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by losthighway
Tue Sep 29, 2020 11:08 am
Forum: Buy/Sell/Trade
Topic: FS: COLES 4038, Excellent Condition!
Replies: 3
Views: 146

Re: FS: COLES 4038, Excellent Condition!

Yeah, I might be interested too.
by losthighway
Thu Sep 10, 2020 9:10 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Question: side chain compression' what, why and how
Replies: 6
Views: 245

Re: Question: side chain compression' what, why and how

Another, subtler reason to do it, is if you want to eq what it's responding to. For example if you have some drum thing where one overbearing cymbal, or low drum boom is upsetting some otherwise cool sounding track. You set up the compressor so the natural track is being effected, but the compressor...
by losthighway
Sat Sep 05, 2020 10:06 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Cymbals Eat Snare
Replies: 49
Views: 1409

Re: Cymbals Eat Snare

Wait.... goggles? Haha. Sorry. Ear goggles. What else can you call them? Ear muffs are things for winter that provide warmth. Construction Worker Hearing Protectors is too much to type. My gullibility and my respect for Mr. Craggs dovetailed into a scenario where I actually thought, "So, uh, drums ...
by losthighway
Fri Sep 04, 2020 8:33 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Cymbals Eat Snare
Replies: 49
Views: 1409

Re: Cymbals Eat Snare

It's funny, right before this thread popped up I was thinking about this from the completely other side of this question. As a drummer who almost exclusively records himself and has listened to thousands of hours of his own drumming as mediated by microphones in the headphones I came up with the fo...
by losthighway
Fri Sep 04, 2020 9:55 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Cymbals Eat Snare
Replies: 49
Views: 1409

Re: Cymbals Eat Snare

Wait.... goggles?
by losthighway
Fri Sep 04, 2020 8:56 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Cymbals Eat Snare
Replies: 49
Views: 1409

Re: Cymbals Eat Snare

Just have to note that it is entirely possible to wear ear plugs and goggles and still balance your kit correctly and/or play at a quiet volume. Drums are fucking loud and playing them without ear protection is not an option (for me anyway). Also I have never, ever understood drummers wanting/needi...
by losthighway
Fri Sep 04, 2020 5:32 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Cymbals Eat Snare
Replies: 49
Views: 1409

Re: Cymbals Eat Snare

See-That's why I Love You All! I/Silverteens have a drummer that puts his ride 1" above the floor tom,at the back of the floor tom. And he wears earplugs,AND Those shooting range ear goggles. And never closes his high hat. So,this issue is very real to me. Hide his ear stuff. See what happens. I ha...
by losthighway
Thu Sep 03, 2020 1:46 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Cymbals Eat Snare
Replies: 49
Views: 1409

Re: Cymbals Eat Snare

This tread is a reminder to me to always take a clean sample of each drum once the session is set up and ready to go. I frequently do but sometimes forget. So many drummers (at least ones I record) can't be coached on playing style/volume without it fucking up everything else for them and killing t...
by losthighway
Tue Sep 01, 2020 7:07 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Real or phoney: Billie Eilish tiny desk
Replies: 11
Views: 491

Re: Real or phoney: Billie Eilish tiny desk

You'd think with her singing so softly and so far off the mic that you would start to hear the noise floor, especially once you start compressing things. Cleaned up somehow in post, or a just super clean preamp maybe? Those Neumanns are transformerless too, which might help. Right? That's why up un...
by losthighway
Sun Aug 30, 2020 5:58 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Real or phoney: Billie Eilish tiny desk
Replies: 11
Views: 491

Re: Real or phoney: Billie Eilish tiny desk

They had both of the vocal mics way off axis so you could see their faces. If I did that it would sound kind of thin. IMO, that's true if you do yer usual set-up. But if you intentionally adjust to that set up ... For example - compressor slamming (1176 or an opto or a VCA might work - I'd use an 1...
by losthighway
Sun Aug 30, 2020 12:23 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Real or phoney: Billie Eilish tiny desk
Replies: 11
Views: 491

Re: Real or phoney: Billie Eilish tiny desk

Reals. Reminds me some of the voc on that Jet song about black boots - the 'pressor is 100% on 11, and mebbe the pre, also ... Yeah, I wonder if her delivery is very consistently mid quiet, so you can just smash it with a good comp and you never hear it pump or any other weird characteristics becau...
by losthighway
Sat Aug 29, 2020 9:30 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Real or phoney: Billie Eilish tiny desk
Replies: 11
Views: 491

Real or phoney: Billie Eilish tiny desk

See here: https://www.npr.org/2020/08/26/905493538/billie-eilish-tiny-desk-home-concert?jwsource=cl First of all, in spite of myself, I'm a fan. This girl is a singular personality, voice and talent. So I'm not trying to dunk on her. This is just for fun. I just love the obsessive audio engineer exp...
by losthighway
Mon Aug 24, 2020 8:54 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Cymbals Eat Snare
Replies: 49
Views: 1409

Re: Cymbals Eat Snare

Drummer technique is like 90% of the problem. It really clicks into focus when you record a rock drummer who plays in a bombastic/energetic way but they have the right touch where the snare pops no matter what cymbal they play and they kind of excite the cymbals, they don't bash them. But we all hav...
by losthighway
Fri Aug 14, 2020 5:38 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: 16 more channels of analog compression
Replies: 21
Views: 744

Re: 16 more channels of analog compression

I use compressors a lot, I have some affordable work horse units (a couple DBX 160x, Symetrix 501) and some fancier options (Retro Sta Level, Chandler LTDII). They all have different characters and I select them for different purposes. In my tracking and mixing process I've never dreamed I would/cou...
by losthighway
Fri Aug 07, 2020 5:45 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Doors?
Replies: 7
Views: 376

Re: Doors?

Double doors with frames as part of discrete wall assemblies, solid core doors with weather stripping. That did everything I needed it to, but I haven't tried recording a mandolin right next to the door while an Ampeg was roaring bass on the other side, so it's not like there's zero transmission. Ju...