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by Zacharia Matilda
Mon Dec 31, 2018 6:29 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Click tracks. Love them/Hate them.
Replies: 26
Views: 1773

Re: Click tracks. Love them/Hate them.

Lots of great information here. Thank you to everyone who chimed in. I've just been trying to find my way into a song recently have been having trouble with the click. I think in this particular case I need to try starting with a scratch rhythm guitar/guide vocal tracked while listening to a kick in...
by Zacharia Matilda
Thu Dec 27, 2018 9:36 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Click tracks. Love them/Hate them.
Replies: 26
Views: 1773

Click tracks. Love them/Hate them.

As someone who records on their own most of the time I have to rely on clicks, or at least I think I do. They are far from perfect. In fact, they drive me crazy. They don't allow a song to breathe. They make it hard to get behind the beat, which is where the groove lives a lot of the time. I tend to...
by Zacharia Matilda
Fri Oct 26, 2018 12:54 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: No fancy tube mics - am I missing out?
Replies: 40
Views: 5242

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

I don't think you're missing anything, but my perspective is a bit myopic. I record myself pretty much exclusively, so I'm not genre-hopping all that much. I don't have any clients that I need to consider when approaching my gear. I know, through trial and error mostly, what mics sound good on what ...
by Zacharia Matilda
Fri Oct 19, 2018 9:24 am
Forum: People/Places/Things
Topic: Verdant Studio for sale
Replies: 1
Views: 1940

Re: Verdant Studio for sale

wow. never had the opportunity to go there but knew it by reputation.
by Zacharia Matilda
Tue Oct 02, 2018 7:02 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: EQ when mixing
Replies: 9
Views: 1837

EQ when mixing

I know one of the keys to making recordings that sound like you want them to sound is to get it right at the source. Get the instruments to sound like you want them to sound and mic them deliberately. But how many times do you folks find that, when at the mixing stage, there's always something that ...
by Zacharia Matilda
Mon Jan 22, 2018 9:18 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: eBay seller sent me the wrong mic....
Replies: 19
Views: 2825

Re: eBay seller sent me the wrong mic....

I've tried to bond with the 441 but never could. I think they're pretty overrated myself. They need a shitload of gain. I track to tape. I've always been able to find a better option. A fantastic live mic though.

YMMV
by Zacharia Matilda
Thu Jul 07, 2016 6:38 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: 8 Channel 4 Out Mixer for $300 or less for 4 Track Reel
Replies: 8
Views: 2459

I've used a Soundcraft 200b. I've also used one of the old Tascam M series mixers (can't remember which one). Both would be in your price point. Of the two I would probably choose a 200b. Better eq (especially if it has the sweepable mid band), external power supply and modular channels (easier to w...
by Zacharia Matilda
Fri Jul 01, 2016 6:16 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Urie 565-good for removing tape hiss?
Replies: 4
Views: 2044

I think it has less to do with "what I want to hear" and more to do with "what will work for me in my studio" which doesn't have a computer in it, but thanks for the reply.
by Zacharia Matilda
Thu Jun 30, 2016 11:44 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Urie 565-good for removing tape hiss?
Replies: 4
Views: 2044

Urie 565-good for removing tape hiss?

A question for people who have used one of the Little Dipper notch filters. I am out of the box and wondering if this would be a useful unit for removing tape hiss?

Any other OTB suggestions for doing this would be appreciated! Thank you!
by Zacharia Matilda
Wed Jun 15, 2016 7:18 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Keeping Reels on Decks
Replies: 2
Views: 1259

Keeping Reels on Decks

For the folks who use tape...do you keep your reels on your decks if you know you will be going back to the same song when you get back to the studio? I am not a pro so I run into this scenario all of the time. Is there any drawback to keeping reels loaded on the deck hubs other than the difficulty ...
by Zacharia Matilda
Thu May 19, 2016 8:25 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Rumor: Apple dropping headphone jack
Replies: 16
Views: 7846

I hate apple. I hate all computers. Get off my lawn!!
by Zacharia Matilda
Thu May 19, 2016 6:31 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: If u have some $ to play with, who do you hire? (mastering)
Replies: 28
Views: 7926

I'm not sure where you are located but Fred Kevorkian in NYC is a good person to call. I worked on a record that was mastered by him and was able to sit in the room while he did it. I remember sitting there thinking "It will never sound better than it does right now in this room through these speake...
by Zacharia Matilda
Wed May 04, 2016 5:21 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: A rhyming/writing thing
Replies: 10
Views: 3942

That's a great example. I also think of Bowie's singing on Low where he doesn't sing actual words...more like chants.

The Burrough's cut-up method is fun to try too. Leaving things to chance can sometimes take the pressure off from "having to come up with something clever".
by Zacharia Matilda
Tue May 03, 2016 6:19 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: A rhyming/writing thing
Replies: 10
Views: 3942

Song lyrics don't HAVE to rhyme. You don't even need to use real words, or you can use words from other languages.

Rewriting is just as important as writing.

That's all I have.
by Zacharia Matilda
Thu Apr 07, 2016 6:33 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Buying my first house - a perfectly little music bungalow
Replies: 68
Views: 19849

If I lived there I would never leave the house.