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by frans_13
Tue Mar 29, 2011 5:23 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Headphones while tracking
Replies: 20
Views: 6131

If someone wants themeselves louder in the headphones and louder and.. I prescribe heavily closed headphones -isolation headphones if you want to call them- keeps all the loud drumming and whatnot out so you hear yourself better without blow-torching your eardrums by high volumes. Ask Pete Townshend...
by frans_13
Tue Mar 29, 2011 5:15 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: "All Rights Reserved"
Replies: 29
Views: 4844

So what do you want to get out of your copyright? To whom you want to proof what? Or just as a statement like "this is my art, I did it."?
by frans_13
Mon Mar 21, 2011 1:41 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Capturing the Double Bass
Replies: 17
Views: 4344

This is how I do it: get my isolation headphones on and listen to the mic while I position it. A lot of times the mic ends up roughly at the bridge with some distance to capture the lot. Isolation headphones take the trial-and-error guesswork out of the question. If there's slap going on, a second m...
by frans_13
Thu Mar 17, 2011 2:03 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Favorite fuzzbox
Replies: 35
Views: 8413

I built an buildyourownclone tubescreamer clone, the nice thing is you have options and can tailor it to your needs. I built mine so it's not so mid-peaky.
It might be the thing you are looking for.

http://www.buildyourownclone.com/overdrive2.html
by frans_13
Wed Mar 16, 2011 5:27 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Delaying room mics
Replies: 10
Views: 3382

For me, the make or break would be how the phase of the room mic and the rest combines, no matter if you "pull" them closer or further. If you lowcut your room mic there can be times it doesn't make a difference because the signals get decorrelated enough. Look for a phase adjuster plugin or the Lit...
by frans_13
Sun Mar 13, 2011 3:33 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Recording guitars with split to "effects only" amp
Replies: 11
Views: 3026

You can use everything... as long as it's transformer isolated. Anyway, give it a try. If there's hum you know you need a transformer.
by frans_13
Tue Mar 08, 2011 12:48 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: The days of song production are numbered
Replies: 30
Views: 6559

I think it's great! I can't see how this would take away work from us. Those who are serious will need professional help anyway and those who don't know or don't give a toss won't need to bug us.
by frans_13
Mon Mar 07, 2011 8:57 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Preamps make a big f'in difference.
Replies: 31
Views: 9150

I can't speak for one of Sebastians preamps, but I had a Sebatron LA2A / Pulteq clone for a while, which was great. Pre series and wiring a bit casual, but it was one of those boxes which did everything make sound better. So congrats on your pre!
by frans_13
Mon Mar 07, 2011 8:50 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: recording an ampeg b15
Replies: 44
Views: 13735

The 4047 should do the job fine.
by frans_13
Mon Mar 07, 2011 5:50 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Recording guitars with split to "effects only" amp
Replies: 11
Views: 3026

Get a splitter, like the LittleLabs PCP distro or the palmer http://www.palmer-germany.com/85-1-pga03.html which have a transformer split (no hum! no trouble!). Make sure the signal hits both mics at exactly the same time, so you dont run into phase trouble. Now you can run one amp clean, the other ...
by frans_13
Mon Mar 07, 2011 5:32 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Solfeggio Frequencies
Replies: 30
Views: 10008

In western civilisation, this topic is bound to met with ... mixed reactions. To cut it short: if you want hard facts you have to talk to people from india and assorted eastern civilisations. They have a few thousand years of empirical data on this, a living tradition and are as scientific as you wa...
by frans_13
Mon Mar 07, 2011 5:26 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Some Newbie Advice
Replies: 11
Views: 3113

Try some preproduction, before they hit your studio, work with them at their rehearsals, have them try to find the right tempo for each song, not to slave to a click, but to see which bpm has the right feel for each song. Find the tempo they play now, try one or two faster or slower, maybe even slow...
by frans_13
Mon Mar 07, 2011 5:20 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: recording an ampeg b15
Replies: 44
Views: 13735

Beyer M88, you can't go wrong with it. Did you ever try to get isolation headphones and listen to the mic, while you position it? Takes all the guesswork out of it. Or rest your feet on the console in the control room as you yell at your assistant in the live room, while the girl from the lobby brin...
by frans_13
Mon Mar 07, 2011 5:12 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Recording Electric Bass Questions
Replies: 18
Views: 4945

bass

For a deep bass tone...the right instrument helps a lot. A stingray "reaches deeper" than a Fender jazz or a precision. If it's not there, because of the instrument, sometimes ridiculous ammounts of eq will be needed. Just don't tell anybody. So this is how I go about recording bass, not to say I'm ...