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by GarryJ
Tue Dec 01, 2009 7:53 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: 'Olden day' MIX compression/limiting?
Replies: 7
Views: 2243

A big, moist dollop of pomade in the ears smooths out the high end in a very nice way. Really though, I'd guess that a lot of the signatures of a 60s record came from the tracking and mix itself. Only guessing, though, absolutely no experience with 60s methods. http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b237...
by GarryJ
Mon Oct 26, 2009 12:52 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Vocal bleed (TAKES OVER)
Replies: 8
Views: 2033

Vocal bleed (TAKES OVER)

A while back we tracked a song live in someone's living room in a flat in London, vocals, guitar and a weird electronic wind instrument thing through a speaker. It was the start of a busy couple of days of tracking, so we thought we'd take "an easy one" first and the take was good. In hindsight, my ...
by GarryJ
Fri Aug 28, 2009 12:43 am
Forum: Listen to Music
Topic: Taking a simple recording and making it stupidly complicated
Replies: 5
Views: 1546

Taking a simple recording and making it stupidly complicated

By replacing a whole badly-recorded drumkit with samples, kick, snare, toms, hats and cymbals, whilst trying to retain the original performance dynamics.

Verdict: sounds alright, but takes a ridiculous amount of time. Not recommended.

http://www.yousendit.com/download/YkxLc ... bVUwTVE9PQ
by GarryJ
Thu Jul 23, 2009 11:27 pm
Forum: Listen to Music
Topic: recc. for ambient music, instrumental, with a beat
Replies: 4
Views: 1778

Late additions: Jetone, The Field
by GarryJ
Mon Jul 20, 2009 4:40 am
Forum: Listen to Music
Topic: recc. for ambient music, instrumental, with a beat
Replies: 4
Views: 1778

I like Loscil a lot for droney beats. Tim Hecker is worth a look as well.
by GarryJ
Fri Jul 17, 2009 12:39 pm
Forum: Listen to Music
Topic: Directions to take a mix in
Replies: 1
Views: 768

Directions to take a mix in

Just started mixing this tune - it has a pretty prominent bass and piano part, and they tend to get in the way of each other at times. I'm still a learnist at mixing so I'm unsure of how to attack the problem in a way that'll result in clarity of both parts whilst maintaining solid low-end; EQing an...
by GarryJ
Mon Apr 13, 2009 8:04 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Replacing the tubes in an Ampeg Gemini I
Replies: 2
Views: 961

Replacing the tubes in an Ampeg Gemini I

The original(!) tubes in my '66 Gemini I G-12 are starting to become a little too microphonic for comfort. This thread is useful reading for what tubes are on offer, but does anyone have any specific experience with a Gemini?
by GarryJ
Mon Feb 02, 2009 2:55 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: filtering and boosting techniques
Replies: 28
Views: 3919

Dealing with a boomy cello track

I have a very boomy cello track that's been causing me a bit of pain, I've attacked it with a multi-band compressor and EQ, but can't find a good compromise between low-end control and retention of performance zing. This is the part in question, in the context of the mix, with a good whack of low-ba...
by GarryJ
Mon Jan 19, 2009 7:09 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Dealing w/ just-below-clipping peak levels
Replies: 12
Views: 2027

I'd stick to compensating with faders and recording subsequent tracks at a level you're more comfortable with. If there isn't any clipping, there's no need to touch the files: a little volume compensation is all you need, it's better to do it with the faders (which will be processing the signal anyw...
by GarryJ
Mon Jan 19, 2009 6:55 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: The craziest plugs you know of...
Replies: 16
Views: 3504

by GarryJ
Mon Jan 05, 2009 7:47 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Auralex MoPAD Studio Monitor Isolation anyone experience it?
Replies: 28
Views: 6098

What's the theory behind getting 25% compression on the neoprene?

I'm curious - just bought some neoprene foam to do some DIY chopping.
by GarryJ
Sun Jan 04, 2009 3:12 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Good CD's to Reference, Study, or Obsess for mixing...
Replies: 27
Views: 5611

It depends on what type of music I'm working on, but for pop music I have a rather unhealthy obsession with referencing John Vanderslice's work, particularly the Pixel Revolt album. The recording diary on his website (not all that detailed technically, but a good read) gives a few interesting insigh...
by GarryJ
Fri Dec 19, 2008 10:50 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Best Sounding Snare Sound EVER
Replies: 200
Views: 61489

Just recently I noticed a little flutter echo in my monitoring position, so I slathered some paste on the walls each side and threw a bucket of sand at it - the grains diffuse the echoes wonderfully.

Have to be proper dodecahedrons, though, none of that spherical bullshit.
by GarryJ
Sun Dec 07, 2008 5:14 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Those lopsided, "half" waveforms?
Replies: 6
Views: 1419

Can you post a picture of one of the dodgy waveforms?

As a rough guess I'd say you've got a fault in the input chain that's rectifying the signal, or shorting either the hot or cold signal to ground. Cable is the prime suspect.