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by Mustang Martigan
Sun Sep 15, 2019 4:54 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: When to use Mono or Stereo FX and Panning
Replies: 1
Views: 33

When to use Mono or Stereo FX and Panning

I recently realized that every time I add an effect I always go Stereo. Let's take vocals. I'll record a mono vocal track and everything in the chain, EQ (subtractive) -> Compressor -> EQ (additive) and then any time based, modulation, what have you, all Stereo. I feel like I may be cluttering up th...
by Mustang Martigan
Sun Sep 15, 2019 4:44 pm
Forum: People/Places/Things
Topic: Studio in and around Boston
Replies: 0
Views: 14

Studio in and around Boston

I've got a blues/rock type band going and we're looking for a spot to record. Anyone familiar with the area and have any suggestions? Thanks.
by Mustang Martigan
Sun Sep 15, 2019 5:38 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Automatic EQ Opinions
Replies: 16
Views: 1748

Re: Automatic EQ Opinions

"He swept through the spectrum in Surgical Mode, finding places where sounds seemed to be gathering during all parts of the song, then cutting a 0.5 to 1 dB from each of those areas." Can you elaborate on this a little more? He was doing it visually (like, with an FFT "spectrum" display)? I'm not a...
by Mustang Martigan
Wed Sep 04, 2019 6:59 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Best Saturation For Specific Instruments
Replies: 17
Views: 510

Best Saturation For Specific Instruments

I'm looking to buy a couple saturation plugins. From what I've read, certain ones work best when used on specific insturments. I'm interested in grabbing ones that sound best on vocals and the 2bus. I've heard good things about the Waves Kramer Tape plug for vocals, due to the delay it adds when set...
by Mustang Martigan
Thu Aug 15, 2019 3:58 am
Forum: People/Places/Things
Topic: Searching for Best Studios in Boston, MA and/or Surrounding Locations
Replies: 3
Views: 296

Re: Searching for Best Studios in Boston, MA and/or Surrounding Locations

I had a good experience spending a week at Wellspring out in Acton a few years back. I'd love to work there again sometime if for no other reason than to get lobster mac and cheese at this killer restaurant in Lexington again! And it's right near that cool drum shop that's out there, too. Chris Gar...
by Mustang Martigan
Wed Aug 14, 2019 5:57 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Your favorite general use eq plugin
Replies: 20
Views: 1133

Re: Your favorite general use eq plugin

Massenburg MDW Massenburg MDW Are you guys referring to the Avid or UAD version? I've yet to try either, tho UA's is the next on my list. I'll probably never get to try Avid's as they don't provide a demo. I not at all surprised by this, as Avid is the asshole of the audio body. Either version is f...
by Mustang Martigan
Tue Aug 13, 2019 5:06 am
Forum: People/Places/Things
Topic: Searching for Best Studios in Boston, MA and/or Surrounding Locations
Replies: 3
Views: 296

Searching for Best Studios in Boston, MA and/or Surrounding Locations

The title basically says it all, well. Now that Fort Apache has been closed for a while (you can see how long I've been outta the recording scene), I'm curious if anyone either from around here, or knowledgeable of studios in the area, can point me in the right direction. I've been told that Mad Oak...
by Mustang Martigan
Mon Aug 12, 2019 10:22 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Your favorite general use eq plugin
Replies: 20
Views: 1133

Re: Your favorite general use eq plugin

cgarges wrote:
Wed Jul 31, 2019 9:14 pm
Massenburg MDW
Nick Sevilla wrote:
Sat Jul 13, 2019 10:44 pm
Massenburg MDW
Are you guys referring to the Avid or UAD version? I've yet to try either, tho UA's is the next on my list. I'll probably never get to try Avid's as they don't provide a demo. I not at all surprised by this, as Avid is the asshole of the audio body.
by Mustang Martigan
Mon Jul 22, 2019 9:35 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Tons of Plugin Deals Right Now. Any Suggestions?
Replies: 12
Views: 694

Tons of Plugin Deals Right Now. Any Suggestions?

I have some cash saved up for a couple plugins, but I'm having a hard time deciding with all the current deals going on. I want a couple Aqua plugs, but I'm waiting until they go on sale. Decapitator at only $79 is a great deal. Several months ago I missed out by just seconds when it was on sale for...
by Mustang Martigan
Sat Jun 08, 2019 4:48 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Is my situation condusive to a Monitor puchase?
Replies: 14
Views: 897

Re: Is my situation condusive to a Monitor puchase?

Thanks for all the info. My problem is that I've got my gear set up at a temporary spot; I'll be moving in the near future. Cash is another problem, but for the sake of my question, let's say I have money. If I'm gonna buy monitors, I want to get a decent pair, so when I am in a situation where I ca...
by Mustang Martigan
Tue May 28, 2019 5:49 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Is my situation condusive to a Monitor puchase?
Replies: 14
Views: 897

Re: Is my situation condusive to a Monitor puchase?

I have no experience with sonar works reference software so don’t know how well that works. While it’s certainly possible to mix entirely on headphones (I’ve been there, or lived places where speakers are not an option), it’s easy to get lost in them...I would avoid it if you can, or at least be ch...
by Mustang Martigan
Tue May 28, 2019 3:45 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Is my situation condusive to a Monitor puchase?
Replies: 14
Views: 897

Is my situation condusive to a Monitor puchase?

I only have a pair of Sennheiser HD 280 PRO headphones, no monitors. I'm in a situation where I can't afford both acoustical treatment and a pair of monitors. I'm trying to figure out if it's worth buying them if I can't treat my room, and just go with the headphones and something like the Sonarwork...
by Mustang Martigan
Wed Nov 28, 2018 2:54 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Sonarworks Reference 4 Headphone Edition
Replies: 3
Views: 461

Re: Sonarworks Reference 4 Headphone Edition

Don't have experience w. Sonarworks, but check out Morphit by Toneboosters. Cheaper by far and the demo can be used indefinitely if you don't mind it not saving settings: https://www.toneboosters.com/tb_morphit_v1.html Pretty useful IMO when mixing on headphones. You can "correct" for your current ...
by Mustang Martigan
Tue Nov 27, 2018 8:44 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Sonarworks Reference 4 Headphone Edition
Replies: 3
Views: 461

Sonarworks Reference 4 Headphone Edition

I've got a pair of Sennheiser HD280 Pro headphones and have been thinking about buying the Sonarworks Reference 4 Headphone Edition, but I've read mixed reviews. Although the Headphone Edition seems to receive a bit higher praise than the Speaker Edition. I demoed Reference 3 (for Headphones) a whil...
by Mustang Martigan
Thu Aug 30, 2018 3:57 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Favorite Metering Plugins
Replies: 6
Views: 1027

Re: Favorite Metering Plugins

MoreSpaceEcho wrote:
Tue Aug 28, 2018 8:19 am
no you're doing it right!

the less meters the better.
I totally agree. I'm also trying to figure out if the bx_meter lacks any important measurements that would be helpful.