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Old 11-16-2010, 02:22 PM   #11 (permalink)
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My god freebase, what a nice corded telephone!!! Probably a real pleasure to dial up some friends.
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Old 11-16-2010, 02:28 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Old 11-16-2010, 02:30 PM   #13 (permalink)
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But seriously what is the gear under it? Thats a mean looking rack.
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Old 11-16-2010, 02:52 PM   #14 (permalink)
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Underneath is a Mackie 16 channel mixer. Kind of overkill at the moment because my drums are in storage and I rarely need to record through more than one channel simultaneously while the drum mics are out of the equation, so I pretty much just used (at the time of the picture) it as a hub to give everything a dedicated channel that needed one, and those channels each go into its own input on my audio interface. Eliminated the need for plugging and unplugging all the time.

Then there's a simple passive direct box, some headphones that I'm going to miss if they ever break because I don't think they make them anymore. JVC HAM1000. Been having them for years and they're solid and sound good. I know them so well, I can do entire mixes on them with good results... so if they ever bite it, I'll be sad.

Under that are 4 Behringer rackmount processors. Enhancer, MultiFX, EQ, and Compressor. Being Behringer, they're nothing special but they're good for sculpting what comes out of the guitar pedal below or the synth above. Even then, I usually end up doing EQ and compression and all that in my music program, so they're mostly unused unless I'm trying to experiment and get a certain sound before using it. They also come in handy on the halfstack, but I barely used it at the time of that photo, and now that I live in an apartment, it's in storage indefinitely.

Below that is a Digitech RP500 modeling pedal. Has some really good distortions based on a lot of popular cabs, heads and microphones. It's a lot more useful for my current situation where I can't blast away on the halfstack.

Below that is some really gross carpet. I'm so glad I don't live there anymore, but it sucks to not be able to make noise now. Most of my gear is currently in storage and I'm itching to play with it all again. Especially my drums.
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Old 11-16-2010, 03:08 PM   #15 (permalink)
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Im really only familiar with that RP500. Those are great multi fx units. Personally I think hey sound 10x better than those blasted POD's. (I even own a pod, and still hate it. Sounds generic and lame)

Ill bet you can get some good tweak-age out of that EQ/Compressor though. And im just curious, when recording are you going into the units then computer or just putting mic up to your amp?

I also have the same problem. A pretty nice kit that iv put alot of money and time into but can not play since I live downtown where neighbors are everywhere. I hate people who want to live in peace
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Old 11-16-2010, 03:56 PM   #16 (permalink)
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Yea, I've heard mixed reviews about the pods and when researching which modeling pedal to get I ultimately went with the RP500 because the reviews were pretty good.

Regarding recording, for guitar it really depended on the situation. The RP500 sounds good enough to record straight in to the audio interface and onto a track in the music program, so for that I didn't need any additional processing that couldn't be achieved in the program itself. But the rack processors were good for sculpting the sound between the RP500 and the head. (which is a Line-6 Spider...ughhh...)
The cool thing about the RP500 is it has an amp bypass that lets you output straight into a head and use the head on clean channel as the amplifier for the cab. Simply routing the output of the pedal into the rack processors keeping everything at line level and then you run that through a the direct box in reverse to match impedance and plug into the guitar input on the head. In that scenario, I would obviously be recording with a mic and that mic would lead to the mixer, which led to the audio interface and into the music program. That created a far more flexible way to get a custom sound rather than just editing the patches on the pedal only.

I do [did] that same thing with the synth, even running it through the cab to capture a particular tone or go further with FX by running it through the multiFX rack unit along the way.

Like I said, it really depended on what I was trying to do. Now I'm with far less options so pretty much everything happens direct in.
Aside from that, for acoustic guitar or vocals, it's pretty standard I guess, as I just record with a condenser and run it through the mixer (for phantom power and the preamps on the Mackie are nice) and into the audio interface. I don't use any of the rack processors in that path because there's no undoing that and I get better results with plugins.
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Old 11-20-2010, 02:41 PM   #18 (permalink)
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Old 11-20-2010, 02:45 PM   #19 (permalink)
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Jesus thats one ****ing huge picture. At least its awsome, I might kill a man for one. Only a Mini Moog pedal could be better!
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Well this is all 3 of them, but I'm still a piano guy, for better or worse.
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