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September 4, 2008 | 6:36 pm

...long time since I uploaded anything here.

The reason is overload of work. Quite strange since my line of work is music. I have been working full time composing and arranging stuff from January up til now. AND have getting paid for it.

However, today I started to record what eventually will become an EP. I hired a studio and started to record the guitars for BLUE, and after about 2 hours of recording the computer crashed and everything was erased. Crap!

Next week I'll buy myself a good microphone and start recording at home! Any hints of microphones good for guitars and vocals?
Cheers!
/Mr B

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here's an iComp 'blooper' I spotted recently smiley

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Artist Page Send Message September 4, 2008 | 10:16 pm
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rode nt1a is a good condensor mic which is very reasonable in price, I use for vox and geetar.
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Artist Page Send Message September 5, 2008 | 1:22 am
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Don't know what a blooper is, I'm Swedish, but hey, I've been played on the radio! Great!

And I will check the rode nt1a.

Thanks!
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Artist Page Send Message September 5, 2008 | 3:11 am
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A blooper is an unfortunate mistake, often one with a risque connotation (as in zallaz's example!).

Regarding microphones, it depends on your budget, of course. I was recently given a StudioProjects B1 for my birthday -- wait, that wasn't recent at all... Darn, shows how long it's been since I've recorded anything!

Anyway, StudioProjects B1. Very nice microphone, very high quality. Good enough that it took a while to find a way to record it without tons of background noise or echo from the small rooms in my house, in fact.

I've used it to record my voice, which came out as well as could be expected given the quality of my vocals -- clear, clean recording, every nuance captured precisely. Much better than my old condenser. More recently I used it to record an acoustic guitar; here I direct-injected the guitar into a Korg AX5A, then placed the B1 a few feet away in the middle of the room to pick up the far-field sound; I recorded the two simultaneously and blended the result together in Logic. I had to invert the phase of the microphone signal because of where I'd placed the mic, but when I did so I got a beautifully rich, warm, full sound which was better than anything I've achieved using just DI or my old mic.

As for electric guitars, I'd probably be more tempted to lean toward a Shure SM57. Condensers do have their advantages for guitar amps, but the SM57 is a tried and tested standard for the kind of music I make (which tends to the heavy end of the spectrum, although is hardly 'extreme' by genre standards).

-Eido
Artist Page Send Message September 6, 2008 | 12:34 pm
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"Put a peephole in my bra..."! I get it!

Thanks Eidolonia, I will check "your" microphones first thing in the morning.
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Artist Page Send Message September 7, 2008 | 5:39 am
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After a looot of tests I've finally bought myself a mic. An AKG C414B -XLII.

I also got myself the Reason DVD "Abbey Road Keyboards". It has some interesting names on the presets, like Life in a Day, Strawberry Feel, and Penny Piano...
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Artist Page Send Message October 31, 2008 | 10:09 am

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