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by standup
Wed Oct 09, 2019 9:01 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Welcome Guests and Lurkers
Replies: 10
Views: 260

Re: Welcome Guests and Lurkers

I don't post a lot, so if I just breeze on by to read a couple posts I don't bother to log in.
by standup
Wed Sep 11, 2019 6:34 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Cassettes
Replies: 14
Views: 866

Re: Cassettes

I've been stockpiling cassettes for a few years, and have enough to last several years at the rate I use them. Then I guess I'll start cannibalizing older recordings, or reach into my trash bag of mixtapes from the 80s/90s to see how those have held up. I'm in a group that mails cassettes around the...
by standup
Mon Sep 09, 2019 11:14 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Learning Logic
Replies: 2
Views: 203

Learning Logic

I use Pro Tools, and I'm pretty comfortable and can get things done. What I have in front of me at the moment, though, is a project tracked at another studio in Logic. Since the engineer there is FAR better than me, we may go back to him for mixing. If we can afford it. Meanwhile, I'm going to do ed...
by standup
Thu Aug 01, 2019 7:54 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Sennheiser MD504 vs current “e604”
Replies: 11
Views: 828

Re: Sennheiser MD504 vs current “e604”

EV 408's are useful mics. Pretty natural/neutral. I use them for guitar amps a lot, after I saw a real engineer in a real studio using them and getting great sounds.
by standup
Thu Aug 01, 2019 7:13 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Your favorite general use eq plugin
Replies: 20
Views: 1219

Re: Your favorite general use eq plugin

I use the PT one band eq more than any other -- for high pass, and also to find the one sweet or annoying frequency to go after with something more detailed. I like Sie-Q, and I like the IDEA of LTL Chop Shop but I don't quite have the hang of it. It should do great things. But I need to read the ma...
by standup
Wed Jul 17, 2019 1:03 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Latest gear you've acquired.....
Replies: 3891
Views: 840663

Re: Latest gear you've acquired.....

Received an M49 clone from Barbaric Amplification. Did claves and OH for congas right after I got it, then a quick demo for a song I wrote a couple days later. This is one take, one mic (the M49). Maybe a little overcompressed, I tried to get peaks with a fast FET compressor and do a few dB reductio...
by standup
Fri Jul 12, 2019 8:55 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Looking for mixer to pair with Fostex R8
Replies: 10
Views: 664

Re: Looking for mixer to pair with Fostex R8

There are lots out there. When I was using 8 track RTR I wanted a board Allen and Heath had designed for the purpose. 8 input channels, 8 busses. I think it was MixWizard 20:8:2. It looked very cool, but I couldn't afford it at the time. Up until a few years ago I had a SoundWorkshop board that soun...
by standup
Thu Jun 13, 2019 11:55 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: transparent 500 series pre
Replies: 15
Views: 1122

Re: transparent 500 series pre

AEA RPQ is my most transparent mic pre. Over $500 per channel, though.
by standup
Wed Jun 12, 2019 9:03 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: U195 and too many midrange mics
Replies: 8
Views: 767

Re: U195 and too many midrange mics

I guess this thread is a symptom that I already knew the answer. I'm keeping the U195, it works well on a lot of different stuff--vocals, upright bass, front of kit, etc. To be honest I started this thread exactly because I'm buying something new... I've got Barbaric Amplification working on an m49 ...
by standup
Thu Jun 06, 2019 12:06 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: U195 and too many midrange mics
Replies: 8
Views: 767

U195 and too many midrange mics

In the last 20 years I've accumulated a lot of middle-tier mics. I have a u195 that used to be my main vocal mic. I still use it a lot, it's very useful. I'm trying to thin things out though, and I'm on the fence about that one. Mostly this question is "Convince me to keep the u195, maybe?" Keeping:...
by standup
Tue Apr 30, 2019 6:02 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: New Orleans style horn section
Replies: 21
Views: 1385

Re: New Orleans style horn section

We'll be in a decent size studio with a big room, so I'd like to do live horns and nothing MIDI. This place (Tonal Park, Takoma Park MD) has a Rhodes, a Wurli, and a B3 in addition to the Steinway, so all our keyboard flavors will be the real deal. We're doing demos with a lot of MIDI elements, but ...
by standup
Tue Apr 30, 2019 5:19 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: New Orleans style horn section
Replies: 21
Views: 1385

Re: New Orleans style horn section

The core instruments are piano/upright bass/drums, maybe electric guitar. The horns are accompanying that core, so I think switching to tuba for these brief sections would be too big a change. I'm definitely not an arranger, and never have played horns in my life. Well, as a kid I used to mess aroun...
by standup
Mon Apr 29, 2019 6:28 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: New Orleans style horn section
Replies: 21
Views: 1385

New Orleans style horn section

I'm in the planning stages for a recording this summer at a local "real" studio with a big room and a Steinway grand piano, which we'll need for this. Two songs we're doing (I think) could use horns. One song is very New Orleans influenced, the other is more of a mid-60's soul tune vibe. I'm thinkin...
by standup
Sat Feb 09, 2019 11:23 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Orban 111b
Replies: 9
Views: 631

Re: Orban 111b

I spent this morning trying to get it set up on a hardware insert. Something is missing -- when I feel like spending MORE time on it I guess I'll do more reading on hardware inserts. The time it worked I had it going out to the reverb on an output, and back in on a separate channel. I'm having probl...
by standup
Tue Feb 05, 2019 3:04 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Orban 111b
Replies: 9
Views: 631

Re: Orban 111b

I had "Low Latency Monitoring" off, when doing overdubs I just drop the HW buffer super low. But interestingly, the reverb does in fact disappear when I toggle Low Latency on. I have gotten soft. Most of my inserts are software these days. I'm glad to have the Orban back in circulation. Now I'm gonn...