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by Stephen B.
Thu Mar 15, 2007 10:57 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Mackie preamps are the best
Replies: 30
Views: 5586

logancircle wrote:Just tell them you had sex with their wife.
"I'M GOIN' WITH JERK STORE. JERK STORE IS THE LINE!"
by Stephen B.
Sat Aug 05, 2006 5:17 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: STROBE TUNER
Replies: 11
Views: 1225

I've heard that one of them is on pretty much every studio guitar player's pedalboard these days. Those guys like to be in tune.
by Stephen B.
Fri Aug 04, 2006 9:31 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Classical and Jazz Recording
Replies: 16
Views: 2272

joelpatterson wrote:The idea of everyone having their own clip-on mic is like a Japanese horror movie to me... technology gone mad.
Agreed.
by Stephen B.
Fri Aug 04, 2006 8:00 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Classical and Jazz Recording
Replies: 16
Views: 2272

Spaced omnis sound great for this type of recording, especially if the room sounds good. However, stereo spaced omnis require that the micrphones at least be the same model, hopefully even a matched pair. The varying frequency response of the two completely different microphones will result in a ske...
by Stephen B.
Fri Aug 04, 2006 5:56 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: cymbal bleed in vocal mic is killing my drumsound!
Replies: 13
Views: 1806

In my experience there is really nothing that will work completely. You could try gating the vocal some, but if the cymbals are as loud as you say in it, it would probably be too obvious when there is singing. Drastic eq probably wouldn't work either, as most of the cymbals will live in the same ran...
by Stephen B.
Tue Jul 11, 2006 1:57 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Recording flute, horn, cello and contrabassoon
Replies: 7
Views: 1348

Re: Recording flute, horn, cello and contrabassoon

I'm wondering if the horn will overpower everything and/or sound horrible with a mic close to it. If the horn player is not really good, it will be difficult for him/her to not overpower everything. Hopefully he/she has experience in this setup. Also, IMO, horn sounds horrible close miced. I think ...
by Stephen B.
Fri Jun 23, 2006 12:34 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Recording Acoustic Guitars
Replies: 41
Views: 7425

Here's a crazy technique I used recently and it sounds pretty good: I miced the acoustic in ORTF stereo, but with the left mic pointing basically where you would point a mono mic (roughly at the 12th fret) and the right mic pointing at an upright piano. I had something weighing down the sustain peda...
by Stephen B.
Fri Jun 23, 2006 10:23 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Mono Drum Overhead? Pop Music?
Replies: 46
Views: 16579

I'm listening to a pop song that has mono drums, and remembered this thread. "Father and Daughter" by Paul Simon has mono drums and it works really well. Father and Daughter The song was in the Wild Thornberrys move and was nominated for an Oscar. It's also on his new album Surprise, on which he tea...
by Stephen B.
Thu Apr 06, 2006 1:15 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: "Device must be earthed"
Replies: 10
Views: 1447

Question: what can I do if I get a tester and find out that my wiring is not grounded? Move?
by Stephen B.
Thu Apr 06, 2006 11:55 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: inexplicable bass clipping. wtf?
Replies: 28
Views: 4625

Does the bass player wear a pacemaker?
by Stephen B.
Mon Apr 03, 2006 1:06 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Basic Setup for String Recording
Replies: 9
Views: 1174

I would also say the Mini-Me could be a good solution, albeit a little above your stated price range. The signal chain could be as follows, and I know this works well because I've used it this way: Mic --> Mini-Me --> Laptop This requires the Mini-Me with the USB option. I think the preamps on the M...
by Stephen B.
Tue Mar 28, 2006 11:42 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Favorite mics on trumpet?
Replies: 24
Views: 4494

For that sultry Miles ballad harmon mute sound, an SM-58 tends to work quite well. Just put the mute right up against the microphone for lots of proximity effect. And I think it sounds best with one of those cheap harmon mutes, not the expensive bubble ones or other variants.
by Stephen B.
Tue Mar 28, 2006 8:57 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Rock albums tracked live (in the same room)?
Replies: 51
Views: 9068

Pearl Jam's "Vs." was tracked with a PA blaring; That is one of my fav albums ever. theyre playing super loud with feedback all over the place and the drummer just slamming away with all this beautiful room tone and snare buzz and string noise and coughing...man...i was actually thinking about star...
by Stephen B.
Mon Feb 27, 2006 1:45 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Separation Mastering
Replies: 20
Views: 4677

dwlb wrote:I've heard this approach generally mentioned as an alternative to making a whole slew of vocal up/vocal down/instrumental/less banjo/more gamelan mixes.
I laughed out loud--literally--at the more gamelan comment.
by Stephen B.
Wed Feb 08, 2006 12:02 pm
Forum: Listen to Music
Topic: Mistakes in famous recordings
Replies: 122
Views: 26454

In John Coltrane's "My Favorite Things", does McCoy Tyner make a boo-boo during his solo, or am I just imagining it? :shock: Well, how about Tommy Flanagan's entire solo on "Giant Steps?" The poor guy's been playing that tune on every gig of his life since then to prove to people that he actually w...