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Izen Ears

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About Izen Ears

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  • Birthday 05/25/1972

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    New Orleans, LA
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    I love non-capey comics, experimental noise music, and horror movies. And I once played guitar in an instrumental surf band in Boston, we rocked.
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  1. Heh heh. Sounded AWESOME the other weekend. Played a “Rock For Reproductive Rights” benefit. Many strangers were bowled over by the tone from that stack! Dan Izen
  2. But how else to fake the filmy look?!!! (That’s the reason the DP on my job says for all the stage smoke.)
  3. If you came a few days earlier you could see my surf band! We’re playing Fri 10/25. Ah well... The weather just got nice this week - have a good trip! Yea holla at Sound Hard! Dan Izen
  4. Holy crap! I remember reading about this. Reminds of this thread I started:
  5. Hey thanks for that link to your awesome page! A great read. I’m trying my pinkie in mastering music and my mixes always come out muddy. Those perspectives are very useful! Dan
  6. If you’re talking about union jobs, your BA needs to do his job better! This happened in my town a bunch until the new BA stepped in and demanded 100% proof of residency (not a utility bill) or else “distant hire.” Those are two words that make a penny-pinching producer run to actual locals. It’s kind of a two-edged sword, because the folks in nearby towns become “nearby hires” instead of “true locals.” Dan Izen
  7. He played on many great surf classics, he was simply a badass badass drummer who made the most complicated stuff look easy. Sup Al! Dan Izen
  8. I keep fantasizing about using two ribbon mics + Shure beta 52a for the drum kit, in a non-dead room! We’d have to overdub but it would be worth it... Now I have ribbon mic GAS dammit!
  9. I’m surprised there aren’t more amp-heads posting here! I realize it’s not a guitar forum but many sound people also play music...
  10. Here’s the “bedroom” rig. Just got back that pair of 1963 Oxford 12M6 and threw em in. (Twin is 1962, original cabinet but re-tolexed.) What a tone! It’s like melted gold. Dan Izen
  11. He seems like a super great fella. Sa-weet Danelectro Longhorn on the wall! (Or maybe it’s a Hondo.) I wish I’d had the scratch to get one of these way back before I built my own... I considered it but it was like $7500. Worth every penny I’m sure!
  12. Hey it’s New Orleans everyone’s deaf! But seriously, we practice in my basement super super loud, and play out super loud. Possibly quieter than practice! I leave a big bag of earplugs at the door for patrons. I’ll post a practice recording at some point. The drummer pounds the crap out of the skins and we all dial up to where we can still hear him. Sometimes during practice I suddenly realize I can’t hear the drums at all haha! That beautiful clean tone had me in a spell. Those cabs are actually blonde tolex - those white ones you speak of could have been originals that faded into white! I’ve seen the 12” tone ring, but not in real life. I read they’re exceedingly rare. But they readily make them now, including 10” tone ring cabs! I just got back the 1963 Oxford 12T6 12” speakers for the blonde Twin. Dang job means I haven’t had the chance to install and hear them yet. I’m super excited because I’ve only heard JBLs (and Weber Californias) and some people rave about the Oxfords. Aw! Bummer about no recordings! Can you imagine hearing yourself back then? I mean talking between songs, hearing your young man voice in there. The music too or course! Do you still play? I absolutely *love* your question about vintage mics!!!! Somehow in all this tonequesting I forgot all about that! I have an original 55s and a couple of those bullet looking mics from the 60s. I feel like a lot of those old records were ribbon mics on the drums, very awesome warm. This opens up another giant can of worms! I’ve been using most dynamic mics, the AKG D112 sounds really nice on the brownface cab, pointed between the doping and the cone. Drum mics seem to sound really good on these guitar amps! I wonder if there are studios that record the “old way” of just a handful of ribbon mics for drums and such?
  13. I’ve not seen that wood bridge before! That must change the tone compared to steel? Here are the amps Blood Reef uses!
  14. YESSSSS! You went to the Rendevous Ballroom that’s AWESOME!!! I am super jealous. Any recordings of that garage band? I am so grateful for your posts, thanks a lot! So great to read. Btw here’s the rig, but just this past weekend I picked up a 2x15 JBL cab that I’m going to replace that 15” tone ring cab with. The reverb is a 1963 tank with a new cab, and the showman is a 1962 but it also has a new cab. The only original cab is the 15” tone ring.
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