, went up $50 then lost it all. Then I got $40 more and lost it all. Then my exs mom who was DDing for the night took my debit card so I didn't go through the rest of my money.

Then we all went back to the house, I had another beer and 4 or 5 more shots before puking then passing out. Thats pretty much most of the major details. But now I'm gonna be running around the casino trying to find Uncle Roy
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#86


Nice

On my 21st I had like 8 giant shots of who knows what (my friend is a bar tender and he went with me and some friends to this place and kept ordering me weird drinks that were supposedly gonna get me hammered), a Jagerbomb and 3 beers and I didn't even have a hangover the next day lmao. Didn't even throw up.

Guess I hold my alcohol pretty well


P.S. Think I might get this for my next interface:



We'll see!
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#87
Quote by MatrixClaw


Nice

On my 21st I had like 8 giant shots of who knows what (my friend is a bar tender and he went with me and some friends to this place and kept ordering me weird drinks that were supposedly gonna get me hammered), a Jagerbomb and 3 beers and I didn't even have a hangover the next day lmao. Didn't even throw up.

Guess I hold my alcohol pretty well


P.S. Think I might get this for my next interface:



We'll see!

Nice...on the tolerance and the interface :p
#88
LOL... Happy birthday, Lockwolf.

Tip: go for the 40-year old.

Girls are really unbalanced until they're about 30.

At 40, they've mostly lost all of their hang-ups, they know who they are and what they want and how to get it, they're experienced, confident and are still at their sexual peak.

CT
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#89
Quote by axemanchris
LOL... Happy birthday, Lockwolf.

Tip: go for the 40-year old.

Girls are really unbalanced until they're about 30.

At 40, they've mostly lost all of their hang-ups, they know who they are and what they want and how to get it, they're experienced, confident and are still at their sexual peak.

CT


Actually, I had a couple cougars hit on me at the bar on New Years. I don't know if I wanna sleep with someone when they say "OMG! You remind me of my son!"
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#90
*eek!*

S'pose not.



CT
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#91
It's more worrying when they say "That's not how my son does it"
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#92
Oooooohhhhhhh......

ew...

CT
Could I get some more talent in the monitors, please?

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#93
Couldn't bother making a new thread, so I thought I'd ask here. I'm about to get a new recording set up for guitar. I have some (but quite little) experience on recording. I used to have a Fast Track Ultra + SM57 set up, but sold it. Now getting a new one. Not gonna say all of my gear but my amp is a 6505+ through a 212.

Which one would suit better for me (home use)?

-Focusrite Saffire 6 USB + SM57
-POD HD500

I'm pretty much leaning towards the POD but there are no on the used market atm, and I just saw a focusrite saffire for 120e

So which one would suit me better?

Thanks!
-Jonathan
#94
Quote by fc89konkari
Couldn't bother making a new thread, so I thought I'd ask here. I'm about to get a new recording set up for guitar. I have some (but quite little) experience on recording. I used to have a Fast Track Ultra + SM57 set up, but sold it. Now getting a new one. Not gonna say all of my gear but my amp is a 6505+ through a 212.

Which one would suit better for me (home use)?

-Focusrite Saffire 6 USB + SM57
-POD HD500

I'm pretty much leaning towards the POD but there are no on the used market atm, and I just saw a focusrite saffire for 120e

So which one would suit me better?

Thanks!
-Jonathan

Given that you actually have a pretty great amp (particularly if you're looking to record metal), so as long as the 2x12 you play it through isn't a weak link in the chain I would be tempted to encourage you to persevere with the purist method of sticking a '57 in the right place in front of a good valve amp.

The POD might be a popular choice these days, and a bit more convenient if you're just looking to quickly get ideas down then mess with the sound after tracking, but it does limit your options if you plan to expand into recording other instruments in the future - the Focusrite has some great preamps for the price and as long as you put the effort into practising mic placement and how to find the tone you want, you could get some amazing results with that setup.
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#95
can you take an aux cable and put a big jack bit on one end and plug it into your guitar and then the other into your computer and record good quality stuff? and if so what software should i record it with. I was thinking of downloading audacity and trying that out but mainly i wanted to know about the cable deal, am i going to have to buy some special cable, i just want it to be something of somewhat good quality, this is just for playback means and building on riffs and stuff??? oh and for effects i was going to run a distortion pedal through the cable would this cause any problems?
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#96
Quote by ajaxwins
can you take an aux cable and put a big jack bit on one end and plug it into your guitar and then the other into your computer and record good quality stuff? and if so what software should i record it with. I was thinking of downloading audacity and trying that out but mainly i wanted to know about the cable deal, am i going to have to buy some special cable, i just want it to be something of somewhat good quality, this is just for playback means and building on riffs and stuff??? oh and for effects i was going to run a distortion pedal through the cable would this cause any problems?

It will work, sure. But it'll likely sound horrid

Might as well give it a shot, though. You'll only be out a few bucks if it sucks.


Download Reaper. Audacity is for nubs


P.S. Debating selling my Herbert and going with an Axe-FX II rig, since I rarely use the Herbert and would get more use out of the Axe-FX most likely, especially since I'm probably going to be playing bass for a band now, and I could use the Axe for recording and as a preamp for guitar AND bass. With a good solid state power amp, I could use one side in mono for guitar, and bridge it for bass through a different cab for more wattage. All I'd need to buy is a decent bass cab.

I use my 5150 much more than my Herbert, and having played it the past few days, after not playing it for a few weeks, I'm not digging the tones I'm getting out of it as much as I was before. I think I'm just moving towards less of a "huge" sound and more of a "crisp" sound. The Axe-FX Ultras I had before we always great at getting a super clear sound, they just sounded too artificial for me to want to spend that kind of cash on them. The Axe II clips I've heard so far are quite convincing.

What say you?

Anyone tried the Axe II who can tell me how much better it is over an Ultra? I already ordered an Axe II for myself, which I'll most likely sell for a big profit, but if it's worth it, I might keep it, or order a second and sell one of them.
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#97
Matrix - Good spot on the age of that ACDC thread, I didn't notice it had been brought back from the death when I posted on there! Guess that means you must be doing something useful
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#98
I'm a purist, so would find it quite hard to use any model of AxeFX live, mainly because I love my H&K too much but also because I would just be concerned about how it 'felt' more than how it sounded... I have never had the same feeling plugging into an amp sim or modeller clean gain-wise as opposed to plugging into a valve amp - maybe the modeller having a decent poweramp section would alter that, but I find I get more and more 'clean' gain the harder I push the power amp (even at lower-moderate levels) on a valve amp compared to when I've gone DI into an amp sim or straight into a modelling amp (Line6 Spider II ).


On a side note: I've just been emailed again by a bloody Sweetwater rep, thanking me for my business last year and telling me to keep my eyes peeled for any offers, as well as asking if there's anything he can help me with... seriously, Americans, your sales reps are too f***ing persistent!! I bought one thing, in a sale, as I could download it - can't buy most things Sweetwater sell because they don't ship most physical objects to the UK. The rep knows this, so why keep bothering me when I've ignored him since the verification of my ID as a british citizen to let me buy the one thing I bought.

UK sales reps aren't such irritating buttmunchers, and I would have thought US shoppers would be even easier wound up buy this sort of thing. Is it just Sweetwater employing overexcitable morons or is it a US thing that us Brits (luckily) don't have?
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#99
Quote by GaryBillington
Matrix - Good spot on the age of that ACDC thread, I didn't notice it had been brought back from the death when I posted on there! Guess that means you must be doing something useful




Well at least one person thinks so!

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I'm a purist, so would find it quite hard to use any model of AxeFX live, mainly because I love my H&K too much but also because I would just be concerned about how it 'felt' more than how it sounded... I have never had the same feeling plugging into an amp sim or modeller clean gain-wise as opposed to plugging into a valve amp - maybe the modeller having a decent poweramp section would alter that, but I find I get more and more 'clean' gain the harder I push the power amp (even at lower-moderate levels) on a valve amp compared to when I've gone DI into an amp sim or straight into a modelling amp (Line6 Spider II ).


I'm not too bothered about the "feel" of the amp, as much as I'm concerned with the model having the weird hollow mid range I hear in nearly every recording of the Standard/Ultra. The new version seems to have addressed this, as it's much more convincing, but I know with the Ultras I had, I was left less than impressed after playing with them for hours. The effects in those things are AWESOME, but at the same time, I don't feel like I'd use half of them, and in order to get a nice sounding amp rig out of it, you had to do a ton of tweaking, which was ridiculous on that tiny screen. The fact that it doesn't have a low/mid/high adjustment on the front, and you have to go in the editor and manually edit each one kind of bugs me, since changing settings on the fly is next to impossible. However, a big plus side to that as well, is that it's very difficult for people to mess with your settings once you've found a sound you like, and the sound is the "same" going into the board every time, as long as you're running straight out of the Axe to it. This should allow the engineer to get a better sound live, because for one - They don't have to deal with trying to mic your cab correctly, and for two, they're getting a direct signal, how you intended it to sound - They can dial in a bit of EQ to make it work for their sound system, but theoretically, it should be much easier for them to work with.

Alls I know is that I went to see Periphery a few months ago when my friend's band was opening for them and every band, but Periphery, was using 5150s, Dual Rectos, Roadsters, XXXs, etc. and their tone sounded so cluttered live, you could barely distinguish a lot of the notes. When Periphery came on, they have THREE guitarists, and the tone from them was easily the cleanest and polished of all the bands that played that night. I still think that The Human Abstract put on the best show that night, but there was no dismissing that Periphery was about 982739487289347 times easier to hear all the instruments.

I'm kind of debating that, when I get the Axe, maybe I'll just put it and my Diezel up for sale, and whichever sells first, I'll keep the other

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On a side note: I've just been emailed again by a bloody Sweetwater rep, thanking me for my business last year and telling me to keep my eyes peeled for any offers, as well as asking if there's anything he can help me with... seriously, Americans, your sales reps are too f***ing persistent!! I bought one thing, in a sale, as I could download it - can't buy most things Sweetwater sell because they don't ship most physical objects to the UK. The rep knows this, so why keep bothering me when I've ignored him since the verification of my ID as a british citizen to let me buy the one thing I bought.

UK sales reps aren't such irritating buttmunchers, and I would have thought US shoppers would be even easier wound up buy this sort of thing. Is it just Sweetwater employing overexcitable morons or is it a US thing that us Brits (luckily) don't have?




How weird. I've bought things from Sweetwater several times, and the only time I've been contacted by the sales rep, was after I got the item and he followed up to make sure I was enjoying it. Sweetwater has always been the easiest, and best customer service to deal with, from any store I've bought from, bar-none.
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#100
Quote by MatrixClaw

I'm not too bothered about the "feel" of the amp, as much as I'm concerned with the model having the weird hollow mid range I hear in nearly every recording of the Standard/Ultra. The new version seems to have addressed this, as it's much more convincing, but I know with the Ultras I had, I was left less than impressed after playing with them for hours. The effects in those things are AWESOME, but at the same time, I don't feel like I'd use half of them, and in order to get a nice sounding amp rig out of it, you had to do a ton of tweaking, which was ridiculous on that tiny screen. The fact that it doesn't have a low/mid/high adjustment on the front, and you have to go in the editor and manually edit each one kind of bugs me, since changing settings on the fly is next to impossible. However, a big plus side to that as well, is that it's very difficult for people to mess with your settings once you've found a sound you like, and the sound is the "same" going into the board every time, as long as you're running straight out of the Axe to it. This should allow the engineer to get a better sound live, because for one - They don't have to deal with trying to mic your cab correctly, and for two, they're getting a direct signal, how you intended it to sound - They can dial in a bit of EQ to make it work for their sound system, but theoretically, it should be much easier for them to work with.

Alls I know is that I went to see Periphery a few months ago when my friend's band was opening for them and every band, but Periphery, was using 5150s, Dual Rectos, Roadsters, XXXs, etc. and their tone sounded so cluttered live, you could barely distinguish a lot of the notes. When Periphery came on, they have THREE guitarists, and the tone from them was easily the cleanest and polished of all the bands that played that night. I still think that The Human Abstract put on the best show that night, but there was no dismissing that Periphery was about 982739487289347 times easier to hear all the instruments.

I'm kind of debating that, when I get the Axe, maybe I'll just put it and my Diezel up for sale, and whichever sells first, I'll keep the other

You'd like my amp then - 4 channel all-valve, with digital effects, but the channel switching is ran off a MIDI board (included with amp), and because all the pots on the front are programmable, you effectively get a 128-channel (32 banks of 4 channels' settings) all-valve amp, meaning you can save presets for each song in your set if you need, or in my case have different presets for different guitars to try and get the tone the same even if you switch to a backup guitar, and noone can change the settings without saving over them (which is also only possible if you have the board plugged in and on a patch you need, then someone messes with the controls and holds store for a few secs... not an easy mistake to make!

And the Coreblade (building on my amp) has additional effects but more importantly can store it's settings on a USB stick and plug into any Coreblade and give you your presets (meaning you can hire out gear if touring another country and get your sound still).




How weird. I've bought things from Sweetwater several times, and the only time I've been contacted by the sales rep, was after I got the item and he followed up to make sure I was enjoying it. Sweetwater has always been the easiest, and best customer service to deal with, from any store I've bought from, bar-none.

Yeah, I'm guessing it's 'cos I'm a Brit and the guy had to contact me in the first place to make sure everything was legit Still annoying me though
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#101
the sweetwater rep i deal with is pretty cool. he typically calls once or twice a year and asks if i have a few minutes before asking anything. generally helpful if i have any questions or if i am thinking about some new piece of gear. same thing with the emails, especially since the guy usually gives a rundown of new gear in areas i am interested in and his impressions of them.

can it come off as a bit pushy at times? sure, a little. on the other hand, the guy is making an effort to help me out and has brought some interesting new things to my attention before. and since its always the same guy, there is at least a little bit of a personal relationship, instead of just some random person you never spoke to before trying to sell you stuff.

i can see how it would annoy people, but its never bothered me
#102
Quote by DisarmGoliath
You'd like my amp then - 4 channel all-valve, with digital effects, but the channel switching is ran off a MIDI board (included with amp), and because all the pots on the front are programmable, you effectively get a 128-channel (32 banks of 4 channels' settings) all-valve amp, meaning you can save presets for each song in your set if you need, or in my case have different presets for different guitars to try and get the tone the same even if you switch to a backup guitar, and noone can change the settings without saving over them (which is also only possible if you have the board plugged in and on a patch you need, then someone messes with the controls and holds store for a few secs... not an easy mistake to make!

And the Coreblade (building on my amp) has additional effects but more importantly can store it's settings on a USB stick and plug into any Coreblade and give you your presets (meaning you can hire out gear if touring another country and get your sound still).

I've owned Several H&Ks, including the Switchblade. Cool little amp, but not really for me. I felt like it had some cool sounds, but wasn't particularly "great" at one or two, which is why I've pretty much given up on trying to buy super "versatile" amps for a while (though, obviously my Diezel is versatile - I only really bought it for the high gain channel, though). The one thing that appeals to me about the Axe FX is that is truly is extremely versatile, the low and mid gain tones are more than usable for what I'd be doing with them, it's just the high gain on the Axe II that concerns me, because I know a lot of people loved it on the Standard/Ultra, but I wasn't a huge fan
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#103
I used to use a modeller live. It was a Behringer X-V-amp. I had no issues with the sound. I could dial in stuff I was happy with. I'd assign my patches so that no matter where I was on the set list, the next patch was only an "up" or a "down" away. The built-in foot-pedal could be assigned for each patch for volume swells or for controlling the wah. Lugging gear without an amp was a breeze. Great.

Until...

We played this one festival on a side-stage that had some somewhat dodgy power. It flickered from time to time. The amps didn't notice much if the power flickered for a quarter or a half a second. Neither did the lights or the rest of the PA.

But modellers are computers, and when you interrupt power, they need to re-boot. Throughout our set, the dodgy power cut out long enough that it re-booted my V-amp three times. That's not just a blip in your sound. It took about eight seconds to fully reboot. In the middle of a song, it feels like a lifetime.

I vowed at that point... never again.

I still keep the unit in my box of goodies that I can use for recording. All the solos were done using it on our album. So is the feedback part on Unsaid on our album (in my profile, in the intro...)

But for live... never again.

CT
Could I get some more talent in the monitors, please?

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#104
Hey I was just wondering where I could post a thread about getting some recording gear recommended or some tips on starting to set up a budget home recording studio. This forum has tons of sub forums and I'm getting confused.

@axemanchris: Holy crap, I live 5 minutes away from Huntington Park, I thought they closed that school down?
#105
Quote by Kurt-Corgan
Hey I was just wondering where I could post a thread about getting some recording gear recommended or some tips on starting to set up a budget home recording studio. This forum has tons of sub forums and I'm getting confused.

@axemanchris: Holy crap, I live 5 minutes away from Huntington Park, I thought they closed that school down?

What sort of budget are you looking at, and what are your aims?

There are two main choices, multitracker or PC/interface/software.

Multitracker can be slightly more expensive to get set up, but generally does all the same basic things as software and is much easier to get started with. It's more portable and is specifically designed for the job. Some (but not all) also include built in drum machines.

PC/Interface/Software is cheaper to start (assuming you already have the PC), but can be more complicated to get used to and obviously isn't as portable. However, it provides more flexibility, is a more 'studio-like' experience, and if you think you'll be using other software based instruments (eg drums, bass etc) it's probably the more obvious choice.
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#106
@GaryBillington: I have a budget of around $1000 give or take a hundred. I'm getting a rebate from my university for high tuitions fees from last year so I'm getting a nice sum of money.

I've tried using multitrackers and wasn't a fan of them.

I've been trying to read through Tweek's articles and am pretty sure I need an interface, MIDI Keyboard, software and some microphones. However I think I'm missing some parts and was looking at recommendations for all the parts.

My aims for now are to simply record some acoustic guitars (nylon and steel string), vocals, and maybe miking my amp so I can record some electric guitar (if it's just a different microphone then I could always get it later).
#107
Then you want to wait for the rest of the guys here to respond. I prefer multitrackers, but pretty much all the other regular visitors to this thread go with the software option - quite a few of them are professionals as well, so they'll be able to give you all the advice you need.

I can say this much though - that budget will be plenty for you to get yourself a pretty good home setup.
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#108
Quote by Kurt-Corgan

@axemanchris: Holy crap, I live 5 minutes away from Huntington Park, I thought they closed that school down?


Nope. Still alive and well and living next to the brand new rec center.

You might be thinking of Hampton Heights? They closed that about six years ago and folded their middle school into Huntington, which at the time, was a K-6 or K-5 school.

I started teaching there a little over three years ago, so that whole move was a little before my time.

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Could I get some more talent in the monitors, please?

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#109
Quote by Kurt-Corgan

I've been trying to read through Tweek's articles and am pretty sure I need an interface,


Definitely

Quote by Kurt-Corgan

MIDI Keyboard,


Maybe not... in fact, quite possibly not.

Quote by Kurt-Corgan

software and some microphones.


Definitely

Quote by Kurt-Corgan

However I think I'm missing some parts


First things that come to mind are monitors, mic cables, headphones.

You're in town here. If you want to give me a call, my number is 289-440-DEMO. Feel free.

CT
Could I get some more talent in the monitors, please?

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Chris is the king of relating music things to other objects in real life.
#110
Pro Tip: Its hard to sing backups when you don't know the words
Derpy Derp Derp Herp Derp
#111
Hey guys, don't know if any of you remember my thread from a few weeks back. Anyway, my setup is still the same. I have an Akai MPK Mini arriving soon and I'm saving up for some monitors/microphones.

So, I showed my friend Garageband and some of the guitar amps. End result was this song he made in a few minuets: http://eurmusic.bandcamp.com/track/josef
We mucked around with some effects and it was done. He's gotten positive feedback from friends and just in general, so that's good news.

Of course, I'm sure there is a lot that could be improved mixing wise. What do you think from a recording perspective? Most people I know just want the song, but if we did another take, what would I be able to improve on provided I had some monitors?
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#112
Yo guys! I got my HD500 coming next week, but now I'm coming here with a totally different subject.

I wanna learn this uber-chilling piece

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ynl94cCgCYE&feature=related

The problem is, there are no tabs ANYWHERE so for the first time in my life, I HAVE TO learn this by ear It's not the most challenging in the world, but learning it by ear (I've got a solid grip to it already) will (hopefully) make me a better musician

So the actual thing: I thought I'd make it easier by slowing the tempo. I got Reaper and I've used it before. So my actual question is, can Reaper slow the tempo of a piece, without altering the pitch?

Thanks!
-Jonathan
#113
Quote by Rubixcuba
I have an Akai MPK Mini arriving soon
Awesome.. Maybe you can buy my MPK49 when you decide the Mini is too small because I decided the MPK49 is really too small and my weighted Yamaha 88 keyboard is too big..

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I think I'm just moving towards less of a "huge" sound and more of a "crisp" sound.
Dude.. didn't you own a "huge and crisp" VHT UL?
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#115
Quote by BobDetroit
Dude.. didn't you own a "huge and crisp" VHT UL?

I have owned 3 ULs, and only one of them I liked. It's my conclusion that those amps have huge variation in them, and unless I could try a bunch before I bought it, I will never spend money on a UL again. They're really cool amps when they're done right, but 2 out of 3 that I owned, I thought sounded absolutely horrible

Still though, I like amps that have more emphasis on high mids now. Now that I look back on it, though, that has pretty much always been the case. There's only a handful of low-mid oriented amps that I really like, as apposed to the long list of high-mid amps that I love. The only problem is, I don't feel like the pricetag associated with the high-mid voiced amps is justifiable, as most of them, I only liked one or two tones (which were very good, mind you), as apposed to the lower-mid oriented amps, which I liked many tones

I've come to a point now, though, where I've pretty much owned everything there is to own, and I can finally go back and reflect on the amps I've owned over the years that I loved everything about them. Surprisingly, very few of these amps are what I'd consider "high end." Really the only exception being my Herbert, but I just can't justify keeping around an amp worth so much money. My 5150 ends up getting much more use, because I'd rather wear out a $500 amp, than a $3000 amp

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Why was I not informed of this chat thread???? Come on guys!

It's been here for weeks, ya n00b!
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#116
Thinking it might be a good idea to set up a Recording 101 thread. We've had a massive influx of people asking about basic recording and I'm getting even more cranky and sarcastic each time I answer the question. Especially since no one seems to actually provide any useful information.
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#117
Quote by ChemicalFire
Thinking it might be a good idea to set up a Recording 101 thread. We've had a massive influx of people asking about basic recording and I'm getting even more cranky and sarcastic each time I answer the question. Especially since no one seems to actually provide any useful information.

There already is one.

There's a ton of resources already found on the forum. People just need to learn how to read the stickies:

https://www.ultimate-guitar.com/forum/showthread.php?t=1282549
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#118
Quote by MatrixClaw
There already is one.

There's a ton of resources already found on the forum. People just need to learn how to read the stickies:

https://www.ultimate-guitar.com/forum/showthread.php?t=1282549


I suggest a more recommendation based thread. Looking through the sticky there wasn't much of one. Similar to the style of the guitar/amp recommendation where you provide styles or some aims to the end results you want and then having some veterans suggesting some recording equipment based on the budget.

Just my 2 cents, unless it already existed, in which case should be a lot easier to locate.
#119
Quote by Kurt-Corgan
I suggest a more recommendation based thread. Looking through the sticky there wasn't much of one. Similar to the style of the guitar/amp recommendation where you provide styles or some aims to the end results you want and then having some veterans suggesting some recording equipment based on the budget.

Just my 2 cents, unless it already existed, in which case should be a lot easier to locate.


The one problem I have with a recommendation thread is that recommended gear changes every 3 months and I doubt it would stay updated. I mean, hell, I've seen just in interfaces over the past few months go from Presonus to Focusrite to Different Focusrite. Give it 2 more weeks, something new will hit and we'll have to redo the thread.
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#120
Quote by lockwolf
The one problem I have with a recommendation thread is that recommended gear changes every 3 months and I doubt it would stay updated. I mean, hell, I've seen just in interfaces over the past few months go from Presonus to Focusrite to Different Focusrite. Give it 2 more weeks, something new will hit and we'll have to redo the thread.


Which is why it should be in a single thread, such as this one, so that the recommendations stay in one place and only take up one thread.

The Resources thread is far too in depth for quick glancing and referencing, a smaller compact, crash course such as a 101 thread would be a good idea I think and might reduce the questions because some people just don't have the time to read through all of Tweeks articles etc.