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by Zacharia Matilda
Sun Jan 03, 2021 12:18 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: bass drum mic - front or back?
Replies: 39
Views: 609

Re: bass drum mic - front or back?

If it couldn’t be both it would have to be the beater side for me. And the drum needs to be as dead as possible. Not resonance. Just need that that attack and “thud”. No “boom”. IMHO
by Zacharia Matilda
Sat Jan 02, 2021 6:02 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Happy New Year
Replies: 5
Views: 173

Re: Happy New Year

Spent at least part of the first day of the new year recording some sounds, so that’s a step in the right direction! Intentionality!

Looking forward to a fun, inspiring and creative 2021, and I wish the same for all of you.

Looking forward to learning as much as I can from all of you. Cheers!
by Zacharia Matilda
Mon Dec 21, 2020 5:21 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: How many guitar amps?
Replies: 39
Views: 1359

Re: How many guitar amps?

I have to agree. After years and years of 6l6 or 6v6 it was a revelation for me when I finally played an el84 amp. My ears were so happy!
by Zacharia Matilda
Thu Dec 03, 2020 5:51 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Latest gear you've acquired.....
Replies: 4359
Views: 981813

Re: Latest gear you've acquired.....

Touché!
by Zacharia Matilda
Thu Dec 03, 2020 5:44 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: How many guitar amps?
Replies: 39
Views: 1359

Re: How many guitar amps?

I have 3. All are 2x10” combos. AC10, Vibrolux Reverb and Brownface Super. It’s too many or not enough, depending on the day. I mean, I could do all I need with any 1 of those fine amps, but I just friggin’ love gear in general and guitar amps in particular. :)
by Zacharia Matilda
Sat Oct 17, 2020 12:11 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Lost in the wilds of lo/mid-fi -- your thoughts please.
Replies: 61
Views: 2412

Re: Lost in the wilds of lo/mid-fi -- your thoughts please.

Can you talk a little more about your setup? Are you tracking to tape? I thought low fi went out the door when people started recording music with computers? I associate low-fi with a lot of stuff that came out in the early 90’s with bands putting out records that were recorded on boom boxes that so...
by Zacharia Matilda
Wed Oct 14, 2020 4:34 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: microphone death
Replies: 17
Views: 584

Re: microphone death

I have to say never in 20+ years.
by Zacharia Matilda
Thu Aug 27, 2020 3:04 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Cymbals Eat Snare
Replies: 52
Views: 2438

Re: Cymbals Eat Snare

Nice to see AVH getting some love. His fills are so fluid. He’s always in there serving the song.

I’ll 2nd overdubbing cymbals. Not every drummer can do it but it allows you to flex in some unique ways. If I’m the drummer that’s the way I’ll do it every time.
by Zacharia Matilda
Thu Jun 25, 2020 11:50 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Latest gear you've acquired.....
Replies: 4359
Views: 981813

Re: Latest gear you've acquired.....

Nice. I love the cx-3. Ive always wanted one. And I first heard them via an old band-mate as well. Let us know who wins!
by Zacharia Matilda
Thu Jun 18, 2020 4:53 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Downsizing advice
Replies: 20
Views: 1582

Re: Downsizing advice

Another thing I would add, especially when it comes to pieces like your mixer... I always tend to over emphasize the role gear plays in the way things sound, so that tends to make me want to hang on to things longer than I should. It’s good to remember that your recordings will still kind good when ...
by Zacharia Matilda
Sat May 23, 2020 5:59 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Latest Gear You've Un-Acquired....
Replies: 52
Views: 3274

Re: Latest Gear You've Un-Acquired....

I finally sold my Roland Space Echo. I loved it to death but it didn’t pull its’ weight so it went out the door. In the end it was too much of a one-trick pony for me. The prices they get these days made it easier to let it go.
by Zacharia Matilda
Mon Apr 27, 2020 4:15 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Depth of Field and Recording Levels
Replies: 13
Views: 1517

Depth of Field and Recording Levels

Hi gang. I’m tracking at home on to tape and I’m interested in people’s thoughts on tracking levels for instruments that are going to be in the back of the mix. Conventional wisdom is to keep my noise floor as low as possible by keeping my levels up. But I’m thinking that tracking something at a low...
by Zacharia Matilda
Sun Apr 05, 2020 9:05 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Favorite Hardware Reverb Unit
Replies: 31
Views: 3790

Re: Favorite Hardware Reverb Unit

I had an m3000 which was so flexible and easy to use. It also had lots of other useful tools other than reverb. Mine crapped out shortly after I got it though. I was pretty disgusted. I liked it so much I almost bought another to replace it but couldn't bring myself to throw more money at something ...
by Zacharia Matilda
Mon Dec 31, 2018 6:29 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Click tracks. Love them/Hate them.
Replies: 26
Views: 2873

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: 2873

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...