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by eeldip
Fri Mar 25, 2011 3:01 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Are MXL 990 and 991 really crap?
Replies: 31
Views: 21346

or you could just back off the mic a bit. bright mics work well from distance i find, as long as the room sounds nice. screen mods, as i understand it, tend to deal with really HF stuff, prevent smearing there. as only the HF material bounces around those cages. i really didnt hear that much of a di...
by eeldip
Fri Mar 25, 2011 8:25 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Are MXL 990 and 991 really crap?
Replies: 31
Views: 21346

right out of the gate, 1a sounded crazy peaky to me. like OUCH. 1b sounded smoother. but then when i listened back and forth, the difference seemed less dramatic. i think i was just SHOCKED at first listen. basically, for solo acoustic i would probably never use a mic like this. but i could see this...
by eeldip
Fri Mar 11, 2011 8:33 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Synths?
Replies: 20
Views: 4546

Clearly we'd all like to stay analog. not me. i really love analog synths, but i don't see why staying analog should be a defacto priority. at the moment, i've been digging the sounds from FM and additive way more than subtractive anyway. sure analog filters are great, but man, i just don't see the...
by eeldip
Fri Mar 11, 2011 8:24 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Synths?
Replies: 20
Views: 4546

ipad + controller!
by eeldip
Mon Mar 07, 2011 8:59 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Solfeggio Frequencies
Replies: 30
Views: 10242

ah indeed. the INSCRUTABLE ORIENTALS always know best.
by eeldip
Fri Mar 04, 2011 5:57 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: mixing 808 kicks for crappy computer speakers
Replies: 15
Views: 6632

try it on electric bass... you can customize the right growl for the mix.
by eeldip
Thu Mar 03, 2011 8:11 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: mixing 808 kicks for crappy computer speakers
Replies: 15
Views: 6632

oh, and related to distortion, 808's and heartbreak is SLATHERED in decapitator.
by eeldip
Thu Mar 03, 2011 7:27 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: mixing 808 kicks for crappy computer speakers
Replies: 15
Views: 6632

distortion IS magic. it creates overtones that can be heard on smaller speakers. if you use something like +chebyshev you can pick which harmonic to amplify without getting extreme like running it thru a rat pedal.

MAGIC....
by eeldip
Tue Mar 01, 2011 10:29 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: mixing 808 kicks for crappy computer speakers
Replies: 15
Views: 6632

i've actually been digging the logic built in compressor for that task lately. in "platinum" curve, it has a very, uh, digital fakey kinda curve that makes a nice sounding punch for the attack. but barring that, an 1176 type is something that i usually would use, like the stillwell rocket. for satur...
by eeldip
Tue Mar 01, 2011 8:29 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: mixing 808 kicks for crappy computer speakers
Replies: 15
Views: 6632

saturation gets you there. creates overtones that can be heard on shitty systems. lots of compressors will do that for you. i'll generally do a medium attack fast release kinda compressor on there to add some attack. and that compressor usually adds some overtones. but there are like millions of exa...
by eeldip
Thu Feb 24, 2011 9:19 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: any good EMT plate VST plugs besides UAD?
Replies: 12
Views: 8126

Do you have a convolution reverb? I use perfect space, pristine space's little brother, and with the right IR I like it better than the UAD 140. There are so many good IRs out there, my primary verb is almost always from an IR. that, and also once your convolution library grows, and you get used to...
by eeldip
Wed Feb 23, 2011 7:50 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: The morals of using drum samples
Replies: 122
Views: 21146

Music : It is a language. Spoken well, it communicates something from the musician to the listener. What gets communicated is subjective to both the musician and the listener. There are as many meanings to be had from music as there are stars in the Universe. The best musicians know how to speak th...
by eeldip
Mon Feb 21, 2011 7:09 am
Forum: Listen to Music
Topic: Califone - any fans?
Replies: 6
Views: 2060

Re: Califone - any fans?

yes, i like califone very much. and i have that calexico problem as well.

i like how there are some really nice songs buried under there.
by eeldip
Mon Feb 14, 2011 9:04 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: sonic color with limited equipment
Replies: 23
Views: 5817

just listened to that first track, very nice stuff. you certainly aren't hurting yourself in your recording. its indeed a tad vanilla in the mixing, but thats not true of the arrangement. so yea, if you want to push the textures a bit (and i can see this going both ways), i would lean to space/time ...
by eeldip
Sun Feb 13, 2011 8:49 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: sonic color with limited equipment
Replies: 23
Views: 5817

post processing, your options are pretty wide right now. i would say, spend a good day or two getting a buncha free plugs. load up an old song. try them all out, make notes, sort. keep your favorites. there are so many great free/cheap plugs right now that i think the biggest problem is sorting them...