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by Colorblind
Fri Sep 18, 2020 6:00 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Latest gear you've acquired.....
Replies: 4209
Views: 925402

Re: Latest gear you've acquired.....

Just picked up a Baldwin Fun Machine (with 2 problematic keys in the bass section :| ), and a Peavey Decade.
by Colorblind
Thu Sep 03, 2020 6:54 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Cymbals Eat Snare
Replies: 49
Views: 1407

Re: Cymbals Eat Snare

This tread is a reminder to me to always take a clean sample of each drum once the session is set up and ready to go. I frequently do but sometimes forget. So many drummers (at least ones I record) can't be coached on playing style/volume without it fucking up everything else for them and killing t...
by Colorblind
Tue Sep 01, 2020 6:09 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Cymbals Eat Snare
Replies: 49
Views: 1407

Re: Cymbals Eat Snare

I've had some good results with overdubbing cymbals. It's nice to be able to pull the close mics back a bit without worrying about the extra cymbal bleed. The biggest challenge has been getting the drums and overdubbed cymbals to sound like one performance/take (if that's the goal).
by Colorblind
Tue Sep 01, 2020 6:02 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Real or phoney: Billie Eilish tiny desk
Replies: 11
Views: 484

Re: Real or phoney: Billie Eilish tiny desk

You'd think with her singing so softly and so far off the mic that you would start to hear the noise floor, especially once you start compressing things. Cleaned up somehow in post, or a just super clean preamp maybe? Those Neumanns are transformerless too, which might help.
by Colorblind
Wed Aug 26, 2020 12:00 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Cymbals Eat Snare
Replies: 49
Views: 1407

Re: Cymbals Eat Snare

My room is about 27'L x 16W with 8.5' ceilings. Treated with broadband absorption but not completely dead sounding. 8.5" ceiling is not bad, but extremely tall either - do you have treatment above and around the drums? might be more forgiving if there was? Agreed, wish I had more height. There’s a ...
by Colorblind
Tue Aug 25, 2020 10:05 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Cymbals Eat Snare
Replies: 49
Views: 1407

Re: Cymbals Eat Snare

Yep, lots of great stuff here. Upon further investigation and checking phase, I'm pretty sure it was a lack of consistency when he was hitting the snare. Hitting it harder when the hats open up, etc. It's not as noticeable on the snare top mic, probably because the transient designer was smoothing t...
by Colorblind
Tue Aug 25, 2020 6:17 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Cymbals Eat Snare
Replies: 49
Views: 1407

Re: Cymbals Eat Snare

are the cymbals super washy? what cymbals/hats are being used? i had a drummer that played these paiste dark energy something or others and they were the washiest cymbals i've ever heard they drowned out everything. i hated them. The cymbals did seem pretty washy, yeah. 14" Zildjian new beat hats, ...
by Colorblind
Mon Aug 24, 2020 6:30 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Cymbals Eat Snare
Replies: 49
Views: 1407

Cymbals Eat Snare

I've been battling this recurring issue for quite awhile now, and I'm wondering if anyone here has dealt with the same thing. Snare drum sounds great when played by itself, or when the drummer is playing closed hi-hats or riding the floor tom. Nice and big and open. As soon as he opens up the hats o...
by Colorblind
Thu Aug 13, 2020 5:57 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: 16 more channels of analog compression
Replies: 21
Views: 744

Re: 16 more channels of analog compression

I remember Steve Albini saying the RNC is as good as other compressors several times its cost, for whatever that’s worth.
by Colorblind
Mon Aug 10, 2020 10:48 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Space Echo RE-201 Questions
Replies: 16
Views: 596

Re: Space Echo RE-201 Questions

Good advice here, thanks. I received the tape loops and new felts from Echofix, and did some quick A/B tests. The new felt for the tension arm is much thinner than what was on there originally, and I couldn't adjust the arm enough to keep constant tension on the tape. This resulted in fewer (and inc...
by Colorblind
Tue Aug 04, 2020 5:32 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Need Help With DIY Diffuser Design...
Replies: 29
Views: 709

Re: Need Help With DIY Diffuser Design...

I built a couple of these to get rid of flutter echo between the floor and ceiling. Super easy to build using 1/2" plywood, and works like a charm.
by Colorblind
Fri Jul 31, 2020 6:42 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Space Echo RE-201 Questions
Replies: 16
Views: 596

Re: Space Echo RE-201 Questions

Thanks for the replies. I swapped out the Scotch loop for one made from an 8-track tape I found at a thrift store. The tape looks to be in good shape, but the repeats aren't nearly as strong as they are with the Scotch 150. The result of a difference in tape thickness maybe? Anyway, I'm going to ord...
by Colorblind
Mon Jul 27, 2020 4:38 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Clip-On Tuners?
Replies: 14
Views: 414

Re: Clip-On Tuners?

+1 on the Snarks. I’ve got a basic $20 one that is surprisingly good. It has to be on vibration sensor mode though, rather than the internal mic which I haven’t had great luck with.
by Colorblind
Thu Jul 23, 2020 11:21 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Space Echo RE-201 Questions
Replies: 16
Views: 596

Space Echo RE-201 Questions

Hey all, I'm reluctant to start a new thread on a topic that's likely been beat to death here, but I've got a couple questions I haven't found definitive answers for. I recently acquired an RE-201 for a decent price, by today's standards. Never owned a tape delay before. It didn't come with a tape, ...
by Colorblind
Thu Jul 23, 2020 6:47 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Latest gear you've acquired.....
Replies: 4209
Views: 925402

Re: Latest gear you've acquired.....

FWIW, the tech 21 VTB is really good also; a lot of guys at talkbass apparently use it on their boards, but I find it great for recording DI, and it can be Ebogged for less than a hundo. I like all of the "character" pedals, tho', and even their clones ( ex ., Joyo). But the one I want is the "Tech...