RegisterRegister
Log in to check your private messagesLog in to check your private messages
Log inLog in
FAQ  -  SEARCH  -  MEMBERS  -  FAVORITES  -  PROFILE
Incorporating Reel to Reel in Recording
Goto page Previous  1, 2
 
Post new topic   Reply to topic   printer-friendly view    Tape Op Message Board Forum Index -> Recording Techniques
View previous topic :: View next topic  
Author Message
Gregg Juke
ghost haunting audio students


Joined: 12 Jun 2010
Posts: 3340
Location: Buffalo, NY, USA

PostPosted: Fri Mar 24, 2017 10:43 am    Post subject: Re: Incorporating Reel to Reel in Recording Reply with quote

Don't forget to try and get bass and bass drum to "edge" tracks (usually track 1 & 2, but could be 8 ). The outer tracks of the multi-track tape lose high-end, so are sort of pre-programmed as "low pass." More "sparkly" stuff (hi-end) should be on the inside tracks.

GJ
_________________
Gregg Juke
Nocturnal Productions Music Group
Drum! Magazine Contributor
http://MightyNoStars.com

"He's about to learn the most important lesson in the music business-- 'Never trust people in the music business.' "
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website
A.David.MacKinnon
mixes from purgatory


Joined: 07 May 2003
Posts: 2923
Location: Toronto

PostPosted: Fri Mar 24, 2017 11:02 am    Post subject: Re: Incorporating Reel to Reel in Recording Reply with quote

Here's a record that I tracked through a tape machine (using the repro head method)

https://mattfoy.bandcamp.com/album/tte

The artist plays everything so instruments were recorded one at a time. I had three mics set up - a close mic, a medium distance room mic and a really far/crushed room mic. I would make a blend of all or some of those mics for each instrument and bus it to tape. The tape send was split. One version went right to the daw. The other went to tape and then to the daw off of the repro head. Because of the delay on the tape tracks getting into the computer we used the straight up digital tracks for the headphone mix. Once each song was finished I deleted the digital only takes and used the tape tracks for the final mix.
I mixed back to the tape machine by way of a beautiful pair of Magnatech tube limiters. So much fun.
_________________
Dave

http://adavidmackinnon.blogspot.com
http://adavidmackinnon.bandcamp.com
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website
jimjazzdad
alignin' 24-trk


Joined: 19 Jan 2012
Posts: 52
Location: Halifax, NS, Canada

PostPosted: Fri Mar 24, 2017 8:06 pm    Post subject: Re: Incorporating Reel to Reel in Recording Reply with quote

Listening to it right now - sounds great! Very 70s. (That's a compliment in my world.)

What tape machine? I have a Tascam 32 that I am reconditioning and plan to try this approach.
_________________
Jim Legere
Halifax, NS
Canada
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
A.David.MacKinnon
mixes from purgatory


Joined: 07 May 2003
Posts: 2923
Location: Toronto

PostPosted: Sat Mar 25, 2017 7:07 am    Post subject: Re: Incorporating Reel to Reel in Recording Reply with quote

It was an Otari MX5050 2 track. All the instruments were tracked in mono through once channel.
_________________
Dave

http://adavidmackinnon.blogspot.com
http://adavidmackinnon.bandcamp.com
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website
Display posts from previous:   
Post new topic   Reply to topic   printer-friendly view    Tape Op Message Board Forum Index -> Recording Techniques All times are GMT - 4 Hours
Goto page Previous  1, 2
Page 2 of 2

 
Jump to:  
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum