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by GeorgeToledo
Thu Jul 04, 2019 7:15 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Basic home setup advice
Replies: 15
Views: 702

Re: Basic home setup advice

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by GeorgeToledo
Thu Jul 04, 2019 7:13 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Basic home setup advice
Replies: 15
Views: 702

Re: Basic home setup advice

Since you’re on Mac, I would seriously consider investigating Logic. The built in plugins are extremely high quality and are designed to work very efficiently, in many cases adding no latency. There are just so many features loaded in there, especially if you’re coming at it from a songwriting/music...
by GeorgeToledo
Wed Jun 26, 2019 6:28 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Groove Tubes The Brick Blowing Fuses
Replies: 2
Views: 240

Re: Groove Tubes The Brick Blowing Fuses

Hey there, I have some of these. You need to set it up inside the unit first. Also, there were some later runs of the Brick with the label for the fuse revised to say 1 amp. Anyway, changing the fuse alone isn’t enough. This is a good description below of how to convert it from 120v to 230v: https:/...
by GeorgeToledo
Wed Jun 12, 2019 3:35 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: U195 and too many midrange mics
Replies: 8
Views: 569

Re: U195 and too many midrange mics

One thing about the 195 is that - if you like sticking to manufacturer servicing - if anything breaks in the future, David is in California. That’s easier and less pricy than international shipping that can be necessary with some mics. He has top notch equipment, an actual anechoic chamber that he c...
by GeorgeToledo
Mon May 20, 2019 8:45 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Mixing a band with a single, mono electric guitar
Replies: 40
Views: 1782

Re: Mixing a band with a single, mono electric guitar

I’ve always had luck panning mono delays/reverbs/or room mics, to different spots...like, if guitar is center, then a mono spring reverb hard right, for example. Sometimes it “works” to ride that channel (or channels) throughout the song, bringing it up or down to create more energy. Sometimes thoug...
by GeorgeToledo
Mon May 20, 2019 8:33 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: No fancy tube mics - am I missing out?
Replies: 40
Views: 4772

Re: No fancy tube mics - am I missing out?

If it sounds good stop buying gear and just make records. Fuck all these forums and gear marketing. Oops, did I say that? Many years ago I was recording something with Steve Gursky, who used to be on the forums as “Loudist”. I asked him something like “Steve. You recorded CSN with the SM7. What was...
by GeorgeToledo
Mon Aug 13, 2018 5:29 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Let's discuss spatial/immersive/ambisonic audio
Replies: 3
Views: 612

Re: Let's discuss spatial/immersive/ambisonic audio

Roughly 8-10 years ago I had started getting calls for work with 3D LED walls, creating various demos for hardware companies. Along the way, Apple had made a 3D sound player API, which was a little minimal but allowed sounds to be panned on a 3D axis and roughly match up to an OpenGL scene view. I h...
by GeorgeToledo
Sat Aug 11, 2018 12:40 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Dave Grohl- Play (mic spotting)
Replies: 9
Views: 1309

Re: Dave Grohl- Play (mic spotting)

That was really cool. I’ll just add that I’ve worked with the Foos, and I think they’re one of the more down to earth groups out there. Dave is pleasant and will chat it up with anyone. They don’t corner themselves off or put on a bunch of airs. They’re also extremely tight and professional. People ...
by GeorgeToledo
Sat Aug 11, 2018 12:18 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: When you love a LIMITER
Replies: 24
Views: 2547

Re: When you love a LIMITER

If I’m mixing and have a moderate 2:1 ~ 4:1 compression on a given track, sometimes there might be something a little aberrant that pops out in a few places on a track, and hits the more moderate compression maybe a little too hard. The tone of some compressors can sort of shift when getting further...
by GeorgeToledo
Fri May 25, 2018 1:12 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Does anyone use overheads?
Replies: 41
Views: 3415

Re: Does anyone use overheads?

Maybe it’s arguable but I don’t think it’s exactly possible to center both kick and snare through just two overheads. They both occupy different physical spaces, so it’s going to be one or the other in the center of the image. Personally, I think it pretty much is always more important to center th...
by GeorgeToledo
Fri May 25, 2018 11:32 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Does anyone use overheads?
Replies: 41
Views: 3415

Re: Does anyone use overheads?

Maybe it’s arguable but I don’t think it’s exactly possible to center both kick and snare through just two overheads. They both occupy different physical spaces, so it’s going to be one or the other in the center of the image. Personally, I think it pretty much is always more important to center the...
by GeorgeToledo
Thu May 24, 2018 8:24 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Anyone using step up transformers in the studio?
Replies: 1
Views: 345

Re: Anyone using step up transformers in the studio?

The results will depend on the specific gear involved. Generally speaking, a decent transformer can give you several dB of hum/RF rejection, while reducing output by only a dB or two. You also tend to gain the ability to drive longer cable runs with less resulting signal loss or tonal shift. At the ...
by GeorgeToledo
Sat May 19, 2018 8:40 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Tascam TSR-8 pinch roller, Tascam 238 Tape Head Cleaner
Replies: 8
Views: 845

Re: Tascam TSR-8 pinch roller, Tascam 238 Tape Head Cleaner

Tascam has a way of surprising, in carrying replacement parts for machines that you would think they wouldn’t. Especially for things like this. They’d be my first shot, and then the third party stuff after.
by GeorgeToledo
Thu Feb 08, 2018 11:36 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Always been curious about this preamp
Replies: 15
Views: 2375

Re: Always been curious about this preamp

It's a real misnomer that more than one tube device results in a smeary sound. Solidstate devices distort as well, and can sound like they have *less fidelity* compared to a high quality tube device. It really just depends on the specifics. It's too much of a generalization. For instance, you can *d...