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by A.David.MacKinnon
Fri Oct 19, 2018 6:46 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Garage Studio Build
Replies: 33
Views: 2673

Re: Garage Studio Build

Here’s the new dricore floor ( tongue and groove chip board with styrofoam backing) installed and awaiting it first coat of finish. As I type this the first coat is done and I’m making soup and drinking beer while waiting to apply the second. https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1917/44524131095_fc198be35...
by A.David.MacKinnon
Wed Oct 17, 2018 11:46 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Unusual recording gigs and new experiences- share your stories
Replies: 11
Views: 253

Re: Unusual recording gigs and new experiences- share your stories

It must say something about me that the only thing that comes to mind are the exceptional weird and/or terrible sessions I've done. One of the best was a session for a local singer's dad. The band we're all ringers from the local scene but dad couldn't really follow the drummer and having the drumme...
by A.David.MacKinnon
Tue Oct 16, 2018 2:07 pm
Forum: Tape Op Magazine
Topic: Interview Request
Replies: 0
Views: 55

Interview Request

How about an interview with Phosphorescent/Matthew Houck?
He's got a pretty great new record out. Built his own studio to record it too.
by A.David.MacKinnon
Tue Oct 16, 2018 11:41 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Getting organ bass to translate to small speakers
Replies: 11
Views: 165

Re: Getting organ bass to translate to small speakers

I add lots of Hammond pedals or combo organ bass parts to singer songwriter sessions all the time. In that context your supposed to feel the bass but not really notice it so organ bass is perfect. Trying to have it as a feature part gets way trickier even with decent monitoring though. Theres just n...
by A.David.MacKinnon
Sun Oct 14, 2018 10:15 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Don't forget to clean your mini split ductless AC system...
Replies: 1
Views: 118

Re: Don't forget to clean your mini split ductless AC system...

Oh man, I shudder to think what the one at my old studio looked like inside. It's not even something I ever thought about.
by A.David.MacKinnon
Thu Oct 11, 2018 6:29 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Garage Studio Build
Replies: 33
Views: 2673

Re: Garage Studio Build

drumsound wrote:
Thu Oct 11, 2018 5:32 pm
Those ceiling joists look perfect for hanging clouds.
My thought exactly!
by A.David.MacKinnon
Thu Oct 11, 2018 10:04 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Garage Studio Build
Replies: 33
Views: 2673

Re: Garage Studio Build

Drywall is up, plastered, sanded and primed. Ceiling got finished around noon today. Trim gets finished tomorrow and Friday and then it’s paint and flooring next week. It looks more like a room every day. https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1929/31375388368_0918daef7b_n.jpg https://farm2.staticflickr.com...
by A.David.MacKinnon
Wed Oct 10, 2018 11:17 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Best Possible Vocal Recording
Replies: 29
Views: 609

Re: Best Possible Vocal Recording

vvv wrote:
Tue Oct 09, 2018 8:59 pm
Jeez, it's gettin' like g-slutz around here.

Now, somebody tell the Bono-SM58 story.

Or the Thriller thing.

:twisted:
I love that the big difference between tomb and GS is “use what you’ve got” vs “buy more stuff”.
by A.David.MacKinnon
Tue Oct 09, 2018 12:57 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Best Possible Vocal Recording
Replies: 29
Views: 609

Re: Best Possible Vocal Recording

Try what you've got before you buy new stuff. I don't know the Tascam unit but in general I find converters make the least difference of anything else in the chain.
Better and best are subjective and moving targets but I'd be amazed if you can't get good results with what you've got.
by A.David.MacKinnon
Tue Oct 09, 2018 8:41 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Tascam 388 Pan Pot - Bad?
Replies: 6
Views: 142

Re: Tascam 388 Pan Pot - Bad?

Nope. You need to get at it from the back.
by A.David.MacKinnon
Tue Oct 02, 2018 7:07 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Old Colony Mastering build recap
Replies: 30
Views: 774

Re: Old Colony Mastering build recap

So great! You’re making me feel bad about my flood wining a few months back.
by A.David.MacKinnon
Thu Sep 27, 2018 5:24 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Where can I find blank studio tracking sheets?
Replies: 4
Views: 299

Re: Where can I find blank studio tracking sheets?

I make my own . Different ones from different recorders (I've got cassette 4, 6 and 8 plus a 16 track reel to reel).. They all have a space at the top where I fill out the date, artist, location of the session and all that stuff. Under that there are spaces to detail the recorder, noise reduction (a...
by A.David.MacKinnon
Tue Sep 25, 2018 1:43 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Garage Studio Build
Replies: 33
Views: 2673

Re: Garage Studio Build

Drywall!!

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by A.David.MacKinnon
Mon Sep 24, 2018 8:03 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Garage Studio Build
Replies: 33
Views: 2673

Re: Garage Studio Build

I haven’t heard of the mass loaded vinyl option but I considered lots of others. Double wall, staggered studs, resilient channel double layer drywall, on and on. If I were building any other kind of space I would explore every sound proofing option but for this one it’s just not much of a considerat...
by A.David.MacKinnon
Sun Sep 23, 2018 2:01 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Singer/songwriters need a bib!
Replies: 10
Views: 470

Re: Singer/songwriters need a bib!

That’s crazy! Have you done tests comparing it to two condensers in figure 8? I’m not sure how happy I’d be being restricted to PZMs for vocal and guitar.