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by Recycled_Brains
Fri Nov 16, 2018 1:27 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: De-harshing distorted guitars
Replies: 13
Views: 236

Re: De-harshing distorted guitars

100%. I'd say narrow cuts to 1 or 2 frequencies is a guarantee on every mix I do, for this exact reason. I do the same thing with overheads, though a little more heavy handedly. Curious what freqs on overheads? Usually when I feel like cymbals/hats are annoying it's always around 11-12k. hmmmm, I h...
by Recycled_Brains
Fri Nov 16, 2018 8:35 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: De-harshing distorted guitars
Replies: 13
Views: 236

Re: De-harshing distorted guitars

joninc wrote:
Thu Nov 15, 2018 3:57 pm
making it less harsh means it can be turned up louder in the mix and not hurt.
100%. I'd say narrow cuts to 1 or 2 frequencies is a guarantee on every mix I do, for this exact reason. I do the same thing with overheads, though a little more heavy handedly.
by Recycled_Brains
Wed Nov 14, 2018 4:52 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Plug in for Leslie effect...
Replies: 10
Views: 149

Re: Plug in for Leslie effect...

roscoenyc wrote:
Wed Nov 14, 2018 4:49 pm
The free one that comes with Protools has some really good capabilities. I've got 2 actual Leslies at my place and I still use that plugin often.
Sheesh, I didn't know this even existed. Will investigate.
by Recycled_Brains
Wed Nov 14, 2018 4:51 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Plug in for Leslie effect...
Replies: 10
Views: 149

Re: Plug in for Leslie effect...

Maybe tie a mic to my puppies tail and have him run around in circles? that would work. years ago i was recording a band, we had a close mic on the amp, i gave the guitarist's bandmate a 57 and said "just do some ridiculous interpretive dance and wave that around while he plays". that mic combined ...
by Recycled_Brains
Wed Nov 14, 2018 4:15 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: De-harshing distorted guitars
Replies: 13
Views: 236

Re: De-harshing distorted guitars

I usually sweep a very narrow boost (as narrow as I can go) until I find the frequency in the upper mids that makes me want to die, then I cut that with the same narrow bandwidth a few db or more. Then I sweep higher up, usually using the octave above the first frequency as a starting point and do t...
by Recycled_Brains
Wed Nov 14, 2018 2:27 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Plug in for Leslie effect...
Replies: 10
Views: 149

Re: Plug in for Leslie effect...

Do you have the whole Soundtoys bundle? There might be something in Tremolator or Phasemistress. There also the PSP http://www.pspaudioware.com/plugins/multimode_effects/psp_lotary/ that people seem to like. Is it just one part? I could run it through my Leslie... I don't have the full bundle unfor...
by Recycled_Brains
Wed Nov 14, 2018 11:40 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Plug in for Leslie effect...
Replies: 10
Views: 149

Plug in for Leslie effect...

Any of you know of a good (preferably dirt cheap) plug in that'll do a convincing Leslie speaker effect? I have this sound in my head, and I could maybe pull it off with some pedals, but it would be a stretch. I have the Echoboy... maybe you know of a trick or preset with that? Maybe tie a mic to my...
by Recycled_Brains
Fri Nov 09, 2018 10:35 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Reamped Bass Phase Issue
Replies: 15
Views: 368

Re: Reamped Bass Phase Issue

Is there any reason you can't just reamp it again? Seems like the easiest solution, rather than compromising.
by Recycled_Brains
Tue Nov 06, 2018 2:59 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Reamped Bass Phase Issue
Replies: 15
Views: 368

Re: Reamped Bass Phase Issue

Pretty sure everyone else's response is right on the money. Assuming the answer is "yes", but you've confirmed that the notes in question are not jumping out or disappearing when only using one or the other right? Some basses just aren't set up properly and exhibit this quality. Check in headphones ...
by Recycled_Brains
Sat Nov 03, 2018 7:36 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Unusual recording gigs and new experiences- share your stories
Replies: 25
Views: 1594

Re: Unusual recording gigs and new experiences- share your stories

MoreSpaceEcho wrote:
Fri Nov 02, 2018 1:15 pm
yep that trick is a classic.

I've mastered a few comedy records and indeed the dynamics can be crazy
"What's the deal with dynamics?"
by Recycled_Brains
Wed Oct 31, 2018 11:32 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Unusual recording gigs and new experiences- share your stories
Replies: 25
Views: 1594

Re: Unusual recording gigs and new experiences- share your stories

One for FOH and two for me. Then I run two preamps. One set normally and the otherset 10 db lower. It's saved my ass a bunch of times. It's such a simple trick but so good! I learned it from a FOH/club guy a few years ago, I was like, "Duh!" Holy shit, dude, that's a HOT tip. Elegant. Def. doing th...
by Recycled_Brains
Mon Oct 29, 2018 11:15 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Unusual recording gigs and new experiences- share your stories
Replies: 25
Views: 1594

Re: Unusual recording gigs and new experiences- share your stories

Recorded a live comedy set a couple weeks ago. Pretty neat actually. Used a splitter to take a feed off the handheld mic without interfering with the FOH dude. Wide spaced pair of SDC's on either side of the stage and a 4050 in omni down low/center stage for audience mics / ambience. Had to really b...
by Recycled_Brains
Fri Oct 26, 2018 9:58 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: reverbs - mono or stereo and why?
Replies: 10
Views: 614

Re: reverbs - mono or stereo and why?

I like a mono verb on a snare. Real short decay, distorted a bit. Give it a little more "cawwww" in the mix. haha. That doesn't replace the stereo verb on the drums though.

Vocals too if it's not the kind of music where the vocal should be really dominating the mix.
by Recycled_Brains
Fri Oct 26, 2018 8:47 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: No fancy tube mics - am I missing out?
Replies: 25
Views: 1354

Re: No fancy tube mics - am I missing out?

I mostly own dynamics and ribbons. I've often wondered if I should have more condensers. I used to have a pair of fancy tube LDC's that cost me a lot of money, but they were so rarely appropriate for the styles of music I typically record, that I sold them. It just didn't make sense to have so much ...
by Recycled_Brains
Mon Oct 22, 2018 8:36 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Unusual recording gigs and new experiences- share your stories
Replies: 25
Views: 1594

Re: Unusual recording gigs and new experiences- share your stories

Does grilling meat in the same room as the band/equipment count?