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by Magnetic Services
Tue Aug 07, 2018 11:13 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: When you love a LIMITER
Replies: 24
Views: 2621

Re: When you love a LIMITER

I do love me some limiters, but I rarely ever want to hear them working the way I want to hear other compressors working. The ReaComp compressor in Reaper lets you set an "RMS time" (in addition to attack, release, etc.). The default is 5ms, but if you move it down to 0ms it's basically seeing every...
by Magnetic Services
Sat Jul 28, 2018 6:35 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: submixing drums for studio recordings
Replies: 14
Views: 1141

Re: submixing drums for studio recordings

Gregg Juke wrote:
Sat Jul 28, 2018 4:47 pm
Somehow lost in a TapeOp-world glitch was my response to that second quote, which should have been:

"No. No it doesn't." !!!!

GJ
In TapeOp world we call that a "dropout" :lol:
by Magnetic Services
Fri Jul 27, 2018 5:01 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Tell me about your migration to Reaper
Replies: 6
Views: 821

Re: Tell me about your migration to Reaper

I learned Pro Tools, Logic, Cubase, etc. in school, then ended up with a non-official copy of Nuendo for a while. When I got a new computer and it was time to decide on a DAW, I went with Reaper because it was free (yes I should buy the license), way easier to use and more functional than Audacity, ...
by Magnetic Services
Fri Jul 27, 2018 4:44 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Opinions - ART VLA
Replies: 9
Views: 1366

Re: Opinions - ART VLA

shedshrine wrote:
Wed Jul 25, 2018 7:57 pm
First page of this 2015 thread has a few people talking about the VLA in that capacity..
Whoah, that's my thread! I did end up going with the Chameleon Labs and still use it all the time.

On topic, though, I have heard of people swapping out the tubes in ART gear for an easy upgrade.
by Magnetic Services
Fri Jul 27, 2018 11:02 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: submixing drums for studio recordings
Replies: 14
Views: 1141

Re: submixing drums for studio recordings

I haven't recorded to tape for a while, but have definitely simplified my drum miking. I've pretty much abandoned the top/bottom snare approach (always felt like it took a lot of work to sound "right") and started just miking snares on the side. SM57 or whatever's at hand, under the hi-hat pointed a...
by Magnetic Services
Mon Jul 16, 2018 12:25 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Reverb Help
Replies: 34
Views: 5140

Re: Reverb Help

If you've already used this technique then please disregard my post. But once I started using the "Abbey Road trick" I realized I don't need so many flavors of reverb at all. https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=738&v=4lNckK8N3to I'm familiar with this trick and use it all the time on mostly...
by Magnetic Services
Mon Jul 16, 2018 9:57 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Pls help me reduce noise from my system! inter - connecting unbalanced to balanced
Replies: 6
Views: 687

Re: Pls help me reduce noise from my system! inter - connecting unbalanced to balanced

That Rane paper has been ENDLESSLY useful to me. Just keep going back to it!

And try one of these for isolating and interconnecting your balanced/unbalanced stuff:

https://www.soundonsound.com/reviews/art-t8
by Magnetic Services
Wed Jul 11, 2018 1:51 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Reverb Help
Replies: 34
Views: 5140

Re: Reverb Help

A.David.MacKinnon wrote:
Wed Jul 11, 2018 3:05 am
I use Waves IR More then any other reverb plug these days. I started rolling my own impulse responses a few years ago and it's made a world of difference.
How do you do make them?
by Magnetic Services
Mon Jun 25, 2018 9:47 pm
Forum: Listen to Music
Topic: Mix feedback needed - Stoner Rock / Heavy Psychedelic Rock
Replies: 6
Views: 1083

Re: Mix feedback needed - Stoner Rock / Heavy Psychedelic Rock

Hi, I also did not find the track... so I listened to the other one you got: https://soundcloud.com/jeremy-hayes-302747180/mojo-bozos-electric-circus-paranoia-rough-mix-unmastered I find the drums are disconnected from the rest of the mix. Like you tried so hard to make the transients of the drums ...
by Magnetic Services
Sun Jun 24, 2018 6:35 pm
Forum: Listen to Music
Topic: Mix feedback needed - Stoner Rock / Heavy Psychedelic Rock
Replies: 6
Views: 1083

Re: Mix feedback needed - Stoner Rock / Heavy Psychedelic Rock

On closed-back headphones: Good "wall of sound" vibe, I think guitars (and maybe everything) could use a bit of midsy bite though. Cymbals sound a bit thin. Low end is very well balanced though, which is a must for this genre. Solo sounds great, and the flangerish effect after the solo really kicks ...
by Magnetic Services
Sat Jun 23, 2018 1:15 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: 8:30 AM Red Light ON
Replies: 10
Views: 767

Re: 8:30 AM Red Light ON

drumsound wrote:
Fri Jun 22, 2018 4:39 am
Its 6:30 in the morning and I'm awake, because I have a remote session that starts recording at 8:30. It a once a year thing, thank Geebus.
I was up at 7:30 that same day for an 8:45 gig - recording kid bands at a Girls Rock camp!
by Magnetic Services
Tue Jun 19, 2018 10:59 am
Forum: People/Places/Things
Topic: McNally Smith College Auction
Replies: 9
Views: 1372

Re: McNally Smith College Auction

I'm good. Retired to Red Wing in late 2014. How about you? Hey Tom, another former student of yours (Dante Fumo, 2009-2011). Just wanted to say you were probably the most knowledgeable, engaging, dedicated, and nicest prof I had there. I still use everything I learned from you in my daily engineeri...
by Magnetic Services
Mon Jun 18, 2018 9:36 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: I don't know what a stem is!!!
Replies: 26
Views: 5103

Re: I don't know what a stem is!!!

Here's a little sup'm I wrote for Reverb last year:

https://reverb.com/news/a-practical-int ... tem-mixing

Edit: dammit, someone dug up an old thread again. Gonna keep the article up anyway in case anyone's interested...
by Magnetic Services
Sun Jun 10, 2018 6:11 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Tell me about speaker stands
Replies: 17
Views: 1735

Re: Tell me about speaker stands

You guys have sold me on building my own. I always felt weird about shelling out cash for something that can be fairly basic. I'm thinking about investing in some pads though, they kind of rouse my 'snake oil' suspicion, but too many smart engineers I respect swear by them for me to write them off....
by Magnetic Services
Sun Jun 10, 2018 10:11 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Latest gear you've acquired.....
Replies: 3891
Views: 836646

Re: Latest gear you've acquired.....

Just picked up a used Blackout Effectors FIx'd Fuzz Deluxe. I kind of needed a 'swiss army fuzz' and that box can do pretty much the entire history of fuzz tones, and all of them well. Smooth and groovy to nasal and spitty. I like using fuzz to make a 3rd guitar part in overdubs sit in a totally di...