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by W DeMarco
Thu May 06, 2010 8:50 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Recording Drums!!
Replies: 13
Views: 6055

Nice man! Be careful with those compressors...Especially on that kick...

Those drums sound great man! GOOD JOB
by W DeMarco
Thu May 06, 2010 8:47 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: What legacy DAW are you still using?
Replies: 45
Views: 11565

Im still on PT 5.3 Mixplus. Paid a hell of alot for it and it still works great. Digi made it awfully hard to upgrade the computer and hardware. My real legacy gear is the otari with dolby SR! I have spoken to a lot of PT guys who won't upgrade either. It seems like those who got into PT earlier sti...
by W DeMarco
Fri Apr 02, 2010 10:48 am
Forum: Tape Op Magazine
Topic: "Transform your audio with Transformers" Article
Replies: 30
Views: 24974

Great technical segment, many props. The more segments like this the better. IMHO Maybe we could get a tranx prt two segment one of these days.
by W DeMarco
Fri Apr 02, 2010 10:44 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: 500 series Aphex lunchbox mods
Replies: 7
Views: 2411

I'll tell you what, I love our old aphex comps and EQ's. The EQs are real mild with killer filters on both ends. The CX1s are lots of fun as well, strange controls but they make sense after a few uses. Nice to have the gate built into them as well. We have ours in an API rack so had to mod them with...
by W DeMarco
Fri Apr 02, 2010 10:15 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: 500 series Aphex lunchbox mods
Replies: 7
Views: 2411

Be advised concerning the need for a 48 volt rail on an Aphex 500 series. If you have any Aphex mods its not advisable to run them with a hot pin 15. The CX-1 "500" series compressor uses pin 15 for an external metering output. Run voltage on 15 with that mod plugged in and POW there goes your meter...
by W DeMarco
Fri Apr 02, 2010 9:49 am
Forum: Tape Op Magazine
Topic: Small Tape Op magazine critique
Replies: 36
Views: 14823

Am I the only guy thats gonna say less photos more words? While it is nice to have some visual stimulation, presenting a pic of a drum setup will do very little to help anyone with their own drum setup. Other than novel ideas like the Kurt HiHat quieting device. I find in reading tapeop, compared to...
by W DeMarco
Fri Apr 02, 2010 9:27 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: monitoring scratch vocals without cans
Replies: 6
Views: 1527

Do you mean for you, the engineer, to monitor or the singer to monitor. If its the latter you might be able to get away with some earplugs so the singer hears more in their head.
by W DeMarco
Fri Apr 02, 2010 9:19 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: 'Yes, you should certainly do a scratch vocal track!'
Replies: 24
Views: 5183

If we can cut up the music and ask what is the most important part the end-listener will almost always point to the vox. We know that the entire track IS the track but vocals really do take the cake. With that known why spend days tacking the music then at the last moment work on the vocal. If you h...
by W DeMarco
Fri Apr 02, 2010 8:59 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: my drums never sound "up front in the mix"
Replies: 48
Views: 11092

I couldnt imagine mixing drums without hpf's. Once I started using them more often my drumsound became very upfront. However I tend not to hit the kick if at all, and the floor is always if it really needs it I might. Great thread and lots of good tips in here
by W DeMarco
Fri Apr 02, 2010 7:57 am
Forum: Tape Op Magazine
Topic: New issue! Kurt Ballou!
Replies: 17
Views: 9838

Having never heard Kurts recordings or bands I found the article on him very interesting and informative. At the end of the article health insurance came up in a question and answer. Reading this made me recall an article I read in a guitar mag in the late eighties. The gist of the article was how t...
by W DeMarco
Wed Feb 17, 2010 3:58 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Drum Mic'ing, hmmm... what to do
Replies: 31
Views: 7178

Herees my typical setup, K: re20 or d12 or d 112 or 421 Sn Up 57 Sn down 441 OH neuman tlm 103s spaced or xy toms, 421s up and down HH 414 eb ride 414 eb room peluso 2247 As far as the drummers style, unless his style sounds awful through the overs then there should be no need to make adjustment. If...
by W DeMarco
Tue Feb 16, 2010 3:09 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Pros and Cons of the following method?
Replies: 6
Views: 2201

I like HPF's on the record side and some real subtle tweaks otherwise maybe some compression. Unless its vocals or bass which usually get hit a bit harder on the way in.
by W DeMarco
Tue Feb 16, 2010 2:51 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: american microphone company d9a - info
Replies: 7
Views: 2233

Oh yeah buy it, that things gotta be hifi or, buy it, looks to cool to pass up.
by W DeMarco
Tue Feb 16, 2010 2:47 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: How to estimate how much wire for a patchbay?
Replies: 10
Views: 1413

I always get some twine and mock it up with that. IE. If you have two racks with gear and a console and your bay, have everything in its final destination and start cutting twin for each area. Then do some math accounting for all your gear and future gear in outs...
by W DeMarco
Tue Feb 16, 2010 2:41 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: cymbal bashers
Replies: 46
Views: 11262

There are some trick setups that Ive read here, Familiar issue and to me you might as well tune every string on the guitar randomly and record that. Maybe try to work the guy down to as small set of cymbals as hes willing to go with that sound alright when hit hard. Figure out with him which cymbal ...