"The Time Is Magic" - guitar tweakers Unite!!!

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  1. batsbrew

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    http://soundcloud.com/bats-brew/bb01-the-time-is-magic


    for this one (title track of the new album) i decided to go all direct source, no microphones.

    i mixed it up all over the album, some songs are all mic, some are all direct, and some are mixed.


    recording setup:

    i use a pc based DAW, Sonar pro edition 6.0

    i have a maudio audiophile 192 sound card, with analog and digital inputs.
    i have (2) mic pres, a ART DPS with (2) tube pres and a digital convertor in it, and a A Designs Audio MP-1 class A tube mic preamp (mono).
    i route either of these thru a DBX MC-6 compressor, and either directly into the ART convertor, or to the soundcard analog inputs, with conversion occurring at the card.

    i use toontracks Superior drummer, and Sony Acid, for drum tracks. i use real drums whenever i can get a drummer to work for free!
    LOL

    guitar rig:
    my current recording technique (guitars) using a Weber Mass Lite and Palmer PDI-09.

    this is for all you guys who are looking for a 'quiet' way to capture full bore tube amp sounds into Sonar, without getting evicted or divorced.



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    https://taweber.powweb.com/weber/masslite.htm


    it works pretty well..

    here's how i use it:

    i go Mesa boogie Mark IIb 60 watt tube head /speaker out (8 or 4 ohm, it doesn't matter) into the Palmer PDI-09.

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    so, boogie speaker out into palmer 'INPUT', and then back out via the 'THRU', and that goes to the Weber, for attenuation.

    From the Weber, 'speaker out' to whatever cab i want to use (i have a demeter isolation cabinet available, if i want to play loud, the celestion greenback cab if i want to monitor 'open air'.)

    idea here is, if i want to record in the headphones, i can attenuate the piss out of the boogie, put it in the demeter, and you can't hear almost anything.....
    if i want to play loud, and play along with my monitors blasting my backing tracks, i can use my closed back 1x12 with the celestion, or into the demter, and play as loud as i want.. the palmer doesn't know the difference, only the weber comes into play, and since i'm not micing, there's no bleed over from the guitar cab and the monitors......

    so, the 'BAL. OUT' on the palmer, is an XLR out, that goes to my mic preamp, digital convertor, and into SONAR.
    the switches on the top of the palmer give me line level attenuation, and 3 different 'cab and mic' sounds.
    i like the NORMAL setting the best. It's all passive, the weber and the palmer, so i'm not introducing any kind of electrical noise at either of these two units.

    bass rig:
    i use either a Carvin LB70, or a Ibanez Micro short scale...
    run it into both a sansamp bass di and the boogie, set for bass tone.
    i blend the two signals together, to a single buss, and compress the whole on mixdown.



    guitar rig:
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    in the clip, it shows the tone you can get in Position #4 on the vintage white strat, with a Bill Lawrence 500L Humbucker and a middle position L280 pickup together, along with a Q filter on the tone control, that varies the inductance on the pickup(s) (it shows position #2 in the pic)




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  2. crzyfngers

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    very jeff beck-ish. yessir, i like it.
     
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    hehe, thanks crazy...
    my buddy gave it the 'insane controlled burn' tag....
    which i thought was kinda funny.
    i think it's more laid back than insane.
     
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    burningyen

    thanks for listening!
    glad you dig it
     
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    Yes! very cool track. :dude
     
  7. batsbrew

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    alright retrobob!

    thanks for checking this one out.....

    i didn't use this on THIS song, but on a couple of other ones off the album...
    another recording toy:
    iso cab open with boogie
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    inside pic:
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    demeter and boogie cropped tight
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    a saturday bump
     
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    ah.....
    the sunday bump.
    feels so good.....
     
  10. batsbrew

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    riding up at alta yesterday, what a day..
    man, lots of ideas popping up ,for new material.....
    will post some demos.........soon.....
     
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    looking for some more reviews....
     
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    lots of hits, but very few comments.....
     
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    friday morning bump
     
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    Very Nasty! You have been a naughty boy..LOL!! I really like it...
     
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    alright majordelt!!

    glad you dig it...
    and
    thanks for breaking the ice, man....
    we were in gridlock here!

    it's nice to get the work out there, and get some kind of feedback on it...
    keeps me on the path.
     

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