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by permanent hearing damage
Wed Dec 05, 2018 8:26 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: No fancy tube mics - am I missing out?
Replies: 34
Views: 2052

Re: No fancy tube mics - am I missing out?

Fair. I have no actual reason for this, but I am somewhat dubious of the Slate stuff. I own Trigger 2 and it's great, though.
by permanent hearing damage
Mon Nov 26, 2018 10:34 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: No fancy tube mics - am I missing out?
Replies: 34
Views: 2052

Re: No fancy tube mics - am I missing out?

just the mic and plugin. I have clean pres and character pres. I'm not really trying to go head to head with some other mic anyway. I've already got one of the ML-2 (sdc) mics and it's interesting. Some of the plugin emulations are subtle, some are NOT! Ah i gave this route a thought, as well. Lean...
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Wed Nov 14, 2018 2:40 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: De-harshing distorted guitars
Replies: 14
Views: 429

De-harshing distorted guitars

remixing some old recordings I did 15+ years ago. guitars were done with some pretty harsh sounding solid state amps - very fizzy and ear-searing. i likely used 421s or M69s on them, so i sure didn't help tame any of that at the time. EQ is tricky as I do want some amount of harshness, so any seriou...
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Wed Oct 24, 2018 1:10 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: reverbs - mono or stereo and why?
Replies: 10
Views: 871

reverbs - mono or stereo and why?

watched a mix with the masters video where Greg Wells was complaining about overusing stereo reverbs. Admittedly, I had never given much thought to using a mono verb. I guess I always figured stereo would be preferable as I'm usually adding verb to drums or a vocal and want them to feel like they're...
by permanent hearing damage
Wed Oct 24, 2018 7:20 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: No fancy tube mics - am I missing out?
Replies: 34
Views: 2052

Re: No fancy tube mics - am I missing out?

I guess I'm no help. Just commiserating. How do you like that U195 though? the U195 is great! the "fat" switch makes it pretty damn versatile. i use it on vocals often, guitar amps almost as often and sometimes for FOK and hell yeah, the 4050s are great. i wish i had 10. i think i could make a whol...
by permanent hearing damage
Tue Oct 23, 2018 8:43 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: No fancy tube mics - am I missing out?
Replies: 34
Views: 2052

No fancy tube mics - am I missing out?

I mostly record punk/hardcore and metal. I do other things as well, but the bulk of my work is with screamers. I have a decent mic locker. When it comes to non screamers (and screamers), I can grab my U195, my Oktavamod MKL2500 tube mic, 414B ULS, 4050, Oktavamod MK319 or an SM7, among other things....
by permanent hearing damage
Thu Oct 18, 2018 8:59 am
Forum: Buy/Sell/Trade
Topic: FS: EV RE15, Peluso CEMC6 set, Rogers drums, outboard, DW pedal, bx plugins
Replies: 0
Views: 704

FS: EV RE15, Peluso CEMC6 set, Rogers drums, outboard, DW pedal, bx plugins

figured I would post here before I put the rest of it on reverb. can send pics to any interested parties. EV RE15 - great mic, just not using it much these days. it's old and has lost plenty of paint, but still works fine. emphasis switch has basically disintegrated. it is currently on the flat resp...
by permanent hearing damage
Mon Oct 08, 2018 10:51 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Any luck using Rx to help remove clipping distortion?
Replies: 4
Views: 394

Re: Any luck using Rx to help remove clipping distortion?

depending on what the clipping sounds like, the de-clicker in RX might actually serve you better. I doubt you'll get it totally restored, but it might make it less obvious/offensive.
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Wed Oct 03, 2018 8:27 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: EQ when mixing
Replies: 9
Views: 956

Re: EQ when mixing

it depends (stock TOMB reply #1)! If you need something super sculpted to fit into a dense mix, then it sure makes sense you will be EQing the hell out of things to get them to fit. that's one thing I truly enjoy about doing quieter or sparser projects - I don't have to micromanage every damn thing....
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Tue Sep 25, 2018 6:51 am
Forum: Buy/Sell/Trade
Topic: WTB: Microphone cases
Replies: 1
Views: 759

WTB: Microphone cases

This worked last time, so I thought I'd try it again. Hoping some folks have some cases kicking around collecting dust I can take off your hands.
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Tue Sep 04, 2018 7:44 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Mounting Mics To Drum Rims
Replies: 21
Views: 1496

Re: Mounting Mics To Drum Rims

am I the only one who had issues with those LP percussion claws resonating? I still use them on occasion, but always mounted to another mic stand.
by permanent hearing damage
Wed Jul 11, 2018 10:06 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Tell me about your migration to Reaper
Replies: 7
Views: 473

Re: Tell me about your migration to Reaper

I was concerned about shortcuts, too, but then learned you can program them in Reaper (maybe other DAWs, also?). Mostly don't wanna throw a few hundred bucks to Steinberg every couple years just for stability. I'm getting by just fine for the time being - but i've had issues with plugins and just se...
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Wed Jul 11, 2018 8:42 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Tell me about your migration to Reaper
Replies: 7
Views: 473

Tell me about your migration to Reaper

I think there are more than a few out there. Been using Cubase 6 since 2012 or so, I believe. Have only tinkered with Reaper, and haven't updated past version 4.99, but it just seems so much more user friendly and has features I just wish I had in Cubase - esp wet/dry for all plugs (why on earth has...
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Thu Jun 28, 2018 6:26 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Ugly Ducklings
Replies: 29
Views: 1729

Ugly Ducklings

I can't be the only one with a bunch of gear that looks like shit that still does a good job, no? What have you got that looks like hell but you still use all the time? recently scored an Oktavamod MK319 with a dented to hell headbasket for $225 that sounds great! I have a DW brass snare (pre-collec...
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Mon Jun 11, 2018 8:10 am
Forum: Buy/Sell/Trade
Topic: FS: Brainworx plugs
Replies: 0
Views: 439

FS: Brainworx plugs

dynamic EQ $60
Millenia EQ $75
saturator $50

Too many plugs and not using these guys much. price does not include $20 plugin alliance transfer fee.