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by Liv Pooleside
Sat Sep 29, 2018 7:52 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Do you have a guitar ISO cabinet?
Replies: 17
Views: 2967

Re: Do you have a guitar ISO cabinet?

I built one, I call it The Vault. It's double-walled, with the inside box floating. Weighs a ton and if I didn't have access to the scrap finnply and such it would cost too much, but it really works! http://www.somewhereoutwest.com/graphics/vault_11.jpg Here we're recording bass, drums and guitar in...
by Liv Pooleside
Sat Sep 29, 2018 6:42 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Let's talk substance
Replies: 38
Views: 5081

Re: Let's talk substance

Coffee is for mornings, keeps me from getting that withdrawal headache. After two cups, that's all, brother. I can't imagine working typical session hours on coffee. When I am the engineer, it's just water for me, till the end of the session, when a beer or two is acceptable. But when I am actively ...
by Liv Pooleside
Thu Sep 27, 2018 2:35 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Singer/songwriters need a bib!
Replies: 10
Views: 2410

Re: Singer/songwriters need a bib!

I should have posted a picture with the mics rigged- here's an earlier version.
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I'm using pzm mics on here, so no early reflections. The lower one, for guitar, is held in place with magnets.
by Liv Pooleside
Sun Sep 23, 2018 6:46 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Singer/songwriters need a bib!
Replies: 10
Views: 2410

Re: Singer/songwriters need a bib!

Did I accidentally wander over to the BattleBots forum again? Cool idea, but seems a bit unwieldy and the PZMs would certainly catch a lot of room bleed in a lively room. However, I'd really love to hear this thing turned sideways and used as a stereo PZM room mic! I like that. I'll be using one si...
by Liv Pooleside
Sun Sep 23, 2018 6:41 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Singer/songwriters need a bib!
Replies: 10
Views: 2410

Re: Singer/songwriters need a bib!

vvv wrote:
Sun Sep 23, 2018 2:41 pm
Put yer drinky wiffa straw right on there, ya could. 8)

Or mebbe a short :high:
lyric sheets right under your nose!
by Liv Pooleside
Sun Sep 23, 2018 6:40 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Singer/songwriters need a bib!
Replies: 10
Views: 2410

Re: Singer/songwriters need a bib!

A.David.MacKinnon wrote:
Sun Sep 23, 2018 2:01 pm
That’s crazy! Have you done tests comparing it to two condensers in figure 8? I’m not sure how happy I’d be being restricted to PZMs for vocal and guitar.
Ya, well, I haven't got two decent figure of eight capable mics, but I have the pzms. Have you tried them close in like this?
by Liv Pooleside
Sun Sep 23, 2018 11:14 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Singer/songwriters need a bib!
Replies: 10
Views: 2410

Singer/songwriters need a bib!

Here's a baffle to keep vocals and guitars separated:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_nTuuPpXxJo

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by Liv Pooleside
Mon Dec 05, 2011 4:06 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: it's like buying a boat, innit?
Replies: 14
Views: 4896

This used to be a contractor's shop and "play room," where his hobby was painting motorcycles. It's just about everything you could ask for in raw space- snug, well built, about 100' from the nearest residents. The down side is that it's less than a mile from a busy interstate. I've yet to record th...
by Liv Pooleside
Sat Dec 03, 2011 2:58 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: it's like buying a boat, innit?
Replies: 14
Views: 4896

That's it exactly

Thanks for the good wishes.

The first major expense will be the kitchen remodel in the nearby house which for some reason I had to purchase in order to get this. It won't help the acoustics in THIS room, but it will smooth the response when me and the missus move in there.
by Liv Pooleside
Thu Nov 24, 2011 6:41 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Small Victory! Blanket in the laundry room
Replies: 1
Views: 1459

Lucky duck! I have some preliminary Great Big House recordings from about 5 years ago, but could never get enough of them together in one place long enough to make anything real.

I so wanted to get those horns on "tape"...
by Liv Pooleside
Thu Nov 24, 2011 5:58 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Recording and mixing in a semi-round space...
Replies: 4
Views: 1597

I've recorded live blues in a round structure (with a domed roof no less). I close mic'ed everything and placed the open vocal mic right in the middle of the room. I made them share it, which was not a problem, because they didn't mess with harmonies... I measure the distance between the instrument ...
by Liv Pooleside
Thu Nov 24, 2011 5:17 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: it's like buying a boat, innit?
Replies: 14
Views: 4896

it's like buying a boat, innit?

1,100 sq ft, cement floor, drywalled walls and ceiling.

27' by 39' by 9'4"

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wish me luck...
by Liv Pooleside
Sat Aug 20, 2011 9:00 am
Forum: People/Places/Things
Topic: The 2011 BMI/Lennon Scholarships
Replies: 1
Views: 740

The 2011 BMI/Lennon Scholarships

What do two of the three winners this year have in common? They recorded their winning entries in my basement studio- www.steampoweredstudio.com . How weird is that? I mean, what are the chances, right? Congrats to Jen and Maya on their wins. They really are gifted songwriters, and there's more of t...
by Liv Pooleside
Sun Jan 30, 2011 5:06 pm
Forum: People/Places/Things
Topic: Studio sponsorship drive
Replies: 0
Views: 534

Studio sponsorship drive

I'm promoting my Steam Powered Studio, the world's first listener supported studio, through Groundhog Day. I record for free in exchange for the right to post the songs for studio sponsors. For $20/year (more if they like), sponsors get access to all the music we can make. Things have been very low ...
by Liv Pooleside
Sun Feb 07, 2010 4:39 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Kick Port
Replies: 9
Views: 1986

Not a bad idea at all. It definitely will change the sound of the drum, under the right conditions. Tuned ports are real physics, after all. But I don't know if this would be a plus or not- I think it depends on the sound you're after. The only thing that looks a little odd is that the port should p...