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by cgarges
Wed Aug 14, 2019 10:50 pm
Forum: People/Places/Things
Topic: Searching for Best Studios in Boston, MA and/or Surrounding Locations
Replies: 2
Views: 81

Re: Searching for Best Studios in Boston, MA and/or Surrounding Locations

I had a good experience spending a week at Wellspring out in Acton a few years back. It's a funky sort of place-- pretty bohemian and vibey. Not the cleanest, slickest studio I've ever been in, but it was pretty great. Good-sounding, fairly large live room, several isolation options, and (at the tim...
by cgarges
Wed Aug 14, 2019 10:39 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Mixing with the band there
Replies: 21
Views: 997

Re: Mixing with the band there

I always like having someone there. It's saved my ass SO MANY TIMES. These days, I do like to get the bulk of stuff going for a few hours before they come in, but almost without fail, if I work with the background vocal balanced right up with the lead vocal, the band wants the background vocal almos...
by cgarges
Wed Aug 14, 2019 10:31 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Oktava mk 012 hypercardioid capsules
Replies: 11
Views: 427

Re: Oktava mk 012 hypercardioid capsules

It's been a long time since I've done a comparison, but from my recollection, the bleed control is noticeable with the hyper caps. Once I got a few of those, I just started using them on toms all the time until the ATM 450s came out. The ease of placing the 450s around cymbals made them more useful ...
by cgarges
Wed Jul 31, 2019 9:14 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Your favorite general use eq plugin
Replies: 20
Views: 725

Re: Your favorite general use eq plugin

Massenburg MDW

Chris Garges
Charlotte, NC
by cgarges
Wed Jun 19, 2019 8:19 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: 500 series racks - how much power do I need?
Replies: 11
Views: 613

Re: 500 series racks - how much power do I need?

The Buzz Elixirs (which I love) are a good test for this. They draw A LOT of current. I'm surprised at how many manufacturers say this won't be an issue and then either one of the units won't work or there will be a hum or something. That said, the Purple Sweet Ten is super-solid, dead quiet, built ...
by cgarges
Wed Jun 19, 2019 8:12 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Printing An Effect To Its Own Tape Track
Replies: 9
Views: 505

Re: Printing An Effect To Its Own Tape Track

I do this a lot, especially with vocals. The only time it's an issue is when I wind up doing something weird to the original track in the mix where the printed reverb then sounds REALLY different from the source. Otherwise, it works like a charm. But IF you had the separate source tracks, you could ...
by cgarges
Wed Jun 19, 2019 8:07 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: New Orleans style horn section
Replies: 21
Views: 975

Re: New Orleans style horn section

For New Orleans, it's usually gonna be tuba, trumpet, trombone, then sax or clarinet. For soul, it's gonna be saxes and trumpets, MAYBE trombone. You can make whatever else work, but that's the basic "traditional" thing. I know a pretty great tuba and trombone player, so I would hire her, a trumpet ...
by cgarges
Wed Jun 19, 2019 7:51 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Rugs: 1 big one VS. a few smaller ones
Replies: 14
Views: 741

Re: Rugs: 1 big one VS. a few smaller ones

I bought a few rugs for my live room (31x23) two years ago. I got two fairly big ones (8x11 maybe) and three slightly smaller ones (4x6 or so). I wish I'd just gone with all smaller ones as it would have allowed me more flexibility and frankly, more options. Not so much sonically, but just placement...
by cgarges
Wed Jun 19, 2019 7:46 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Recording Mac in 2019
Replies: 11
Views: 650

Re: Recording Mac in 2019

Mitch Easter has been using Minis in two of his three rooms for years. The main computer at The Fidelitorium is a mini that he got two years ago.

Chris Garges
Charlotte, NC
by cgarges
Wed Jun 19, 2019 7:36 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: transparent 500 series pre
Replies: 15
Views: 742

Re: transparent 500 series pre

The Buzz Elixirs are worth looking at. New, they're over $500, but no one ever talks about them so you can frequently get good deals on them on eBay or Reverb. I have three of them. They have a transformer that's intended to beef up the bottom end, but it's not a "Neve-like" bottom or anything. To m...
by cgarges
Mon Mar 18, 2019 7:23 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: UAD 3 Plugins Pack - Which would you choose?
Replies: 18
Views: 1010

Re: UAD 3 Plugins Pack - Which would you choose?

Then if you buy one, they always seem to send another coupon (usually for $25 off). so don't buy more than one at a time. :D Also, this. Two other things to know: If they have a monthly sale code, sometimes you can use that code more than once. Not always, but sometimes. Also, whenever you install ...
by cgarges
Mon Mar 18, 2019 7:20 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: UAD 3 Plugins Pack - Which would you choose?
Replies: 18
Views: 1010

Re: UAD 3 Plugins Pack - Which would you choose?

Get the three most expensive ones in which you are remotely interested. They have sales all the time and send out coupons frequently, so you'll be able to find deals on the less expensive ones that you'll use frequently with relative ease. When I got my first system and got to choose three, I went w...
by cgarges
Sat Mar 09, 2019 2:34 am
Forum: Listen to Music
Topic: The Bad Plus
Replies: 10
Views: 702

Re: The Bad Plus

LOVE them! They kinda lost me when they started working with that vocalist, but otherwise, brilliant. I got hooked on them from The Happy Apples, right around the time that first album came out.

Chris Garges
Charlotte, NC
by cgarges
Sat Mar 09, 2019 2:31 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Pink Floyd Drums
Replies: 35
Views: 8638

Re: Pink Floyd Drums

I would definitely say artificial reverb. Chamber or plate.

Chris Garges
Charlotte, NC
by cgarges
Thu Dec 20, 2018 3:48 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Plug in for Leslie effect...
Replies: 21
Views: 1557

Re: Plug in for Leslie effect...

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. Yeah, the new one that comes with PT12 is pretty terrific. Like, surprisingly so. So are some of the reverbs and guitar pedals. Chris Garges Charlotte, NC