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antsyashley
540 posts
Jan 10, 2009
2:25 PM
Hey Tapers,

Please help. I'm looking into getting some stealth equipment to do some live audio recording. I just started doing a little research, and WOW do I have a lot to learn!

I was wondering if y'all have any favorite websites for tapers? I'd love to find a good message board/forum where people have discussions about equipment, quality, software, etc. Also, what are some good sites to purchase mics and recorders and all that jazz? Frank mentioned soundprofessionals.com, and I have found it to be quite useful. Anyone know where to get other new/used equipment? What about any sites with some how-to guides and such?

Thanks a lot. This is just the beginning. :-) ~Ash

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Gr8ful98
156 posts
Jan 10, 2009
2:50 PM
Ash,
www.taperssection.com

EVERYTHING, and I mean EVERYTHING you need to know.
Take your time & read the FAQ (frequently asked questions)
There is a "Yard Sale" where tapers are selling their used gear, quality stuff for less than full price! That's where I got my mics. People on the site are really friendly and don't mind helping newbies.

You got my #, call if you want to.
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"throwin' pennies on the tracks and playin' in the rain...oblivious of the world around us that was going insane"

Last Edited by on Jan 10, 2009 2:53 PM
antsyashley
541 posts
Jan 10, 2009
3:29 PM
Thanks JD. This is just the kind of site I need! I'll be in touch when I have questions. Frank, what does "oops" mean?
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fnovoa
155 posts
Jan 10, 2009
7:58 PM
I was going to type in www.taperssection.com but JD beat me to it.
skotdee
184 posts
Jan 11, 2009
5:10 AM
I'll third the taperssection.com notion, pretty much the tapers BIBLE. Start at the top "where to begin" and go from there...

And congrats on getting into the game Ash, we need more female tapers! I think you'll be great at this...

These days you can find pretty much all you need equipment wise for GREAT prices in the Yard Sale. This economy has sent the market on gear WAY down. Along with John Dude, you know I'll be happy to lend any help you need, skot_dee@hotmail.com
antsyashley
543 posts
Jan 11, 2009
11:19 AM
Thanks Scott. Don't congratulate me just yet! Wait til I tape my first show! I'd love to acquire a little gear before the 1/29 Baton Rouge show (if I make it), but that seems to be nearing so quickly!

My good friend Nik will be the sound/light man at the BR show, so I wonder if that will have any effect on my access/capabilities.

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jeromejello
4 posts
Jan 11, 2009
7:18 PM
another vote for taperssection.com

you can also hit me up as well... i got into taping via stealth and was after the cafe 11 show that i made it a point that shit like that would never NEVER not get taped while i was breathing free air.

my email is my handle at yahoo.you know the rest.
KimberlyLeath
100 posts
Jan 12, 2009
7:16 AM
Good luck to you Ashley- can’t wait to hear your first recording
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mofrofans1
Admin
895 posts
Jan 12, 2009
7:24 AM
antsy, since I've been to shows with you, I feel like I have enough authority on this matter to say...maybe there's a taper (ahem) that can give you tips on how to not get shitfaced while you're taping. (I can't help myself.)

Kimberly--congrats to you, you've reached 100 posts, but you have a long way to go to reach ashley's. Keep at it!
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MofroFan1
MOFROFANS.COM -- all Mofro, all the time

Last Edited by on Jan 12, 2009 7:25 AM
KimberlyLeath
101 posts
Jan 12, 2009
7:45 AM
Damn Clay - I didn’t even notice - how the hell did that happen?
Shhhh....don’t tell Joe

I think Ash will have a taping advantage being such a young sweet thang…no matter how fucked up she is ;)


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antsyashley
548 posts
Jan 12, 2009
9:21 AM
Hahahaha -- y'all are hilarious. Yeah Clay, I have seen first-hand what NOT to do when taping. Ribbit...ribbit.

Y'all, please have low expectations for my first tape job. I am gonna (maybe) get some VERY basic equipment without any enhancements. I just hope I have time to try it out on a local bar show before I get to a Mofro show, so I can figure out what I am doing. And I just hope things go better than expected!

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mofrofans1
Admin
909 posts
Jan 12, 2009
9:27 AM
Local bar. We're in trouble already. Kimberly, you're probly right on that, for sure. Skot, I have no idea what you're talking about.

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MofroFan1
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skotdee
193 posts
Jan 12, 2009
10:17 AM
mmm hmmm, on and on ya'll go. Im gonna change my handle to Otis, the town drunk, off Andy Griffith. 'hic

Last Edited by on Jan 12, 2009 12:45 PM
swkelley
108 posts
Jan 12, 2009
12:55 PM
ashley....just set up the equipment at home in front of your stereo and get a little practice in before recording a show.

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Gr8ful98
159 posts
Jan 12, 2009
1:13 PM
If I had a dollar for every KILLER recording I fucked up...I'd be rich! Seriously, you don't even wanna know how many amazing performances went untaped because of "user error".

The only way to tape a show is to, tape a show! Expect to fucup abit, try new things, if everybody is facing East, set your shit up facing West. My very first MOFRO recording using microphones I had lost my windscreens(nerf condoms), and the wind was picking up. I put a pair of socks on the mics & got a great recording. My rig looked totaly ghetto, but who cares!

Just don't get so serious about taping that you forget to have fun.


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"throwin' pennies on the tracks and playin' in the rain...oblivious of the world around us that was going insane"
Swampcracka
2 posts
Jan 12, 2009
2:07 PM
Ahh LAngerado...John DUde, its been too long since we've been to a show together...Kerry
antsyashley
549 posts
Jan 12, 2009
7:27 PM
Y'all are making me feel a little more at ease. Thanks.

So, I have this thread going at the taperssection message board. I already heard from Mr. Jello, but I'd like to get an opinion from the rest of you tapers. Or would it be better to talk on the phone, John Dude?

http://taperssection.com/index.php/topic,115468.0.html
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Fill your soul with music and joy.
Gr8ful98
163 posts
Jan 13, 2009
5:05 AM
Ash...go with the R-09, as I've seen several folks using it as an "ALL IN ONE" at Bear Creek. I haven't heard a recording, but have seen many folks using it.
Send me your address, I will let you borrow a set of stealth mics & battery box...so you can try recording
R-09 vs. mics>batt box>R-09

Check the yard sale.


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"throwin' pennies on the tracks and playin' in the rain...oblivious of the world around us that was going insane"
antsyashley
559 posts
Jan 19, 2009
10:30 AM
Well, well, folks. I just purchased the BRAND NEW Tascam DR-07. It is being released tomorrow, will arrive at the vendor by Friday, and will ship to me by Tuesday next week. Just in time to try it out in New Orleans and Baton Rouge.

For anyone interested, this device is tiny and will fit in a bra! The special deal comes with free external mics ($69 value) and sells for $200. And I think the quality is going to be quite acceptable (if I can figure out what I'm doing).
http://www.soundprofessionals.com/cgi-bin/gold/item/TAS-DR-07

And John Dude is sending/loaning me some cool stuff to possibly use with it. Thanks, man! This is all so exciting.

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giggles
212 posts
Jan 28, 2009
8:36 PM
I hope the taping goes well Ash!
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everbody moving, everybody grooving, everybody lettin' it all get loose
mofrofans1
Admin
1024 posts
Jan 29, 2009
12:21 AM
Fits inside her bra? I can't wait to see how the taping came out from inside there.

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Gr8ful98
182 posts
Jan 29, 2009
10:03 AM
Thank You for the phone message last night!
I got a "MOJO WORKIN" voicemail this morning from Ashly!!! WOOOOOHOOOOOO!!


How was your taping experience?
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"throwin' pennies on the tracks and playin' in the rain...oblivious of the world around us that was going insane"
antsyashley
597 posts
Jan 29, 2009
3:55 PM
Hahaha, luckily I didn't have to stick it in my bra. I talked about my taping experience in the New Orleans thread, so I won't be redundant. It was allll gooooodddd! Thanks JD, Scott, and Frank for your advice and such in my preparation.
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Fill your soul with music and joy.
FireFly
309 posts
Jan 30, 2009
12:22 PM
LOl !! ash, it fits in a bra ??? I'm not EVEN gonna go there, cause I could fit a whole recording studio in mine
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antsyashley
603 posts
Jan 30, 2009
5:23 PM
Hahahaha!! That is great!
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