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  Topic: Mic placement when Mic-ing an amp
John Macy

Replies: 12
Views: 206

PostForum Section: Recording   Posted: 16 Jan 2021 5:57 pm   Subject: Mic placement when Mic-ing an amp
I wish I could get back those hours I spent moving mics like that Smile. A good friend of mine did a ton of those guitar band records in LA and spent hours and days in the studio moving mics like that. ...
  Topic: Mic placement when Mic-ing an amp
John Macy

Replies: 12
Views: 206

PostForum Section: Recording   Posted: 15 Jan 2021 10:10 am   Subject: Mic placement when Mic-ing an amp
I have one of those, too, Bill. Mine is called an assistant engineer... Smile
  Topic: How long does it take you to "warm up"?
John Macy

Replies: 23
Views: 969

PostForum Section: Pedal Steel   Posted: 13 Jan 2021 6:00 pm   Subject: How long does it take you to "warm up"?
One of my favorite Cowboy Jack Clement quotes is “Even an air conditioner has to warm up to be cool....”.
  Topic: What A Wonderful World
John Macy

Replies: 18
Views: 1184

PostForum Section: Steel Players   Posted: 7 Jan 2021 1:05 pm   Subject: What A Wonderful World
So nice, as always, Jim! Been enjoying the collection of your CDs for sure!
  Topic: Amps ,Effects and so many choices its crazy .
John Macy

Replies: 10
Views: 791

PostForum Section: Electronics   Posted: 6 Jan 2021 5:50 am   Subject: Amps ,Effects and so many choices its crazy .
At the studio, we own just about any pedal you can name and I have tried just about all of them in various combinations. That said, there is a certain “it” thing in the Steel Dream that makes me c ...
  Topic: Favorite pickup(s) on a Tele
John Macy

Replies: 16
Views: 818

PostForum Section: Music   Posted: 3 Jan 2021 6:32 am   Subject: Favorite pickup(s) on a Tele
Not sure about a Tele, but I do know the best pickup to put on a banjo is a Ford F-150.,,
  Topic: looking for good reference tracks
John Macy

Replies: 18
Views: 837

PostForum Section: Recording   Posted: 2 Jan 2021 5:35 pm   Subject: looking for good reference tracks
One thing that mastering engineers hate is when people rely too much one reference tracks, which most likely have been professionally mastered, and end up trying to match the dynamics of an already ma ...
  Topic: Any DIYers out there?
John Macy

Replies: 19
Views: 615

PostForum Section: Recording   Posted: 2 Jan 2021 9:11 am   Subject: Any DIYers out there?
Laughing I sure do miss Paris, nothing sounded better!
  Topic: Any DIYers out there?
John Macy

Replies: 19
Views: 615

PostForum Section: Recording   Posted: 2 Jan 2021 9:01 am   Subject: Any DIYers out there?
Yep, though they only had the four channel
Version when
https://bb.steelguitarforum.com/userpix2020-03/728_4A4375FE98884AAE817C61635476FEBF_1.jpg I bought mine.
  Topic: Benado Steel Dream
John Macy

Replies: 6
Views: 1400

PostForum Section: Electronics   Posted: 2 Jan 2021 8:47 am   Subject: Benado Steel Dream
Love my Steel Dream and can’t wait to get my new PF-6 Version 2 (with a tremolo in place of the tuner). Sage is the best!!!
  Topic: Any DIYers out there?
John Macy

Replies: 19
Views: 615

PostForum Section: Recording   Posted: 2 Jan 2021 7:44 am   Subject: Any DIYers out there?
I have always had large format consoles over the years, but I went to a smaller, more hybrid setup last year with an API Box console. It has four channels with API eqs (two 550A and two 550B) and sixt ...
  Topic: Any DIYers out there?
John Macy

Replies: 19
Views: 615

PostForum Section: Recording   Posted: 1 Jan 2021 12:38 pm   Subject: Any DIYers out there?
I love working with a hybrid setup and love working in ProTools (I do about 10% of my projects on tape, usually at the client's request). For me, if you get it right on the way in via the right hardw ...
  Topic: Perfectionism
John Macy

Replies: 18
Views: 2270

PostForum Section: Steel Players   Posted: 26 Dec 2020 5:30 am   Subject: Perfectionism
As one of my producer and philosophical hero’s, Cowboy Jack Clement used to say “Perfect equates to s***”. YMMV.
  Topic: John Arnold RIP
John Macy

Replies: 22
Views: 1968

PostForum Section: Gone Home   Posted: 22 Dec 2020 5:43 pm   Subject: John Arnold RIP
Colorado lost one of its own today to Covid. Rest easy, John....
  Topic: SKB 3611 case
John Macy

Replies: 2
Views: 313

PostForum Section: Pedal Steel   Posted: 22 Dec 2020 4:27 pm   Subject: SKB 3611 case
I have a couple, one earlier one that Sierra used to market and one of the newer ones that have the heavier duty TSA latches. Both have survived lots of airline flights, including international, and l ...
  Topic: Steel Bender Coffee!
John Macy

Replies: 16
Views: 2035

PostForum Section: New Product Announcements   Posted: 21 Dec 2020 5:57 pm   Subject: Steel Bender Coffee!
I like that, too! I got some a while back from Ben Waligoske. Texas coffee and Texas bourbon pair pretty well together!
  Topic: Any DIYers out there?
John Macy

Replies: 19
Views: 615

PostForum Section: Recording   Posted: 21 Dec 2020 3:35 pm   Subject: Any DIYers out there?
The CAPI stuff is the real deal!! Not having the op amp expoxied makes them run cooler and last longer than the API ones, too. Great stuff, as is Hairball!

PS-build one of the 550 eqs to go with th ...
  Topic: Urban Cowboy reunion steel player??
John Macy

Replies: 13
Views: 2234

PostForum Section: Steel Players   Posted: 21 Dec 2020 6:54 am   Subject: Urban Cowboy reunion steel player??
I played on the first version of that song with Michael Martin Murphey (who wrote it). It was a Top 40 country record in 1976.
  Topic: Monk's Mood live with Jim Hoke and Terry Adams
John Macy

Replies: 10
Views: 761

PostForum Section: Steel Players   Posted: 18 Dec 2020 7:01 am   Subject: Monk's Mood live with Jim Hoke and Terry Adams
Love it!
  Topic: "Imagine" Steel Guitar Tribute-15 Players!
John Macy

Replies: 30
Views: 2204

PostForum Section: Steel Players   Posted: 11 Dec 2020 8:51 am   Subject: "Imagine" Steel Guitar Tribute-15 Players!
That thought crossed my mind, but then 15 players times 15 4 bar phrases is 225 parts to sort though, pick and comp together. That’s when the other side of the brain said “why not just make a road ...
  Topic: "Imagine" Steel Guitar Tribute-15 Players!
John Macy

Replies: 30
Views: 2204

PostForum Section: Steel Players   Posted: 11 Dec 2020 7:37 am   Subject: "Imagine" Steel Guitar Tribute-15 Players!
You could say the thought has crossed my mind.... Smile
  Topic: "Imagine" Steel Guitar Tribute-15 Players!
John Macy

Replies: 30
Views: 2204

PostForum Section: Steel Players   Posted: 10 Dec 2020 10:02 am   Subject: "Imagine" Steel Guitar Tribute-15 Players!
Laughing
  Topic: "Imagine" Steel Guitar Tribute-15 Players!
John Macy

Replies: 30
Views: 2204

PostForum Section: Steel Players   Posted: 10 Dec 2020 8:43 am   Subject: "Imagine" Steel Guitar Tribute-15 Players!
Thanks to Bruce and Pete and all the players who generously agreed to play on this, and thanks Steve for the shoutout. I kept wanting to add more chorus’ and keep adding players cause I missed havin ...
  Topic: "Imagine" Steel Guitar Tribute-15 Players!
John Macy

Replies: 30
Views: 2204

PostForum Section: Steel Players   Posted: 9 Dec 2020 5:56 pm   Subject: "Imagine" Steel Guitar Tribute-15 Players!
Thanks so much. It was a Linit of love for sure!!

Yes, the video is correct with the players. I wish I had gotten real video!

As for getting everyone together, it was really just asking everyon ...
  Topic: "Imagine" Steel Guitar Tribute-15 Players!
John Macy

Replies: 13
Views: 998

PostForum Section: Steel on the Web   Posted: 8 Dec 2020 2:36 pm   Subject: "Imagine" Steel Guitar Tribute-15 Players!
On the anniversary of John Lennon's death, it felt appropriate to share this steel guitar tribute of "Imagine" I put together along with 14 of my steel playing brothers. Seems no better time ...
 
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