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by Zacharia Matilda
Thu Aug 27, 2020 3:04 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Cymbals Eat Snare
Replies: 49
Views: 1406

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: 4209
Views: 925251

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: 1197

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: 41
Views: 2382

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: 1324

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: 3180

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: 2592

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: 2592

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: 6667

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: 2940

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: 2143

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: 3501

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: 2853

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: 2234

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: 2234

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!