Discussion in 'Microphones (live or studio)' started by Pete_Weaver, Jan 7, 2005.

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  1. Pete_Weaver

    Pete_Weaver Guest

    Hey Fletcher . . . am I correct in understanding that you were
    involved in the tracking sessions for the new King's X album?

    If so could you answer two question . . .

    1. I saw a video clip showing you positioning a mic in front of a guitar
    cab as they ran pink noise through it. Could you explain how this
    process works? it was pretty cool.

    2. There's a picture of a mic with a pencil taped to it and it says
    "the old pencil trick" what is this trick? I'm not familiar with this.

  2. anonymous

    anonymous Guests

    Feb 10, 2001
    You do realize that I have a forum on's "R/E/P" forum set... right? Usually a bit better place to ask this kinda stuff than here. I often won't come here for a few days where I'm obliged by a paycheck to look at the other one a couple times a day.

    Pink Noise thing... you put on headphones and move the mic around until you get the "brightest" sound that doesn't lack for bottom and you've found the spot. If you're using two mics then you match the volume of the two mics when they're next to each other, then you pan the first one to one side [for argument's sake we'll call it the left], pan the other mic to the other side
    and flip the polarity on that mic.

    Move the second mic around until the "image" centers in the center of your head... you'll know it when you hear it.

    The "old pencil trick" [works as well with a new pencil BTW]... is that you tape a pencil across the front of the mic to cut down on "plosives". Michael Wagener seems to like it, I've been pretty ambivalent about it as I usually try to get rid of plosives via mic positioning. Different strokes and all that.

  3. Kev

    Kev Well-Known Member

    Nov 13, 2001
    Hey Fletcher,
    since you are here and visiting
    what can you tell us about this unit ?
    Vintech Custom Shop 609CA Stereo Class A Compressor/Limiter

    It's origins look pretty clear
    have you spent any time with it ?
  4. Lectra

    Lectra Guest

    Kev, you might be interested in this thread(Dead Link Removed)
  5. Kev

    Kev Well-Known Member

    Nov 13, 2001
    reading now
    I don't usually go into that section at Slutz
  6. therecordingart

    therecordingart Well-Known Member

    Jul 28, 2004
    This might sound really dumb, but what do I need to run pink noise into a guitar amp?
  7. Kev

    Kev Well-Known Member

    Nov 13, 2001
    a pink noise generator
    some of the DAWs have signal generators and I'm sure pink will be one of them
    perhaps a test CD
    and a CD player of course

    a resistive pad or Reamp type of product could help here

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