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by ken
Wed Nov 13, 2019 2:02 pm
Forum: Television
Topic: His Dark Materials
Replies: 3
Views: 58

Re: His Dark Materials

I watched some of the first episode but didn't get hooked. I read the books a while ago and vaguely remember I would start it out thinking, "meh" and then read the whole thing and get the next one. I may be having the same reaction to this adaptation.
by ken
Fri Nov 01, 2019 12:55 pm
Forum: Currently Digging
Topic: New Music Friday - 11/1/19
Replies: 2
Views: 58

New Music Friday - 11/1/19

New Toro y Moi! What are you listening to today?
by ken
Thu Oct 31, 2019 9:17 am
Forum: Fight Discussions and Reviews
Topic: I was in the (Right Town, Wrong Address prefight)
Replies: 34
Views: 584

Re: I was in the (Right Town, Wrong Address prefight)

I already played lentils and buckwheat last week in I Used To Know You Better! Two of my shakers are homemade using tiny Writer’s Tears whiskey bottles 3/4 filled with the aforementioned foods. I tried to use eggs, flour, and milk, and then realized the title wasn't I Used to Know you BATTER! Wha-w...
by ken
Tue Oct 29, 2019 2:06 pm
Forum: Song Fight! Live
Topic: Song Fight! Live #20 in 2020 for Song Fight! 20th anniversary SF
Replies: 31
Views: 760

Re: Song Fight! Live #20 in 2020 for Song Fight! 20th anniversary SF

If my memory is correct, that car crash was at a different space called the Werepad. I think Ken Flagg hooked us up with them.
by ken
Fri Oct 25, 2019 11:11 am
Forum: Help and How To
Topic: ‘Decent’ cheap gear guides?
Replies: 15
Views: 239

Re: ‘Decent’ cheap gear guides?

for acoustic I record with the MXL in the room a foot or two away, Yikes, and also YES! I tend to mic acoustic about 6 inches away with the mic pointed where the neck meets the body. I'd expect a mic a foot or two away to bring in a ton of the room sound, which could be totally awesome, or not - de...
by ken
Fri Oct 25, 2019 9:14 am
Forum: Help and How To
Topic: ‘Decent’ cheap gear guides?
Replies: 15
Views: 239

Re: ‘Decent’ cheap gear guides?

Thanks for the clarification. There is tons of cheap gear out there, but I'd suggest buying fewer nicer things than amassing a crazy collection of okay. (I know this from experience.) Ujn's suggestion of MXL gear is a good one. I'm not much of a fan of Behringer, but it certainly is cheap and some o...
by ken
Fri Oct 25, 2019 8:18 am
Forum: Currently Digging
Topic: Battles- Juice B Crypts
Replies: 2
Views: 71

Re: Battles- Juice B Crypts

I haven't really fallen for a Battles record since Mirrored, which was amazing. I'll certainly check this out today and could be interested in seeing them, so hit me up when you hear about dates/tix.
by ken
Fri Oct 25, 2019 8:15 am
Forum: Help and How To
Topic: ‘Decent’ cheap gear guides?
Replies: 15
Views: 239

Re: ‘Decent’ cheap gear guides?

I'm not really sure what you are asking. Are you looking for an audio interface - something to go between your mics and your computer? Are you looking for more microphones? All of the above?
by ken
Fri Oct 18, 2019 8:24 am
Forum: Currently Digging
Topic: New Music Friday - 10/18/19
Replies: 2
Views: 91

New Music Friday - 10/18/19

See anything new and exciting today?

I'm starting with Jimmy Eat World - Surviving, and then plan to check out clipping. - There Existed an Addiction to Blood.

What's your plan?
by ken
Fri Oct 18, 2019 8:11 am
Forum: Fight Discussions and Reviews
Topic: Before you were famous (I Used to Know You Better prefight)
Replies: 31
Views: 653

Re: Before you were famous (I Used to Know You Better prefight)

Almost made it this week. Maybe I'll submit it late if I can find time (and the skill) to record the guitar solo and mix properly.
by ken
Fri Oct 18, 2019 7:13 am
Forum: Help and How To
Topic: Pyle SM57 Copy
Replies: 3
Views: 128

Pyle SM57 Copy

Hi All, Moving this conversation to a new thread. I recommended the PylePro PDMIC78 as a cheap and good sounding microphone. Below are a couple of quick clips I made so you can hear it on acoustic guitar and vocals. I tried to make an entry for this week's fight, but ran out of time. The acoustic gu...
by ken
Thu Oct 17, 2019 8:47 am
Forum: Help and How To
Topic: Ssssssssssssssssibilance
Replies: 17
Views: 282

Re: Ssssssssssssssssibilance

Yes, so sorry. That is the wrong link. I meant to link you to their SM57 knock off: https://www.amazon.com/Professional-Han ... 005BSOVRY/
by ken
Wed Oct 16, 2019 10:32 am
Forum: Help and How To
Topic: Ssssssssssssssssibilance
Replies: 17
Views: 282

Re: Ssssssssssssssssibilance

I highly recommend the PylePro PDMIC78 which sounds a lot like my transformer removed Shure Sm57 for cheap. Have you used it on many sound sources? Vox, acoustic, amps etc.,? I've mostly used it for guitar amps and vocals. It sounds good on both. I'm fairly sure it doesn't have a transformer, so th...
by ken
Tue Oct 15, 2019 1:18 pm
Forum: Podcasts
Topic: Your favorite music podcast?
Replies: 12
Views: 374

Re: Your favorite music podcast?

Dolly Parton’s America https://pca.st/podcast/993678d0-c1f1-0137-b70e-0acc26574db2 Wow, produced by Jad Abumrad from RadioLab! I also found a podcast called Smart Music Business and downloaded a few episodes to check out. It seems like it could be useful if you are still a musician trying to "make ...
by ken
Tue Oct 15, 2019 1:14 pm
Forum: Help and How To
Topic: Ssssssssssssssssibilance
Replies: 17
Views: 282

Re: Ssssssssssssssssibilance

...if you're recording with an SM57 :) (which I would think is a pretty decent mic for reducing these issues, although this guy suggests you can replace the transformer to improve it if you're into DIY. Personally, I'd try some other solutions first!) Not to hijack/sidetrack the conversation, but I...
by ken
Tue Oct 15, 2019 8:37 am
Forum: Help and How To
Topic: Ssssssssssssssssibilance
Replies: 17
Views: 282

Re: Ssssssssssssssssibilance

I find dynamic mics help to minimize sibilance. Cheap condenser mics makes it worse. There isn't much you can do if your voice is sibilant. Just keep trying different mics and positions until you find a way to minimize it.
by ken
Mon Oct 14, 2019 11:08 am
Forum: Currently Digging
Topic: New Music Friday - 10/11/19
Replies: 6
Views: 144

Re: New Music Friday - 10/11/19

I'm excited to check out the new Mark Kozelek/Petra Haden album per your recommendation, ken. MK has been a mixed bag for me. I was a big Sun Kil Moon fan, I loved "Ghosts of the Great Highway" so much but it's much more traditionally structured. The forays into stream-of-consciousness raw diary mu...
by ken
Mon Oct 14, 2019 9:43 am
Forum: Currently Digging
Topic: New Music Friday - 10/11/19
Replies: 6
Views: 144

Re: New Music Friday - 10/11/19

Forgot about the new Big Thief album Two Hands. I really like this band and their separate, but related albums this year are really good.
by ken
Mon Oct 14, 2019 9:41 am
Forum: Collaborations
Topic: Can anyone here totally shred?
Replies: 6
Views: 163

Re: Can anyone here totally shred?

You've got five suggestions. How about each one submits a couple of solos and you pick and choose your favorites?
by ken
Mon Oct 14, 2019 9:10 am
Forum: Currently Digging
Topic: New Music Friday - 10/11/19
Replies: 6
Views: 144

Re: New Music Friday - 10/11/19

I heard a little of the Kim Gordon as well seems really interesting. I listened to the Mark Kozelek/Petra Haden album over the weekend and it was FUCKING MIND BLOWING. I don't know how he writes those rambly story songs that sound like meta-diary pages set to music. Petra just add another layer of a...
by ken
Mon Oct 14, 2019 9:07 am
Forum: Collaborations
Topic: Can anyone here totally shred?
Replies: 6
Views: 163

Re: Can anyone here totally shred?

I was gonna say Mo as well, but Lunkhead is no slack either. Glennny and Paco are also shredders. How about Melvin?
by ken
Mon Oct 14, 2019 9:06 am
Forum: Concerts and Events
Topic: 1+1=0 by Frankie Big Face
Replies: 5
Views: 190

Re: 1+1=0 by Frankie Big Face

I saw an acoustic performance by Aaron Lee Tasjan this weekend and it reminded me of Frankie Big Face. I'm going to listen to this album right now.