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by suppositron
Tue Sep 14, 2010 8:09 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Why you should not leave your guitar in your car, a reminder
Replies: 18
Views: 2934

Remember the cold is no good either. I've seen what would be a beautiful sunburst Les Paul with cracks all over the finish.

And for godsakes, let the thing warm up gradually. If it is in a case, keep it there.
by suppositron
Thu Sep 02, 2010 8:19 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: How to tell a guitarist he didn't make the cut?
Replies: 16
Views: 4152

Ouch. That's kinda like dating someone you work with. If it doesn't work out it's gonna be awkward every time you see them. Just flat out tell him what you already wrote. Telling him he's a great guitar player but not right stylistically really shouldn't hurt his ego. Or maybe it's just a matter of ...
by suppositron
Tue Aug 17, 2010 8:16 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Does anyone still mix / master without viewing WAVs ??
Replies: 359
Views: 83240

cjogo wrote:
suppositron wrote:Oh my god I am dying.
Hey dying to learn wav editing -- have found someone gracious enough to stop by one of our studios > at least get us into the ground floor & find out how to incorporate for our future clients.
Hey, dude, I'm glad to hear that. Embrace the technology.
by suppositron
Wed Aug 04, 2010 12:54 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Does anyone still mix / master without viewing WAVs ??
Replies: 359
Views: 83240

Oh my god I am dying.
by suppositron
Wed Aug 04, 2010 12:52 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Singer with excessive mouth sounds.
Replies: 17
Views: 3679

MoreSpaceEcho wrote:that stuff is pretty easy to edit out. you can even do it WITH YOUR EYES.
:lol:
by suppositron
Wed Aug 04, 2010 9:56 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Does anyone still mix / master without viewing WAVs ??
Replies: 359
Views: 83240

(and muting?...) . Yes, there are individual MUTE buttons under each channel > on the face of the VS --we usually just hit a SOLO button , instead of muting a track. Most of the VS is edited through a pattern of buttons > less emphasis on mouse or keyboard http://www.soundonsound.com/sos/jan05/imag...
by suppositron
Wed Aug 04, 2010 8:14 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: that snap in a kick drum
Replies: 40
Views: 11083

The above advice pretty much covers everything. If you're going for a Lamb Of God kick, be aware they're using samples to get that sound.
by suppositron
Thu Jul 29, 2010 8:15 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: out of phase room mics - thoughts?
Replies: 10
Views: 2735

I agree with J.H. I would abandon the polarity reversed copy.

Why not pipe the drums through a loud speaker and re-record your room ambiance that way?
by suppositron
Mon Jul 26, 2010 8:50 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Mixing vocals in 'parallel'
Replies: 17
Views: 5056

I know what you're saying. You never think of blending wet and dry with distrotion but it's a nice way to add dirt to vocals but still keep up with the clarity. I guess I got the idea from reading an article about how the vocals for The Mars Volta were tracked: with a 58 next to the condenser just f...
by suppositron
Mon Jul 26, 2010 8:12 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Mixing vocals in 'parallel'
Replies: 17
Views: 5056

That's a nice way to retain more control. Pretty much any effect I use on vocals I bus to an aux track and "mix in parallel".
by suppositron
Fri Jul 23, 2010 10:06 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Mixing for crappy little earbuds
Replies: 8
Views: 1913

That is true. You could be missing some sexy stereo compression.
by suppositron
Fri Jul 23, 2010 9:54 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Mixing for crappy little earbuds
Replies: 8
Views: 1913

Yes, could be your room. Maybe you are compensating for low mid build up. That's what those other recordings have that give you the perception of lows in the buds.
by suppositron
Fri Jul 23, 2010 8:21 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Getting unwanted input; How to deal with it
Replies: 16
Views: 5025

Haha! I had an economics teacher in high school that said that all the time. God, I miss that guy.
by suppositron
Fri Jul 23, 2010 8:14 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Getting unwanted input; How to deal with it
Replies: 16
Views: 5025

You could say something like "That's a good suggestion and I've tried that in the past but I think it wouldn't be right for this situation" or something along those lines. If you wanted to be nice. Otherwise you could be like "Where did you hear that from?" and "That sounds like rubbish." "Poppycock!"
by suppositron
Wed Jul 21, 2010 12:45 pm
Forum: People/Places/Things
Topic: Minneapolis recording/music scene queries...
Replies: 11
Views: 2894

There are a shit load of bands out here so if you set up a good place and charge decent rates there's no reason why you wouldn't get any business. . This is true, if you have chops, decent equipment, can afford a decent space, and charge a reasonable rate there are lots of bands to record. Given th...