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by Professor
Thu Jan 17, 2019 8:27 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Speeding up a song after tracking without altering pitch
Replies: 10
Views: 868

Re: Speeding up a song after tracking without altering pitch

For my money, and unless something has really changed since I've not been paying as close attention, I would push to re-record depending on what kinds of tracks you're working with. And the first thing I would do as part of the sales pitch on a new take is to create a rough mix, time compress the mi...
by Professor
Wed Jan 16, 2019 11:05 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Recording Lights for the studio — MMC?
Replies: 2
Views: 452

Re: Recording Lights for the studio — MMC?

I'm fairly certain that some older tape machines actually did have some relay connections for recording lights, but the equivalent you'd be looking for is a GPIO connection and probably not MIDI machine control. GPIO terminals are usually software configurable and you just need a simple contact clos...
by Professor
Thu Mar 01, 2012 3:54 pm
Forum: Buy/Sell/Trade
Topic: Shameless self promotion...
Replies: 6
Views: 1294

Well thanks for that - I do try to write posts that are helpful apart from the occasional ones that only say "shameless bump". But funny you should ask about this... I will of course suggest that you take everything I say about my own book with a healthy (or unhealthy?) grain of salt, since whether ...
by Professor
Thu Mar 01, 2012 7:51 am
Forum: Buy/Sell/Trade
Topic: Shameless self promotion...
Replies: 6
Views: 1294

Shameless bump.

:D
by Professor
Thu Feb 23, 2012 6:19 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Are 'vintage' type compressors relevant in today's music?
Replies: 25
Views: 6879

Good heavens, this is one of those posts that could end up with people (especially me) writing replies that take up the whole screen and pages upon pages of them. And that's great!! But I'll try to contain myself... at least for now. I agree that the terms you see thrown around like "warmth" "classi...
by Professor
Thu Feb 23, 2012 5:21 pm
Forum: Buy/Sell/Trade
Topic: Shameless self promotion...
Replies: 6
Views: 1294

That is (at least part of) what I've been doing the last couple of years.

There was also a healthy (or unhealthy?) amount of girl chasing going on... along with house buying, followed quickly by a new job that requires me to relocate.

It's been quite an adventure.

But it's great to be back!!!
by Professor
Tue Feb 21, 2012 1:24 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: The best sounding MS known to man
Replies: 10
Views: 2781

Well there's rockin' it old school...

And then there's pullin' it all the way back to Dr. Blumlein. If you're going to go M/S that's definitely a way to do it.

Now I'm just curious what you were recording.
by Professor
Tue Feb 21, 2012 1:17 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: A funny thing about Mid/Side
Replies: 5
Views: 1715

Aww, thanks.

Wasn't sure anyone would notice if I slipped in the back door all quiet-like and stuff. Will try to be around more regularly with helpful tips and crazy tales from the road.

-Jeremy
by Professor
Tue Feb 21, 2012 1:14 pm
Forum: Buy/Sell/Trade
Topic: Shameless self promotion...
Replies: 6
Views: 1294

Shameless self promotion...

Be the first kid on your block to get the new book... Mastering Pro Tools Effects: Getting the Most Out of Pro Tools' Effects Processors, 1st Edition Introduction. 1. Establishing a Baseline. 2. Fundamentals of Recording. 3. Compose, Record, Edit, Mix, and Master. 4. Equalizers. 5. Dynamics Processo...
by Professor
Tue Feb 21, 2012 12:59 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: A funny thing about Mid/Side
Replies: 5
Views: 1715

A lot of stereo processors that try to take a single channel and make it sound more stereo will play with duplicating the track, flipping phase, and introducing a tiny bit of delay to one side. When you think about it you're not too far off from that... sort of. You have a room mic in Fig-8 that you...
by Professor
Thu Mar 12, 2009 10:44 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Okay. So explain this to me like I'm six years old...
Replies: 13
Views: 2770

I agree that there are probably plenty of folks successfully running Logic with MOTU interfaces, but it still doesn't hurt to mate hardware and software of the same brand, especially when building a system from the ground up. It's not a requirement, but it can certainly make things easier - more so ...
by Professor
Thu Mar 12, 2009 10:13 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Make the best 800 dollar drum mic kit
Replies: 26
Views: 5610

I have to say that my favorite snare mic for the 5x14" snare in the studio here is the AKG C-414... but there's your whole budget in one mic. My favorite tom mics for the drums I have here in the studio (walnut shell Gretsch with Evans EC2 coated heads) is the TapeOp Ribbon (PPA brand 'R-One' mic) a...
by Professor
Thu Mar 12, 2009 8:41 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Okay. So explain this to me like I'm six years old...
Replies: 13
Views: 2770

Well I don't typically explain this stuff to 6 year olds, but I have explained it to some university professors with PhDs and DMAs, so I'm at least familiar with the necessary process. First up, consider that there are many different ways to use a DAW. If you still have your tape machines, console, ...
by Professor
Wed Mar 11, 2009 6:53 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Should I be compressing mics while tracking?
Replies: 20
Views: 4081

Ever the contrarian I don't really ever track with compression. I have a few outboard compressors I could use on the front end, and of course a comp on every channel of the console, but I want the entire dynamic range arriving at the recorder. If I were using something with a really lousy signal-to-...
by Professor
Wed Mar 11, 2009 3:58 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: difficult question - phase issues
Replies: 12
Views: 2769

OK, that kind of phasing is caused by the delay of the sound traveling across the room before arriving at the microphone. And the cure for that is indeed the delay that you have already setup on the track and adjusted to your favorite spot. But you still have some bits that are out of phase... And t...