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by Magnetic Services
Wed Jan 30, 2013 1:30 pm
Forum: Listen to Music
Topic: Don Caballero 2 hi-hat
Replies: 6
Views: 1932

Don Caballero 2 hi-hat

Recently got a vinyl copy of this record and the hi-hat (and ONLY the hi-hat) sounds harsh, distorted, and just too present in the mix. I listened back to my digital copy and it seems to be the same, I guess it just never bothered me before. Is anybody else familiar with this record and does this bo...
by Magnetic Services
Tue Jan 29, 2013 7:13 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Degauss near hard drives?
Replies: 7
Views: 1563

I've got the same problem. The only thing to do is move either the machine or sensitive materials (hard drives, tapes, other tape decks, etc.) far away. I've got an eight track, so it's more feasible for me to move my machine. yours is a different story, however... if you've got a remote control uni...
by Magnetic Services
Tue Dec 04, 2012 7:22 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: microphone companies
Replies: 6
Views: 1089

Shortened edit answer: if shure makes all the basic types of mics that you need, go for it! Don't buy into brand hype (good or bad), shure will do fine for you until you feel there are better mics out there by different companies. Get accustomed to the different types before worrying about which par...
by Magnetic Services
Wed Nov 28, 2012 10:00 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: This should be fun-
Replies: 18
Views: 4433

For drum sounds you might want to consider the Glyn Johns method. Minimal mics, unique stereo image, great rock sound. http://therecordingrevolution.com/2011/01/10/the-glyn-johns-drum-recording-method/ I usually get quite a bit closer than what's shown here, using dynamics/ribbons or LDC's. Hit 'em...
by Magnetic Services
Mon Nov 26, 2012 7:50 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: This should be fun-
Replies: 18
Views: 4433

well, not quite that, but (as i've posted 80 billion times) my stock drum shtick is kick, snare, mono oh+2 omnis on the floor with stupid amounts of compression on them. sounds like this or track 3 or 8 on this or mot anything on this Nice sounds. How isolated was the kit on these various recording...
by Magnetic Services
Mon Nov 26, 2012 5:51 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: This should be fun-
Replies: 18
Views: 4433

personally i don't like wide overheads, but if you do, then further apart is the way to go. the kick sound is gonna change dramatically with the front head off. if you decide you liked it better with the head on, but it's too subby, try any combo of the following: tune the head a bit higher move th...
by Magnetic Services
Mon Nov 26, 2012 4:40 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: This should be fun-
Replies: 18
Views: 4433

Update- set up drums today and did some test recordings. Normally I do x-y overheads and close tom mics but today this setup worked very well: Kick mic -- fully intact head, sounds very subby but blends well with the middle mic. Probably going to try taking the head off tomorrow. Bottom of snare mic...
by Magnetic Services
Mon Nov 19, 2012 11:42 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: This should be fun-
Replies: 18
Views: 4433

Awesome. First and foremost: don't be afraid of pushing anything too far (blown out pre-amps, radical EQ, etc.) Avoid the Behringer to submix unless it's a last resort kind of situation. The Ramsa should be just fine (unless like 12 channels are broken..) Quick bullet list of some things that might...
by Magnetic Services
Mon Nov 19, 2012 11:37 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: This should be fun-
Replies: 18
Views: 4433

I edited the original post with specifics, hope that helps.

One song from their demo from before I met them:

http://soundcloud.com/lord-brain

(they are slightly less doomy now and have mostly equal amount of fast and slow sections)
by Magnetic Services
Sat Nov 17, 2012 9:31 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: This should be fun-
Replies: 18
Views: 4433

I should clarify- 8 channels will be used for playback from tape, so 10 are available for tracking (plus groups). since it's just a trio and vocals will mostly be done after basics, I doubt I'll break out the Behringer (I avoid setting it up if at all possible) I guess I'm specifically looking for d...
by Magnetic Services
Wed Nov 14, 2012 5:15 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: This should be fun-
Replies: 18
Views: 4433

This should be fun-

Recording a heavy riffy trio in my basement in the coming weeks. Let me know if you have any thoughts or ideas about how to achieve sounds like: witch pissed jeans sleep sabbath high on fire ...etc. (specifically drum ideas!) Equipment: A few 57/58s and clones and such CAD drum mic pack minus conden...
by Magnetic Services
Sat Aug 04, 2012 8:59 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Help me buy my first good mic!
Replies: 27
Views: 5470

For starting a microphone collection, It's a good idea to "cover the bases" of basic mic types first. It seems like LDC would benefit you the most right now, but try to get one or a pair of each before sinking cash into finding the perfect "character" or "tone". One nice drill will not build a whole...
by Magnetic Services
Mon Jul 30, 2012 10:19 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: I'll send you $5 in the mail if you answer my 424 questions!
Replies: 54
Views: 8496

When I monitor from the 424, there is a TON of hiss.Even though there is a lot of hiss the guitar itself still sounds louder, clearer, and fuller (just with a lot of background hiss). When it hits the computer it becomes a whole new beast. FWIW, I am still using normal bias tapes and haven't cleane...
by Magnetic Services
Fri Jul 27, 2012 3:10 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Schmidlin FED+ compressor
Replies: 45
Views: 12191

"Can I sing my part now?! Jeez, what's the hold-up in there?"

"One moment, just fiddlin' with the schmidlin!"
by Magnetic Services
Thu Jul 26, 2012 8:43 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: I'll send you $5 in the mail if you answer my 424 questions!
Replies: 54
Views: 8496

I see your point, but I was actually thinking the opposite. You could get the tape sound going from the tape outs, but avoid Tascam's crappy mixer. Really the EQ on the 424 is not so good. I think it would be better to eq in the box. Just my humble opinion. Really, nothing on it is much good. The f...