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by AndersonSoundRecording
Fri Jun 05, 2020 7:42 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Headphones for occasional mix reference
Replies: 13
Views: 705

Re: Headphones for occasional mix reference

Sennheiser HD25: Rarely any surprises when I put the mix on speakers. Cable sucks. Still my desert island ref cans. Beyer DT770 (250-ohm version - this matters): Love to listen on these. Great to hear detail and really deep bass. Things sound pretty - if producer needs to hear on cans, these are the...
by AndersonSoundRecording
Thu Apr 09, 2020 12:10 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: unhyped kick drum mic
Replies: 82
Views: 8298

Re: unhyped kick drum mic

M88 and RE20 are my two for "unhyped"
by AndersonSoundRecording
Wed Aug 28, 2019 7:21 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Sennheiser MD504 vs current “e604”
Replies: 11
Views: 1542

Re: Sennheiser MD504 vs current “e604”

I've not used the 504, but have used the e604.

That said, in general, I've preferred the e904 to the e604 on toms.
by AndersonSoundRecording
Thu Feb 28, 2019 9:51 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Sytek no longer making the MPX 4aii?
Replies: 22
Views: 2570

Re: Sytek no longer making the MPX 4aii?

This is breaking my heart for some reason.

Haven't really used my Sytek in a long time, but it was my first real gear purchase, and I made a lot of really nice recordings with it.

Good luck to Mike.
by AndersonSoundRecording
Thu Feb 28, 2019 9:29 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Surround Sound Thread
Replies: 9
Views: 950

Re: Surround Sound Thread

I've done some surround work, and worked a lot of big live music productions over the years for HDTV and such where surround is very much a thing. I even get called to assist on some of NHK's 22.2 surround productions for 8k video. That's actually a thing, and it will start reaching the consumer fai...
by AndersonSoundRecording
Sat Jul 11, 2015 8:28 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Guys, I can't record bass...
Replies: 20
Views: 6524

A friend of mine once said "bass is a monster", and it's true in so many ways. Most of what I record is in a live situation, so I often mic the cabinet in addition to having a DI. Sometimes it's useful, sometimes not, but having a good clean DI is gold. I use the Radial JDI - anytime I've been force...
by AndersonSoundRecording
Mon Mar 24, 2014 7:35 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Anyone recording with Studiolive mixers?
Replies: 18
Views: 2570

Studiolive is quite good for what it is.

Excellent bang-for-the-buck. Sounds pretty good as long as you don't push the mic amps too hard - keep your peaks at -6 and it will do just fine.

Better mic's will make a far bigger difference than higher sample rates in most cases.

IMHO and YMMV
by AndersonSoundRecording
Mon Mar 24, 2014 11:49 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: favorite uses for a shotgun mic?
Replies: 13
Views: 3294

VO, audience mic's, boom work, some field recording - I've got a 418S M/S shotgum which is essentially a 416 shortgun on mid and a fig-8 for the side.

Gives some interesting possibilities.
by AndersonSoundRecording
Wed Aug 07, 2013 9:13 am
Forum: Listen to Music
Topic: Most mixes in a day record.
Replies: 11
Views: 2142

working a festival recently, all going live to air.

6 sets, figure 10-12 songs per hour long set, so that's about 60 or 70 songs.

I'm not saying they were GOOD mixes...
by AndersonSoundRecording
Fri Aug 02, 2013 6:12 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: tube mic preamps at Columbia NY in the early 60's
Replies: 8
Views: 1938

FWIW, I don't see many ribbons in most of the Columbia session photos (post-Sinatra)

usually just tube Neumanns.
by AndersonSoundRecording
Thu May 09, 2013 3:06 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Looking for bass guitar shaping tricks
Replies: 27
Views: 7649

SansAmp bass driver pedal saved my arse a few times. T'was my "secret weapon" - I would "reamp" DI signals through it whilst mixing. That and the Aphex Aural Exciter with Big Bottom (C4 I think? I just bought it 'cause the name was so funny, but used judiciously it can be helpful in tone shaping a D...
by AndersonSoundRecording
Tue May 07, 2013 5:52 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Building a mobile rig
Replies: 26
Views: 4402

If you are doing sessions on-location with things like overdubs and punch ins, editing and mixing, as much as I hate laptops, coupled with the right interface, they are definitely the best tool for the job when portability is a factor. When i do sessions, I'll usually roll a backup of some kind like...
by AndersonSoundRecording
Mon May 06, 2013 10:56 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Building a mobile rig
Replies: 26
Views: 4402

Thanks so much for your reply- I think you may have misunderstood my purpose though... Yep - my bad. I'd like to try and stay as close to "high end" as I can with this setup, which is why I'm looking at Apogee Rosettas. They're converters that I see all over the place in nice, fairly high end studi...
by AndersonSoundRecording
Mon May 06, 2013 9:19 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Building a mobile rig
Replies: 26
Views: 4402

Might have missed it, but didn't see two really important things amongst the suggestions here: 1 - transformer-isolated mic splitters. You need these to do live gigs so you can share mic's with the PA. Get the best you can afford - cheap transformers suck. Take the direct side unless the live sound ...
by AndersonSoundRecording
Mon Jan 07, 2013 9:37 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Kick Mic with m160 overheads
Replies: 15
Views: 4401

Ha! That's the first time I've seen Beyer suggest a windscreen for that. I remember lots of engineers saying over the years that you should not use the same M88 for vocals that you've used on a kick drum. Was turned on to the M88 as a live vocal mic some years back. It's OK, but not my favorite in t...