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by ashcat_lt
Thu Sep 10, 2020 5:42 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: DAW as live mixer suggestions
Replies: 12
Views: 318

Re: DAW as live mixer suggestions

I'm so confused. You said (and I agree) that stock plugins would probably be fine, but then you're talking about 3rd party plugins from UAD and Waves? What you didn't mention is which DAW you're using, but I do know that with Reaper and a halfway decent machine, you'd ought to be able to get 20 trac...
by ashcat_lt
Fri Jan 03, 2020 6:57 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Can Someone Explain Why This Isn't Working To Me
Replies: 3
Views: 679

Re: Can Someone Explain Why This Isn't Working To Me

I used to do a lot of syncing of midi devices both to FSK and SMPTE/MTC, but I never had to cross the streams (had machines that just followed FSK natively and have never used a converter like you've got), and also it was almost 20 years ago when I stopped needing it, and I've killed most of the bra...
by ashcat_lt
Wed Dec 25, 2019 2:50 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Your storage solutions - esp for cables
Replies: 9
Views: 1243

Re: Your storage solutions - esp for cables

I just kind of happened to have a spare keyboard stand around, so most of my mic cables hang off of that. Then I decided to move the dresser out of my kids' room to give them more space, so I moved that to studio. It's got four drawers - headphones and stuff, mic and stuff, adapters and DIs and stuf...
by ashcat_lt
Thu Nov 14, 2019 5:02 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Vocal Recording Question
Replies: 8
Views: 986

Re: Vocal Recording Question

Papanate wrote:
Mon Nov 11, 2019 2:10 pm
(15 years old...) for the last couple of years.
How'd you manage that? I told mine he wasn't allowed to turn 10, so he's had seven 9th birthdays.
by ashcat_lt
Thu Jun 20, 2019 4:55 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Mixing with the band there
Replies: 21
Views: 2723

Re: Mixing with the band there

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Tried that once a long time ago. It wasn't horrible, but I'm not going there anymore.
by ashcat_lt
Thu Mar 21, 2019 5:58 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Mixing template in Reaper
Replies: 10
Views: 1230

Re: Mixing template in Reaper

randrohe wrote:
Wed Mar 20, 2019 9:30 pm
Hey Ashcat, could you give me an example of a non linear plug in?
Compressor, limiter, gate, expander, clipper, saturation, most "analog emulation" type things. Anything where the effect depends on the level.
by ashcat_lt
Wed Mar 20, 2019 7:19 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Mixing template in Reaper
Replies: 10
Views: 1230

Re: Mixing template in Reaper

It only matters if you have some non-linear processing on the bus/folder tracks, and then generally only because you'll need different settings on those plugins.
by ashcat_lt
Thu Jan 17, 2019 3:05 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Speeding up a song after tracking without altering pitch
Replies: 10
Views: 1339

Re: Speeding up a song after tracking without altering pitch

Honestly, straight varispeed is always the least damaging way to do it. In this case, it'll cause a 58 cent shift. Just over half a semitone. Nobody will ever notice unless they actually try to play along. It's a time-tested technique that really just works.
by ashcat_lt
Wed Jan 16, 2019 4:40 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Speeding up a song after tracking without altering pitch
Replies: 10
Views: 1339

Re: Speeding up a song after tracking without altering pitch

Short answer is no. The only way to accomplish it is literally resynthesis (what Ableton did for you) and it is always prone to potential artifacts. There ARE different algorithms out there, and some work better on certain material, but there's no one good answer. IDK if Ableton gives you any option...
by ashcat_lt
Wed Dec 19, 2018 4:40 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Let's talk guitar amp recording
Replies: 26
Views: 2359

Re: Let's talk guitar amp recording

...no killing my ears. An amp sim is no excuse. ;) It's still true that if you really want it to sound like it was loud - with all of the sustain and feedback that entails - then it actually has to be loud in real SPL at the guitar. I very often will run a dedicated output for the guitar after the ...
by ashcat_lt
Sat Dec 15, 2018 10:29 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Tracking Unusual Instruments
Replies: 25
Views: 2682

Re: Tracking Unusual Instruments

I make actual noise, so I've recorded some fairly unusual things. A stainless steel bowl with some change, some water, and a pair of those singing exercise ball things with dynamic mic on either side while I swirled it around. We once brought the corrugated steel sheet from the back wall of our carp...
by ashcat_lt
Thu Nov 08, 2018 4:40 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Reamped Bass Phase Issue
Replies: 15
Views: 2272

Re: Reamped Bass Phase Issue

I bet the tone controls on the amp weren't set flat. Filters affect phase. You'd probably do better limiting the frequency range of each of the tracks so that they don't overlap in the low end. A lot of people use the DI for the more open and dynamic low end and then highpass the amp track for the f...
by ashcat_lt
Thu Nov 08, 2018 4:22 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Condenser Mic Innards???
Replies: 5
Views: 1162

Re: Condenser Mic Innards???

I appreciate the responses, but I disagree. Higher load impedance is always better. 1G is way more than necessary for this purpose, but it sure ain't gonna hurt anything unless it adds more noise than necessary, but that's usually not a big issue in this kind of circuits. Whether the circuits meant ...
by ashcat_lt
Thu Nov 08, 2018 12:37 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Condenser Mic Innards???
Replies: 5
Views: 1162

Re: Condenser Mic Innards???

Well, the "capsule" is a speaker. The one I tried actually works pretty well, sounds suprisingly good, but it could use some gain. I figure it would be best to get that gain as close to the capsule as possible and an actual balanced output would also be nice for S/N reasons. I've got a couple of bro...
by ashcat_lt
Sat Nov 03, 2018 11:48 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Condenser Mic Innards???
Replies: 5
Views: 1162

Condenser Mic Innards???

Anybody know if/where I might find a fully assembled circuit board for a condenser mic at a reasonable price. It seems like the kind of thing I'd be able to find on amazon for like $5, but I can't seem to find the right search terms. Everything I come up with is for electret elements expecting like ...