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by frans_13
Wed May 22, 2019 5:41 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Mixing a band with a single, mono electric guitar
Replies: 40
Views: 3804

Re: Mixing a band with a single, mono electric guitar

surprising to hear people suggest using two amps etc. etc. etc. when it's stated that band wants to sound like themselves Of course it doesn't happen without the band knowing what's going on. I don't use it to re-invent the sound of the band but to translate the sheer force of a show into something...
by frans_13
Tue May 21, 2019 9:04 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Mixing a band with a single, mono electric guitar
Replies: 40
Views: 3804

Re: Mixing a band with a single, mono electric guitar

I have often done bands like this, without guitar overdubs and to get more wall of sound out of a single guitar i split it to two or more amps. One is the original amp, it sounds like the band sounds. One has maybe a bit less distortion, to let the attack of notes and chords through better and the t...
by frans_13
Mon May 06, 2019 1:46 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: No fancy tube mics - am I missing out?
Replies: 40
Views: 6801

Re: No fancy tube mics - am I missing out?

I got a few nice mics and a number of others. For loud/shouted/screaming vocals in dense mixes/rock i prefer to tickle a tube pre into slight compression/overdrive of the creamy variety. That adds some overtones which will help the vocals stay afloat in the mix with distorted guitars and if i add so...
by frans_13
Fri Apr 05, 2019 9:27 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: UAD 3 Plugins Pack - Which would you choose?
Replies: 18
Views: 2299

Re: UAD 3 Plugins Pack - Which would you choose?

1176, of course. Then the Ocean Way (in reverb mode) does things convincing enough for me, but it's such a CPU hog (i got a dual processor card) i just render the track to stay free of trouble with some of the more hungry other plugins which gave me trouble, even if all of them were way under 90% lo...
by frans_13
Fri Apr 05, 2019 9:21 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: machine room...
Replies: 10
Views: 1151

Re: machine room...

I built an iso box for my machine - big enough so the heat has some room, made from sandwiched woodchip to cut down on resonances (a 1.5 inch fixed to a 0.6 inch (or so) board). It didn't even need a fan, because it's big enough. Also heavy. Houses my ancient G4 tower, which sits on another board th...
by frans_13
Sun Dec 30, 2018 4:51 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: "smash channel" options, for drums... sans console?
Replies: 13
Views: 1683

Re: "smash channel" options, for drums... sans console?

I built the host and got three of the little things, which were the Cinemag transformer and driver, the "15ips" and the JFET if i get it right. All pretty simple to build, if you already did the occasional pedal or mic pre. Of the three i like the JFET the most, but each their own. It would be nice ...
by frans_13
Sat Dec 29, 2018 7:21 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Click tracks. Love them/Hate them.
Replies: 26
Views: 2665

Re: Click tracks. Love them/Hate them.

If it HAS to be synced to a machine and only then you use click. If you do pre-production, let the band play through the song like they feel the song should be and check the bpm for every part of the arrangement and prepare a click track from that, it takes people who like to be in the illusion of c...
by frans_13
Sat Dec 29, 2018 7:02 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Weathervane overhead
Replies: 31
Views: 2587

Re: Weathervane overhead

I may be crazy, but distance alone is not all there is - i find it easier to have my drumtracks in phase when i have (for example) all mics that point downwards in the same angle, say, all straight down - versus overheads pointed here, tom mics pointed there and so on.
by frans_13
Sat Dec 29, 2018 6:06 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: "smash channel" options, for drums... sans console?
Replies: 13
Views: 1683

Re: "smash channel" options, for drums... sans console?

At mixdown i usually have a "smash bus" i automate things into. Tracking with some distortion depends what i want, if it's buttery overtones over a wider dynamic range it will be a tube input somewhere. If it's over a narrower dynamic target, a lot of gear is open for abuse. For a bunch of different...
by frans_13
Sun Dec 23, 2018 2:05 am
Forum: Buy/Sell/Trade
Topic: SOLD dbx 242 eq
Replies: 1
Views: 598

Re: FS: dbx 242 eq

In Bob Orbans words: "The design started out as the successor to the Orban 642. The improvement was a complex crosscoupled feedback arrangement that allowed reciprocal curves to +/-16dB EQ, yet still allowed an infinite notch. The whole thing required a MAJOR optimization to solve all of the relevan...
by frans_13
Fri Dec 21, 2018 5:11 am
Forum: Tape Op Magazine
Topic: Dear larry
Replies: 5
Views: 2351

Re: Dear larry

There's way too little about stealing candy from kids as a means of keeping the studio lights on in TAPE OP. Please, Larry.
by frans_13
Fri Dec 21, 2018 5:09 am
Forum: Buy/Sell/Trade
Topic: SOLD dbx 242 eq
Replies: 1
Views: 598

SOLD dbx 242 eq

Hi, i decided i got too much stuff and i get too old. Selling my dby 242 eq, which usually has an unbalanced output but this one has been modded with a heavy german broadcast output transformer. Comes with the original PSU, which says 230volts input, located in Bavaria Germany, so selling in Europe ...
by frans_13
Fri Dec 21, 2018 5:00 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Secret Chords
Replies: 30
Views: 3720

Re: Secret Chords

High note drones low in the mix for the chorus. Jingle jangle. Could be anything.
by frans_13
Fri Dec 21, 2018 4:54 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Redux: Condensers on toms
Replies: 24
Views: 2550

Re: Redux: Condensers on toms

...I've had good luck with AT 4047s (big, but sound pretty good kind of close to the drum) and AKG 451s (the older ones and I have the super-handy swivel joints for mine). The AT4047 were also pretty much on the A list, when we got together to check more than 40 mics on drum stuff between us three ...
by frans_13
Wed Aug 29, 2018 3:06 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Beyerdynamic m260
Replies: 8
Views: 1637

Re: Beyerdynamic m260

M260s exist with low end extension... and versions (often ending in "..80") with a lowcut in the output transformer so it can't be modded to get rid of the lowcut in case it has one. Make sure which one you get. The original Beyer ribbons are corrugated in a combination of length-wise and RCA-style....