Double Alpha Beta

I've been eyeballing Golden Age ribbon mics for a while and happen to have one on loan, so I thought I'd conduct a quick comparison test against my stock MXL condenser mic. Made an impromptu ditto loop and recorded it four times: Ampeg Gemini with ribbon, then condenser and Benson Vinny with ribbon, then condenser. Enjoy. Gemini and ribbon mic. Your browser does not support the audio element. Gemini and condenser mic. »

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Playing With Myself

Wait, that came out wrong… A long spell of no One Take Wonders was dispelled by a thought experiment. Since I amp the e-drums into my bass amp, could I use the Ditto looper to loop a drum part? And if I did that, could I switch cables and loop a bass part over it? And then cut a live guitar take? The answer to all these questions is yes. I'll be doing a lot more of this. »

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Wenj The Second

Oops, we did it again. Wenj being the Wednesday Night Jam in the basement, second iteration. Slightly thinner attendance tonight, but we compensated with fuzz. Personnel Me: Drums Dana: Guitar Recorded with two room mics placed with zero care whatsoever. Left ear is an MXL condenser, right ear is a Golden Age Ribbon mic, with exceptions noted. Will add some commentary after each track after I have time to listen to them. »

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Wenj The First

Wenj being the Wednesday Night Jam in the basement. The First being the inaugural edition. Going to try and keep this going and get some more personnel dragged in. If I send you this, it's so you know what you're in for if (when!) you show up. Personnel Me: Drums (exceptions noted) Dana: Guitar (exceptions noted) The Boy: Bass (first two tunes) Recorded with two room mics placed with zero care whatsoever. »

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Stalagtite

a.k.a. OTW7 I bid you welcome to my subterranean kingdom So my tonal output as it were has been constrained by moving for the last month or so. However, new digs equals a new studio environment (i.e. former woodshop in the basement). And what better way to break in a new setup than to crank out a One Take Wonder before supper. So for your listening pleasure or displeasure - a quick and dirty Maneco improv session. »

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