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by lysander
Thu Nov 30, 2017 10:32 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Distressor Plugins
Replies: 17
Views: 2201

Re: Distressor Plugins

Klanghelm has a great compressor that will get you right in that neighbourhood. It's incredibly inexpensive, as well. I listened to the Arouser drum samples and the Klanghelm does that same thing.
by lysander
Fri May 01, 2015 10:54 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: that drum fill at the end of (Just Like) Starting Over
Replies: 27
Views: 5040

Gotta agree, that La Grange thing is egregious. Sounds like someone doing a transfer with the master fader down, reading a copy of TapeOp...
by lysander
Wed Apr 22, 2015 6:47 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: that drum fill at the end of (Just Like) Starting Over
Replies: 27
Views: 5040

Hi Gregg, just curious, really. The Modern English one has bothered me since the song first came out, so thanks for the explanation, you two! Although I am referring to the fill near the end of the Lennon song, Tony's bringing in the opening does provide some interesting context. The song starts wit...
by lysander
Tue Apr 21, 2015 5:58 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: that drum fill at the end of (Just Like) Starting Over
Replies: 27
Views: 5040

Thanks! Yeah, the Modern English one is pretty wild -- like you say, they're completely out of time, and yet they all come in together, so it's probably an edit. The Lennon song is Andy Newmark (starting over probably included finding a new drummer who wasn't an old party friend). The first time I c...
by lysander
Mon Apr 20, 2015 7:20 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: that drum fill at the end of (Just Like) Starting Over
Replies: 27
Views: 5040

that drum fill at the end of (Just Like) Starting Over

So my brother, a drummer, asked me the other day about this fill. If you follow the tempo it doesn't come in on the beat. Is that because there's a tape edit in there, or maybe because they used actual reel flanging that might have messed with the tempo on tape? Anybody have any ideas as to why it's...
by lysander
Mon Dec 01, 2014 11:22 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: recording simultaneous live tracks on iPad with GarageBand?
Replies: 5
Views: 1382

Hey Larry, I'm pretty sure GB for iPad is only one track at a time -- at least it was a year ago. There are other DAWs that will allow for multi tracking -- Auria being one of the more popular. Cubase is also available for iPad, and there are other options as well. The interface should be class-comp...
by lysander
Mon Oct 27, 2014 7:49 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: keyboard for ipad synths?
Replies: 7
Views: 1605

I have one of the recent M-Audio Oxygen keyboard controllers and it works great with the iPad -- just the camera connection kit, no USB hub -- the keyboard is powered by the iPad. Great if you're just working in the iPad (you can't charge the iPad as you work this way though). Price is going to depe...
by lysander
Fri Sep 12, 2014 11:58 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: DECENT / GOOD 2CH USB INTERFACE?
Replies: 6
Views: 1334

Those suggestions are really good -- for the Focusrite check out the Scarlett range too -- it's mostly USB, whereas the Saffire range is mostly Firewire.
by lysander
Thu Sep 11, 2014 11:47 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: How can I use my old macs in the studio?
Replies: 3
Views: 1167

If you're going to the most recent Mac Mini then you may encounter a lot of software and hardware incompatibilities that will make it very handy to have an older machine around. The latest Apple machines all boot the system in 64-bit only; they're not backwards-compatible with older systems and soft...
by lysander
Sun Jun 29, 2014 5:11 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Jeff Lynne drum sounds?
Replies: 9
Views: 1991

I think double-tracking the snare is one of the most salient parts of Lynne's characteristic drum sound -- it'll get you a good way there, at least.
by lysander
Tue Jan 28, 2014 11:38 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Best cheap keys for Mellotron sound?
Replies: 26
Views: 5889

M-Tron Pro has the guitar tape they used on Bungalow Bill. I thought that was George Harrison for the longest time, with a heaping helping of cognitive dissonance.
by lysander
Tue Jan 28, 2014 11:34 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Garageband Arrange Track
Replies: 1
Views: 747

Hi there,

Here, check this out, it should help:

http://apple-garageband.wonderhowto.com ... -08-53532/
by lysander
Thu Dec 05, 2013 7:10 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: TOMB group buy ribbbon mic: Who still has/uses thiers??
Replies: 33
Views: 8120

Yep, I agree, the Apex ones are pretty ugly - I have one of their 205s (the smaller version which gets better reviews, actually), and it's quite good. The mount on those is super cheesy. I just like ribbons, though, especially for digital recording -- they seem to take EQ well, and don't have that s...
by lysander
Wed Dec 04, 2013 4:06 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: TOMB group buy ribbbon mic: Who still has/uses thiers??
Replies: 33
Views: 8120

I still have my TOMB ribbons. They sound great. I use them for drums, acoustic guitars, vocals, upright piano, mandolin, electric guitars, pretty much everything. I'm actually thinking about getting a couple of the Apex versions too.
by lysander
Tue Sep 24, 2013 12:25 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: "pointing" an omni
Replies: 9
Views: 3154

Thanks for the responses! I'm a one-room recorder so mic placement is pretty much a trial-and-error thing, but I'll mess around with it and see what different orientations sound like.