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by GooberNumber9
Mon Feb 29, 2016 6:28 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Holy crap why has it taken so long for someone to make this?
Replies: 20
Views: 3952

One reason might be that the Line6 DL-4 sounds surprisingly good, does a lot more, and costs a lot less. I sure wouldn't want to gig with a $900 pedal.
by GooberNumber9
Tue Feb 02, 2016 5:30 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Affordable Rackable Audio I/O for newer Retina MacbookPro?
Replies: 13
Views: 3557

Has anyone compared the sound of the Clairett to the Scarlett? Actually I have one of each so give me a day or two and I'll do a head to head. The Clarett features and control software are both enough to make me prefer it over the Scarlett, and that's not even considering the latency advantage and ...
by GooberNumber9
Mon Feb 01, 2016 2:18 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Affordable Rackable Audio I/O for newer Retina MacbookPro?
Replies: 13
Views: 3557

+1 for the Focusrite Clarett line for thunderbolt interfaces. Very low latency and nice sound for the price.
by GooberNumber9
Thu Jan 14, 2016 7:31 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: learning phasers/flangers
Replies: 12
Views: 2407

Note that true flanging also involves pitch shift in addition to delay because slowing down the tape reel drops the pitch slightly.
by GooberNumber9
Sat Nov 07, 2015 1:36 pm
Forum: People/Places/Things
Topic: We Want Your Gig Stories!!!!
Replies: 13
Views: 2530

I don't have a really good story, but e-mail sent with my best one, I think.
by GooberNumber9
Fri Jul 10, 2015 7:36 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Producers/Engineers: Do you enjoy timing drums/tuning vox?
Replies: 15
Views: 4465

Timing drums: 2 or so. Hate this. Tuning vocals: 4 to 9, depending. My favorite "tuning vocals" process is laying down a complete take with questionable pitch, tuning the crap out of that take and then having the artist sing along with the ultra-tuned take. They almost always make takes with much be...
by GooberNumber9
Mon Jun 29, 2015 7:28 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Guitar FX pedals in guitar recording
Replies: 25
Views: 9272

But I think the the real change in my approach - in order to accommodate the recording of live performance with FX - is to start with the effected guitar as I write, make that commitment, at least more often. I'm thinking the effort will be worth it. I definitely write the effects in. Which isn't t...
by GooberNumber9
Mon Jun 29, 2015 7:07 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Mic Robot Kickstarter
Replies: 21
Views: 4124

Getting a couple mic's on one speaker can be tight as it is. Word. And I'm thinking more about the snare top mic, where it's super important to get the right placement, super tricky, and super crowded. Motorizing a mic stand is a great idea. This particular iteration doesn't seem to address the sna...
by GooberNumber9
Mon Jun 29, 2015 6:20 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Guys, I can't record bass...
Replies: 20
Views: 6200

In my experience, the better the bass playing, the easier it is to mix. Plus the better the sound right from the bass and the better the amp settings, the easier the mix. If you can get it right even before it goes into an interface, your job gets a lot easier. So far I've not had a lot of success m...
by GooberNumber9
Mon Jun 29, 2015 5:34 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Cover band hell
Replies: 22
Views: 6643

What's funny to me about those Line 6 amps is that I can't figure out what it is about them that sounds so bad, but they always clearly and immediately sound bad. I'm probably just a subconscious analog snob with confirmation bias.
by GooberNumber9
Sun Jun 07, 2015 9:26 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: metal guitar sounds
Replies: 16
Views: 5486

I like taking a DI right off the guitar alongside the distorted sound so if there's too much dirt and no articulation, I can compress and EQ the DI track and bring it up behind the main track to "bring back the notes". And definitely less distortion is more. As a guitarist I'm constantly re-learning...
by GooberNumber9
Tue Jun 02, 2015 6:19 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Mastering Rant:I could care less bout your Lavery converters
Replies: 44
Views: 12334

And yet the world was bowled over by 16-bit 44.1kHz when CDs first came out in the 80s. Such amazing clarity and detail! It's like the performers are right in the room with you! Really? Listeners can be persuaded to believe all sorts of things. This was actually a huge change in audio and medium qu...
by GooberNumber9
Tue May 12, 2015 3:05 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Your mixing "philosophy"
Replies: 26
Views: 7350

I didn't realize until I read this thread that I don't mix for the listener or for other engineers, I mix for myself. I do things that I'm not sure anyone else will like, but that I think are cool. I even do things that maybe aren't always audible but which I think are fun to do. Maybe that's my phi...
by GooberNumber9
Sun May 10, 2015 8:26 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Stereo Microphones
Replies: 25
Views: 5920

I finally decided I had to understand the whole 414 product line and I found this, which has now made everything clear to me:

http://www.trustmeimascientist.com/2011 ... akg-c-414/

Hopefully it helps others as well.
by GooberNumber9
Fri Jan 02, 2015 6:20 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Classic Bass Guitar Sounds
Replies: 49
Views: 24840

A lot of the really inventive Motown electric bass stuff that is commonly thought to be Jamerson is actually Bob Babbitt. Wow. I just assumed all this time it was Jamerson on I Want You Back and ABC , but Wikipedia says it was Wilton Felder! My whole life is a lie! Oooohhh... it's also Felder on Ro...