Category Archives: studio

five years of stupidity

Five years ago today, I started writing in this plastic box they call a blog. Today, I looked back on those early entries, and simply stared at myself with shock and amazement that I, a person with a modicum of … Continue reading

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Let’s hang out… outside

Hey, look! It’s a blog entry that has nothing at all to do with Things and Stuff, and on a Saturday, too! I bet you didn’t expect that, did you? Oh, no, of course not! Why would I go and … Continue reading

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Another complete waste of *time*

People do the strangest things, then go off and tell other people to do even stranger ones. Why? No idea! Welcome to human nature, I suppose. Due to the events of last week, causing a temporary scale-back of TBRN services … Continue reading

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The Kel Audio HM2D has arrived, finally!

To say “that took long enough” would be kind of an understatement. First of all, I’d like to actually congratulate Canada Post on being pretty fast about getting the microphone from Winnipeg to my local post office (shipped last Thursday, … Continue reading

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More microphone madness

You all surely know by now that if I have a single vice in the world, it’s studio equipment. I particularly enjoy playing with different types of microphones, though I haven’t really figured out why: it’s just a hobby of … Continue reading

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No Things and Stuff for June 13 or 20, 2009, but pointless ramblings

Well, what do ya know? I’m actually writing in the blog again, properly this time, rather than in the guise of a delayed, semi-automated RSS feed. How’s that for something? Not impressed? Oh well, it’s all good. I’m not either. … Continue reading

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Marshall MXL-603 pair on a fake Jecklin disk

A bit over three years ago, I got a mic from nick6489 via ck1012 while in New York, this being the Marshall Electronics MXL-603 pencil condenser mic, mainly used for instrument micing. This is a 20mm small diaphragm condenser, quite … Continue reading

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Almost six years of service comes to an end

After nearly six years of use, my Behringer Autocom pro MDX 4400 is dying. Sure, most of you probably won’t care, and, To be honest, I don’t either. I have much nicer stuff now. For the past two months or … Continue reading

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swimming in the studio

Hi, and welcome to a rather annoyed Borris. North Carolina is, for once, getting quite a bit of rain. Unfortunately, my basement is receiving quite a bit of it as well, the bulk of which is being collected by my … Continue reading

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More things I want, don’t need, and won’t buy

I want an 8-channel compressor/limiter/gate for the drum kit. There are only a couple of problems: My prefered store, Full Compass, only sells a couple of dedicated 8-channel units, which says a lot given the wide variety of things they … Continue reading

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It’s all about the headphones?

Yep, it’s another one of these things, which will end up being slightly boring, a little bit dull, and just a tad on the blah side, but that’s me on a summary page. So, what else is new? Yesterday, my … Continue reading

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I never thought…

I never thought I would buy a Shure microphone. Well, I just did. In this case, it’s a Shure SM85 hand-held condenser. “What prompted this,” you might ask? Well, this is a rather valid question, given that I already have … Continue reading

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Drugie, the new studio box?

As many will no doubt know by now, even if many don’t care all that much, my main desktop, Rimmington, died nearly a month ago. Since then, I’ve been using the laptop for everything but studio stuff. I’ve been looking … Continue reading

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Equation RP21 headphones: any good?

Apparently, my Sennheiser HD-280 headphones, which I rather like, are dying. Both of the ear pads are falling apart, and the cable wants to shove off as well. Although the cable and earpads are field replaceable, the cost for buying … Continue reading

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another thing I want

After playing around a bit with the Audix FF-15 overhead mic, I’ve decided that I now want a hyper-cardioid condensor or dynamic for vocals, not just a standard cardioid. This is due to the fact that, although it’s not designed … Continue reading

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Man, I’m dumb!

The drum mics, snake, patch bay and various cables arrived today. Only then did I find out that the actual mounting hardware for the mics, well… doesn’t come with them. I was under the impression that it did, but I … Continue reading

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I am not a groundhog!

That’s right, folks. The second most pointless day of the year is upon us again, that being Ground Hog Day. If you don’t know what that is, fear not, as you aren’t missing anything spectacular. However, if you’re still curious, … Continue reading

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My rack is too fat — it needs to slim down!

Hi all you wonderful cardboard tubes out there, and welcome to another Thursday, and, if I’m not mistaken, the thirtieth anniversary of Elvis’s death… Yes, he did really die, despite what other people have said. Higher plain of existence? I … Continue reading

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Don’t buy a Phonic a6500! They’re bad for you!

As some may recall (those that really care), I had some problems with my Phonic A6500 dual band compressor which I bought it May. It leaned slightly to the left and clipped out in a very bad way. Feeling that … Continue reading

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I’ve really done it now!

OK, I’ve really gone and broken myself now. I’ve successfully ordered a Yamaha Motif XS keyboard with an M-Audio sustain pedal capable of half pedaling. Apparently the XS pianos can take advantage of this. Total price for everything, including shipping: … Continue reading

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