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by firesine
Sun Oct 04, 2009 10:51 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Bus compression techniques
Replies: 38
Views: 8446

great article/ thread. the one thing i'd want to add is a pretty obvious caveat for experienced mixers, but something that nearly bit me in the booty when i was first trying it: it's really easy to accidentally muddy up your stereo image using this technique - one example would be sending your oh's...
by firesine
Sun Oct 04, 2009 10:47 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Three dimensional mixes?
Replies: 55
Views: 13391

Two, if you're gonna set up a reverb and you want it to sound natural, start sending stuff to the reverb, then just listen to the reverb return. Does it sound like it would if you were standing outside the room and listening to the band play? If not, why not? Are the vocals too loud and clear? Is t...
by firesine
Fri Oct 02, 2009 11:13 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: ubertar ribbon mic-- sneak preview of new version on page 23
Replies: 350
Views: 123385

I wonder if some sort of commonly available caustic chemical might remove the paint from the clamps more thoroughly and with less effort than sanding? For instance, Coca-cola has a fairly high pH... ... I seem to remember using it to de-rust a bicycle chain one time, and another to strip paint off ...
by firesine
Fri Oct 02, 2009 12:04 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Is Pro-Toosl M-Powered worth any effort?
Replies: 15
Views: 2675

I say get da Tools. If you ever feel like doing anything in a commercial studio chances are they will be running Pro Tools. Like you said, it's good to be familiar with the industry standard.
by firesine
Fri Oct 02, 2009 11:55 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: ubertar ribbon mic-- sneak preview of new version on page 23
Replies: 350
Views: 123385

I'm on the list! :D
by firesine
Fri Oct 02, 2009 11:46 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: What interface for this unconventional (but pro gear) setup?
Replies: 5
Views: 1524

Have you looked at Benchmark? Simple and high quality for sure, but you pay for it.

You might like the Apogee Duet, very simple but it has two mic pres...
by firesine
Mon Sep 28, 2009 4:02 pm
Forum: Listen to Music
Topic: First time in a while my ears don't ring after a show. NIN
Replies: 8
Views: 2504

^haha! guess we don't like N o k i a around here.
by firesine
Mon Sep 28, 2009 4:00 pm
Forum: Listen to Music
Topic: First time in a while my ears don't ring after a show. NIN
Replies: 8
Views: 2504

I recently saw Porcupine Tree at Club im_a_spammer and it was the best sounding show I can remember. The sound quality was great and my ears were feeling good even after 3 hours straight, wish I could say the same for my back...
by firesine
Mon Sep 28, 2009 12:02 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Some Pro Tools Questions
Replies: 6
Views: 1617

so you are basically saying not to even deal with using the time adjuster plugs at all and just nudge the individual tracks that are being offset by plugin delay? Well, I'm not really saying to discard the time adjuster plug in if you like to use it. My response was actually a question to bluesbaz ...
by firesine
Sun Sep 27, 2009 6:55 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Some Pro Tools Questions
Replies: 6
Views: 1617

What your doing is sending the track to itself, hence the mute, along the way printing all of the plug in data and no automation. Another benefit is that you can print all of your tracks at once. I often do this with finished albums to "save the mix" Once that's done disable your plugins move the a...
by firesine
Tue Sep 22, 2009 11:16 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Bellari RP220 and ADM 2668 mic preamps
Replies: 5
Views: 5864

The Bellari rocks! I don't own one but have used it on a few sessions and it didn't dissapoint. I wouldn't hesitate to use it on OH when I'm not using tube mics or on rooms depending on what sounds better for that sitiation. I have only used it on drums but that's by no means the only thing it's goo...
by firesine
Tue Sep 22, 2009 6:51 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: too many compressors?
Replies: 5
Views: 1843

You might experiment with parallel compression if you are worried about ruining the dynamics. I am having so much fun with compressors on buses, its addicting! But it's also much more forgiving than using alot of compression in series.
by firesine
Thu Sep 17, 2009 1:02 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Recording accordian with Apogee Duet
Replies: 5
Views: 1295

I've had luck recording a toy accordion with an MS pair composed of KSM 44s. I would think your rode NT1 and 4050 in MS would work well a few feet from the player. Watch out for weird crinkle noises if you get into close micing. Or maybe that's just because that accordion cost 5 dollars....
by firesine
Thu Sep 17, 2009 12:55 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: recording a 10 person roundtable.
Replies: 12
Views: 2127

Omni sounds like the ticket to me... I'm not sure what kind of phase problems you're worried about, but it's multiple mics that cause phase problems, not multiple sources.

One 635 in the middle of the table, or possibly two spaced across, should provide good coverage and minimize phase issues.
by firesine
Thu Sep 17, 2009 12:50 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Doubled Vocals
Replies: 37
Views: 7388

Usually, I don't have a singer consciously double themselves. When I get a good take I say "two more just like that." Then, pick the best one any pan the other two left and right. If you aren't happy with the double, do a triple. It seems illogical, but the addition of a third take can smooth over a...