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by Nick Sevilla
Mon Sep 16, 2019 5:03 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Automatic EQ Opinions
Replies: 17
Views: 1774

Re: Automatic EQ Opinions

Ozone... Thoughts about this? --> I sat in the control room at a very expensive studio with diamond-encrusted monitors, and watched this ace ripping through Ozone. Here's what he did: - Set the Maximizer to a ballpark level, then set it to Gain Matching... - He swept through the spectrum in Surgica...
by Nick Sevilla
Mon Sep 16, 2019 4:51 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: MD 409 in pieces
Replies: 14
Views: 195

Re: MD 409 in pieces

There most likely is some circuitry inside the chrome capsule housing.

Which is good, saves you from having to recreate it, just wire it into another housing.

You may want to try to contact a few mic repair people, and see if they have a spare body laying about.
by Nick Sevilla
Mon Sep 16, 2019 4:41 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: When to use Mono or Stereo FX and Panning
Replies: 3
Views: 55

Re: When to use Mono or Stereo FX and Panning

Easy fast rules for processors: MONO = EQs, Compressors, pitch correction, and anything that does NOT need a Stereo sound field. Say a mono delay that will definitely stay in the same pan position as the vocal, and follow around if it gets panned. Vocoders / Flangers / Phasers. STEREO = Anything tha...
by Nick Sevilla
Mon Sep 16, 2019 4:35 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: PT rig rentals?
Replies: 2
Views: 63

Re: PT rig rentals?

Hi Alex, I used to rent from two of those places that kslight put on. Usually, once you go past 4 days, their rates would drop a lot. I would think today, a weekly rental rate would be about $350/ day for a 16 IO setup, for 5 days charged, 7 days used = $1,750 for one week. This is for an HDX system...
by Nick Sevilla
Fri Sep 13, 2019 7:05 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Cassettes
Replies: 13
Views: 681

Re: Cassettes

As a side note, I look forward to USB memory sticks being the new "retro" thing. LOL. I was just garage sale hunting, sadly, I did not pick up the 5 or 6 blank cassette tapes I saw at one place. I no longer have my Fostex 4 track, and did not think anyone would use these blank cassettescanymore. If ...
by Nick Sevilla
Thu Sep 12, 2019 2:06 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: MD 409 in pieces
Replies: 14
Views: 195

Re: MD 409 in pieces

Never had to open one up... but, if it has electronics, they would be worth replicating / salvaging.
by Nick Sevilla
Thu Sep 12, 2019 12:31 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: MD 409 in pieces
Replies: 14
Views: 195

Re: MD 409 in pieces

Yep. But you might want to also salvage the circuit too, if possible.

The capsule is but one component of the whole picture.
by Nick Sevilla
Wed Sep 11, 2019 11:59 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: MD 409 in pieces
Replies: 14
Views: 195

Re: MD 409 in pieces

You could, if the capsules are in excellent shape.
by Nick Sevilla
Mon Sep 09, 2019 3:58 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Learning Logic
Replies: 2
Views: 165

Re: Learning Logic

Look for my friend Jay Asher.

He has written some books on Logic Pro.

He might have online resources.
by Nick Sevilla
Thu Sep 05, 2019 3:38 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Best Saturation For Specific Instruments
Replies: 17
Views: 520

Re: Best Saturation For Specific Instruments

My favorite for low end instruments (bass and kick drum) back when I was digital / ITB was Quadrafuzz. It's like multiband saturation and was a great sortof distortion EQ for adding something to rumbly parts. It was a free plugin with some DAW I used to use. Does anyone know of any DAW that comes w...
by Nick Sevilla
Thu Sep 05, 2019 12:15 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Best Saturation For Specific Instruments
Replies: 17
Views: 520

Re: Best Saturation For Specific Instruments

If you are using Avid Pro Tools and are current, they now offer HEAT for non TDM / HDX systems. https://www.avid.com/plugins/heat It works a charm on most things. Other ones I like: Nomad Factory Magnetic II. Very good. http://go.nomadfactory.com/products/p897-Magnetic-II/ I used to be able to use t...
by Nick Sevilla
Tue Sep 03, 2019 9:32 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: phase alignment and polarity adjustment plugins
Replies: 3
Views: 249

Re: phase alignment and polarity adjustment plugins

I only have a need to use them when I am mixing other engineer's recordings. I do try to phase align, and make the source sound good with my microphones BEFORE pressing record, not try to salvage a lazy mic placement after the fact. I do have the Little Labs IBP under the UAD label, and also the Wav...
by Nick Sevilla
Tue Sep 03, 2019 9:28 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Mastering to LUFS standards
Replies: 4
Views: 248

Re: Mastering to LUFS standards

Just lower the overall gain of your already mixed masters, so they conform to that -16 LUFS standard.

Forget about the peaks, that is useless for this purpose.
by Nick Sevilla
Fri Aug 16, 2019 5:00 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: tricks to make stereo pads more interesting in the mix?
Replies: 14
Views: 564

Re: tricks to make stereo pads more interesting in the mix?

I sometimes: 1. Make a pad MONO. Then pan it about. 2. Make it MONO, then put some chorus / flanging / phasing on it, see which one works best. 3. If several pads playing at the same time (MFR!) then pan each one opposite each other. 4. Make certain sounds belong only in certain parts of the song. M...