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by MoreSpaceEcho
Thu Nov 05, 2020 9:57 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: I need help High Passing
Replies: 55
Views: 2439

Re: I need help High Passing

It's def not a universal thing, it's really case by case. It's not something I'd do when tracking, especially if you're tracking yourself. I think it's extra important to keep the engineering decisions to the minimum when you're recording yourself so you can focus on playing.
by MoreSpaceEcho
Thu Nov 05, 2020 9:54 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Getting phase right on a drum kit
Replies: 24
Views: 708

Re: Getting phase right on a drum kit

Correct. Just as far as absolute polarity goes....I have a bunch of records where I have several different masters, and I'll have them all in one session so I can quickly a/b them, cause this is the sort of thing dorky mastering engineers do...anyway, more often than not one of the masters will be r...
by MoreSpaceEcho
Wed Nov 04, 2020 7:35 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Getting phase right on a drum kit
Replies: 24
Views: 708

Re: Getting phase right on a drum kit

Naw. I don't really think absolute polarity is that big a deal, honestly. Some people say they can hear a difference, and logically it makes sense that one way should really be right/better but ehhhh.....compared to tuning the drums well and hitting them correctly I'd say it's low on the list of pri...
by MoreSpaceEcho
Wed Nov 04, 2020 2:23 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Newb appreciation
Replies: 16
Views: 480

Re: Newb appreciation

vvv wrote:
Wed Nov 04, 2020 2:01 pm
Didn't somebody in days of yore charge, like US$25 or sompin', to answer a question?
Yes, our old friend Jeff Robinson famously charged $35/song to listen and critique your mix. I don't know if he ever had any takers on that offer.
by MoreSpaceEcho
Wed Nov 04, 2020 2:21 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Getting phase right on a drum kit
Replies: 24
Views: 708

Re: Getting phase right on a drum kit

I do the opposite....I figure the kick mic is picking up a positive wave motion so I leave that one and flip the oh's to match if necessary (almost always is). Then check the snare/toms with the overhead(s) and then the room mics.
by MoreSpaceEcho
Wed Nov 04, 2020 10:27 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: I need help High Passing
Replies: 55
Views: 2439

Re: I need help High Passing

Naw. Never felt the need at all.

Lots of things don't really need a high pass at all, there's just not significant energy down there that needs cutting. HP filters are super useful and helpful, but like Recycled Brains was saying, indiscriminate use can result in a pretty neutered sounding mix.
by MoreSpaceEcho
Tue Nov 03, 2020 3:39 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: I need help High Passing
Replies: 55
Views: 2439

Re: I need help High Passing

It depends. Is the rhodes (or whatever) the main instrument in a sparse mix or a supporting character in a busy one? Roll it up until you can hear it, then back off a bit is good general advice. I almost never use anything steeper than 12db/octave, YMMV. Sometimes kick and bass are what actually nee...
by MoreSpaceEcho
Tue Nov 03, 2020 3:15 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Overdrive pedals educate me
Replies: 71
Views: 3488

Re: Overdrive pedals educate me

Thanks! I'll give it a try first in line.
by MoreSpaceEcho
Tue Nov 03, 2020 8:49 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Overdrive pedals educate me
Replies: 71
Views: 3488

Re: Overdrive pedals educate me

standup wrote:
Tue Nov 03, 2020 7:06 am
A Catalinbred Antichthon, which is insane weird and difficult.
I got an amazing sound out of this when I demo'd it, so I bought it immediately. Since then I've not been able to get anything useful out of it. Help me?
by MoreSpaceEcho
Tue Nov 03, 2020 8:31 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Two parter: Getting mic bleed to work for you, and the phase differences between nudging tracks and moving mics.
Replies: 11
Views: 456

Re: Two parter: Getting mic bleed to work for you, and the phase differences between nudging tracks and moving mics.

Just want to agree, nudging tracks on a drumkit doesn't work IME. It DOES sound punchy, but it also sounds really unnatural.

The only time I've found nudging tracks to work is with close mics on a guitar amp. Or bass di and an amp.
by MoreSpaceEcho
Mon Nov 02, 2020 5:12 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Choosing drum overheads for small room
Replies: 20
Views: 950

Re: Choosing drum overheads for small room

Thanks! I'm gonna try something similar next time I'm recording drums.
by MoreSpaceEcho
Mon Nov 02, 2020 11:45 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Planning for December DIY drum recording
Replies: 17
Views: 556

Re: Planning for December DIY drum recording

FWIW I don't always like a D112 on kick, but it's always worked great for me on floor tom.

Also IME the floor tom needs a close mic a lot more than the rack tom does. Usually plenty of rack tom in the overheads.
by MoreSpaceEcho
Mon Nov 02, 2020 8:33 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Planning for December DIY drum recording
Replies: 17
Views: 556

Re: Planning for December DIY drum recording

Also, hadn’t thought of combining a condenser and a ribbon for overheads.... They combine well, the m160 is more midrangey, the 4050 (I use a 4040 sometimes instead) is brighter, more hi-fi. Normally I have them both panned center, so the eq difference doesn't matter, but even panned it's not as dr...
by MoreSpaceEcho
Sun Nov 01, 2020 1:28 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Planning for December DIY drum recording
Replies: 17
Views: 556

Re: Planning for December DIY drum recording

SM7 is my kick mic of choice, switches flat, I'd put it either just a smidge inside the hole or an inch or two off the front head, depending. Either way, at a 45 degree angle to the beater, not straight on. I usually do a modified and mismatched GJ thing for overheads, 4050 either right over the sna...
by MoreSpaceEcho
Sat Oct 31, 2020 4:30 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Getting phase right on a drum kit
Replies: 24
Views: 708

Re: Getting phase right on a drum kit

I think it's actually the other way around, more important for the low freqs.