Some more mic posts

I posted these at TOMB re someone asking about LDC’s:

 

I have that MXL [Mogami Edition] tube mic, and it really is very good, but not very spontaneous to use. But I do love it on vocals, and especially on acoustic guitar.

If it has to be a condensor (and there are some awesome dynamics out there), I tell friends that the ADK A51V and the CAD GXL3000 are both pretty alright for under US$200 used.

The best buy, and multi-pattern, could be the CAD M179 for around the same money. I also have a Samson C02 mult-pattern that I used for M/S drums for a while that was OK for that purpose.

The next level up for me would be the AT4040, KSM27 and I really like the kinda vintage trannie sound of the M-Audio Luna; all can be US$300 or less.

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+1 on the dynamics tip!

I find I use ’em at least as much as condensors on vocals (and more than anything on amps, followed by ribbons); I really only tend to prefer condensors on acoustic guitars, altho ‘ a 635a or a 57 sometimes works, also.

Lead vocal-wise, then, I like the the old MD421n I bought here best, but also like the 421 II, the RE320, and the (not large dia.) Beta 58, and my ancient EV 664.

Also, the SM7b and it’s cheaper clone the Peavey 520i, and the AKG D5, and I think some of the EV N/D mic’s are technically large dia., and many are very useful; even the N/D267 is worthy on vocals and amps.

FWIW, I frequently use inexpensive omni dynamics for backing vocals (Shure 63L 635a, Rat Shack 33-1070d, AT802, etc.) as well as room and even close mic’s on amps and percussion.

As for those old AKG’s, they are so cool, and I use them on amps, BV’s, snare, etc.

I’ll stop now, not talk about ribbons or PZM’s or even phantom-powered dynamics unless ya ask. Twisted Evil

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The Hungry Drunx w/ Grankspoine: “Storms”

Storms
c. ’14 The Hungry Drunx

Was a pale sunrise in the East
Was a pale sunrise that failed to ease
my worried mind
Storms ain’t coming with skies that blue
Comes the death of you

CH: ~~

Was a thought I had before passing out
Was a thought I had that made me see
I’d never  escape
Nothin’ was gonna go the way I planned
came to be goddamned

CH: Storms ain’t coming was what I knew
Comes the death of you

Was a question for the ages that we had
Was a question for those with worried minds
worried minds, worried minds
How every blessed love somehow ends up damned
Comes to be goddamned

CH: Storms ain’t coming was what I knew
Comes the death of you
CH: Storms weren’t coming was what I knew
Then came the death of you

Pale sunrise in the East
Pale sunrise that failed to ease
my worried mind

CH: Storms ain’t coming was what I knew
Comes the death of you
CH: Storms weren’t coming was what I knew
Then came the death of you

Drums: Snarl
Bass: HohnerHdlsJazz-Brick-dbx160XT
LdVoc: MD421n-Summit-RNC
BV’s: RE320-Summit-RNC
Gtrs, keys, bells: Grankspoine

Vlayman: “Why Can’t You See”

Aiiight, this is a demo for my new band, Bustouts:

Why Can’t You See
c. ’14 Vlayman

Kohl-lined eyes all inna whirl
Tryna be that punk-rock girl
Hair dyed blue like ya used to do
You’re getting too old for that

Runs in your stockings, you torn yer dress
Beat up Doc Martins and if I hadda guess
You’re kinda proud of lookin’ a mess
Did I guess right about that?

Why can’t you see I don’t need anything from you?

Got yer ‘lectronic cigarette
Use yer i-phone to hedge yer bets
Yer real happy ’bout lookin’ a mess
Did I guess right about that?

Why can’t you see I don’t need anything from you?
Why can’t you see I don’t need anything from you?

Kohl-lined eyes all inna whirl
Still tryna be that glamour girl
Down on yer knees like ya used to do
At least you can still please doin’ that

Why can’t you see I don’t need anything from you?
Why can’t you see I don’t need anything from you?
Why can’t you see I don’t need anything from you?
Why can’t you see I don’t need anything from you?

Drums: Vecchione
Bass: BadRickie-Brick-dbx163XT
Voc: EV664-VCQ1
RthmGtrs: SG-Trem-ProJr-MD421II-ISA1; PRA628I-ISA1
LdGtr: G&Lf100-Marshall-MD421II-ISA1; PRA628I-ISA1
BV’s: EV664A-VCQ1

Why I like MS Paint

Azza semi-creative adult with a finger in too many (but not the right kind) of pies, it’s groovy to have something that works well, even if inna very limited way.

And since the limitations are the product of my choosing a very basic tool that is not really intended to do what I seek, it feels like a accomplishment to push it to the results I get, what I like, for all their crudity.

In some ways it’s like writing a song onna two-string bass, or cooking a meal with just 3 left-overs, or changing someone’s mind with a 4 minute argument.

I like the challenge, the imposed speed, the need to see and utilize the limited options as a virtue, a feature notta fault.

(You should note that all of my album covers are done with MS Paint, usually with the processing available in Irfanview.)

MEV’s Orange Chicken

MEV’s Orange Chicken 
(serves 4, if yer lucky)

2 lbs chicken, 1.5″ cubed
marinate in OJ & soy & garlic (to taste, say 1/2 + 1/4c. + tbsp.) 1 hr. or so
2 eggs
corn starch
bread crumbs

Sauce:
3 oranges
1 tbsp orange zest
1/2 c. soy
1/2 c. white wine
2 cloves minced garlic
5 dried hot peppers –
cut to 1/”, de-seed, soak 15 minutes in warm water
tbsp. ginger
green onions
1 c. orange juice
2 tbsp. corn starch

peel and cook oranges with wine and soy, mash and remove pulp
add other ingredients, cook 20 minutes on low heat, cornstarch at
end to thicken

put marinaded chicken in cornstarch, then 2 egg+water
mix, then bread crumbs; cook in peanut oil in hot wok (sub olive oil w/ canola if
necessary)

Serve w/ veggies (broccoli, onions, carrots, tomatoes, water
chestnuts, cauliflower, corn, straw or other mushrooms, etc.) &
sticky rice (2 cups dry rice + 3 & 7/8 cups water, combine and bring
to boil, simmer 20 minutes let sit 5); combine meat and sauce in wok
for a couple minutes before serving.

BONUS (fake sake):
heat a cheap Pinot Grigio and serve like sake

New The Hungry Drunx album: *Shimmy Like a Rabbit*

<— click

1. Shimmy (Like a Rabbit)_w_Grankspoine 02:58

2. Forgiveness is Weirdness 03:20
3. Fate’s a Liar_w_Grankspoine 03:39
4. The Gone Before 03:40
5. The Wino Shuffle 04:08
6. To Do_w_Grankspoine 03:20
7. Requested 04:55
8. One Click 03:30
9. For Givin’ 03:02
10. Deja Vu 03:04

More crap from our twisted butts.
released 18 January 2014
Grankspoine: the melodic stuff.
Snarl: drums, inspiration, perspiration and dissipation.
Vlayman: whiskey & water, bong water, doosh juice.

https://thehungrydrunx.bandcamp.com/

The Hungry Drunx: “For Givin'”

For Givin’
c. ’14 The Hungry Drunx

Alabaster is the color of your skin
You know being darker cain’t be no sin
But your daddy’s a bastard and won’t let him in
so you’re gonna go on the lam

Awe little lamb, Oh goddamn you just don’t know what you’re in for
Running from the law and from yer pa, livin’ hard and always dirt-poor
(Can’t make no livin’ just for givin’)

Bright & shiny gold is the color of your hair
Ya keep it clean, grow it down to there
Walkin down the street, all the people stare and stare
They seem to see you’re on the lam

He’s gotta job now, you gotta place
You gotta baby, baby, made in haste
You gotta taste of how it fe-e-e-els
To be on the lam

Drums: Snarl
RthmGtrL: MIJstrat(BarberDD)-E609-ISA1_
RthmGtrR: G&Kf100(BarberDD)-E609-ISA1_
Bass: Jaco-Brick-dx160XT
LdVoc: SennMD511-Summit-RNC
BV’s: ShureSM56L-Summit-RNC
LdGtrs: Tele(FulltonePro)-Marshall-MD511-ISA1