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by green dc
Tue Mar 29, 2011 9:03 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: preserving drums at mastering
Replies: 36
Views: 9685

joninc wrote:find a new ME who will give you what you want!
I definitely have several excellent go-to guys. Unfortunately I don't always choose the engineer.
by green dc
Tue Mar 29, 2011 8:58 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: preserving drums at mastering
Replies: 36
Views: 9685

if the band wants a super loud master you are kind of screwed. I have noticed this in general, across the board! I usually don't compress my stereo mix at all, or really do anything to it, but I was reading the article with Kurt Ballou in a recent issue of Tape Op talking about how he resorts to pu...
by green dc
Tue Mar 29, 2011 6:50 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: preserving drums at mastering
Replies: 36
Views: 9685

preserving drums at mastering

Hi all- does anyone have any mix recommendations to help preserve lively, present drums when they go to mastering? I've just had a lot of results lately where the mastering results are so drastically different than my mix in the drum department, it almost feels like a remix. This is mainly on modern...
by green dc
Fri Mar 04, 2011 2:08 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: A good drum room faking technique??
Replies: 21
Views: 6970

one thing i tend to do if there is no big room, but want realistic space is send all of my drums to a bus with some decent stereo compressor. then split all the drum tracks before the bus separately out to 2 different reverb settings 100% wet, pan hard left and right (or whatever), then send that ve...
by green dc
Wed Jan 19, 2011 10:22 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: The next level
Replies: 6
Views: 2623

The next level

Hi all- I'm looking for some philosophical insight, and maybe some advice when it comes to being a recordist. I've spent the better part of my engineering experience working with bands and artists that have a certain level of ability and talent, and working to make their records sound better than th...
by green dc
Sat Aug 21, 2010 8:35 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: phantom power causing crackles and pops
Replies: 1
Views: 740

phantom power causing crackles and pops

Hi all, I'm working on a Control 24 interface with ProTools HD Accel2. In the summer here in DC, it gets impressively humid, and every summer the first bank of pres on the control 24 start to crackle and pop intermittently, and it is tracked in the recording. Its not every preamp, but it is several ...
by green dc
Thu Apr 08, 2010 10:19 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: live recording in a barn and tascam 308 --> 38
Replies: 5
Views: 1853

live recording in a barn and tascam 308 --> 38

hi ya'll- i've just been asked to do a full length for a group of four musicians (drums, guitar, keys, violin and vocals) on location in a finished barn which apparently sounds beautiful and has power. they want to do it on to 8 track tape, so i'm breaking out my never before used tascam 308 board a...
by green dc
Thu Nov 12, 2009 9:57 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: re-amping entire mix
Replies: 29
Views: 10237

good point about the l and r being passed separately! i was thinking of just doing a mid-side of the whole thing but doing each separately makes more sense in terms of detail. cool! thanks i can see how vocals might interfere a bit with the rest of the mix actually, too, so perhaps i'll play around ...
by green dc
Thu Nov 12, 2009 7:47 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: re-amping entire mix
Replies: 29
Views: 10237

re-amping entire mix

i'm mixing a project right now that i feel like could use some wetness to the space around everything, and i kind of hate the way processed reverb sounds in general on anything ever, so this morning i woke up thinking about sending the entire mix to a speaker and pointing it down a long hallway outs...
by green dc
Mon Aug 10, 2009 9:31 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: omni on snare
Replies: 3
Views: 1148

omni on snare

recently, i've been getting a really beautiful picture of the snare using just an omni as opposed to top or bottom, which i always seem to struggle finding a balance with. it seems to work best with drummers who can play pretty hard and who i can get to lay off the hi-hat a little. just curious how ...
by green dc
Tue Jul 14, 2009 9:24 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: xy phase problems?
Replies: 10
Views: 2010

xy phase problems?

hey all, anyone ever run into phase problems w/ xy as drum overheads? this is the first time i'm experiencing this, could it be bad wiring? the phasey sound is staggering when left as is, but as soon as i flip the phase on one mic, the sound fills out fantastically, and sounds normal. seems counteri...
by green dc
Tue Oct 14, 2008 10:03 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Pitch issues with instruments
Replies: 22
Views: 2781

the part was played right, the DI is being monitored by a rack tuner which does register the initial sharpness associated with a heavily plucked string, but the weird thing is, the 'settled' part of the note is what sounds off, despite claims from tuners. I've even run it into melodyne and straight ...
by green dc
Thu Oct 09, 2008 9:34 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Pitch issues with instruments
Replies: 22
Views: 2781

Pitch issues with instruments

Has anyone had an experience where you've recorded an instrument that sounds out of tune, yet all attempts to pitch correct or tune it claim that its dead on the note? I've got a high distorted bass part in a session right now which sounds horribly out of tune to me, yet every tuner i use says its o...
by green dc
Thu Aug 14, 2008 7:04 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: combining digital and tape simultaneously
Replies: 20
Views: 3017

thanks for all the tips, all. i think likely, i'll just have to simplify and end up sending the tops and bottoms of the snare, kick and toms to the subgroups of the console, and that way i'll have enough additional mics to 'complete' my typical drum setup. until i have it in front of me, i can't fig...
by green dc
Wed Aug 13, 2008 9:34 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: combining digital and tape simultaneously
Replies: 20
Views: 3017

combining digital and tape simultaneously

i've searched a bit for this topic, but i haven't been able to find any clear answers. typically, i like to record about 12-13 tracks of drums for many of my rock recordings, but i'm interested in adding some analog tracks of drums (eight) using something like a tascam 38 instead of them all being d...