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by JES
Wed Jan 06, 2021 7:52 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: wringing extra sends out of a Mackie 1402, or a patching problem
Replies: 4
Views: 109

Re: wringing extra sends out of a Mackie 1402, or a patching problem

Thanks. This is so obvious and yet, I needed you both to point it out to me. Problem solved. And yes it has the alt3/4.

For line level signals and modular level, is there any reason why I should be concerned about sound quality? “Transparent” is fine.
by JES
Wed Jan 06, 2021 11:45 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: wringing extra sends out of a Mackie 1402, or a patching problem
Replies: 4
Views: 109

wringing extra sends out of a Mackie 1402, or a patching problem

Greetings. I have space in my setup for a 1402VLZ4, which I'm considering. Thing is, in my ideal world, I'd like 6 sends, just for running stuff through different effects. One option would be a patch bay, but I'm wondering if the more experienced mixers here have any good ideas for patching that wou...
by JES
Tue Nov 03, 2020 2:46 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: I need help High Passing
Replies: 55
Views: 1670

Re: I need help High Passing

I like to high pass guitars pretty high. They sound thin on their own but in a mix things sound bigger. Though there is a steep cliff of diminishing returns if you go too far.
by JES
Mon Nov 02, 2020 6:58 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Planning for December DIY drum recording
Replies: 17
Views: 476

Re: Planning for December DIY drum recording

Thanks for all the replies. @Tony - that was a great post on drum phase. Easy to understand and I will follow your directions. @losthighway, yes, my wife is totally into it and will happily work with me to get stuff set up and render opinions. I like the idea of starting simple and adding. So it sou...
by JES
Sun Nov 01, 2020 2:30 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Planning for December DIY drum recording
Replies: 17
Views: 476

Re: Planning for December DIY drum recording

Thanks for the replies. We will try from the corner then. The drums actually sound decent in our shitty iPhone practice recordings so I am optimistic I can get her a good sound. She like a beefy floor tom, so I could go with KSM32 on that, or invest in something big sounding and hypercardioid? Thoug...
by JES
Sun Nov 01, 2020 12:49 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Planning for December DIY drum recording
Replies: 17
Views: 476

Planning for December DIY drum recording

Greetings. My wife and I have formed a 2-piece band (because Covid). We have written some material and want to record ourselves over Christmas. Our practice space is pretty quiet and dead sounding. 326 square feet so not huge but not tiny. Looking for suggestions for a good sound and easy mix, assum...
by JES
Sat Feb 29, 2020 6:37 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Upping my vocal recording skills
Replies: 17
Views: 2464

Re: Upping my vocal recording skills

Won’t work if they left sitting out blasting in the room. Totally my error.

I will gate if needed but I suspect it won’t be an issue.
by JES
Sat Feb 29, 2020 6:35 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Upping my percussion recording skills
Replies: 28
Views: 8617

Re: Upping my percussion recording skills

Thanks. These are all great tips. Much appreciated. As for spring drum, it just sort of happened in one song. I will hpf all the perc when mixing.
by JES
Sat Feb 29, 2020 9:20 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Upping my vocal recording skills
Replies: 17
Views: 2464

Re: Upping my vocal recording skills

Thanks everyone. Group vocals worked amazingly for one song. For everything else, we wound up doing it individually. This was more about singer comfort than anything else, but since the performance IS the recording, there you go. I sprung for an AT4050 for this task since I’d been meaning to get one...
by JES
Sat Feb 29, 2020 9:13 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Upping my percussion recording skills
Replies: 28
Views: 8617

Upping my percussion recording skills

Since the vocals thread was helpful, we are now on to hand percussions overdubs. I’d love your favourite tips for recording: Tambourine Shakers (eggs, but other kinds too) Hand claps Spring drum I can record in a large “live” room with 9.5’ ceilings, or a deader, smaller room, or a very dead studio ...
by JES
Sun Feb 02, 2020 10:02 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Upping my vocal recording skills
Replies: 17
Views: 2464

Re: Upping my vocal recording skills

One other question: For backing vocals, I love the X-Y pair idea, but I'm wondering what to use. I DO have pairs of small diaphragm condensers: the Tape Op staples of the Crown CM-700 and Avenson STO-2. The Avensons are omni, so no proximity effect, which seems like a good idea. I didn't consider th...
by JES
Mon Jan 20, 2020 8:14 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Upping my vocal recording skills
Replies: 17
Views: 2464

Re: Upping my vocal recording skills

Thanks everyone. Lots of good thing to try. I might give joint backing vocals a try.
by JES
Tue Dec 31, 2019 10:37 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Upping my vocal recording skills
Replies: 17
Views: 2464

Upping my vocal recording skills

Hi Everyone. I'm looking for advice on combinations of mics and recording techniques to enhance vocals for my current recording project. It's a song-oriented indy band, three vocalists, sometimes 3-part harmonies over a full mix, two guys, one woman. This will be my third time tracking vocals for th...
by JES
Sat Jun 17, 2017 6:52 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Black Lion Audio Mod Owners
Replies: 17
Views: 5336

I'm currently mixing two records on a 2011 Macbook pro. It got a new logic board free last year which means I'm hoping it'll last until at least 2021, unless an Apple OS update bricks it. I have a BLA-modded MOTU 828mk2 that still sounds great. I don't use it much but when I do, no problems. I bough...
by JES
Sat Jun 17, 2017 6:45 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Gain Stage Fix for DAW Mix
Replies: 4
Views: 1232

Gain Stage Fix for DAW Mix

Yes, it rhymes. I got overzealous and have a few DAW mixes that are too hot. But I like the mixes and don't want to do a total do-over. It seems like the easiest fix would be to insert a utility gain plug on each channel and drop it, say 5-6db to restore headroom on the main bus. Am I right that the...