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by losthighway
Mon Nov 18, 2019 8:13 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Limiter on rough mixes
Replies: 7
Views: 59

Limiter on rough mixes

I'm sure I'm not the first to bring this up but there hasn't been a ton of conversation about it: When rendering a mix, rough mix, first pass, second pass etc. for a client to listen to, or just to enjoy while driving do you use a limiter or not? Reasons for: Obviously, get the overall volume up som...
by losthighway
Sat Nov 16, 2019 8:31 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: new Joan Shelley album
Replies: 1
Views: 48

Re: new Joan Shelley album

I don't have anything insightful to say from an engineering perspective, but this album and the one before it are great. Awesome songs, vocals, arrangements, production. Sometimes I think I'm bored with a genre and then someone comes along and reminds me how stupid that is.
by losthighway
Mon Nov 11, 2019 6:44 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Using reverb to differentiate lead and backing vocals
Replies: 7
Views: 333

Re: Using reverb to differentiate lead and backing vocals

Thanks for sharing buddies- the longer I do this, the more interested I am in the minutiae of application, strategy and technique, and the less I'm curious about 'what mic' or 'what pre'. I'm noticing that I share a preference with a lot of you for plate reverb sounds on vocals. I've really only bee...
by losthighway
Mon Nov 11, 2019 2:37 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Vocal Recording Question
Replies: 7
Views: 347

Re: Vocal Recording Question

I can't speak to the Nectar plugins, as I've never used them. I can only affirm that you're already doing the right thing: using your ears critically. Sometimes less processing yields stronger results on vocals. I'd say keep using what works and forget the rest. If you feel like you're still on a hu...
by losthighway
Sun Nov 10, 2019 6:36 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Using reverb to differentiate lead and backing vocals
Replies: 7
Views: 333

Re: Using reverb to differentiate lead and backing vocals

It's all over the place for me. Frequently there's one reverb and the lead gets a pre-delay before hitting that. Sometimes it's different versions of the same reverb with different decay times and eqs. If the back ups are fairly tight harmonies of the lead I'll sometimes leave them dry, turn them d...
by losthighway
Sat Nov 09, 2019 9:34 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Bass Plugins
Replies: 28
Views: 857

Re: Bass Plugins

I've recently been digging the DI on an API 312 pre better than the standard Avalon box that I also have on hand. Parallel with an overdrive pedal adds a little more hair.
by losthighway
Fri Nov 08, 2019 6:56 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Using reverb to differentiate lead and backing vocals
Replies: 7
Views: 333

Using reverb to differentiate lead and backing vocals

I've been thinking about this a lot when mixing lately. I've found that on a more adventurous or radical-sound type mix anything goes, one vocal in a cathedral, another bone dry. But the idea I'm musing with more is in a straight-ahead band mix. I wondered what some folks go-to approaches may be: - ...
by losthighway
Mon Oct 28, 2019 8:47 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Latest gear you've acquired.....
Replies: 3907
Views: 848042

Re: Latest gear you've acquired.....

TC Electronic Reverb 4000 I thought I was gonna be patient and save for 9-10 months and just get a Bricasti, but I can't bring myself to purchase a $4k reverb unit when I don't even own a mic that's worth more than half that. Although before they discontinued it these units fetched a pretty hefty pr...
by losthighway
Sat Oct 26, 2019 9:07 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: electrovoice 635A
Replies: 26
Views: 1218

Re: electrovoice 635A

markjazzbassist wrote:
Sat Oct 26, 2019 8:05 am
mine has no sizzle, very midrange present and soft top end, i would say yours has an issue.
It makes me wonder about mechanical resonance of some small part.
by losthighway
Sat Oct 26, 2019 7:44 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Latest gear you've acquired.....
Replies: 3907
Views: 848042

Re: Latest gear you've acquired.....

A.David.MacKinnon wrote:
Thu Oct 24, 2019 8:03 pm
The hair really pushes the gross factor to 11. Thankfully mine is made of wood
I was trying to process my disgust at that and remembered when I worked in an instrument shop and the luthier would grind a bone nut and the whole place smelled like death.
by losthighway
Sat Oct 26, 2019 5:41 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: electrovoice 635A
Replies: 26
Views: 1218

Re: electrovoice 635A

I wonder if the sizzle is a sign of needing repair.
by losthighway
Wed Oct 23, 2019 8:00 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Latest gear you've acquired.....
Replies: 3907
Views: 848042

Re: Latest gear you've acquired.....

A.David.MacKinnon wrote:
Wed Oct 23, 2019 7:32 pm
Just picked up a Ronroco (baritone charango). Getting my head around the tuning and chord shapes is a challenge but it sure sounds cool.
That brought me down a wikipedia wormhole.
by losthighway
Tue Oct 22, 2019 7:09 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: electrovoice 635A
Replies: 26
Views: 1218

Re: electrovoice 635A

I rarely blow out my room mics and things like that. I wish I knew how people do that and actually find it useable. Like all-buttons-in or Nuke mode on a Distressor. I try it almost every mix, and 99% of the time it doesn't make the cut. That 1% is fun though. Yeah, I'm with A.David, it's more of a...
by losthighway
Tue Oct 22, 2019 9:13 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: electrovoice 635A
Replies: 26
Views: 1218

Re: electrovoice 635A

I tried one once as a "crotch" mic since I've seen that application mentioned a bunch of times. I thought it sounded terrible, but not in a cool way. I wouldn't write it off based on that I suppose. Was not "smooth" at all. Total opposite. It tends to work for the "destroyed room mic" sound, even t...
by losthighway
Mon Oct 21, 2019 5:27 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: electrovoice 635A
Replies: 26
Views: 1218

Re: electrovoice 635A

You should use the search function. This mic was nearly the mascot for this place for years. I have other weird EVs but not this one. If memory serves people liked it on guitar amps, and as the "crotch mic" or "heart mic" placed somewhere in the middle of the drum set. If it's at all similar to my R...