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by radical recording
Sun Jul 29, 2012 12:35 pm
Forum: Listen to Music
Topic: List your Bandcamp page
Replies: 431
Views: 126689

Here's my newest on Bandcamp:

http://roypeak.bandcamp.com/
by radical recording
Sun Dec 04, 2011 6:13 am
Forum: Listen to Music
Topic: Christmas Time Video
Replies: 0
Views: 306

Christmas Time Video

Video I made for my holiday song "Christmas Time." A punk rock Christmas song with a glockenspiel solo. Song mastered by Scott Craggs of Old Colony Mastering in Boston.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CvxMKgpqiFk
by radical recording
Fri Sep 02, 2011 6:17 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Room mics, where have you been all my life?
Replies: 55
Views: 12458

Try putting a condenser mic in a corner, high up, and turned around BACKWARDS--facing the corner. Very cool drum sound, with massive amounts of low end.

I always track drums with a room mic and sometimes vocals.
by radical recording
Sun Apr 17, 2011 11:58 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: How would YOU record this Surf Rock Band?
Replies: 13
Views: 3344

use the 57 as a paperweight to hold down the pile of cash the band's paying you.
Every time I try that with a 57, the mic rolls off and the cash blows away.
by radical recording
Sun Apr 17, 2011 11:56 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Amp placement for live recording in smallish room?
Replies: 22
Views: 5566

I've been recording demos for a band in the drummer's living room. About 12x 24. We put the drums and singers on opposite sides of the longest part of the room, facing each other. Bass amp on one side, turned down as low as we can handle and DI'ed; two guitar amps on the side facing the bassist. No ...
by radical recording
Sun Apr 03, 2011 3:55 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Portable hard drives
Replies: 22
Views: 5397

I have that same LaCie hard drive and I love it. Been using it for recording outside of the studio with the laptop.
by radical recording
Sun Apr 03, 2011 3:18 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Bottom snare mic as a room mic, and other small room tricks.
Replies: 24
Views: 8430

Oh, I get it, he didn't want to be scene any where near that Samson mic. Oohhhh SNAP! I have one of those Samson mics and it works just fine on vocals, guitar, and--yes--as a room mic for drums. I usually put up at least two room mics (13x17 room, wood walls, carpeted floor) and that gets me the ma...
by radical recording
Sun Apr 03, 2011 2:12 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Portable hard drives
Replies: 22
Views: 5397

I've had 4 Western Digital drives fail on me in the past two years. They were kind enough to send me free replacements, but 2 of those have failed since then. No problems (so far) with LaCie or Seagate.
by radical recording
Wed Jul 07, 2010 6:03 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Wiring a 2x12" bass cabinet, need speaker selection hel
Replies: 10
Views: 3180

Eminence has a 12-inch speaker called the Kappa 12 that I've been using for years in a 2-12 bass cab. 450 watts and sounds great.

http://www.pulseonline.com/eminence15.htm
by radical recording
Fri Jul 31, 2009 5:24 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Suggested/favorite signal chain for acoustic guitar...?
Replies: 15
Views: 3539

I've had glorious success with two Neumann 184's and a True preamp.
+1 on that! I love my Neumann's! Great on acoustics and overheads for drums. With a smaller mic you can move it around easier and really pinpoint the sweet spot for certain acoustics--all the shimmer and none of the boominess.
by radical recording
Sun Mar 22, 2009 5:03 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: which acoustic Guitar Pins should i go with?
Replies: 5
Views: 1116

I put all brass pins in my Epi and it definitely made it louder. And brighter. If that's the sound you're going for. And I liked the look.
by radical recording
Mon Mar 16, 2009 11:28 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: trash can lid as cymbal?
Replies: 23
Views: 4171

Back in the nineties my band used to host what we called "Record Breaking Shows." Fans would bring in old vinyl albums (usually Styx, Journey, Abba--stuff like that) and we would smash them on stage. Our drummer, E. Mitchell (R.I.P), would mount a few of these on his cymbal stands and smash them as ...
by radical recording
Thu Dec 11, 2008 8:04 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: telling a drummer thats just tooo many toms!
Replies: 81
Views: 17755

In my older studio I had a drummer check out my studio to see if it was big enough for his drum set. At the time I was recording in a 13x11 room. The guy had a 9-piece set with a gong, 2 kick drums, rototoms and lotsa cymbals. He walked in, took one look at the room and said "Nope. Not big enough," ...
by radical recording
Fri Aug 22, 2008 12:18 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Steve Albini Recorded All Wave Movement
Replies: 238
Views: 44555

analogue recording and digital recording are both electronic means of capturing and storing representations of sound pressure changes. +1 and then some. let's compare cd to a vinyl record. the vinyl record stores physical energy, the limitations (in terms of how much bass you can cram in vs how man...
by radical recording
Fri Aug 22, 2008 11:01 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Steve Albini Recorded All Wave Movement
Replies: 238
Views: 44555

please explain to me how "analog is energy storage". I was wondering that one myself. If you touch your tongue to the tape will it shock you? I have no problem with anyone using tape to record with--if I could afford it I'd have a 24-track Otari and racks of analog gear. I love the way tape does a ...