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by MikeCzech
Wed Feb 15, 2006 9:08 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: LA-610 vs. Avalon 737-SM
Replies: 10
Views: 2768

What about a Sytek (4 channels) and a summit TLA-50?
by MikeCzech
Wed Feb 15, 2006 7:53 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Stupid compressor ??'s
Replies: 8
Views: 1877

You know, I've only used the link feature a few times, for some reason it's not logical in my head. I figure it's better to just handle each track as it's own thing.. Jusy my opinion. I guess it's nice to have when I want it, but I wouldn't miss it. I haven't been happy using it on a whole mix eithe...
by MikeCzech
Wed Feb 15, 2006 7:44 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Yet another thread on drums. <hi-hats>
Replies: 15
Views: 4068

I just mentioned in another thread about a remedy I used for this recently. I recorded some 13" hats that were monsters in the left overhead, I miked the hats, as I always do, but I don't always use the track. This time I was able to use the hihat track to phase out some of the hats in the overhead....
by MikeCzech
Wed Feb 15, 2006 7:35 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Compressers Anonymous
Replies: 39
Views: 8064

^ That's strange, I've never really had a problem with it destroying the stereo image.. It seems logical that it could, but I use such a different chain on the overheads and room that they practically mix like different instruments. I often mic hihats and keep them hard left, and mic the ride panned...
by MikeCzech
Tue Feb 14, 2006 5:50 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Some Color
Replies: 5
Views: 958

Now try slamming your K2 hard into a compressor, you'll hear more character than you can shake a stick at.
by MikeCzech
Tue Feb 14, 2006 5:49 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: micing the hi-hats?
Replies: 17
Views: 4786

Yeah, to phase them out you have to nudge them and play with the phase. The distance isn't the same so it'll never completely void it, but it can sure filter it. I use a close LDC almost at the middle, but slightly more towards the top.
by MikeCzech
Tue Feb 14, 2006 5:44 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Stupid compressor ??'s
Replies: 8
Views: 1877

I know the twintrak and oenta are the same, and I've heard the compounder does dimilar things, but I can't vouch for it being identical.
by MikeCzech
Mon Feb 13, 2006 10:18 pm
Forum: Listen to Music
Topic: I'm a newbie, please give me some feedback on a tune
Replies: 7
Views: 1936

Hey Eric, send me a personal message. I can get you a great kick and snare I've done for ACID.. So hey where you gonna record those drums at? ;)
by MikeCzech
Mon Feb 13, 2006 10:01 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Stupid compressor ??'s
Replies: 8
Views: 1877

This isn't going to be the typical tapeop recommendation. Congrats on your recent compressor purchase, I have a 2-1176, I love it to death. When I'm looking to get that squashy driven optical compressor sound from hell I use the compressors on my focusrite twin trak. I've heard other people get the ...
by MikeCzech
Mon Feb 13, 2006 9:51 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: MIXING- How do you do it?
Replies: 35
Views: 7257

It helps to begin by putting every group of instruments on it's own sub group, especially guitars if there are lot's of tracks, as there always are in my recordings. Generally speaking - I like to start with the drum overheads and room mic first (wait for the rest of the drums), then I like to move ...
by MikeCzech
Mon Feb 13, 2006 9:32 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: What is the "best" tape emulation software?
Replies: 26
Views: 6419

Another vote for magneto!
by MikeCzech
Mon Feb 13, 2006 9:29 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Some Color
Replies: 5
Views: 958

I've mainly been using my C414's for overheads, and they work nicely, but seriously, it's my Rode K2 (tube) in the room that makes the magic happen. I've used it for overheads, but it's just not the same. I'd highly, highly recommend a pair for any distance micing applications, the variable polar pa...
by MikeCzech
Mon Feb 13, 2006 9:21 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: First time buying cymbals. Drum help!
Replies: 15
Views: 3062

My favorites in recordings have been the Zildjian Projection Crashes. They just have this sweet sustain to them, it's beautiful.

For hat's I've like the Zildjian K's, but it really depends on how you use them.

I'm pretty much a fan of the zildjians, but I've heard a few nice sabian splashes.
by MikeCzech
Mon Feb 13, 2006 9:14 pm
Forum: Listen to Music
Topic: I'm a newbie, please give me some feedback on a tune
Replies: 7
Views: 1936

I like it a lot. Sounds really good. I would have done the drums a little differently - but that's just taste, I'm sure. Mainly the snare, I dunno, a gated verb (OK maybe that's kinda 90's), or maybe side-chain some white noise, or maybe even a re-amp job slammed hard into a comp.. That's just me, t...
by MikeCzech
Mon Feb 13, 2006 8:09 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: How would I invert an unbalanced audio signal?
Replies: 17
Views: 6662

Click on the little '0' in cubase.. Hehe, sorry..