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by Recycled_Brains
Fri Sep 27, 2019 7:14 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Audioscape Opto compressor?
Replies: 4
Views: 220

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: 412

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: 412

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: 412

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: 412

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: 220

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: 3891
Views: 840583

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...
by Recycled_Brains
Tue Sep 10, 2019 9:23 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Best Saturation For Specific Instruments
Replies: 17
Views: 625

Re: Best Saturation For Specific Instruments

Thanks for this. I remember reading about the Tchad Black presets a long time ago. How do you install them? IIRC, I just found the Soundtoys folder in my applications, opened the sub-folder for Decapitator, and dropped the folder with the presets in there. You should see the subfolders for the othe...
by Recycled_Brains
Mon Sep 09, 2019 11:05 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Best Saturation For Specific Instruments
Replies: 17
Views: 625

Re: Best Saturation For Specific Instruments

+1, though I never got the Tchad Blake presets, i'll have to do some digging! I love it on vocals - usually start with the "punk vox" preset and tweak/blend from there. Even for quiet, singer-songwriter type stuff. just a tiny bit blended in helps fill it out. I do often use it on my 2-bus, also, a...
by Recycled_Brains
Fri Sep 06, 2019 8:36 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Best Saturation For Specific Instruments
Replies: 17
Views: 625

Re: Best Saturation For Specific Instruments

The UAD ATR-102 can be cool too. I have zero patience for experimenting with it, so it's fairly hit or miss for me, but it's rad when it works. Usually if the default setting sounds cool, I'll do a quick run through of the different tape formulations and calibration levels (always on 1/2, 15IPS). If...
by Recycled_Brains
Thu Sep 05, 2019 12:28 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Best Saturation For Specific Instruments
Replies: 17
Views: 625

Re: Best Saturation For Specific Instruments

I like Soundtoys Decapitator a lot. Even more since I downloaded Tchad Blake's presets. Those are a lot of fun. I've found it's most valuable in a less-is-more sense. Love it on vocals and damn near everything else, just in small doses. I haven't successfully used it on 2-buss yet. I have tried tho...
by Recycled_Brains
Thu Sep 05, 2019 7:55 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Best Saturation For Specific Instruments
Replies: 17
Views: 625

Re: Best Saturation For Specific Instruments

I like Soundtoys Decapitator a lot. Even more since I downloaded Tchad Blake's presets. Those are a lot of fun. I've found it's most valuable in a less-is-more sense. Love it on vocals and damn near everything else, just in small doses. I haven't successfully used it on 2-buss yet. I have tried thou...
by Recycled_Brains
Mon Jul 29, 2019 9:07 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Tons of Plugin Deals Right Now. Any Suggestions?
Replies: 12
Views: 753

Re: Tons of Plugin Deals Right Now. Any Suggestions?

otherwise, plugin alliance always have great sales Probably not any more now that they went subscription. I just picked up this thing, sounds cool and is well worth the $30: https://www.audiothing.net/effects/valves/ their space echo is great too. as is their plug in "reels" - i love this company E...
by Recycled_Brains
Mon Jul 29, 2019 8:58 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Tons of Plugin Deals Right Now. Any Suggestions?
Replies: 12
Views: 753

Re: Tons of Plugin Deals Right Now. Any Suggestions?

otherwise, plugin alliance always have great sales Probably not any more now that they went subscription. I just picked up this thing, sounds cool and is well worth the $30: https://www.audiothing.net/effects/valves/ their space echo is great too. as is their plug in "reels" - i love this company E...
by Recycled_Brains
Mon Jul 15, 2019 7:24 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Your favorite general use eq plugin
Replies: 20
Views: 1217

Re: Your favorite general use eq plugin

Louder Than Liftoff Chop Shop
The PT EQIII
UAD Neve 1081
UAD API 560