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by stranded horse
Sat Jul 02, 2011 7:04 pm
Forum: PRODUCTIONS BY USERS OF THIS SITE
Topic: Kunta Kinte Live Dub band
Replies: 6
Views: 5351

Well I am trying to save some money to by an Oktava MK012 as an overhead for the drums, which should improve the sound quality greatly. But at the same time we still need one more power amp for our soundsystem, and our organ needs repairing, so it will all take time...
by stranded horse
Fri Jul 01, 2011 9:38 pm
Forum: PRODUCTIONS BY USERS OF THIS SITE
Topic: Kunta Kinte Live Dub band
Replies: 6
Views: 5351

Well it's usually me who messes up the timing. There are some playing mistakes in there by our drummer, but actually he almost never does any mistakes. This isn't anything intended to be released. I just pushed the record button during band practice to have some material to practice dub mixing. We a...
by stranded horse
Fri Jul 01, 2011 1:19 pm
Forum: PRODUCTIONS BY USERS OF THIS SITE
Topic: Kunta Kinte Live Dub band
Replies: 6
Views: 5351

Kunta Kinte Live Dub band

http://soundcloud.com/beatwise-and-dubhead/kunta-kinte The drums aren't properly miced, because we only use 2 mics on it, and it doesn't pick up what the drummer's doing on the rototoms very niceley, and there are some small mistakes playing the tune, but then again we rarely do 2nd takes, and this ...
by stranded horse
Tue Jun 21, 2011 11:52 pm
Forum: INSTRUMENTS : BASS
Topic: Sansamp Bassdriver vs Compressor
Replies: 14
Views: 26283

I read that at least for bass a hard limiter going into a really soft warm overdrive does a pretty good job at that. The Boss LMB-3 is often recommended for that job.
by stranded horse
Tue Jun 21, 2011 8:24 pm
Forum: INSTRUMENTS : BASS
Topic: Sansamp Bassdriver vs Compressor
Replies: 14
Views: 26283

Well I read more than once that they always recorded bass at red hot meters, so by that you actually get a lot of compression through tape saturation because of the clipping (its called brick wall compression, meaning compression with a ratio of 1:infinity, you can achieve this with a limiter too, i...
by stranded horse
Sat Jun 18, 2011 9:06 pm
Forum: INSTRUMENTS : BASS
Topic: Sansamp Bassdriver vs Compressor
Replies: 14
Views: 26283

Ta for that info - It looks to me that the zoom r16 has pretty much all the connections you need to make decent recordings, but it doesn't have insert points, so you can't connect outboard compressors at the right level (unless, as I mentioned before, the unit hass instrument level ins). Therefore,...
by stranded horse
Sat Jun 18, 2011 1:27 am
Forum: INSTRUMENTS : BASS
Topic: Sansamp Bassdriver vs Compressor
Replies: 14
Views: 26283

Our bassist uses an active Washburn bass, plugged directly into the mixing desk. We tried the Line Out of 2 bass amps we got there, one Trace Elliott and one Laney and it didn't make a difference so we figured we wouldnt need them. On all the Soundcloud tracks you hear there is added compression on ...
by stranded horse
Fri Jun 17, 2011 5:03 pm
Forum: INSTRUMENTS : BASS
Topic: Compressor on Bass
Replies: 0
Views: 11157

Compressor on Bass

Which compressor do you like on your dub bass, and which settings do you prefer?
by stranded horse
Fri Jun 17, 2011 4:42 pm
Forum: INSTRUMENTS : BASS
Topic: Sansamp Bassdriver vs Compressor
Replies: 14
Views: 26283

But what do you think is more important for a dubby bass? an amp simlulator like the sansamp or a compressor? By the way more than 300 Euro is no option in either case.

cheers, Franz
by stranded horse
Thu Jun 16, 2011 11:36 am
Forum: INSTRUMENTS : BASS
Topic: Sansamp Bassdriver vs Compressor
Replies: 14
Views: 26283

Sansamp Bassdriver vs Compressor

Hello, we have some money left for one piece of equipment to improve our bass sound. Now we plug the bass straight into the mixing desk, without a DI Box or anything, but its an active bass, so we dont get a lot of noise from it. It runs into 2 big 18 inch Zeck cabinets. So we are not sure where to ...
by stranded horse
Fri Jun 10, 2011 1:31 pm
Forum: EFFECTS : REVERB : SPRING REVERB : FISHER K-10 SPACEXPANDER
Topic: Fisher Space Expander Restoration Checklist (please help me)
Replies: 7
Views: 22161

Ok, I didnt have time to finish the project until now. I have replaced all the broken caps and all the electrolytics, no matter if they looked broken or not, because I assumed they were dried out. I replaced the 4 way cap with 4 single caps. I also had to replace a few resistors that were broken. I ...
by stranded horse
Thu Jun 09, 2011 12:28 pm
Forum: EFFECTS : REVERB : SPRING REVERB : FISHER K-10 SPACEXPANDER
Topic: Spacexpander logo
Replies: 2
Views: 13777

Spacexpander logo

Someone has got the SpaceExpander logo as a gif or jpg on their computer and wouldn't mind sharing?
I almost finished my project (pics will follow) and want to put the logo on it

cheers, Franz
by stranded horse
Sat Jun 04, 2011 10:53 pm
Forum: PRODUCTIONS BY USERS OF THIS SITE
Topic: Live-Band take on a Lee Perry classic
Replies: 4
Views: 3982

My bandmates complained that the mix is too bass heavy and lacks clarity and treble. I guess I need new headphones, because mine (Sony CD750) really lack in bass, so I always boost it too much and end up with a mushy mix on regular speakers; also the drums have a lot more presence on headphones. Sti...
by stranded horse
Thu Jun 02, 2011 6:56 pm
Forum: PRODUCTIONS BY USERS OF THIS SITE
Topic: Live-Band take on a Lee Perry classic
Replies: 4
Views: 3982

Live-Band take on a Lee Perry classic

http://soundcloud.com/beatwise-and-dubhead/rumble-jungle-dub Please tell me what you think, and what we could improve. Specially what you think about my EQing/Mixing skills, because I'm pretty new to this. I know our playing, specially mine on the guitar, isn't the best, but it was very late and we ...
by stranded horse
Fri Apr 29, 2011 7:48 pm
Forum: PRODUCTIONS BY USERS OF THIS SITE
Topic: first try with live band dubbing
Replies: 4
Views: 3992

Our biggest doubts are always our song structures, i.e. when do we change parts etc, because we don't have lyrics to follow like in a reggae track, so we often feel like we get lost in a part and dont keep it interesting enough for the listener. What would be your approach to that, if you were to co...
by stranded horse
Fri Apr 29, 2011 7:21 pm
Forum: PRODUCTIONS BY USERS OF THIS SITE
Topic: first try with live band dubbing
Replies: 4
Views: 3992

first try with live band dubbing

http://soundcloud.com/beatwise-and-dubhead/dub-model-new-version We are still kind of stuggling with technical limitations, we just have an 8 track mixer and a tape echo with an antique tape in it (ive ordered new ones though) we are all instrumentalists and none of us is a decent dub engineer yet, ...
by stranded horse
Mon Apr 25, 2011 12:18 am
Forum: PRODUCTIONS BY USERS OF THIS SITE
Topic: Greetings from Echo Monster... and some dubs to check out
Replies: 3
Views: 3628

Hey, cool stuff
I really like Mayday because of the bassline

regards,
Franz
by stranded horse
Sat Apr 09, 2011 1:38 am
Forum: INSTRUMENTS : DUB SIRENS
Topic: build a cheap dub siren
Replies: 5
Views: 16809

Hey I build this kit too. How exactly did you wire the jack and the 3 switches replacing the dipswitch?

regards, Franz
by stranded horse
Thu Mar 24, 2011 11:50 pm
Forum: MIXING DESKS
Topic: your track layout
Replies: 3
Views: 13134

your track layout

what is your track layout on your mixer? I hope it's not a big secret. I play in a live dub band, and at the moment I'm unsure if I we need the extra channel for the hi hat, but then again I wasn't succesful yet micing it so I get snare and high hat with one microphone. We use an Fostex 8 Channel Mi...
by stranded horse
Thu Mar 24, 2011 9:12 pm
Forum: EFFECTS : DELAY : TAPE DELAY : ROLAND (SPACE ECHO, 101, 301, ..)
Topic: Tape Echo Maintenance
Replies: 3
Views: 15154

In my unit the tape is fixed an has no slack anyways, so I can't insert a longer tape. But I found some replacement tapes on mytapeecho.com
I hope the new tape will deal with the problem

cheers,
Franz