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by yoink
Tue Feb 23, 2010 9:30 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Minimizing upright piano noises.
Replies: 13
Views: 2071

This has all helped so much. #1 on my list is unfortunately a piece of gear: piano casters. They're not cheap but it's probably the only way I'll be able to move it into the middle of the room easily enough. I found a set that only raises the piano 3/4" and I think I can work with that extra pedal h...
by yoink
Sat Feb 20, 2010 10:19 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Minimizing upright piano noises.
Replies: 13
Views: 2071

Thanks for all the great advice so far. I have a lot to think about here. Before attempting to move the piano, I am going to see if I can get a fun/interesting acceptable sound. I'm in no rush, so some oiling, checking mechanicals etc. and then some mic movement. No time like the present to learn mo...
by yoink
Fri Feb 19, 2010 9:26 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Minimizing upright piano noises.
Replies: 13
Views: 2071

Minimizing upright piano noises.

I'm trying to record my upright piano. I have two mics in XY with the top cover open (like you'd open your car's bonnet - propped up.) The sound is generally very pleasing; that is after fiddling with placement for almost an hour. However, I do get some extraneous sounds. The sustain pedal spring "c...
by yoink
Fri May 09, 2008 7:47 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Dealing with artists while mixing on your monitors
Replies: 17
Views: 3330

Dealing with artists while mixing on your monitors

When I got my first set of monitors I though, wow these sound a lot different than any other speaker I've ever heard. But after a very short period of time my mixes were coming out miles ahead (more often than not) of what they were prior to the acquisition thereof when I was using a consumer 2.1 sy...
by yoink
Thu Mar 27, 2008 8:54 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: I just.... need... A Volume knob!
Replies: 8
Views: 1857

SPL Volume 2 - because I'm lazy. It's active, but sounds fine. No colouration like some other devices with large knobs - but no extra features, just a knob and a mute button.
by yoink
Sun Mar 23, 2008 2:42 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: API 312 and Fatheads/Ribbons
Replies: 5
Views: 1393

Re: API 312 and Fatheads/Ribbons

antonlamont45 wrote:Will the 312 provide enough gain for a Fathead on a quiet singer, do you think? Or how about other ribbons? Does it match well gain wise or is it not enough? Very curious...
API 3124s or A2Ds? Plenty of gain for most ribbons/dynamics. I can't imagine it's any different for the 512c.
by yoink
Wed Nov 14, 2007 11:04 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: eliminating an amp rattle from a guitar track
Replies: 16
Views: 2953

Izotope's new RX app works well with spectral editing tasks too and it was designed to specifically work on such things. It has a 30 day trial as well.
by yoink
Sun Nov 11, 2007 7:11 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: size of a hard drive
Replies: 14
Views: 2028

I clicked on this, expecting all kinds of immaturity. I was disappointed. Disappointed because the posts didn't mention the effects based on length or width of the hard disk? Or perhaps the wonderful transition from a floppy culture to a hard one? Or maybe even more exciting is opening up to a comp...
by yoink
Sun Nov 11, 2007 3:32 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Logic Pro 8 Question
Replies: 10
Views: 1291

Generally, as long as you assign an output to a channel or bus in Logic 8, it will create the necessary channel strip for that output for you once something has been assigned to it. It cuts down clutter that way. The outputs themselves should all be accessible to you in the menus and should all be a...
by yoink
Sun Nov 11, 2007 3:30 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: size of a hard drive
Replies: 14
Views: 2028

And, if I may be so bold, in general a hard drive with a higher density of data per platter (since there are usually several spinning platers inside a hard disk) will actually be able to access information more quickly since the heads don't have to move as much (provided you maintain your disk to so...