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by Professor T
Sun Dec 20, 2015 10:02 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: What do you think of my Blumlein +2 setup?
Replies: 15
Views: 8084

Hey everyone - I thought I'd come back and post some results. We set up like the image above, with one small change. The line out of the bass wasn?t very good, so we put the amp right about where the word ?horns? is. It was not loud at all in the room, but the ribbon mics picked it up. The mics were...
by Professor T
Wed Dec 16, 2015 4:18 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Guitar Sound Detectives
Replies: 9
Views: 4174

I'd try some flat wounds if I was really going for it.
by Professor T
Wed Dec 16, 2015 4:14 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: What do you think of my Blumlein +2 setup?
Replies: 15
Views: 8084

the positive lobes are facing "west" right? Yes, that is correct. I'm not sure where everyone is going to stand. I think we will have to see what space is left after we get set up! I'm looking forward to doing this. I'm so much more excited by this sort of recording than the "close mic everything a...
by Professor T
Wed Dec 16, 2015 11:34 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: What do you think of my Blumlein +2 setup?
Replies: 15
Views: 8084

What do you think of my Blumlein +2 setup?

Recording practice this weekend and I'm planning on setting up like this. Do you guys see anything that could be improved?

I'm doing the bass direct because I think it needs to have presence and immediacy more than most instruments.

Image
by Professor T
Thu Apr 23, 2015 4:25 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: that drum fill at the end of (Just Like) Starting Over
Replies: 27
Views: 5639

DrummerMan wrote:The break seems like it's meant to feel like the end of the song, but surprise! it starts back up again...
So, what your saying is, it feels just like starting over?
by Professor T
Fri Mar 06, 2015 8:36 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Field Recording Mic Recommendations?
Replies: 19
Views: 3871

Thanks for the replies everybody. I will investigate these options.
JWL wrote:What's wrong with the mics built in to the zoom?
I think the built in mics are great for pretty much everything. I am just wondering if there are better options out there. I am very happy with the H4N.
by Professor T
Thu Mar 05, 2015 2:51 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Field Recording Mic Recommendations?
Replies: 19
Views: 3871

Field Recording Mic Recommendations?

I'm looking to go out and do some ambient recordings of natural and urban surroundings. I've got a Zoom H4N, and I'm looking for some recommendations for decent microphones that might be suited to this task. I plan on experimenting with XY, ORTF, and binaural setups. What do you think? Small diaphra...
by Professor T
Fri Oct 24, 2014 3:25 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Question for wiring up microphone to stereo system
Replies: 6
Views: 2010

http://www.musiciansfriend.com/pro-audio/alto-zephyr-series-zmx52-5-channel-compact-mixer?pfm=sp Plug in your music to the tape in and your mic to the XLR. The mic has a switch if you want to use it. Here's your mic and stand (authentic pizza style and Tape Op approved vendor) http://www.radioshack....
by Professor T
Tue May 20, 2014 2:59 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Looking For Ideas To Make Album Sound...Not Modern
Replies: 23
Views: 7359

I'd hand this out to everybody: http://shittyispretty.anagrammatically.com/shitty-is-prettys-funk-constitution/ Use less microphones place microphones farther away make your sounds smaller, leave more space record everything in mono. your panning choices are middle, hard left, and hard right have on...
by Professor T
Mon Apr 07, 2014 2:59 pm
Forum: Buy/Sell/Trade
Topic: 388 for sale in Newport Beach
Replies: 1
Views: 544

388 for sale in Newport Beach

Not mine, but I thought I'd pass it along. Looks clean. $1000.
http://sandiego.craigslist.org/csd/msg/4411782199.html
by Professor T
Wed May 18, 2011 11:54 am
Forum: Listen to Music
Topic: FOO FIGHTERS = WASTING LIGHT
Replies: 13
Views: 3510

I thought it sounded like:
Rush's Test For Echo
Joe Satriani's Time Machine

I listened to it about 3 times and don't really have any need to play it again.

The documentary movie was pretty cool though, even if it was just a big commercial.
by Professor T
Thu Jan 13, 2011 12:22 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: What every guitarist should know- Funny!!!!
Replies: 9
Views: 2805

3. Learn the intros to popular songs such as crazy train. Stop playing when you reach the hard part with chords
This is me. I know 'em all.
by Professor T
Tue Dec 28, 2010 8:06 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: How to record gallows/firing squad press roll
Replies: 11
Views: 2808

Thanks for the tips and links everyone! I didn't realize how much bigger and lower tensioned those snare drums were. I'll see what kind of big snares we can muster up.

BTW, has anybody seen the youtube videos of the Top Secret Drum Corps? These guys are pretty awesome.
by Professor T
Mon Dec 27, 2010 8:55 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: How to record gallows/firing squad press roll
Replies: 11
Views: 2808

How to record gallows/firing squad press roll

For our upcoming album, I need a section of a song to have a gallows or sort of colonial "ready, aim, fire" snare buzz roll. My first attempt was to do one ribbon room mic and make three passes at it with the drummer in a different location for each take (so it sounds like more of a drum corp.) The ...
by Professor T
Sun Dec 05, 2010 1:54 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Classic session photos: What are your favorite books/links?
Replies: 26
Views: 6011

The site is a little clunky, but the library of congress has tons. I especially like the William Gottlieb collection:

http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/wghtml/wghome.html

Here by subject. Be sure to select "gallery view" after you choose a subject:
http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/wghtml/gott ... ica01.html