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by xpulsar
Mon Sep 15, 2014 10:33 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: New artist trying to understand a record deal contract
Replies: 18
Views: 6456

I?cannot agree more with the sentiment of hiring a lawyer to look over this contract.

I have been in this business for awhile now and can say that without a lawyer your crazy to deal with labels.

I would not sign without hiring a lawyer.


-Collin
by xpulsar
Mon Sep 15, 2014 10:24 pm
Forum: Listen to Music
Topic: Floating Action (Seth Kauffman)
Replies: 1
Views: 1594

Floating High

Seth is great ! Such a nice guy also!

Love his work!

-Collin
by xpulsar
Thu Jun 05, 2014 9:13 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: New to Pro Tools 11...$200 AAX Compressor Suggestions?
Replies: 13
Views: 3760

Comp Plugs

I would highly recommend the SoftTube FET compressor and Dyna-Mite!


-Collin
by xpulsar
Thu Jun 05, 2014 9:13 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: New to Pro Tools 11...$200 AAX Compressor Suggestions?
Replies: 13
Views: 3760

Comp Plugs

I would highly recommend the SoftTube FET compressor and Dyna-Mite!


-Collin
by xpulsar
Tue May 13, 2014 9:56 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Mac mini?
Replies: 24
Views: 4776

Mac Mini

I am currently running a Mac Mini i7 2.3ghz with 16gb of ram with the Pro Tools 11 HD Native thunderbolt and an Avid 16 i/o. Sonnet Express III-d thunderbolt chassis with a UAD Octo PCIe card. The system is rock solid and I am able to open any of the the songs I am working on the HDX mac pro rig at ...
by xpulsar
Fri Jul 05, 2013 3:42 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: "can you send me the stems?"
Replies: 47
Views: 15539

Stems

I mix down stems one every album I mix. I have been doing this for the last 10 years. The reason for doing this is help in the process of the music making its way into a movie or getting remixed and allowing the sound of my mix to be maintained. So when the post house wants to use just certain eleme...
by xpulsar
Sat Mar 23, 2013 1:50 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Raising rats. When, and How?
Replies: 19
Views: 6390

Also the title of your post is Raising Rats not Rates.
by xpulsar
Sat Mar 23, 2013 1:47 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Raising rats. When, and How?
Replies: 19
Views: 6390

Rates

Raising them is worth it,but not so easy. A lot of people including very well to do bands are getting studio day rates with and assistant for $400-$1000 a day in Citys like NY,LA,and Nashville. It really depends on your market and what your competition is and how booked you are. If you are booked 3-...
by xpulsar
Sat Mar 23, 2013 1:20 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Latest gear you've acquired.....
Replies: 3870
Views: 825046

Gear

I recently purchased 16 channels of Spectra Sonics from a 1020 Console circa 1968. This is possibly from The Record Plant console. I plan on building a custom 8 Bus console using these channels as the main inputs along with 16 more Line inputs with no EQ for a total of 32X8X2 Custom Console.
by xpulsar
Tue Jan 08, 2013 2:45 am
Forum: Listen to Music
Topic: It Might Get Loud (the documentary/movie)
Replies: 17
Views: 3770

It's funny how the most Humble of the 3, was also in one of the biggest rock bands in history!

-Collin
by xpulsar
Fri Nov 23, 2012 12:29 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: How many of you earn a living from recording?
Replies: 20
Views: 7662

I fortunately have been for the past 2 years. I would say 5% of my income has been from tech work .
Hopefully this trend continues for me.
-collin
by xpulsar
Sat Sep 22, 2012 11:36 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Mixing help, (or) throw me a fricken bone
Replies: 55
Views: 9907

Sorry bad IPad typing. As I was saying some of those classic records don't sound all that great, but they have very interesting qualities and lets not forget great song writing . The Rolling Stones come to mind in this way.
-collin
by xpulsar
Fri Sep 21, 2012 2:36 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Mixing help, (or) throw me a fricken bone
Replies: 55
Views: 9907

I completely agree that most of the work of mixing is done in the tracking. This fact is the reason the Classic records sound the way the do. The chain of importance :Good Song and Arrangment>Great Musicians>Good or cool sounding Instruments>The room it is recorded in>The Engineer Tracking it> The E...
by xpulsar
Tue Jul 17, 2012 10:43 pm
Forum: Listen to Music
Topic: Dr. John--Locked Down...
Replies: 16
Views: 5042

Everyone involved in the record is a big fan of Gris Gris... I would say that we just wanted to make sure the record could be held to the same standard. We did not want to make typical record. Like I said , It was a hell of an experience ! Great times! I am also super lucky that I got to do F.O.H. f...