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by IanWalker
Thu Apr 29, 2010 9:59 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: LDCs for $300/pair
Replies: 21
Views: 4410

Surprisingly, that's not really an excessive amount of reverb for a classical recording. Now, the tonal quality leaves something to be desired, but... It was the first thing I got a chance to work on with it, so I figured I'd post it. I'm looking forward to getting to try it in a space that's a litt...
by IanWalker
Tue Apr 27, 2010 7:58 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: LDCs for $300/pair
Replies: 21
Views: 4410

Okay, so the AT2035s arrived today. Before I get into how I got to try them out, take a look at this: http://media.attractionrecords.com/at2035_v_U87small.gif That's a pretty good comparison of the U87s and the AT2035s. I matched the two charts to scale, so you can compare easier. After looking at t...
by IanWalker
Tue Apr 27, 2010 7:09 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: For those of you who mix radio ads...
Replies: 12
Views: 2538

I always would just duck the volume manually. Gives you some more control in regards to how early it ducks out, and how quickly it comes back up after.

Also, compress the hell out of your master. Even before the limiting, they're pretty heavily compressed, in my experience.
by IanWalker
Sat Apr 24, 2010 12:28 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: LDCs for $300/pair
Replies: 21
Views: 4410

I just ordered a pair of AT2035s from Sweetwater: http://www.sweetwater.com/store/detail/AT2035/ Should have them mid-week. I'd forgotten all about the Naiants. I'm considering ordering the XMs in the next couple weeks. I still want a set of LDCs (hence the AT2035s), but a matched pair of these coul...
by IanWalker
Fri Apr 16, 2010 7:31 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: LDCs for $300/pair
Replies: 21
Views: 4410

Well, I've done orchestras, jazz ensembles, choirs, operas with smaller mics. Schoeps SDC (with both omni and cardioid capsules - forget the model), B&K 4006s (omnis - now DPA - i believe the model number is is the same now, but the DPA version has a somewhat different body), a couple different Nuem...
by IanWalker
Tue Apr 13, 2010 2:16 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: LDCs for $300/pair
Replies: 21
Views: 4410

CAD M179 give these a try! Definitely not a U87 but they work in all types of situations and they have a continually variable polar which gives you a wide variety of mic placement options. Here is a link to a variety of mic samples http://www.studioauditions.com/jamroomsessions_home.php you can sel...
by IanWalker
Mon Apr 12, 2010 2:45 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Mounting mics on speaker stands
Replies: 2
Views: 769

You might also look at some drum hardware - there are all manner of little mic arms, clamps and adapters. Maybe something like this: http://www.sjmediasystem.com/msa9508.html Dude, that might just do it. For $15, I might just buy it and see. Thanks for your other ideas too. Just kind of crowdsourci...
by IanWalker
Mon Apr 12, 2010 10:35 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: LDCs for $300/pair
Replies: 21
Views: 4410

I got a pair of CAD M177s which I really love. They're maybe a little darker than the Oktavas (I also have a 319.) What do you like the M177s on? The Oktavas I've been using are modded 319s. Details: http://www.oktavamodshop.com/product_info.php?cPath=1_22&products_id=38 I think they've been discon...
by IanWalker
Mon Apr 12, 2010 10:19 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Mounting mics on speaker stands
Replies: 2
Views: 769

Mounting mics on speaker stands

So this isn't something I've seen before, but I can't believe that no one has ever done it before - and that the adaptor doesn't exist. I'd like to use a speaker stand that I have around for putting up stereo pairs in a theater environment. Mostly classical music, but some jazz. Anybody heard of an ...
by IanWalker
Mon Apr 12, 2010 9:58 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: LDCs for $300/pair
Replies: 21
Views: 4410

I've got a couple MXL mics, and really am not that into them. The top is just really brittle, and when some of my remote gigs are going to involve classical ensembles, that's even less desirable. I work for the Music College at Michigan State University, and there I've been using U87s (ORTF) and a s...
by IanWalker
Mon Apr 12, 2010 9:22 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: LDCs for $300/pair
Replies: 21
Views: 4410

LDCs for $300/pair

So I'm looking at getting myself an affordable pair of large diaphragm condensers. Lately I've been using a pair of modded Oktavas that my house/studio mate has, and they've been great. The trick comes with remote gigs. 1) they're his gear, and I'm not going to bogart them. 2) I don't want to run in...
by IanWalker
Sat Mar 27, 2010 4:37 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Waves GTR3 vs. Line 6 POD Farm Platinum plugins
Replies: 6
Views: 3941

I've never used that Waves plugin, so I can't speak to that. But I have Amplitube and PodFarm. Each is different, and each has strengths. Amplitube is certainly more real sounding, but often takes a lot of time to get a cool sound. PodFarm sounds real enough if you toy with it. Mostly though, it sou...
by IanWalker
Sat Mar 20, 2010 5:53 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Tips for recording upright piano needed.
Replies: 10
Views: 2076

In our studio we have a pair of PZMs mounted (gaff tape) inside the front of the piano, basically at eye level of the player, probably 4 feet apart. Not going to sound like a baby grand or anything, but its vibey, no setup required (they live in there), and it captures this piano pretty well. Works ...
by IanWalker
Tue Feb 16, 2010 6:28 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: focurite vs. presonus FW I/O
Replies: 15
Views: 2380

I had a firepod, and I only sold it when I moved to ProTools and a Digi002. To be honest, I really loved it. The pres on it were really nice, and I DIDN'T HAVE TO INSTALL DRIVERS . That's a big thing - its core-audio compatible, meaning you plug it in, and tell Logic to use its ins and outs, and you...
by IanWalker
Wed Dec 16, 2009 8:19 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: First time poster/long time fan?
Replies: 6
Views: 1404

Nice to see another Lansingite on here.