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by Ryan Silva
Wed Mar 26, 2014 12:08 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: The allure of adding EQ up top. The fear of adding too much
Replies: 23
Views: 4615

I've been intrigued by the MAAG thing too. I saw a yourube video of Cliff Maag explaining how when you set the frequency at 40k (yes FORTY KILOHERTZ) and then crank the boost, it make a subtle effect in the audible high range because it's the bottom of the slope. I might break down and get the plug...
by Ryan Silva
Wed Mar 05, 2014 4:01 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: The allure of adding EQ up top. The fear of adding too much
Replies: 23
Views: 4615

The allure of adding EQ up top. The fear of adding too much

After 10 years of mixing on a fairly normal basis, I am finally just now getting confident with adding EQ at all. I have always been a subtractive eq wielder. Applying judicious amounts of 10-12k just seemed scary to me. Every time I did there seemed to be at least one reference source (ear buds ver...
by Ryan Silva
Sun Nov 17, 2013 10:46 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Compressing rhythm guitars
Replies: 15
Views: 5346

Coutry pickin' of the electric almost requires some compression for all of those quick hits to come out evenly.
by Ryan Silva
Fri Nov 08, 2013 12:45 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: TC Electronics M2000?
Replies: 3
Views: 1289

I have the TC3000 and I never use the Dynamics alone as they are hard to get to the controls but the compression/De-essers sound ok.
by Ryan Silva
Wed Sep 11, 2013 1:50 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Latest gear you've acquired.....
Replies: 3907
Views: 847928

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Doing some 70's Outlaw Country projects this year. Absolutely necessary...right? 8)
by Ryan Silva
Sat Apr 20, 2013 1:00 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Toft atb issues...
Replies: 7
Views: 1533

That happened to my v2 ATB, well something like that. All I did was work out the dust in the 'mon' knob in the master section. Been fine every since. Maybe it's a sign of something to come.

Hey Jim, any mods for these boards to quite them down?
by Ryan Silva
Wed Apr 03, 2013 8:24 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Financing Strategies For Gear Acquisition
Replies: 43
Views: 6188

Only buy versatile gear, no one trick ponies.
Only keep low maintaince gear, borrow/rent the temperamental stuff.

I own everything I have outright, no debit personal or otherwise.

When nobody walks through that door, if feels much better.
by Ryan Silva
Wed Apr 03, 2013 8:19 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Financing Strategies For Gear Acquisition
Replies: 43
Views: 6188

kayagum wrote:
Jim Williams wrote:
Once I had crappy gear and amazing artists to record.

Now I have amazing gear and crappy artists to record.
This has to be your new sig! :D

I thought I was the only one.
by Ryan Silva
Sun Mar 03, 2013 2:36 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Gear that has paid for itself in my studio
Replies: 25
Views: 4897

From the list you gave the DBX 160a has more than done its job for the money.

414b-uls (2) purchased used.
by Ryan Silva
Fri Feb 22, 2013 1:41 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Latest gear you've acquired.....
Replies: 3907
Views: 847928

It's been a long time saving for this one.

So goddamn excited

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by Ryan Silva
Wed Feb 13, 2013 5:01 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Let's talk sleeper vocal mic's
Replies: 45
Views: 14673

I have a Groove Tubes 66, I got from GC about ten years ago. Has a very nice high end works great with female vocals as well as strident male vocals. I keep it around because it makes a killer ride cymbal spot mic.
by Ryan Silva
Fri Feb 01, 2013 3:54 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Coles 4038 stereo bar help!
Replies: 5
Views: 1593

That's it! Have fun with some seriously wide stereo :) Going to try it out on a small 5 piece kit, I will start by placing the Blumlein pair 3 feet in front with a 414 in omni hung low (head level) in the middle of the kit. I hope to make that the basic sound. I've found the 414 in omni works great...
by Ryan Silva
Mon Jan 28, 2013 1:58 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Coles 4038 stereo bar help!
Replies: 5
Views: 1593

Take one of the clips off the microphones. Flip it over. Put it back on. The mic center line won't match the bar in the middle of the mount, but the two mics will match. For some reason I'm having difficulty putting it in words :) If you don't get it let me know and I'll snap some pictures. Thanks ...
by Ryan Silva
Mon Jan 28, 2013 12:47 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Post yer mic pics?
Replies: 7
Views: 1387

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Making my dead room sound not-so-dead.
by Ryan Silva
Wed Jan 16, 2013 12:38 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Coles 4038 stereo bar help!
Replies: 5
Views: 1593

Coles 4038 stereo bar help!

Super excited to finnaly get the opportunity to use my new 4038s in Blumlein for drum overheads (more in front than over head). Having trouble understanding how AEA meant this stereo bar to work in Blumlien. I attach the 4038 SA adapters to the bar like they did in the photo but the center line of t...