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by DrummerMan
Sun Aug 09, 2020 10:27 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Doors?
Replies: 7
Views: 375

Re: Doors?

So, I made double semi-super doors for my garage studio. It was a 2 leaf system so that was what was appropriate, but even one of them blocks out *most* of the sound. Each door is a 1 3/4 thick solid core exterior prehung door. I special ordered them because the dimensions were not standard and also...
by DrummerMan
Thu May 14, 2020 12:25 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: DI bass and guitar
Replies: 61
Views: 3610

Re: DI bass and guitar

PERSONALLY, and with the gear I have, I've been happiest when there are as few steps between the instrument and the mic pre as possible. I either go DI into my LA610 when doing digital, which doesnt get dirty or forward in a useful way but still sounds amazing, OR direct into my 388 when going to ta...
by DrummerMan
Mon May 11, 2020 2:32 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Neve flavor
Replies: 23
Views: 1745

Re: Neve flavor

I've been playing with a CAPI VP28 lately and am pretty impressed by that on everything I've paired it with - vocals, drums, guitars, ribbon mics, condersers.... I've had 2 of these for a few years. They really sound fantastic. I generally put them on kick and snare but I've also done guitar amps a...
by DrummerMan
Mon May 11, 2020 2:23 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: pan your drums out of the center
Replies: 41
Views: 2834

Re: pan your drums out of the center

I'm doing a Beatles cover right now (Good Morning, Good Morning) and am mixing it kind of like, or least inspired by the stereo mix I grew up with. I know people have issues with those for whatever reason but I love them. Obviously, part of that involves hard panning the whole kit to one side (the l...
by DrummerMan
Mon May 11, 2020 1:02 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: PCI expansion chassis for RME interface?
Replies: 7
Views: 718

Re: PCI expansion chassis for RME interface?

Just following up here in case anyone is curious down the road. I emailed RME today and they got right back to me saying that they've used expansion chassis like that with no additional latency so it looks like I'm good to go!
by DrummerMan
Mon May 11, 2020 11:07 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: pan your drums out of the center
Replies: 41
Views: 2834

Re: pan your drums out of the center

The true reason I do it is that it helps me retain focus on the mix. If I have the drums audience, it distracts ME. Therefore I'm not doing me best on listening to the WHOLE MIX because I'm distracted by the hats on the right side. I owe it to the song and my clients to not let something so simple ...
by DrummerMan
Fri May 08, 2020 9:58 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: pan your drums out of the center
Replies: 41
Views: 2834

Re: pan your drums out of the center

These days (meaning the past few years) I almost always hard pan the OHs, which are often Recorderman-ish. Last recording my band did I decided I wanted to add some some tom mics to the rack toms and I had to premix them in with the overheads. I didnt think it through and I didnt pan everything wide...
by DrummerMan
Wed May 06, 2020 8:59 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: PCI expansion chassis for RME interface?
Replies: 7
Views: 718

Re: PCI expansion chassis for RME interface?

Nick Sevilla wrote:
Wed May 06, 2020 4:59 pm
If / when you don upgrade, I recommend ethernet based audio interfaces.

I am using Focusrite RedNet2 with Dante. Amazing. And I still can use my old 2008 Mac Pro with it, and my new MacBook Pro 2019, together.
How do you go ethernet into your macbook pro? Mine only has thunderbolt ports.
by DrummerMan
Wed May 06, 2020 8:58 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: PCI expansion chassis for RME interface?
Replies: 7
Views: 718

Re: PCI expansion chassis for RME interface?

Nick Sevilla wrote:
Wed May 06, 2020 4:45 pm
I would contact RME directly, they are a great bunch of guys.
That's a brilliant idea!

I'm on Logic not PT so dont need anything avid related...
by DrummerMan
Wed May 06, 2020 3:52 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: PCI expansion chassis for RME interface?
Replies: 7
Views: 718

PCI expansion chassis for RME interface?

Hi All! My 2007 Mac Pro is really on it's last legs now. I have a new-ish MacBook Pro that totally smokes it in a number of ways, BUT my interface (RME Multiface II) connects to a PCI/PCIe card via Firewire Cable and my laptop obviously doesn't have that (It's thunderbolt only). Has anyone used an e...
by DrummerMan
Thu Apr 30, 2020 8:15 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: ASCAP or BMI and why?
Replies: 4
Views: 703

Re: ASCAP or BMI and why?

When I was considering this 25ish years ago, my father told me ASCAP was better for composers and BMI was better for songwriters, so I went with ASCAP. He was likely basing that off of some 1950s/60s ideas though. I don't know if it REALLY matters now.
by DrummerMan
Tue Apr 28, 2020 12:33 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: EQ in line of speaker cables?
Replies: 7
Views: 952

Re: EQ in line of speaker cables?

"I had them installed near the room corners with the angle of the speakers facing the corners" if I'm not mistaken, this would likely introduce comb filtering/phase cancellation and would affect lower frequency energy more than high end... Interesting. I was thinking of it like how some bass cabine...
by DrummerMan
Tue Apr 28, 2020 8:10 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Depth of Field and Recording Levels
Replies: 13
Views: 1324

Re: Depth of Field and Recording Levels

I get this with Congas a lot. That thumpiness really starts to feel like they're taking over and that threshold between being present and overpowering becomes a fine line. A couple thing I do sometimes: Use a more sensitive LDC from farther away. I've got a c12 imitation that picks up EVERYTHING so ...
by DrummerMan
Sun Apr 26, 2020 5:22 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: EQ in line of speaker cables?
Replies: 7
Views: 952

Re: EQ in line of speaker cables?

Totally possible, and it's often done in passive speaker crossovers. Bear in mind that it's cut only, no boost. Is this a thing that I could buy cheaply, or would I need to make it? I'm imagining now basically like a guitar tone knob, but ideally I would have something graphic. I see some passive E...
by DrummerMan
Sun Apr 26, 2020 1:06 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: EQ in line of speaker cables?
Replies: 7
Views: 952

EQ in line of speaker cables?

This is probably a stupid question but maybe there's an answer i haven't considered... Is there a way to EQ a signal between an amp and speaker? Here's my situation (and it has nothing to do with recording): I've got a stereo system that has 2 different "Zones" speaker outs, but you can only EQ Zone...