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by A.David.MacKinnon
Tue Nov 19, 2019 4:50 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Limiter on rough mixes
Replies: 11
Views: 99

Re: Limiter on rough mixes

The quick masters usually sound like the engineer slapped ozone on at the end of the day when they were super tired and they didn't really listen to what it was doing. Which, I get it, we've all been there. Again, I'm just sayin'. Thanks Scott. This is exactly what's happening sometimes when at the...
by A.David.MacKinnon
Tue Nov 19, 2019 5:23 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Limiter on rough mixes
Replies: 11
Views: 99

Re: Limiter on rough mixes

I do it too. I use the Massey L2007. I use it to get the level up with as little gain reduction as possible. I find it's pretty invisible if it's not working hard (just taking off the stray peaks). Once I'm into the real mix I'll sometimes crank it up just so I have an idea of what the mastering pro...
by A.David.MacKinnon
Sun Nov 17, 2019 11:02 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Unusual fix for microphone noise issue
Replies: 4
Views: 136

Re: Unusual fix for microphone noise issue

Dubmaniac wrote:
Sat Nov 16, 2019 5:24 pm

I wanted to share this to help anyone else who might have this issue. How about you? Got any creative fixes for problematic gear?
Does swearing and hitting things count?
by A.David.MacKinnon
Sat Nov 16, 2019 11:10 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Romancing The (bad) Past
Replies: 8
Views: 213

Re: Romancing The (bad) Past

Agreed. I do a few live sessions a year and it’s always terrifying. Even with modern, mostly reliable gear that has been checked and double checked something always fails at the worst possible time. Even when I feel like the stars aligned and everything went perfectly I’ll go listen to Sinatra At T...
by A.David.MacKinnon
Sat Nov 16, 2019 5:08 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Romancing The (bad) Past
Replies: 8
Views: 213

Re: Romancing The (bad) Past

Live recordings are a unique experience, I'd hate to add old intermittent tube mics and tape deck to it. Those cats were much braver than I! Agreed. I do a few live sessions a year and it’s always terrifying. Even with modern, mostly reliable gear that has been checked and double checked something ...
by A.David.MacKinnon
Mon Nov 11, 2019 8:20 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Latest gear you've acquired.....
Replies: 3907
Views: 848107

Re: Latest gear you've acquired.....

More gobos (built rather than acquired). I feel like I can never have enough......except when trying to store them when they're not in use. I hear that. last year I tore my gobos apart and rebuilt them. they used to be ~4 ft wide and 6 ft high. very difficult to store. I cut them in half and put hi...
by A.David.MacKinnon
Sat Nov 09, 2019 9:41 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Using reverb to differentiate lead and backing vocals
Replies: 7
Views: 335

Re: Using reverb to differentiate lead and backing vocals

It's all over the place for me. Frequently there's one reverb and the lead gets a pre-delay before hitting that. Sometimes it's different versions of the same reverb with different decay times and eqs. If the back ups are fairly tight harmonies of the lead I'll sometimes leave them dry, turn them do...
by A.David.MacKinnon
Fri Nov 08, 2019 10:34 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Latest gear you've acquired.....
Replies: 3907
Views: 848107

Re: Latest gear you've acquired.....

More gobos (built rather than acquired). I feel like I can never have enough......except when trying to store them when they're not in use.
by A.David.MacKinnon
Mon Nov 04, 2019 7:29 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Bass Plugins
Replies: 28
Views: 860

Re: Bass Plugins

i typically hate DI for bass but unless something is broken, I've never thought it was lacking in low end. My thoughts exactly. I'd take a mic on an amp any day of the week. I find I have to do so much to get what I want out of a straight DI signal where as an amp does 90% of the heavy lifting. Tha...
by A.David.MacKinnon
Wed Oct 30, 2019 6:06 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: power conditioners, i know i know i know
Replies: 7
Views: 447

Re: power conditioners, i know i know i know

Not a power conditioner but if you want the single switch Hammond makes a 19" single space power bar with a switch on the front panel. I've had good luck finding them at local electronic surplus stores for about $20 each.
by A.David.MacKinnon
Thu Oct 24, 2019 8:03 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Latest gear you've acquired.....
Replies: 3907
Views: 848107

Re: Latest gear you've acquired.....

"the charango was traditionally made with the shell from the back of an armadillo" https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/d/dc/210_Museu_de_la_Música%2C_el_Bosc%2C_charango.jpg/800px-210_Museu_de_la_Música%2C_el_Bosc%2C_charango.jpg The hair really pushes the gross factor to 11. Thank...
by A.David.MacKinnon
Thu Oct 24, 2019 8:59 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Latest gear you've acquired.....
Replies: 3907
Views: 848107

Re: Latest gear you've acquired.....

losthighway wrote:
Wed Oct 23, 2019 8:00 pm
A.David.MacKinnon wrote:
Wed Oct 23, 2019 7:32 pm
Just picked up a Ronroco (baritone charango). Getting my head around the tuning and chord shapes is a challenge but it sure sounds cool.
That brought me down a wikipedia wormhole.
Me too!
by A.David.MacKinnon
Wed Oct 23, 2019 7:32 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Latest gear you've acquired.....
Replies: 3907
Views: 848107

Re: Latest gear you've acquired.....

Just picked up a Ronroco (baritone charango). Getting my head around the tuning and chord shapes is a challenge but it sure sounds cool.
by A.David.MacKinnon
Tue Oct 22, 2019 12:23 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: electrovoice 635A
Replies: 26
Views: 1221

Re: electrovoice 635A

I tend to blow it up and then sneak it in under the regular kit mix. A little goes a long long way and it's not as good on cymbal heavy tunes.
by A.David.MacKinnon
Mon Oct 21, 2019 6:31 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: electrovoice 635A
Replies: 26
Views: 1221

Re: electrovoice 635A

I haven't used mine that much in a while but there was a time that it ended up everywhere on my sessions. These days I have other omni dynamics that I like more for specific applications. It's a good drum crotch mic. Running it in to an overdrive pedal on the way to tape is even better. It can also ...