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by jgimbel
Sun Aug 03, 2014 10:37 pm
Forum: Listen to Music
Topic: Live off the floor with overdubs...
Replies: 4
Views: 1333

If I were mixing it I'd probably throw a tiny bit of slapback on the guitar solo, but that's just me. I think that's a really cool idea. I had the same thought about "italics" at the end, but it definitely seems more like a pronunciation thing than where the vocal is sitting, especially since for t...
by jgimbel
Sun Aug 03, 2014 10:31 pm
Forum: Listen to Music
Topic: Surf rock home recording...
Replies: 5
Views: 1393

Very cool sounds!
by jgimbel
Tue Jul 15, 2014 12:15 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Turn the visula... OFF
Replies: 9
Views: 3150

I was thinking about this recently. In my DAW it shows the frequency chart for your channel EQ moves, and I've found I'm a lot more iffy with my decisions when using that, vs. a plugin where it's just knobs like an SSL channel plugin or the like. I always try to use my ears and not my eyes, and in t...
by jgimbel
Sun Jul 06, 2014 11:19 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Daking MicPre+EQ
Replies: 11
Views: 1725

If you've got any non-metal examples feel free, but the songs you posted give a good idea. Found one! http://charmboy.bandcamp.com/track/the-lost It's mostly just a little gritty, but when he belts it gets pretty nasty sounding (in a good way haha). Responds nicely to dynamics. Awesome, thanks agai...
by jgimbel
Sun Jul 06, 2014 10:58 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Pop Female Vocals Techniques
Replies: 24
Views: 7602

I'm not too into pop music, but I think Tony Maserati is a master at mixing it. This explanation of his use of multiband compression was fascinating: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2s3yU14xpJ8 I realize the vocalist is not female, but this is an interesting technique in the context of pop producti...
by jgimbel
Sun Jul 06, 2014 9:33 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Strategies for recording and mixing two basses
Replies: 14
Views: 3346

great suggestions! one thing I like doing is adding a fair amount of overdrive to one of the bass parts. it'll sound really fuzzy solo'd, but in the mix the OD just adds a little something extra to set it apart. Another great suggestion. I'm often surprised how much overdrive you can add to a bass ...
by jgimbel
Wed Jul 02, 2014 10:54 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Daking MicPre+EQ
Replies: 11
Views: 1725

Sounds great clean, and I love driving the shit out of the input when I want distortion on a vocal. Do you happen to have a song/clip on hand that would show the type of distortion you're getting on a vocal? I've got a number of outboard preamps but only one pair that will really distort. I love us...
by jgimbel
Wed Jul 02, 2014 1:24 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Daking MicPre+EQ
Replies: 11
Views: 1725

Sounds great clean, and I love driving the shit out of the input when I want distortion on a vocal. Do you happen to have a song/clip on hand that would show the type of distortion you're getting on a vocal? I've got a number of outboard preamps but only one pair that will really distort. I love us...
by jgimbel
Sun Jun 22, 2014 9:28 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: What's your method for auditioning sounds?
Replies: 8
Views: 1773

Guess based on experience, then test. Adjust if needed. Your guesses get better as you gain more experience.
by jgimbel
Sun Jun 22, 2014 9:21 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Know how this Elvis Costello Big Boys Demo was recorded?
Replies: 11
Views: 1871

I listened on different monitors today. It definitely does sound more acoustic to me than I originally thought, but there are some of those high string parts that really sound unplugged electric. It doesn't sound like two guitars to me. Maybe it's a parlor acoustic with some funky high strings, or a...
by jgimbel
Wed Jun 18, 2014 11:57 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Know how this Elvis Costello Big Boys Demo was recorded?
Replies: 11
Views: 1871

Sounds exactly like my Jaguar unplugged to me. Kind of like an unplugged Tele but with a little more resonance to it since it's got the extra section of strings open after the stopbar. I like the sound, but it doesn't sound like some big production with compression/slapback/reverb to me. It sounds l...
by jgimbel
Thu Jun 05, 2014 11:32 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Recording synths
Replies: 12
Views: 2976

Re: Recording synths

vvv wrote:First of all, a shout-out for whoever sold me a Korg Monotron last year -what a trip (can be heard here).
I know this isn't what we're talking about, but the drums on that track sound killer.
by jgimbel
Wed May 28, 2014 9:38 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Latest gear you've acquired.....
Replies: 4229
Views: 933363

Finally upgraded to a new computer setup wrought with far less quirks.

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by jgimbel
Wed Apr 23, 2014 8:33 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: tell me your drum tuning methods/tricks
Replies: 38
Views: 12673

Okay, thanks. I'm probably out $15, as this specific problem occurred with a batch (also, the only batch) I bought in the middle of last year. Regardless, I still don't see why they couldn't separate each piece of moonshot with wax paper, especially for the premium price and reusable nature of the ...
by jgimbel
Thu Apr 17, 2014 7:06 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: New blind-testing ABX software!
Replies: 31
Views: 10550

Oops -- glad we caught that one, too. Kindly download again. If you're getting tired of this i can probably track someone down locally with a 64bit mac... :-) -c I have absolutely no problem doing this if it's giving you information you can use. Here's the newest download's one: Last login: Thu Apr...