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by A.David.MacKinnon
Sun Dec 09, 2018 6:17 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Mixing Doubled Vocals
Replies: 19
Views: 166

Re: Mixing Doubled Vocals

If the feed to the delay is coming from the record head of the multitrack but the mix is coming off of the playback head then there will be a delay between the send and mix signal. At 15 IPS the send will be about 80ms earlier than the playback/mix signal. If the delay machine gets the signal 80ms e...
by A.David.MacKinnon
Sat Dec 08, 2018 10:44 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Mixing Doubled Vocals
Replies: 19
Views: 166

Re: Mixing Doubled Vocals

Thank V! From the wiki - “When mixing a song, its vocal track was routed from the recording head of the multitrack tape, which was before the playback head, and fed to the record head of the second tape recorder. An oscillator was used to vary the speed of the second machine, providing more or less ...
by A.David.MacKinnon
Sat Dec 08, 2018 3:08 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Mixing Doubled Vocals
Replies: 19
Views: 166

Re: Mixing Doubled Vocals

then there's the John Lennon, & Ozzy, ADT thing ... do tell... I think it's really just a super quick delay with a little bit of flange/pitch-shift. The Ozzy thing is a really quick delay de-tuned by 10-15 cents or so. Same goes for the Jane’s Addiction sound. ADT is another beast entirely. Reading...
by A.David.MacKinnon
Fri Dec 07, 2018 5:02 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Recommend a tech [in Portland] to work on a Yamaha Rev 7?
Replies: 2
Views: 40

Re: Recommend a tech [in Portland] to work on a Yamaha Rev 7?

Can't recommend a tech but can say that it might be the power supply. The Yamaha reverbs of that era all seem to have badly implemented power supplies.
by A.David.MacKinnon
Thu Dec 06, 2018 8:57 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Mixing Doubled Vocals
Replies: 19
Views: 166

Re: Mixing Doubled Vocals

Equal volume, hard panned left and right? Crush the shit out of on and sink it low under the other? And/or use it as the feed for delay and reverb? Mangle it and with whatever and then feed the mangle into an H3000 doing the slightly pitch shifted, slightly delayed L-R thing? Return it 100% wet with...
by A.David.MacKinnon
Wed Dec 05, 2018 8:51 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Tracking Through Tape - Why didn't I think of this earlier?
Replies: 20
Views: 7614

Re: Tracking Through Tape - Why didn't I think of this earlier?

Just came across this thead...nice work. Man, if this stuff had some good vocals you guys could be riding on a much bigger wave! :) Great work all the way around :) Thanks! I'd forgotten about his one. So much fun to make. Matt and I have been talking about a live off the floor to 4 track cassette ...
by A.David.MacKinnon
Tue Dec 04, 2018 12:26 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Budget Boom Vocal Mic Stand Recommendation
Replies: 10
Views: 217

Re: Budget Boom Vocal Mic Stand Recommendation

I wish someone just sold generic spare parts for boom stands. I've got a half dozen that are dead because the small set screw for the boom arm strips or the rubber in the boom joint gives out. It's always the super small/cheap parts that take down the whole stand.
by A.David.MacKinnon
Sun Dec 02, 2018 1:29 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Cheap but good headphone amp recommendations
Replies: 9
Views: 218

Re: Cheap but good headphone amp recommendations

I'm not a Behringer fan at all but their headphone amps are hard to beat. The 8 channel 1U rack version will take two different mix inputs, is plenty loud and reasonably sturdy (even for a Behringer). It's cheap new but I've also bought then used for almost nothing and had no issues. I currently own...
by A.David.MacKinnon
Sun Nov 25, 2018 5:11 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Secret Chords
Replies: 28
Views: 688

Re: Secret Chords

My handy dandy chord finder tells me that an A6/11. If it was a Dmin7 it would be

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by A.David.MacKinnon
Thu Nov 22, 2018 11:40 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Places for one off vinyl
Replies: 5
Views: 171

Re: Places for one off vinyl

Hey Jon Indie Pool here in Toronto is doing short runs and one off vinyl. I think they’re cutting on a lathe not pressing. I haven’t used them so no idea about cost, quality, reliability or sketchy-ness. I think Sonic Boom (the giant used record store here in town) also does one offs in house. Again...
by A.David.MacKinnon
Sun Nov 18, 2018 8:45 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Adding Definition to Mellow Bass Tracks
Replies: 7
Views: 219

Re: Adding Definition to Mellow Bass Tracks

GK amp? yikes. i digress. i feel everything is in the mids. More definition and punch i would try looking at low mid regions of 200 or 500 Hz and see if a gentle bump there helps. Also a high pass or low cut can help bring out definition in tandem with more mids. If it was flatwounds on the bass yo...
by A.David.MacKinnon
Sat Nov 17, 2018 2:17 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Adding Definition to Mellow Bass Tracks
Replies: 7
Views: 219

Adding Definition to Mellow Bass Tracks

I'm working on an instrumental guitar record at the moment. Classical, Dobro and electric with an P Bass. It's all tracked live and sounds stellar. Unfortunately the band wants more definition on the bass track. I think it sounds beautiful and very true to what was happening in the room but they're ...
by A.David.MacKinnon
Wed Nov 14, 2018 4:43 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Plug in for Leslie effect...
Replies: 20
Views: 396

Re: Plug in for Leslie effect...

In the guitar pedal end of things the Behringer rotor pedal does a pretty convincing job( the cheap brown plastic one, whatever it's called). It's basically a knock off of the line 6 pedal. I use it on farfisa quite often.
by A.David.MacKinnon
Wed Nov 14, 2018 7:22 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Secret Chords
Replies: 28
Views: 688

Re: Secret Chords

I don't have enough technical language to really get into this but I will say that the biggest breakthrough I've ever had in writing was when I switched from writing melodies to fit the chord progression to writing chord progressions to fit the melody. It's seems like a minor thing but it's pretty ...
by A.David.MacKinnon
Wed Nov 14, 2018 6:06 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Secret Chords
Replies: 28
Views: 688

Re: Secret Chords

I don't have enough technical language to really get into this but I will say that the biggest breakthrough I've ever had in writing was when I switched from writing melodies to fit the chord progression to writing chord progressions to fit the melody. It's seems like a minor thing but it's pretty h...