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by Mixwell
Tue Aug 20, 2013 8:31 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Greg Hanks BA-660 preamp/limiter review
Replies: 7
Views: 1878

Love Greg's BA660's!
We shot his mic amp out with my Fearn's and NPNG's...
by Mixwell
Tue Aug 20, 2013 8:29 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: List of 500 series manufacturers
Replies: 44
Views: 56818

Some more brands worth mentioning [not sure if any of them have been mentioned already] The JCF LEVR's Transformer or Transformer-less Summing Amps for a Roll RMS216 http://www.jcfaudio.com/ RETRO Instruments DOUBLEWIDE Variable-Mu Mono Tube Compressor http://www.retroinstruments.com/ MAAG PREQ4, EQ...
by Mixwell
Tue May 07, 2013 8:00 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Sta Level
Replies: 15
Views: 4667

Using the Sta-Level for vocals this week-end. Coles ribbon into a True pre into the sta-lavel. Sounds beautiful. Oh yes! Coles 4038 - Clean Pre with Drive - into a RETRO STA Level doing some lovely enveloping. Now That is ONE amazing sound! The RETRO STA level adds some THICK lush, weight to the so...
by Mixwell
Thu Sep 27, 2012 11:35 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Pro Tools Dynamics III Comp on mix buss?
Replies: 6
Views: 1552

Waves C6 Sidechain might be worth a try http://www.waves.com/content.aspx?id=10907 I am definitely digging it over here, within the context of my mixes though. I hardly ever use plug in's on mix buss, while mixing. I typically leave that wide open for the mastering engineer. No mastering engineer? a...
by Mixwell
Mon Sep 17, 2012 6:18 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: ProTools HD Native 10.2 Vs. 12-Core Mac Pro w/ Mountain Lion
Replies: 4
Views: 1816

Avid has just recently added support for OS 10.8 with release of 10.3; http://avid.force.com/pkb/articles/en_US/download/Pro-Tools-10-3-Downloads?cmpid=70140000000TeXi http://akmedia.digidesign.com/support/compressed/Pro_Tools_10_3_Read_Me_Mac_77569.pdf http://secure.digidesign.com/services/avid/kb/...
by Mixwell
Thu Aug 23, 2012 11:57 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: demystifying (or further convoluting) the silly words we use
Replies: 18
Views: 6743

I think this thread has stirred up the demons of word play, somehow...

I heard a new one today, that I really like,

"I'm looking, for that "vintage-modern sound"

I would assume that it has gotta be both OLD and NEW at the same time!!!
by Mixwell
Wed Aug 22, 2012 12:49 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: demystifying (or further convoluting) the silly words we use
Replies: 18
Views: 6743

Some of my all time favorite moments in the studio with producers; involving the following words and/or statements and/or questions; GIMME MORE "SUBSTAIN" incorrect wording for the proper, "Sustain", in reference to decay of a musical note. You might need to make stuff longer, in some way. "TURN UP ...
by Mixwell
Wed Aug 15, 2012 12:48 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Opening a FMR RNLA
Replies: 7
Views: 1471

crow wrote:Yeah, I'm a big fan. Great products, great people.
+1 on THAT!!!
by Mixwell
Wed Aug 15, 2012 12:46 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: PBC-6A
Replies: 3
Views: 861

fantastic compressors for the dough!!! I have a RNC and RNLA and yea, the RNLA has a bit of character in the cell, whereas the RNC is super vanilla, but that's what I like about it. The PBC has a lot more variance, and character, for sure. Mess around with the internal Side Chain Filter and you will...
by Mixwell
Wed Jul 25, 2012 7:16 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: monitor switching
Replies: 26
Views: 5039

I use, and have used for years, the Coleman Audio LS3. Works perfectly, is clean and never caused a second of problems. +1. Only had it about a year but it works perfectly and quietly. Amazing little box. Cool, so the LS3 will have no problem being between my power amp and two/three sets of passive...
by Mixwell
Sun Jul 15, 2012 7:10 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: FMR RNC on toms?
Replies: 2
Views: 748

Re: FMR RNC on toms?

Do any of you love the RNC on toms and/or hand drums? I will pretty much use my FMR compressors for anything during tracking. It can work really well at controlling percussive sounds, making them more even and softer at the peaks, without losing much info at all!! Its a REALLY NICE COMPRESSOR!!! Ev...
by Mixwell
Wed Jul 11, 2012 11:58 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Shure SM57 with TAB Funkenwerk Transformer - worth it ?
Replies: 8
Views: 2317

I have a ton of experience with Olivers Transformer for the SM57/58 microphones. In my opinion, it is another great sound to have in your arsenal, as well as the stock Shure SM58/57, FWIW. What I hear happening to the microphone, is this; The Bass gets clearer, and overall there is less smear/muck i...
by Mixwell
Fri Jun 29, 2012 10:36 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Apogee Ensemble or...
Replies: 6
Views: 1957

I have an Ensemble, as well as some other high end Apogee hardware. I use my Ensemble for Mobile recording, because its packing, mic amps, headphone amplifiers and monitor controller, all in one unit. Way less stress on sessions, than packing up a bunch of my other hardware, and well, I think the En...
by Mixwell
Thu Jun 07, 2012 9:51 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Latest gear you've acquired.....
Replies: 4209
Views: 925546

new stuff, yummy

I recently grabbed a unmarked custom Keller maple snare, with minty fresh ludwig hardware, without a marking on it....it is beautiful sounding. Also procured a 50's Oahu Tonemaster small combo tube amp [9 Watts] and spent some dough fixin her up. Rock and Roll. Then I went and bought some new 500 se...
by Mixwell
Thu Jun 07, 2012 9:44 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: $1000 worth of basic native mixing plug-ins - your choice?
Replies: 34
Views: 11288

I would hand pick stuff, from a few different manufactures, because unless you have tried every plug in a bundle, its tough to say which will be wasted on your studio, or which ones will rule the world. Its good to get some variety going on too. It seems pretty easy to try stuff out and move accordi...