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by jnTracks
Sat Sep 24, 2011 7:53 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: BEST REVERB PLUG?
Replies: 22
Views: 4946

i like impulse response verbs a lot. they always feel more real, to me, than regular verbs. maybe they lack that unreal sounding extra high end information. sometimes happy with waves IR1 but most of the time i go back to TL space, which i got a used iLock license for a while back, real cheap. funny...
by jnTracks
Mon Sep 05, 2011 3:33 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: DIY Computers
Replies: 7
Views: 2258

i've built many systems over the years, some for DAW's some for gaming and personal use. i think DAW building is technically easier since you have a cheat sheet to follow in the approved hardware list from the software you're going to use. still many people have big problems with it, in every case i...
by jnTracks
Wed Aug 10, 2011 3:47 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Which do you prefer when recording bass? 10" or 15"
Replies: 12
Views: 2005

i never have trouble getting more low end than i need out of 10"s. always end up shelving some off. 15"s is just more stuff i have to get rid of later. note: that i tend to mix the kick drum with the lowest fundamental frequency with the bass guitar sitting above it. some people go the other way, ma...
by jnTracks
Wed Aug 10, 2011 3:40 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: I wanna replace my Mackie hr624s. Dynaudio, Focal, Adam???
Replies: 12
Views: 2383

...Adams sounded really bland to me, ... that's the advantage. you don't want monitors that enhance your mixes. you want them to reveal the problems. and the folded ribbon tweeters make for great transient clarity with out being fatiguing. (i chose Adam when i upgraded back in the spring, by the way)
by jnTracks
Fri Jul 01, 2011 3:46 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Apple's Commitment to Logic
Replies: 16
Views: 5873

as apple's market share grows they become less likely to stick with their professional users and rather aim for expanding casual users. just like how there is only one factor that decides if a movie gets a sequel, apple will always go where the money is. as soon as they decide there is more money in...
by jnTracks
Wed Jun 29, 2011 3:47 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Any ideas for a better website?
Replies: 12
Views: 3302

If it was me, I'd try to get more verbiage "above the fold" by making your name smaller, so it fits across the top and then make the tag line under it, even smaller than that to differentiate it from your name. I found that big blocky headline hard to parse. I'd also get rid of the "Home page" link...
by jnTracks
Thu Jun 16, 2011 3:37 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: 12ax7 vs 12au7?
Replies: 11
Views: 6300

12AU7 has a rating of 19 vs. 12AX7 with a rating of 100...so this will make 12AU7 "cleaner" and "quieter"... actually when you swap a 12AX7 for a 12AU7 in the input stage of a guitar amp (which is what we're talking about here) the amp get's more saturated, distorted, compressed, tube-y sooner. tha...
by jnTracks
Thu Jun 09, 2011 3:42 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Compressor for tracking
Replies: 16
Views: 3468

i use a pro VLA II for this. pretty happy, makes things sound thick. it's the low end of your budget
by jnTracks
Mon Jun 06, 2011 3:57 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Waves plugin bundle?
Replies: 15
Views: 3121

i love the waves classics collection. i mostly use the API and V series (neve) EQ's, the API compressor HUGE! and the v-series comp gets some use. rarely the SSL channel strip, just don't love the feel of that as much, but sometimes it's the only thing that works. but the SSL bus comp is on virtuall...
by jnTracks
Mon Jun 06, 2011 3:41 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Why do some mixers choose to compress the mix bus?
Replies: 40
Views: 6620

i use mix bus compression to even out tha instooments so they have a balance, man. automating faders takes too long! :wink: ok, but really, i like getting the basic balance between the guitars, bass, and drums in the most intense part of the song. putting on a mix bus compressor and tuning it to tak...
by jnTracks
Fri Jun 03, 2011 3:42 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Why do some mixers choose to compress the mix bus?
Replies: 40
Views: 6620

i've been liking the sound of the SSL bus compressor (from waves) on my mixes, grabbing lik 2-4db of the kick and snare, for the sound of that unit.

i wouldn't try to reduce dynamic range of the whole mix transparently, i think that's for the mastering phase.
by jnTracks
Fri Jun 03, 2011 3:24 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Pro Tools Printing mix Problem
Replies: 2
Views: 679

any plugins that aren't up to date? that can cause weirdness.

try the usual quick fixes: trash prefs and caches, save a copy of the session to a new folder.
by jnTracks
Tue May 31, 2011 3:44 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: "massive phase errors"
Replies: 19
Views: 5922

jgimbel wrote:"Massive Phase Errors" would make a good band name, but I wouldn't be excited to record them.
/approving nod...
by jnTracks
Tue May 31, 2011 3:34 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: figure 8s as drum overheads
Replies: 14
Views: 7702

yea M/S with another condenser often sounds good out in front of the kit. i'm a big fan of using 2 figure of eight mikes in blumlein. i do this with my cascade fathead II's. very realistic image, sounds just like if you were listening from that same spot and perfect mono compatibility for easy phase...
by jnTracks
Tue May 24, 2011 3:49 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: ReAmp question
Replies: 12
Views: 2698

this is how i do bass guitar most of the time. i usually end up overdubbing guitars later, rather than keeping and re amping the scratch tracks. mostly since i put many more tracks, doubled and extra parts, in the case of guitar. but, don't be scared, do it up! this is an opportunity to take your sw...