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by frans_13
Tue Dec 11, 2012 1:04 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: italian dynamic mic ID
Replies: 5
Views: 1354

And they build an optical compressor:
http://www.amplificazionilombardi.it/jo ... bardi.html

Looks tasty.
by frans_13
Mon Dec 03, 2012 5:26 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: My review of the Heil ProSet3 headphones
Replies: 0
Views: 457

My review of the Heil ProSet3 headphones

I got the new headphones by Heil Sound and here's my impression. In the studio they get used for tracking, I got 8 other headphones which cater to different needs. (open, closed, half-ish)They all have to got one thing in common: stay on the head while we are at it. Because it's called tracking not ...
by frans_13
Wed Oct 03, 2012 11:08 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: countering a lisp
Replies: 7
Views: 2451

Yes, the lisp consists of "esses" having the center frequency lower then what we're used to hear, they sound rather like an "ffff". That's why I was considering sharpening the sound at the essses. Neither of them really expected me to make them sound different than how they actually sounded though, ...
by frans_13
Tue Oct 02, 2012 7:05 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: countering a lisp
Replies: 7
Views: 2451

countering a lisp

Tracking a raw (not pop) punk band - the singer has a lisp. I tried to lessen it for the sake of intelligibility and to make him look good. Mind you, it's the kind of band that doesn't look 'good' anyway, that's not the highest priority. So first I used a condenser with enough high end, turned up th...
by frans_13
Sun Sep 30, 2012 3:36 am
Forum: Buy/Sell/Trade
Topic: Brent Averill API Lunchbox 6-space
Replies: 3
Views: 912

Is the PSU changeable between 110 and 220 volts?
by frans_13
Thu Sep 13, 2012 12:55 am
Forum: Buy/Sell/Trade
Topic: FS/FT Manley Enhanced Pultec EQP1A
Replies: 3
Views: 721

People, it's great on guitars or snare to add mids that sound like the signal was like that all the time anyway.. or if you want to cut harshness on brass or other stuff. Highly recommended.
by frans_13
Thu Jul 26, 2012 12:05 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Schmidlin FED+ compressor
Replies: 45
Views: 12630

Thanks for calling my attention to it, Joel! Now if it only sounds half as good as it looks... well.... there goes my extra holiday money..
by frans_13
Tue Jul 03, 2012 2:36 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Never see the End Product These Days?
Replies: 23
Views: 8664

I get finished CDs less than a few years ago...
but on the other end, I have copied unreleased CDs for fans that I was talking to who desperately wanted the songs... for example when the band has split up and wouldn't talk to each other anymore and the website is down.
by frans_13
Mon May 21, 2012 1:02 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: MBV Loveless Remasters
Replies: 10
Views: 3492

Duh! I still got the CD they released back then... do you think there really will be a new MBV record soon? Or what's the reissue for if not drumming up some press to prepare for a new CD? In the meantime you could listen to the Fleeting Joys, maybe the only MBV 'clone' that nailed the sound and too...
by frans_13
Mon May 14, 2012 12:38 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Flipping phase on vocals in the mix
Replies: 39
Views: 13283

Sometimes it's just the way the rest of the signal combines with your vocal track, the way the peaks and valleys add up to form the big stereo waveform. So, yes, if it sounds better, flip the polatrity button. Especially the "...and pushed other elements back in the mix" was a giveaway. About absolu...
by frans_13
Mon Apr 23, 2012 11:21 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Subtractive EQ (Especially Mids)
Replies: 18
Views: 7423

For a shedload of guitars I try the following: lowcut, maybe hicut - if it's a less dense mix then you can be gentle, if it's dense, be brutal Find and notch out pickup and maybe speaker resonances. If you hit them right, taking the notch out will suddenly sound unnatural. Be careful to cut the righ...
by frans_13
Mon Apr 23, 2012 10:49 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: How many mic's is too many mic's?
Replies: 21
Views: 5101

Multing a vocal through an amp/THD hotplate/lineout/ampsim or eq isn't bad to dirty things up with some gain and tube reverb... Why more mics than you need? Because then you can leave some up with the second or third drumset in the corner while you mic something else. Besides, many mics will make yo...
by frans_13
Sun Apr 15, 2012 9:22 am
Forum: Buy/Sell/Trade
Topic: GONE - T AKG D12 ca. 1962/3 for trade in Bavaria/Germany
Replies: 0
Views: 775

GONE - T AKG D12 ca. 1962/3 for trade in Bavaria/Germany

GONE For trade is a ca. 1962-3 AKG D12 mic in very good condition. To judge for yourself you can download a 40MB package of hi-res photos, 44.1/24bit WAV alone and on a drumset (no eq/compression of course), AKG service papers (how to disassemble a D12, schematic, details about D12 versions, etc.) ...
by frans_13
Thu Apr 05, 2012 1:25 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Shielding guitars.
Replies: 18
Views: 4322

... except that "star grounding" is a band-aid, and doesn't always work. And grounding doesn't want its wires to run like the branches of a tree ... -a There's still a lot of stuff that can go wrong, besides wiring. Topology, interconnection, etc.etc. if there are other problems, yes, then star gro...