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by losthighway
Mon Jan 18, 2021 1:20 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Listen: Jazz drums with modern micing
Replies: 12
Views: 187

Re: Listen: Jazz drums with modern micing

Nice playing, great sounds. Feels like I'm standing in the room with you.

It was nice you included the picture. Is that a front head with no hole I see?
by losthighway
Sun Jan 17, 2021 12:49 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: instrument DI box bang-for-buck
Replies: 27
Views: 363

Re: instrument DI box bang-for-buck

I bought the fancy Avalon DI years ago when I started trying to use more DI as a backup, or even the go-to sound on bass years ago. It just seemed to be the most ubiquitous, highly regarded DI and why not capture the very best DI signal possible? It works. It's good and all. That said, when I'm in t...
by losthighway
Sat Jan 16, 2021 9:39 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: M/S guitars and other stuff
Replies: 8
Views: 197

Re: M/S guitars and other stuff

Yeah, I'd do it as a width/depth enhancer for a single guitar. It would be weird to have two guitars in M/S because their mids would both have to shoot down the middle, it'd be like a stereo enhanced pair of mono guitars.... maybe cool though, ya never know.
by losthighway
Fri Jan 15, 2021 2:04 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Fabric for bass traps/absorbers
Replies: 18
Views: 291

Re: Fabric for bass traps/absorbers

^ This advice is so helpful I hope it comes up for someone else searching here for fabric advice in a few years. I want to like, highlight it in bold.
by losthighway
Fri Jan 15, 2021 11:37 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Fabric for bass traps/absorbers
Replies: 18
Views: 291

Re: Fabric for bass traps/absorbers

floid wrote:
Fri Jan 15, 2021 10:43 am
How does treating fabric with flame retardant spray compare to fabric that is flame retardant?
Flame retardant spray gives you cancer. Some fabrics burn faster than other building materials, some similarly, some melt.
by losthighway
Thu Jan 14, 2021 9:08 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Are the loudness wars over?
Replies: 16
Views: 283

Re: Are the loudness wars over?

As a side bar to that, anyone notice the shift in streaming television? When my family HAD to have Disney Plus for their entertainment needs I noticed right away that whoever is in charge of audio over there was making some bold choices. Their content sounds QUIET compared to a lot of oversmashed ki...
by losthighway
Wed Jan 13, 2021 6:48 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: limiting busses in rock music - digital
Replies: 18
Views: 330

Re: limiting busses in rock music - digital

The craziest compression thing I ever did was: Route drumkit to a limiter. Route all backing vocals to a different limiter. Route all electric guitars to a different limiter. Route the entire mix to yet another limiter. That said, each limiter was doing only a LITTLE BIT of limiting. Not ever mass ...
by losthighway
Tue Jan 12, 2021 8:04 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: limiting busses in rock music - digital
Replies: 18
Views: 330

Re: limiting busses in rock music - digital

No harm there. You must have spent time doing live sound in the pre-digital era. It seemed to be standard practice there. Not really, I'm just weird. I think it's a visual thing and maybe particular to my software. I can always see a row of buses, but have to scroll to see individual tracks. I like...
by losthighway
Tue Jan 12, 2021 2:03 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: limiting busses in rock music - digital
Replies: 18
Views: 330

Re: limiting busses in rock music - digital

Route drumkit to a limiter. Route all backing vocals to a different limiter. Route all electric guitars to a different limiter. Route the entire mix to yet another limiter. This can be accomplished quite easily in Harrison Mixbus. In a DAW I'll put any tracks that I might want to turn up or down to...
by losthighway
Mon Jan 11, 2021 2:24 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: limiting busses in rock music - digital
Replies: 18
Views: 330

Re: limiting busses in rock music - digital

I might set up a bus as parallel compression that sits next to some more dynamic versions of those same drum tracks. Closer to your question: I think group compression has its role. If you had some big choral sections with a lot of voice layers, it might make sense to put a stereo compressor over th...
by losthighway
Wed Jan 06, 2021 10:54 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: 47 FET style mics
Replies: 9
Views: 260

Re: 47 FET style mics

My Mojave 301fet has been a winner on outside of kick. Rules on bass amps. Is often good on guitar amps and can be the ticket on particular voices. Oh yeah, and it did a great job on trombone too. It's brightish, and not particularly rich (compared to some of the tube condensers I have), but it mana...
by losthighway
Wed Jan 06, 2021 6:59 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Differences in monitoring: mix rooms vs mastering suites
Replies: 21
Views: 427

Re: Differences in monitoring: mix rooms vs mastering suites

I built "superchunk" style absorbers for my studio relatively cheaply. They can also be made portable so you can take them with you. Find rigid fiberglass (OC703 or Johns Manville--which I've even seen at Lowe's). Get the 2'x4'x2" size. Get one of the electric knives (like you'd slice Turkey with -...
by losthighway
Mon Jan 04, 2021 12:22 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: How loud do you listen?
Replies: 16
Views: 265

Re: How loud do you listen?

I don't measure, but this makes me think I should start. I recently switched over to a new console. Getting used to gain staging on a new board, and perhaps just physically adjusting to where I was instinctively turning a different control room monitor knob, I realized the first 10 hours or so I've ...
by losthighway
Sun Jan 03, 2021 5:50 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: bass drum mic - front or back?
Replies: 41
Views: 649

Re: bass drum mic - front or back?

Also as a side note, can everyone who's using the term "woofy" try and define it for me. I used to have a couple regular clients who used the term frequently when critiquing a mix, and I'm not sure I totally know what they mean. Just that we got it to go away. Woofy, to me, and how I've heard it us...
by losthighway
Sun Jan 03, 2021 1:49 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Latest gear you've acquired.....
Replies: 4359
Views: 983089

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

Scodiddly wrote:
Sun Jan 03, 2021 12:05 pm
There's a bit of an impedance mismatch, 4 ohms total instead of 8, but the amp seems fine with that.
I'd consult a tech on that. In my experience you can mismatch for more resistance and be okay (just quieter/less efficient), but with less resistance it takes a toll somewhere down the line.