Search found 1869 matches

by losthighway
Tue May 28, 2019 2:25 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Is my situation condusive to a Monitor puchase?
Replies: 14
Views: 936

Re: Is my situation condusive to a Monitor puchase?

Keep your headphones, add the monitors. Listen on both. Wait, save a few hundred bucks and then buy some OC 703, some fabric and some hardware and try and tame your room a little more.

Step by step....
by losthighway
Fri May 24, 2019 9:19 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Mixing a band with a single, mono electric guitar
Replies: 40
Views: 2080

Re: Mixing a band with a single, mono electric guitar

By the way, here's what i learnt to align mics on amps: have the guitar player plug/unplug. Buzz, crackle, bang. Zoom in on the waveform, move one of the mics, record again, closer, repeat, now they combine nicely. I know many of you know that already but it doesn't hurt for the two people stumblin...
by losthighway
Wed May 22, 2019 2:18 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Mixing a band with a single, mono electric guitar
Replies: 40
Views: 2080

Re: Mixing a band with a single, mono electric guitar

i've done the different amps/mics panned hard but it never really gets me there. i hope to someday crack this nut. i like a short delay on one side for tracking, but sounds too phasey to my ear to actually use in a mix. I've done a lot of exploration with this technique. To me it really comes acros...
by losthighway
Sat May 18, 2019 7:57 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Mixing a band with a single, mono electric guitar
Replies: 40
Views: 2080

Re: Mixing a band with a single, mono electric guitar

i just released these in trio format: https://vlayman.bandcamp.com/track/demorepub https://vlayman.bandcamp.com/track/30-covers-my-arse-instrumental I like the sense of space on these. Not sure if it's real or synthesized but you've got that thing happening where you feel like you're hearing an act...
by losthighway
Sat May 18, 2019 7:54 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Mixing a band with a single, mono electric guitar
Replies: 40
Views: 2080

Re: Mixing a band with a single, mono electric guitar

vvv wrote:
Sat May 18, 2019 7:40 pm
Richard Thompson,
The dude in the trio I'm recording is the only guy in town who's ever brought Thompson to mind in his playing. I need to listen to I Want to See the Bright Lights Tonight again.
by losthighway
Sat May 18, 2019 4:53 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Mixing a band with a single, mono electric guitar
Replies: 40
Views: 2080

Mixing a band with a single, mono electric guitar

Hey gang! Over the years I've gotten all too good at creating a wall of stereo distorted guitars. Doubling stuff with single guitarists, big sounds with two, doing two amps (and sometimes delaying one of them). What I haven't done much of is the root of rock and roll: Just one guitar. I've tried to ...
by losthighway
Wed May 15, 2019 9:07 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Tracks imported from Mackie DL32R are hissing. They weren't before.
Replies: 10
Views: 704

Re: Tracks imported from Mackie DL32R are hissing. They weren't before.

Also, are the files you imported at a different resolution or filetype than you normally work in? There are many variables I won't pretend to predict in your system, but sometimes different DAWs get set up through preferences, interface settings etc to work on a certain file type and need troublesho...
by losthighway
Sun May 12, 2019 10:46 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Latest gear you've acquired.....
Replies: 3891
Views: 841301

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

What's the name of those stomp box button expander knob thingies again? I think I need a couple.
by losthighway
Sun May 05, 2019 1:24 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Printing An Effect To Its Own Tape Track
Replies: 9
Views: 734

Re: Printing An Effect To Its Own Tape Track

Good advice here. I always like a separate reverb track for anything, vocals, drums, acoustic instruments etc. The main reason is I find in the mix process the thing that often gets adjusted the most times and right up to the final mix is the reverb. It's nice to be able to change your mind a couple...
by losthighway
Sun Apr 14, 2019 8:39 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Show Us Your Junk - cool gear porn YouTube Channel
Replies: 24
Views: 1691

Re: Show Us Your Junk - cool gear porn YouTube Channel

Even on the pedal board videos the artists are able to hype other non-Earthquaker pedals. They seem to do this stuff pretty classy, adding to the respect I already had for that company.
by losthighway
Sat Apr 13, 2019 3:44 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Show Us Your Junk - cool gear porn YouTube Channel
Replies: 24
Views: 1691

Re: Show Us Your Junk - cool gear porn YouTube Channel

It seems like Kurt Ballou is gearing up to sell custom guitars and pedals.
by losthighway
Tue Apr 09, 2019 4:54 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: The drum "Wurst Mic" technique - Holy shit!
Replies: 19
Views: 1779

Re: The drum "Wurst Mic" technique - Holy shit!

I used to do this all of the time. It often worked better as my destroyed by pumping compression or distortion mic to blend than the room mic did.

I don't know why I stopped, I'm gonna bring back the crotch mic!
by losthighway
Wed Apr 03, 2019 4:33 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: machine room...
Replies: 10
Views: 664

Re: machine room...

hearing the faint hum of my computer and radar's fans and hardrives is slowly driving me insane. I don't know why I didn't factor in a machine room for this new studio when we built it 5 years ago but I gotta do something and no it's not gonna be enough to replace a few components in my tower... it...
by losthighway
Sat Mar 30, 2019 3:13 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: How far apart do you like your near fields?
Replies: 7
Views: 495

How far apart do you like your near fields?

I've been noticing in a lot of studio photos posted by friends, colleagues and heroes that folks keep their near field monitors a lot closer together than the 6 feet or so I'm doing. Lots of people have them up on the meter bridge, or similar space above their board looking like 3-4 feet. I get the ...
by losthighway
Tue Mar 26, 2019 7:32 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Mastering Anxiety
Replies: 6
Views: 601

Re: Mastering Anxiety

This is way more acute for me when it's my own project, but I get it either way. Sometimes I kind of get off on the adrenaline rush of committing and just actualizing a damn thing. The finality of the DONE stamp is an existential cudgel.