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by MASSIVE Mastering
Sun Mar 10, 2013 8:50 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Latest gear you've acquired.....
Replies: 3960
Views: 857145

I know they have nothing at all to do with mastering, but they're hanging in here and I can't help but smile a bit every time I walk in. Therefore, they're making an impact on my day. Had a couple "guest artist" things going on and found these brand-spankin' new (Classic Customs) through a collector...
by MASSIVE Mastering
Wed Feb 27, 2013 11:35 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: I'm a filthy sinner
Replies: 14
Views: 2740

Me too... :roll: Quitters never win, right? :lol:

Seriously though - Bring it outside. Or if you really feel the need to get a puff in here or there, grab an e-cig -- I keep one in here for long-ish sessions and it's really not too bad.
by MASSIVE Mastering
Wed Feb 27, 2013 11:30 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Printing Vocals With EQ, Non-Computer Style/No Plug-ins
Replies: 8
Views: 1616

*IF* you're hearing more or less the context of the mix, a dB here and there of (whatever you're needing or have too much of) probably isn't going to hurt. Otherwise, I'd rather wait.

No big harm in HP'ing the incoming signal, but it's very easy to overshoot... Less is more IMO/E.
by MASSIVE Mastering
Fri Jun 25, 2010 10:14 pm
Forum: Buy/Sell/Trade
Topic: One of the coolest studio signs ever...
Replies: 8
Views: 2259

I'd contact local music stores & radio stations... Columbia College... That sort of thing.
by MASSIVE Mastering
Fri Jun 18, 2010 11:46 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: sending song fade outs to mastering?
Replies: 18
Views: 3933

MoreSpaceEcho wrote:perfectly fine. err on the side of leaving them a little bit long, your ME can finesse the very ends if necessary.
Word (to the peeps). The "long side of perfect" is - well, perfect.
by MASSIVE Mastering
Thu Jun 10, 2010 8:51 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Recommendations for Hip Hop Vocal mics?
Replies: 15
Views: 2959

Anecdotally -- Used to set up the U87-SM7b all the time for the R/HH'ers (well, for most everybody for that matter). They'd always want the U87, I'd always tell them to give it a chance. So I'd have them set up tight together, record both, have them come into the control room and let *them* choose w...
by MASSIVE Mastering
Wed Jun 09, 2010 10:26 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Recommendations for Hip Hop Vocal mics?
Replies: 15
Views: 2959

+1 on the SM7b. One of the greatest vocal mics ever (at any price).
by MASSIVE Mastering
Mon May 17, 2010 10:54 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Latest gear you've acquired.....
Replies: 3960
Views: 857145

I know I know, if you have to ask you can't afford them, but I still am curious... How much are those bad boys? The "factory direct" price is just under $10k. He regularly sells them at Audiogon for around $7800. A bargain at twice that price from what I'm hearing so far... If I walked into a shop ...
by MASSIVE Mastering
Sun May 16, 2010 9:23 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Latest gear you've acquired.....
Replies: 3960
Views: 857145

wow lookit those crazy things! did you sell the b+w's? They're going on the block shortly. At rock-frickin' bottom so I can move 'em quickly. Those are wacky looking. Can someone explain the basic concept? Why so many speakers, and why positioned in such a manner. It's almost freaky how some room i...
by MASSIVE Mastering
Sun May 16, 2010 12:49 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Latest gear you've acquired.....
Replies: 3960
Views: 857145

Tyler Lashbrook stopped by yesterday - And lookie what he brung' me... http://www.massivemastering.com/html/photos_files/MASSIVE%20Mastering%202.jpg After 10 of the longest weeks of waiting I've ever had, the Decade Series D1's are in. Busy breaking 'em in now... And I guess I have to think about ch...
by MASSIVE Mastering
Sat May 15, 2010 8:24 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: naive mastering question -- ISO vs actual CD
Replies: 12
Views: 2515

Let me even add just a line or two for the sake of the search function... Going along with the "I actually want you to play your production master disc" thing, one thing I forgot was to suggest a *tray* fed player - as opposed to a slot-loader. Nothing touches the surface on a tray-fed player. The d...
by MASSIVE Mastering
Fri May 14, 2010 9:49 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: naive mastering question -- ISO vs actual CD
Replies: 12
Views: 2515

Obviously I've never gotten anything mastered before. It weirds me out that you get a disc, that you can't play, that is "ruined" after you play it once, that you send to the disc duplicator to be made into copies (and is "ruined" in the process?) and you don't have anything should you need more CD...
by MASSIVE Mastering
Fri May 14, 2010 8:58 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: naive mastering question -- ISO vs actual CD
Replies: 12
Views: 2515

You can't make an ISO image of an audio CD. There are a couple of proprietary (and non-compliant) apps that will make an "image" that, of course, can only be read by that program... The only way to package up a CD-A is via Disc Description Protocol (DDP) which is (A) pricey (B) "old" - although stil...
by MASSIVE Mastering
Mon May 10, 2010 9:43 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: DAW Software Preferences
Replies: 25
Views: 5680

Okay, I should specify -

Once you go Samplitude V10 (although the big changes were around V8) or higher, you never go back. Sequoia has a few additional features (that most people will never notice) for a couple grand more though...
by MASSIVE Mastering
Mon May 10, 2010 10:54 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: DAW Software Preferences
Replies: 25
Views: 5680

Once you go Samplitude, you never go back.