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by Snarl 12/8
Sat Jan 09, 2021 2:22 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: bass drum mic - front or back?
Replies: 39
Views: 602

Re: bass drum mic - front or back?

One of my favorite things is to mic the beater side and the resonant side (if no hole) and hard pan them. It's like having your head inside the kick drum. In a good way.
by Snarl 12/8
Tue Dec 01, 2020 7:17 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Latest gear you've acquired.....
Replies: 4358
Views: 981294

Re: Latest gear you've acquired.....

Allen and Heath GL2400 I would just ask to delete my console help thread, but there's some handy maintenance tips in there for any to refer to. I shall repair my Soundcraft no more..... (and maybe repair an A&H instead). Whatever, I've got mixing to do! My, new to me, A&H GL2400 has been a revelati...
by Snarl 12/8
Tue Nov 24, 2020 3:23 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Just be glad it never came to this when starting up your DAW
Replies: 7
Views: 302

Re: Just be glad it never came to this when starting up your DAW

Reminds me of this hack...
https://youtu.be/Xpr7B-7BFP4?t=5

And also of the time last year when I booted up my old PowerComputing Mac Clone running OS 9. It took a couple of minutes.
by Snarl 12/8
Thu Nov 05, 2020 4:36 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: I need help High Passing
Replies: 55
Views: 1716

Re: I need help High Passing

I didn't know this was a thing, but with all the legal weed out there, I understand.

My advice:
Just say "Woah! Dude!" a lot.
Eat Dorritos.
Talk endlessly about things that you'll never do or that will never happen.

ck
by Snarl 12/8
Wed Nov 04, 2020 10:45 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Newb appreciation
Replies: 16
Views: 397

Re: Newb appreciation

All us old timers know how shitty the search feature is on this board.
by Snarl 12/8
Mon Nov 02, 2020 1:47 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Choosing drum overheads for small room
Replies: 20
Views: 834

Re: Choosing drum overheads for small room

Cool, yeah I mostly do my own version of GJ too, just wanted to try something different. Hey MSE, The quest to find some higher fidelity in my mic locker led me to dust off my TapeOp omnis that I haven't used in about 10 years. I was looking at them for vocals, but I decided to try them on the drum...
by Snarl 12/8
Wed Oct 28, 2020 5:52 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Latest gear you've acquired.....
Replies: 4358
Views: 981294

Re: Latest gear you've acquired.....

picked up a 1970's Pioneer SR-202W "reverberation amplifier". It's a consumer device meant for home stereo use. So far I swapped out the RCA jacks (which were wonky) on the input and output that go straight to the reverb only. Put some 1/4" TS in there instead. There are also Tape A and Tape B inpu...
by Snarl 12/8
Sat Oct 24, 2020 8:53 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Choosing drum overheads for small room
Replies: 20
Views: 834

Re: Choosing drum overheads for small room

Hey Snarl, I actually want to try that next time I'm recording drums, what do recommend as a starting point for placement? Thanks! Sorry for the delay. I only have one device that I can post to tapeop from. And I don't really have a good answer for you. It's been years since I tried them. I haven't...
by Snarl 12/8
Thu Oct 22, 2020 12:08 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Choosing drum overheads for small room
Replies: 20
Views: 834

Re: Choosing drum overheads for small room

Make sure you give underheads with the omnis a try.

For me it would all depend on the sound you're going for and what you're hearing when you're moving the mics around. Like on some songs a kick drum mic between the snare and kick drum is all you need.
by Snarl 12/8
Sat Oct 17, 2020 5:20 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Lost in the wilds of lo/mid-fi -- your thoughts please.
Replies: 61
Views: 2390

Re: Lost in the wilds of lo/mid-fi -- your thoughts please.

I gotta say, I'm realizing that gear is a huge part of this. I bought a new mixer and recorder this year that are higher fidelity than anything I've ever used before and my recordings are higher fidelity. Like mind-blowingly higher. You can only do so much with audio that's been put through bad circ...
by Snarl 12/8
Sat Oct 17, 2020 5:16 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Overdrive pedals educate me
Replies: 71
Views: 2654

Re: Overdrive pedals educate me

BK Butler Tube Driver (incorrectly called a "Blue Tube" in another thread) has been great for me for the past 20 years or so.
by Snarl 12/8
Wed Oct 07, 2020 4:29 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: I'm Doing All My Own Backing Vocals
Replies: 10
Views: 500

Re: I'm Doing All My Own Backing Vocals

I like the "adopt other personas" idea.
by Snarl 12/8
Sat Oct 03, 2020 9:53 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Handheld that sounds like like an LDC
Replies: 17
Views: 666

Re: Handheld that sounds like like an LDC

I've always assumed this was the gold standard of what you're talking about. https://www.sweetwater.com/store/detail/KMS105MT--neumann-kms-105-handheld-condenser-microphone-matte-black ...but I've never tried one. I've seen videos of performances where people used them and they sounded great to me. ...
by Snarl 12/8
Wed Sep 23, 2020 2:24 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Latest gear you've acquired.....
Replies: 4358
Views: 981294

Re: Latest gear you've acquired.....

vvv wrote:
Tue Sep 22, 2020 5:29 pm
That combiner thingie is good for snare, and also backing vox if tracks are limited.
I didn't see a polarity flip though. I'd always wonder.
by Snarl 12/8
Fri Sep 04, 2020 4:03 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Cymbals Eat Snare
Replies: 52
Views: 2427

Re: Cymbals Eat Snare

It's funny, right before this thread popped up I was thinking about this from the completely other side of this question. As a drummer who almost exclusively records himself and has listened to thousands of hours of his own drumming as mediated by microphones in the headphones I came up with the fol...