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by Mark Alan Miller
Wed Sep 24, 2008 4:58 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Making an acapella track from a recording
Replies: 12
Views: 3441

If Melodyne DNA can identify individual notes in a mix (see the Music Messe vid where they change a Chet Baker solo in a group recording) then perhaps...
by Mark Alan Miller
Wed Sep 17, 2008 10:49 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Loudness wars legislation
Replies: 11
Views: 2126

We've had a comp/limiter between the cable box and the stereo here for years, to mitigate that crap. (The "compressor" in the Motorola cable boxes sounds horrific, BTW. Not that anyone would expect otherwise.)
by Mark Alan Miller
Sun Sep 14, 2008 9:23 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: MIDI light metronome
Replies: 7
Views: 5049

I met the guy building these a few years ago... nice man. http://www.lasermetronome.com/ (EDIT: The site says temporarily out of stock. :( ) I built a simple box myself to flash a lamp when an audio signal (click track) crosses a threshold... basically an SCR/Triac type circuit from a kit (Google "c...
by Mark Alan Miller
Tue Sep 09, 2008 9:36 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Mastering Question:
Replies: 13
Views: 3308

farview wrote:It will just start sounding different as it comes out of the compressors.
Sometimes, that sounds really cool, though. :D
by Mark Alan Miller
Tue Sep 09, 2008 9:34 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: I can't afford to get my songs mastered...
Replies: 68
Views: 10382

It's not the plugin per se that I'm referring to, but simply hitting a preset and saying 'done'... at least consider tweaking.

But I know what you mean. When something works, it works.
by Mark Alan Miller
Tue Sep 09, 2008 5:15 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: I can't afford to get my songs mastered...
Replies: 68
Views: 10382

No offfense, but presets can be a starting point , and sure, once in a while might be just right, but really... :roll: Seriously, if you start with a preset, and it works, fine. Bonus! But take a moment and evaluate what it's doing, and really think if adjusting something might make it better. Dimes...
by Mark Alan Miller
Tue Sep 09, 2008 5:08 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Mastering Question:
Replies: 13
Views: 3308

I generally commit the fade out (or even in, if it's that kinda thing) so I get the curve that I think is appropriate, leaving a little extra at the very tail for flexibility - better too long than too short. I do these in stems, so if the ME wants a non-faded version it's easy to accomodate. Commit...
by Mark Alan Miller
Sun Sep 07, 2008 5:09 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Sub bass hits
Replies: 38
Views: 5505

Something I've heard done a lot is not a steady tone, but a falling tone. When asked to do that, I've programmed a synth with a filter set to self-oscillate, modulated by an envelope to 'dive' and then tuning the cutoff nice and low. Sometimes a little bit of a pitch rise before the fall caused by t...
by Mark Alan Miller
Wed Sep 03, 2008 9:44 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: I can't afford to get my songs mastered...
Replies: 68
Views: 10382

For the record, my last post in this thread was not anti-home-mastering nor pro-"pro"-mastering - just simply a call to really, carefully, evaluate - on a case-by-case basis - what you're doing when "releasing" your works into the world. And to use whatever resources you have (however teensy or copi...
by Mark Alan Miller
Mon Sep 01, 2008 8:57 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: I can't afford to get my songs mastered...
Replies: 68
Views: 10382

I'll try to reinforce a concept put forth here already: you often only get one chance to woo a new fan with your music. If they are put off the first time around when they hear you, they're gonna be that much less likely to try again. So why cut corners?
by Mark Alan Miller
Fri Aug 22, 2008 6:00 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Steve Albini Recorded All Wave Movement
Replies: 238
Views: 42632

jc_terrones wrote:Smells like high school in here.
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...with apologies. All apologies. :P
by Mark Alan Miller
Sat Aug 16, 2008 11:39 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Steve Albini Recorded All Wave Movement
Replies: 238
Views: 42632

SpencerBenjamin wrote:I particularly like how her sister left her there hanging out to dry. You can cut the awkwardness on a splicing block.
Fixed your post for ya. All Wave awkwardness. ;)
And yeah, palpable, wasn't it?
by Mark Alan Miller
Fri Aug 15, 2008 5:45 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Steve Albini Recorded All Wave Movement
Replies: 238
Views: 42632

"...it's analogous to... it's analogous... it's analog..." :lol: She doesn't seem to know exactly what digital recording vs analog recording really is. Like analog is an infinite window with no skewing of the source (it's not! there are only so many molecules going by the head per second! there are ...
by Mark Alan Miller
Sat Aug 09, 2008 7:22 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: what is the best angle to point a mic at an Acoustic?
Replies: 21
Views: 5209

themagicmanmdt wrote:we're used to hearing acoustics from above, so my ears always like mics pointing down at the guitar.
I don't play guitar, so I'm used to hearing it from the front. ;)
by Mark Alan Miller
Thu Aug 07, 2008 12:05 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Rendering mix directly from session
Replies: 76
Views: 10075

mcsquishytooshy wrote:
@?,*???&? wrote:
Mark Alan Miller wrote:my tests were done with Pro Tools 5.2.1 software. I have no clue if this has been remedied
I can't get the time to adjust properly on my sundial; it wont sync up to the atomic clock.
Here's to the quote function screwing up again. :roll: