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by Ronan
Fri Nov 24, 2006 12:19 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Mic pre shoot out A Designs vs Neve vs Millennia
Replies: 2
Views: 804

Mic pre shoot out A Designs vs Neve vs Millennia

I recently had a chance to shoot out all of the A Designs solid state mic pres as well as an original Neve 1073 and a Millennia HV-3D. I thought it would be helpful to include a couple pres I knew pretty well. We did kick, snare, OHs, electric gtr, acoustic gtr, bass DI, vox and tamborine. Me and my...
by Ronan
Fri Sep 29, 2006 1:18 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Article on recording "10,000 Days"
Replies: 14
Views: 2377

Roman Sokal wrote:
agreed.
david bottrill!
David Bottrill Rules! I picked up one of his clients after he stopped working with him, and boy was that intimidating!
by Ronan
Wed Dec 28, 2005 11:23 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: what condencer mic for under 400$
Replies: 14
Views: 3062

A Shure KSM32 would do the trick. Amazing mic for the price.
by Ronan
Wed Dec 28, 2005 11:18 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: sup with using separate engineers for mixing and tracking?
Replies: 16
Views: 7364

About half my living is mixing records that other guys have tracked. It happens for many reasons (one of which I guess is that I am OK at mixing records). Sometimes the record company rejects the original mixes and hires me to remix, sometimes if the budget it tight a less expensive guy will track i...
by Ronan
Fri Nov 25, 2005 1:53 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Best Small Amps For Recording
Replies: 32
Views: 19240

My 12 watt "Brenda K" by Jule Amps is rockin' my world lately. Its got two knobs and two switches and is insanely versatile.
http://www.juleamps.com/
by Ronan
Fri Nov 25, 2005 1:45 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: The Next Legendary Mic Pre
Replies: 137
Views: 30449

A lot of people have been saying that the A Designs stuff will end up being one of the long term champs. I kinda believe. Their mic pres are awesome, both the Pacificas and the MPs.
by Ronan
Fri Nov 25, 2005 1:38 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Your weirdest, most eclectic/esoteric recording session?
Replies: 22
Views: 9340

Out stuff is a lot of my bread and butter, but I think it would be hard for me to beat the time I recorded a piece for 12 opera sopranos crumpling paper bags. God Bless Canadian funding for the arts!!! Also on a recent project over in Italy I recorded a gospel choir in a 1000 year old church singing...
by Ronan
Sun Feb 13, 2005 10:16 am
Forum: 5/03-2/05: General Recording
Topic: External Mixers vs. Controller
Replies: 5
Views: 3398

Re: External Mixers vs. Controller

A controller is basicly a giant mouse. search the forum and you will find plenty of arguments about this, but my opinion is that your mixes will sound better using the real console, if that is an issue.
by Ronan
Sun Feb 13, 2005 10:13 am
Forum: 5/03-2/05: General Recording
Topic: Upgrading overheads?
Replies: 18
Views: 12091

Re: Upgrading overheads?

The Shure KSM 32s are my fave OH mics and any price point for just the reasons you mentioned. They do not get harsh when the drummer really digs in to the cymbals
by Ronan
Sun Feb 13, 2005 10:07 am
Forum: 5/03-2/05: General Recording
Topic: mixing in a foreign environment
Replies: 10
Views: 4510

Re: mixing in a foreign environment

I mix in lots of different rooms all the time and many times it is not realistic to bring my own monitors so I brink a couple CDs I know really well and I listen to the constantly. Through out the day I will keep flipping back and forth between my current mix and the CDs I know really well. There ha...
by Ronan
Sun Feb 13, 2005 10:02 am
Forum: 5/03-2/05: General Recording
Topic: travelling with gear
Replies: 13
Views: 5301

Re: travelling with gear

I bring gear all over the world, always a dicey proposition but I hate the thought of life without my distressor.... The two best ways to go: 1) Get an really nice ATA approved shock mount case. Downside with that is that they are expensive and heavy so you can often get nicked for heavy baggage fee...
by Ronan
Sun Feb 13, 2005 12:43 am
Forum: 5/03-2/05: General Recording
Topic: Looping
Replies: 18
Views: 9087

Re: Looping

There are a lot of great looping tools onn the market ande the one that is right for you depends on your budget and how you like to work. The Echoplex of "EDP" is really the king of them all but some of the less expensive ones can be really cool as well. You can check out my looping project here htt...
by Ronan
Tue Feb 08, 2005 11:54 pm
Forum: 5/03-2/05: General Recording
Topic: other recording/mixing forums
Replies: 5
Views: 1612

Re: other recording/mixing forums

I moderate a forum over at Studio Forums. Boards over there have a cool vibe. Real freindly.

http://studioforums.com
by Ronan
Mon Jan 17, 2005 1:40 pm
Forum: 5/03-2/05: Buy/Sell/Trade
Topic: British Mixing Desk-Soundtracs 32 channel-8 Buss - $750
Replies: 21
Views: 3905

Re: British Mixing Desk-Soundtracs 32 channel-8 Buss - $750

Anyone know a good soundtracs tech in the LA area?
by Ronan
Mon Jan 10, 2005 11:36 pm
Forum: 5/03-2/05: General Recording
Topic: I have to do a metal project.
Replies: 47
Views: 5130

Re: I have to do a metal project.

Metal is not an all encompasing desription. Even with modern metal there are a lot of differnt sounds depending on the genre. Power Metal is very different than Black Metal. Old School Black Metal is very different than new black metel etc Ask them to give you somme CDs they love the sound of and st...