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by RoyMatthews
Sat Jun 03, 2017 5:25 am
Forum: Tape Op Message Board (TOMB)
Topic: Google Chrome warns me this site now contains malware
Replies: 5
Views: 1473

Yeah. I got the message too on Safari and FF. I didn't skip it because while I trust the admins here I don't trust what people can do on the internet.

That said the message is gone today so I'm assuming it's been sorted.
by RoyMatthews
Sat May 27, 2017 1:32 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: MP3's in the mix
Replies: 20
Views: 2615

As far as disclaimer, I produced/co-produced/co-mastered an 80's compilation once, and we had no "master tapes," but our sources were across the board-- LP, 45, CD, cassette tape, MP3's cut-up/e-mailed/reassembled, and I think maybe a DAT tape. I wrote a "disclaimer" (but didn't call it that) in th...
by RoyMatthews
Fri May 26, 2017 3:08 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: MP3's in the mix
Replies: 20
Views: 2615

Gut reaction. How does it sound when the final mix is bounced to an mp3? More importantly, are the songs good? I grew up on 3rd generation cassette copies of punk records and I never cared. I liked the songs. You could fudge the disclaimer by saying something like "these songs are a result of musici...
by RoyMatthews
Fri May 26, 2017 6:09 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Basic audio learnin'
Replies: 8
Views: 1339

I'm sure you don't want to spend the time but maybe make your own? I don't think you'll find a really basic book out there. Unless maybe there's an "Audio for Dummies" book. You'll have to create an aggregate from a lot of sources. I thought about doing something similar for interns at the studio wh...
by RoyMatthews
Fri May 19, 2017 3:55 pm
Forum: Listen to Music
Topic: Bumping another board
Replies: 3
Views: 1179

I'm dumb and forgot the link:
http://www.cambridge-mt.com/ms-mtk.htm
by RoyMatthews
Fri May 19, 2017 12:48 pm
Forum: Listen to Music
Topic: Bumping another board
Replies: 3
Views: 1179

I haven't checked out mixoff but will.
by RoyMatthews
Fri May 19, 2017 12:12 pm
Forum: Listen to Music
Topic: Bumping another board
Replies: 3
Views: 1179

Bumping another board

I just wanted to take a second and give a mention for Mike Senior's Mixing Secrets For The Small Studio board/forum. It's essentially two sections a place where people can download multitracks to practice mixing and a forum to post and critique mixes from said multitracks. It's a pretty good resourc...
by RoyMatthews
Fri May 12, 2017 11:07 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Mic with momentary switch??
Replies: 15
Views: 2409

What I've done when I've had to jury rig a talk back, I'd run a mic through an aux in Pro Tools and had it automated with the volume down so I could leave it up open between takes but it'd be off when the track plays.
by RoyMatthews
Tue Dec 13, 2016 1:21 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Digital Anti-Compressor
Replies: 19
Views: 3482

I was bored so I did a test in Logic. It's a rough idea but might be ok for reference listening. Route the track to 3 busses (A, B, C) all with the same gate and whatever plugin to invert phase on one (C). B and C will cancel each other out. Set the Gate on C to close on the quiet part and that sect...
by RoyMatthews
Mon Dec 12, 2016 8:17 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Digital Anti-Compressor
Replies: 19
Views: 3482

The only thing I can think of is something Like Waves Vocal Rider with is just "ghost" automation. I don't know if there is anything similar by any other company.

I feel like there's a way to do this by sidechaining some stuff but I can't figure it out right now. I haven't even showered yet.
by RoyMatthews
Wed Dec 07, 2016 2:05 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: What is this thing from Valentine?
Replies: 12
Views: 2011

I remember seeing platforms like that for Lexicon 480 remotes. Usually on an SSL. I've never seen one specifically sold for such purposes. I'd assume they're custom made since console sizes vary so much. I don't know materials or anything. Lucite? Acrylic? A place like this might be a start. http://...
by RoyMatthews
Mon Oct 03, 2016 12:26 pm
Forum: People/Places/Things
Topic: Production suite available for rent July 2017 - Los Angeles
Replies: 3
Views: 1784

Just a heads up. The Craigslist ad in the original post is expired. Just in case that had an additional relevant info.
by RoyMatthews
Sun Jun 12, 2016 1:25 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Let's talk recording-only guitars
Replies: 22
Views: 7413

DP- Apologies
by RoyMatthews
Sun Jun 12, 2016 1:23 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Let's talk recording-only guitars
Replies: 22
Views: 7413

I don't have a recording guitar anymore but this reminds me of a time 20 years ago when a jazz guy needed to do an over dub during the mix and the only guitar around was my BC Rich Warlock. (I got it when I was 17! Inverted headstock. I miss that guitar. Leave me alone). Everyone gave him such shit ...
by RoyMatthews
Tue Jun 07, 2016 1:28 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Guitar FX pedals in guitar recording
Replies: 25
Views: 9300

Gut reaction is talk to the engineer and see what he/she says. If I was the engineer I'd just say "Give me your sound and I'll record it". Are you happy with what's coming out of the amp? Yes? Done. I wouldn't even bother with the guitar DI. The best thing is to get a sound before going into the stu...