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Old 11-24-2012, 08:54 AM
mccallum mccallum is offline
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Great thread alohachris!

After a ton of question asking and re-budgeting this is what I currently use:

Microphones:
Rode NT1-A
Samson C01
Shure PG81
Shure PG58
Shure SM58
AKG D 8000M
Audix OM-5

Mic Preamp:
Focusrite Voicebox (Class A)

Equalization:
DOD SR231Q (31 band)

Signal Processing:
BBE 428i
Behringer DSP1100P (used as digital 31 band EQ)

DAW:
Reaper w/ Audacity

Headphones:
(1) AKG K 240 studio
(1) Sennheiser HD201
(2) AKG K 44
Beyerdynamic DT252 (wishlist)
Beyerdynamic DT 990 Pro (wishlist)

Monitors:
JBL

Mixer:
Behringer Xenyx X2442USB

Digital Recorder:
Fostex MR-8mkII

Amps:
DRIVE CD300
CRATE FlexWave 15R

Line Effects:
Digitech RP90
DI Box

Instruments:
Acoustic:
Taylor: 410ce-SL (Spruce/Koa)
Dean: EAB (Bass / Spruce/Mahogany)
Epiphone: AJ35S (Dreadnought / Spruce/Mahogany)
Takamine: EG523EC (Jumbo / Maple)
Cedar Creek: Mountain Dulcimer
Ibanez: M510-DVS Mandolin

Electric:
Spectrum Strat Replica
Ibanez RG2EX2

Keyboard:
Casio LX220

Percussion:
Percussion Plus 2 1/2 octave Bell Kit (F to C)
Cajon
Macho / Hembra Bongos
Foot Tambourine
Piccolo Cabasa
Mouth Harp


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Favorite recording techniques on acoustic guitar I place the PG81 and SM58 on a bar at 90deg approx 8" - 12" away from the guitar. The PG81 I have aimed at just below the 12th fret and the 58 at the neck. Occasionally I will also add an additional track with a 58 placed behind the body of the guitar to help capture bass.

I have recently started recording an 8 course Lute and I use the C01 approx 12" above and 3' away with the PG81 about 8" away aimed where the neck meets the body.
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For Vocals I use the C01 into the Focusrite into the X2442. I use an insert to route the signal to the DOD for additional control.
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Everything is routed out of the X2442 via subs to the Fostex recorder and then mixed in Reaper.





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2007 Taylor 410ce-SL (Spruce/Koa)
1998 Epiphone AJ35S-NA (Spruce/Mahogany)
2005 Takamine EG523SC (Lam. Maple b/s)
2007 Ibanez RG2EX2
2002 Cedar Creek Mountain Dulcimer
2011 Dean EAB Acc./Elec. Bass (Spruce/Mahogany)

Last edited by mccallum; 01-01-2013 at 12:08 PM. Reason: *equipment additions*
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