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by Chrisbrownsound
Sun Apr 29, 2007 11:26 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Reel to Reel accessories and their uses?
Replies: 12
Views: 2241

evilaudio wrote: I like to keep toothpicks (wood) around too, incase I need to pick-off tape build-up on the guides and crap like that.
It should never get that bad if you clean regularly with alcohol.
by Chrisbrownsound
Sun Apr 22, 2007 3:36 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: okay, this sucks...
Replies: 9
Views: 1848

Or distort it more. Stick it through Amp Farm or something.

Distortion is a great tool for bass to help it sit in the mix and to help the mids poke through, even when it's been recorded properly.
by Chrisbrownsound
Sat Apr 21, 2007 4:18 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: "full length"
Replies: 19
Views: 3210

It's too long if it won't fit on one side of a C-90...

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by Chrisbrownsound
Thu Mar 15, 2007 4:20 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Serious Work
Replies: 24
Views: 3125

3 hours is the standard MU orchestral session. Including a 15 minute break...
by Chrisbrownsound
Fri Mar 02, 2007 4:48 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Recording through tape directly to DAW?
Replies: 17
Views: 2455

I find the best way is to transfer from 2" to protools during playback.

A reel of 2' running at 30 ips gives 16'43" which is enough for four takes on average.

Just do four takes back to back, drag the band in for a playback and do the transfer while you listen to the takes.
by Chrisbrownsound
Thu Feb 15, 2007 4:46 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: strings from a keyboard
Replies: 25
Views: 3221

by Chrisbrownsound
Sat Feb 10, 2007 4:16 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Need serious help with recording loud vocals!!!!!
Replies: 14
Views: 1556

lodstudios wrote:Should I just turn the tube gain down for the chorus?
YES! It's that easy!
by Chrisbrownsound
Wed Jan 24, 2007 5:00 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: jeff lynne / elo / slapback & doubble vocal sound? hmmm.
Replies: 6
Views: 1668

Lennon's slapback was tape delay, usually 15ips, but varisped to taste.
by Chrisbrownsound
Tue Jan 09, 2007 1:22 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: When is beatboxing dangerous for mics...
Replies: 14
Views: 1744

It's a bad idea whatever mic...
by Chrisbrownsound
Tue Jan 09, 2007 1:20 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Binaurial Beats - you just gotta read this
Replies: 64
Views: 9569

ubertar wrote:100hz on the left, 107 on the right. If you switch to mono, you can hear the pulse very clearly. In stereo, it's there, but it's subtle.
Hang on... Isn't 7Hz the resonant frequency of the bowel???
by Chrisbrownsound
Fri Dec 22, 2006 6:38 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Transferring from cassette...
Replies: 12
Views: 1860

I'm going to say it again because no-one picked up on my previous post.

Whatever deck, software or interface you use is irrelevant if you don't check the head azimuth.

More info here:
http://audio-restoration.com/cassette.php
by Chrisbrownsound
Thu Dec 21, 2006 3:46 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: EQ- Are you a Cutter, or a Booster?
Replies: 53
Views: 8228

Impossible to answer as it depends entirely on the audio source.
by Chrisbrownsound
Wed Dec 20, 2006 2:43 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: What Is Everyone's Guitar Signal Paths
Replies: 47
Views: 6535

Guitar rig database here:
http://www.guitargeek.com/
Compare Angus Young (#12 in Top 100) with Tony Iommi (#23)...
by Chrisbrownsound
Sat Dec 16, 2006 1:31 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Transferring from cassette...
Replies: 12
Views: 1860

Don't forget to clean the heads and adjust the azimuth for each cassette.
by Chrisbrownsound
Sat Dec 09, 2006 3:35 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: what is worth charging for..
Replies: 4
Views: 1644

Offer to burn a copy of the session files to DVD for no charge.

If they want you to consolidate/export files, then politely explain that this will take time and will therefore be chargeable. Agree a rate for a couple of hours.