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by JohnSuitcase
Thu Oct 23, 2014 10:53 am
Forum: People/Places/Things
Topic: Mesa, AZ - Drum Recording Workshop - Nov, 1st 2014
Replies: 2
Views: 1113

Thanks, we appreciate it, there are still a few slots open.

Anyone else that has friends in the Phoenix area, feel free to pass the info along!

Thanks!
by JohnSuitcase
Mon Oct 20, 2014 1:52 pm
Forum: People/Places/Things
Topic: Mesa, AZ - Drum Recording Workshop - Nov, 1st 2014
Replies: 2
Views: 1113

Mesa, AZ - Drum Recording Workshop - Nov, 1st 2014

http://themysteriesofrecording.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/MysteriesOfRecordingFlyer.jpg My good friend and owner of Audioconfusion Recordings, Jalipaz Nelson, and I will be conducting a drum recording workshop on November 1st, at his studio in Mesa, AZ. We'll be talking about setting up the dru...
by JohnSuitcase
Wed Nov 16, 2011 6:14 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Mixing a 2 piece band and hard panning
Replies: 13
Views: 2990

I've done something similar to what Larry suggested, but I took a DI of the bass, which was kept center, and a mic of the amp, with a distortion pedal (inserted after the DI), panned opposite the single guitar. Worked nicely to balance the mix without putting all the bass to the left.
by JohnSuitcase
Sat Jun 18, 2011 7:35 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Yamaha PM1000 16 channel recap. PS Help
Replies: 24
Views: 11016

The Scum wrote: I'd look into a separate 12V supply for the bulbs/HP amps. A divider can get you the right Voltage, but getting the right current to light the bulbs becomes a hassle.
Yeah, think that's the best solution, as well.
by JohnSuitcase
Thu Jun 16, 2011 12:18 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Yamaha PM1000 16 channel recap. PS Help
Replies: 24
Views: 11016

I don't know about a whole board, but when I racked my PM1000's (4 channels in one case) I just used the 44v for the phantom supply. There might be some devices out there that won't work at 44v, I suppose, but as far as I know it's not a problem. The lower voltages could be arrived at using a voltag...
by JohnSuitcase
Wed Mar 30, 2011 3:56 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Avantone Mix Cubes as primary?
Replies: 16
Views: 4760

Drumsound, can you send a link to some mixes he did with those please? Here's what I got from my buddy Garrett: Here's the most recent Steven Wesley Guiles EP release... http://stevenwesleyguiles.bandcamp.com/album/and-the-stars-will-guide-us-home And the LP before it... http://stevenwesleyguiles.b...
by JohnSuitcase
Sun Mar 13, 2011 7:46 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Mixing: Acoustic Guitar with big dynamic range
Replies: 13
Views: 3224

Yep, buss the uncompressed with the compressed version, and compress that combination.

The string noise might not be a problem, but once you start compressing things, it could get a bit more aggressive!
by JohnSuitcase
Thu Mar 10, 2011 1:22 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Mixing: Acoustic Guitar with big dynamic range
Replies: 13
Views: 3224

I agree with Tony's advice about parallel compression. You can even set up an aggressive parallel comp/limiter, then blend the tracks and send that whole mix into another compressor set to ride things a little more. Another thing to try, if you have the option, is some sort of tape saturation plug. ...
by JohnSuitcase
Sun Mar 06, 2011 7:52 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Buzzing Monitor
Replies: 8
Views: 1956

I had a seagate drive with the same problem. I ended up getting another brand, which solved the issue. The seagate is fine as a backup drive, but generated a lot of buzzing in my monitors if it was anywhere near them. It was an external FW drive in a plastic case.
by JohnSuitcase
Sat Mar 05, 2011 12:36 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: The next level
Replies: 6
Views: 2527

Doing the 'free recording' thing is a bit tricky. One way to do it without sounding desperate is to say" Hey I acquired this new piece of gear, or want to try this new technique. I need a great band to experiment with, and I really dig your music. Would you be interested in helping me out? You get a...
by JohnSuitcase
Sat Mar 05, 2011 12:20 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Have some money to spend. Help me prioritize.
Replies: 16
Views: 3254

Any possibility of tracking upstairs? Basements and untreated garages are tough spots to record. Not impossible, but for drums in particular, you'll do much better if you can temporarily set up in the living room, especially if it has higher ceilings. Acoustic instruments are going to benefit from a...
by JohnSuitcase
Thu Feb 24, 2011 9:40 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Got Tracks? Win a Green Bullet Microphone!
Replies: 0
Views: 578

Got Tracks? Win a Green Bullet Microphone!

We're running a little contest to get some more MixOff action going at MixOff.org. If you have some tracks you'd be willing to share for a mixoff, post them, add you'll be entered to win a Shure Green Bullet Microphone. The contest ends March 17th, 2011, you can read more details here: Start a Mixof...
by JohnSuitcase
Wed Feb 23, 2011 9:55 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: New Mix-Off - Tracks Uploaded - Classic Rock Vibe
Replies: 0
Views: 712

New Mix-Off - Tracks Uploaded - Classic Rock Vibe

Last night I set-up a new mix off, with tracks from a willing band I recorded a few months back. The song is in a early 70's kind of vibe, guitar, organ, pedal steel, drums, bass, vox. The discussion is at the new mixoff.org site: http://mixoff.org/index.php/topic,11.0.html You can read about the tr...
by JohnSuitcase
Tue Feb 22, 2011 1:29 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: How to print labels onto Cassettes?
Replies: 15
Views: 10515

Another old punk-rock era trick was to get a $5 stamp made, and use an ink that dries on the shells you're using. Might take some experimentation, but some kind of acrylic might work. It'll look a little sloppy, but isn't that the idea? Something handmade, to add value and 'touch'? If you're going f...
by JohnSuitcase
Mon Feb 21, 2011 10:23 am
Forum: Listen to Music
Topic: New Mix Off Site! Help us get it going!
Replies: 12
Views: 2406

kslight wrote:I thought this was going to be about cat food.
Haha, I've never been a good typist!