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by crow
Thu Jan 30, 2020 8:16 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: UA Luna
Replies: 14
Views: 457

Re: UA Luna

It is crazy that PT makes it so hard to invert polarity. Just plain crazy. Which got me thinking that this might be a genius move on UA's part, since PT has set the bar soooo low for DAWs that a sizable number of UA users who currently use protools will try it out, be pleasantly surprised, and sudde...
by crow
Sun Jan 26, 2020 6:58 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: UA Luna
Replies: 14
Views: 457

Re: UA Luna

If I were a Logic user (I was for about half of 2009) or a PT user, and if I were using Macs, I miiiiiight check it out, but I'm so happy with REAPER that I have no interest in another DAW. One of the main reasons I even started fooling around with REAPER in the first place was because I wanted to r...
by crow
Sat Jan 25, 2020 8:20 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: UA Luna
Replies: 14
Views: 457

Re: UA Luna

I haven't seen any mention yet of any features that differentiate it from other DAWs other than the tape emulation and Neve summing, which unless there's something I'm missing, can be done "a la carte" with plugins. Add to that the fact that you have to use UAD hardware, and it's Mac only, sounds ve...
by crow
Thu Jan 09, 2020 6:45 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: connecting turntable to console
Replies: 17
Views: 430

Re: connecting turntable to console

I forgot to mention that you could find a receiver for cheap on craigslist or at goodwill and use it as a dedicated phono preamp by connecting the ghost to the tape outs.
by crow
Thu Jan 09, 2020 6:42 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: connecting turntable to console
Replies: 17
Views: 430

Re: connecting turntable to console

+1 to what drumsound said. It'll sound super thin without a phono preamp because of the RIAA curve https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/RIAA_equalization . I have an Audio Technica AT-PEQ3 (or maybe a previous generation of the same basic preamp) in my workshop that sounds good, not that I've scrutinized i...
by crow
Fri Oct 04, 2019 10:47 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Vocal Mic Bleed
Replies: 21
Views: 1183

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: 1269

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: 816

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: 566

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: 1826

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: 1023

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: 1023

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: 756

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: 1188

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: 2207

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.