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by ott0bot
Mon Feb 09, 2009 3:38 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: How often do you start completely over?
Replies: 13
Views: 2740

I've done it several times with my own recordings, but not often with others peoples music. There is often a deadline involved and I don't have the time to rebuild everything even when it's sounding a little off. I usually trust my overall mixing intstincts, so I'll do something similar to drumsound...
by ott0bot
Fri Feb 06, 2009 3:29 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Capturing huge foot stomps and hand claps
Replies: 23
Views: 5959

I had good success with claps and stomps by hangning a LDC in a medium sized room with wooden floors. The wood really makes the stomps sound great. If you don't have that at your house or studio, can you go mobile and search a place out in your area? It's worth it IMO. I've used carboard too...that ...
by ott0bot
Fri Feb 06, 2009 3:22 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Snare bottom micing
Replies: 60
Views: 14009

For the question above about bleed....Does your mic pre have a low end roll off? That should help right away....plus you can roll it off more with your eq in the mix.....but bleed CAN be great..... Indeed it does have a roll off, which I have used. And you're right that helps for sure. bleed is ok ...
by ott0bot
Fri Feb 06, 2009 3:18 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Snare bottom micing
Replies: 60
Views: 14009

...but the drummer wants to acheive this classic Motown drum hit with a big reverb. And I'm just not sure that will work on the full kit take because there is too much bleed and his other playing is too busy to give that same feeling. Classic. The drummer wants to sound motown and the only honest r...
by ott0bot
Fri Feb 06, 2009 7:51 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Snare bottom micing
Replies: 60
Views: 14009

For the question above about bleed....Does your mic pre have a low end roll off? That should help right away....plus you can roll it off more with your eq in the mix.....but bleed CAN be great..... Indeed it does have a roll off, which I have used. And you're right that helps for sure. bleed is ok ...
by ott0bot
Thu Feb 05, 2009 4:30 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: "Modern" Punk Rock Drum Sound
Replies: 32
Views: 8185

I think that is what really sets the punk bands I really love from alot of the newer "slick" sounding groups. The drums....that's really the ticket. I agree with the general cringe at the Fat Wreckords production...and I really can't see why so many newer bands find that appealing. It's all looped a...
by ott0bot
Thu Feb 05, 2009 4:03 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Snare bottom micing
Replies: 60
Views: 14009

More digression..... I wish I had a barrage of mic pre's at home....but I'd have to sell my spare organs to afford the stuff I want! Sure I have used the stuff engineering at other peoples studios, but I just don't have this money to do this at home. I'm trying to get by on mostly direct into a digi...
by ott0bot
Wed Feb 04, 2009 4:47 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: polarity-before or after recording?
Replies: 16
Views: 4510

Get it right during tracking, where you still have the option to change mics or move them around to get the sounds right. If you've got phasing when you're listening and getting sounds, how do you know if that kick mic sounds as good as it can. What if you wait until after the fact and discover tha...
by ott0bot
Wed Feb 04, 2009 3:46 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: De-essing Room Mics
Replies: 31
Views: 11262

Wow great info. I have a small home studio, but a rather decent space to record drums in. It gets a bit cymbal heavy at times, but i don't want to lose the kit sound. Trying out this method for compression might be just the trick for getting my drums a little ahead of the cymbals in my mix. thx
by ott0bot
Wed Feb 04, 2009 2:56 pm
Forum: Buy/Sell/Trade
Topic: SOLD!!! FS/FT: Mbox 2 w/ Pro Tools 7.3
Replies: 0
Views: 478

SOLD!!! FS/FT: Mbox 2 w/ Pro Tools 7.3

Sold! thanks! Hello guys and gals! I'm sorta new here, but I've got some legitamate feedback on ebay and some vintage game trading sites (see below). I just upgraded to a Digi 003 and I'm looking to trade off or sell my MBox 2. It's the usb version and comes with pro tools 7.3. I have the original b...
by ott0bot
Tue Feb 03, 2009 12:30 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Acoustic Guitar and Stand-up Bass w/ bow in a Bathroom
Replies: 15
Views: 2285

For the bass, try taking a mic (condensor or dynamic), rolling it up in a sheet of foam or something, and pressure-fitting the mic/foamball underneath the bridge, between the strings and the body of the bass. Experiment with placement and mic selection to get the best sound. Ideally, use a directio...
by ott0bot
Thu Jan 29, 2009 5:39 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Finally THE ANSWER to Neko Case's vocals!
Replies: 13
Views: 3543

Awesome post. Wavelab is a really cool studio, I've had a few friend who have recording there and loved it. I've always been a big fan of omni mics and large rooms. Add some wood floors and a nice amount of reverb and you have an amazing sound. Very classic. I really love recording in tiles bathroom...
by ott0bot
Thu Jan 29, 2009 12:55 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Three Coincident Overheads
Replies: 26
Views: 5189

Would a spaced pair of omnis and an LDC in the center give you a more phase-coherent image? maybe...? I've done this a bunch with good results. Chris Garges Charlotte, NC Me too. You get a pretty awesome sound depending on the room. Recording in a rather large room can give you a nice sound with th...