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by xonlocust
Tue Sep 27, 2011 9:37 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: PT LE 7.4 Instrument Track Routing Bonehead Question
Replies: 0
Views: 582

PT LE 7.4 Instrument Track Routing Bonehead Question

hello all- long time no post... this has to be an easy question that my mind just isn't getting around. here's what i have set up: http://i82.photobucket.com/albums/j250/nick92675/Picture3.png 3 midi instrument tracks. midi source for all 3 tracks is my midi interface, all channels. each track has a...
by xonlocust
Wed Aug 25, 2010 10:20 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Editing and clean up on analog tape
Replies: 26
Views: 5641

on the hand erase tip, and sorta piggybacking on the 'rookie mistakes you did' thread - when i was starting out and first got my 16tk, i was spot erasing out the clicks on the head of the song. marked the downbeat of the song w/the grease pencil - then cleaned them out. played back and i cut off the...
by xonlocust
Wed Aug 25, 2010 9:53 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Uneven Kick Drum Solution?
Replies: 30
Views: 6964

Good grief!!! Triggers?!!?!? Hours and hours of editing?!? Just use a compressor. This situation is sort of exactly what they're commonly used for! The OP was on the right track to begin with. You don't have to go layering in samples or micro editing. Just dig in and learn how to use compressors. B...
by xonlocust
Sun May 09, 2010 8:29 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Mixing Console Recommendations
Replies: 25
Views: 7837

on the cheaper end, i have a soundtracs mr http://www.studiosystems.co.uk/soundtracs/mrx.php - should be able to find one for considerably less. similar to a soundcraft 600b - older and on the cheaper end of the line - but still pretty usable. for a minute there i was considering upgrading to a quar...
by xonlocust
Sun May 09, 2010 3:32 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: can i control my DAW with my phone?
Replies: 7
Views: 2055

dunno about your particular phone, but for iphone: http://www.folabs.com/proremote.html more universal: http://www.iteleportmobile.com/ cheaper/free: http://www.mochasoft.dk/iphone_vnc.htm i sometimes use mocha vnc lite w/my iphone to do this - it can get wonky if it times out, but it's free and fun...
by xonlocust
Sat May 08, 2010 2:42 pm
Forum: People/Places/Things
Topic: Chicago studios with a good piano?
Replies: 6
Views: 1739

yeah, there are a lot.... rooms i've worked in that you might check out

http://www.perishablerecords.com/clava/clava.html (upright, but great place - and fellow tapeopper)
http://www.electrical.com/
http://www.stroberecording.com/
http://semaphorerecording.com/
http://enginestudios.com/
by xonlocust
Sat May 08, 2010 2:10 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: +6 dB on Calibration Tape?
Replies: 10
Views: 4865

also, don't confuse your reference levels (+6, +3, etc. which as tony mentioned are clearer to talk about in terms of nwb/m) with a reading on your VU meter while tracking. once set up, you still look at your meters the same. hard transients like percussion (generally) keep at a sane level (i hover ...
by xonlocust
Tue Dec 22, 2009 9:29 pm
Forum: Listen to Music
Topic: My first heavily produced track
Replies: 5
Views: 1318

Re: hey

Why did you record the vocals through? Did you use any compression? They sound like they're singing 5 feet from the mike. Maybe it's what you were going for but even for indie stuff I like a more in-your-face vocal sound. i agree - there's a really good sense of space in there, but i find it distra...
by xonlocust
Sat Dec 19, 2009 12:42 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: let's talk spring reverbs
Replies: 70
Views: 23080

Re: let's talk spring reverbs

So-ooo, I've got an old Fender tank reverb unit that I love the sound of.... So, how would you plumb it? Re-amp, right?? when mixing from a console: line out of console (I use an aux send) -> reamp in reamp spits out instrument level signal to Fender input Fender out -> any kind of preamp with a Hi...
by xonlocust
Thu Dec 17, 2009 9:32 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: let's talk spring reverbs
Replies: 70
Views: 23080

let's talk spring reverbs

hey all- considering adding a real hardware spring reverb unit. i've got a couple patches on various multi-effects boxes, but something makes me think i could do better with the real deal. i did one session where a guitar player brought in a fender that sounded amazing - i put everything through it ...
by xonlocust
Thu Dec 17, 2009 9:14 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: 1 Reel of Tape Used On 11 Tape Machines @ The Same Time
Replies: 26
Views: 4367

drumsound wrote:
cjmnash wrote:
toaster3000 wrote:dude, you should have been listening to repro on all of them!!!

john
son of a bitch! that's a great idea! maybe next time! LOL
DO IT!
that's what i was hoping for too when the vid started!
by xonlocust
Wed Dec 09, 2009 8:09 pm
Forum: Listen to Music
Topic: List your Bandcamp page
Replies: 406
Views: 114320

by xonlocust
Tue Nov 24, 2009 10:26 pm
Forum: Tape Op Magazine
Topic: Questions for Brian Paulson interview?
Replies: 2
Views: 2383

i think i'm too late, but tell us about recording bastro - sing the troubled beast. how did you record the stuff at first congressional church on that session? how was the location recording done? i'm guessing you didn't move a 2" over there... was that sort of an afterthought to the main track, or ...
by xonlocust
Mon Nov 23, 2009 11:16 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: I'd like a cheap analog synth, please
Replies: 56
Views: 13897

+1 on Siel. I have a Siel/Sequential Prelude which is pretty great sounding - though is having some drifting tuning problems now. I also have a Roland SH-101 which is super fun to dick with and create sounds, but no real recall ability. Sounds great though. Or the also not super sexy, but digitally ...
by xonlocust
Thu Sep 03, 2009 10:55 pm
Forum: People/Places/Things
Topic: Good online vinyl mastering needed...
Replies: 18
Views: 3605

+1 for paul, he recently did a great sounding cut for me too. but i will say in your original MEs possible defense - there is some truth to there being a relationship between high end/level/distortion/radius on the cut. there will be more distortion on cymbals as you get closer to the center of the ...