Archive for February, 2012

Live at MCCC on 2.15.12

February 16, 2012

Behringer B205D

February 14, 2012

I picked up one of these from Sweetwater to use with Dr. Compas see pic for the app running on my iPhone. I will use this mainly for a live monitor and for practice with Dr. Compas very small less that 8lbs.

DAddario EJ 45TT

February 9, 2012

I just put DAddario EJ 45TT on my DeVoe Blanca, I like the way they feel, they set in very quickly and were easy to tune. As far as tone goes them seem snappy and bright. As with most strings when new they seem bright too me and take a day or two to set in and mellow just a bit. I also tried a new way of tying the treble strings see pic.

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Apogee MIC Stand Adapter

February 3, 2012

I just revived my Apogee Mic and wanted to use a mic stand for better placement. Apogee has not started to sell the adapter so I have been looking for a solution. I remembered that I had a mic adapter for my Enderol R-09 and tried it and it works perfectly. It’s now called a Roland OP-MSA1 that you can order from Sweetwater for 20.00. See pick below

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Apogee MIC

February 1, 2012

I have loved Apogee gear from the first time I tried there gear. There new MIC is just amazing. To think a small MIC, a connecting cable and a Apple product like the iPhone, iPad, Touch or Mac is all you need to have a great mobile studio is just amazing. It’s true if you have two pockets you can carry a small studio with you to capture your ideas, jams, live shows, podcasts, and lectures etc. with great clarity and sound. The below is a clip of me capturing my guitar using the Apogee MIC and iPhone.

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LR Baggs PARA Acoustic DI

February 1, 2012

I picked up the LR Baggs PARA Acoustic DI to use with my LR Baggs Anthem SL Classical pick up that’s on my DeVoe Blanca. The DI is a 5 Band EQ that really tames the pickup and gives you some control so you can really dial in your guitars sound and cut or boost frequencies. I really like it and found it gives the guitar a more realistic non hyped sound.

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I highly recommend it.

The L.R. Baggs Para Acoustic DI treats your acoustic guitar to the best. Studio-quality direct box/preamp/equalizer. Quasi-passive 5-band EQ includes sweepable mids, notch filter, and presence control. Boosts your signal up to 24dB. Runs on 48V phantom power or a 9V battery. Phase inversion for the best recording mix. XLR balanced output. Ultrahigh input impedance to get the best out of any pickup. Series effects loop. Low cut filter to eliminate thumps. The L.R. Baggs Para Acoustic DI is made in the USA.