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by cgarges
Mon Mar 29, 2021 8:29 pm
Forum: Listen to Music
Topic: Reference mixtape
Replies: 8
Views: 289

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: 534

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: 852

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: 1181

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: 626

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: 626

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: 716

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: 423

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: 491

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...
by cgarges
Wed Dec 30, 2020 4:52 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Existential problem: Reverb
Replies: 7
Views: 331

Re: Existential problem: Reverb

I totally get you, Rodgre. I think part of the "today" reverb sound are things that aren't obviously digital: plates, chambers, springs, etc. And in some ways, the shittier, the better. And ironically, there are some good plugins that do this stuff-- the UA stuff, Valhalla stuff, Soundtoys Little Pl...
by cgarges
Mon Dec 07, 2020 10:44 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Plugins that deliberately add noise
Replies: 18
Views: 648

Re: Plugins that deliberately add noise

Yeah, this bugs the crap out of me, especially since they all default to "on." I have just gone into PT and set up my own user defaults for all my plugins, which is helpful anyway, but the FIRST thing I do is to turn off that noise. Ugh.

Chris Garges
Charlotte, NC
by cgarges
Sun Nov 29, 2020 3:19 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Replacement rails for racks
Replies: 9
Views: 429

Re: Replacement rails for racks

I have a bunch of spare 20-space rack rails. If those will work for you, I'll send them to you for just a few bucks over shipping. PM me or hit me up through Facebook if I can help you with that.

Chris Garges
Charlotte, NC
by cgarges
Sun Nov 29, 2020 3:16 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: How many guitar amps?
Replies: 39
Views: 1809

Re: How many guitar amps?

We've got about 14 amps at Old House Studio, but a lot of them are really oddball little things. Surprisingly (or maybe not so), it's the weird ones that get the most use. Most bands that come in have amps that they like, although our 70s Marshall Super Lead/4x12 and our tweed Deluxe clone get a lot...
by cgarges
Sun Nov 29, 2020 3:09 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Gain Staging - Tracking/Mixing
Replies: 16
Views: 785

Re: Gain Staging - Tracking/Mixing

Having a hot level from the jump makes life more difficult once you start adding gain with EQ or compression or saturation and piling on multiple plugin instances on individual tracks... etc. I never run a risk of hitting the red on a AD converter on the way in. I haven't heard it sound good. I kno...
by cgarges
Thu Sep 10, 2020 10:50 pm
Forum: Buy/Sell/Trade
Topic: WTB: Blank 500-series panels
Replies: 3
Views: 577

Re: WTB: Blank 500-series panels

Hit me up.

My screen name at gmail.

Chris Garges
Charlotte, NC