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Dogoth

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About Dogoth

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  • Birthday 04/01/1958

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  • Biography
    Too much stuff to put here. I'm an old fart :-)

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  • Location
    Reno, NV

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  • Interests
    Music, Audio, Trains

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  • Occupation
    Audio Engineer Live/Studio
  1. Bass drum is a really difficult thing to get right (and it MUST be). Don't feel bad I've replaced a kick track with samples many times. Even if it was a great reproduction, it may not have been the right drum for that particular song (most drummers don't carry around an assortment :). FWIW I don't mind the D112 used for kick. They do have an attenuated top end though (yup sort of that old school sound). I almost always put it well inside the drum to catch more attack. This varies with the drum of course. A B-52 OTOH I usually start with it half in the sound hole. So far my fave Kick mics are S
  2. A couple of suggestions: If you're looking for more powerful amps, as long as you don't mind the extra power consumption, there are tons of clean, older class A/B amps around for pennies on the dollar. Everyone who does portable sound is buying digital switching amps because they are lighter, more power efficient (current from your building's AC) and relatively inexpensive per watt. So they're selling off their still working heavy old power amps. The older amps don't sound worse (some would say better - discussion would be OT) they're just heavy. No problem for an installation though :).
  3. Must be an Ampeg :). Famous for having poor line outs (not bagging on the tone :). As stated above, many (mostly older) amps have internal DI issues. Also as stated, try a DI in line between the instrument and the amp. Amplified acoustic instruments are very prone to noise inductance. A question would be "Is the signal to noise ratio acceptable (rarely noticed by your audience) listening to the speaker only"? If you say yes then the instrument isn't the majority of the problem and a DI before the amp should do the trick. If you do this, one thing you should be aware of is you now co
  4. I Was in a discussion with a fellow recently about sound (well general physics but the rules still apply). I said that if you had an omni-directional sound source (or as close to it as practical) the energy dissipation would be plotted on a inverse log π scale. He said no it would be log sq. Firstly this is something I've believed for a long time and to my poor pee brain makes sense. In one dimension, if you throw a pebble into a still pond, the waves spread out in a circle dissipating their energy into more and more resistance as the circle expands. This resistance grows at a log π rate
  5. It's been forever since I've been on the forum. Thanks Craig for keeping it going as moderator. I'm going to post now :).

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