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A short blues in F.
This is the first recording using a pair of modified MXL 990s on amp cabinets and modded 991s on drums. I think they're going to be quite useable. Buy cheap Chinese mics and turn them into the mics you want. In this case I wanted a pair of fig.8 small diaphragm condensers for guitars and room mics. Royer ribbons would be nice, but I can't afford them.
Picture - mic capsule guts.
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Uploaded: Oct 24, 2012 - 11:46:59 AM
Last Updated: Oct 24, 2012 - 11:57:49 AM Last Played: Jan 30, 2017 - 06:04:08 PM
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Modified el cheapo mics from Guitar Center, Tascam US-1800 interface, MacBook
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richard13 said 1648 days ago (October 24th, 2012)
Whatever gets you through the night, Henry
but the music's way cool (as usual). And, also as usual, I took a copy, thank you. (PS: I like the idea of a "literal" title ;-)
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H3nry said 1647 days ago (October 24th, 2012)
Couldn't resist...
...the title.
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johnwhitehead said 1647 days ago (October 24th, 2012)
Check
What a tasty, yummy track. Fine musicianship on display here. What exactly did you do to enhance cheap mics? In english, please. I'm a techno-klutz!
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H3nry said 1647 days ago (October 24th, 2012)
Mods
Too much for a quick answer. I've been fooling around with these mics for a couple of months. They feel "finished" now. They sound smooth and natural. Figure-8 small condensers are hard to find, and I wanted a pair. Some modifications panned out, some didn't, but I took pictures and I'll do a write-up for audioimprov.com.
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Soundhound said 1647 days ago (October 24th, 2012)
Mic's sound great....
Cool track good feel, very real....

Well done.....
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PeterB7858 said 1647 days ago (October 25th, 2012)
Mic check
Sounding great through my headphones. Great dynamics and a fine sense of space. Fine musicianship and a cool track. What more can one ask for? Thanks, Henry. Take care, Peter.
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H3nry said 1647 days ago (October 25th, 2012)
It was a good set.
I wish I'd put up a pair of room mics. This would have made a nice live recording. The audience sounds like they're in the next county.
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jiguma said 1646 days ago (October 25th, 2012)
Great sounding track!
I really enjoy this kind of jazz. beautifully played and recorded, and a perfect mix.
Excellent!
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SylviaD said 1645 days ago (October 26th, 2012)
Yup!
It checks out just fine to my ears! Great groove going on here.
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Name: Henry Spragens
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