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by cgarges
Mon May 10, 2021 8:57 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: RANT: "in your spare time.."
Replies: 46
Views: 1406

Re: RANT: "in your spare time.."

I agree and I've been writing "DO NOT BOOK" in my schedule for years. When I moved the studio and got busier, I learned that I had to start giving myself two or three consecutive days off every few weeks. Part of that was EXACTLY so I could use one of them to get caught up with extra stuff like this...
by cgarges
Wed May 05, 2021 9:04 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Not Really Recording Related but.....
Replies: 16
Views: 636

Re: Not Really Recording Related but.....

MoreSpaceEcho wrote:
Wed May 05, 2021 8:34 am
TRUE STORY:

Back at my old loft in Boston, my upstairs neighbor was the drummer for Blue Man Group AND he was very short.

:shock:
I have three or four friends who've played with BMG in various cities. They're all total badasses, too. One of them is pretty tall.

Chris Garges
Charlotte, NC
by cgarges
Tue May 04, 2021 6:43 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: RANT: "in your spare time.."
Replies: 46
Views: 1406

Re: RANT: "in your spare time.."

I think for me if it's going to take more than 5 minutes to do whatever the spare time task is, then I would probably respond something like, "Sure, I will try to fit that in tomorrow. I estimate that will take about 2 hours" (or whatever) and make sure they understand it's going on their bill. Thi...
by cgarges
Sun May 02, 2021 8:25 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Beyer m160: is "matched pair" a thing?
Replies: 7
Views: 461

Re: Beyer m160: is "matched pair" a thing?

I wouldn't worry about it too much. If you really want two M160s that sound the same but can't afford to buy two new ones at once, look for two with somewhat close serial numbers (like, NOT one made in 1974 and one made in 2014) and eventually have them re-ribboned at the same time. That will get yo...
by cgarges
Mon Apr 26, 2021 7:47 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Recommend me a wild delay pedal
Replies: 29
Views: 3915

Re: Recommend me a wild delay pedal

Don't overlook the fabulous Ibanez DML 20 from the eighties. It's a digital delay with modulation, sort of like a pedal version of an Effectron. With short, conservative settings, you can get delays or chorusing or flanging, but when you start widening things, it can get pretty nuts. Chris Garges Ch...
by cgarges
Mon Apr 26, 2021 7:37 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Go-to plug-ins for adding gain
Replies: 11
Views: 542

Re: Go-to plug-ins for adding gain

Trim

Chris Garges
Charlotte, NC
by cgarges
Mon Mar 29, 2021 8:29 pm
Forum: Listen to Music
Topic: Reference mixtape
Replies: 8
Views: 605

Re: Reference mixtape

In general, Los Lobos' "Colossal Head" and Nina Nastasia's "The Blackened Air" both tell me different things about the bottom end. Other favorites are Suzanne Vega's "Nine Objects Of Desire," and a few specific tracks like "Secret Journey" by The Police and "Shining In The Light" by Page and Plant. ...
by cgarges
Thu Feb 25, 2021 5:56 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Recording Chain notation
Replies: 16
Views: 785

Re: Recording Chain notation

I always make notes in the section velowxeaxh track in Pro Tools. More often that not, it just saves me time setting up to record a band I've recorded before. I generally have a quick starting point if I can refer to these notes. There's also a really great free plugin that lets you save a series of...
by cgarges
Sun Feb 07, 2021 9:04 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: how often are you using non cardioid patterns?
Replies: 18
Views: 1116

Re: how often are you using non cardioid patterns?

I don't really use omni mics that often, except for ambience. There are occasional exceptions, but I just don't use them that often. I do use figure eight quite a bit. In fact, I actually bought a U48 because I actually wanted the figure eight pattern instead of the omni.

Chris Garges
Charlotte, NC
by cgarges
Tue Jan 26, 2021 9:01 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: instrument DI box bang-for-buck
Replies: 32
Views: 1396

Re: instrument DI box bang-for-buck

Do you want a DI that's going to add to/change the sound coming off the guitar or something that's just going to give you the pickup?

Chris Garges
Charlotte, NC
by cgarges
Tue Jan 26, 2021 8:58 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Listen: Jazz drums with modern micing
Replies: 17
Views: 705

Re: Listen: Jazz drums with modern micing

Nick Sevilla wrote:
Tue Jan 26, 2021 8:16 am
Yes, James Farber. Huge sound.
He's one of my absolute heroes.

Chris Garges
Charlotte, NC
by cgarges
Mon Jan 25, 2021 7:44 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Listen: Jazz drums with modern micing
Replies: 17
Views: 705

Re: Listen: Jazz drums with modern micing

Tony has a bunch of great-sounding drums and cymbals and he knows what to pick! I had the good fortune to play on a session at his place and used a bunch of his stuff. His big-ass kick drum is a beautiful beast. I've never understood this thing where you HAVE to do minimal miking on stuff for a jazz...
by cgarges
Mon Jan 25, 2021 7:36 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: hughes srs ak100/stereo enhancers
Replies: 13
Views: 775

Re: hughes srs ak100/stereo enhancers

Just an aside, if anyone wants to buy an Edison or an Orban Stereo Synthesizer, let me know.

Chris Garges
Charlotte, NC
by cgarges
Tue Jan 12, 2021 8:52 pm
Forum: People/Places/Things
Topic: R to the I to the P
Replies: 4
Views: 683

Re: R to the I to the P

Man, I HATED the phone call I got about my friend Frank Kimbrough recently. What a genius that guy was.

Chris Garges
Charlotte, NC
by cgarges
Tue Jan 12, 2021 8:46 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: 47 FET style mics
Replies: 9
Views: 533

Re: 47 FET style mics

There are certainly A LOT of them out now that I haven't heard, but I have a Lawson and that's the closest thing I've heard yet to an actual FET 47, which is a mic I love, by the way. The 195 is pretty good, but maybe a hair more aggressive -sounding to my ears than a real FET 47. Chris Garges Charl...