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by Mustang Martigan
Sun Aug 02, 2020 12:59 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Mic Parts S-12 and T-12 Mics
Replies: 0
Views: 270

Mic Parts S-12 and T-12 Mics

Anyone have any experience with those two? I read a comparison between the 12 and 47 capsules that said you can make the 12 sound like the 47 (in the same Mic Parts model Mic) with a simple Eq while mixing. I was curious if the same can be said about the transformer in the T series...maybe not just ...
by Mustang Martigan
Mon Jun 29, 2020 6:51 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Best Monitors for the Room
Replies: 22
Views: 1394

Re: Best Monitors for the Room

That depends on what your best definition of "best" is. Yeah, you want less colored vs. more colored, more flat than not, but don't get something you can't stand, unless you think it's best. Eh, for yer purpose. NS10's are the archetypal "bad" sounding speakers that a lot of people have written the...
by Mustang Martigan
Mon Jun 01, 2020 7:04 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Best Monitors for the Room
Replies: 22
Views: 1394

Re: Best Monitors for the Room

Nick Sevilla wrote:
Mon Jun 01, 2020 4:53 pm

Listen to the ones that you LOVE. The ones that sound best to YOUR ears. Those are the pair you should buy.
I thought that a monitor with a flat freq range won't necessarily sound the best, like compared to a colored one.
by Mustang Martigan
Mon Jun 01, 2020 1:08 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Best Monitors for the Room
Replies: 22
Views: 1394

Re: Best Monitors for the Room

So, go listen to at least 6-10 different pairs of monitors, then make a choice, buy them, and then start listening in your room BEFORE doing anything else. As you learn the deficiencies of your room, before treatment, you'll more easily fix stuff. Instead of "fixing" stuff you cannot hear on headph...
by Mustang Martigan
Fri May 29, 2020 10:48 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Best Monitors for the Room
Replies: 22
Views: 1394

Re: Best Monitors for the Room

A fancy pair of headphones could be your other way to get a second opinion. Focal and Beyerdynamic both have some highly regarded, mixing quality headphones. But they might be about as pricey as one of your new monitors. Has anyone tried mixing a song entirely on a pair of "mixing quality" headphon...
by Mustang Martigan
Fri May 29, 2020 10:30 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Best Monitors for the Room
Replies: 22
Views: 1394

Re: Best Monitors for the Room

If I were you: I would focus on fixing what DOES NOT work currently with what you have. I don't have monitors, just Sennheiser HD 280 Pro headphones and the Reference 4 software.. and I'm pretty sure that the 280s aren't even good enough for referencing the low end. There not even closed backed.
by Mustang Martigan
Fri May 29, 2020 4:38 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Best Monitors for the Room
Replies: 22
Views: 1394

Re: Best Monitors for the Room

I'd consider perhaps a smaller speaker size (maybe a pair of 4-5" ones) coupled with a sub you can turn off/on, or a high quality pair of headphones so you can check bass when needed, but aren't constantly flooding a tight space with more low frequencies than you can get an accurate read on. I've n...
by Mustang Martigan
Wed May 27, 2020 10:31 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Best Monitors for the Room
Replies: 22
Views: 1394

Re: Best Monitors for the Room

I think some questions about treatment came up because a few hundred dollars for workhorse monitors and a couple hundred dollars on treatment might get you farther than $1,000 on monitors alone. Were you referring of anything specific when mentioning workhorse monitors. totally agree. I think that ...
by Mustang Martigan
Tue May 26, 2020 8:55 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Best Monitors for the Room
Replies: 22
Views: 1394

Re: Best Monitors for the Room

quote=digitaldrummer post_id=717663 time=1590528313 user_id=6246] any other room treatment? [/quote] Not yet, but I am planning on it.. in the meantime, there's enough wall n corner coverage to disrupt reflections, even some things that will absorb 'em (to some degree) like bookshelfs, mattress, etc...
by Mustang Martigan
Tue May 26, 2020 11:25 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Best Monitors for the Room
Replies: 22
Views: 1394

Best Monitors for the Room

I need a pair of monitors and I need some help figuring out what the best pair would be for my room. It's shaped like a long rectangle.. 18' L × 10.5' W x 7' H At the end of one side is a closet with a 5' long opening in the middle of a wall. It has a sliding door that can open from either side. I'm...
by Mustang Martigan
Mon May 25, 2020 12:29 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Dynaudio BM5 mk III
Replies: 2
Views: 405

Dynaudio BM5 mk III

Unless poor feedback comes in from you guys I think I've decided on Dynaudio BM5 mk III. I've only had cheap 5" monitors in the past. These seem to be the best choice in my price range, as they get a bit cheaper used. How do these handle bass on their own, without a subwoofer? They're supposed to be...
by Mustang Martigan
Sun Nov 03, 2019 5:23 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Bass Plugins
Replies: 28
Views: 2361

Bass Plugins

I've been thinking about buying a bass plugin. There are the Waves R-Bass and MAXX Bass type plugins that add to harmonic content to give the illusion of bigger bass, and then there's Submarine, Lowender and bx_subsynth that enhance (I think) and octave below the bass freq it's being fed. I believe ...
by Mustang Martigan
Tue Oct 08, 2019 12:58 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Vocal Mic Bleed
Replies: 21
Views: 1785

Re: Vocal Mic Bleed

Cardioid can be a pretty wide pattern depending on the mic. Fig 8 has the best rejection of any pattern followed by hyper cardioid. The problem with cardioid in this application is that it's null is at the back of the mic. That makes it pretty hard to aim it at your mouth and have the guitar in the...
by Mustang Martigan
Sun Oct 06, 2019 12:07 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Vocal Mic Bleed
Replies: 21
Views: 1785

Re: Vocal Mic Bleed

Embrace it. It can glue the track together so well. If playing and singing is what you do record yourself playing and singing. Singing usually dynamically affects your guitar playing. Trust me, there's NO embracing it.. unless you enjoy annoying string and pick noise in the background of the song. ...
by Mustang Martigan
Sat Oct 05, 2019 8:29 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Vocal Mic Bleed
Replies: 21
Views: 1785

Re: Vocal Mic Bleed

As said by others, a fig 8 mic on the vocal with the null pointed at the guitar is your best bet. a hyper-cardioid mic can work too but not as well. Unfortunately I don't have the cash for another mic. My MCA SP1 is cardioid; It has an off-axis null point. If positioned correctly, would it cut out ...