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by Magnetic Services
Fri Mar 01, 2019 9:56 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Surround Sound Thread
Replies: 9
Views: 670

Re: Surround Sound Thread

Lately though, I've been getting into the immersive stuff for binaural production - I think that has a lot more potential for music, especially since the majority of people seem to be listening on headphones nowadays. 360 video and AR/VR application are cool, but I think even as a standalone music-...
by Magnetic Services
Mon Feb 11, 2019 6:51 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: power conditioner/power bars
Replies: 22
Views: 1207

Re: power conditioner/power bars

Have you tried a Faraday Cage?
by Magnetic Services
Sat Feb 09, 2019 5:31 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: fader setup for 500 series preamps
Replies: 12
Views: 886

Re: fader setup for 500 series preamps

Yeah 5 million is pretty steep for any mixer!
by Magnetic Services
Wed Jan 02, 2019 11:42 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Compression vs. Limiting: A Question.
Replies: 13
Views: 2741

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Nobody has mentioned the knee. Exactly what I was going to say. Limiters typically have a much steeper knee than regular compressors, in addition to higher ratios and faster attack times. Instead of the compression gradually becoming more pronounced as you approach the threshold (like, say, a vocal...
by Magnetic Services
Fri Dec 28, 2018 10:09 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: recording live to Otari 50/50 2 track
Replies: 7
Views: 677

Re: recording live to Otari 50/50 2 track

Couldn't you capture Guitar and vocal on channels 1 and 2 but not have to make it stereo? When transferring the tape and mixing down, couldn't you just balance them in mono? Or do the same thing with a close mic and room mic, both capturing guitar and vocal but allowing you to control the space? I s...
by Magnetic Services
Wed Dec 19, 2018 11:24 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Let's talk guitar amp recording
Replies: 26
Views: 1699

Re: Let's talk guitar amp recording

Haven't used it for any records yet, but I've been loving Native Instruments' Guitar Rig just to mess around with. Of course there's some "analog guilt" going on here, but it sounds so good and it's so flexible! Would it be so bad to record DI guitars, put them through Guitar Rig, then Re-amp for th...
by Magnetic Services
Sat Dec 08, 2018 1:03 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Mixing Doubled Vocals
Replies: 22
Views: 1849

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: 1849

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: 1893

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: 1547

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: 2785

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: 2785

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: 2785

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: 683

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: 1685

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...