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Old 29th December 2011
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I'm not Rob but there are a lot of great U47 clones out there for a decent price.

Although not a U47 clone the CAD M179 is a great "affordable" mic that I love on Tom's, Kick & Guitar.

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hi rob,

thanks for the detailed answer about the drum recording on the sweet thing record.
Do you remember which guitar amp was used to record the song "winter night"?

Could you recommend a (cheap) mic to use as a "bassdrum-rim" mic?


thanks so much in advance.


cheers


alex
Old 30th December 2011
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Hey Rob,

What converters are you referring to? And which ones do you fancy in particular?
Genex which are no longer available and still sound real good.
Old 3rd January 2012
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first crossover is completed for the 4311's experiment.

3 way 2nd order linkwitz-riley.

gonna have it be external running wires thru the port.

Rob Schnapf-crossover.jpg
Old 21st January 2012
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Hey Rob, thanks for staying plugged in to this epic post and answering everyone's questions so graciously. Enjoyed following the progress of your MCI; totally reminded me of my home remodel.

I've been through the whole thread and enjoyed the tale of GBV's How's My Drinking. Really love the guitar sounds all the way through Isolations Drills. Would you mind sharing some details around the guitar set ups? The overtones come through so clear without being piercing. Very musical.

Anyway, big fan! Thanks for sharing.
Old 21st January 2012
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Hmmm thats a hard one.
A bit foggy but i'll tell you what i remember.
Bob played thru an AC30 or AC15. Maybe it was a 330.
Doug gillard was some blend of les paul hi watt marshall.
With some solos thru a mesa that i cant remember.
Nate was a tel thru a laney AOR.
There was also a DR Z KT45 AC50 DR103
I think there were both h watt and marshall cabs around.
Teles, les pauls, sg jr, 330, riviera 12, J50, epi texan,
Sister I Need Wine was 4 acoustics
Around a 67 in omni. Then doubled.
Thats what i remember.
Old 21st January 2012
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Hey Rob, thanks for staying plugged in to this epic post and answering everyone's questions so graciously. Enjoyed following the progress of your MCI; totally reminded me of my home remodel.
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Yeah funny, it was sort of a similiar hell to doing a home remodel,
Except it took way longer.........
but now its just memories and stories.

There is still one more final wave to do to the console and then its done.
The EQ mod was quite outstanding.
We had circuit boards made And added an eq board to each module with inducters and expanding the eq, freq wise. Also john musgrave then designed a simple relay replacement bardand we had those made and replaced all relays with these new ones.
That got rid of a bunch funkyness.
And made console from module to module waymore stable and sonically similiar.
Old 23rd January 2012
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Yeah funny, it was sort of a similiar hell to doing a home remodel,
Except it took way longer.........
but now its just memories and stories.
Hopefully it's like giving birth, where (I'm told) the memory of the pain disappears.

Thanks for the info on Iso Drills. I've never been able to catch the overtones from any setup the way you guys did on some of those tunes.

Also, the harmonium on The Enemy was an inspired choice. Makes the end of that song just, huge.

Got a name for that board yet? Seems like it should have a name after all you went through.

Thanks again, Rob!
Old 23rd January 2012
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Well there is three types of great pickups being recorded.
Tele P90 humbucker soerhaps thats part of the overtone thing you talking about.
Could also be how the inversions or chord voicings are stacking or a combo of that.
or none of the above......
Every song has this basicsetup as it was everybody playin live,
Including bob.
I wish i could remember more. Just cant seem to jog the memory.
I know on The Enemy the good take had a crash that cracked on the outro
And we just went with it because it was obviously the one.
Could,ve overdubbed a cymbal but we ended up needing the tracks for strings
Or something cant remember. But listen to it and you'll notice evrytime jim goes to hit the crash it is barely there.....
Old 24th January 2012
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I know on The Enemy the good take had a crash that cracked on the outro
And we just went with it because it was obviously the one.
Could,ve overdubbed a cymbal but we ended up needing the tracks for strings
Or something cant remember. But listen to it and you'll notice evrytime jim goes to hit the crash it is barely there.....
Awesome. I'd always thought he just sorta laid out on those hits, but it makes much more sense now, given that the 'missing' note was always on OHL.

Three more questions if you're up for them. First, did you stick with the standard 57/occasional 67 setup on the guitar cabs?

Second, do you recall the setup for vocals on the Eisley record? Really curious if any of Michael Joly's creations saw some action there.

Lastly, what was it like to work with Booker T and the Roots? I'll hang up and listen.
Old 25th January 2012
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Three more questions if you're up for them. First, did you stick with the standard 57/occasional 67 setup on the guitar cabs?

Second, do you recall the setup for vocals on the Eisley record? Really curious if any of Michael Joly's creations saw some action there.

Lastly, what was it like to work with Booker T and the Roots? I'll hang up and listen.
The way i remember it is its al 57's on the electrics.

Eisley vocals i think was a 67 APi distressor LA3A

I didnt acutally get to work with the roots.
They recorded for a week and then i got the sent the tracks.
The songs were kinda long form jams with motifs and melodies.
I had to take the weedwacker to it and give it shape and form and whip it into something.
It was quite an interesting endeavor.
Old 26th January 2012
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what Roots track(s) was that rob?

cheers, jeremy
Old 26th January 2012
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Its booker t jones road from memphis. He is backed by the roots.
Old 4th March 2012
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Zen pro audio rules.
Good coffee
Old 7th March 2012
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Have a good experience recently??
Old 8th March 2012
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Vintage King is opening a new store/showroom on Sunset at the east end of Echo Park. They're telling me it's suppose to be spectacular....
Old 8th March 2012
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Yup. Thats the word.


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Vintage King is opening a new store/showroom on Sunset at the east end of Echo Park. They're telling me it's suppose to be spectacular....
Old 8th March 2012
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The one thing that is sorely missing in LA is a nice high end monitor selection set up, which VK has the capability of addressing nicely...
Old 8th March 2012
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I have heard this rumor for a year or more.
Is it finally a reality?
That would be cool.
Old 9th March 2012
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Vintage King is opening a new store/showroom on Sunset at the east end of Echo Park. They're telling me it's suppose to be spectacular....
They got so lucky on the address. It is -

1176 Sunset Blvd

How Rock & Roll is that?
Old 9th March 2012
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That rules


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They got so lucky on the address. It is -

1176 Sunset Blvd

How Rock & Roll is that?
Old 9th March 2012
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Yeah, it's real and will be open soon. We will all probably get an email soon about the opening party.
Old 9th March 2012
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Cool it would be fun to meet up for a geekfest



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Yeah, it's real and will be open soon. We will all probably get an email soon about the opening party.
Old 9th March 2012
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Now they just need to roast their own coffee.
Old 10th April 2012
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When is this store supposed to open?
Old 10th April 2012
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Was suppose to open in fall. This blog says they're in the 'final days' of completion SaS blog

This article from last year gives a hint to how cool it's suppose to be> Vintage King Audio & Infrasonic Sound To Open Audio Facility in Los Angeles at 1176 Sunset Blvd., Echo Park | Sound and Structure Commissioned As Studio Designer

I just sent an email off to Jason @ VK to get an update. I would expect they would send me an email with opening pharty dates (along with everyone else on their email list).
Old 10th April 2012
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I drove by there a while back and I noticed a "VK" sign in their gate and some cars in there. Might be by appointment only.
Old 11th April 2012
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Hey guys... Off topic I know... But do any of you know a tech that works on tape decks? My guy gave up working on tape machines...cursing their existence

Old 11th April 2012
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Got a email back from VK, didn't give a date for the opening, only that I'll get an invitation b4 they open (as probably all others on their email list).
Old 11th April 2012
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Hey guys... Off topic I know... But do any of you know a tech that works on tape decks? My guy gave up working on tape machines...cursing their existence
What kind of tape machine?
Old 11th April 2012
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Otari MTR 90 mrk 2
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