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i don't know how, and i don't wanna know...
« on: November 15, 2010, 09:37:47 PM »
a friend of mine (kevin) teaches audio at one of the art institutes...
lots of forehead slapping down there 'cause of the kids, but this?

so kevin is about to head out the doors to go home, and he sees a kid with a new looking SM58,
the odd thing is the kid has a bic pen, and is digging into the wind screen with it.

kevin, of course, asks "what are you doing?"

kid says  "tryin' to get the peanut butter out."


fum

Re: i don't know how, and i don't wanna know...
« Reply #1 on: November 15, 2010, 09:46:56 PM »
At least he didn't say vaseline  :P

Ptownkid

Re: i don't know how, and i don't wanna know...
« Reply #2 on: November 15, 2010, 09:59:41 PM »
At least he didn't say vaseline  :P

baaaaaaaaaaaahahahaha

riggler

Re: i don't know how, and i don't wanna know...
« Reply #3 on: November 15, 2010, 11:14:17 PM »
LOLOLOLOLOLOL
 :o :o :o :o :o :o
Why does it happen? Because it happens - Roll the bones...

Re: i don't know how, and i don't wanna know...
« Reply #4 on: November 15, 2010, 11:20:00 PM »
some vocalists eat the mic, and some REALLY eat the mic.

i guess it might as well taste good?
There's nothing like the right tool for the job.
And -usually- that's what I end up using...
..nothing like the right tool for the job!

pucho812

Re: i don't know how, and i don't wanna know...
« Reply #5 on: November 16, 2010, 02:15:59 AM »
what students are thinking and doing will never stop amazing you in a bad and good way. I have heard tails of using  a u87 as a hammer
You tell me whar a man gits his corn pone, en I'll tell you what his 'pinions is.

strangeandbouncy

Re: i don't know how, and i don't wanna know...
« Reply #6 on: November 16, 2010, 05:00:21 AM »





   . . . well there are some who say that that is the best use for a u87 . . . . . .
. . . . RUH ROH . . . . .

MartyMart

Re: i don't know how, and i don't wanna know...
« Reply #7 on: November 16, 2010, 07:10:01 AM »
   . . . well there are some who say that that is the best use for a u87 . . . . . .

 ;D ;D ;D
"Success is the ability to go from one failure to another with no loss of enthusiasm"

Kingston

Re: i don't know how, and i don't wanna know...
« Reply #8 on: November 16, 2010, 08:08:40 AM »
u87 upper mid-range spike, more a nail gun, less of a hammer. God I hate that mic.

Raise your hands if you've bumped into some idiot engineer who chose u87 because it sounds obviously more clear and immediately impressive compared to, well, anything. And then it's your job to get rid of that spike.  >:(

"Dude, The U87 is an awsome horn mic"

Aih!
« Last Edit: November 16, 2010, 08:16:26 AM by Kingston »

Re: i don't know how, and i don't wanna know...
« Reply #9 on: November 16, 2010, 10:24:56 AM »
A perfect example of why I'm in no rush to breed.  I can't imagine having one of those stupid kids under MY roof.  I don't know how my parents did it.  :D

And since the thread got sidetracked...  When I came to work at my current studio, I unsuccessfully tried them on everything and everyone.  Then one day, I stopped trying them.  The day after that, I hid them so no one could hurt anyone again.


pucho812

Re: i don't know how, and i don't wanna know...
« Reply #10 on: November 16, 2010, 10:53:15 AM »
oh come on the u87 is not bad, it's just not good ;D
You tell me whar a man gits his corn pone, en I'll tell you what his 'pinions is.

Biasrocks

Re: i don't know how, and i don't wanna know...
« Reply #11 on: November 16, 2010, 11:42:34 AM »
Yep, send those junky U87's to me. :)

Mark

http://SharktankPro.com

"I'd rather use an SPX90 than a UA plugin....." Joe Barresi

fazer

Re: i don't know how, and i don't wanna know...
« Reply #12 on: November 16, 2010, 12:30:42 PM »
Try telling Ken Scott an 87 is no good.   He made some of the best records made and used them everywhere.   I think analog tape and 87's worked great.  The Tape tamed the spike and still had presents.   But today short of an aggressive announcer for a Radio spot, I don't use them like I did in the past.

On another Sm58 story,  I knew a roady for Chaka Khan.   He told stories about the lipstick build up problem on the windscreens.   Kind of gross.   

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Re: i don't know how, and i don't wanna know...
« Reply #13 on: November 16, 2010, 01:17:09 PM »
Quote
The Tape tamed the spike and still had presents

exactly! we live in a different world today.

Kingston

Re: i don't know how, and i don't wanna know...
« Reply #14 on: November 16, 2010, 01:19:07 PM »
Yes, and Ken Scott had tape, as did the countless of others who swore by that mic in the golden age of tape. Problem is the thousands of DAW jockeys (who mistakenly call themselves engineers) taking that information unfiltered and just sticking the mic in front of anything because [insert some token engineer name] did that on [insert classic record from the seventies] to keep brightness for the lacking media.

Also it stands out like a sore thumb in mic shoot outs. Easily mistaken for "more open sound and detail".
« Last Edit: November 16, 2010, 01:22:38 PM by Kingston »

Re: i don't know how, and i don't wanna know...
« Reply #15 on: November 16, 2010, 03:09:22 PM »
"more open sound and detail".

hahah this just made me spit out my beer.  truth is riddled with comedy.
There's nothing like the right tool for the job.
And -usually- that's what I end up using...
..nothing like the right tool for the job!

Biasrocks

Re: i don't know how, and i don't wanna know...
« Reply #16 on: November 16, 2010, 03:35:44 PM »
Dismissing a microphone out of hand is ridiculous. Are we talking about the original version, the Ai version?
What pre-amp, what compressor, what application, what day? What Gearslutz thread?

Last time I checked, the U87 sounds great in a number of applications.

Just send all those crappy microphones my way, I'll make good use of them tape or no tape.

Mark
http://SharktankPro.com

"I'd rather use an SPX90 than a UA plugin....." Joe Barresi

okgb

Re: i don't know how, and i don't wanna know...
« Reply #17 on: November 16, 2010, 04:22:35 PM »
you're correct a film of Beer will change the sound ,
but then film is a cool word  , but the word cool is not
so
if you have only a 57 or an 87 , they're great mics
but if you have both , you have a choice
GKB Audio / Greg Boboski

strangeandbouncy

Re: i don't know how, and i don't wanna know...
« Reply #18 on: November 16, 2010, 04:33:22 PM »



   Oh, I love it! I just opened the can of worms . . . .! Yay! . . . . . Push those buttons . . . . .



   just for the record, I havent used an 87 of any flavour for at least a decade, but then I am spoilt for other wonderful LDCs.(u48, Sela T25, C12 clone,  I have just been using a very fine M367, and that IS a mighty fine microphone. (M269 without remote pattern switching, made for RTF)


    honk honk honk . . . . . we used to call ours the goose . . . . It lived in the mic cupboard. Then I took its guts out, installed the InnerTube retrofit, and now it is in regular use on acoustic guitars at which it excells.) - well, it USED to be an 87 . . . .
. . . . RUH ROH . . . . .

Biasrocks

Re: i don't know how, and i don't wanna know...
« Reply #19 on: November 16, 2010, 05:03:42 PM »
Useless I'd say.











« Last Edit: November 16, 2010, 05:18:36 PM by Biasrocks »
http://SharktankPro.com

"I'd rather use an SPX90 than a UA plugin....." Joe Barresi


 

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