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by darjama
Sun Aug 02, 2020 12:33 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: I highly recommend REAPER
Replies: 22
Views: 1889

Re: I highly recommend REAPER

Just thought I'd mention that I've restarted a reaper mix competition that Dave Keehl had been running previously. Visit https://reamixed.com for more details.
by darjama
Thu Jul 30, 2020 10:11 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: HOT mix/mastering levels and streaming services
Replies: 9
Views: 397

Re: HOT mix/mastering levels and streaming services

I think you might be bumping into the 'loudness penalty.' Check out this site: https://www.loudnesspenalty.com/ Basically if your tracks are going over a certain average loudness they will get turned down by most services. IF you're targeting specifically Spotify you can try to adjust your mixes so ...
by darjama
Wed Jul 22, 2020 8:36 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Trying to recreate Camel Crusher
Replies: 19
Views: 510

Re: Trying to recreate Camel Crusher

The free effects at http://klanghelm.com might do what you want. IVGI offers a lot of saturation color and MJUCjr and DC1A primarily compress but also saturate a bit. Their paid effects are affordable and even better (more options at least).
by darjama
Tue Jul 14, 2020 7:51 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: I highly recommend REAPER
Replies: 22
Views: 1889

Re: I highly recommend REAPER

I love reaper and wholeheartedly endorse giving it a try. To see how you like the EQ can try using it's as a free vst plugin along with some other of it's basic effects: https://www.reaper.fm/reaplugs/
by darjama
Tue Feb 18, 2020 2:29 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Time for some home studio upgrades...help me spend $10K
Replies: 15
Views: 1833

Re: Time for some home studio upgrades...help me spend $10K

What’s the issue with the Neve 1073 500 stuff? Almost thought about grabbing one as a change of flavor to the CAPIs I’ve got coming... Almost went with 2 Tonelux EQ5Ps for stereo EQs. But I couldn’t find enough talk about them anywhere. The demos I listened to sounded good. Anyone have any opinions...
by darjama
Wed Jan 15, 2020 8:55 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: How long does everyone keep the boxes your gear came in?
Replies: 14
Views: 1439

Re: How long does everyone keep the boxes your gear came in?

too long. I hold on to them for the move I've been expecting to make for the last nine years.
by darjama
Tue Jan 14, 2020 10:16 pm
Forum: People/Places/Things
Topic: Carpal Tunnel Surgery
Replies: 27
Views: 2562

Re: Carpal Tunnel Surgery

Good luck!
by darjama
Sat Dec 14, 2019 3:45 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Using reverb to differentiate lead and backing vocals
Replies: 15
Views: 1668

Re: Using reverb to differentiate lead and backing vocals

Something I tried recently I liked:
Quiet verse vocals went into a small room reverb
Snare also went into the room reverb
chorus lead vocals and backing vocals went into a plate reverb panned hard left, and a hall reverb panned hard right.
by darjama
Wed Jun 26, 2019 4:22 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: the return of the ubertar ribbon mic
Replies: 26
Views: 3206

Re: the return of the ubertar ribbon mic

I'll take 2 and I can pay! Lol. I find myself using this old school TOMB deep cut with friends and family and they just look at me funny, or funnier than usual. One of the two TOMB ribbon mics I got in the group buy is still working nicely and is a favorite of the singer in my band. I'm tempted to ...
by darjama
Wed Jun 26, 2019 4:10 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: gadgetlabs wavepro drivers for Windows 10???
Replies: 15
Views: 1795

Re: gadgetlabs wavepro drivers for Windows 10???

Try disabling the automatic driver update, then you should be able to uninstall and reinstall your preferred driver:

https://www.laptopmag.com/articles/disa ... windows-10
by darjama
Tue Jun 11, 2019 6:45 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: gadgetlabs wavepro drivers for Windows 10???
Replies: 15
Views: 1795

Re: gadgetlabs wavepro drivers for Windows 10???

I'm quite happy with the Focusrite clarett USB. The mic pres are surprisingly good for the price, and I can do very low latency as long as I'm not going too crazy with plugins. Not bad for a 6-year old laptop. I had the Focusrite scarlett before hand and was less impressed with the sound quality, th...
by darjama
Tue May 21, 2019 6:32 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Mixing a band with a single, mono electric guitar
Replies: 40
Views: 3680

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

I've been digging using 2 coincident mics, a dynamic or ribbon pointed dead center and a condenser (in figure 8 if I want a little more room sound) pointed 45 degrees off. I'll pan them slightly apart, and compress and eq as a group so that I don't mess up the phase coherency.
by darjama
Tue Apr 02, 2019 7:49 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Sytek no longer making the MPX 4aii?
Replies: 22
Views: 2803

Re: Sytek no longer making the MPX 4aii?

I've got 2 stock channels, 2 J-fet, I tend to use the j-fet channels with things where the highs need a little taming, a screechy violin or overly sizzly snare, or a kick that needs fattening.
by darjama
Tue Mar 19, 2019 3:23 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Mixing template in Reaper
Replies: 10
Views: 1230

Re: Mixing template in Reaper

I'm not an expert, but in general my understanding is you don't want to turn down your audio if you don't need to. Reaper's mix bus is pretty robust, so you shouldn't be losing too much information (useful bits of your audio) if you are turning it down at the track level. But I can't vouch for whate...