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by cgarges
Thu Feb 15, 2018 7:50 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Distressor Plugins
Replies: 17
Views: 1163

Re: Distressor Plugins

lysander, which one? the dc8c or the mjuc? i have both, just got the mjuc based on reading lots of raves, and it must be me but i can't really get with it. maybe i just need to spend more time with it. The MJUC could not be further from a Distressor/Arouser in terms of compressor action and to some...
by cgarges
Sun Nov 26, 2017 9:00 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Preamps: Presonus M80 WITHOUT Jensens vs Mackie 1604VLZ
Replies: 10
Views: 576

Re: Preamps: Presonus M80 WITHOUT Jensens vs Mackie 1604VLZ

The Presonus will sound totally fine and it will give you individual phantom power, polarity reverse, individual outs, AND a mix buss. Mine has the transformers in it (and so does another one I've used) and those sound GREAT, but I'd be shocked and amazed if the transformerless ones don't sound ever...
by cgarges
Sun Nov 26, 2017 8:51 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Distressor Plugins
Replies: 17
Views: 1163

Re: Distressor Plugins

The Arouser is GREAT! I have four hardware Distressors. I bought my first one in 1998. I know these units VERY well. The Arouser is built by the guy who designed the Distressor. I mean, how much closer do you need it to be? Is it EXACTLY the same? No, but it does all the same cool stuff and even mor...
by cgarges
Wed Nov 08, 2017 10:42 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Quantum 128 Mixing board. Any other Quantum owners?
Replies: 1
Views: 226

Re: Quantum 128 Mixing board. Any other Quantum owners?

The early REM recordings. (original "Radio Free Europe" single and "Chronic Town" EP) were done on a Quantum that Mitch Easter had before getting his Amek. There's a pretty substantial "early REM" thread on here form a few years ago where I got Mitch to give some pretty heavy answers about those rec...
by cgarges
Wed Nov 08, 2017 10:36 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Dynamic EQ Plugins
Replies: 9
Views: 602

Re: Dynamic EQ Plugins

I have the Brainworx and it's really cool, but it's a little finicky sometimes. I got turned on to the Tokyo Dawn Nova not too long ago and I've been using it A TON in the four-band mode (not always using all four bands). It's got a GREAT display that really helps you zone in on problem stuff quickl...
by cgarges
Mon Jun 27, 2016 4:25 pm
Forum: Listen to Music
Topic: odd-metered jazz (not fusion)
Replies: 10
Views: 2822

Steve Lehman is great! I was gonna suggest some of Dave Holland's stuff and then the clique of folks associated with the first Jay Leno Tonight show band-- Kevin and Robin Eubanks, Smitty Smith, etc. Some of the records those guys were making in the early 90s sound a little dated, but there's some i...
by cgarges
Mon Jun 27, 2016 4:19 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: If u have some $ to play with, who do you hire? (mastering)
Replies: 28
Views: 6459

what about Greg Calbi? When budget is not an issue, that's totally who I would use. He's done three projects with which I've been involved and he's done a stellar job on all three. The guy's got a ridiculous track record of all kinds of styles so to suggest that he's got a sound is fairly ridiculou...
by cgarges
Mon Jun 27, 2016 4:07 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: DAKING and Tape Op Magazine
Replies: 14
Views: 2972

They had a console at one of the TapeOp Conferences in Tucson one year. John B. has one at The Hangar. I just assumed they'd been readily available for the last ten years or so.

Chris Garges
Charlotte, NC
by cgarges
Mon Jun 27, 2016 4:02 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: drum room mic placement and low end phase coherency
Replies: 12
Views: 3383

Are you physically listening to the drummer play in the room and placing your mics based on where you ears are? I do this all the time. I find that often in bigger rooms, the best sound is closer than you might think. In my room at Old House Studio, there are usually a couple of spots away from the ...
by cgarges
Tue May 17, 2016 7:24 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Click on scratch tracks?
Replies: 30
Views: 8099

Believe it or not, it's a ready-made product from a company that makes TONS of different types of kazoos. Here it is in action:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-wpUnIX3PQs

I have a more recent video I need to add, too. I have a few more videos to upload to my channel.

Chris Garges
Charlotte, NC
by cgarges
Tue May 17, 2016 6:23 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Click on scratch tracks?
Replies: 30
Views: 8099

I miss seeing Fisher Price toys and voice-changer megaphones reviewed in the magazine :cry: Haha! Nice memory! Man, that was a while ago. I've been so busy at the relocated studio that I haven't written anything for the main a while. I'm also trying to think of what whacky stuff I've gotten in rece...
by cgarges
Mon May 16, 2016 10:05 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: How are hats being worn this season?
Replies: 8
Views: 2288

AKG 451E with the pad and hi-pass filter. That or an AT 4051. Usually pointed straight down towards the hi hat, opposite the snare drum side, but a little out form the edge, where it's actually pointed at the ground. Still often have to roll off a good bit of the bottom end. Then, check the snare dr...
by cgarges
Mon May 16, 2016 9:59 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Click on scratch tracks?
Replies: 30
Views: 8099

There needs to be a Rants and Rambles forum, where people can get this stuff out of their system, and give the rest of us a laugh. I mean almost everyone has at least one story :mrgreen: That's actually not a bad idea. Or at least a thread in the "People Skills" forum. There is already over a decad...
by cgarges
Mon Mar 28, 2016 7:59 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: When to read vs. do
Replies: 13
Views: 3287

I'm constantly reading stuff. I can't get enough of it, whether I'm working a lot or not.

Chris Garges
Charlotte, NC
by cgarges
Tue Mar 22, 2016 7:46 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Multiband Processing: Not Compression
Replies: 11
Views: 3315

Filter, then phase flip. Listen. Better or worse? Go with "better" 85% of the time.

Chris Garges
Charlotte, NC