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by dokushoka
Tue Aug 28, 2007 9:52 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: keep the room mic
Replies: 131
Views: 18083

I find room mics appealing, but I also went through a phase where I went overboard with them. Of all my work, the records where I had the room mics up really high, with a few exceptions, are easily my worst sounding recordings. Things tend to sound washed out and unprofessional. The room I used at ...
by dokushoka
Tue Aug 28, 2007 8:07 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Which console? Midas Venice, Toft ATB, or Trident 8T
Replies: 24
Views: 7690

I'd get something used...
by dokushoka
Tue Aug 28, 2007 7:20 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: keep the room mic
Replies: 131
Views: 18083

If I had to record drums in a room that sounded like crap, or was too small, I would throw on a good lexicon reverb and be very happy. I just find it more appealing to use a good sounding room. I find room mics appealing, but I also went through a phase where I went overboard with them. Of all my w...
by dokushoka
Tue Aug 28, 2007 3:12 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: managing 100 - 300hz in a mix
Replies: 14
Views: 2177

I think someone should post some tracks, say, overheads, kick, snare, bass, and some guitars and we can all go through them together.

Its not something that can be learned by talking about it really.
by dokushoka
Tue Aug 28, 2007 3:05 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: keep the room mic
Replies: 131
Views: 18083

i'm trying to get the overall sound of the kit For me, this is what the overheads are for. I spend a lot of time setting up the drums and listening to them with just the overheads. Now a days, most of my drum sound are the overheads and not much else. I don't rely on the ambient mic(s) to give the ...
by dokushoka
Tue Aug 28, 2007 12:10 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: 100hz roll off addiction...bad habit?
Replies: 62
Views: 9790

that chart is really misleading for our purposes because the overtones of most of those instruments go up way higher than the chart would indicate. The chart seems to be measuring the fundamental frequencies, but even that there should be a note on some of them. Like a trumpet player playing up to ...
by dokushoka
Tue Aug 28, 2007 12:08 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: keep the room mic
Replies: 131
Views: 18083

What are you all trying to get from the room mics? For me, what I find generally works best, is to simply get some decay from the kick and snare. I don't really want early reflections because most rooms simply don't have that great of early reflections and I can create those better with my reverbs. ...
by dokushoka
Tue Aug 28, 2007 11:56 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Latest gear you've acquired.....
Replies: 3891
Views: 840841

My favorite experience with a zvex fuzz factory was watching a young bass player being completely confounded by how to handle all that noise coming from his instrument. Chaos. Love it.
by dokushoka
Tue Aug 28, 2007 11:54 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: 100hz roll off addiction...bad habit?
Replies: 62
Views: 9790

Also, here is another good way to visualize it. Note how low the "voice" actually goes...


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by dokushoka
Tue Aug 28, 2007 11:51 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: 100hz roll off addiction...bad habit?
Replies: 62
Views: 9790

I wish on things like vocals, and other high frequency instruments you could take it up to at least 400Hz. You can high pass a back ground singer at 250Hz and it really moves them back in the mix, and you don't get all the nasty phasing that you get from EQ if it is a simple passive HPF. I would no...
by dokushoka
Mon Aug 27, 2007 10:18 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Latest gear you've acquired.....
Replies: 3891
Views: 840841

I just got a Dynacord DRP-20 that I am loving the plates on. Great box!
by dokushoka
Mon Aug 27, 2007 10:14 pm
Forum: Listen to Music
Topic: Well...maybe a final mix. This is my first big project....
Replies: 15
Views: 2239

The snare sounds pretty out of phase with the overheads and thusly is lacking low end and punch. As it stands, I think this is the problem most worth addressing as its robbing the music of the power that it should have. The entire mix could use a compressor across it, too.
by dokushoka
Mon Aug 27, 2007 9:57 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: 100hz roll off addiction...bad habit?
Replies: 62
Views: 9790

interesting discussion! How do you deal with "masking." Well this is the whole craft of mixing and what separates a good mix from a bad mix. Its not an easily answered question and it has less to do with working the low end then it does with working across the entire frequency spectrum as well as m...
by dokushoka
Mon Aug 27, 2007 9:41 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: 100hz roll off addiction...bad habit?
Replies: 62
Views: 9790

thethingwiththestuff wrote:i think "15Hz" was a typo, and he meant 150...
In that case, 150hz is VERY high for most acoustic guitar parts...

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My high pass filters are typically no higher than 50hz on an acoustic guitar and they are a 3db or 8db per octave slope...
by dokushoka
Mon Aug 27, 2007 9:38 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: 100hz roll off addiction...bad habit?
Replies: 62
Views: 9790

Kick drum, bass guitar, and other low frequency specific instruments are much clearer and present in the mix than in the past. Guitars and most male voices actually have a lot of low end. This is sort of the point that I am driving at. There is a lot happening on an electric guitar down below 100hz...