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by Rodgre
Thu Nov 19, 2020 12:24 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: What was that piece of gear....?
Replies: 12
Views: 252

Re: What was that piece of gear....?

Are people still into that thing? I never tried it, and predicted it was flavor of the year, but that's unsubstantiated. That's exactly what I was thinking when it popped back into my mind. To steer this thread into an actually interesting discussion, it's gotten me thinking about in-between gear t...
by Rodgre
Thu Nov 19, 2020 6:49 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: What was that piece of gear....?
Replies: 12
Views: 252

Re: What was that piece of gear....?

Am I thinking of the Focusrite Liquid Channel?

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I might be.

Roger
by Rodgre
Thu Nov 19, 2020 6:45 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: What was that piece of gear....?
Replies: 12
Views: 252

What was that piece of gear....?

I'll delete this when someone jogs my memory, but I just saw a piece of rack gear that I had totally forgotten about in a documentary on New Order's "Blue Monday". What was that miracle digital rack in the early 2000s that had all sort of preamp and compressor simulations in it? It was light gray or...
by Rodgre
Wed Nov 11, 2020 1:12 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Potentiometer grease?
Replies: 12
Views: 267

Re: Potentiometer grease?

I have done a fader replacement on an MG-1 as well. I think that might be the best solution: to order a kit from Syntaur.

Thanks for all the input!

Roger
by Rodgre
Tue Nov 10, 2020 11:24 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Potentiometer grease?
Replies: 12
Views: 267

Re: Potentiometer grease?

Interesting.... so no go on the Molykote. P&G just distilled water. Got it! What I will be cleaning up soon is a Moog Rogue which has that awful foam that decomposes under the top panel. I have to clean that out and then take the faders apart and clean them too. I will probably use something strong ...
by Rodgre
Tue Nov 10, 2020 5:40 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Sending files to mastering: to convert from 48kHz to 44.1kHz or not
Replies: 7
Views: 162

Re: Sending files to mastering: to convert from 48kHz to 44.1kHz or not

Why would you lower the resolution before the processing is completely done? You know, it was a habit I formed after being burned by a bad mastering studio many years ago, who took a track I mixed to 48kHz, which was part of a compilation CD. They did NOT convert my mix, and it sounded completely a...
by Rodgre
Tue Nov 10, 2020 4:57 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Potentiometer grease?
Replies: 12
Views: 267

Re: Potentiometer grease?

An electronic tech friend suggested I use Molykote 111 for this purpose. I ordered a tube of it and I'll check it out and report back.

Thanks!
Roger
by Rodgre
Tue Nov 10, 2020 4:54 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Sending files to mastering: to convert from 48kHz to 44.1kHz or not
Replies: 7
Views: 162

Sending files to mastering: to convert from 48kHz to 44.1kHz or not

I had never really thought about it before, but something made me ask my favorite mastering engineer a few questions yesterday. One of which is whether it makes sense for me to convert my mixes from 48kHz to 44.1kHz in the bounce process. He confirmed my suspicion that I shouldn't and that I should ...
by Rodgre
Mon Nov 09, 2020 9:35 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Potentiometer grease?
Replies: 12
Views: 267

Potentiometer grease?

Hello all. I’m reconditioning some 40 year old gear and I would like to thoroughly clean some slider pots. I was wondering if any of you tech-heads had any suggestions for a kind of grease that will give the sliders a nice drag/friction feel without impeding the resistive qualities or attacking the ...
by Rodgre
Thu Oct 22, 2020 5:38 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: How important is it to mic the bottom of a snare?
Replies: 57
Views: 1471

Re: How important is it to mic the bottom of a snare?

I’m working with some drum tracks now on a few of my own songs where the drummer stereo-mic’d under the snare with a pair of Josephsons, along with the usual top mic. These are fairly sensitive brush tracks, and the snare takes on a 3-D quality as a result. Wouldn’t need it for everything, but in t...
by Rodgre
Tue Oct 20, 2020 8:28 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: How important is it to mic the bottom of a snare?
Replies: 57
Views: 1471

Re: How important is it to mic the bottom of a snare?

I mic the bottom all the time. As I'm getting a huge percentage of my drum sound from the overheads the bottom mic gives me something that the overhead or the top mic does not. Compressing the bottom mic with fast attack/slow release can impart a lot of space, almost like a reverb. If you have a tr...
by Rodgre
Mon Oct 19, 2020 7:57 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: How important is it to mic the bottom of a snare?
Replies: 57
Views: 1471

Re: How important is it to mic the bottom of a snare?

I used an M88, there's basically nothing those things can't do! Great choice! I'll have to try that too. I would assume that it would give a great thickness to the snare, judging by what a regular 57 has been giving me. M88s are really an unsung mic. Surprisingly good on everything. Enough bottom e...
by Rodgre
Mon Oct 19, 2020 4:36 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Choosing drum overheads for small room
Replies: 20
Views: 705

Re: Choosing drum overheads for small room

When I am working in a small room with a low ceiling and want as big and lively a drum sound as possible, I also tend to use omnis. For a long time I would use Stapes (or Avenson STO-2 https://avensonaudio.com/sto2/ ) microphones for this purpose. Personally, I like the overheads to pick up a good b...
by Rodgre
Mon Oct 19, 2020 3:48 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Overdrive pedals educate me
Replies: 63
Views: 1640

Re: Overdrive pedals educate me

losthighway wrote:
Thu Oct 15, 2020 10:26 am
Lots of PRF members over here!
Please pardon my ignorance, but what is PRF?

Roger
by Rodgre
Mon Oct 19, 2020 3:35 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: How important is it to mic the bottom of a snare?
Replies: 57
Views: 1471

Re: How important is it to mic the bottom of a snare?

drumsound wrote:
Wed Oct 14, 2020 4:49 pm

Cool, Cool, Cool. I'm going to do it this weekend

but with a real mic... ;)
How did it go? Inquiring minds want to know!

Roger