How to get that Steely Dan & Doobie Brothers like sound

Discussion in 'Microphones (live or studio)' started by RemyRAD, Apr 27, 2012.

  1. RemyRAD

    RemyRAD Member

    Sep 26, 2005
    You folks have always probably wondered how to get that Steely Dan and/or Doobie Brothers like sound. Well... that's easy. You only need one simple ingredient.

    So, after I got done doing the NBC-TV local news show in Washington DC, one of my clients who I had recorded live a few times and also did an album for them at the famous jazz club, Blues Alley, I got a call to go out and do a location recording. And all I used was a simple little Mackie 1202 mixer. No extra effects. A very simple setup. A couple of drinks. And voilà.

    Here it is Skunk Baxter_NBC4DC_by_RemyRAD_1999.mp4 - YouTube Like I said, it was easy.

    Then I got to enjoy it at work, the following day. It was like déjà vu all over again.

    I was a little hesitant at first because there was a SKUNK in the room with me.
    Mx. Remy Ann David
  2. lostindundee

    lostindundee Active Member

    Mar 25, 2008
    Brilliant Remy

    Thanks for sharing this.

  3. kmetal

    kmetal Kyle P. Gushue Well-Known Member

    Jul 21, 2009
    Boston, Massachusetts
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    Cool stuff
  4. djmukilteo

    djmukilteo Well-Known Member

    Nov 23, 2008
    Rainy Roads WA USA
    It's funny considering the band name he isn't a liberal democrat!....LOL
  5. RemyRAD

    RemyRAD Member

    Sep 26, 2005
    Yeah, I asked Johnny because I knew that the Capitol Hill Club was a Republican group. Johnny said yeah, they were mostly Democrats and his band but it was a paying gig. And I was pretty amazed to find out that SKUNK was a conservative! But he definitely seemed to be a cool dude just to say. A musician you know. Had to have been a union guy himself. I think? But one never really knows? At least Republicans are fighting for freedom... and having fun.

    Some of my friends are Republicans in fact. They identify themselves more as " Fiscal Republicans ", which is then translated to me as Republicans who are basically forward thinking folks who believe that people who don't hurt anybody, women who want choices concerning their own bodies, gay marriage and all that stuff just don't like the way the financial situation is being handled by Democrats. Which makes it about as moderate as most of us folks are throughout the United States and other countries. We've got such a good example just north of us with all the wonderful folks in Canada. Canadians are much more well mannered, courteous, laid-back folks except for maybe Dan Aykroyd who likes to drink fish out of a blender LMAO. Who could forget that? Some of my favorite comedians and actors are from Canada because I think, Canadians by and large are far less neurotic than most of us from the United States. Though folks in Canada do live by a different Constitution than we do in the United States. And the differences are significant. Some make more sense for our Constitution, other aspects don't because it's based on old British and French law. I'm still extremely grateful and proud to be an American for the United States.

    In a recent trivial curiosity I also discovered that the country of Greenland is actually considered part of North America? It must be on the same tectonic plate we are on? Or something like that? And, as we all know, even Mexico is part of North America. So why do we have problems with Mexicans coming to the United States to work when all Canadians can? They do jobs here that no Americans want to do from the United States. Mexicans are a bunch of fabulous hard-working folks and they shouldn't have to go through this BS that we put them through. My suggestion is always been to tear down the wall between the United States and Mexico and just issue all the Mexicans coming over a United States Social Security Card. And that would solve most of the problems with that. Why we want to exclude them, I have no idea? It's political crap. And with Republicans wanting to cut back on excessive governmental blah blah, you would think they would push something like that through? But you can't fix stupid as Ron White the redneck comedian has said.

    Glad everybody enjoyed that unique little piece of news I captured for NBC-TV.

    I think I need to learn how to speak Spanish and/or may be French?
    Mx. Remy Ann David

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