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Welcome aboard David Bock! our new moderator for this fo

Discussion in 'Recording' started by audiokid, Jun 7, 2001.

  1. audiokid

    audiokid Staff

    Hey everybody, we have a new moderator for Advanced Mic Techniques and Theory. David Bock of Sounddelux Microphones will be here soon to tell you what he's been up to and what he's doing now.

    To see a little bit about what's to come, check out Soundelux Microphones

    Welcome aboard David! :D
  2. Ang1970

    Ang1970 Well-Known Member

    Greetings David,

    Nice to have you aboard...

    Enjoy! :)
  3. hathabr

    hathabr Guest

    I've heard good stuff about the mics - glad to have ya around!
  4. Southwind

    Southwind Guest

    ;) Hey David,

    Welcome. I am truely glad you are here. I love my 195!!

    Charles Rieser
    Southwind Studio
    Austin, Tx.
  5. dbock

    dbock Guest

    Thanks all for the welcome.
    I'm glad to hear of another satisfied U195 user, I had alot of fun designing it (mostly the trial and error recording & listening).
    I see a good question here: What makes you like the mics you like? Is it because Sinatra used it, or someone told you to when you were starting out; does it really sound good or is it just familiar?
  6. spookmuzik

    spookmuzik Guest

    Hello - I am new here but welcome just the same to David. I like microphones which tend to do the thing I would do later with an eq. Like an AKG D112 on kick sometimes has the right dip in low midrange and the right high peak for a good sound right when you bring up the mic. Of course sometimes I wish the peak was at 10k instead of 4! This is why a 57 is still (Royer ribbons aside) the first thing I think of for guitar amps. Up against a nice flat mic they don't sound very good solo. But in the mix! Guitars cut right through, no problem.

    In other words, if I have a band set up for tracking, and I run a DAT on the mix (just to have)I want that mix to be able to stand up near the final mix and say "nice dress lady".

    Julian M
  7. Bear's Gone Fission

    Bear's Gone Fission Active Member

    Welcome aboard. Since models have already commented on, I was curious as to why the U-97 was discontinued. Too much competition in that price range to make a dent? I've heard nothing but good about it, though the U-195 has everybody I've heard from fanatical about it.

  8. dbock

    dbock Guest

    We discontinued the U97 because it takes a "special" skill set to produce something that cheap that's worth anything to both customer and manufacturer. If we had an infinite supply of cheap, skilled labor, it would be a viable product. Since we don't, it's more important for us to focus on items that justify the time spent on them, it makes everybody happier.
  9. nrgmusic

    nrgmusic Guest

    Hi David and welcome from me too.
    You might be able to help me out here, I have been looking for a U195 to have a listen to for a while but I cannot seem to find a distributor here in the UK. Could you please post the info here for us? I am very keen to hear one for myself as I have heard great things about them.

    Simon :)
  10. Bear's Gone Fission

    Bear's Gone Fission Active Member

    Rats. Was guessing as much. Too bad, the 97 was the only multi-pattern under $1k I would consider to be worth buying.

  11. Dave McNair

    Dave McNair Active Member

    Yo Dave,
    McNair here. Glad to see ya at one of my favorite recording sites. I need to get you a copy of the Rick Trevino record that we cut at Sonora. Used a U95? I think. I forgot which Soundeluxe, but boy it was perfect for Rick's vocals. Keep up the good work and maybe I'll see you when I'm back in LA. I'd love to here were you are with the Elux 251.
  12. dbock

    dbock Guest

    Dear Simon,
    Our mics will soon be available in the UK through Asap Europe, Alan Stewart, 44-207-231-9661.
    Mr. McNair:
    I see you disprove the myth that real pro aren't on the internet (cause they're doing sessions).....good to see you here. Perhaps you'll stop over for barbecue next time you're out here. The 251 is now exactly where you said it should be: full with the same highs you heard. (Dave heard an early proto of our 251).
    You probably used a U95S at Sonora.
    BTW, why the tires in the Tape Op interview?
  13. nrgmusic

    nrgmusic Guest

    Originally posted by David Bock:
    Dear Simon,
    Our mics will soon be available in the UK through Asap Europe, Alan Stewart, 44-207-231-9661.

    Thanks David


  14. McAllister

    McAllister Member

    McNair & tires / ref: TapeOp

    if I may: the day I went to Dave's to take photos for the interview he was experiencing auto problems. I snapped some of him with the tires, with his son, with the moon, in the studio, etc. . . TapeOp chose the tires - no reason I can put together either.
  15. Jon Best

    Jon Best Active Member

    Hey, good to see you here! Seems like it should work out well, with some interesting people already coming out of the woodwork.

    Uh, honorary Soundeluxe content for this thread- we did a U99/UM92.1/Valvet/TLM103/4050/some other stuff shootout a while ago, and the U99 was unanimously voted 'best all around,' and named 'the Cadillac mic.' You wouldn't think that was that important, but it beats the UM92's early nickname of 'the penis mic.'

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