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by timmymacdd
Wed May 06, 2009 4:59 am
Forum: Listen to Music
Topic: Can anyone recommend some "reference" mixes?
Replies: 17
Views: 4947

Well-reference mixes are actually your choice. It depends on what you personally like the sound of....For every one great sound that one person loves another hates.....especially when dealing with POP HITS. But when you find the mixes that you think sound awesome....then use those as references agai...
by timmymacdd
Tue Apr 07, 2009 10:31 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: I'm a dumb everyman, help me scope out compression settings
Replies: 16
Views: 2588

Compression guy that said basically read the manual and understand all the buttons is correct. Also learning limiting and automation and the actual place where you put the compressors really will make the whole track sound better. There could be 20 compressors going on each song actually. vocals can...
by timmymacdd
Tue Apr 07, 2009 9:44 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: URGENT HELP - audio restoration
Replies: 4
Views: 870

I would tell them to go back to the place that told them about the treatment and pay their price. it is probably a fair price and the new client is searching for someone to do it free.....In my experience.
by timmymacdd
Tue Apr 07, 2009 6:24 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Recording outside?
Replies: 11
Views: 1923

damn nice recording chris.
by timmymacdd
Tue Apr 07, 2009 5:59 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: minimun qualifications for a recording computer...
Replies: 11
Views: 2009

Oh and usually I stick with the highest OEM brand of ram and video adaptors.....buy the highest you can afford at the best deal.......it will all be changed out in two years anyways and work until then and then wouldn't be worth anything anyways.
by timmymacdd
Tue Apr 07, 2009 5:57 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: minimun qualifications for a recording computer...
Replies: 11
Views: 2009

HP desktop for around 500 bucks. Use an old shitty monitor since you are a musician....those are free on the side of the road or you should already have one. Anything you update such as a video card.....is good. Soundcards are about 200 dollars used on ebay.....you are looking for something that is ...
by timmymacdd
Thu Mar 19, 2009 8:53 am
Forum: Tape Op Magazine
Topic: what other audio forums do you guys use?
Replies: 15
Views: 6089

Actually it is really more about getting to know the people that are in whatever forum you are using. Every one has different people saying different stuff and you have to be able to figure out what and why they are answering you the way they are....and that only comes by getting to know those peopl...
by timmymacdd
Mon Feb 16, 2009 5:48 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: The Detroit film Industry?!?
Replies: 32
Views: 9130

Kind of like obamma saying he's going to create 3 million new jobs......he is just spending more money.....on union labor. so 3 million union guys get to work a little more.... It looks really good when the democrats say stuff like making new jobs.....especially here in detroit. I hope they don't p...
by timmymacdd
Wed Feb 11, 2009 7:20 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: choosing a notebook for mobile recording...
Replies: 16
Views: 2626

Avoid Vista. If you're going PC, use XP. AFAIK there is no advantage to using Vista over XP for audio apps, but there are a boatload of problems that come with Vista. Even if Vista were a little faster, reliability and stability are MUCH more important for what you're doing. All you need to worry a...
by timmymacdd
Mon Feb 09, 2009 8:35 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Looking for cheap recording program for PC
Replies: 6
Views: 1152

REAPER. is the best.....it is not free unless you can't afford 50 bucks. and reaper does everything right.

Audacity is free but sucks comparatively to reaper.
by timmymacdd
Mon Feb 09, 2009 8:32 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: How to get tight hi-hat sound
Replies: 18
Views: 3492

The Drummer's skill IS the only key to getting that sound......and the ability of you to explain to him what you want.

ANY drummer can't do that.....that's what talent is for.....Mics,pre-amps,knowledge, DAW, plugins, rooms, mic positioning.....are all bunk to an actually GREAT drummer.
by timmymacdd
Mon Feb 09, 2009 8:26 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: How often do you start completely over?
Replies: 13
Views: 2662

If I have to remix it from scratch then I make the band re-record it from scratch. This time with a click track.....HEHE. mistakes are usually what makes the good parts sound good though. But once in a while I get pissed and have added too much to it....and analyzed a crappy song way too much..........
by timmymacdd
Mon Feb 09, 2009 8:11 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: how to transfer sessions over the internet
Replies: 22
Views: 3275

Your webservice or one of your bandmates gives you a free gig of ftp space abd the new AT&T is endless ftp memory. Web memory costs less than 8 dollars a month....you can find 10 gigs for 5 dollars all over....the trick is learning and teaching everyone else how to log on and use it. It is simple bu...
by timmymacdd
Wed Jan 28, 2009 12:55 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Basement studio: buy dynamics?
Replies: 33
Views: 4430

I agree with you all too....when I first read the posters post I was thinking he was a total high school newbie type..which is poor judgement on my part. I was assuming he was asking which mic to buy a condensor or dynamic....then when I went back to actually read it I found out he meant several mic...
by timmymacdd
Wed Jan 28, 2009 5:24 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Basement studio: buy dynamics?
Replies: 33
Views: 4430

sorry about the condensor comment. a collection of mics would be mostly dynamics.....But if I had 4 mics and under the most important one would be a condensor mic. since vocals in a studio and acoustic guitar are generally the most soloed tracks a condensor picks those up the best. SO it is a must h...