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Since I'm here, I'm updating my rack. I've got a post in Dr. Mike's forum discussing the new "mini patch bay" I'm building and cablle dressing that is soon to come.
This will bring all of my inputs to the front of the rack, convenient for my purposes.
I've added a couple of pieces and taken one away. I didn't feel like I needed the FMR RNP. It's a great mic-pre but didn't sound much different at all compared to the 8 preamps in the Presonus Quantum.
I finally got around to fixing a broken pot in an HHB Radius 40 I've had since the early oughts. Using it as a "mic pre-preamp" I've found it's much better than it was going line in. It makes a great bass DI as well. And it does sound different than the Quantum, variety is good in my little world. I picked up a Presonus Eureka channel strip too, another flavor and again, good as a "mic pre-preamp".

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Well, I bit the bullet and bought two Seymour-Duncan Apollo Jazz Bass pickups to replace the stock pickups in the Stu Hamm Standard.. They are humbucking. The bass is totally quiet now. The width and height fit perfectly, but the depth was bit deeper than the originals. I put them in without the back padding, but they are about 1/8" too far from the strings. If I use the supplied rubber backing, I will have to cut them in half lengthwise, because if I used the whole pad, they would be too high. For the moment, they are working great, and I will leave well enough alone. Looking forward to recording with it soon.

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Originally Posted by Pat Waara
Well, I bit the bullet and bought two Seymour-Duncan Apollo Jazz Bass pickups top replace the stock pickups in the Stu Hamm Standard.. They are humbucking. The bass is totally quiet now. The width and height fit perfectly, but the depth was bit deeper than the originals. I put them in without the back padding, but they are about 1/8" too far from the strings. If I use the supplied rubber backing, I will have to cut them in half lengthwise, because if I used the whole pad, they would be too high. For the moment, they are working great, and I will leave well enough alone. Looking forward to recording with it soon.


Awesome.
I usually prefer the tone of pickups that are not too close to the strings, it seems like the overall response is more even and the attack is smoother.
If you don't have any hum or gain issues then maybe they are in a good spot. You can try raising them, in particular the bridge pickup so it balances better with the neck pickup.


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Dave and Mike,

I think you'll like the SSL 2+. For the price, it's hard to beat. I haven't used the 4K button other than to do some testing with it. I believe they attempted to simulate the sound of the 4K console using analog techniques. The next time I record vocals, I'll give it another shot.
Hey, Pat -

Curious to hear what you think of that button. I’m pretty sure I dig it, but I find it had to be deployed cautiously.

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Couple of additions since the pictures... Oberheim XK MIDI controller and Lync LN-1000 MIDI keytar controller.

That old MIDI computer finally crapped a couple of years ago, replaced with an iMac.

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Originally Posted by The Real MC
Late to the game - can I play?!?

Couple of additions since the pictures... Oberheim XK MIDI controller and Lync LN-1000 MIDI keytar controller.

That old MIDI computer finally crapped a couple of years ago, replaced with an iMac.


[quote=Michael Wright]Latest iteration


Kudos to both of you, some fantastic setups!!!!


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Studio currently getting a long needed facelift.

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Originally Posted by Dave Bryce
Studio currently getting a long needed facelift.
always a lot of work but well worth the effort in the end


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Curious to hear what you think of that button. I’m pretty sure I dig it, but I find it had to be deployed cautiously.

I wish I had more time to play with it, dB. I've been buried doing revenue generating work (food and all), so I haven't had a chance to really dig in the way I want. I think it will work well on my vocals, though I'm always a bit hesitant to print anything direct anymore. I'm so used to doing everything in the box these days. Kind of miss the old days where you hit record and let her rip.

I'll be adding a Novation Launchkey 61 mk3 to my studio soon (as soon as the local music store gets them in). I need to build a keyboard tray to get it to fit on my desk. If it turns out, I'll do another show and tell post.

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