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by DrummerMan
Sat Aug 17, 2019 1:19 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Tascam 388 Muddy Recording
Replies: 11
Views: 518

Re: Tascam 388 Muddy Recording

Also... regarding demag-ing: I dont know if you do this regularly, but I've noticed that sometimes my demag will be done wrong (by me), somehow, and everything will be muddy. The solution is just to do it again and usually that fixes it. I dont know what it is about an improper demag that is doing t...
by DrummerMan
Sat Jul 13, 2019 9:27 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Mixing with the band there
Replies: 21
Views: 1405

Re: Mixing with the band there

roscoenyc wrote:
Thu Jun 20, 2019 5:23 am
One producer we worked with gave each band member 3 poker chips before the mixing started.
These were to be used for mix comments.

"For each song"? we asked

"For the entire album"

It turned out to be a very good technique.
Fantastic idea!
by DrummerMan
Sat May 11, 2019 6:49 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Recording Mac in 2019
Replies: 11
Views: 899

Re: Recording Mac in 2019

Does anyone know of any specific downsides to the new Mac Mini? It looks like I can max out the ram at 64GB and get a 6-core i7 processor for still less $$ than an iMac with half that ram, and WAYYY less than a mac pro trashcan of similar abilities. If this sonnet thing works out that could solve my...
by DrummerMan
Sat May 11, 2019 6:41 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Recording Mac in 2019
Replies: 11
Views: 899

Re: Recording Mac in 2019

Hi, Hey Nick! Yeah, I'm running logic so dont need to worry about any PT stuff. I did just buy a new laptop in the fall and got logic x on it which seems to be working fine, though I haven't done any heavy projects on it yet. Actually using a zoom h6 as an interface for it and it's working very nic...
by DrummerMan
Fri May 10, 2019 10:14 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Recording Mac in 2019
Replies: 11
Views: 899

Re: Recording Mac in 2019

we got a 2 space Thunderbolt 3 Sonnet PCIe card chassis for our Pro Tools card and the UAD card. That's interesting. I didnt know about those sonnet chassis things. Maybe a good first step would be to get one of those so I can use my monitors and RME Multiface with my new laptop. I dont think the l...
by DrummerMan
Fri May 10, 2019 7:28 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Recording Mac in 2019
Replies: 11
Views: 899

Recording Mac in 2019

I looked around GS, but the arguments are already way too specific and I cant find a more general thread... I'm *thinking* about upgrading my studio computer. While my old ass quad core cheese grater tower is FINE, it can get sluggish and I'm afraid that it doesn't have that many years/months left. ...
by DrummerMan
Sun May 05, 2019 6:34 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Do I Know Anyone With a 388 and Mad Drum Skillz?
Replies: 15
Views: 842

Re: Do I Know Anyone With a 388 and Mad Drum Skillz?

Mark wrote:
Sat May 04, 2019 4:25 pm
Any advice on packaging? I don't want my sloppily recorded rough tracks wiped clean by an over enthusiastic DHS employee.
That I dont know. My experience is that it's more relaxed than I think, but maybe people with more experience can chime in.
by DrummerMan
Sat May 04, 2019 8:14 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: What musical thang didja work on today/night?
Replies: 43
Views: 2464

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

Played an outdoor show last night in a misty Utica (covered stage). Had no idea what to expect and it turned out to be pretty amazing. Great community there. Playing another outdoor show this evening in Winooski VT (we're on tour) There are so many sonic issues possible with being outdoors but I rea...
by DrummerMan
Fri May 03, 2019 6:38 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Do I Know Anyone With a 388 and Mad Drum Skillz?
Replies: 15
Views: 842

Re: Do I Know Anyone With a 388 and Mad Drum Skillz?

Hey! I'm a pretty good drummer who owns a 388. Don't know if you feel like shipping to L.A. and back though...
by DrummerMan
Sun Apr 28, 2019 6:21 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Organization: shelves vs cabinets vs drawers vs hooks
Replies: 10
Views: 688

Re: Organization: shelves vs cabinets vs drawers vs hooks

For me it's all about frequency of use. On the workbench I have a "three tool" guideline, where I should really only have at most three tools laying on the bench at once, and the rest in a nearby organizer. Then the less used tools are in a chest a bit further away, and the rarely used tools are on...
by DrummerMan
Sun Apr 21, 2019 3:44 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Rugs: 1 big one VS. a few smaller ones
Replies: 14
Views: 1000

Rugs: 1 big one VS. a few smaller ones

Next dilemma which is about a month away... My room is about 16'x19'. Control room and live room all in one (garage). Aesthetically, I like the idea of getting one big rug, like 13x15 or maybe 9x13. Functionally, though, I see how it could make sense to have a few rugs. 1 by the mixing area, another...
by DrummerMan
Fri Apr 12, 2019 10:44 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Organization: shelves vs cabinets vs drawers vs hooks
Replies: 10
Views: 688

Re: Organization: shelves vs cabinets vs drawers vs hooks

Thanks for the thoughts! As I think about it more, the biggest issue is things i DON'T like to look at, which is mostly cables. I like seeing the mics, even in their cases. I want to see the random electronics and pedals that I often forget about. Percussion needs to be easily accessible otherwise I...
by DrummerMan
Thu Apr 11, 2019 5:56 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Organization: shelves vs cabinets vs drawers vs hooks
Replies: 10
Views: 688

Organization: shelves vs cabinets vs drawers vs hooks

Where do you like to put your little stuff? I've got a new space to organize and my default is to do shelves mostly with big hooks for mic/inst cables and headphones. But I dont want to discount to value of cabinets and drawers, especially if you've found them particularly useful. It's a one room sp...
by DrummerMan
Mon Feb 04, 2019 7:33 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: m160 vs m130
Replies: 12
Views: 847

Re: m160 vs m130

I finally used some m160s in a session about a month ago. The first was a mono overhead in a blind test with a 4038, old sm57, and some condenser I'm forgetting, to pick the best one for the recording. M160 was instantly the best (with the 57 coming in 2nd for an "interesting" sound). Then we needed...
by DrummerMan
Thu Jan 10, 2019 9:26 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Izotope rx2 or other denoiser?
Replies: 15
Views: 931

Re: Izotope rx2 or other denoiser?

I just found out that my new macbook does indeed have a headphone jack, it's just on the other side than I'm used to. D'oh! :oops: I ended up ordering a zoom h6. I've been wanting one for recording shows but then I saw it will also work as a USBbus powered interface. Now trying to decide whether or ...