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by A.David.MacKinnon
Wed Sep 30, 2020 8:43 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Latest Gear You've Un-Acquired....
Replies: 43
Views: 2445

Re: Latest Gear You've Un-Acquired....

Re-organizing the studio and rebuilding my racks. It's made me realize what I use and what has become filler. Parting with - Art Pro VLA 2 Urei 539 graphic EQs. In my old studio I'd use one each as pre-eq for the plate or pumping sounds into the live room (as a chamber). I no longer have the plate o...
by A.David.MacKinnon
Tue Sep 22, 2020 11:25 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Setup advice for Tascam M35 and 38 tape machine?
Replies: 5
Views: 202

Re: Setup advice for Tascam M35 and 38 tape machine?

Sometimes the direct outs don't have as much gain as the bus does. My Soundcraft 600 has direct outs at -10 and bus outs at +4. In that case the direct outs are fine to drive prosumer gear like the RCA ins on a 38 but they're a bit weak into my converters. I don't know what the available gain is on ...
by A.David.MacKinnon
Tue Sep 22, 2020 11:12 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Latest gear you've acquired.....
Replies: 4211
Views: 925894

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

2 mics on a guitar cab blended how you want only taking up one channel in your DAW or on your console? Send one mic to a 100% wet delay or reverb and blend in and combine to one channel? Those are the first things that came to mind for me. But other than saving screen real estate(and making decisio...
by A.David.MacKinnon
Thu Sep 17, 2020 11:46 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Setup advice for Tascam M35 and 38 tape machine?
Replies: 5
Views: 202

Re: Setup advice for Tascam M35 and 38 tape machine?

For tracking, connect the 38's inputs to the M35's bus outs or direct outs for each channel. 38's output should go into tape returns 1-8 on the M35.
For mix down you'll likely want the 38 outputs connected to the line in of channels 1-8 on the M35 so you've got access to EQ and sends.
by A.David.MacKinnon
Wed Sep 16, 2020 6:27 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Question: side chain compression' what, why and how
Replies: 6
Views: 245

Re: Question: side chain compression' what, why and how

"Side chain" compression is when you have a compressor afect a track, while being triggered by another track. As others have mentioned examples... I will only give you the one I use. On drumkits. I use a SEND to another auxiliary track, that has this compressor on it. I might send the entire drumkl...
by A.David.MacKinnon
Sat Sep 12, 2020 10:29 pm
Forum: Listen to Music
Topic: What are you listening to today?
Replies: 798
Views: 181187

Re: What are you listening to today?

Astral Weeks on repeat. Mainly Madame George.
It might be my only teenage obsession that holds up and still delivers new and unexpected things with each listen. The third, self titled Velvet Underground record is a close tie.
by A.David.MacKinnon
Sat Sep 12, 2020 10:22 pm
Forum: People/Places/Things
Topic: Carpal Tunnel Surgery
Replies: 32
Views: 2633

Re: Carpal Tunnel Surgery

(and I never mentioned it on here but I had throat cancer last summer. Beat that f****er) Fuck. Good on you. I just lost my wife to breast cancer. It's a merciless disease. After 5 years of visits to the cancer hospital I've come away feeling like it's coming for all of us. Glad you're ok. Sorry to...
by A.David.MacKinnon
Sat Sep 12, 2020 10:13 pm
Forum: People/Places/Things
Topic: RIP, Toots Hibbert
Replies: 1
Views: 63

Re: RIP, Toots Hibbert

Damn. Toots is the best.
by A.David.MacKinnon
Wed Sep 09, 2020 9:04 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: DAW as live mixer suggestions
Replies: 12
Views: 321

Re: DAW as live mixer suggestions

drumsound wrote:
Wed Sep 09, 2020 8:18 pm
Can you rent an actual PA? There's gotta be someone with an X32 near you.
This would be my answer as well. It does everything you need and will act as a multitrack recording interface as well.
by A.David.MacKinnon
Mon Sep 07, 2020 9:33 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Latest Gear You've Un-Acquired....
Replies: 43
Views: 2445

Re: Latest Gear You've Un-Acquired....

shedshrine wrote:
Wed Sep 02, 2020 11:53 am
A.David.MacKinnon wrote:
Wed Sep 02, 2020 11:05 am
markjazzbassist wrote:
Wed Sep 02, 2020 7:10 am
about to offload 150ish sealed NOS type II Cassettes i had stashed. I still have another 100-150 but i realized i have too many.
Oh my. We should talk.
:lol:
I love this place.
by A.David.MacKinnon
Thu Sep 03, 2020 2:52 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Cymbals Eat Snare
Replies: 49
Views: 1409

Re: Cymbals Eat Snare

This tread is a reminder to me to always take a clean sample of each drum once the session is set up and ready to go. I frequently do but sometimes forget. So many drummers (at least ones I record) can't be coached on playing style/volume without it fucking up everything else for them and killing t...
by A.David.MacKinnon
Wed Sep 02, 2020 11:05 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Latest Gear You've Un-Acquired....
Replies: 43
Views: 2445

Re: Latest Gear You've Un-Acquired....

markjazzbassist wrote:
Wed Sep 02, 2020 7:10 am
about to offload 150ish sealed NOS type II Cassettes i had stashed. I still have another 100-150 but i realized i have too many.
Oh my. We should talk.
by A.David.MacKinnon
Tue Sep 01, 2020 9:46 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Cymbals Eat Snare
Replies: 49
Views: 1409

Re: Cymbals Eat Snare

This tread is a reminder to me to always take a clean sample of each drum once the session is set up and ready to go. I frequently do but sometimes forget. So many drummers (at least ones I record) can't be coached on playing style/volume without it fucking up everything else for them and killing th...
by A.David.MacKinnon
Mon Aug 31, 2020 9:31 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Complete list of Cassette Multi-Track Recorders and Portastudios
Replies: 54
Views: 1272

Re: Complete list of Cassette Multi-Track Recorders and Portastudios

My biggest issues on the 488 are - #1) making headphone mixes with the cue function sucks. It's mono (which is fine) and sounds like shit (which is not fine). There are work arounds but it's a pain. #2) Getting all 8 tracks out at one time is a pain and track 8 has to be recorded with the DBX diseng...
by A.David.MacKinnon
Mon Aug 31, 2020 7:55 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Complete list of Cassette Multi-Track Recorders and Portastudios
Replies: 54
Views: 1272

Re: Complete list of Cassette Multi-Track Recorders and Portastudios

I just have to overcome my inherent laziness. Is there a mod for that?