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  1. I was just looking at out 2'' machine the other day thinking "you know, I don't miss you AT ALL"
  2. And since we're there, this is the Gabriel I like - all angles, no smoothness whatsoever.
  3. I get it. I just dont like it Instead of relaxing, I get annoyed.
  4. What does song have to do with it? You asked about the best SOUNDING records, no? I dont care for the Tears for Fears album AT ALL, but it's on my list because of the question you asked. And So is far from my favorite Gabriel as well, but it's his best SOUNDING records, and a milestone in the recording art.
  5. I dont think they're even in the same realm, as far as mixing craft. Dirty work is a nice tune, but this is a post-grad level lesson in mixing technique. So is all of Aja. Roger "The Immortal" Nichols was a giant among mixing engineers. I am not worthy.
  6. I never liked the sound of ECM records... even when I liked the music. It's like painting with only pastels... everything is spacy and kinda washed out, I feel like there is no impact. Metheny, Abercrombie especially... how in the heck do you manage to make Jack DeJonette sound soft???
  7. Also while it's not on my album list, I think this tune is what perfection in mixing sounds like.
  8. That would depend on what you're after. Want to feel like you're IN the band, in the room, feeling the air moving? Start here: Want shiny, shimmery textured slickness? Want huge rock with depth, dynamic and timbral range?
  9. HIGHLY subjective. And genre-dependent to boot. There are some orchestral recordings that will give you goosebumps, like you're standing at the conductor's podium. Some candidates: Aja - Steely Dan Avalon - Roxy Music The Blues and The Abstract Truth - Oliver Nelson Kind of Blue - Miles Davis Back In Black - AC/DC DSOT - Pink Floyd So - Peter Gabriel Songs From The Big Chair - Tears For Fears Making Movies - Dire Straights Off The Wall - Michael Jackson In Absentia - Porcupine Tree
  10. This was the box that made at least the 1st 5 years of my career technically feasible:
  11. Ironically, I learned about all that back when it was a giant pain in the @$$ to make it all work
  12. Red Ant

    Amp question

    Pretty sure there are multiple instances of that sort of thing happening.
  13. Red Ant

    Amp question

    They ought to come with a gift certificate for chiropractic care
  14. Red Ant

    Amp question

    There is also a huge and growing base of user profiles available. I know several guys who are obsessive amp and cabinet profilers, and have gone to great lengths and expense to do the amps justice - high end mics, boutique/vintage preamps, etc...
  15. Red Ant

    Amp question

    Considering the XTC is imho the finest and most versatile multi-channel amp available, that is a tall order. That being said, I think the Kemper is your best bet, as you can virtually "clone" your XTC and JCM800 and then add whatever else you may want/need.
  16. Could you tell me what your reply has to do with the OP and the question Ned asked? Looks like an entirely unprovoked dig at a fellow forum member to me. Warning issued.
  17. It was LOUD. And clean. To get it to really break up you need to be "kills small animals" loud
  18. Red Ant

    Amp question

    Makes sense, since what you do requires a very wide palette. I use a single channel amp and a minimalist pedal board - a wah, an overdrive/ boost, an "analog style" digital delay and a univibe clone. I get more tonal variation with the volume knob of my guitar than anything else, really.
  19. Red Ant

    Amp question

    I suspect he uses his vtx in conjunction with a pedal board.
  20. Hell-adjacent not a big fan of Fontucky either
  21. Every so often, at least a couple of times a year I butt up hard against my technical limitations and swear to myself that I'm gonna re-focus on technique and commit to drilling (as opposed to other forms of practice)... and every time, between choosing to work on my fingers or on my ears, the ears always win. There's just not enough time in life...
  22. Turns out all that is unnecessary - the latest version of SynthTool from Behringer will update your Boog's firmware and then you can set pitchbend range right from the synth tool . Worked like a charm!
  23. Thank you!!! That will make a HUGE playability difference! Going to attempt this shortly. I really hate MIDI/sysex crap.
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