Some mic notes

I posted this at TOMB:

FWIW and just mebbe to give you some idears, I really like the AT504/604 dynamics on toms and they can be found used for mebbe US$75. They have an excellent mounting system and are nice and small. The Senn 609 (US$90) is cool on amps, and some claim on toms. (I have an Audix F-something that I do not like, on anything, ever.)

FWIW, while I haven’t used them on drums, I really like both the MD421II and the RE320 on bass, guitars and vocals – they are cool large dynamic flavas from updates of the classics (used, US$200).

I went thru numerous methods and sets of mic’s (SDC, LDC, ribbons, dynamics) for OH’s and finally decided on AT4040’s (used US$250).

Same for FOK/near-room, and settled on a MXL144 (used US$60). I also often like cheap ribbons on amps, but not much else.

I never did like the 635a or other omni’s on room – mebbe because our room sucked, but that kinda mic (I also have RE10, PL5, SM653L, AT802 omni’s) can sound cool on acoustic guitars, amps and BV’s; I try and buy ’em under US$50 and they are great fun.

Also, I have the CAD M179’s (condensors) and love ’em on acoustic guitar and even vocals and I bet they’d be good for OH’s, rooms, guitars, etc.; they get lotsa good forum-hype as toms mic’s and you can find ’em in the US$80 range used which is amazing in that they have infinitely-variable patterns. I think the M177 is the cardoid-only version …

Finally, I like buying up old AKG and Shure mic’s, etc., whatever (I try to spend less than US$30 each) and they can be fun on amps, BV’s and snare (where I usually default to a Beta58 on top, SM57 or SM58 on the bottom – they all sound different from each other, BTW).
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Vlayman, with Silversmith on drums: “To Hell”

To Hell
c. ’12 Vlayman

I been tremblin’, hid in the dark
I got no way to defend myself
Feel like a sucker, some kinda mark
It looked so good but now it’s goin’ to hell

Got no prayer, I know I got no chance
I’m goin’ down but I won’t be left on the shelf
Feel like a loser, some kinda bad guy
It looked so good but now it’s goin’ to hell 2x

She was my partner, my better half
She talked the game in her mouth no butter would melt
Feel like a cast off, a real asshole
It looked so good but now it’s goin’ to hell

Got no stop sign, no speed limit
I’ll take what I can get and bury the rest
Feel like a hard guy, a real thief
It looked so good but now it’s all gone to hell

Drums: Silversmith
Bass: HohnerHdls-ARTtps-dbx166A
LdVoc: EV635a-UA710-1176
BV’s: EVre10-UA710-1176q
Gtrs: Strat-MD21-ISA1
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The Hungry Drunx: “Rabid Cats”

Rabid Cats
c. ’12 The Hungry Drunx

I been sittin’ here, drinkin’ everclear,
with a touch of grenadine, ya got me feelin’ mean
Ya got me feelin’ mean, ya got me feelin’ mean

I been eatin’ peanut butter, I been usin’ a dirty spoon
I been feelin’ like a nutter, I can’t leave here too soon
Ya got me feelin’ mean, ya got me feelin’ mean

I been smokin’ green ditchweed, I can’t remember how to let it be,
I been shootin’ field rats, I been sleepin’ with rabid cats
Ya got me feelin’ mean, ya got me feelin’ mean
XXX
XXX
Ya got me feelin’ mean, ya got me feelin’ mean

Drums: Snarl
SlideBass: BadRickie-Brick-160XT
LdVoc:KSM27-UA710-1176
BV’s: AT4040-UA710-1176
BV’s:M500-UA710-1176
Banjo: Cadm179(stere0)-ARTtps
SlideGtr: Epi SheratonII-ProJr-ISA1
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Vlayman: “Stir Crazy” (11-20-12 cabinetpin.com challenge)

Stir Crazy (11-20-12 cabinetpin.com challenge)
c. ’12 Vlayman

You could put inna olive or three
It ain’t possible to have too many for me
I like to have it with ‘shrooms or pickeled onyums
And ya know I wanna have more than one

I’ll order it with vermouth, sometimes with sake
I’ll drink it with a little bitters, ya know sweet just ain’t me
It can be vodker or even rum, me, I like gin,
But if ya gotta put a cherry innit, make mine a Manhatten

Ch: I can’t handle it bein’ shaken
I can’t letcha do it lazy
I got to have it like I like makin’ it
I’m stir-crazy

There ain’t no better way to get thru the night
Especially if I ain’t drivin’
You can keep me out drinkin’ to the mornin’ light
Especially if yer buyin’

Ch: I can’t handle it bein’ shaken
I can’t letcha do it lazy
I got to have it like I like makin’ it
I’m stir-crazy

Drums: handmassajtloop
Bass: HohnerHdlessJazz-Brick-dbx160XT
LdVoc: MD421n-ISA1-1176
BV’s: PV5201-ISA1-1176
Gtrs: Strat-ProJr-M500-UA710
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Vlayman w/ Silversmith & Emily: “Pisto”

Pisto
c. ’12 Vlayman

Necessito pisto 2x

Necessito pisto 2x

Necessito pisto 4x

Es la verdad
Es mas facile

Por los sueños 4x

En mi mundo de ensueño, soño
que una chica
En mi mundo de ensueño, tengo la chica de mis sueños

Drums&Perc: Silversmith
Piano:
Guitar: Silversmith-ES355-Evans_l=AT33_Rt-AT50-UA4-710d
Bass: Alvz-brick-166A
LdVoc: AT4040-ISA1-1176
BV’s: ADK-ISA1-1176
BV’s: AT4040-ISA1-1176
FemaleBV’s: Emily-ADK-ISA1-1176
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New Vlayman album: *One Speaker Stereo*

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1 from ’10, 4 from ’11, the rest from ’12, these are the choons that were too good, too shite, too different, or otherwise unsuitable for the last band that I broke up, ain’t it fun.

Vlayman: “One Speaker Stereo”

One Speaker Stereo
c. ’12 Vlayman Produx

It’s a sad time, when I put yer record on
It’s not a thing I often wanna play
And so I wait for the night to get real late
… And I have another drink

I always have a bad time, when I put yer record on
Don’t wanna hear what it is you have to say
And so I wait for the night to get real late
… And then I hit play

I gotta one speaker stereo the other one seems to be
blown
It’s a one speaker stereo as long as I’ve knownI gotta
one speaker stereo

I gotta one speaker stereo the other one is gone
It’s been a one speaker stereo since ya done me wrong
I gotta one speaker stereo

SOLO
Ya hit the big time, and not that long ago
Ya sat in my bedroom and rhymed near every night
And then ya left me, ya let us go
… that’s how I know

Drums: nettage
Bass: BadRickie-Brick-160
LdVoc: RE320 Eureka
BV’s: AKG190E-Erureka
Gtrs: Strat-ProJr-MD21-ISA1
Ld: MiniKorg
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