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by jellotree
Wed Feb 22, 2012 6:42 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Are 'vintage' type compressors relevant in today's music?
Replies: 25
Views: 7478

Are 'vintage' type compressors relevant in today's music?

Everywhere I go, I hear "vintage" this and "warmth" that and "classic" that...Every plugin maker seems to be emulating the greats of yesteryear. But things are completely different now - tracking/mixing-wise. Is this really just a marketing ploy to sell units? I have much yet to learn about recordin...
by jellotree
Sun Jan 16, 2011 11:50 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Bass Harmonics and Missing Fundamentals and Clarity AND ...
Replies: 19
Views: 5077

When I first posted, I had no idea to the extent that FM radio was toying with the broadcast signal. If anyone is interested, there is an article from a few years back: http://www.omniaaudio.com/downloads/white-papers/what-happens-to-my-recording-when-it%27s-played-on-the-radio-frank-foti-robert-orb...
by jellotree
Sat Jan 08, 2011 2:07 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Bass Harmonics and Missing Fundamentals and Clarity AND ...
Replies: 19
Views: 5077

more to follow this post...

Thanks for your insights! I'm heading in the right direction from your tips already. I tried distorting with and without HPF and agree that you can get a lot of high end noise that's not necesary - at least in my limited experiments so far. The experiments continue... Re: Ampeg B-15N, and a very goo...
by jellotree
Thu Jan 06, 2011 6:48 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Bass Harmonics and Missing Fundamentals and Clarity AND ...
Replies: 19
Views: 5077

Bass Harmonics and Missing Fundamentals and Clarity AND ...

In my kitchen, I have an old FM Walkman hooked up to a pair of crappy computer speakers - probably first generation comp speakers... go ahead and laugh. Nobody sees them - they are tucked behind a jar in the corner. It's on sometimes when I'm in that area. I was listening this afternoon for a couple...
by jellotree
Sun Oct 17, 2010 2:04 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Tuning snares
Replies: 47
Views: 11574

I think this thread was originally meant to just make everyone argue! Not at all... I'm not ignoring you guys... I'm listening and processing and trying to get a handle on this. I'll try to find your suggestions and check them out. I'm not ignoring you guys... I'm listening and processing and tryin...
by jellotree
Mon Oct 11, 2010 8:34 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Tuning snares
Replies: 47
Views: 11574

noeqplease wrote:Out of tune snares are not a good thing.
:)

noeqplease wrote:Using samples... depends on the music stylee.
Any suggestions for Rock/Pop/Metal? Thanks.
by jellotree
Sun Oct 10, 2010 10:54 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Tuning snares
Replies: 47
Views: 11574

Re: Tuning Snares

When recording a real drumset, the things that usually get changed or switched-out on a per song basis are the snare and cymbals. GJ So you are deciding this before you record it? I guess the key is to listen to the snare (sample) as it relates to the rest of the kit and the song as a whole, and th...
by jellotree
Sun Oct 10, 2010 12:05 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Tuning snares
Replies: 47
Views: 11574

Tuning snares

Sometimes I link up to sites where people have uploaded their tunes and someone always seems to post: sounds good , although I'd pitch that snare sample higher (or lower) Are there guidelines for pitch snare samples? Are you trying to pitch to- what? a note in the song? EDIT : My title should probab...
by jellotree
Sun Aug 01, 2010 7:31 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Recording Drums
Replies: 25
Views: 5726

Thank you for your insights! I was mainly looking to see how a "real" sounding kit would be recorded. So I see that the room mics are very important in that regard. Your responses range from 75% of the final drum mix to adding a bit for ambience. So it really is just a matter of taste. (Or you have ...
by jellotree
Sat Jul 31, 2010 7:12 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Recording Drums
Replies: 25
Views: 5726

Recording Drums

I recently saw the documentary It Might Get Loud w Jimmy Page The Edge and Jack White. In one part, Page is showing the foyer of this old house Headley Grange where Zeppelin recorded a few tunes. Apparently, someone had left a new set of Bonham's drums right there at the entrance. Page explains how ...
by jellotree
Sun Jul 11, 2010 5:08 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Real time VST Host ? ?
Replies: 8
Views: 4008

What's the issue with Rewire in Reaper? Shouldn't be in the way if you don't need to use it. Also, you can uncheck the option to register Reaper as a Rewire slave in the installer, if that's the issue. I am interested in just a stand alone vst host that remains stand alone -- even when other progra...
by jellotree
Sun Jul 04, 2010 7:23 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Real time VST Host ? ?
Replies: 8
Views: 4008

Reaper has an indefinite free trial, give it a shot. http://reaper.fm By the by, you will not be able to get 'realtime' VST effects through a windows system. There will always be ASIO buffer latency, the amount depending on your hardware (both on the computer and the sound card side). You will noti...
by jellotree
Sat Jul 03, 2010 9:27 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Real time VST Host ? ?
Replies: 8
Views: 4008

I'm using Windows.

Quattro DSP looks interesting. Thanks for that, because I went off on a different tangent in searching and am now looking at Waves GTR 3 - which I think has a stand alone option. Maybe.

Back to the research...
by jellotree
Sat Jul 03, 2010 7:32 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Real time VST Host ? ?
Replies: 8
Views: 4008

Real time VST Host ? ?

This may be obvious to all -- but not to this new to computer recording person: I am looking for a VST Host (ideally free!), that can be used in real time as a stand alone application. I just downloaded the recent beta Audacity, but it is pretty buggy in my system and it does not allow real time pro...
by jellotree
Sun Jun 20, 2010 7:55 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Do you try harder?
Replies: 20
Views: 4781

Do you try harder?

Do you try harder to get it just right if you are recording a song that you REALLY like? I ask because an engineer, that is usually pretty calm, heard one of the tunes a band was rehearsing and, more or less, said this is a $%#% and $#%$#$% great song and just seemed to take more time and care (and ...