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by BobbyRay
Sun Nov 13, 2016 10:50 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Can output level on tape machines be adjusted?
Replies: 4
Views: 1476

Thanks.
by BobbyRay
Sat Nov 12, 2016 5:02 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Can output level on tape machines be adjusted?
Replies: 4
Views: 1476

Hi.

I do have the manual.

I do not have a test tape though. Would the test tape be specific to my machine?
by BobbyRay
Fri Nov 11, 2016 8:20 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Can output level on tape machines be adjusted?
Replies: 4
Views: 1476

Can output level on tape machines be adjusted?

I have been recording to a Tascam TSR-8 reel to reel tape machine for many years and my machine finally quit on the tail end of a 9 month project. The playback seems to have failed, was told it's most likely the capstan motor that stopped working properly. I purchased another TSR-8 in an attempt to ...
by BobbyRay
Mon Apr 19, 2010 10:09 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Advice on buying a stereo hand held recorder.
Replies: 12
Views: 5176

Advice on buying a stereo hand held recorder.

The singer for a band I am in wants to be able to record our rehearsals himself. I suggested one of those hand held reorders by tascam, alesis, or zoom. I really know nothing about them, any tips, experience and/or advise would be appreciated. Can they all download to a computer fairly easily? Are y...
by BobbyRay
Wed Apr 07, 2010 2:22 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Double tracking lead vocals. Where to pan, L R or center?
Replies: 15
Views: 9605

Right, nice suggestions. I have to admit the thought came from an interview with the engineer who did the Nevermind album from one of those VH1 remastered series. He said "Lennon used this method due to him not liking the sound of his own voice" so he suggested it to Kurt Cobain. So I figured I have...
by BobbyRay
Wed Apr 07, 2010 11:41 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Double tracking lead vocals. Where to pan, L R or center?
Replies: 15
Views: 9605

Double tracking lead vocals. Where to pan, L R or center?

I have never double tracked lead vocals and would like to experiment. Where have you panned them with success? Both center or slightly left and right?

I will try all options just qurious as to what works for people.
by BobbyRay
Sat Nov 21, 2009 9:29 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Any vintage music stores in Baltome/D.C. area.
Replies: 7
Views: 1505

Yes I am in to raw music. Please give me the 411 in regards to the "Punk Houses" whatever that means.
by BobbyRay
Tue Aug 11, 2009 4:18 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Fender Rodondo Acoustic
Replies: 1
Views: 659

Fender Rodondo Acoustic

Anybody have one? Anyone ever play one? Going to check one out tomorrow. It's the one with the strat style headstock. Not much info out there on them. I saw Chrissy Hynde play one around election time at a DEVO/democratic rally. http://i247.photobucket.com/albums/gg158/kilsin/Redondo.jpg http://i247...
by BobbyRay
Fri Aug 07, 2009 12:03 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: In the 60's & early 70's singers would sing into 2 mics.
Replies: 31
Views: 7068

In the 60's & early 70's singers would sing into 2 mics.

In the 60's & early 70's singers would sing into 2 mics. They would be taped together. Was this for recording puposes or monitor purposes. Or something completely different?
by BobbyRay
Fri Jun 26, 2009 11:44 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Can someone recommend a 2 or 4 ch. gate for toms?
Replies: 16
Views: 5079

Yes, I will try stereo. Have been scared to go with stereo, yes scared to go that route. Having control over just snare alone has always beeen important to me. Parallel compression seems to happen on all the rock related music I do. With having the snare and O/h's on the same track that would give m...
by BobbyRay
Thu Jun 25, 2009 1:45 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Can someone recommend a 2 or 4 ch. gate for toms?
Replies: 16
Views: 5079

My 8 track setup:
1 kick
2 snare
3 o/h & 3 toms (each with there own mic.) mono
4 bass
5 guitar 1
6 guitar 2
7 vocals
8 overdubs
by BobbyRay
Wed Jun 24, 2009 2:11 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Can someone recommend a 2 or 4 ch. gate for toms?
Replies: 16
Views: 5079

I bus/combine the toms along with the o/h's to one track. The TSR-8 has 8 tracks, so I'm limited in that department. If I had a track for each tom this would not be an issue, I would just edit out everything except the tom hits. I have real simple old school setup.
by BobbyRay
Wed Jun 24, 2009 11:52 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Can someone recommend a 2 or 4 ch. gate for toms?
Replies: 16
Views: 5079

I record the toms on the same track as the o/h's so riding them is not an option. So I do have o/h's they are not ribbons however.
by BobbyRay
Wed Jun 24, 2009 9:03 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Can someone recommend a 2 or 4 ch. gate for toms?
Replies: 16
Views: 5079

Can someone recommend a 2 or 4 ch. gate for toms?

Is it common to put a gate on toms? Thinking it could be helpful for a rock drummer with a light hand on the toms. He hits the kick, snare, and cymbals well. When it comes time for the toms he just does not hit them hard enough. BTW I use the sennheiser 604's into a mackie pre then to a TSR-8. My lo...
by BobbyRay
Sun Nov 16, 2008 9:21 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: recording bass w/ mic and direct blended to taste
Replies: 20
Views: 3334

Thanx for all the great responses. I understand about phase issues, there are no problems there. I'm asking for compession suggestions when using one track of direct and one with a mic? Im thinking I should probley heavily compress one and not the other.