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by Mustang Martigan
Wed Jan 13, 2021 3:58 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Tape Plugins
Replies: 19
Views: 666

Re: Tape Plugins

I also actually calibrate it as I used to do my old ATR102, by sending a sine wave of 50, 100, 1K, and 10K to it, and adjusting its respective knobbery. I then save that preset for the song mix I am about to print. Thanks for a that info. So you send each of those sine wave freq to the ATR and then...
by Mustang Martigan
Mon Jan 11, 2021 11:58 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Tape Plugins
Replies: 19
Views: 666

Re: Tape Plugins

UAD ATR 102. Use to mixdown to a real one, and when this came out I was skeptical. But, once you calibrate it, it sounds really good. Because it is digital, it behaves differently than the real machine. You have to get used to hitting it differently, mix into it differently. Pretend you need "x" am...
by Mustang Martigan
Mon Jan 11, 2021 5:39 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Tape Plugins
Replies: 19
Views: 666

Re: Tape Plugins

UAD ATR 102. Use to mixdown to a real one, and when this came out I was skeptical. But, once you calibrate it, it sounds really good. Because it is digital, it behaves differently than the real machine. You have to get used to hitting it differently, mix into it differently. Pretend you need "x" am...
by Mustang Martigan
Sun Jan 10, 2021 8:31 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Tape Plugins
Replies: 19
Views: 666

Re: Tape Plugins

I don't really consider Spectre a 'tape' plugin, but it's certainly very cool and useful. Ya, you're right. I bought it recently, so it was floating around the back of my head. for what use? I like SLATE VTM on the mix buss but use KRAMER on drums and for texturizing things or for slap echo etc... ...
by Mustang Martigan
Sun Jan 10, 2021 2:38 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Tape Plugins
Replies: 19
Views: 666

Tape Plugins

What's your favorite tape plugin? I've been demoing them, and there are a decent amount of goods ones that are tough to pick out when comparing. Has anyone tried the IK Tape Collection? I haven't spent much time with it, but from the little I have heard I'd place it high on the list. It's on sale ri...
by Mustang Martigan
Sat Dec 19, 2020 8:01 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Acoustic Space Simulator Reverb Plugins
Replies: 14
Views: 498

Re: Acoustic Space Simulator Reverb Plugins

I recently picked up the UAD Capitol Chambers (another room simulation) and it's pretty cool too but uses a lot of DSP and is kind of slow to tweak - every time you change a parameter it has to "think" (i.e., the door is open - if you have it you'll understand...). But sounds really nice. Ya, I've ...
by Mustang Martigan
Wed Dec 16, 2020 11:44 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Acoustic Space Simulator Reverb Plugins
Replies: 14
Views: 498

Acoustic Space Simulator Reverb Plugins

I've been looking at alot of different Reverbs for my next plugin and feel kind of overwhelmed at the endless choices. Just when I thought I had narrowed it down, I read about Reverbs that model an Acoustic Space, like UAD Oceanway and Eventide TVerb. Not only would this style be the perfect complim...
by Mustang Martigan
Wed Nov 25, 2020 9:55 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Gain Staging - Tracking/Mixing
Replies: 16
Views: 707

Re: Gain Staging - Tracking/Mixing

Thanks for all the replies. The biggest issue I'm having is with a Lehle Sunday Driver. I'm using it with my guitar going into an Amp Sim, Helix Native. When the level is down all the way on the Lehle, I get clipping when strumming hard. When use the -20db pad on my UA Apollo (1st gen Silverface), t...
by Mustang Martigan
Mon Nov 23, 2020 11:51 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Gain Staging - Tracking/Mixing
Replies: 16
Views: 707

Gain Staging - Tracking/Mixing

I've gone thru a decent amount of material on gain staging, but still have a few questions.. From my understanding, the level of each individual track should be -18dbFs. Does this mean that should be the recording level? The size of the waveform I get, when tracking at -18, is significantly smaller ...
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: 868

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: 2661

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: 2661

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: 2661

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: 2661

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: 2661

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.