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General 4-track Discussion / Re: Ambient tape loop
« Last post by mike on March 19, 2019, 07:17:17 AM »
Yeah! Vid coming out Friday on the process, Stefan.

The taping together of the tape is the part that takes the longest for sure, Jason!
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General 4-track Discussion / Re: Lifestyle hack: Workplace Light
« Last post by mike on March 19, 2019, 07:14:10 AM »
Oh, thanks for reminding me, re: Bossa Nova. I made the drum loops if you want to do some experimenting of your own! https://424recording.bandcamp.com/album/hammond-auto-vari-64-drum-loop-pack

It's been a lot better. I will definitely be investing in one of these lights for next winter. My dream would be to hang in LA for the winter months; maybe I can make it happen next year haha. Cheers, David. I need all the energy I can get in the winter!
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General 4-track Discussion / Re: preamps for acoustic guitar?
« Last post by Jason on March 18, 2019, 07:10:32 PM »
Sweet man. Good to hear you got something that works.
Yeah, I had never used a mixer at all before this year. I usually just did everything straight into my interface into the computer and it's sort of revolutionized my recordings. It's such an easy fix! Nice work.
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General 4-track Discussion / Re: preamps for acoustic guitar?
« Last post by biffjefferson on March 18, 2019, 05:17:58 PM »
Appreciate the input. ART looks promising and it is so inexpensive I may just pick one up to experiment.

I ended up popping into a local music store and getting a Mackie Onyx 1220i mixer (I'm saying that as if I know anything about mixers, haha...) it was one of two mixers they had available and I got it for only a couple hundred bucks.

It's really done the trick! Definitely more functionality than I currently need for simple guitar based stuff, but I can grow into using all the other features, and will be useful for drum machines, etc. It's got more than enough gain to boost my fingerpicking up to where I need it.

As a total n00b this is probably obvious, but having a mixer seems so essential to me now, I wish I'd gotten one sooner.

Also, condenser mic is definitely going to be my next purchase...
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General 4-track Discussion / Re: Ambient tape loop
« Last post by Jason on March 18, 2019, 03:15:03 PM »
Awesome Mike, I'm looking forward to seeing how the vid turns out. It's awesome that I inspired you to try it out!

Stefan, it's easier than you'd think. One trick is to find blank tapes that are put together with screws so that you'll be able to put them back together. It can be a total pain in the ass to tape the tape together though. I feel like I don't have that big of hands normally, but as soon as I start playing around with tiny pieces of tape I feel like a giant. But yeah, I bet Mike's video will help demystify the process a bit.
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General 4-track Discussion / Re: Ambient tape loop
« Last post by Stefan Paul psychboy86 on March 18, 2019, 08:19:10 AM »
That's so cool! How in the world do you make a loop like that?

A bandmate played some Bauhaus for me a few weeks ago and their stuff is fascinating and super creative. "Bela Lugosi's Dead" is a simple song, kinda long, but complex in its use of delay and how some parts repeat and others change constantly.
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General 4-track Discussion / Re: Lifestyle hack: Workplace Light
« Last post by dbo514 on March 17, 2019, 05:21:49 PM »
Yeah me too Mike! Longer days and DST gets you out of that funk! Still waiting on that bossa nova rhythm video btw!  ;D

It's been a whole lot better the past 2 weeks, a lot more sunny days and especially since we've gained an hour, it's just great.
But yeah set one of these lights up next to your desk in preparation for fall and I promise it helps with energy and mood throughout the winter.

David
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General 4-track Discussion / Re: Ambient tape loop
« Last post by mike on March 17, 2019, 04:30:04 PM »
So dope! Your song and experiment actually inspired me to make a vid and a tape loop song, too. Thanks, Jason!

Coming out this Friday on the channel  8)
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General 4-track Discussion / Re: preamps for acoustic guitar?
« Last post by mike on March 17, 2019, 04:28:37 PM »
Oh, heck, yeah, you can try the ART for sure.

Also, what about a condenser mic?
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General 4-track Discussion / Re: Lifestyle hack: Workplace Light
« Last post by mike on March 17, 2019, 04:27:37 PM »
Daylight savings + longer days is saving me right now but I really need to order one of these lights in preparation for next winter...
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