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by crow
Fri Oct 04, 2019 10:47 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Vocal Mic Bleed
Replies: 21
Views: 378

Re: Vocal Mic Bleed

If I have this problem during tracking, I also reach for figure 8s. If there are other instruments to contend with as well, I'll put a gobo on the other side of the mic to protect that side from bleed, and usually have the singer's back up to an absorptive part of the studio wall. in mixing, I usual...
by crow
Sat Sep 28, 2019 10:37 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: this has to be a scam right?
Replies: 14
Views: 487

Re: this has to be a scam right?

I heard the ATM450 was crucial to the vocal sound on Husker Du's Flip Your Wig
by crow
Mon Sep 23, 2019 8:56 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: phase alignment and polarity adjustment plugins
Replies: 7
Views: 395

Re: phase alignment and polarity adjustment plugins

I have the hardware and software ibp's, and though I don't use them all that often, when I need them, they're great. There are cheaper options, but since I already had the ibp when the others came along, I haven't tried them. It's easy to go down the rabbit hole when something's just "medium" out of...
by crow
Mon Sep 16, 2019 7:35 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Audioscape Opto compressor?
Replies: 4
Views: 220

Re: Audioscape Opto compressor?

I built a pair of Drip LA2A clones that I love. Bing that they're also PCB LA2As, I expecti it would be similar to the Audioscape. And while I've never used a vintage original, I once A/B'd the UAD LA2A against the clone and I couldn't tell the difference (this was admittedly a quick evaluation with...
by crow
Thu Aug 01, 2019 11:34 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Your favorite general use eq plugin
Replies: 20
Views: 1216

Re: Your favorite general use eq plugin

Fabfilter Pro-q 3, mainly for the awesome workflow and GUI. Toneboosters EQ 4 if I need dynamics control as well, and if the Fabfilter GUI wasn't so dang excellent, this might be my only EQ. And so affordable! Just as often, REAPER's ReaEQ for fast, simple uses, especially if I'm nervous about CPU i...
by crow
Wed Jul 03, 2019 8:41 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Pro Tools Updated Renewal Pricing
Replies: 13
Views: 812

Re: Pro Tools Updated Renewal Pricing

I first tried it out then too, and I remember initially being weirded out by the lack of mouse-tool switching and and the takes system (which improved shortly after I switched). Having tried out several DAWs prior to that, I found the acclimation curve to be rewarding, since every time I learned how...
by crow
Mon Jul 01, 2019 4:20 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Pro Tools Updated Renewal Pricing
Replies: 13
Views: 812

Re: Pro Tools Updated Renewal Pricing

+1000 for switching to REAPER. Not only is it awesome, super-customizable software, but just as importantly, it is owned by the same small number of people who do the coding. It's a small company who really cares about their customers. In a world full of ruthless software behemoth companies trying t...
by crow
Mon Jun 10, 2019 9:14 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Would Dumping from an 8 track repeatedly cause sync issues?
Replies: 9
Views: 606

Re: Would Dumping from an 8 track repeatedly cause sync issues?

If you were to plan on editing the passes to sync together in the DAW, you could de-PITA-ify that process somewhat by giving up another track to provide an identical click track for each pass. snappy-transient quarter notes would then be very easy to visually or automatically line up in the DAW. You...
by crow
Tue Jun 04, 2019 9:51 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Is my situation condusive to a Monitor puchase?
Replies: 14
Views: 931

Re: Is my situation condusive to a Monitor puchase?

Well, there's no point in treating the room if you have no speakers at all, but if you have any speakers at all, then improving your acoustics is job #1. To me, the quality of the gear is way less important than room acoustics.
by crow
Wed Aug 16, 2017 9:22 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Tape Cailb Help! run at +3 with 355nwb/m MRL
Replies: 7
Views: 2101

Re: Tape Cailb Help! run at +3 with 355nwb/m MRL

Yes, I believe you're right. If your calibration tape is +6, set repro to -3 to end up at +3.
by crow
Tue May 30, 2017 10:58 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Farfisa: Constant Playing Notes
Replies: 4
Views: 1401

Many if not all transistor organs seem to suffer from this symptom. It's because (I think, and pardon my simplification of the process) all 12 oscillators are always on, and pressing a key simply allows the signal to travel to the output. I think that as the components (mainly capacitors) in these o...
by crow
Tue Apr 05, 2016 10:06 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: DB25 Wiring Method
Replies: 3
Views: 1560

You may have tried this/know this already, but for anyone new to DB25 soldering, a fast way to do it is to pre-solder the cups on the connector and re-heating when you put the wire in saves you from needing a third arm to hold the solder. Just make sure you leave the whole thing heated up long enoug...
by crow
Thu Nov 05, 2015 8:00 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Using a computer as an effects unit
Replies: 31
Views: 11292

6 years ago I was discouraged enough by posters here, to not try it. But I wondered if now some developments had made it more feasible. Does that bother you? Sorry, my post came across as snarkier than I intended it. If I had seen this thread back then, I would have said "go for it, it'll probably ...
by crow
Wed Nov 04, 2015 2:31 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Using a computer as an effects unit
Replies: 31
Views: 11292

Um, have you been interested in this for 6 years and you haven't tried it?
by crow
Fri Oct 23, 2015 10:26 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: when DO you compress low end?
Replies: 16
Views: 4780

Re: Saturation

I learned by testing years after years that low frequencies in my opinion need saturation before compression to sit nicely. I add saturation and lowpass it down to most often around 500Hz before I blend it back with the dry signal just so that I notice that something almost insignificant has been a...