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by JonJ1176
Sun Jan 16, 2005 8:18 am
Forum: 5/03-2/05: General Recording
Topic: bad habits in R&B/Hip Hop
Replies: 35
Views: 4711

Re: bad habits in R&B/Hip Hop

pet peev's: compression happy engineers, HARSH highs, overdubs not matching, hearing mic proximity, hearing digital distortion, reverb happy eng., A DON'T CARE ATTITUDE, etc. Why is it that we live in an age where most people have extreme attention deficit disorder and yet 99.9% of modern hiphop/R&B...
by JonJ1176
Sat Jan 15, 2005 9:58 am
Forum: 5/03-2/05: General Recording
Topic: Good mic or good compression?
Replies: 9
Views: 1530

Re: Good mic or good compression?

forget the compressors. if you don't have a solid signal to work with, a compressor won't make it any better. It is wiser to focus you funds on great preamps and decent mics. Preamps are the backbone to your recording signal, and will increase the quality of you signal chain. I'm sure most would agr...
by JonJ1176
Sat Jan 15, 2005 8:43 am
Forum: 5/03-2/05: Producer/Engineer and Studio Job Listings
Topic: Looking for studio experience in Baltimore or DC
Replies: 3
Views: 8967

Re: Looking for studio experience in Baltimore or DC

I interned at Cue Recording Studios in Falls Church 2 yrs ago. (5-10 minutes outside DC) 4 studios, and a mastering room. great experiance top client list-Micheal Jackson, SWV, Dave Matthews, New Edition, Mary J Blige, Mariah Carey, Boyz 2 Men nice gear-SSL, API, Urei, Neumann check'em out. there go...
by JonJ1176
Sat Jan 15, 2005 8:31 am
Forum: 5/03-2/05: General Recording
Topic: bad habits in R&B/Hip Hop
Replies: 35
Views: 4711

bad habits in R&B/Hip Hop

In an attempt to better our R&B and Hip Hop recordings, what are some bad habits and mistakes you hear repeated within this genre?
by JonJ1176
Sat Jan 15, 2005 8:22 am
Forum: 5/03-2/05: General Recording
Topic: PELUSO VS. U195
Replies: 8
Views: 1643

Re: PELUSO VS. U195

how has the CEMC6 behaved on other applications?

(percussion, strings, etc.)
by JonJ1176
Sat Jan 15, 2005 8:17 am
Forum: 5/03-2/05: General Recording
Topic: Smooth highs......how do they do it?
Replies: 19
Views: 3816

Re: Smooth highs......how do they do it?

don't master it yourself if your client will listen. good mastering houses have access to high end eq's that you don't.

just take your time. make good mic judgement and placement. use only what you need to advance a mix. overprocessing a mix can ruin things. and find a good mastering house.
by JonJ1176
Sun Nov 28, 2004 6:15 am
Forum: 5/03-2/05: General Recording
Topic: How do I get a more fuller/punchy sound when tracking drums?
Replies: 21
Views: 2272

Re: How do I get a more fuller/punchy sound when tracking dr

Sometimes it starts with the basics. Tuning is key. If its a good drummer, on a good (tuned) set, in a good room, its usually a good recording. I always give my mics a bit of space for air. This tends to help during mix downs. By doing this your drums have a sence of depth. Roll off any drum peice t...
by JonJ1176
Thu Nov 04, 2004 6:03 pm
Forum: 5/03-2/05: General Recording
Topic: Avalon Vt 737
Replies: 15
Views: 2414

Re: Avalon Vt 737

I disagree. The compressor is keeper and the pre should go in the trash. Comp is just the way i like it. Transparent. You don't hear it working (if you know what your doing). "Squishy???" Must be hitting it too hard. Back of gain or put a pad in. Clean. low noise floor. Great going direct. EQ's not ...
by JonJ1176
Sun Oct 31, 2004 6:04 am
Forum: 5/03-2/05: General Recording
Topic: Live acoustic guitar mic. Suggestions?
Replies: 15
Views: 1701

Re: Live acoustic guitar mic. Suggestions?

Elliot Scheiner has relied on SM81's for acoustics for years.
http://www.shure.com/microphones/models/sm81.asp
by JonJ1176
Sun Oct 31, 2004 5:54 am
Forum: 5/03-2/05: Buy/Sell/Trade
Topic: FS: API Lunchbox on Ebay:Current bid $500
Replies: 4
Views: 741

Re: FS: API Lunchbox on Ebay:Current bid $500

Good buy though. Usually $800 each.