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by kingtoad
Tue Feb 19, 2013 3:36 pm
Forum: Listen to Music
Topic: New recording/audio podcast - The Oath
Replies: 1
Views: 722

Episode 2 is up now! In it we talk about studio backup systems and sound for TV and film, among other things: iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/podcast/oath-recording-audio-podcast/id575252297 Direct download: http://theoath.podomatic.com/enclosure/2013-02-15T11_44_14-08_00.mp3 Let us know what yo...
by kingtoad
Fri Feb 15, 2013 11:35 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Sound City film, lots of tapeoppery
Replies: 31
Views: 14012

I quite enjoyed it; the enthusiasm was heartwarming. I do agree that the last 15-20 minutes seemed a bit superfluous and I DEFINITELY agree that the audio mix was terrible - the dialogue was really quiet and the music was rediculously loud. It was like they were trying to fool the viewer into thinki...
by kingtoad
Fri Nov 16, 2012 7:56 am
Forum: Listen to Music
Topic: Recording Podcasts?
Replies: 1
Views: 740

Hi! I recently started one called The Oath. It's a lighthearted look at audio engineering - not too serious but there is still some interesting stuff in there. The first episode is online now and I hope to have episode 2 online in the next week or so. The first episode has a few too many inside joke...
by kingtoad
Fri Nov 02, 2012 5:06 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: How many of you earn a living from recording?
Replies: 20
Views: 8369

I'd also be unsure how to answer - my income is currently about 60-70% mastering and 30-40%% live sound.
by kingtoad
Thu Nov 01, 2012 5:23 am
Forum: Listen to Music
Topic: New recording/audio podcast - The Oath
Replies: 1
Views: 722

New recording/audio podcast - The Oath

Hi guys, Let me know if this is in the wrong section. Just wanted to share this podcast that me and some friends have started. We're based in Leeds, UK, and much of our talk is informal and chatty - it's not intended to be an instructional podcast, more a bit of entertainment while talking about the...
by kingtoad
Sat Oct 06, 2012 5:19 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: One mic on drums
Replies: 15
Views: 5004

If it's a live show, so spill is an issue, and I only have one channel I reckon I would try a condenser placed a few inches off the top of the bass drum, pointed towards the snare. This could give a surprisingly balanced picture of the kit. Then again, it depends on the style of music and many other...
by kingtoad
Wed Aug 08, 2012 5:16 pm
Forum: People/Places/Things
Topic: Audio Mastering Engineer with question for Mix Engineers
Replies: 46
Views: 12613

As a mastering engineer, I tend to find that the best mixes I receive, on average, have master bus compression where appropriate and in these cases I tend to only compress an extra 0.5db or so, or often not at all. Mixing into a compressor is very different to applying one after the fact - you can't...
by kingtoad
Mon Jul 02, 2012 4:27 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Mix & Mastering folks..Your fav OSX AU software limiter?
Replies: 15
Views: 4963

I usually use Voxengo Elephant or Fabfilter Pro L depending on the project. I usually prefer Elephant when I am. Or being forced to push the limiter too much and Pro L when the client insists on a super loud master, although it's very much song/mix dependant. I also occasionally use Sonnox Inflator/...
by kingtoad
Mon May 07, 2012 3:18 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: $1000 worth of basic native mixing plug-ins - your choice?
Replies: 34
Views: 11521

I would definitely recommend DMG Audio Equality. I think it costs about $100 and it sounds awesome. There are several modes - minimum phase, analog phase etc and they all have a different sound. It's one of only 2 digital EQs that I regularly use for mastering. I am also a massive fan of the Elysia ...
by kingtoad
Mon Feb 27, 2012 3:35 am
Forum: Listen to Music
Topic: Anybody hip to Little Boots?
Replies: 3
Views: 1129

She used to live in Leeds where I live, where she was in a band called Dead Disco with a similar, but more indie, vibe. It's kind of a weird one as she had a lot of hype early on for a long time and she has become nowhere near as massive as everyone predicted. A couple of singles from the album are ...
by kingtoad
Sun Feb 26, 2012 5:53 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: "What Is Mastering?" article
Replies: 9
Views: 2410

Thanks guys, it means a lot that people have taken the time to read the article and I am very happy that people are enjoying it.
by kingtoad
Thu Feb 23, 2012 10:11 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: "What Is Mastering?" article
Replies: 9
Views: 2410

Thanks guys, you all seem to like it a lot more than the residents of the Gearslutz mastering board, anyhow. Quelle Surprise.
by kingtoad
Wed Feb 22, 2012 5:13 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: "What Is Mastering?" article
Replies: 9
Views: 2410

MoreSpaceEcho wrote:good read. nice job. one typo: "(by marking is ?MAIN? or something similar)". is should be as...
Thanks man, appreciate that! I will correct the mistake ASAP.
by kingtoad
Wed Feb 22, 2012 7:34 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: "What Is Mastering?" article
Replies: 9
Views: 2410

"What Is Mastering?" article

Hi all, I have had this article on my website for a while now but I just updated it a little and wanted to see what some fellow engineers thought of it. Please note that this article is aimed primarily at musicians and less experienced engineers who are reading it wanting to know the answer to the q...
by kingtoad
Sun Feb 12, 2012 11:04 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: recording acid mothers temple live - what to bring?
Replies: 12
Views: 4092

Make sure you speak to the band's FOH engineer, assuming they have one. It is a courtesy that will win you a lot of karma on the night.