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by mjau
Tue Dec 01, 2020 11:23 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Truth time- incredibly dumb things you did when you didn't know any better
Replies: 35
Views: 1276

Re: Truth time- incredibly dumb things you did when you didn't know any better

Early 2000's, and self-recorded my band's first ep. Got the new-fangled Ozone plugin to try, and loved the limiter and maximizer on the mix buss, so I went on to limit and maximize every track. Then every buss. And then the mix buss. I won the loudness wars with that one. It wasn't even close to goo...
by mjau
Tue Dec 01, 2020 7:49 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Latest gear you've acquired.....
Replies: 4359
Views: 982361

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

Does a plugin count as new gear? Got the Chandler Germanium compressor from Softube yesterday, after demoing it for a couple of weeks. It's pretty easy to dial in something smashed, but there are a lot of less-obvious tones that sound great once you get the hang of the feedback controls and the mix ...
by mjau
Tue Dec 01, 2020 7:42 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Latest gear you've acquired.....
Replies: 4359
Views: 982361

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

My brothers. I did away with one of the tone knobs and just moved the volume knob: https://i.imgur.com/YVw3mhr.jpg I just wanna strum some chords without getting bloody knuckles. Anodized pickguards on bursts are a thing to behold. My P-bass build has the same thing. Almost my favorite Fender combo...
by mjau
Tue Dec 01, 2020 7:42 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Latest gear you've acquired.....
Replies: 4359
Views: 982361

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

My brothers. I did away with one of the tone knobs and just moved the volume knob: https://i.imgur.com/YVw3mhr.jpg I just wanna strum some chords without getting bloody knuckles. Anodized pickguards on bursts are a thing to behold. My P-bass build has the same thing. Almost my favorite Fender combo...
by mjau
Sun Nov 22, 2020 9:18 am
Forum: Listen to Music
Topic: What are you listening to today?
Replies: 809
Views: 187218

Re: What are you listening to today?

Went for a run and put on the remastered version of What’s the Story, Morning Glory, which I haven’t spent much time with. If ever there was a record in need of remastering, it was that one.
by mjau
Thu Nov 05, 2020 11:52 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: I need help High Passing
Replies: 55
Views: 1748

Re: I need help High Passing

I’ve been using a healthy amount of the UAD Tonelux Tilt eq lately, mostly for the 6 dB high-pass filter. You can sneak it up a bit higher than you might a 12 or 24 dB filter and have it still sound natural. I have a little Martin 0-15 that puts out a fair amount of upper low-end (does that make sen...
by mjau
Tue Nov 03, 2020 12:06 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Overdrive pedals educate me
Replies: 71
Views: 2694

Re: Overdrive pedals educate me

drumsound wrote:
Mon Nov 02, 2020 11:53 pm
I did get a Soul Food, but I'll look at the Xotic.
Nice. I like those as a booster or light overdrive.
by mjau
Mon Nov 02, 2020 11:00 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Overdrive pedals educate me
Replies: 71
Views: 2694

Re: Overdrive pedals educate me

I'd like to get some driven guitars without blowing the shit apart. So, tell me what's cool and affordable. Whatever you do, you'll need to mic it with a 57. Since you've got some great amps at your disposal already, I'd go with an Xotic EP booster. It adds a touch of sparkle and compression and dr...
by mjau
Sun Nov 01, 2020 6:58 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Best Mics for Recording Acoustic Guitar?
Replies: 13
Views: 460

Re: Best Mics for Recording Acoustic Guitar?

I’ve used an Oktava mc012 a lot on acoustic guitar, and like both the omni and cardioid caps depending on what I’m going for. The low-mids can be a little foggy, but sometimes that’s not a bad thing.

Beyer m201 is also a great acoustic guitar mic.
by mjau
Sun Nov 01, 2020 6:54 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Best Mics for Recording Acoustic Guitar?
Replies: 13
Views: 460

Re: Best Mics for Recording Acoustic Guitar?

Solo is only important if its a solo recording. You can A/B two mics and mic A might sound superior in every way, but once you listen in the context of the track, mix B very could be the better choice. So true. This is why the 4033 can be a cool acoustic guitar mic. In a busier mix, it tends to put...
by mjau
Sat Oct 24, 2020 8:32 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: References in mixing
Replies: 26
Views: 879

Re: References in mixing

But what a rhythm section. Man, yes. I saw Sebastian Steinberg a year ago with Calexico and Iron and Wine, and he played a heavy bass solo on his upright. Speaking of references, I like Calexico’s Algiers album. I’ve listened to it a zillion times, so I know it pretty well, and it’s a nice mix of r...
by mjau
Thu Oct 22, 2020 4:43 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: How important is it to mic the bottom of a snare?
Replies: 57
Views: 6518

Re: How important is it to mic the bottom of a snare?

I’m working with some drum tracks now on a few of my own songs where the drummer stereo-mic’d under the snare with a pair of Josephsons, along with the usual top mic. These are fairly sensitive brush tracks, and the snare takes on a 3-D quality as a result. Wouldn’t need it for everything, but in t...
by mjau
Thu Oct 22, 2020 5:08 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: How important is it to mic the bottom of a snare?
Replies: 57
Views: 6518

Re: How important is it to mic the bottom of a snare?

I’m working with some drum tracks now on a few of my own songs where the drummer stereo-mic’d under the snare with a pair of Josephsons, along with the usual top mic. These are fairly sensitive brush tracks, and the snare takes on a 3-D quality as a result. Wouldn’t need it for everything, but in th...
by mjau
Sat Oct 17, 2020 8:43 pm
Forum: Listen to Music
Topic: What do you hear in this vocal?
Replies: 12
Views: 730

Re: What do you hear in this vocal?

Thanks, y’all. This has helped. I’ve been drawn in to a lot of Alexi’s stuff lately, and really like how he seems to write to his voice’s strengths. And how the recordings do well to capture it.
by mjau
Wed Oct 14, 2020 4:13 pm
Forum: Listen to Music
Topic: What do you hear in this vocal?
Replies: 12
Views: 730

Re: What do you hear in this vocal?

Recycled_Brains wrote:
Tue Oct 13, 2020 2:00 pm
Also, holy Nick Drake worship.
True! I’m just as guilty.