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by Crocoduck5000
Wed Jan 20, 2010 11:56 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: acoustic mixing tips
Replies: 20
Views: 3722

Old strings FTW

Then again, my favorite sounding production guitar so far is a Baby Martin. Go figure.
by Crocoduck5000
Thu Jan 14, 2010 12:32 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Drums
Replies: 2
Views: 1175

I know you mentioned low-learning curve, but I have to recommend Reason. In the beginning of my recording engineering (which was mostly lo-fi), Reason came with all of the tools to make really cool beats. The coolest part is that the tools in Reason allow you to manipulate any of their patches to ma...
by Crocoduck5000
Thu Jan 14, 2010 10:29 am
Forum: Listen to Music
Topic: Synth Brittania - BBC synth pop documentary
Replies: 9
Views: 2370

I started to watch this awhile back and forgot to finish, thank you!
by Crocoduck5000
Fri Jan 08, 2010 12:34 pm
Forum: Buy/Sell/Trade
Topic: FSFT:Soundcraft Spirit Studio 24x8x2 + Mackie Onyx 1220 FW
Replies: 0
Views: 1519

FSFT:Soundcraft Spirit Studio 24x8x2 + Mackie Onyx 1220 FW

I have for sale or for trade in the central valley / bay area a 1991 Soundcraft Spirit Studio 24x8x2 and a Mackie Onyx 1220 Mixer w/ Firewire option. Soundcraft Spirit Studio 24x8x2 $650 or trade It has 24 mic inputs with 48v power on each 24 selectable line inputs Tape Sends and Tape Returns for ev...
by Crocoduck5000
Tue Jan 05, 2010 10:47 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Mackie mixer opinions please
Replies: 16
Views: 4609

I just simply record a band, and I've got a '91 Soundcraft Spirit Studio 24x8x2 that's a pretty incredible board with everything working perfect except the XLR jacks on tracks 1 and 19 you gotta angle right (you can work around it easily). I do have a Mackie Onyx board, and if you have a good signal...
by Crocoduck5000
Tue Jan 05, 2010 10:43 am
Forum: Listen to Music
Topic: My very first attempt at recording my full band
Replies: 10
Views: 2138

So I've got new tracks up on myspace.com/bigbluebus09 The only thing is that the song "Computers Don't Cry" is abysmal as I need to learn to use Logic's vocoder properly. I can't seem to record with it directly, and the mix is terrible, and the guitarist hasn't played on it so I just shoved a guitar...
by Crocoduck5000
Tue Jan 05, 2010 10:34 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Mastering In The Box-Wave Labs 6 /Peak/ Izotope/?
Replies: 15
Views: 8580

I've never tried Wavelab but I have used Izotope at a studio I used to work at for in-house mastering. It works well for what it's worth, but depending on your budget it doesn't fix every problem, and it isn't going to make a shitty mix sound better unless you really know what you're doing. Having s...
by Crocoduck5000
Tue Jan 05, 2010 10:27 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: MXL 990 $50 at MF.
Replies: 36
Views: 10166

Being a budget engineer / musician and all, I fell into the whole MXL 990 trap. There have been a few cases where I got really, really good results out of it. At the time I didn't know the freakin' difference (this is 2003, I was 16 I think) but for some reason it works best over any mic on this one...
by Crocoduck5000
Tue Jan 05, 2010 10:23 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Another Annoying Request for Budget Monitor Advice
Replies: 26
Views: 5468

I'm sort of where you were not to long ago, and I can comment on the HS50m pair. I bought a pair from the lead singer of the band Ghost in the City, and like you I did not have room treatment (at the time). They are a bit harsh but they have a mid-cut switch on the back that makes them more pleasura...
by Crocoduck5000
Wed Dec 16, 2009 12:39 pm
Forum: Listen to Music
Topic: What are some of the most "poorly engineered" albu
Replies: 216
Views: 74375

Re: What are some of the most "poorly engineered"

Fiery Furnace's Bitter Tea, which is incredibly brittle and bright, IMO. Could be a mastering thing I suppose. It's alright for a song or two, but man, that album punishes the ears, which is a shame because the songs are good. Yeah I really need to figure out who did that. That album is the only in...
by Crocoduck5000
Fri Dec 11, 2009 10:32 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Best Amp Modeler
Replies: 22
Views: 4721

For Fender amps I use Amplitube Fender. I run guitars through an ART Pro Channel tupe preamp straight into Amplitube Fender and people ask me how I mic my Fender guitar cabs! I have not tried the POD, and I have not tried the original Amplitube, but there are some amazing tones in there that sound l...
by Crocoduck5000
Fri Dec 11, 2009 10:32 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Best Amp Modeler
Replies: 22
Views: 4721

For Fender amps I use Amplitube Fender. I run guitars through an ART Pro Channel tupe preamp straight into Amplitube Fender and people ask me how I mic my Fender guitar cabs! I have not tried the POD, and I have not tried the original Amplitube, but there are some amazing tones in there that sound l...
by Crocoduck5000
Fri Dec 11, 2009 10:08 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: CPU speeds?
Replies: 12
Views: 2341

Re: CPU speeds?

the laptop i'm looking at has specs such as: # 1.3GHz Intel SU7300 Core 2 Duo Processor # 4GB of DDR3 RAM # 320GB 7200rpm HDD would this be good enough to do some music stuff in REAPER and Audiomulch? They both don't seem to be that resource intensive. Plus, I also use my own custom rolled version ...
by Crocoduck5000
Fri Dec 11, 2009 10:07 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: CPU speeds?
Replies: 12
Views: 2341

Re: CPU speeds?

the laptop i'm looking at has specs such as: # 1.3GHz Intel SU7300 Core 2 Duo Processor # 4GB of DDR3 RAM # 320GB 7200rpm HDD would this be good enough to do some music stuff in REAPER and Audiomulch? They both don't seem to be that resource intensive. Plus, I also use my own custom rolled version ...
by Crocoduck5000
Fri Dec 11, 2009 9:58 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Got a free Soundcraft Spirit Studio 24-8-2.. a few Q's
Replies: 29
Views: 12044

I have a Spirit Studio 24x8x2 and after having it on sale for a while and not being able to get what I know it's worth, I've decided to try to breath new life into it. I've used it for years and love the the sounds that I've gotten from it. I only started trolling the boards yesterday. I loved usin...