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by Fletcher
Thu Feb 10, 2011 7:32 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Confusion About Using Delay
Replies: 10
Views: 3160

For whatever its worth - I usually start with delays that are timed out to things like a 1/4 note or 8th note - then bring them in with the drum groove - find something that feels good [usually a few ms of tweeze in either direction] then apply those delays to things like vocals [etc.]. There are ot...
by Fletcher
Mon Jan 24, 2011 7:53 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: First attempt at Glynn Johns - Question re: overheads
Replies: 14
Views: 4055

Note that IIRC Glyn Johns used large diaphragm condenser mics for all 3.... The GJ method was a dynamic [AKG D-30] in front of the kit and a U-67 over and on the side. In the old Olympic room [the large one] was somewhat modeled after the large room at Abbey Rd... which was a great big room, with m...
by Fletcher
Wed Aug 18, 2010 5:22 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Room micing tips for drums
Replies: 42
Views: 10697

If someone wants to take the time to measure where their "room mics" go, bless them -- the reality is that where those mics are placed is pretty much a "random phase" event... meaning that there are so many reflections being captured that ALL arrive at different times that where the mics are in rela...
by Fletcher
Mon Aug 16, 2010 7:30 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Bass micing and wave length.
Replies: 24
Views: 4669

The statement lacks clarification and can not be taken as any form or "universal truth". If you have a mic in front of an 8x 10" SVT cabinet you have a different set of issues than a 1x 15" speaker cabinet... and if you're into older cabinets, like an Acoustic 360 system you're dealing with a "folde...
by Fletcher
Thu Aug 05, 2010 12:54 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: that snap in a kick drum
Replies: 40
Views: 11054

I don't know what heads you're using or how you've tuned them... but a REMO "Ambassador" tuned rather loosely with a wood beater should give you "click" for days... from there, use the outside [non beater] head to get the "note" of the drum where you want it and you should be fine.

Peace.
by Fletcher
Wed Jul 28, 2010 2:38 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: out of phase room mics - thoughts?
Replies: 10
Views: 2719

yes, i do realize that it will cancel in mono, but taking into account it will be released in a stereo format and listened to in stereo format, i'm wondering if i should actually worry about it. also, wouldn't nudging the other one just create a comb filter in mono? Nudging will definitely cause al...
by Fletcher
Wed Jul 28, 2010 2:05 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Do you try harder?
Replies: 20
Views: 4433

Face it, if the bass player hasnt learned his parts, are you going to spend a week making sure his 1000 punch ins sound perfect? It that's how they want to spend their budget, who am I to tell them otherwise... but as the old saying goes -- "when the money's gone... so am I". To that end, I have su...
by Fletcher
Thu Jul 15, 2010 11:05 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: RCA 77DX
Replies: 26
Views: 12009

That's what makes BK-5's the killer guitar mic -- they're bright. If yours if thin then it could be an impedance problem with the pre you're using... but yes, they have a good bit of treble pickup to go along with the rich and vibey thickness. They're also totally monster when mic'ing an SVT with a ...
by Fletcher
Thu Jul 15, 2010 10:54 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Anyone using two figure 8 mics for singer/songwriters?
Replies: 28
Views: 6272

Re: LOVELY Acoustic Guitar Sound!

I was really impressed with the guitar sound! Pretty much as Wes described. I was hoping to hear the separation of the two tracks, though. Any chance? Due respect - on page 1 of this thread I posted http://www.methodsandapplicationslaboratory.com/videos/?id=fig-8 where you can indeed download the i...
by Fletcher
Thu Jul 15, 2010 10:45 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Recording Industry Poker Tournament 2010
Replies: 6
Views: 1387

I really wish LA was in driving distance!!! Its a hell of a lot closer to "driving distance" for you than it is for me my friend!!! FWIW, I had an absolute BLAST last year!!! Got cleaned out on my first table by Al Schmitt, then sat down at one of the loser tables with Ed Cherney [who sucks at poke...
by Fletcher
Wed Jul 07, 2010 2:40 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Four Re-Amp devices in a single rackmount? Does it exist?
Replies: 20
Views: 3274

You can do 4x Littlelabs "Red Eye" [or "Multi-z"... or in my case "IBP", which is THE most interesting "re-amp" kind of box on the planet] in 1 RU. With the IBP I do things like take a DI bass track, run it into an amp through the IBP, then mic the amp and "tweeze" the phase of the signal running in...
by Fletcher
Mon Jul 05, 2010 6:47 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Recommend an ear training program for mixing?
Replies: 26
Views: 7871

Practice a lot... eventually everything falls into place. I will admit that doing "monitors" for live shows helped tremendously as you had to be "spot on" with what you heard was about to be a problem [and possibly cost you the gig]... but for whatever it may be worth, I found the best training for ...
by Fletcher
Mon Jul 05, 2010 6:42 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Anyone using two figure 8 mics for singer/songwriters?
Replies: 28
Views: 6272

I do it all the time with both LDC's and ribbon mics. THIS is a link to a session I did at my old job... there is a Dobro player who is also singing backup and the main "Singer / Songwriter". Both are mic'ed with figure 8 mics. The "null" of the guitar mic is aimed at the singer's mouth, the null of...
by Fletcher
Fri Jun 25, 2010 7:06 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Do you try harder?
Replies: 20
Views: 4433

I absolutely try to do the best I can in any situation. However I can't claim that I've never been in a situation where I didn't think the band was making good decisions, and that caused me to start losing interest in the project. I still love recording, but there's only so many times during a proj...
by Fletcher
Tue Jun 22, 2010 4:19 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Do you try harder?
Replies: 20
Views: 4433

I can honestly say that I have never tried "harder" on a band I liked, or tried "less" on a band I didn't like. I do the best work I can at all times, regardless of pay, regardless of whether or not I "like" the music. My job isn't to pass judgement, my job is to please the client. End of story. If ...