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by logancircle
Tue Feb 11, 2020 4:10 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Tsunami of PODCASTS: new standards?
Replies: 1
Views: 125

Tsunami of PODCASTS: new standards?

I run the DC Public Library's Studio Lab, where we hear every day: "I wanna make a podcast, but I know nothing about anything. Where do I start?" (facepalm quietly) I help them shape their topics and structure, but the Studio Lab is a DIY space and people really like to be left alone to work. They u...
by logancircle
Fri Jan 10, 2020 1:28 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Zoom H6 preamps?
Replies: 1
Views: 147

Zoom H6 preamps?

Has anyone here ever recorded live drums and a band into the Zoom H6 using only its onboard preamps? https://www.zoom-na.com/sites/all/themes/zoom/images/products/h6/applications/live-concert-recording.png I've always liked (occasionally loved) the sound of my H4n and H6 built-in mics, and even hook...
by logancircle
Fri Jan 10, 2020 10:15 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: "Getting it right on the way in": Channel strips, risk
Replies: 8
Views: 396

Re: "Getting it right on the way in": Channel strips, risk

I get what you're saying about these units not being much better than plugins (if you dive deep into how to really use plugins). I think I'll wait! I used to have the original Grace 101 pre and it was better than my Mbox :blush: Learn to place that mic in the best spot possible - and don't clip your...
by logancircle
Thu Jan 09, 2020 4:25 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: "Getting it right on the way in": Channel strips, risk
Replies: 8
Views: 396

"Getting it right on the way in": Channel strips, risk

There is a risk when tracking instruments/vocals/drums through a channel strip? I've always liked it, when I had access to one. I'm in the market for something basic -- dbx 286s, ART Pro Channel II or something on that level. Any recommendations for an all-around channel strip? https://www.gearank.c...
by logancircle
Fri Jan 03, 2020 7:21 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Upping my vocal recording skills
Replies: 13
Views: 700

Re: Upping my vocal recording skills

Can you set up a stereo pair out in front of them as they sing live together? I wouldn't be surprised if that captures a nice feel. Do two solid takes of all the singers and mix them together. 3 singers X stereo track --> 6 voices. https://images.squarespace-cdn.com/content/v1/54813413e4b0034aade3a0...
by logancircle
Thu Jan 02, 2020 2:43 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Upping my vocal recording skills
Replies: 13
Views: 700

Re: Upping my vocal recording skills

Looks like you have more than enough good tools to get great results. Maybe more important than which mic you choose is how you position it: moving the mics around in front of the singers drastically affects how much head-voice, chest-voice, sibilants, etc. you get. One way would be to set up a LDC ...
by logancircle
Mon Dec 23, 2019 8:32 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Limiter on rough mixes
Replies: 23
Views: 1246

Re: Limiter on rough mixes

As long as you're not radically reshaping the sound, just raising the volume for the sake of listening, you kinda have to. It's a tad-bit evil :devil: but almost all of us do it. The concern that applying mastering limiters whilst listening and mixing, as we do, might change the way music sounds on ...
by logancircle
Tue Nov 27, 2018 5:24 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Waves Abbey Road TG Mastering Chain --> thoughts?
Replies: 3
Views: 605

Waves Abbey Road TG Mastering Chain --> thoughts?

Do you use it?
How do you use it?

Parallel drum smasher?!

The Abbey Road eq plugs have been pretty musical to shine things up, so I'm just reading the manual to Waves Abbey Road TG Mastering Chain.

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by logancircle
Thu Nov 15, 2018 4:26 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Waves Nx: Virtual Mix Room
Replies: 1
Views: 430

Waves Nx: Virtual Mix Room

https://dt7v1i9vyp3mf.cloudfront.net/styles/news_large/s3/imagelibrary/n/nx011701-OWvHRonC_dpXI.SSAZJXfZDAA6I_n0NN.jpg The goal isn't to mix records on headphones as a substitute for a nice control room. But can you at least use a "virtual mix room" it to get the levels right? This is how they tell...
by logancircle
Sat Nov 10, 2018 8:34 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Automatic EQ Opinions
Replies: 17
Views: 2424

Re: Automatic EQ Opinions

Ozone... Thoughts about this? --> I sat in the control room at a very expensive studio with diamond-encrusted monitors, and watched this ace ripping through Ozone. Here's what he did: - Set the Maximizer to a ballpark level, then set it to Gain Matching... - He swept through the spectrum in Surgical...
by logancircle
Mon Dec 18, 2017 11:40 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Repairing old corrupted files of yesteryear!?
Replies: 5
Views: 1064

Repairing old corrupted files of yesteryear!?

Anyone know about fixing old corrupted audio? I can still hear parts of the drum machine at the correct tempo, but clearly it's horrifically damaged. Is there any way to scan it in Audition to see what's wrong? Please help! (attached are some images from Audition) This was originally from a cassette...
by logancircle
Fri Dec 15, 2017 11:03 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Pan/Mixing in Mono
Replies: 11
Views: 1660

Re: Pan/Mixing in Mono

Magnetic Services wrote:
Fri Dec 15, 2017 10:25 am
I hate the word "law" being applied in a music-related context :P
Well luckily this is in a technological context :P :P
by logancircle
Sat Dec 09, 2017 9:48 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Pan/Mixing in Mono
Replies: 11
Views: 1660

Re: ~

At it's most basic, a mono-izing plugin should just add the two channels together, preferably divide by two, then spit that result back out to each channel. When it is engaged, in order to STOP a given source from being attenuated as it's panned away from center, you'd need a 6db pan law. Well, act...
by logancircle
Wed Dec 06, 2017 8:18 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: eBay seller sent me the wrong mic....
Replies: 19
Views: 2954

Re: eBay seller sent me the wrong mic....

Follow the Golden Rule and send it back if possible. But if they're unresponsive, and if you are fine with having the other mic, then you've done all you can do.
by logancircle
Wed Dec 06, 2017 8:08 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Pan/Mixing in Mono
Replies: 11
Views: 1660

Pan/Mixing in Mono

http://scienceprojectchennai.com/images/electrical-circuits/big/Stereo-Setup.gif If I'm mixing in mono on headphones a (stereo field plugin and set the width to 0%) and I pan a track hard left or right (which in a stereo mix would only send its signal to one speaker), should my stereo-field plugin ...