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by losthighway
Fri Mar 27, 2020 12:08 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: placing a room mic on amp / phase
Replies: 14
Views: 205

Re: placing a room mic on amp / phase

Recycled_Brains wrote:
Fri Mar 27, 2020 8:57 am
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.
by losthighway
Thu Mar 26, 2020 7:10 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: placing a room mic on amp / phase
Replies: 14
Views: 205

Re: placing a room mic on amp / phase

If you're on a digital platform the wise 'delay the room mic' recommendation can be auditioned in milliseconds (sorry). Zoom in, grab the room mic track and slide it slightly right. Listen, adjust, repeat. Also a figure 8 with the null pointed at the amp is good. Overall I find the room mic on guita...
by losthighway
Fri Mar 13, 2020 8:15 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Latest gear you've acquired.....
Replies: 4016
Views: 869182

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

row wrote:
Thu Mar 12, 2020 8:08 pm
I highly recommend getting the Coles. The only problem is I need another one :|
I think that's the other thing that keeps me from jumping. It's like getting lasik surgery for one eye. Sooner or later you're going to want that on both sides.
by losthighway
Thu Mar 12, 2020 2:45 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Got Attic Residue from diffusors
Replies: 9
Views: 220

Re: Got Attic Residue from diffusors

You might see what a smaller dry wall knife, or putty knife and a hammer or mallet can do. If you can scrape off the bigger chunks it might reduce the labor time.

If you gotta get nasty I'd say get a palm sander and a ton of sandpaper for it, you'll go through it like kleenex.
by losthighway
Wed Mar 11, 2020 8:43 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Latest gear you've acquired.....
Replies: 4016
Views: 869182

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

I recently purchased a Coles 4038. I didn’t expect them to be similar but me and my buddy did a little comparison with the Royer as a mono overhead. Lovin the Coles so much... I can’t figure out how to attach a picture from iPhone. I really need to just pull the trigger on a Coles. I've been wantin...
by losthighway
Wed Mar 11, 2020 5:27 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: recording glock/xylophone
Replies: 6
Views: 287

Re: recording glock/xylophone

For a smaller glock, I've had luck with small diaphragm condensers in xy several feet above using slightly softer mallets. Still I've seen all the challenges here: fundamental not loud enough, really spiky transients. Fast compression and some eq help too. I recently did some glockenspiel with a sin...
by losthighway
Mon Mar 09, 2020 11:47 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Favorite Hardware Reverb Unit
Replies: 19
Views: 1044

Re: Favorite Hardware Reverb Unit

My latest favorite is the TC Electronic Rever 4000. It's discontinued because they've been pushing their pricier, bigger 6000. For a couple years the price on these dipped from several thousand for new units, to 1,400 as clearance. I missed that window, but it brought their used price down to a simi...
by losthighway
Sun Mar 08, 2020 6:15 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Upping my percussion recording skills
Replies: 27
Views: 1135

Re: Upping my percussion recording skills

My clap method usually involves flam slapping my bare belly, a couple feet from the mic, making a cup out of my hands so it's a little fuller sounding. 2 passes of that is pretty good, and way less transient-y than actual claps. If I do add in layers of real clapping I do it quieter than I think I ...
by losthighway
Sat Mar 07, 2020 7:31 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Latest gear you've acquired.....
Replies: 4016
Views: 869182

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

Came to my senses and bought out the RE20 I've been renting for the last 8 months. Smart. That's a handy mic. I'm always lusting after my next mic as something two or three times more expensive than one of those, when I'd probably use the RE20 twice as much. I mean it's really only good for drums, ...
by losthighway
Fri Mar 06, 2020 2:34 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Latest gear you've acquired.....
Replies: 4016
Views: 869182

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

cgarges wrote:
Thu Mar 05, 2020 7:22 pm
BLUE-restored Telefunken U48.
Hot diggity!
by losthighway
Tue Mar 03, 2020 2:28 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Older i7 pre-built PCs, advice needed
Replies: 10
Views: 458

Re: Older i7 pre-built PCs, advice needed

I just want to say that I've been running digital multitrack sessions on a HP, and two different Dells since I started. I dig the budget-minded PC workhorse vision and I commend your efforts. Also my last two cars were a Honda and a Toyota.
by losthighway
Sat Feb 29, 2020 8:36 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Upping my percussion recording skills
Replies: 27
Views: 1135

Re: Upping my percussion recording skills

Also with hand claps:

If you need it to sound like more people and you're short on time/people, copy and paste the part from verse 2 and slide it into verse 1. By grabbing other performances from other sections you get all those tiny differences that add depth.
by losthighway
Sat Feb 29, 2020 6:53 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Latest gear you've acquired.....
Replies: 4016
Views: 869182

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

Dr. Z Jetta combo amp.
by losthighway
Wed Feb 26, 2020 2:44 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Sticking a Processor Inline With An Effect
Replies: 5
Views: 301

Re: Sticking a Processor Inline With An Effect

I've found the popular practice of both high and low passing a reverb to be pretty helpful, especially for vocals. Unless you're going to be keeping the reverb up pretty hot, or unless there's something peculiar in what you're sending (say something hissy/spitty from an overdriven or reamped vocal) ...
by losthighway
Wed Feb 26, 2020 2:38 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: small mixers for tracking headphones?
Replies: 9
Views: 537

Re: small mixers for tracking headphones?

anyone doing this? have been rocking Furman HR6s for some time, but the stupid CAT5 cables always seem finicky and I don't like the panning limitations - nevermind the fact that they are no longer made. saw some Greg Wells session somewhere they were using little Mackie's for headphone mixers. I do...