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by Magnetic Services
Fri May 22, 2020 11:37 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Inexpensive options & recommendations for talkback
Replies: 5
Views: 192

Re: Inexpensive options & recommendations for talkback

At my old studio I just plugged a cheap gooseneck mic into the last channel on the board and used the mute switch as a "talkback button". Routed that signal to everyone's headphones except mine and it worked fine! There are also solutions like this if you need a convenient momentary switch: https://...
by Magnetic Services
Fri May 01, 2020 11:51 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: ASCAP or BMI and why?
Replies: 4
Views: 391

Re: ASCAP or BMI and why?

I think they have different fee structures but both are pretty affordable. I went with ASCAP because I thought the UI on their site was nice and simple.
by Magnetic Services
Wed Mar 25, 2020 9:58 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: I highly recommend REAPER
Replies: 16
Views: 997

Re: I highly recommend REAPER

Snarl 12/8 wrote:
Tue Mar 24, 2020 7:45 pm
I wanted to use Reaper recently, but I couldn't even figure out how to arm a track. So I'm back to doing "sound on sound" in Audacity.
:?
by Magnetic Services
Thu Mar 12, 2020 10:25 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Got Attic Residue from diffusors
Replies: 9
Views: 674

Re: Got Attic Residue from diffusors

No good answer for you, just wanted to say I remember watching this buildout happen on the forum and it looked like a great little space! I hope your next space is even better. Good luck with the goo.
by Magnetic Services
Thu Feb 13, 2020 8:24 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Tsunami of PODCASTS: new standards?
Replies: 1
Views: 556

Re: Tsunami of PODCASTS: new standards?

It's more about LUFS/LKFS than peak level. There are official standards set by the US and EU broadcast industries for radio/podcasts, but I don't know them offhand. Ozone's "set target threshold" is amazingly useful and takes all the guesswork out of this! When in doubt, I usually default to Spotify...
by Magnetic Services
Fri Jan 24, 2020 10:41 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Time for some home studio upgrades...help me spend $10K
Replies: 15
Views: 1553

Re: Time for some home studio upgrades...help me spend $10K

guitargyro wrote:
Tue Jan 21, 2020 5:28 pm
I haven’t bought ANYTHING for my studio since about 2010.
Whoa. Congratulations! :worthy:
by Magnetic Services
Sun Dec 22, 2019 11:12 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: I have high end console
Replies: 30
Views: 2144

Re: I have high end console

I had a younger co-worker asking about vintage Tascam mixers recently. I told him to look for a Ramsa. Tascam made some shitty prosumer gear back in the day, which really doesn't reflect well on their legacy of good tape machines. I used a Ramsa WR-8118 for years (paired with a Tascam 38) and loved...
by Magnetic Services
Mon Dec 09, 2019 4:42 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: I have high end console
Replies: 30
Views: 2144

Re: I have high end console

What exactly is the question here?

It's a tool like any other; using it to create quality work should showcase it adequately!
by Magnetic Services
Tue Nov 26, 2019 5:08 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Using reverb to differentiate lead and backing vocals
Replies: 15
Views: 1413

Re: Using reverb to differentiate lead and backing vocals

I'd think about it in terms of what kind of reverb each vocal part needs, rather than "lead" vs "backing". If the lead part has a lot of words and syllables going on, a shorter reverb will help it from becoming muddy. If the backing vocals are longer "oohs" and "aahs", give 'em a long, lush hall 've...
by Magnetic Services
Mon Nov 04, 2019 9:34 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: power conditioners, i know i know i know
Replies: 7
Views: 835

Re: power conditioners, i know i know i know

They definitely ain't voodoo and snake oil. They're essentially rackmount surge-protecting power strips with extra protection from RF, and they're pretty much essential for any audio rig. I used to use the Furmans with the dimmable lights, but I just sold them and got the smaller one without the lig...
by Magnetic Services
Thu Oct 03, 2019 9:28 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: people with consoles
Replies: 29
Views: 2299

Re: people with consoles

I'm surprised console manufacturers haven't developed power supplies to mitigate this. I get that you might want to leave a vintage board on during consecutive days of recording to minimize wear and tear, but buying a new bajillion-dollar console that you can't turn off for fear of damaging is just ...
by Magnetic Services
Wed Aug 07, 2019 10:01 am
Forum: People/Places/Things
Topic: Etsy is buying Reverb
Replies: 2
Views: 1169

Re: Etsy is buying Reverb

I do some content creation for Reverb, and they sent out a memo a while ago saying the company will continue to be independently run and the acquisition won't really change any of the day-to-day operations. I'd wager that the change of CEO will have more repercussions, but who can say?
by Magnetic Services
Sun Jul 14, 2019 3:39 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Your favorite general use eq plugin
Replies: 20
Views: 2153

Re: Your favorite general use eq plugin

I'm not sure I've ever used a non-stock EQ plugin.