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post #1606 of 1807

Nathan how long will you have the MD's until?

post #1607 of 1807

Maybe two weeks.

post #1608 of 1807

If we don't setup a meet within the next while maybe I could listen to the MD's and you could listen to the X1.

post #1609 of 1807

Sure, let me know what works for you.

 

Not too many people have piped in for when they'd like to do a meet. Maybe I should just arbitrarily pick something (like I usually do).

 

 

edit: whoa I'm at 9k posts...

post #1610 of 1807
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Well let me know acidbasement of your decision.

 

I think I'm going to hold onto them for another little while.  I need to sink some cash into a recording setup, and that means no more upgrades to the playback system for awhile.

post #1611 of 1807

Ok. Well when you do decide to sell let me know. Nathan, are you thinking of making a date for a small meet or should I just setup a time that work for us to meet?

post #1612 of 1807

Sounds good Andrew, and I'll let you know if a good deal pops up elsewhere for one.

post #1613 of 1807
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I think I'm going to hold onto them for another little while.  I need to sink some cash into a recording setup, and that means no more upgrades to the playback system for awhile.

 

L&M had a big demo sale over the weekend. I was tempted to pick up some SM58's just to have them.

 

 

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 Nathan, are you thinking of making a date for a small meet or should I just setup a time that work for us to meet?

 

If we can do short notice, does this Sunday work? Anyone else?

post #1614 of 1807
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L&M had a big demo sale over the weekend. I was tempted to pick up some SM58's just to have them.

 

 

Never hurts to have an SM58 in the box.  My next mic purchase will probably be a matched pair of condensers for stereo recording.  For now though, I want to get a standalone multitrack recorder that will do 8 mics at once - I'm sick of recording in a PC (though I'll still edit there).  Tascam DP-32 is at the top of my list, but it seems unavailable (due to the tsunami, I've heard 2nd hand), so the runner-up is the Zoom R24.  The Zoom supposedly isn't as quiet in the preamp department, so I might look on ebay for a used Tascam...

post #1615 of 1807

Alas, those SM58's were gone within the first couple hours of their sale. They also had a set of Yorkville Elite E10p's that I wanted, but those too disappeared quickly. If you see anyone selling a set of compact PA speakers (QSC K-series, Yorkie Elites/Parasource, etc), let me know.

 

I don't have much experience on the recording end of things, so I'm no help there. Seems a decent price on the DP-32 here, with free shipping, available in March... http://www.avshop.ca/recording/digital-recorders/tascam-dp-32-32-track-digital-portastudio

post #1616 of 1807

Oh, that is a good price, thanks!   We'll see if it turns up in March - most online and brick/mortar retailers have had them backordered for months, so I'm not holding my breath.  I'd rather not get the Zoom recorder if I can help it, though it does have an impressive list of features.

 

You probably know already that SM58s and 57s are very commonly counterfeited, so it's important to get them from a reliable source.  There's a vid online with a guy taking a 57 "replica" apart to find a lump of lead where the transformer ought to be.

post #1617 of 1807

The SM57/58 were rental sales from Long & McQuade, so I'd assume they'd be legit. Shame I missed it though. They had 8 available and all were gone by the time I got there.

 

I've ordered from avshop before and they're pretty good with communications. You could always just drop them a line and see what the status for the tascam is.

post #1618 of 1807

I fancy the AT2020 myself.

post #1619 of 1807
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Originally Posted by Armaegis View Post
 

The SM57/58 were rental sales from Long & McQuade, so I'd assume they'd be legit. Shame I missed it though. They had 8 available and all were gone by the time I got there.

 

I've ordered from avshop before and they're pretty good with communications. You could always just drop them a line and see what the status for the tascam is.

 

Yeah, I online chatted with them just now, and the guy said the official communication from Tascam says delivery by March, but he's also heard that they've had difficulty due to the tsunami, so who knows.

 

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I fancy the AT2020 myself.

 

Apples and oranges.  The 2020 (budget studio condenser) has a totally different application from the SM58's (mainly live vocals, general all-rounder, smash it into a punk singer's forehead and it still sounds fine).  The thing about the SM58 is that it is the standard, for better or worse, and that makes some things easier when you're working with different people, because everyone from vocalist to sound tech is familiar with how to use it effectively.

The SM57 is one of the best bang-for-buck microphones - it's used in top studios with unlimited funds, and on every stage in the world.   Maybe not ideal for all applications, but it's tough to beat for miking a snare drum or guitar amp.


Edited by acidbasement - 2/19/14 at 1:31pm
post #1620 of 1807
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Originally Posted by acidbasement View Post
 

 

Apples and oranges.  The 2020 (budget studio condenser) has a totally different application from the SM58's (mainly live vocals, general all-rounder, smash it into a punk singer's forehead and it still sounds fine).  The thing about the SM58 is that it is the standard, for better or worse, and that makes some things easier when you're working with different people, because everyone from vocalist to sound tech is familiar with how to use it effectively.

 

Are we speaking from experience here?

 

(and were you the smasher, or the smashee? :biggrin:)

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