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by losthighway
Thu May 07, 2020 8:58 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: mastering tricks for gaining level
Replies: 22
Views: 1086

Re: mastering tricks for gaining level

Kind of tangential, but I think I'm finally old. I've long been a fan of big rock- college, grunge, punk, post, whatever. I've gotten to a point where when I hear a wall of guitars song, and then another, and then another where they don't pull back throughout the song, it's TOTALLY exhausting to me....
by losthighway
Wed May 06, 2020 6:48 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Neve flavor
Replies: 23
Views: 917

Re: Neve flavor

I've got two channels of Great River's 500 model. I've probably been using them for a decade now. They just sound great, all the time. They have warmth, but never in that wooly, wouldn't-want-to-stack-too-many-tracks-with-this-sound type of way. There's still plenty of clear top end. The impedance b...
by losthighway
Mon May 04, 2020 8:35 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Warm WA412 vs. Black Lion Audio B12A Quad
Replies: 24
Views: 986

Re: Warm WA412 vs. Black Lion Audio B12A Quad

When I'm looking for super specific feedback on products, I peak around at gearslutz, but then take everything with a grain of salt cause there's a lot of alphanerds there. I can't advise you between these two. But I can bother you with options you're not even talking about. And since this isn't gea...
by losthighway
Tue Apr 28, 2020 8:15 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Depth of Field and Recording Levels
Replies: 13
Views: 844

Re: Depth of Field and Recording Levels

Roll off the low end and add a little room reverb. Obviously you've got more options and flexibility like this digitally, so may or may not be applicable to your situation. Yeah, I'm not as pumped on adding digital reverb to drums as a matter of course as I used to be. I was just working on some la...
by losthighway
Mon Apr 27, 2020 9:37 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Depth of Field and Recording Levels
Replies: 13
Views: 844

Re: Depth of Field and Recording Levels

Couple things come to mind: If you're absolutely certain something is going to be mixed fairly low, than the importance of the noise floor is proportionately lower to how low it will be in the mix. I don't work on tape, but I've had some tracks that were processed by all kinds of nasty noisemakers- ...
by losthighway
Sun Apr 26, 2020 9:14 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Latest gear you've acquired.....
Replies: 4117
Views: 888361

Re: Latest gear you've acquired.....

similar to a rivets on a ride type sound? had a drummer that found an old ride and put the rivets in it, was pretty cool for jazz. Totally, a poor man's rivets. $13 sounds pretty good if you already have a ride you like. I wonder what a new rivet ride costs. I use a cut dog chain collar for that. T...
by losthighway
Sat Apr 25, 2020 8:09 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Latest gear you've acquired.....
Replies: 4117
Views: 888361

Re: Latest gear you've acquired.....

I just got a Promark Sizzler-- you know the mardi gras beads looking attachment that lays on your ride cymbal to make soothing white noise. Not the biggest gear purchase of my year, but kind of neat. I'm working on a delicate song for a covid collaboration and need a brushes type of drum track. sim...
by losthighway
Fri Apr 24, 2020 4:54 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Latest gear you've acquired.....
Replies: 4117
Views: 888361

Re: Latest gear you've acquired.....

I just got a Promark Sizzler-- you know the mardi gras beads looking attachment that lays on your ride cymbal to make soothing white noise.

Not the biggest gear purchase of my year, but kind of neat. I'm working on a delicate song for a covid collaboration and need a brushes type of drum track.
by losthighway
Sat Apr 18, 2020 5:48 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Latest gear you've acquired.....
Replies: 4117
Views: 888361

Re: Latest gear you've acquired.....

The dbx160XT I ordered arrived today. As much as I'd love to suddenly start filling racks with outboard gear, the new item means very likely that my also recently-acquired Chameleon Labs 7802 opto tube comp will have to go. I have pretty basic hardware compressor needs - vocal from pre-amp always p...
by losthighway
Sun Apr 12, 2020 12:27 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: unhyped kick drum mic
Replies: 82
Views: 6833

Re: unhyped kick drum mic

Yeah, and I think this is the thing about the unhyped kick mics. No one is ever getting super psyched about them when you're getting levels and listening to the kick alone. They pay off in the mix. One of the top ten live sound mistakes is to worry too much about the kick drum by itself. True. I th...
by losthighway
Sat Apr 11, 2020 5:49 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: unhyped kick drum mic
Replies: 82
Views: 6833

Re: unhyped kick drum mic

Yeah, and I think this is the thing about the unhyped kick mics. No one is ever getting super psyched about them when you're getting levels and listening to the kick alone. They pay off in the mix.
by losthighway
Fri Apr 10, 2020 9:43 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: unhyped kick drum mic
Replies: 82
Views: 6833

Re: unhyped kick drum mic

Remember when there would always be a suggestion for an old CAD E100? That's what I still use, though I'm a live guy and pretty much only do jazz these days. Flat down to 10Hz, add your own damn scoop. Weirdly enough the original E100 mics are now selling for real money again on eBay. In my own mic...
by losthighway
Wed Apr 08, 2020 5:49 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Coronavirus Plans (what are yours?)
Replies: 40
Views: 1845

Re: Coronavirus Plans (what are yours?)

I've started a weekly, online, songwriting challenge game with some friends. You pick out a model, or challenge song. Assign it to someone. They study it and write a response using something they got from it (lyrical perspective, chord change, overall structure etc). Within a week they have to come ...
by losthighway
Fri Mar 27, 2020 12:08 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: placing a room mic on amp / phase
Replies: 14
Views: 784

Re: placing a room mic on amp / phase

Recycled_Brains wrote:
Fri Mar 27, 2020 8:57 am
I think Tony is on to something. The impulse is to point it at the cab, just further away, but I think that (especially) 4x12s are extremely directional. The random mic in the room not pointing anywhere near the amp is probably worth a shot too.
I second this, or third it as it were.
by losthighway
Thu Mar 26, 2020 7:10 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: placing a room mic on amp / phase
Replies: 14
Views: 784

Re: placing a room mic on amp / phase

If you're on a digital platform the wise 'delay the room mic' recommendation can be auditioned in milliseconds (sorry). Zoom in, grab the room mic track and slide it slightly right. Listen, adjust, repeat. Also a figure 8 with the null pointed at the amp is good. Overall I find the room mic on guita...