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by MoreSpaceEcho
Mon Nov 26, 2018 9:31 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Need Advice: How to Modernize Layla 24/96s?
Replies: 12
Views: 984

Re: Need Advice: How to Modernize Layla 24/96s?

Crustlord666 wrote:
Sat Nov 24, 2018 3:31 pm
Should he go back to Windows 7 on the new machine to get better driver support?
I prefer 7 to 10 by a wide margin, but 7 is 'old' and if he's already got 10 on the machine, just keep that. Driver support shouldn't be an issue, everything should work with 10.
by MoreSpaceEcho
Wed Nov 21, 2018 7:59 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Need Advice: How to Modernize Layla 24/96s?
Replies: 12
Views: 984

Re: Need Advice: How to Modernize Layla 24/96s?

Sorry, I should've been more specific. PCI is the outdated tech, not PCI-e.
by MoreSpaceEcho
Wed Nov 21, 2018 11:56 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Need Advice: How to Modernize Layla 24/96s?
Replies: 12
Views: 984

Re: Need Advice: How to Modernize Layla 24/96s?

-Keep the outboard Layla 24/96s and find a new professional quality PCIe x1 card or cards that can take 16 channels in and make them individually available to a DAW, and has driver support in Windows 10, and would work as smoothly as the old Layla's did. Does this card exist? Would we be able to ex...
by MoreSpaceEcho
Fri Nov 16, 2018 11:33 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Old Colony Mastering build recap
Replies: 37
Views: 4744

Re: Old Colony Mastering build recap

Thanks Geoff! Yeah it's going to be an anxiety-ridden winter for me, but we've had a bunch of heavy rain storms this past month and everything's been 100%, so far so good. Re: Sayers forum....I couldn't really hang with the vibe there, I put up a post asking for advice at the start of the build and ...
by MoreSpaceEcho
Fri Nov 16, 2018 11:21 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: De-harshing distorted guitars
Replies: 14
Views: 1044

Re: De-harshing distorted guitars

Recycled_Brains wrote:
Fri Nov 16, 2018 8:35 am
100%. I'd say narrow cuts to 1 or 2 frequencies is a guarantee on every mix I do, for this exact reason. I do the same thing with overheads, though a little more heavy handedly.
Curious what freqs on overheads? Usually when I feel like cymbals/hats are annoying it's always around 11-12k.
by MoreSpaceEcho
Fri Nov 16, 2018 11:19 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: De-harshing distorted guitars
Replies: 14
Views: 1044

Re: De-harshing distorted guitars

Just listened to the Jack Endino interview on the tape op podcast and he recommended this exact thing as part of his guitar sound - making it less harsh means it can be turned up louder in the mix and not hurt. Shelly Yakus said a similar thing in his interview in the mag ages ago, although he was ...
by MoreSpaceEcho
Wed Nov 14, 2018 4:48 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Plug in for Leslie effect...
Replies: 21
Views: 1440

Re: Plug in for Leslie effect...

Maybe tie a mic to my puppies tail and have him run around in circles? that would work. years ago i was recording a band, we had a close mic on the amp, i gave the guitarist's bandmate a 57 and said "just do some ridiculous interpretive dance and wave that around while he plays". that mic combined ...
by MoreSpaceEcho
Wed Nov 14, 2018 4:10 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: De-harshing distorted guitars
Replies: 14
Views: 1044

Re: De-harshing distorted guitars

it's a tough one for sure. i normally don't like narrow eq for almost anything, but sometimes with distorted guitars, a tight notch at the problem area can help. or two, you might have the ear splitting harshies around 2.5-3.2 and the fizzy shit around 5-6 that both need to be dealt with. notch the ...
by MoreSpaceEcho
Wed Nov 14, 2018 12:40 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Secret Chords
Replies: 30
Views: 2224

Re: Secret Chords

knowing theory makes it easier to talk shorthand.

having been in bands where i was the only one who knew theory, there were plenty of times i was quietly chuckling to myself as my bandmates would be having some elaborate argument/discussion about some rudimentary thing...
by MoreSpaceEcho
Wed Nov 14, 2018 11:17 am
Forum: Listen to Music
Topic: Neil Lawrence
Replies: 0
Views: 320

Neil Lawrence

Psyched to share this...Neil is an old friend and client of mine...he contacted me earlier this year about recording an acoustic solo record. The day we'd scheduled to record turned out to be the day of the Big Flood which ruined my new almost-finished studio. So in the aftermath of that, I set up a...
by MoreSpaceEcho
Tue Nov 13, 2018 8:05 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Secret Chords
Replies: 30
Views: 2224

Re: Secret Chords

losthighway wrote:
Tue Nov 13, 2018 7:22 pm
Then we have the unholy tritone.
with a minor second on top of it. so nice!
by MoreSpaceEcho
Tue Nov 13, 2018 9:02 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Secret Chords
Replies: 30
Views: 2224

Re: Secret Chords

i'm not really a songwriter so i don't have any nifty chord progression tricks, but my fave secret chord is a modified add9 chord. so if you normally had an Eadd9 starting on the 7th fret of the A string, as such: high x 7 9 9 7 x low make that 9th fret E an F, and revel in the glorious scathing dis...
by MoreSpaceEcho
Tue Nov 06, 2018 2:09 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Reamped Bass Phase Issue
Replies: 15
Views: 1327

Re: Reamped Bass Phase Issue

floid wrote:
Tue Nov 06, 2018 11:55 am
Is that 4' to 6' in the Stonehenge sense?
:D it's in danger of being trampled by bloody midgets!
by MoreSpaceEcho
Tue Nov 06, 2018 11:49 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Reamped Bass Phase Issue
Replies: 15
Views: 1327

Re: Reamped Bass Phase Issue

if the mic was 4 to 6 feet back in the room it's entirely possible that certain frequencies were getting boosted/cut due to phase interference in the room. if you listen to the reamped track alone, do those same notes jump out?
by MoreSpaceEcho
Tue Nov 06, 2018 11:44 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Garage Studio Build
Replies: 51
Views: 9605

Re: Garage Studio Build

Yeah, it does depend on the speaker, and I think things do start getting omni not far below 500, so we're mostly in agreement. There's some new speaker designs out now with rear-facing woofers and onboard DSP that are designed to mitigate the effects of the room considerably. I'm old fashioned and t...