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by numberthirty
Tue Oct 20, 2020 3:43 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Alternatives to DAWs?
Replies: 17
Views: 385

Re: Alternatives to DAWs?

When it comes to a more "Hardware..." sort of a setup and suggestions as to what that setup should amount to? It would honestly depend on detailed specifics of exactly where a person intended on winding up. While you can pretty easily go from "Keeping It Simple..." to "Beyond Overkill..." with a DAW...
by numberthirty
Tue Oct 20, 2020 7:31 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Alternatives to DAWs?
Replies: 17
Views: 385

Re: Alternatives to DAWs?

My PT set up isn't underserving me at all. I think the reason I am considering this move is more of a philosophical practice and, further, a new challenge. I am always challenged by PT and constantly trying to learn new ways to do things. The challenge of going in a more or less analog direction is...
by numberthirty
Sun Oct 18, 2020 2:25 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Lost in the wilds of lo/mid-fi -- your thoughts please.
Replies: 41
Views: 799

Re: Lost in the wilds of lo/mid-fi -- your thoughts please.

... Interesting -- is the idea to combine a duller-sounding dynamic with the brighter condenser? Maybe? Mostly, I'm just thinking that sometimes solutions will come from places that you would not have suspected. Taking some time to try some things that might not work will eventually rule them out, ...
by numberthirty
Sun Oct 18, 2020 2:16 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Alternatives to DAWs?
Replies: 17
Views: 385

Re: Alternatives to DAWs?

Is there a significant issue with maybe just shifting to a different DAW?
by numberthirty
Sat Oct 17, 2020 10:57 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Lost in the wilds of lo/mid-fi -- your thoughts please.
Replies: 41
Views: 799

Re: Lost in the wilds of lo/mid-fi -- your thoughts please.

One other thing that you could try just to see if it combats whatever "Dull..." could be is to try micing the vocal mid-side just to hear the results.

Seems like you could use the Figure 8 on the 179 and the Shure/EV/Oktava for the "Mid".

https://www.uaudio.com/blog/mid-side-mic-recording/
by numberthirty
Sat Oct 17, 2020 10:46 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Lost in the wilds of lo/mid-fi -- your thoughts please.
Replies: 41
Views: 799

Re: Lost in the wilds of lo/mid-fi -- your thoughts please.

On my last mix I was struggling with a dull-sounding lead vocal--I did a lot of EQ cuts on that track but I felt like I struggling to find a good balance between murkiness and harshness. Dig out the Oktava & give it a whirl on lead vocal. It's likely to give you more brightness than most of the oth...
by numberthirty
Sat Oct 17, 2020 10:42 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Lost in the wilds of lo/mid-fi -- your thoughts please.
Replies: 41
Views: 799

Re: Lost in the wilds of lo/mid-fi -- your thoughts please.

What gear are you recording with? (Hopefully I didn't miss a huge post answering this question before I asked it.) ... ... -My signal chain is all inexpensive stuff...mostly SM57s, EV 635a, an inexpensive ribbon mic, that kind of thing. All into the built-in pre's in my old MOTU. It's not cheap/dir...
by numberthirty
Sat Oct 17, 2020 5:46 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Lost in the wilds of lo/mid-fi -- your thoughts please.
Replies: 41
Views: 799

Re: Lost in the wilds of lo/mid-fi -- your thoughts please.

Sorry, you clarified a lot of this at the same moment I was posting ^. Re: murkiness. In addition to the high pass filter recommendation, I'd also say low mids can really be the enemy. The 200hz-350hz region is often the worst buildup I struggle with. There are usually one or two instruments that h...
by numberthirty
Sat Oct 17, 2020 5:41 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Lost in the wilds of lo/mid-fi -- your thoughts please.
Replies: 41
Views: 799

Re: Lost in the wilds of lo/mid-fi -- your thoughts please.

One other thing about SM57s(or the SM7) and lots of ribbons(but particularly less expensive ones...) - Something like a Cloudlifter(or some of the other options there...) The gain they give you meaning not having to really crank a less expensive preamp can make a really big difference on some things...
by numberthirty
Sat Oct 17, 2020 5:36 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Lost in the wilds of lo/mid-fi -- your thoughts please.
Replies: 41
Views: 799

Re: Lost in the wilds of lo/mid-fi -- your thoughts please.

I gotta say, I'm realizing that gear is a huge part of this. I bought a new mixer and recorder this year that are higher fidelity than anything I've ever used before and my recordings are higher fidelity. Like mind-blowingly higher. You can only do so much with audio that's been put through bad cir...
by numberthirty
Sat Oct 17, 2020 12:18 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Lost in the wilds of lo/mid-fi -- your thoughts please.
Replies: 41
Views: 799

Re: Lost in the wilds of lo/mid-fi -- your thoughts please.

First, where someone is(as far as picking things up and having things dawn on you as you learn more...) is usually something that is worthwhile. It might minimize folks making suggestions that you are already up to speed on. That said, I'm going to quote someone that I know who posted something else...
by numberthirty
Fri Oct 16, 2020 7:06 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: microphone death
Replies: 17
Views: 462

Re: microphone death

One Blue vocal microphone(Encore100?) That said, my younger brother bought it for a "Haul Around..." pa to take to bars and places that didn't have their own. It saw a whole lot of use before it finally stopped working. Looked like the "Inside The Headbasket..." guts had started to separate when I u...
by numberthirty
Fri Oct 16, 2020 3:56 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Overdrive pedals educate me
Replies: 51
Views: 1145

Re: Overdrive pedals educate me

Recycled_Brains wrote:
Fri Oct 16, 2020 10:35 am
I've been using the KWB on synth a lot lately. Rules.
I actually put mine in front of the amp while reamping some M-Tron "String" parts.

It was certainly a sound you would not forget that you had heard.
by numberthirty
Thu Oct 15, 2020 9:52 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Overdrive pedals educate me
Replies: 51
Views: 1145

Re: Overdrive pedals educate me

Since the PRF "Tech Room" sub-forum got a mention, my "Go-To" in the Tech Room is that the Boss Line Selector is the Swiss army knife of guitar pedals. So many things that it will help out with when folks take a little time to think through how an LS-2 might help. Mine just quit working last fall. G...
by numberthirty
Thu Oct 15, 2020 5:18 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Overdrive pedals educate me
Replies: 51
Views: 1145

Re: Overdrive pedals educate me

I grabbed one of his KWB-inspired pedals he built for that charity sale a while back. Can vouch for his skills. That pedal rules. Excellent build quality. Speaking of speaking of (speaking of) Rats, I've wanted to try one of his Black Box's for a while. The KWB Distorter is probably the last versio...