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by Magnetic Services
Sat May 19, 2018 8:13 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Does anyone use overheads?
Replies: 41
Views: 3777

Re: Does anyone use overheads?

joninc wrote:
Sat May 19, 2018 6:16 pm
i can usually get 75-85% of my drum sound from the overheads
Same here, except often it's a room mic, front-of-kit mic, or over-shoulder mic. Some time of whole-kit capture gives me most of the sound.

...hmm, but now I want to try using only close mics.
by Magnetic Services
Sat May 19, 2018 4:51 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Does anyone use overheads?
Replies: 41
Views: 3777

Re: Does anyone use overheads?

We all just nerded out about this recently: https://messageboard.tapeop.com/viewtopic.php?f=14&t=89181 A good variation you might want to try, though, is peeking a mic over the drummer's shoulder, sort of trying to capture what they're hearing. If it sounds anemic, point it more toward the kick and ...
by Magnetic Services
Sat May 19, 2018 4:05 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Tascam 244 to monitors
Replies: 4
Views: 480

Re: Tascam 244 to monitors

Try running the line outs, aux outs, and tape outs into your computer (if you have an audio interface) just to see if any signal is present. If there's a headphone jack try that too. I don't know your level of experience but I'm gonna ask the noob questions anyway, apologies if you already tried thi...
by Magnetic Services
Fri May 18, 2018 8:53 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Tascam 244 to monitors
Replies: 4
Views: 480

Re: Tascam 244 to monitors

Are they powered monitors? If not, you'll need a power amp or receiver to give the signal enough juice. Also - those RCA outs are unbalanced, and XLR is balanced. Depending on how the cable is wired, that could be just fine or could cause problems for you. Read up on what that can affect here: http:...
by Magnetic Services
Thu May 17, 2018 8:12 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Noob: Routing a Mixer w/Converters
Replies: 6
Views: 788

Re: Noob: Routing a Mixer w/Converters

if you got a 24 in/24 out converter, you could track everything through your mixer's preamps/EQ, through the direct outs, and into the converter. Monitor during tracking with just the DAW's stereo master, then when it's time to mix you could route each track back to a mixer channel for hands-on mixi...
by Magnetic Services
Mon May 14, 2018 10:56 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Mics that sound like a U67..
Replies: 30
Views: 3990

Re: Mics that sound like a U67..

As long as you use the same mic placement, preamp, and signal chain, I think you could get away with any high-quality tube-powered multi-pattern large-diaphragm condenser. The Blue Bottle with the right capsule could give you "that sound" plus way more options for the future.
by Magnetic Services
Sat May 12, 2018 7:03 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: How high do you like your overheads (and why)?
Replies: 28
Views: 2968

Re: How high do you like your overheads (and why)?

Eight Miles High. I kid. Generally pretty low; just high enough to capture an even picture of the kit and not get hit by sticks. Then I throw up some room mics for that roomy flava. I'd only put them higher up if I needed to get the kit/room balance solely from the overheads, and even then I'd proba...
by Magnetic Services
Thu May 10, 2018 8:28 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Mid-side decoding wackiness
Replies: 1
Views: 375

Mid-side decoding wackiness

Recent thread got me thinking about Mid-Side techniques and how the decoding reacts to mid and side mics which are picking up different information (or processed before decoding). If the stereo effect is achieved by the side mic adding/cancelling with the phase of the mid mic, then ideally you'd get...
by Magnetic Services
Thu May 10, 2018 8:14 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: MS drums with mono OH - variants?
Replies: 15
Views: 1456

Re: MS drums with mono OH - variants?

losthighway wrote:
Wed May 09, 2018 6:17 pm
I looked like a reliable engineer nerd when I located it and fixed the problem.
The best feeling. This is why they pay us the big bucks. Well, at least some bucks... right?
by Magnetic Services
Tue May 08, 2018 9:20 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: MS drums with mono OH - variants?
Replies: 15
Views: 1456

Re: MS drums with mono OH - variants?

LDC (cardioid, neutral/airy sounding, today was microphone-parts kit RK12) MID + Fathead ribbon (dark) SIDES - at standing head height looking down into centre of kit from out in front Huh. Without hearing it and just thinking about it, I'd be more inclined to use a darker mic for the mid channel a...
by Magnetic Services
Sun May 06, 2018 9:16 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Printing Stems: Phase issues
Replies: 7
Views: 853

Re: Printing Stems: Phase issues

Did you turn off the compressor before printing stems? It can react much differently to stems than to the whole mix.

Also, how'd'ya like that Toft?
by Magnetic Services
Thu May 03, 2018 7:30 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Client woes... Trying to please a singer...
Replies: 31
Views: 3130

Re: Client woes... Trying to please a singer...

TapeOpLarry wrote:
Thu May 03, 2018 1:15 pm
shifting chord pads
This sounds fun.
by Magnetic Services
Wed May 02, 2018 9:13 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Client woes... Trying to please a singer...
Replies: 31
Views: 3130

Re: Client woes... Trying to please a singer...

90% of client reference music is completely delusional and pointless. It's usually just records they like and has no bearing on what they are creating or delivering. I just had a client point me at a new age tinkly piano record drenched in reverb, but when I put reverb on his mixes he hated it. See...
by Magnetic Services
Sun Apr 29, 2018 9:37 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Client woes... Trying to please a singer...
Replies: 31
Views: 3130

Re: Client woes... Trying to please a singer...

Sounds like a classic case of needing some time/space away from the project. Has the singer stepped away at all during this process? Try explaining how valuable it is to get a fresh perspective. Since she obviously values your past work, maybe you can convince her that you've been through this befor...
by Magnetic Services
Mon Apr 23, 2018 8:32 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Fuzz Bass
Replies: 21
Views: 1787

Re: Fuzz Bass

And if you're just looking for an excuse to buy a pedal, definitely check out Blackout Effectors' Fix'd Fuzz: http://www.blackouteffectors.com/?page_id=774 -- extremely versatile, with two different fuzz circuits and an overdrive. I have the original Fix'd Fuzz, not the deluxe, but the deluxe just ...