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by AndersonSoundRecording
Tue Aug 14, 2012 10:23 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Tips on mixing vocals on a live recording
Replies: 23
Views: 6796

Have you tried mixing from the vocal channel first? Like get that sounding as good and balanced for the entire band as possible and then bring in kick, bass DI, whatever to beef up what's missing in that mic? Instead of getting the band slammin' and then trying to bring up the vocal on top of that?...
by AndersonSoundRecording
Tue Aug 14, 2012 5:57 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Tips on mixing vocals on a live recording
Replies: 23
Views: 6796

Hard to say anything for sure without hearing how bad the bleed actually is, but here are some things that might help 1 - bleed is part of life - you will have to embrace it to some extent. Understand that you don't get the "drum sound" solely from the drum mic's on a live record - it is made up of ...
by AndersonSoundRecording
Fri Jul 20, 2012 10:58 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Stupid question about M/S...
Replies: 20
Views: 6917

Interestingly though, in Alan Blumlein's original patent of the m/s technique he used an omni mic as the mid-mic. I've had this out with a few people - not sure why this myth persists. He specifies two velocity microphones for Mid-Side in the patent (meaning figure-of-eight cosine pattern). Read it...
by AndersonSoundRecording
Fri Jul 20, 2012 10:47 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Room Mic Suggestions for Rock Concert Recording
Replies: 15
Views: 3655

Boundary mic's tend not to sound as diffuse as I'd like "room" mic's to be - but perhaps you'll have better luck with them. I actually like TLM103's as "ambient" room mic's. I find their coloration tends to work quite well - especially in a situation where you have sound reinforcement. However, rath...
by AndersonSoundRecording
Fri Jul 20, 2012 10:35 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: monitor switching
Replies: 26
Views: 4936

SM Pro Audio M-Patch 2 passive switcher/attenuator:

http://www.fullcompass.com/product/381649.html
by AndersonSoundRecording
Fri Jul 20, 2012 10:29 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Books to help learn about electronics
Replies: 10
Views: 2437

This one helped me out when I was first trying to learn about this stuff: http://www.amazon.com/Teach-Yourself-Electricity-Electronics-Gibilisco/dp/0071377301 I treated it like a class: I read it cover to cover a chapter at a time and took all the quizzes and tests. Not that I'm all that great with ...
by AndersonSoundRecording
Tue Jul 10, 2012 9:48 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: upright bass micing
Replies: 31
Views: 10904

Re: Upright bass mixing

The best sound I have ever gotten out of my upright is by shoving one of those DIY mini-omni mics into the actual wooden bridge hole pointing at the bass. Here is a link to make the mic. http://tinyurl.com/6upelak It gets a great blend of string attack, boom, and it's pretty easy to tape it in plac...
by AndersonSoundRecording
Sun Jul 08, 2012 8:47 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: upright bass micing
Replies: 31
Views: 10904

For me, the biggest problem with upright bass on a stage is leakage. The direct is always good to take for safety, but it usually sounds like a$$. The best pickups I have heard were called "Realist" I think... In any case, whatever mic you put on the bass invariably ends up becoming another drum mic...
by AndersonSoundRecording
Sun Jan 08, 2012 9:32 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Live Recording
Replies: 14
Views: 4639

How many inputs do you have available?

What are you using to record (beyond the mic's & pre's)?

What are the expectations of the clients?
by AndersonSoundRecording
Sun Dec 04, 2011 9:25 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: industry standard rigs for film/television?
Replies: 6
Views: 1497

I am usually working the music side of things, so my kit is a bit different, but from what I have seen over time I'd say the expectations for a typical location film guy are: Sennheiser 416 (or lately been seeing the Schoeps shotgun a lot) with blimp and dead cat for outdoors; Schoeps CMC641 hyperca...
by AndersonSoundRecording
Sat Sep 24, 2011 7:47 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Hours a day: what's your limit?
Replies: 39
Views: 10779

Live and on-location work routinely call for a 12 - 16 hour workday. 20 hours is not unheard of, especially if you include travel time. Working in the studio, 10 - 12 hours for editing. mixing, and such seems about right. Just have to keep the levels under control so I don't fry my ears. But one has...
by AndersonSoundRecording
Wed Sep 21, 2011 10:31 am
Forum: People/Places/Things
Topic: Teo Macero
Replies: 7
Views: 1677

Awesome! Thanks for sharing!
by AndersonSoundRecording
Mon Sep 12, 2011 4:41 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Pro Tools Certification
Replies: 10
Views: 4013

The Avid training is generally not cheap, and may be overkill for what you are looking to do.

Are there any community colleges nearby that offer recording classes that feature Pro Tools? The one that I teach at uses PT in the introductory course.