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by Magnetic Services
Sat Dec 08, 2018 1:03 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Mixing Doubled Vocals
Replies: 22
Views: 1463

Re: Mixing Doubled Vocals

vvv wrote:
Sat Dec 08, 2018 11:12 am
then there's the John Lennon, & Ozzy, ADT thing ...
do tell...
by Magnetic Services
Fri Dec 07, 2018 1:19 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Mixing Doubled Vocals
Replies: 22
Views: 1463

Re: Mixing Doubled Vocals

I did a record recently where the singer doubled or tripled (or more) almost all the vocals on every song. On some songs I was able to convince them to start with a solo vocal in the verses and add the rest in the choruses to give it more power, but on some songs I had to be sneaky, so I came up wit...
by Magnetic Services
Wed Dec 05, 2018 4:29 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Plug in for Leslie effect...
Replies: 21
Views: 1533

Re: Plug in for Leslie effect...

TapeOpLarry wrote:
Wed Dec 05, 2018 3:28 pm
Tony's cheaper than a plug-in!
This community rules.
by Magnetic Services
Mon Dec 03, 2018 9:41 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Cheap but good headphone amp recommendations
Replies: 13
Views: 1273

Re: Cheap but good headphone amp recommendations

I know this is not a cheap solution at all (oops), but if you were planning on upgrading your interface at any point, the MOTU Monitor 8 is a great interface AND a 6-channel headphone amp. Other brands might also make something like this, but my experience with the MOTU has been awesome. My first he...
by Magnetic Services
Tue Nov 27, 2018 12:01 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Secret Chords
Replies: 30
Views: 2362

Re: Secret Chords

A.David.MacKinnon wrote:
Sun Nov 25, 2018 5:11 pm
My handy dandy chord finder tells me that an A6/11. If it was a Dmin7 it would be

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This is why I work behind the glass.
by Magnetic Services
Sun Nov 25, 2018 4:15 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Secret Chords
Replies: 30
Views: 2362

Re: Secret Chords

Some of my favorite chords are simply the result of laziness. Take this one, for example:

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I think it's some kind of D minor 7-type thing? Easy to finger and sounds way more interesting than a normal D or D minor.
by Magnetic Services
Mon Nov 12, 2018 11:14 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Secret Chords
Replies: 30
Views: 2362

Re: Secret Chords

The One Weird Trick Songwriters Don't Want You to Know!
by Magnetic Services
Wed Nov 07, 2018 12:52 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: How'd they get this sound?
Replies: 4
Views: 608

Re: How'd they get this sound?

The hard-panned guitars certainly help the vocal have its own space, and they don't have a ton of high- or low-end to compete with the cymbals or bass. The toms also seem to be panned pretty wide, helping them stick out from the bass. Seems like some no-frills, good-ol'-fashioned balancing from a co...
by Magnetic Services
Wed Nov 07, 2018 11:13 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Reamped Bass Phase Issue
Replies: 15
Views: 1415

Re: Reamped Bass Phase Issue

Since the mic was placed so far away I'll assume they/you were going for an "open" sound. In that case, delaying the mic signal even further could solve your phase problem and create a cool bass sound? You'd probably want more DI than mic to keep it sounding solid, however. Another option would be t...
by Magnetic Services
Thu Nov 01, 2018 10:27 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Garage Studio Build
Replies: 51
Views: 9793

Re: Garage Studio Build

Looks awesome! Is that how the floor's going to stay? My live room has plywood over a floating floor and I ended up just collecting enough rugs to cover the whole thing, because flooring is expensive as shit! I considered getting nicer ply and staining/coating it, but that's expensive too and I had ...
by Magnetic Services
Fri Oct 26, 2018 10:11 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Unusual recording gigs and new experiences- share your stories
Replies: 25
Views: 3759

Re: Unusual recording gigs and new experiences- share your stories

winky dinglehoffer wrote:
Thu Oct 25, 2018 5:18 pm
the best Dada tone poet I've ever seen perform.
A high honor!
by Magnetic Services
Wed Oct 24, 2018 2:08 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: reverbs - mono or stereo and why?
Replies: 10
Views: 1729

Re: reverbs - mono or stereo and why?

I suppose if I had lots of different verbs on different instruments or was panning the verb away from the instrument, I'd want to keep things focused with mono. But for a general-purpose global reverb, always stereo. Honestly hadn't thought much about it until now, though!
by Magnetic Services
Wed Oct 24, 2018 12:53 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: No fancy tube mics - am I missing out?
Replies: 40
Views: 4705

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

Just so everyone can read this one more time: Grab a mic. Track the vocal. Work on your coaching and help them phrase and fix busy lines and move them close or away from the mic and tilt the mic up or down for effect and baffle the room or not and look at the lyric sheet and ask "What are you saying...
by Magnetic Services
Fri Oct 19, 2018 6:53 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Unusual recording gigs and new experiences- share your stories
Replies: 25
Views: 3759

Re: Unusual recording gigs and new experiences- share your stories

This summer I recorded at a couple sessions of a rock 'n roll camp for girls (aged 8-16). Each time it was ten bands in about 4 hours, each doing 2-3 takes of a single song before the next band rolled in and they went back to their pizza party or decorating signs and whatnot. I brought my mobile rig...
by Magnetic Services
Tue Oct 02, 2018 7:58 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Old Colony Mastering build recap
Replies: 37
Views: 4900

Re: Old Colony Mastering build recap

Nice! I should get around to uploading my pics and writing up my studio building experience for the collective hive mind to assimilate.

PS: I've always envied that little tilty rolling rack. Is that a custom job?