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by IanWalker
Thu Oct 28, 2010 5:29 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: pitch shifter on kick
Replies: 6
Views: 2286

thunderboy wrote:Sometimes I'll have the kick drum key a gated sine wave at 34-40Hz to add some 808 balls. Similar effect I think, and pretty easy to do.

jt
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Play with how your gate opens and closes, and it can sound anywhere from "surprisingly natural" to "808 strapped to your crotch".
by IanWalker
Mon Sep 13, 2010 4:47 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Computer Noise in Digi 002r Monitor Outputs
Replies: 15
Views: 4040

decocco wrote:I had this problem too with my G5. It drove me crazy. CHUD tools fixed it! :D
Exactly. The only gripe I have about it is that I have to turn off processor sleep every time I turn on my computer. Not a huge deal, but kind of annoying.
by IanWalker
Mon Sep 13, 2010 11:24 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Computer Noise in Digi 002r Monitor Outputs
Replies: 15
Views: 4040

Yo, I think there was a lot of discussion about this at the Digi/Avid boards a while back. A quick google search found this. Maybe try some others over there at the "DUC" http://duc.digidesign.com/archive/index.php/t-103699.html This was exactly the issue I had with my G5. Identical symptoms to wha...
by IanWalker
Mon Sep 06, 2010 5:17 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Talk to me about the EQ'ing, etc., of the Overheads
Replies: 26
Views: 5940

Reading about stuff helps me articulate to myself what's going on, think it through, etc.. That's my favorite thing about having a housemate/studiomate. He and I get to sit in on each others sessions now and then, popping in and out of the control room when we're both around. We get to talk about a...
by IanWalker
Mon Sep 06, 2010 4:03 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Talk to me about the EQ'ing, etc., of the Overheads
Replies: 26
Views: 5940

My studiomate pretty much always high-passes his overheads at like, 500Hz if I'm not mistaken. Obviously it will depend on the player and the kit, but he does that. He'll start with kick and snare (and maybe toms too, not sure his approach on those), and then bring the overheads up until they fill i...
by IanWalker
Mon Sep 06, 2010 3:52 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Penis Envy and Drum Recording
Replies: 51
Views: 10179

To chime in on the high-hat micing portion of this thread: I've miced hats maybe three times ever. And I can tell you that only once have I really used it. Did it need it? Probably not. Probably would have sounded great either way with this good of a drummer. Was it better for having that mic in the...
by IanWalker
Mon Sep 06, 2010 1:12 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: "The best Mic for Me is a U47" -Band
Replies: 24
Views: 6277

Yeah, if they're that fussy, maybe they should own their own mics, but a more reasonable solution would be for them to ask for certain gear upfront, BEFORE they book a session. When they were booking, why didn't they say "So this is the mic we prefer for the violin, and this one for the flute... do ...
by IanWalker
Wed Aug 25, 2010 10:47 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: First Choir Project! Don't want to screw it up. Tips!?
Replies: 14
Views: 3320

Hello Ian, Thank you very much for posting that sample. It does not sound anything like I expected based on my review of unprocessed choral samples made with u87s in ORTF-ish directly to a Marantz PMD560. Would you be willing to share with us any more details? I'm particularly curious of -- What pa...
by IanWalker
Wed Aug 25, 2010 10:43 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: My latest haul of used gear.
Replies: 5
Views: 2117

where is the surplus store located? They're south of campus - used to be off Harrison south of Trowbridge, but they just moved out near the power plant. If you check here: http://www.msusurplusstore.com/servlet/Page?template=location they have a map and address. If you're in the area, its a cool tr...
by IanWalker
Tue Aug 24, 2010 3:11 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: My latest haul of used gear.
Replies: 5
Views: 2117

My latest haul of used gear.

So I live near Michigan State University, and do some work for the college of music there. I'm an alum too, but that's neither here nor there right now. At MSU they have what they call the Surplus Store. Basically, anything and everything that the university needs to get rid of (that isn't trash) go...
by IanWalker
Fri Aug 06, 2010 2:49 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: First Choir Project! Don't want to screw it up. Tips!?
Replies: 14
Views: 3320

...a pair of U87s is well beyond my means. How does one get a access to a couple of $3000 mics 1-2 years into their recording career? I've never even held a U87 much less thought about buying one. Final question - given my mic closet I'm thinking of doing a Deca tree arrangement with an LDC as the ...
by IanWalker
Fri Aug 06, 2010 2:35 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: First Choir Project! Don't want to screw it up. Tips!?
Replies: 14
Views: 3320

What pattern / spacing were the u87s in? What type of processing (EQ especially) did you perform? How much are the 4006s mixed in? The U87s are, as you put it, ORTF-ish. I eyeball it, so its probably not too precise. Might not be quite 110?, and I think I probably usually set them apart more than t...
by IanWalker
Tue Aug 03, 2010 7:00 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: First Choir Project! Don't want to screw it up. Tips!?
Replies: 14
Views: 3320

Ahh, typing this again, as the annoying malicious site warning ate it last time: As an example of the technique I'm talking about: http://michigansoundservices.com/media/misc/WhenIHearHerIHaveWings.mp3 I did this with U87s, about 14' above the conductor's head, and maybe 6-10' back from his podium. ...
by IanWalker
Tue Aug 03, 2010 6:32 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: First Choir Project! Don't want to screw it up. Tips!?
Replies: 14
Views: 3320

I work for the Michigan State University College of Music, and for most classical and choral work, all I use is a pair of U-87s, ORTF. LDCs are probably the way to go, if you want my opinion. Start by having them run through some of the pieces. Nothing too strenuous - don't want to wear them out, bu...
by IanWalker
Sat Jul 24, 2010 2:30 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Orbit gum commercial
Replies: 19
Views: 6596

One of my favorites is how in a lot of movies and TV when they need a bank of "technology" it is often just salvaged audio gear. You see a lot of 30 year old power amps. Huge gain knobs, maybe a VU meter, but apparently impressive enough looking to most people. I've seen spaceships and submarines pi...