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by Matt C.
Fri Dec 28, 2018 6:26 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Procedural Question - file naming and organization
Replies: 12
Views: 570

Re: Procedural Question - file naming and organization

I have started diligently using a system for naming successive generations of mixes (Smoke Wizard 1.2, 1.3, etc) and it works well for me, but I'm still a little stumped on what to call the batch that should *hopefully* be the finished product. "For Mastering" could be useful.
by Matt C.
Fri Dec 28, 2018 5:37 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Procedural Question - file naming and organization
Replies: 12
Views: 570

Procedural Question - file naming and organization

For those of you who work with other bands on a vaguely professional level, I've got a question about file naming when you bounce down mixes. Basically I'm wondering how you label the batch of mixes that are intended to be the final mixes, but still allow for the possibility that there will be tweak...
by Matt C.
Fri Dec 28, 2018 5:33 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: "smash channel" options, for drums... sans console?
Replies: 13
Views: 938

Re: "smash channel" options, for drums... sans console?

When tracking I usually have a pair of omni room mics (oktava mc012 on the floor at the edges of the room) dedicated to this sound, sent through a simple tube preamp (homemade, based on the Collins 6Q-1, simple two-stage single ended design) to get distortion. If I want to get a similar crush effect...
by Matt C.
Sun Dec 02, 2018 8:29 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Budget Boom Vocal Mic Stand Recommendation
Replies: 15
Views: 1402

Re: Budget Boom Vocal Mic Stand Recommendation

drumsound wrote:
Sun Dec 02, 2018 6:35 pm
I like the On Stage heavy duty stands.https://www.sweetwater.com/store/detail ... -mic-stand
+1
by Matt C.
Mon Oct 22, 2018 2:35 pm
Forum: Listen to Music
Topic: Sounds on Big Thief - Masterpiece
Replies: 1
Views: 1279

Sounds on Big Thief - Masterpiece

I've been really enjoying the sound of the Big Thief album "Masterpiece" (especially the songs Real Love and Masterpiece) and I'm wondering if anyone has any comments or insight into the sounds on the record. Link here: https://bigthief.bandcamp.com/album/masterpiece I'm not even wondering about any...
by Matt C.
Mon Oct 01, 2018 9:01 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Where can I find blank studio tracking sheets?
Replies: 4
Views: 941

Re: Where can I find blank studio tracking sheets?

I make my own using Open Office Spreadsheet. 24 boxes for the contents of each track, a few lines at the bottom for notes, and a column on the side to write out the structure of the song and associated cue points (verse 1 at 4:15, chorus 1 at 4:48, etc)
by Matt C.
Thu Sep 13, 2018 3:27 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Multing Lead vocals
Replies: 9
Views: 1571

Re: Multing Lead vocals

I don't go super crazy with it but I do regularly do some parallel compression. I haven't had phase issues related to latency, but you do need to watch out when EQing one of the parallel tracks - it will introduce phase shifts (some types of filters more than others) to that track and might create s...
by Matt C.
Sun Sep 09, 2018 9:43 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Unbalanced Polarity Flip
Replies: 25
Views: 3797

Re: Unbalanced Polarity Flip

I'm Painting Again wrote:
Sun Sep 09, 2018 8:09 am
That sounds like it's probably right

Do you know if that can cause damage to the transformers, etc?

I'm asking as it actually provided a pretty cool flavour for certain stuff - It wasn't a bad effect
No it won't damage anything.
by Matt C.
Fri Sep 07, 2018 8:12 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Basic Latency Question
Replies: 12
Views: 1464

Re: Basic Latency Question

Thanks again Nick, that makes sense. From what I've experienced so far, you're right that some plugins don't create enough latency to be an issue. Like I said I've just been spoiled by Nuendo's direct monitoring letting me more or less side step this issue for the past ten years. Now I'm finally hav...
by Matt C.
Fri Sep 07, 2018 10:31 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Basic Latency Question
Replies: 12
Views: 1464

Re: Basic Latency Question

Thanks Nick. I am using the ASIO drivers. If it is the PLUG INS (you seem to state that once you put plug ins into play, THAT is where it gets wonky), well, then that is the plug in architecture. 96kHz gets you a tiny amount LESS latency, but not much. Typically a Motu system like yours can get unde...
by Matt C.
Thu Sep 06, 2018 7:02 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Basic Latency Question
Replies: 12
Views: 1464

Re: Basic Latency Question

Recently switched to Reaper, mainly working at 96kHz. Not using plugins during initial tracking, but once we're toward the end of the overdubs stage, yes there are plugins running (a modest amount, but some) and they definitely contribute to the issue. For years I worked in Nuendo, which provides di...
by Matt C.
Thu Sep 06, 2018 11:33 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Basic Latency Question
Replies: 12
Views: 1464

Re: Basic Latency Question

I've got a PC with a 3.2GHz AMD Athlon processor, 16GB of RAM (I don't remember which variety), running Windows 7 64-bit. Converter is an old MOTU 24i/o with it's proprietary PCIe interface card. I'm not especially interested in dumping more money into my digital setup but working around latency is ...
by Matt C.
Thu Sep 06, 2018 11:10 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Unbalanced Polarity Flip
Replies: 25
Views: 3797

Re: Unbalanced Polarity Flip

with the VU meter turned off I'd get a thin lower level signal reaching the TEAC Usually this is a sign of a transformer coupled output that has one side of it's output floating. If you're connecting a transformer output to an unbalanced input you generally need to ground the (-) phase instead of j...
by Matt C.
Wed Sep 05, 2018 9:06 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Basic Latency Question
Replies: 12
Views: 1464

Basic Latency Question

I recently switched DAWs and for the first time I'm having to wrestle with obnxious latency issues. My question is a general one - what parts of the computer system play the biggest role in determining the amount of latency we're stuck with? CPU speed? amount of RAM? The converters/interface? Basica...
by Matt C.
Sun Jun 24, 2018 12:51 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Cassette Alignment Tape?
Replies: 7
Views: 832

Re: Cassette Alignment Tape?

I forgot to mention that I’ve got one of those as well. It makes a killer tape echo. I don't mean to hijack the thread but I've gotta ask about this - I've got one of those Tascam 122 machines as well that I'm trying to fix in order to use for tape echo. But upon closer inspection the record and pl...