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by losthighway
Thu Sep 12, 2019 7:24 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Cassettes
Replies: 14
Views: 735

Re: Cassettes

My band's label has released our stuff and several other folks' on cassette. The fact that you can get stuff dubbed professionally, but it's hard to find blank cassettes is pretty weird. Also, I have no means to listen to the cassettes that have been released. It's kind of catering to a niche hipste...
by losthighway
Sat Sep 07, 2019 8:01 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Best Saturation For Specific Instruments
Replies: 17
Views: 539

Re: Best Saturation For Specific Instruments

This is kind of like bringing up spaghetti in a pizza conversation, but I've always preferred saturation from amps, outboard boxes and/or pedals. Not even necessarily expensive stuff. The combination of a tone knob, a gain knob and the infinite degrees of how hard you can hit the gain stage by twist...
by losthighway
Sat Aug 17, 2019 3:43 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: tricks to make stereo pads more interesting in the mix?
Replies: 14
Views: 565

Re: tricks to make stereo pads more interesting in the mix?

lost of good thoughts here ... keep em coming! a few more details: we didn't use the Junos built in chorus as it's super hissy... we mostly tracked through my strymon Decco pedal to add modulation and we did do that on most songs so there's already chorus happening.. I think my current issue is may...
by losthighway
Sat Aug 17, 2019 4:53 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: tricks to make stereo pads more interesting in the mix?
Replies: 14
Views: 565

Re: tricks to make stereo pads more interesting in the mix?

Agreed with some of the ideas so far. If you send it through modulation, or even a fuzz pedal and then follow that with reverb. The modulation effect changes things but then maybe some reverb/delay creates echoes of the tone in different states. Or if you have a clean/dirty through a fuzz and tweak ...
by losthighway
Fri Jul 26, 2019 8:57 pm
Forum: Tape Op Magazine
Topic: Interview Idea
Replies: 6
Views: 877

Re: Interview Idea

Hey Larry! I'm sure I wasn't the only one who was interested in this story, but I wanted to personally thank you for doing it. I really enjoyed this month's issue.
by losthighway
Sat Jul 13, 2019 1:48 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Your favorite general use eq plugin
Replies: 20
Views: 1155

Your favorite general use eq plugin

It's been a while since I've heard peoples thoughts on plugins, or maybe I was just thinking about other stuff.

Anyways, like the title says. Tell me about it. What one can you use on just about anything?
by losthighway
Fri Jul 12, 2019 8:07 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: reference listening
Replies: 10
Views: 742

Re: reference listening

The upside of CD's going more and more out of fashion is the used market is plentiful and cheap. So scooping up some classic albums and ripping them to uncompressed files to have on hand for reference is a good option. Also purchasing from bandcamp is a good option as well for newer material as you...
by losthighway
Thu Jul 11, 2019 6:40 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Mixing with the band there
Replies: 21
Views: 1411

Re: Mixing with the band there

I had a couple guys from the band I'm currently working with stop by to go through their notes in real time and make whatever adjustments they wanted. They left happy. Then, of course, I start getting the texts... "wait, can we also do this and that and this and that?" Oi. I'm starting to despise r...
by losthighway
Thu Jul 11, 2019 7:10 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: reference listening
Replies: 10
Views: 742

Re: reference listening

michaelkerchner wrote:
Thu Jul 11, 2019 5:05 am
should we just carry around a thumb drive of uncompressed audio files?
Yes
by losthighway
Tue Jul 09, 2019 8:58 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: What musical thang didja work on today/night?
Replies: 43
Views: 2473

Re: What musical thang didja work on today/night?

I started trying to square away a vocal melody for a tune I'm writing with some Nilsson inspired quick modulations. Turns out being an only fair singer, pitch-wise, means I've laid out some work for myself. I had to do the "guide track" trick with a guitar once I found a melody that worked so I coul...
by losthighway
Sat Jul 06, 2019 8:56 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Waddaya's workin' on this Forf weekend?
Replies: 9
Views: 673

Re: Waddaya's workin' on this Forf weekend?

I've been buttoning up another round of stems for a buddy's project. Main tracks done at my place. Overdubs in his apartment. Back to me for mix.

Not too tough to navigate except we're using different software platforms so it's a little more file maintenance than sharing Pro Tools stuff.
by losthighway
Sun Jun 30, 2019 8:42 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Mixing an 8 piece band with an edge
Replies: 14
Views: 766

Re: Mixing an 8 piece band with an edge

Nick Sevilla wrote:
Sun Jun 30, 2019 5:25 pm
Sort of like this?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gYtuz1i8xFg

This was done live to 2" tape. Maybe one or two overdubs / small fixes to the electric bass afterwards.
The hand claps on this sound perfect.
by losthighway
Sat Jun 29, 2019 10:32 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Mixing an 8 piece band with an edge
Replies: 14
Views: 766

Re: Mixing an 8 piece band with an edge

sound like they're in a really good sounding room or the artificial reverb is mixed in very tastefully - it's almost a halfway point between that tube plate era sound and a deluxe Lexicon system - not sure but this is is key thing to listen for here piano is distorted with some kind of tube stage a...
by losthighway
Fri Jun 28, 2019 9:15 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Mixing an 8 piece band with an edge
Replies: 14
Views: 766

Mixing an 8 piece band with an edge

Hello friends, Once again I turn to the powerful hive mind of the TOMB to do some mix analysis. The vision of excellence is this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IQBC5URoF0s I'm working for the 3rd or 4th time with a large afro-beat/latin band. 3-4 horn players. Auxillary percussion layers (claves, ...
by losthighway
Fri Jun 21, 2019 4:55 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Mixing with the band there
Replies: 21
Views: 1411

Re: Mixing with the band there

vvv wrote:
Fri Jun 21, 2019 12:48 pm
elicit

"illicit feedback" is the name of the sound one gets from stolen Zvex and Malekko pedals. :twisted:
God damned homophones.