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by cale w
Thu Jan 04, 2018 9:43 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Slate Everything Bundle
Replies: 6
Views: 1089

Re: Slate Everything Bundle

The VTM plug (tape sim) is really useful. It took me a while of A/Bing to figure out what it was doing, it's subtle but you miss it when it's gone. I like to abuse it with snares and other peaky things sometimes, it breaks up in an exciting way. It seems like all of the plugins the offer have some s...
by cale w
Mon Dec 18, 2017 12:47 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Slate Everything Bundle
Replies: 6
Views: 1089

Re: Slate Everything Bundle

I've been using that Slate bundle for a couple months now. I've owned the VCC and VTM plugs for a while, and I use them all the time. In the bundle, I really dig the bus compressors, and most of the VMR modules get use too. It's well worth the subscription fee.
by cale w
Wed Apr 27, 2016 2:22 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: What do you think of my Blumlein +2 setup?
Replies: 15
Views: 7946

Sounds pretty cool! What sort of processing did you run on the ribbons? Sounds like there's some compression. When I tried this technique, I had to do a lot of low-mid carving and high-end boosting to balance out the ribbons' response, did you have to do the same?
by cale w
Wed Mar 30, 2016 4:35 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Stereo Bus / Mastering compressor for home studio
Replies: 20
Views: 5621

Alex, I have a 7720. I like it, but I haven't played around with it much as a stereo bus comp. I'd be happy to run some samples through at different settings for you sometime.
by cale w
Wed Apr 15, 2015 7:32 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Stereo Bus Compressor (maybe Chameleon Labs 7720?)
Replies: 18
Views: 3209

I have a 7720 and I'm always happy with it. I think it's best feature is the side chain HPF. I use it as a tracking compressor a lot too. Quality-wise, it seems pretty sturdy.
by cale w
Mon Mar 23, 2015 11:51 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Direct to 2 track recordings
Replies: 15
Views: 5630

Direct to 2 track recordings

I just read that "Small Change" by Tom Waits was recorded direct to 2 track. I've always been fascinated by that production method... what are some other great straight to 2 track albums?
by cale w
Fri Jan 09, 2015 8:33 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Help identifying these overhead mics?
Replies: 7
Views: 1493

I don't know about the overheads, but I can't be the only one who gets freaked out seeing the drummers spare sticks rattling around on top of his bass drum at 4:43, right?
by cale w
Thu Jan 08, 2015 12:12 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Latest gear you've acquired.....
Replies: 4152
Views: 901963

Christmas present to myself... Squier Jaguar short scale bass, strung up as a 'piccolo' bass-- still tuned EADG but one octave higher than a standard bass. Really fun for chords! https://fbcdn-sphotos-e-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xaf1/v/t1.0-9/s720x720/10923589_10203267065932737_8965247780649708571_n...
by cale w
Mon Oct 27, 2014 12:51 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Just 2 drum mics
Replies: 5
Views: 2022

I did a similar thing with a fathead doing the kick/snare meat and an ev660 as an overhead. It was after reading the "shitty is pretty" article and I was really happy with the results. It took a long time to get the placement just right, but once it was there, the sounds was cool and simple. Especia...
by cale w
Mon Oct 13, 2014 1:35 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Getting that Old-School sound (or not)
Replies: 30
Views: 14967

This project is done and we're pretty happy with the results! You can hear a few of the tunes on our reverb nation page: http://www.reverbnation.com/georgetownorbits Kick the Can, Too Far Too Late, and Son of a Preacher Man are all from the new album. Thanks everyone for your input, hope you enjoy t...
by cale w
Mon Jul 14, 2014 1:00 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Show us your recording space, right NOW
Replies: 260
Views: 76305

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by cale w
Tue Mar 25, 2014 12:31 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Bustouts drum sessions fotos
Replies: 2
Views: 899

Do you ever use that little CAD mic for the snare? I like it on snare.
by cale w
Tue Mar 25, 2014 12:15 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Looking for recommendations on first outboard gear purchases
Replies: 16
Views: 2704

If you're not too keen the ins and outs of compression, start with a dbx163. Track bass, vocals, kick and snare with it. It's incredibly simple and neat sounding, but also pretty forgiving. If you want to get the feel for outboard stuff and what it does, ART makes great inexpensive pieces that cover...
by cale w
Tue Mar 04, 2014 8:48 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: urei 1176 woes
Replies: 4
Views: 1018

Definitely no compression happening when you crank the input?