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Sebatron Demonstration : KURT FOSTER

Discussion in 'Recording' started by d-gautam, Aug 12, 2004.

  1. d-gautam

    d-gautam Guest

    Hi Foster,

    Please tell me what recording n mixing path you use for vocals & guitar of your wonderful sounding song. Like what mic pre, mic, compressor & effect processor.
    Thanks & warm regard

  2. Kurt Foster

    Kurt Foster Distinguished Member

    Thank you very much. The song, "Song For Life" was written by Rodney Crowell and recorded as a demonstration of what the Sebatron VMP series of mic pres really sounded like, one track at a time, using a Neumann U87ai through a Sebatron VMP 4000 and a Manley EL OP tube compressor (bass was tracked direct through the Sebatron instrument inputs into the EL OP). The output of the EL OP was run into the PC via Alesis AI3 converters and a Frontier Designs Dakota Card. Recorded and mixed on a PC with Cubase VST 5.1, at 24 bit/ 44.1, to a Fostex stand alone CD recorder via spdif. Loaded into Real Jukebox for mp3 conversion at 128Kbps.
  3. d-gautam

    d-gautam Guest

    Hi Foster,

    The song sounds very good. Please tell me what reverb you use on vocals & guitar. I am also going to record a same type of song with guitars & voices only i am thinking of using no reverb on vocals n tiled room of pcm 81 on guitars.

    warm regards

  4. Sebatron

    Sebatron Well-Known Member

    Well done Foster.
    I think it sounds great. 8) :cool:
  5. Kurt Foster

    Kurt Foster Distinguished Member

    Thank you very much guys!

    d-gautam, the reverb is a standard plug that came with Cubase VST 5.1 ... Wunderverb.
  6. d-gautam

    d-gautam Guest

    Hi Sebatron,

    What is the price of dual channel mic preamp. Do you have any dealer in india.

    Thanks n regards

  7. Sebatron

    Sebatron Well-Known Member

    Hi d-gautam ,

    The vmp-2000e dual channel mic preamp
    currently retails for $1249 USD.

    Because you're an R.O member we'll
    include shipping. :wink:
  8. Midlandmorgan

    Midlandmorgan Active Member

    Seb...is this a standing offer for all RO members? :)
  9. Sebatron

    Sebatron Well-Known Member

    yes , for at least two lunar cycles..... 8) :cool:
  10. inLoco

    inLoco Active Member

    hey sebatron
    i live in portugal
    if i'd order it would i have to pay custums?
    have you shipped them to europe...
  11. mikE@THECAVE

    mikE@THECAVE Guest

    well when i heard the song i kinda fliped out thinking you wrote it Kurt because i found myself realy digging it.But then when i found out it was rodney crowell well that explained it .He is one of my favorites.You did a great job on it the sebamp sounds great.
  12. Kurt Foster

    Kurt Foster Distinguished Member

    Thank you very much, ... I couldn't have done it without my Sebby 4000e!

    it's a beautiful song. I stopped drinking 15 years ago and as I grow a little older I become more reflective and appreciative of the simple things, so it really fits my life. I really feel it when I play and sing it ...

    I love Rodney Crowells stuff too ... the Allison Krauss version of "Song For Life" is a whole lot better than mine!.
  13. mikE@THECAVE

    mikE@THECAVE Guest

    yea I want to pick up a recording of that song ,is allison krause the one to get.You have a great setup I like the way the elop is very clean sounding.And that u87 has a perfect balance to it.
    Yea i heard you singing that song .I was gunna sign you up and make you a star.Your voice came out great on it.
  14. Kurt Foster

    Kurt Foster Distinguished Member

    Once again, thank you ... Where do I sign?

    I'm working on a collection of stuff like that, some original and some covers that I call "Songs From Cedar Flat".

    I have only heard the Allison Krauss version of "Song For Life". It is on an older CD called "Too Late To Cry" on Rounder Records. I recommend it highly as I do with all of her records ...

    The production on her earlier recordings is not as deep and lush but it has a simplicity and honesty that is very appealing. Her voice on these early CDs has more edge and hardness to it, not as breathy ...

    Most of the tone in my rendition is from the VMP 4000e ... The EL OP is a "go to piece" for me. I usually track through it taking about 3 dB off the signal ... It is very smooth and doen't add a lot of artifacts of it's own .. it doesn't destroy the good things the Sebby created ... it's only those old school designs that can do this .. running the Sebby into the EL OP, well it's like topping on ice cream. Lots o' calories! yummmmmy!

    I have hopes to do more demos of Sebatron gear in the future for all of you. I am looking forward to his equaliser, compressor and the THORAX, as pieces I can show off for Sebatron!
  15. mikE@THECAVE

    mikE@THECAVE Guest

    are you sure your ready for stardom? you know we may have to change your name to like P diddy fats Cederdaddy or something more current.And some tatoos and a bone in your nose may be good for your image.
  16. Kurt Foster

    Kurt Foster Distinguished Member

    I already have the bone through my nose ..(an accident when eating ribs) perhaps Cee-dur Phlat Phats? :? Puffy Phats?? :-? yanowhutimean?
  17. Caine Dreiling

    Caine Dreiling Active Member

    Where can I find this song?
  18. mikE@THECAVE

    mikE@THECAVE Guest

    sebatron sample song on reviews page this forum
  19. golli

    golli Active Member

    Like the song, relaxing even.
    Also like the fact that you're Kurt Foster again.

    Who sings and plays the guitar parts?
  20. DanKennedy

    DanKennedy Guest

    Hi Kurt,

    It sounds really nice, but severely limited by the 128K MP3.

    The artifacts almost completely overwhelm the niceties of Seb's preamp.

    I really don't think it is a valid distribution medium for this sort of listening test.

    Almost useless, in fact. Can you repost it at a resolution that will not detract from the performance?

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