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by Zygomorph
Tue Jun 24, 2014 1:29 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Can someone show me what a good drum recording sounds like?
Replies: 29
Views: 7684

One of the only drum sounds that makes me go "damn, what is going on here?" each time. Probably something to do with total isolation and general awesomeness. I also love giant, wooden snares.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UbkqE4fpvdI&feature=kp
by Zygomorph
Tue Jun 24, 2014 1:14 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: What's your method for auditioning sounds?
Replies: 8
Views: 1809

I use Etymotic headphones. If you need more isolation, you can wear more isolation over them. Except for the very lowest frequencies, which get transmitted through your body anyway, I've found I can have my head inside of a kick drum and still get an excellent sense of the sound. It also protects yo...
by Zygomorph
Tue Jun 24, 2014 1:00 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Jeff Lynne drum sounds?
Replies: 9
Views: 2550

I've always had an appreciation for the craftsmanship that goes into making recordings that sound like his, especially with the technology available at the time they were made. I also find him extremely likable in interviews, very pragmatic and humble... the same qualities I appreciate in Hugh Padgh...
by Zygomorph
Wed Jan 22, 2014 3:52 pm
Forum: People/Places/Things
Topic: How I know I am now officially a bass player
Replies: 31
Views: 6932

Well, see, it's more like I'm not yet a real fretless bassist because I'm still more of a cellist. Having never had any real relation to the guitar...

So! Roundwounds!
by Zygomorph
Wed Jan 22, 2014 2:17 pm
Forum: People/Places/Things
Topic: How I know I am now officially a bass player
Replies: 31
Views: 6932

Is there an entirely different narrative if you start out fretless?
by Zygomorph
Mon Dec 30, 2013 1:36 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Classic Bass Guitar Sounds
Replies: 49
Views: 26346

Regarding all this about muted vs ringing and so on (note length): to quote my college conductor, "mit Geschmeckt" (to be said with a Talmudic shrug).
by Zygomorph
Sat Dec 28, 2013 7:52 pm
Forum: Listen to Music
Topic: hi-def listening
Replies: 2
Views: 1442

Just to be clear, I mean like, higher-than-CD-quality, with your audio interface running at the same clock speed. I dunno, in theory it should be closer-to-the-studio sounding than the days of yore (vinyl, tapes, and yea, even CDs wrangled into existence with early digital technology...) Vinyl's sti...
by Zygomorph
Sat Dec 28, 2013 10:48 am
Forum: Listen to Music
Topic: hi-def listening
Replies: 2
Views: 1442

hi-def listening

Whenever possible, I've been doing digital downloads from hdtracks.com and let me tell you, it's MINDBLOWING to listen to classic records like this. One thing that has me super-excited is how fresh, open, and dynamic so much of it sounds. Like, the way stuff sounds on first playback. And before you ...
by Zygomorph
Wed Oct 16, 2013 7:47 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Marquee Moon Drums
Replies: 28
Views: 10616

JohnDavisNYC wrote:I'd hardly call recording at A&R in Manhattan with Andy Johns a 12x12 rehearsal space with one mic...
Fair enough, however: "This is just the picture I get in my head when I listen."
by Zygomorph
Mon Oct 14, 2013 8:49 pm
Forum: Listen to Music
Topic: Herman Poole Blount
Replies: 28
Views: 11842

Calling it a "schtick" (the Afro-futurist Egyptian thing) is missing the point and you will meet people who will take offense to this. Anyway, Mr. Tchicai just passed away unfortunately, but I was recently turned onto to the New York Art Quartet. I got to do a reference mix of a live performance of ...
by Zygomorph
Mon Oct 14, 2013 8:09 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: AKG 414 / Peluso Interview
Replies: 10
Views: 2694

AKG 414 / Peluso Interview

It was so interesting to read "Behind the Gear" from #96 where Mr. Peluso explains that AKG 414s have an "ethereal high end" because of the way the diaphragms are voiced. The only time I got to use 414s was in college and recorded my first full-length record. I used them all over the friggin' place ...
by Zygomorph
Mon Oct 14, 2013 6:08 pm
Forum: Listen to Music
Topic: Geoff Mann Sextet - Spacious EP
Replies: 7
Views: 2697

Also, regarding the buzzing, I really think that somebody should invent a portable Faraday cage for recording. It'd make a million pesos.
by Zygomorph
Mon Oct 14, 2013 6:02 pm
Forum: Listen to Music
Topic: Geoff Mann Sextet - Spacious EP
Replies: 7
Views: 2697

^^^ Awesome compliment. Sounds great!
by Zygomorph
Mon Oct 14, 2013 5:19 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Fretless elec. bass recording
Replies: 6
Views: 1620

^^^^^ Haha, I think fretless nerds (which I am mere months away from fully qualifying for, membership card is in the mail...) refer to the "baaaaaaa-ooooooiiii-ng" sound simply as "mwah", and there are endless discussion threads on basstalk.com about how get it or enhance it. In my recent experience...
by Zygomorph
Mon Oct 14, 2013 5:04 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Tricks to Making String Quartet Stand Out In A Rock Mix
Replies: 16
Views: 7475

Overtones overtones overtones. All of the suggestions here are spot-on and are related in that they implicitly instruct you to bring out the rich overtones that characterize the cello. Low cut + compression, distortion, etc. You've already recorded the parts, I guess, but room mics definitely help, ...