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by Bob Womack
Thu May 15, 2008 5:36 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Just got a pair of avantone mix cubes and F***** MEEE
Replies: 18
Views: 3053

As I've dealt with product recorded and mixed exclusively on small near-fields, and specifically NS10ms, what I've found is pretty much what you would expect: 1) A limited or lifeless high end as engineers try to keep from ripping off their own heads while working on the overly bright NS10ms. 2) The...
by Bob Womack
Thu May 15, 2008 5:38 am
Forum: Listen to Music
Topic: Albums: 15 ips vs 30 ips
Replies: 5
Views: 5444

The decision boils down to where your album needs to be voiced: 30ips offers a whole octave of overtones in the high-end and less noise but the bass is never "right" sounding to me. 15ips isn't as sparkly but the bass is very solid. A good portion of Bill Szymczyk's catalog, including the Eagle's Ho...
by Bob Womack
Mon May 12, 2008 4:25 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Tips on mixing on a 2.1 system
Replies: 2
Views: 1004

HERE is an article by acoustician Bob Hodas on considerations for use of subwoofers in a monitor system.

And here is an example in a home system...

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Enjoy!

Bob
by Bob Womack
Sat May 10, 2008 7:10 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Dealing with artists while mixing on your monitors
Replies: 17
Views: 2931

It is a brilliant time for education for your artist, telling him how there's a difference between what you print to a master and how people who play it back adjust their system. However, many artists aren't satisfied with being educated. That being the case, acoustician Bob Hodas has come up with t...
by Bob Womack
Thu May 08, 2008 2:02 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: really really cheap monitors/speakers
Replies: 42
Views: 6437

I've always been curious about JBLs older large monitors and bookshelf speakers. They seem to have pumped out a lot of speakers before retreating from studio and home audio to focus more on live sound and car stereos. Anyone have the skinny on their old product line? The look of some of those older...
by Bob Womack
Mon May 05, 2008 4:24 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: really really cheap monitors/speakers
Replies: 42
Views: 6437

There are lots of really good used monitors floating around for that amount. There are plenty of the JBL 4311/4411/4312/etc 12" series in places like Craig's List. I actually got a pair of 4411s http://images.craigslist.org/01010901151101030720080426bfaa0208a7a077d77e004979.jpg for $50 in excellent ...
by Bob Womack
Tue Apr 29, 2008 6:32 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Did the AKG C451 E have a capsule other than the CK1
Replies: 5
Views: 1103

They were offered with several different capsules, from ck1 to ck22. The ck2 was an omni and the ck3 was hypercardioid. More info in the quote HERE

Bob
by Bob Womack
Tue Apr 29, 2008 6:01 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Auratones Rule.
Replies: 16
Views: 5216

At one point we did a test on the Auratones (we jokingly call them Horrortones, though we love them). We found that if you place your calibrated mic right up against the foam, they are very flat from about 100hz to 16khz. You know what that means, right? Someone ought to come up with a headband for ...
by Bob Womack
Sat Apr 26, 2008 8:50 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Auratones Rule.
Replies: 16
Views: 5216

Once again, using the philosophy that the monitor is measured by how it makes you mix , the Auratone works quite well for music. On filma nd video mixes, it can make you mix your music and effects a bit conservatively. We record and EQ with large format monitors then use a 5.1 system, the Auratones ...
by Bob Womack
Sat Apr 26, 2008 8:43 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Recommend a "mastering" program for Windows
Replies: 12
Views: 1944

We've got WaveLab on our systems here at the Studio and it works very well.

Bob
by Bob Womack
Wed Apr 23, 2008 5:17 am
Forum: Listen to Music
Topic: anyone have well engineered/produced album recommendations?
Replies: 20
Views: 3856

Tweach his own (but don't tweach mine). :D

Bob
by Bob Womack
Tue Apr 22, 2008 8:01 pm
Forum: Listen to Music
Topic: anyone have well engineered/produced album recommendations?
Replies: 20
Views: 3856

Two recent examples: David Gilmour - On an Island - Here's a lush study of the British sound, recorded and mixed on large-format consoles with top-flight gear. Strings and orchestra recorded at Abbey Road. Great atmospherics and attention to detail. The Eagles - Long Road Out of Eden - Some of the m...
by Bob Womack
Tue Apr 22, 2008 7:42 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Primary monitors??? (not mixcubes)
Replies: 15
Views: 2504

The trick with monitors is not so much what they sound like, it is how they cause you to mix. Part of that is familiarity with a set of monitors, and that demands an investment of time, mixes, and comparison on other systems. I've mixed on a few systems in my years, and have settled on a couple of f...
by Bob Womack
Mon Apr 21, 2008 3:13 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: AUDIOPHILES
Replies: 41
Views: 4848

How do you draw that line in the sand? My music composition professor used to say that a piece of music is never finished, the composer simply chooses to stop composing . I discovered a few things: 1. When I woke up one day buying albums of music I didn't like in order to sit perfectly centered bet...
by Bob Womack
Mon Apr 21, 2008 12:38 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: are there any engineers/producers who 'dont' use compression
Replies: 62
Views: 10078

I use very little compression. I do however, use quite a bit of automation for leveling tracks, because I can use my ears to adjust the automation so that you can't hear pumping and sucking. I do use high-threshold limiting to take care of transients that can limit headroom and I do use compression ...