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by cgarges
Mon Mar 18, 2019 7:23 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: UAD 3 Plugins Pack - Which would you choose?
Replies: 18
Views: 610

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: 610

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: 6
Views: 243

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: 8161

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: 1180

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
by cgarges
Thu Dec 20, 2018 3:45 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Redux: Condensers on toms
Replies: 24
Views: 1125

Re: Redux: Condensers on toms

I've used almost all the ones you've mentioned. Oktavas were my favorites in my own collection for about 15 years. I got the ATM450s when they came out and I do like them, but I do also generally prefer the MC012s (especially with hypercardioid caps) when I have the space to put them around the kit....
by cgarges
Thu Feb 15, 2018 7:50 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Distressor Plugins
Replies: 17
Views: 2021

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: 1279

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: 2021

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: 409

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: 1112

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: 3302

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: 7451

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: 3368

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: 3849

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 ...