Recording

Recording:

I used to use Syntrillium – Cool Edit for all my recording, but they sold out to Adobe who turned it into Audition (with some impressive upgrades and all of the loopology loops included).

I also have the T.C. Electronics Power Core PCI card – it’s pretty cool and when you purchase it you can download X3 for free – it’s basically a software version of their famous Finalizer.

As of 4-1-05, I’m using the Waves Diamond Bundle Plug-ins (vst) – all I can say is “holy crap- how did I live without this?”.

I record vocals through an AKG C414 B-ULs microphone into a tube pre direct into m-audio delta 1010lt cards – with two of these cards loaded into a P4 w/ 2 GB DDR memory I built myself (from a barebones kit I bought from Tiger Direct), I’ve got a rock solid 16 tracks simultaneous recording PC that works great.

Equipment:

Mixing Boards: Mackie 1604 VLZ Mixer, Behringer Eurodesk MX3282A 32 Channel Mixer with 8 subgroups.

Microphones: AKG C414 B-ULs, Cad E-100, Shure SM 58 Beta, [7] SM 57’s, Shure SM 81 Shotgun (for Hi-Hats), AKG D-112 (kick drum), [5] AKG C-418 (for horns and percussion), [3] Sennheiser MD 421 II (for toms), [2] MXL 990 (cymbal overheads)

FX: T.C. Electronic G-Major , T.C. Electronic M-One XL, Alesis Quadraverb, Yamaha GEP 50, Korg rack tuner, Heil Talkbox, a bunch of foot pedals fx (mostly BOSS, but I’ve got some distortion pedals like the Love pedal and the obligatory Tube Screamer – but not the Hendrix perm or the inevitable pinhole burns all down the front of my favorite satiny shirt) and a crybaby wah-wah.

Monitors- JBL 4206’s, Tannoy Reveals, Samson Resolv subwoofer, Alesis reference power amp.

Guitars: Roland-ready Fender Strat, Modified Kramer with Kahler super-tuner tremolo, EMG pickups and GK2 Roland Midi pickup (for my Roland guitar synth), Takamine Acoustic.

Basses: Gibson Grabber and a Fender Jazz Bass Special that I removed the frets from and loaded with vintage P-bass pickups.

Amps: Mesa Boogie Mark III Limited Edition, Gallien-Krueger 400 Bass head with a cabinet loaded with a 15″ JBL and 2 EV 10″ speakers, and a Fender Blues Deluxe.

Keyboards: Korg Triton and E-MU Proteus. The E-MU is also running the Proteus X emulator module via a P4 with 1 Gb RAM and it is sweet. The grand pianos are simply amazing.


Drums: Tama Rockstar (with the Star-Cast tom mounts – it makes a HUGE difference suspending the toms by the rim rather than a mount on the side. The side mount really kills resonance), Zildjian Cymbals (a huge old K ride, New Beat 14″ hi-hats, an A 16″ Fast Crash, an 18″ medium crash that sounds kind of shitty live, but really good mic’ed, and a trashy cheap Wuhan China that sounds great), DW Double Bass pedal, and Ludwig, Tama and Pearl snares. Also LP congas and bongos and a bunch of percussion items like cabasa, fish, tamborines, chimes (all LP) and a cowbell (trust me, you’re gonna want that cowbell).

Some recording links:
Mix Online | Emusician | Tweak Headz | ProRec | Home Recording | Sonic Control | Remix Mag | PC Recording | Recording Depot | Pro Sound Web | Musicians Tech Central | Home Recording Connection | Record Production | GuitarPlayer.com | BassPlayer.com | KeyboardMag.com | EQmag.com | Backbeat Books

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