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by ashcat_lt
Thu Jun 20, 2019 4:55 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Mixing with the band there
Replies: 21
Views: 960

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: 557

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: 557

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: 716

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: 716

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: 1396

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: 1431

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: 1412

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: 803

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: 803

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: 803

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 ...
by ashcat_lt
Wed Aug 29, 2018 7:31 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: What to do with a pair of NS-10s, half working
Replies: 7
Views: 836

Re: What to do with a pair of NS-10s, half working

"doesn't work at all" tells us just about nothing, but it almost rules out blown speakers. It would take something really fucked up to blow both drivers at the same time. It might be something simple like an input wire come loose. Maybe something screwed up in the crossover network. You should take ...
by ashcat_lt
Fri Jun 01, 2018 7:37 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Let's talk guitar-amp simulators
Replies: 10
Views: 1250

Re: Let's talk guitar-amp simulators

I have absolutely no problem creating a "loud sound field" with amp sims. In fact, I honestly believe that the problem most people have with them is that they never really crank them up as loud as the amp that they're modeling would be at comparable settings. If you're complaining about the "feel" o...
by ashcat_lt
Fri Apr 20, 2018 1:38 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Equality, Equiibrium, what have you!! EQ plugs..
Replies: 16
Views: 2078

Re: Equality, Equiibrium, what have you!! EQ plugs..

Holy shit my life just changed. Honestly did not know you could add bands! Four is usually enough, but I do sometimes find myself wishing for a fifth. I'm mostly a "set and forget" EQ-er, but I'll have to look into the envelope detector. That sounds nifty. LOL! Glad I could help. I very rarely actu...
by ashcat_lt
Wed Apr 18, 2018 3:26 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Equality, Equiibrium, what have you!! EQ plugs..
Replies: 16
Views: 2078

Re: Equality, Equiibrium, what have you!! EQ plugs..

I pretty much exclusively use Reaper's stock 4-band EQ. If by this you mean ReaEQ, that's all I ever use myself, but I do kind of object to your referring to it this way. ReaEQ can have as many bands as you want. I'm sure there's a limit, but I've never hit it. Each of those bands can be any of 8 d...