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by Theo_Karon
Fri Oct 05, 2018 3:27 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: EQ when mixing
Replies: 9
Views: 1550

Re: EQ when mixing

Of course it depends. But I think a good rule of thumb is - always act decisively. A considered EQ move that produces the result you were hoping for is decisive. A drastic EQ move that produces the result you were hoping for is decisive. No EQ is also decisive (and often the subjective most 'right' ...
by Theo_Karon
Fri Oct 05, 2018 3:05 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: One Neve Channel to Rule Them All
Replies: 4
Views: 848

Re: One Neve Channel to Rule Them All

I'm sure I'll get raked over the coals for this one, but... I've tried most of them at various studios in LA at some point - and for one thing, often working on an 8068 loaded with a bunch of 31102s and some 1073s - I prefer the 31102s - but, I digress, and at 5k+ a pop neither of those preamps real...
by Theo_Karon
Sat May 26, 2018 7:57 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Does anyone use overheads?
Replies: 41
Views: 3108

Re: Does anyone use overheads?

Things got very busy for a minute there - sorry to have checked out on the thread I started! But, thanks so much for contributing these perspectives - you all are the best
by Theo_Karon
Sat May 19, 2018 8:34 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Does anyone use overheads?
Replies: 41
Views: 3108

Re: Does anyone use overheads?

Huh. Seems like y'all just like the way they sound. I mean, I'm being a little dramatic - I'm almost always using overheads to glue things together and get a picture of the cymbals / natural top end from the skins - but I can count on one hand the number of times I've pulled up the overheads by them...
by Theo_Karon
Sat May 19, 2018 4:38 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Does anyone use overheads?
Replies: 41
Views: 3108

Does anyone use overheads?

I mean, really. This is sort of embarrassing, even! Maybe it's funny. But - I've been making records professionally for a good long while now - I can usually get the drums sounding pretty good - and so many techniques I've read about or seen other engineers use have clicked into place over time. But...
by Theo_Karon
Wed Apr 18, 2018 2:36 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Help Mixing Shakers
Replies: 49
Views: 2862

Re: Help Mixing Shakers

The Piñon coffee from Trader Joe's. Empty about 2/3 of it out into another container, then gaff the lid back on. Best mellow shaker sound in the world. And it's delicious!
by Theo_Karon
Fri Apr 13, 2018 12:08 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Help Mixing Shakers
Replies: 49
Views: 2862

Re: Help Mixing Shakers

Since nobody's touched it yet - a bit of parallel distortion can be just the thing for shakers in a dense mix. I find that a compressor/limiter fast enough to blunt the attack transient(s) of a bright shaker can often end up flattening the sound in a really not nice way, especially as the recovery t...
by Theo_Karon
Mon Nov 16, 2015 2:30 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: that compressed sound from iPhone recordings etc
Replies: 9
Views: 4013

Fostex MN-50
Pioneer CT-5 AGC
Standard Level-Or
Shure SE-30
:wink:
by Theo_Karon
Thu Jun 04, 2015 4:55 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Another kind o feedback loop (how to make a great recording)
Replies: 4
Views: 1072

Taking care to ensure that the monitoring situation is dialed, pleasant & compelling for the musicians (especially when tracking live with isos!) is a huuuuuge part of the process that is all too often neglected - it's an extra 10-15 minutes during setup to go around and listen to each headphone mix...
by Theo_Karon
Fri Mar 27, 2015 12:30 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Your mixing "philosophy"
Replies: 26
Views: 7208

How does it sound in the other room? How does it sound in the other room while I'm eating a sandwich (in the other room)? That's important.
by Theo_Karon
Tue Jan 20, 2015 11:20 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: dual dbx 160 trick for HEAVY vocals?
Replies: 15
Views: 3845

A very cool buzzsaw-y distortion for shouty vox (or any number of other things) can be had by opening up the output and then cranking down the peak limiter on a 166 or similar so that it's constantly engaged... never found much use for that limiter in its intended role, but I love this trick. Awesom...
by Theo_Karon
Sat Oct 18, 2014 3:26 am
Forum: Buy/Sell/Trade
Topic: Studio sale - good stuff, cables, gear &etc
Replies: 0
Views: 695

Studio sale - good stuff, cables, gear &etc

Hey all, Going through the closet and trying to get some unused gear into good hands. I've checked out everything I'm listing here, and it's all in good shape and ready to rack and use. I'm setting prices well below the going rate because Tape Op is awesome and I dig this community. Hope people can ...
by Theo_Karon
Fri Jul 25, 2014 8:29 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Microtonal EQ / Craig Leon
Replies: 3
Views: 1363

Doesn't really make much sense to me - it's a bit like saying 'polyphonic stereo' or something like that, no? As in - there's nothing about any EQ I know of that's tethered to any particular tuning system - it's just cycles per second. Either a pitch falls within the band, or it partially does, or s...
by Theo_Karon
Wed Mar 26, 2014 11:14 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Lack of Sub Bass definition coming off tape
Replies: 8
Views: 1244

Sorry about the oding! Luimping will almost certainly fix your problem, though!

:D
by Theo_Karon
Sun Dec 22, 2013 5:17 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Drum recording - found nasty resonances room, what now?!
Replies: 19
Views: 3863

But now you can't get an 'angry' drum sound in there... because of the tie dye... right? Everything comes out sounding really optimistic?