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by MoreSpaceEcho
Sat Mar 28, 2020 11:21 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: placing a room mic on amp / phase
Replies: 14
Views: 206

Re: placing a room mic on amp / phase

I think Tony is on to something. The impulse is to point it at the cab, just further away, but I think that (especially) 4x12s are extremely directional. The random mic in the room not pointing anywhere near the amp is probably worth a shot too. I second this, or third it as it were. Fourthed. I'll...
by MoreSpaceEcho
Sat Mar 28, 2020 10:35 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Fanless Pure Power Amp Recommendations?
Replies: 9
Views: 126

Re: Fanless Pure Power Amp Recommendations?

I have the Hypex Ncore amps (class D) here, can't say enough good things about them, they're incredible. Impossibly fast and accurate. Quite affordable considering how good they are, but maybe too spendy for a living room setup. My previous amp was a Rotel RB1080 and that was no slouch either, serve...
by MoreSpaceEcho
Wed Mar 25, 2020 11:05 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: I highly recommend REAPER
Replies: 16
Views: 262

Re: I highly recommend REAPER

Just read Larry's thread and man it is just crazy that any DAW has problems with BTD in 2020. Just add up the damn numbers come on!
by MoreSpaceEcho
Wed Mar 25, 2020 10:48 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Coronavirus Plans (what are yours?)
Replies: 10
Views: 192

Re: Coronavirus Plans (what are yours?)

Still have mastering work coming in, did a really cool record yesterday....studio's a separate building on our property, so staying home is no problem for me. Ms MSE is working from home, although at the moment she's taking a lil nap, don't tell her boss. A friend is putting out a "quarantine songs"...
by MoreSpaceEcho
Wed Mar 25, 2020 10:42 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: I highly recommend REAPER
Replies: 16
Views: 262

Re: I highly recommend REAPER

Love REAPER, can't say enough good things about it as a DAW and Cockos as a company. I'd echo (ha!) everything crow said, and add that it's super stable, pretty much never crashes ever. The only bad thing I can think of is the default theme is ugly, but of course there are 80 billion other themes yo...
by MoreSpaceEcho
Tue Feb 18, 2020 9:32 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Apollo Masters Burned Down
Replies: 45
Views: 2239

Re: Apollo Masters Burned Down

Why would I buy a physical CD from bandcamp when I can just download the files? I don't think there's very many people who care about the physical CD packaging the way people do with vinyl, which makes sense. If I'm buying vinyl I want the thing, if I'm buying a cd I just want the information that's...
by MoreSpaceEcho
Thu Feb 13, 2020 1:54 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Apollo Masters Burned Down
Replies: 45
Views: 2239

Re: Apollo Masters Burned Down

I'll be honest, I prefer CDs over vinyl. I do too. We have a turntable in the house but hardly ever use it. I don't have one in the studio. I don't have a cd player out there either but every cd gets ripped into the computer in all of its glorious 16 bits. I have approx one zillion records I can ca...
by MoreSpaceEcho
Tue Feb 04, 2020 8:43 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Mastering To Or For Different Players Yikes Earbuds?
Replies: 15
Views: 913

Re: Mastering To Or For Different Players Yikes Earbuds?

Man the loudness button makes my phonograph sound like garbage. What is it even, a compressor? A bass boost? Pretty sure it's just low and high freq shelves. The idea being you'd press that when you were listening at really low volumes and it'd make everything sound better, because Fletcher Munson....
by MoreSpaceEcho
Sun Feb 02, 2020 8:24 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Mastering To Or For Different Players Yikes Earbuds?
Replies: 15
Views: 913

Re: Mastering To Or For Different Players Yikes Earbuds?

I want to ask other engineers about how much effort do you put into trying to get your masters to play well in all specs of different players? None. I have monitors I know really, really well (had them 15 years now) in a room that's as acoustically perfect as I could make it. I make things sound go...
by MoreSpaceEcho
Sun Jan 26, 2020 8:08 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: unhyped kick drum mic
Replies: 62
Views: 3204

Re: unhyped kick drum mic

Definitely try the PZM on the floor in front of the kick, anywhere from 1-6' out. Can pretty much guarantee this'll give you some kind of cool sound.
by MoreSpaceEcho
Fri Jan 24, 2020 1:35 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: unhyped kick drum mic
Replies: 62
Views: 3204

Re: unhyped kick drum mic

losthighway wrote:
Tue Jan 21, 2020 8:57 pm
I'd have to be in a pretty weird mood, or in a really weird session to put it up as my choice for the kick but you never know.

I recently learned that the kick mic on Van Halen 1 was a 57. I was like "that explains so much!" Apparently they didn't feel it needed any eq either....
by MoreSpaceEcho
Tue Dec 03, 2019 9:13 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Limiter on rough mixes
Replies: 23
Views: 1841

Re: Limiter on rough mixes

I never saw the point of normalizing, have never really done it. All it does is raise the highest peak to zero, and you might well have one peak that's 3db higher than anything else....if you wanted to be fussy about it you'd go through and manually turn down just the highest peak bits and THEN norm...
by MoreSpaceEcho
Wed Nov 20, 2019 7:37 pm
Forum: People/Places/Things
Topic: Searching for Best Studios in Boston, MA and/or Surrounding Locations
Replies: 5
Views: 1160

Re: Searching for Best Studios in Boston, MA and/or Surrounding Locations

Every place mentioned so far would do you great. There's also: http://www.oddfellowsrecording.com/ http://www.soulshoprecording.com/ http://universalnoisestorage.com/ and if you wanted to come down to Providence (and stop and say hi to me on the way), there's http://www.machineswithmagnets.com/studi...
by MoreSpaceEcho
Wed Nov 20, 2019 9:45 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Limiter on rough mixes
Replies: 23
Views: 1841

Re: Limiter on rough mixes

I researched this years ago, and many of my peers agreed that making CDs and mp3s required that NO maximum volume should be allowed in the print file, to help avoid problems with the encoding processes of both compact discs and mp3 files. This is true, but there's overs on loads and loads of CDs an...
by MoreSpaceEcho
Tue Nov 19, 2019 8:03 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Limiter on rough mixes
Replies: 23
Views: 1841

Re: Limiter on rough mixes

'I'll throw a little L2 Maximizer on there so they can really hear it rip' ... If it's just a limiter and it's only doing a couple few db reduction it's likely fine, that's not going to change the perception/perspective of the mix too much. It's the 'mastering preset' stuff that makes shit get all ...