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by midiot
Fri Aug 18, 2006 10:19 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Out-of-phase monitors and vocal recording
Replies: 17
Views: 4244

Try this as an alternative: -- leave your monitor wiring as is (i.e., don't invert the phase of one monitor) -- track the vocal with the monitors as loud as you like (avoiding feedback, for obvious reasons) -- record a second track with EVERYTHING set exactly the same, except flip the phase on the ...
by midiot
Fri Aug 18, 2006 10:08 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: the elusive kick drum
Replies: 45
Views: 8683

mike, its not one kick drum sound in particular i am looking for, just some general tips. the kicks in my mixes always seem to get lost in the mix, even after high passing other instruments. thanks for all the help so far, keep it coming. When using two mics on kick, are you checking your phase? Ju...
by midiot
Wed Mar 22, 2006 11:41 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Spectral Correction
Replies: 12
Views: 2357

Sounds like a fancy way of saying "equalize" since that is process where parts of the audio 'spectrum' are boosted or cut to 'correct' the sound. Where did you see the reference? -Jeremy Actually I have to define the term for a class and I missed the part of class that it was soken of. I assumed it...
by midiot
Wed Mar 22, 2006 11:21 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Spectral Correction
Replies: 12
Views: 2357

Spectral Correction

What exactly does this term mean in the mastering process?

Is it to make everything sound like it is in phase?
by midiot
Sat Feb 25, 2006 7:08 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: How to clean up hissing "s" sounds on vocals
Replies: 28
Views: 6434

Re: How to clean up hissing "s" sounds on vocals

gauze wrote:any tips I really have no idea how to approach this.
The vocals are already recorded so I can't just throw a screen in front of the mic.
are you seeking a de-esser perhaps?
by midiot
Tue Feb 15, 2005 8:20 am
Forum: 5/03-2/05: General Recording
Topic: Build it yourself!
Replies: 6
Views: 3904

Re: Build it yourself!

nacho459 wrote:
lichthaus-media wrote:The definitive pro audio DIY forum is at http://www.groupdiy.com
I agree, There are a lot of TapeOpers over there already it's simpler to just keep it all over there. Why start a redundent forum.
I can see your point, however I never knew it existed until now.
by midiot
Mon Feb 14, 2005 12:57 pm
Forum: 5/03-2/05: General Recording
Topic: Build it yourself!
Replies: 6
Views: 3904

Build it yourself!

I think it would be great, and if enough of us want it, maybe Larry and Hillary would consider adding it. (?)
by midiot
Mon Feb 14, 2005 8:59 am
Forum: 5/03-2/05: General Recording
Topic: "Can't you just use a plug-in"?
Replies: 7
Views: 3740

Re: "Can't you just use a plug-in"?

I dont hate plug ins, but I think they are viewed as an easy way out, sometimes.

There are instances where they are very helpful, and work great.

But you are right, IF it sounds good, then hey, why not.
by midiot
Mon Feb 14, 2005 8:48 am
Forum: 5/03-2/05: General Recording
Topic: "Can't you just use a plug-in"?
Replies: 7
Views: 3740

"Can't you just use a plug-in"?

This seemed to be the question of the day asked by yesterday's client, being that he asked it for almost everything we did.

Instead of doing things right from the get-go, it seems some people are relying on plug-ins to fix the f-ups more and more.
by midiot
Wed Feb 09, 2005 10:00 am
Forum: 5/03-2/05: General Recording
Topic: Looking for a nice vocal compressor
Replies: 33
Views: 11925

Re: Looking for a nice vocal compressor

distressor
Tube Tech CL-2A
by midiot
Wed Feb 09, 2005 9:33 am
Forum: 5/03-2/05: General Recording
Topic: CB Radio sound on vox
Replies: 30
Views: 10673

Re: CB Radio sound on vox

it may be overdone, but can be exactly what the song needs. i still see clients come through who want that for certain parts. its a good idea to be able to provide it. so rock on with your CB sound.
by midiot
Wed Feb 09, 2005 9:21 am
Forum: 5/03-2/05: General Recording
Topic: Royer 121 / Ribbon ???'s
Replies: 15
Views: 7807

Re: Royer 121 / Ribbon ???'s

Good for electric guitars. outside of a kickdrum (but you might want to use a windscreen), try as an overhead too.
by midiot
Wed Feb 09, 2005 9:11 am
Forum: 5/03-2/05: General Recording
Topic: professional to mix/ master -Detroit
Replies: 9
Views: 3562

Re: professional to mix/ master -Detroit

yes, but am no professional.
by midiot
Mon Feb 07, 2005 10:53 am
Forum: 5/03-2/05: General Recording
Topic: What Did You Work On Today? 2-05-05
Replies: 57
Views: 12004

Re: What Did You Work On Today? 2-05-05

michaeltheangryrussian wrote:They were very tight and prepared.
Now thats something you dont see everyday ;)
by midiot
Sun Feb 06, 2005 5:42 am
Forum: 5/03-2/05: This #%^ Computer
Topic: Service Pack 2 killed my WAVES Compressor?
Replies: 10
Views: 4425

Re: Service Pack 2 killed my WAVES Compressor?

I always tell people who use their computers for audio, to please stay away from these service packs. I have yet to see that they benefit DAW's in anyway. If you are using your DAW for internet and other use, i would suggest going to the salvation army or second hand store of choice, and buying an o...