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by A.David.MacKinnon
Wed Sep 18, 2019 2:11 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: When to use Mono or Stereo FX and Panning
Replies: 10
Views: 163

Re: When to use Mono or Stereo FX and Panning

Usually with a stereo send to feed it too, but now I'm thinking about how people use mono sends to reverb and wondering what that is like. For me it's almost always mono in, stereo out for reverbs. Think about how sound effects a large hall in the real world. By the time you're far enough back to h...
by A.David.MacKinnon
Wed Sep 18, 2019 6:10 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: When to use Mono or Stereo FX and Panning
Replies: 10
Views: 163

Re: When to use Mono or Stereo FX and Panning

Usually with a stereo send to feed it too, but now I'm thinking about how people use mono sends to reverb and wondering what that is like. For me it's almost always mono in, stereo out for reverbs. Think about how sound effects a large hall in the real world. By the time you're far enough back to h...
by A.David.MacKinnon
Tue Sep 17, 2019 2:56 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Latest gear you've acquired.....
Replies: 3891
Views: 836432

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

Does this count as gear? God damn it's fun -

https://www.ioptigan.com/
by A.David.MacKinnon
Sun Sep 15, 2019 11:19 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: When to use Mono or Stereo FX and Panning
Replies: 10
Views: 163

Re: When to use Mono or Stereo FX and Panning

No hard and fast rules here but one of my usual templates is to do reverbs as mono in, stereo out and delays as stereo in but with the outputs panned reversed from the inputs
by A.David.MacKinnon
Wed Sep 11, 2019 8:44 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Latest gear you've acquired.....
Replies: 3891
Views: 836432

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

VVV that looks awesome. I'm i huge fan of 60's Japanese pick-ups. Less a fan of the guitars. The pick-ups sound amazing but the guitars are often unplayable. Maybe/hopefully yours is better than mine have been. Either way I'm sure it sounds amazing. Lately I've been stock piling Japanese pickups and...
by A.David.MacKinnon
Tue Sep 10, 2019 8:25 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Cassettes
Replies: 14
Views: 725

Re: Cassettes

I don’t find the hiss unmanageable. It’s there but that’s part of the “charm” or whatever you want to call it. For the soundtrack gig the limitations of the format were a big plus. The sound was a huge part of it as it instantly fits the vibe/aesthetic they’re going for. If we did the gig 100% in th...
by A.David.MacKinnon
Tue Sep 10, 2019 5:13 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Cassettes
Replies: 14
Views: 725

Re: Cassettes

I sold my 688 and 238 because i never could get into them like the 388...at the time I bought a whole case of new 60 min (i think) type 2 tapes from delta media. I would say good riddance to them, except I own a few tape based gadgets (Landscape HCTT, Onde Magnetique OM1, and Onde Cassette Echo). H...
by A.David.MacKinnon
Tue Sep 10, 2019 5:10 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Cassettes
Replies: 14
Views: 725

Re: Cassettes

sounds like me and scotch 206 1/4" tape which i hoard and buy up. i'm guessing this is the shop you live near? https://www.duplication.ca/home.php here are some other ones, i can't vouch for them personally though tapes.com nationalaudiocompany.com https://tapeline.info/v2/ That’s the one. They’re ...
by A.David.MacKinnon
Tue Sep 10, 2019 12:56 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Cassettes
Replies: 14
Views: 725

Cassettes

Cassette multitracks have become a bigger part of my workflow than I ever would have expected in 2019. Finding 60min (or shorter) type II tapes a total pain in the butt though. There's a local cassette duplication shop that stocks new, custom wound cassettes and they frequently have what I'm looking...
by A.David.MacKinnon
Mon Sep 02, 2019 1:19 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Mastering to LUFS standards
Replies: 4
Views: 255

Re: Mastering to LUFS standards

If it was me I wouldn't change the mixes. If they're doing what you want leave them as is. I'd compare to other commercial mixes. Are they actually hitting -16 LUFS or is Spotify just turning them down before streaming? Maybe compare a song where you own a hard copy or hi-rez download. What do the m...
by A.David.MacKinnon
Wed Aug 21, 2019 1:39 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Taking a specific vocal sound to live settings
Replies: 6
Views: 398

Re: Taking a specific vocal sound to live settings

The one issue I could see would be what your setup does to the monitor feed at stage volume. It might be fine but it could also be howling feedback. If it was me I'd try to have a wet and dry send to the front of house. If the fx cause issues in the monitor then they have the option to use the clean...
by A.David.MacKinnon
Fri Aug 16, 2019 12:04 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: tricks to make stereo pads more interesting in the mix?
Replies: 14
Views: 565

Re: tricks to make stereo pads more interesting in the mix?

Are they drones or are they moving with the chords? I'm mixing an ambient record at the moment with lots of synth drones. To spice things up I've been making tape loops based on the drones. I cut a super long loop, put a big wad of masking tape over the erase head on my tape deck and run the drone i...
by A.David.MacKinnon
Sat Aug 10, 2019 10:09 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Pro Tools/Hard Drive playback issue
Replies: 6
Views: 378

Re: Pro Tools/Hard Drive playback issue

It appears to be the drive after all. I trashed the pro tools prefs and deleted the digidesign database on the drive. Still get the same problem. Even weirder is that when I record new tracks (with no audio input, just dead air) and then play it back I get a heavily distorted garbled playback of aud...
by A.David.MacKinnon
Fri Aug 09, 2019 10:50 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Pro Tools/Hard Drive playback issue
Replies: 6
Views: 378

Re: Pro Tools/Hard Drive playback issue

The thing that makes me feel like it's a pro tools issue more than a hard drive issue is that anything recorded before the issue arose plays back just fine. Anything recorded after the issue arose plays as static. It's unlikely that it's the FW port on the computer because I've had the same issue wi...
by A.David.MacKinnon
Thu Aug 08, 2019 5:57 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Pro Tools/Hard Drive playback issue
Replies: 6
Views: 378

Re: Pro Tools/Hard Drive playback issue

I tried importing the data into a new session with no luck. Did the same thing on a different computer with no luck. The problem resolved when I transferred to a new drive.

You may be onto something with the FireWire suggestion. I’ll have to try a different port/cable today.