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by losthighway
Tue Jun 30, 2020 6:02 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: How would you get this bass sound? (Karen Dalton - Something on your mind)
Replies: 10
Views: 270

Re: How would you get this bass sound? (Karen Dalton - Something on your mind)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zNIHvRKzpD0 Youtube is compressing and adding more squish than the original recording. Spotify link: https://open.spotify.com/album/1OuzXj4yo7VyBKwHZhxEnW?highlight=spotify:track:6Vz2IQv3AYoznh4tjsrRPo To me it sounds like a P bass with an overdriven amp, played with...
by losthighway
Thu Jun 04, 2020 7:04 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Check in Thread
Replies: 40
Views: 1613

Re: Check in Thread

All over the US, we have (as I'm sure you know) a fantasy of our northern neighbors as hyper-polite and perhaps (forgive the choice of words) harmless . I'm aware of the trouble with how the first-nations citizens are treated, but I honestly didn't imagine that your police forces had any kind of si...
by losthighway
Thu Jun 04, 2020 11:10 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Check in Thread
Replies: 40
Views: 1613

Re: Check in Thread

As my good friend John Samson used to tell the American kids after ever show - America needs you to stay home and fight to fix things. That's was back after Bush got elected again and all the liberal people were talking about moving to Canada. It's more important now. Samson has gradually become on...
by losthighway
Wed Jun 03, 2020 6:11 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Check in Thread
Replies: 40
Views: 1613

Re: Check in Thread

A.David.MacKinnon wrote:
Wed Jun 03, 2020 4:44 pm
Hang tight everyone. Those of us north of the border are watching and hoping for the best possible outcome.
My wife and I have been debating the merits of life in BC vs Montreal, as our country is currently a shit show. Too bad you guys keep such tight control over your visas.
by losthighway
Tue Jun 02, 2020 8:39 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Bach-age
Replies: 8
Views: 488

Re: Bach-age

Well you gotta figure, the settings on your delay pedal might motivate you to play a certain riff. We often futz with the reverb pre delay and decay to match the song. If you're hearing your music in a space with certain characteristics all of the time, consciously or subconsciously you're going to ...
by losthighway
Tue Jun 02, 2020 11:30 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Check in Thread
Replies: 40
Views: 1613

Re: Check in Thread

Pretty depressed from it all. I was on a creative streak last month, I wrote and recorded seven new songs and was having a blast. The news and the police brutality have me all anxious. I'm going to donate some money to a bail fund today for people who've gotten arbitrarily arrested. I also got lost ...
by losthighway
Sun May 31, 2020 1:11 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Weird cable companies- ever tried any of these?
Replies: 9
Views: 512

Weird cable companies- ever tried any of these?

I have a weird combination of an Amazon gift card burning a hole in my pocket, and the perennial need for more trs to xlr cables. In their weirdness, Amazon stocks Tisino, Cable Matters, Cable Creation and Seismic Audio. They're all so inexpensive I assume they're not very good. Anyone know anything...
by losthighway
Fri May 29, 2020 6:01 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Best Monitors for the Room
Replies: 22
Views: 950

Re: Best Monitors for the Room

I'd consider perhaps a smaller speaker size (maybe a pair of 4-5" ones) coupled with a sub you can turn off/on, or a high quality pair of headphones so you can check bass when needed, but aren't constantly flooding a tight space with more low frequencies than you can get an accurate read on. I've n...
by losthighway
Thu May 28, 2020 5:50 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Best Monitors for the Room
Replies: 22
Views: 950

Re: Best Monitors for the Room

I think some questions about treatment came up because a few hundred dollars for workhorse monitors and a couple hundred dollars on treatment might get you farther than $1,000 on monitors alone. Were you referring of anything specific when mentioning workhorse monitors. I spent years on a pair of K...
by losthighway
Tue May 26, 2020 9:17 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Best Monitors for the Room
Replies: 22
Views: 950

Re: Best Monitors for the Room

I wanna stay under $1000. The cheaper the better tho. I want to hear an accurate representation of the entire freq spectrum. Anything beyond that is a waste of money to me...like bells n whistles or features that aren't necessary for someone that's just tracking/mixing their own stuff. This combina...
by losthighway
Tue May 26, 2020 7:59 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: DI bass and guitar
Replies: 61
Views: 2559

Re: DI bass and guitar

I was focused on the bass angle, but I gotta say fuzz box guitar DI is one of those sounds that so instantly triggers sense memories of records I've heard since I was a kid. It's weird it took me this long to use it. It's a very specific flavor that would get annoying if it was used on every song, b...
by losthighway
Fri May 22, 2020 5:27 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Inexpensive options & recommendations for talkback
Replies: 5
Views: 460

Re: Inexpensive options & recommendations for talkback

After years of having a 'talkback button' on a couple different mixing boards, my current one started acting weird, which really stressed me out about communication. I then put a SDC I wasn't using on a tiny stand I never used on the desk and put it on a spare channel on my board following the same ...
by losthighway
Thu May 21, 2020 8:47 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Latest Gear You've Un-Acquired....
Replies: 28
Views: 1329

Re: Latest Gear You've Un-Acquired....

I have the opposite problem: I keep buying mics that would make sense as a pair for stereo mic'ing, and then wanting something novel and unique to my collection instead of shelling out the dough to make a pair. I only have one pair of mics. It would make total sense for me to double down on my GT MD...
by losthighway
Wed May 20, 2020 9:28 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Latest Gear You've Un-Acquired....
Replies: 28
Views: 1329

Re: Latest Gear You've Un-Acquired....

I've got an SWR bass head that blows fuses that was kind of abandoned at my place. I keep thinking about the cost/benefit of getting it working and then selling it off. Not a fun chore, but it's wasted space right now.