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by losthighway
Sun Oct 21, 2018 6:25 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Beyond the MP3, the future of file types
Replies: 4
Views: 37

Re: Beyond the MP3, the future of file types

I think it'll be lossless, finally, and so I predict FLAC, which, for example, Bandcamp already streams. I, BTW, have a Agptek mini-player what takes mini-SD's, and plays FLAC, and sounds pretty damn good. Yeah, FLAC already has a foothold so it seems next in line. It just needs to go mainstream. T...
by losthighway
Sun Oct 21, 2018 1:28 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Beyond the MP3, the future of file types
Replies: 4
Views: 37

Beyond the MP3, the future of file types

Hey gang. My second (this one bought used as 'refurbished') ipod classic bit the dust and it got me thinking. I'm wondering if anyone would dare speculate where consumer audio file types are going to go? ** The present** -I'm finding the innovation here is quite slow. The mp3 has been a standard int...
by losthighway
Thu Oct 18, 2018 8:46 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Unusual recording gigs and new experiences- share your stories
Replies: 11
Views: 253

Re: Unusual recording gigs and new experiences- share your stories

When my girl texted me during to day to ask how the session was going, my answer was "Its like herding cats." This reminds me, any of you guys ever have a session where the band brings in some dude that going to "help them out", and basically head-fucks everything they're trying to do, sort of an a...
by losthighway
Wed Oct 17, 2018 3:22 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Unusual recording gigs and new experiences- share your stories
Replies: 11
Views: 253

Re: Unusual recording gigs and new experiences- share your stories

I have stories about ill-advised extended/stoned jams I was paid for, and fist fights in my studio, and one particularly upsetting episode with a client's unusually large bowel movement in the studio toilet. None seem like they're from this intended topic. But maybe I'll start another thread, or dis...
by losthighway
Tue Oct 16, 2018 11:45 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Getting organ bass to translate to small speakers
Replies: 11
Views: 165

Re: Getting organ bass to translate to small speakers

EDIT: A. David was typing something similar at the same time as me. Proof I'm not crazy. Something to try: Mult the bass signal and send one through something middy/gainy, a small tube amp, a distortion pedal with moderate clipping. Try high passing it at like 200hz. Add a little mids where you can ...
by losthighway
Thu Oct 11, 2018 11:25 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Best Possible Vocal Recording
Replies: 29
Views: 612

Re: Best Possible Vocal Recording

Slightly OT but amusing, I recorded a lead vocal track a few weeks back with a really nice Sterling ST6050 Ocean Way condensor - I love that mic. Track sounded ... odd, just a poopie-load of reflections. OK, go to record the the BV's and and realize that I had been singinging into the back of the m...
by losthighway
Wed Oct 10, 2018 7:09 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Best Possible Vocal Recording
Replies: 29
Views: 612

Re: Best Possible Vocal Recording

vvv wrote:
Wed Oct 10, 2018 6:38 pm
I'll add, FWIW, I use a old Delta 44 interface,
That's my first converter I ever had. I haven't even thought about Delta stuff for so long, you're making me nostalgic.
by losthighway
Wed Oct 10, 2018 11:28 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Best Possible Vocal Recording
Replies: 29
Views: 612

Re: Best Possible Vocal Recording

A.David.MacKinnon wrote:
Wed Oct 10, 2018 11:17 am

I love that the big difference between tomb and GS is “use what you’ve got” vs “buy more stuff”.
I'd like to see a gearslutz thread where someone recommends trying something less expensive.
by losthighway
Tue Oct 09, 2018 9:13 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Best Possible Vocal Recording
Replies: 29
Views: 612

Re: Best Possible Vocal Recording

vvv wrote:
Tue Oct 09, 2018 8:59 pm
Jeez, it's gettin' like g-slutz around here.
Ouch.
by losthighway
Tue Oct 09, 2018 8:20 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Best Possible Vocal Recording
Replies: 29
Views: 612

Re: Best Possible Vocal Recording

I read a post somewhere recently which argued the "best first good" mic for a home studio vocalist is not a condenser, but an re20. One of the key points was that the re20's reduced proximity response and lower sensitivity let it work better in a less than acoustically ideal room. Totally. You coul...
by losthighway
Tue Oct 09, 2018 6:09 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Best Possible Vocal Recording
Replies: 29
Views: 612

Re: Best Possible Vocal Recording

Good advice on here so far. I'd also say the "best" possible vocal recording depends on how the mic is paired with the singer. Any of the 'ai' edition, newer Neumann stuff is pretty top heavy in my limited experience and extensive research. This might be ideal for some singers and less flattering fo...
by losthighway
Wed Oct 03, 2018 8:55 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: One Neve Channel to Rule Them All
Replies: 4
Views: 280

One Neve Channel to Rule Them All

Hey gang. As I've aged I've appreciated how this forum has shifted a bit away from the consumer-obsessed model-driven discussions and more into emphasizing general practices and applications- much as I have. But once in a while I still geek out on product, and I don't love the gearslutz world so her...
by losthighway
Tue Oct 02, 2018 7:28 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Old Colony Mastering build recap
Replies: 30
Views: 775

Re: Old Colony Mastering build recap

Dang buddy. You went through the ringer.

So, was the foundation one of the main culprits?
by losthighway
Fri Sep 14, 2018 5:14 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Multing Lead vocals
Replies: 9
Views: 482

Re: Multing Lead vocals

I can't be the only one who clicked on this thread because it looked like "MUTING lead vocals" I read that the lead vocals from this song were a harmony that covered the entire lead performance by AC Newman. They muted the lead to focus on the harmony performance and he said, "This is how the track...
by losthighway
Mon Sep 10, 2018 11:26 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Do you have a guitar ISO cabinet?
Replies: 17
Views: 719

Re: Do you have a guitar ISO cabinet?

Here's a track from the new Bottle Rockets record. https://soundcloud.com/bshq/sets/the-bottle-rockets-bit-logic I love the Bottle Rockets. This sounds great. Thanks much. Can't wait for people to hear it. We recorded at Sawhorse in St Louis and mixed at our new spot in Greenpoint. Richard Dodd did...