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by permanent hearing damage
Mon Feb 22, 2021 6:47 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Plug-in suggestions for the minimalist studio
Replies: 34
Views: 980

Re: Plug-in suggestions for the minimalist studio

oh and UAD stuff I can't live without:
33609, 1176s, LA2A (mkII), Ocean Way Studios (I don't have a big live room anymore)

honorable mention: Studer, Pultecs

I'd second that the Soundtoys little plate is easier and faster to use than the UAD 140.
by permanent hearing damage
Mon Feb 22, 2021 6:42 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Plug-in suggestions for the minimalist studio
Replies: 34
Views: 980

Re: Plug-in suggestions for the minimalist studio

anyone selling their UAD card, satellite, etc, should be telling you what plugs it is coming with. Unsure if they changed it - it has been a while since I bought or sold anything of theirs, but if you have pieces of hardware, you can have them in the same system or separate systems. If they are sepa...
by permanent hearing damage
Sat Feb 20, 2021 11:01 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Plug-in suggestions for the minimalist studio
Replies: 34
Views: 980

Re: Plug-in suggestions for the minimalist studio

to the OP: +1 for plugin alliance subscription, though I would really miss my UAD comps - esp 33609. over the years, i've acquired an awful lot of UAD plugs buying second hand cards. plenty of deals out there if you're patient, especially as studios need to rely less and less on unloading CPU proces...
by permanent hearing damage
Sat Feb 20, 2021 10:58 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Plug-in suggestions for the minimalist studio
Replies: 34
Views: 980

Re: Plug-in suggestions for the minimalist studio

what plugins make your life easier in computer land - or are just cool or interesting. life easier: DMG Equilibrium & Essence U-he Satin & Presswerk Tone Projects Unisum compressor Wavearts Spectre TB ProAudio DYN-eq PA Black box hg-2 & Phil's Cascade cool or interesting: Audio Thing Outer Space & ...
by permanent hearing damage
Sun Feb 07, 2021 10:30 am
Forum: Buy/Sell/Trade
Topic: FS: Oktavamod MKL2500
Replies: 0
Views: 509

FS: Oktavamod MKL2500

Up for sale I have some gear that isn't getting much love lately: Sytek 4 channel mic pre with stock ICs ( no Burr Brown). purchased new in 2005 or so. I have had no issues with it whatsoever. it's a damn workhorse, but i have so many mic pres these days that I don't find myself using it much. great...
by permanent hearing damage
Wed Feb 03, 2021 12:48 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: pres on Focusrite interfaces?
Replies: 9
Views: 467

pres on Focusrite interfaces?

curious about the quality of these - especially scarlett vs claret - though I assume either would probably be perfectly serviceable for what I need it to do: would be for some remote recording work for podcasting via USB. just need 3 inputs - one for the mc and a pair for the audience. been using a ...
by permanent hearing damage
Wed Feb 03, 2021 8:45 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: how often are you using non cardioid patterns?
Replies: 18
Views: 852

how often are you using non cardioid patterns?

not talking about mics that are non-switchable. aside from using omni for room mics and the occasional fig 8 when micing up a singer/songwriter for rejection of vocals or acoustic guitar in live tracking situations, I almost never use non-cardioid patterns. i recognize in live tracking situations, t...
by permanent hearing damage
Mon Feb 01, 2021 11:05 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: instrument DI box bang-for-buck
Replies: 32
Views: 1181

Re: instrument DI box bang-for-buck

i keep thinking about getting a dedicated DI, as i sometimes have need for one. I have a ton of mic pres with a DI input jacks and I usually just use those, though I use a fairly crazy way to get to it if player is in my live room: Radial Bigshot ABY with one input heading to the amp, the other into...
by permanent hearing damage
Mon Feb 01, 2021 9:10 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: yow..U67 inspired mics..
Replies: 18
Views: 831

Re: yow..U67 inspired mics..

def curious about the little red monster, though was a bit put off by the company owner(?) going a bit off the rails at some detractors on a certain messageboard with (still) an unfortunate name.
by permanent hearing damage
Mon Jan 18, 2021 3:19 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: limiting busses in rock music - digital
Replies: 19
Views: 1105

Re: limiting busses in rock music - digital

in really dense mixes, i often stick a brick wall limiter on the bass. otherwise, it's tons of compression, often in parallel.

if i ever feel like anything is poking out too much, it often just needs work earlier in the chain - most common issue is inconsistent drummers with the kick.
by permanent hearing damage
Wed Jan 13, 2021 7:32 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Tape Plugins
Replies: 19
Views: 777

Re: Tape Plugins

I have the UAD Studer and Ampex. I used the Ampex on my master bus for a long while and stuck the studer on individual drum tracks or bass tracks frequently. Now, I honestly just use the Studer on 2 bus sometimes - 30ips gives you a nice low end bump. The Ampex can be fun on individual things if you...
by permanent hearing damage
Wed Jan 06, 2021 7:04 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: 47 FET style mics
Replies: 9
Views: 491

Re: 47 FET style mics

I do have an SM7B. I use it frequently for screamers and sometimes for guitar cabs. Tried on kick here and there but was always kinda meh on it in that regard. I also have X1Ds (got 3 when they were blowing them out) and while I like them on bottom Tom mics - they complement my MK012 or ATM450 on th...
by permanent hearing damage
Tue Jan 05, 2021 7:14 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: 47 FET style mics
Replies: 9
Views: 491

47 FET style mics

admittedly, i've never used one, but I imagine my U195 with the "fat" switch engaged might be somewhat in the ballpark. am I wrong? I am curious what other mics might get me this kind of vibe and possibly do a better job for not a whole lot more dough? much as I might want a Wunder or reissue, those...
by permanent hearing damage
Mon Dec 28, 2020 2:03 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Oktava MC012 Swivel Joints
Replies: 12
Views: 2619

Re: Oktava MC012 Swivel Joints

I have seen the blue hummingbird mics but have yet to hear one or seen many reviews. Have you used them?

Besides, I have a ton of okatava 012s, seems more economical to buy a $70ish swivel joint than a hummingbird that seems to go for twice that used
by permanent hearing damage
Sat Dec 26, 2020 3:35 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Oktava MC012 Swivel Joints
Replies: 12
Views: 2619

Re: Oktava MC012 Swivel Joints

resurrecting this old thread as i haven't seen many reports on these joints.

anyone own them? you noticing what Mr Joly is talking about?