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by mertmo
Tue Feb 15, 2011 10:56 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: One mic drum recording...again.
Replies: 15
Views: 5962

I've done it before with a single 57, over the right shoulder placed up high, pointing
almost straight down. Sounded absolutely fantastic UNTIL the cymbal bashing
begun...

So if the drummer can go light on the cymbals, this could really work well, depending
on the room etc...
by mertmo
Sat Feb 12, 2011 9:49 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Process or End Result?
Replies: 17
Views: 3887

"I'm gonna shout out at the ocean.... hey it's ME! and I feel like a number..." As for recording my own music, I'm like Ryan Silva. Start as 3, then the art comes into focus partially by itself. As I notice what it could become I transition to a 2. Although on my newest batch of songs I had to start...
by mertmo
Thu Jan 20, 2011 1:06 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Show us your recording space, right NOW
Replies: 260
Views: 77791

Where's a pic of your squeaky new place, eh?
Touche my friend. Guess we both need to take some pictures
by mertmo
Wed Jan 19, 2011 9:35 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Show us your recording space, right NOW
Replies: 260
Views: 77791

A.David.MacKinnon also, what a great looking setup!

I sense a theme with the Soundcraft Spirits.

And in that "spirit", I call you out *CHUCK FU ROCK* !!!!!

I know you have a freshly built squeaky new recording space, let's see it mang!!!!
by mertmo
Wed Jan 19, 2011 9:32 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Show us your recording space, right NOW
Replies: 260
Views: 77791

Diggin that control room setup, palinilap. Nice!
by mertmo
Thu Dec 02, 2010 7:09 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Opinions on cheap stereo pres?
Replies: 17
Views: 3133

Love my original blackface ART MPA. A lot. Actually been using it to master program material, followed by it's matching original PRO VLA. The two in series just rule on program material, it was a nice surprise to discover that... And always delivers as a mic pre. Great simple ergonomics and metering...
by mertmo
Wed Nov 10, 2010 10:46 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: New UA 4-710d....looks pretty dang sweet
Replies: 7
Views: 2559

Groovy, thanks ottObot!

This thing is definitely on my radar now.
The kicker would be if the converters were really great.
Can't imagine they're worse than my 003...:)
by mertmo
Tue Nov 09, 2010 1:52 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: New UA 4-710d....looks pretty dang sweet
Replies: 7
Views: 2559

wow, this looks great!

Never heard the 710, how's the solid state end of the dial?

I have an original M610, and although it's very cool, I wouldn't
want 4 more of them. I'm after solid state boldness at this point.

cool product!
by mertmo
Wed Oct 13, 2010 9:24 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Piecing together a strat vs. buying a good one
Replies: 28
Views: 8904

I agree with all of the above advice. If you're going to buy a Fender, regardless of where it was made, you have to sit and play a bunch of them. Bottom line, they are bolted together from parts. Some of them come together well and some of them don't. One good indicator in my experience is, take a l...
by mertmo
Tue Aug 24, 2010 12:13 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Mixing vocals in 'parallel'
Replies: 17
Views: 5320

try an older Mackie VLZ preamp. Blow it out to taste, add in with the vocal.

Simply my favorite vocal distortion ever. I don't own one anymore, and it seriously
pains me not to have this effect. Someday I will score one of the tiny older mixers
just for this purpose
by mertmo
Thu May 20, 2010 10:56 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Tom Petty Drums
Replies: 96
Views: 28322

Ferrone is a killer drummer, no doubt about it. Just too "on" the beat for me.
I like Lynch's swing better. When I play drums, that's how I approach it...

Dangerously behind the beat. 8)
by mertmo
Thu May 20, 2010 8:11 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Tom Petty Drums
Replies: 96
Views: 28322

Drumsound's post nailed it on all accounts.

The drum sound

The Ferrone/Lynch debate.

Can't say any of it any better.
by mertmo
Mon May 03, 2010 9:08 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Advice Needed for Archiving ADAT to DAW
Replies: 6
Views: 1737

I still use my blackface ADATs all the time, and I still reformat and use my old mid 90's tapes. I have yet to have a single problem doing that, or even pulling up an old tape for transfer. Hell, I've even busted out tapes very recently and just done straight up remixes, not even transfers. Zero pro...
by mertmo
Wed Apr 21, 2010 8:36 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Drum Mic'ing, hmmm... what to do
Replies: 31
Views: 7585

3035 on kick is ridiculous. Since I tried it about three years ago, I have yet to try a different mic and get a better kick sound. It is now my go to kick mic! Just the other day my band and I started a long term setup to track an album with. Ahh, the sweet luxury of being able to just leave it set ...
by mertmo
Wed Mar 17, 2010 8:34 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: $300-400 vocal compressor
Replies: 15
Views: 4404

vocals? VLAII for sure, it's character is great on vocals. owned one briefly, loved it on vocal. original VLA, not so much on vocals. never liked it there personally... don't rule out the inexpensive 163x, it rules on vocals i think. i have the original VLA, 163x's, symetrix 501. 163x is my fave on ...