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by Recycled_Brains
Thu Nov 21, 2019 8:56 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Latest gear you've acquired.....
Replies: 3914
Views: 850319

Re: Latest gear you've acquired.....

Daking Mic Pre/EQ. My 2nd. I've had a single channel for over a decade at this point. Not sure why it took so long to double up, but happy I did. Having that EQ in stereo at mix time will be really nice. Also a DIYRE L2P passive line attenuator. Have to build it still, but I'm excited to have the op...
by Recycled_Brains
Tue Nov 19, 2019 8:59 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Limiter on rough mixes
Replies: 19
Views: 464

Re: Limiter on rough mixes

A.David.MacKinnon wrote:
Tue Nov 19, 2019 5:23 am
I got tired of explaining why rough mixes and unmastered finals were quieter then commercial releases.
This is why I do it. Barely any reduction though. I don't feel comfortable at all with peak limiters, so I just don't let it do much. Massey L2007 is the one I use.
by Recycled_Brains
Mon Nov 11, 2019 10:24 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Bass Plugins
Replies: 28
Views: 942

Re: Bass Plugins

The DI on the Hamptone JFET500 might be the best I've ever heard. The low frequency extension is pretty remarkable. I'd say the same for the HVTP-2 as well. That was my go-to until I got the JFET.
by Recycled_Brains
Thu Nov 07, 2019 7:39 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Bass Plugins
Replies: 28
Views: 942

Re: Bass Plugins

I think the Soundtoys Radiator is pretty cool too, but not nearly as flexible. Agreed! Not usually my choice for bass, but a really great alternative to Decapitator in general. I wish they'd get back to developing some more stuff. Everything they make is SO good! Chris Garges Charlotte, NC I hope t...
by Recycled_Brains
Tue Nov 05, 2019 3:16 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: 500 series mixer aux send?
Replies: 9
Views: 390

Re: 500 series mixer aux send?

Purple Audio racks have that ability. Sweet Ten + summing mixer + fader pack, etc... Could piece it together.

Those empty consoles are so stupidly expensive. I can't wrap my head around that as an investment. I'd rather just commit to one thing.
by Recycled_Brains
Tue Nov 05, 2019 8:42 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Bass Plugins
Replies: 28
Views: 942

Re: Bass Plugins

If you're looking to simply have some ability to shape the low end, I would suggest the louder than liftoff chop shop EQ plugin. It's shockingly powerful, given it's simple feature set. I use the lo-rider mode to add subs, or even low midrange to tracks sometimes. The HPF combined with "bump" is nic...
by Recycled_Brains
Tue Oct 22, 2019 12:16 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: electrovoice 635A
Replies: 26
Views: 1267

Re: electrovoice 635A

I tried one once as a "crotch" mic since I've seen that application mentioned a bunch of times. I thought it sounded terrible, but not in a cool way. I wouldn't write it off based on that I suppose. Was not "smooth" at all. Total opposite. It tends to work for the "destroyed room mic" sound, even t...
by Recycled_Brains
Tue Oct 22, 2019 8:37 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: electrovoice 635A
Replies: 26
Views: 1267

Re: electrovoice 635A

I tried one once as a "crotch" mic since I've seen that application mentioned a bunch of times. I thought it sounded terrible, but not in a cool way. I wouldn't write it off based on that I suppose. Was not "smooth" at all. Total opposite.
by Recycled_Brains
Fri Sep 27, 2019 7:14 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Audioscape Opto compressor?
Replies: 4
Views: 440

Re: Audioscape Opto compressor?

The new TapeOp #133 (Oct-Nov 2019) has a favorable review of the Audio-Scape Opto comp. Oh, nice. I haven't gotten mine yet (LARRY!). Look forward to that. My buddy that I share a lot of gear with actually just got one, as well as the V comp, so looking forward to having a chance to test them out.
by Recycled_Brains
Thu Sep 19, 2019 2:34 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: When to use Mono or Stereo FX and Panning
Replies: 13
Views: 686

Re: When to use Mono or Stereo FX and Panning

I was mixing today, and I had a nice simple space setting going for vocals, but it was not quite right. For Shits and giggles, I muted one side and panned the reverb center, and I worked really well. I think it just helped to make the vocals have air and depth, but have the band curled around the s...
by Recycled_Brains
Thu Sep 19, 2019 8:35 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: When to use Mono or Stereo FX and Panning
Replies: 13
Views: 686

Re: When to use Mono or Stereo FX and Panning

So here's another question... if I'm using a stereo send, but just keeping it hard panned L/R, is that basically the same difference as using a mono send? If I understand your question - probably, mebbe, no. Mebbe ... Easy enuff to test, but you may hear a difference between just listening to the L...
by Recycled_Brains
Wed Sep 18, 2019 7:47 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: When to use Mono or Stereo FX and Panning
Replies: 13
Views: 686

Re: When to use Mono or Stereo FX and Panning

Usually with a stereo send to feed it too, but now I'm thinking about how people use mono sends to reverb and wondering what that is like. For me it's almost always mono in, stereo out for reverbs. Think about how sound effects a large hall in the real world. By the time you're far enough back to h...
by Recycled_Brains
Tue Sep 17, 2019 9:21 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: When to use Mono or Stereo FX and Panning
Replies: 13
Views: 686

Re: When to use Mono or Stereo FX and Panning

I recently realized that every time I add an effect I always go Stereo. Let's take vocals. I'll record a mono vocal track and everything in the chain, EQ (subtractive) -> Compressor -> EQ (additive) and then any time based, modulation, what have you, all Stereo. I feel like I may be cluttering up t...
by Recycled_Brains
Fri Sep 13, 2019 9:51 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Audioscape Opto compressor?
Replies: 4
Views: 440

Audioscape Opto compressor?

I've been working in a studio that has a real vintage LA2A and I'm really in love with the thing, but that's unobtainium-level cost for me, so I'm interested in the Audioscape iteration.

Seems like people really love this company. Anyone have experience with these guys?
by Recycled_Brains
Fri Sep 13, 2019 9:45 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Latest gear you've acquired.....
Replies: 3914
Views: 850319

Re: Latest gear you've acquired.....

Guess I can mention a few pedals, recently: TWA envelope filter - pretty good auto wah, better on guitar than bass, but switchable for each Aguilar Octamizer - went immediately on my main bass board, knocking off the Meatball EHX Nano Green Russian Muff - best muff I've heard on bass Wren&Cuff Pick...