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by kingtoad
Thu May 26, 2011 3:47 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: dbx 160x pair as mix buss compressor?
Replies: 8
Views: 3446

I think the biggest problem with using a couple of 160s on the mix bus would be the lack of adjustable attack and release times. That's not to say that it won't work, just something to bear in mind.
by kingtoad
Tue May 10, 2011 8:35 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Mic Stand Philosophy
Replies: 21
Views: 4656

I really like the K&M stands. Very adjustable and stable for everything but really high/precarious overhead duty.
by kingtoad
Sun May 08, 2011 3:17 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: mixing board for hybrid setup-...for tracking and mixing etc
Replies: 13
Views: 6027

I'd look into a Soundtracs Topaz as well - I have one and it works brilliantly for my needs.
by kingtoad
Sun May 08, 2011 7:57 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: mixing board for hybrid setup-...for tracking and mixing etc
Replies: 13
Views: 6027

The Midas has pretty decent EQ for a console of this price but a major minus point is the lack of polarity switches on any of the channels. You really don't want to be fiddling around with cables and connectors to check the phase of things every time you use more than one mic on a source.
by kingtoad
Fri May 06, 2011 5:41 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Saving clients from themselves...
Replies: 52
Views: 10649

In a situation where I disagree with a client's suggestion or fail to understand it, I usually ask them why they want to make the change and what they hope to accomplish by doing it. If they have an answer that makes any kind of sense, even if I disagree with it, we try the idea and see how it sound...
by kingtoad
Mon Apr 11, 2011 1:27 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Behringer Attempts the Auratone?
Replies: 13
Views: 4193

wow, someone to make cheap speakers even cheaper! but seriously, if they price them right they may sell a lot of them. of course if they sound like crap, then maybe not... But... the Auratone was used precisely because it sounds like crap. If you could get a half-decent mix on them, then you automa...
by kingtoad
Thu Mar 31, 2011 5:47 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Good Pro Tools tutorials
Replies: 6
Views: 1772

Thanks. I guess one thing that I would prefer is that the videos don't focus too much on engineering or "getting great sounds" or anything and instead concentrate on how to run PT efficiently.
by kingtoad
Thu Mar 31, 2011 4:15 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Good Pro Tools tutorials
Replies: 6
Views: 1772

Good Pro Tools tutorials

Hi all, I've been using Logic for about 5 years now and am firmly set in my ways, but I have a few sessions coming up at studios that only run Pro Tools. I do have a copy of Pro Tools 8 and an M Box for compatibility with outside sessions so I would like to brush up on my Pro Tools chops a bit. Coul...
by kingtoad
Fri Mar 04, 2011 11:43 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Limiter or technique to handle claps?
Replies: 20
Views: 5633

Depending on the track and its frequency makeup then izotope rx can work wonders with this sort of thing as well.
by kingtoad
Thu Mar 03, 2011 3:33 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: mixing 808 kicks for crappy computer speakers
Replies: 15
Views: 6621

Some things that have helped for me: 1) Bass exciters, eg maxxbass etc. These things have a pretty bad rep and they can be terrible if used wrongly but this is one area where they can be quite useful. Creates harmonics at higher frequencies to give the impression of low end. You have to tweak it a f...
by kingtoad
Tue Mar 01, 2011 2:57 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: recommend a mouse
Replies: 15
Views: 4329

Also, I think you'd be surprised how easy they are to operate effeciently. I was recitent about using one at first as well but I had no problems at all and actually prefer it to a mouse for some things, the giant scroll wheel around the ball being one.
by kingtoad
Tue Mar 01, 2011 2:55 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: recommend a mouse
Replies: 15
Views: 4329

somebody splane to me why you guys like trackballs so much. really. i haven't used one since I played centipede. isn't it more hand and arm motion? I have my mouse set on almost the highest pointer speed, so i only have to move it about an inch to get all the way across both of my LCDs. what makes ...
by kingtoad
Wed Feb 23, 2011 10:05 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: The "Jokes-On-You"/Extra-Special Client Mix...
Replies: 19
Views: 6329

I've always thought it would be amazing to do something like this but I can't imagine myself actually doing it.
by kingtoad
Fri Jan 07, 2011 3:34 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Headphone Reccomendations for Mixing
Replies: 15
Views: 3299

I use sennheiser hd600s and they are great - I think the hd650s are very similar with a slightly different feel.
by kingtoad
Sun Jan 02, 2011 4:54 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Best Alternatives to Waves Plugins --- Mac OS X and PT 9
Replies: 16
Views: 5539

If I could just have one software compressor it would be the elysia mpressor. Other comps do certain things better, but the mpressor does everything pretty well and certain things amazingly.