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by SpencerMartin
Mon May 02, 2016 7:48 am
Forum: Listen to Music
Topic: best rock album of the 21st century (so far)?
Replies: 43
Views: 10135

I like a lot of older and newer music - my taste isn't rooted in one particular era, although I'll admit I do have a massive sweet tooth for newer artists that are strongly rooted in nostalgia. To some people that sort of thing may seem too derivative, but I love it. For the sake of the question at ...
by SpencerMartin
Thu Feb 25, 2016 2:54 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Soundtoys decapitator
Replies: 9
Views: 4867

Any particular suggestions for darkening and fattening? The cool thing is you can accomplish multiple things on that list at once with this plug. For darkening/fattening: On a vocal, I'd try turning the mix knob completely to 'wet' (default setting), using the 'T' (tube) emulation setting, bringing...
by SpencerMartin
Thu Feb 25, 2016 12:56 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Soundtoys decapitator
Replies: 9
Views: 4867

Learning the feel of how to use saturation in mixing is a lot like the early (yet perpetually ongoing) phase of learning to effectively use compression, or any other tool for that matter. It takes some time to develop not only the sense of how and why to use it, but most importantly, the ability to ...
by SpencerMartin
Tue Feb 02, 2016 7:32 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: help with sm58, placement, getting more bottom end
Replies: 17
Views: 7042

I was recently messing around with the same general technique - guitar and vocal into a single mic and really liked what I was hearing. (And keep in mind, I'm generally not a one mic on multiple sources kinda guy at all.) The mic I used was a figure 8 condenser, so your results will definitely vary ...
by SpencerMartin
Thu Jan 07, 2016 12:07 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: monitor recommendations - bedroom studio?
Replies: 10
Views: 3369

My engineer buddy was over at my home studio yesterday and said he was envious of the sound of my monitoring setup. He works at a studio with a $6,000 monitoring rig whereas I have a $300 pair of monitors! I swear by the Alesis M1 MKII Active pair that I've been using for going on about 8 years now....
by SpencerMartin
Tue Jan 05, 2016 9:19 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Stereo Microphones
Replies: 25
Views: 6705

Re: Stereo Microphones

cgarges wrote:I would have bought one the day it came out.
Same here... They were so close to making a perfect mic!
by SpencerMartin
Wed Dec 23, 2015 8:53 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Simple control surface solution
Replies: 11
Views: 2888

There's a crowd funding effort going on right now for almost exactly what you're describing. Nob. Put the cursor over anything and the knob controls it. Also some other unique functions but otherwise a very simple device. This would be perfect. Or the Teensy DIY approach The Scum described. I don't...
by SpencerMartin
Fri Dec 18, 2015 11:03 am
Forum: Listen to Music
Topic: MSE#3
Replies: 24
Views: 6483

That was super dope! I listened to Curtains three times just now. The overall dynamics and sonic variations (esp. drums) are killer. Great work.
by SpencerMartin
Wed Dec 16, 2015 10:44 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Simple control surface solution
Replies: 11
Views: 2888

The Kaoss Pad would have a lot more features than I'd need! DIY? Teensy 2.0 with a pot, slider or rotary encoder (+optional LED ring). This definitely seems like it's on the right track. Disclaimer: I'm very technologically challenged - it's safe to assume that I know absolutely nothing about electr...
by SpencerMartin
Tue Dec 15, 2015 1:47 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Simple control surface solution
Replies: 11
Views: 2888

Simple control surface solution

Anyone have any ideas for the simplest way to set up a single parameter control surface? Ideally, it'd just be a single knob. What I'd like to do with it is assign a single plugin parameter at a time - what initially comes to mind is a pitch shifter in order to "play" a generated harmony part for a ...
by SpencerMartin
Sun Dec 13, 2015 9:25 pm
Forum: Listen to Music
Topic: Blake Mills / Vulfpeck / frequency response
Replies: 12
Views: 3973

It's crazy how they were able to get such a roomy sax sound with everything else happening right next to it and it still sounds great.
by SpencerMartin
Fri Dec 11, 2015 10:25 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Stereo Microphones
Replies: 25
Views: 6705

Just an update - I ended up getting a Studio Projects LSD-2. New, out of the box, it had a faulty connection in one of the capsules so that the signal cut in and out depending on how it was positioned. Their customer service was really cool though and they repaired it for free. Also, on the upper ro...
by SpencerMartin
Fri Dec 11, 2015 9:28 am
Forum: Listen to Music
Topic: Blake Mills / Vulfpeck / frequency response
Replies: 12
Views: 3973

Dang, nice! I hadn't seen the video for that one. A few questions though... What do you think the guy behind the keyboardist's head is doing/playing? He's holding a guitar, but I only really hear the bass and slide parts. Also, the guy on the far left? Maybe they strategically shot it at that angle ...
by SpencerMartin
Thu Dec 10, 2015 1:26 pm
Forum: Listen to Music
Topic: Blake Mills / Vulfpeck / frequency response
Replies: 12
Views: 3973

Wow, very cool. "Rango II" is blues-y, organic, and tasty, with what sounds like some Robert Randolph and Richard Tee references in there, but that "ear candy/production values" section at 2:50! Crazy man, crazy! All their stuff sounds so good/funky/tight. I really like the title track from their 2...
by SpencerMartin
Wed Dec 09, 2015 7:49 pm
Forum: Listen to Music
Topic: 4 Track Bummers
Replies: 19
Views: 5200

Holy eff, I just checked out the photos. That's a dope setup!