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by JES
Mon May 17, 2021 5:21 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: DIY DI full range guitar questions
Replies: 6
Views: 589

Re: DIY DI full range guitar questions

Thanks everybody. I think if I can spare the channels, I'll go with three DIs then: 1) straight from instrument 2) after dirt, before time-based effects and 3) after time based effects, with VTDI sim on and set to taste. That gives me one "finished" track and two other options if the "finished" vers...
by JES
Sun May 16, 2021 8:01 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: DIY DI full range guitar questions
Replies: 6
Views: 589

DIY DI full range guitar questions

Greetings. This is a companion thread to "DIY December Drum recording." To recap, my wife and I formed a 2-piece during the pandemic and wrote 8 songs. We are going to record ourselves. (Now in July, not December) In our duo, I play a touch guitar, which is tuned Bb0-D6. So I am covering both bass a...
by JES
Sun May 16, 2021 7:40 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Planning for December DIY drum recording
Replies: 18
Views: 1314

Re: Planning for December DIY drum recording

Hi Everyone, Thanks for all the great suggestions on the thread. We turned out to be simply too tired to do this in December. But now that the school year is done, we are planning to do the drum recording this summer. The pandemic is still going, we won't be fully vaccinated until August, and we're ...
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: 250

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: 250

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: 3521

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: 18
Views: 1314

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: 18
Views: 1314

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: 18
Views: 1314

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: 2804

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: 20125

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: 2804

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: 20125

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: 2804

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: 2804

Re: Upping my vocal recording skills

Thanks everyone. Lots of good thing to try. I might give joint backing vocals a try.