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by Mustang Martigan
Sun Nov 03, 2019 5:23 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Bass Plugins
Replies: 28
Views: 1583

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: 1296

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: 1296

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: 1296

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 ...
by Mustang Martigan
Fri Oct 04, 2019 3:30 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Vocal Mic Bleed
Replies: 21
Views: 1296

Re: Vocal Mic Bleed

what about iso booths (for electric guitar) or using fig-8 mics and using the nulls to reduce bleed (in both the acoustic guitar mic and vocal mics)? I wasn't clear if its just string noise that is bleeding in or everything. Ya, I forgot to mention that my electric is going DI, so the vocal mic (I ...
by Mustang Martigan
Fri Oct 04, 2019 7:42 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Vocal Mic Bleed
Replies: 21
Views: 1296

Vocal Mic Bleed

How do you guys go about cutting out the guitar bleeding into the vocal mic? Whether I'm recording with an acoustic or electric, I always have to go back and re-record the vocals. That can get frustrating cuz my best performances come out when I'm playing along w the guitar. Waves makes a plug calle...
by Mustang Martigan
Sun Sep 15, 2019 4:54 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: When to use Mono or Stereo FX and Panning
Replies: 13
Views: 956

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: 1
Views: 645

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: 17
Views: 2523

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: 1328

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: 5
Views: 1161

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: 1949

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: 5
Views: 1161

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: 1949

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: 1318

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...