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by jajjguy
Fri Sep 03, 2004 4:47 pm
Forum: 5/03-2/05: General Recording
Topic: The Necessity of Compressors?
Replies: 60
Views: 8150

Re: The Necessity of Compressors?

ohmygod, djdrake, did you mic robert parish?
by jajjguy
Fri Sep 03, 2004 4:43 pm
Forum: 5/03-2/05: General Recording
Topic: tips for making a room not so live?
Replies: 13
Views: 1413

Re: tips for making a room not so live?

that's fine, but keep in mind that if you deaden certain freqs (highs) and not others (lows) then you change the balance of what you hear when mixing. that's one reason to consider hanging blankets just for tracking vocals and then taking them down, rather than using a treatment which won't help the...
by jajjguy
Fri Sep 03, 2004 4:39 pm
Forum: 5/03-2/05: General Recording
Topic: Question about "good" mics...
Replies: 8
Views: 750

Re: Question about "good" mics...

when alls i had were crap mics, i found myself putting the mic wherever the instrument was loudest. at the bridge of my cello, or the soundhole of the guitar. then i got better mics and found that the loudest part of the instrument wasn't necessarily the best sounding part. for guitar, the winning s...
by jajjguy
Fri Sep 03, 2004 3:59 pm
Forum: 5/03-2/05: General Recording
Topic: tips for making a room not so live?
Replies: 13
Views: 1413

Re: tips for making a room not so live?

yeah, if your main concern is tracking vocals, hanging blankets will do just fine. but they'll only deaden highs and some mids, so they won't help so much for critical listening (mixing) or for a full band.
by jajjguy
Thu Sep 02, 2004 10:39 pm
Forum: 5/03-2/05: General Recording
Topic: The Necessity of Compressors?
Replies: 60
Views: 8150

Re: The Necessity of Compressors?

As for plugins versus hardware, I have the plugins in DP and an RNC. I can say they are both totally useful. The plugins are fine if you want mild, transparent treatment. More severe settings end up making things sound smaller and rarely get me what i want. The RNC is good for both mild and more ext...
by jajjguy
Thu Sep 02, 2004 10:30 pm
Forum: 5/03-2/05: General Recording
Topic: live sound dilemma - cello in rock act
Replies: 14
Views: 2095

Re: live sound dilemma - cello in rock act

Best: get a solid body electric cello. I have a zeta, which is great. the yamaha is good too. Good: get a bridge pickup. i have a fishman, it's fine, but there are better ones. you'll need a preamp to fix the impedance and low level of the signal, or maybe you'll find an amp that has the right chara...
by jajjguy
Thu Sep 02, 2004 9:52 pm
Forum: 5/03-2/05: General Recording
Topic: The Necessity of Compressors?
Replies: 60
Views: 8150

Re: The Necessity of Compressors?

The COMPRESSION you add will bring things to the front of the mix OR will hold it steady in one place so it doesn't jump forward and back. To build on this... If the players are really skilled and disciplined and really play together, then no compression should be fine. (Maybe in mastering, but you...
by jajjguy
Tue Aug 31, 2004 5:21 pm
Forum: 5/03-2/05: General Recording
Topic: Will covering Soundboard in fabric change it's purpose
Replies: 9
Views: 1139

Re: Will covering Soundboard in fabric change it's purpose

kayagum wrote:If you can blow air through the fabric, it will work.
yep
by jajjguy
Mon Aug 30, 2004 11:12 am
Forum: 5/03-2/05: General Recording
Topic: anyone ever record in boston?
Replies: 6
Views: 609

Re: anyone ever record in boston?

I've had good experiences at Camp St. And i've heard good things about (and records from) Pete Weiss' Zippa and Dave Minehan's Wooly Mammoth. There are definitely loads of other people doing good work.
by jajjguy
Wed Aug 25, 2004 10:10 am
Forum: 5/03-2/05: Off-Topic / Off-Color / Off-the-Cuff
Topic: "free np": WTF?
Replies: 4
Views: 639

Re: "free np": WTF?

dwlb wrote:"NP" is an internet abbreviation for "Now Playing," and the "free" part means that what they're listening to is "All Right Now" by '70's rock act Free. With the bass breakdown and the claves and everything.
what a relief, thanks for clearing that up.
by jajjguy
Wed Aug 25, 2004 10:06 am
Forum: 5/03-2/05: General Recording
Topic: looping pedals
Replies: 28
Views: 12110

Re: looping pedals

syrupcore wrote:while the boomerang is quite the box, the gibson EDP is really the mother of all looping devices.
yes sir.
by jajjguy
Tue Aug 24, 2004 6:30 pm
Forum: 5/03-2/05: Off-Topic / Off-Color / Off-the-Cuff
Topic: "free np": WTF?
Replies: 4
Views: 639

"free np": WTF?

i've been seeing this written on cars and stuff lately. "free np." i did a web search and all i could turn up was some silly online game thing called neopets, and they earn and trade neopoints, or "np". is that really what the fuss is about? and if so, then for god sakes why?
by jajjguy
Tue Aug 24, 2004 6:18 pm
Forum: 5/03-2/05: General Recording
Topic: Stereo Pair for Overheads, Acoustic, Vox.. adk or a-t?
Replies: 9
Views: 1028

Re: Stereo Pair for Overheads, Acoustic, Vox.. adk or a-t?

When I got them, it was a toss up between those and the stapes. sadly my room is asssssssss so I stayed clear of the omnis. with closer mic placements, this really isn't a worry, and shouldn't prevent you from considering omnis. i say this not so much for you, as you've made your choice and are hap...
by jajjguy
Tue Aug 24, 2004 6:10 pm
Forum: 5/03-2/05: General Recording
Topic: pergot floors in live room?
Replies: 20
Views: 3089

Re: pergot floors in live room?

I DO know that I was in a huge house that--unfortunately--was pergoted completely and the house just sounded like shit. And that was just a walk thru....nothing recorded or anything.....just the natural acoustics seemed really weird. I don't know anything about pergot, but in any case the house you...
by jajjguy
Mon Aug 23, 2004 7:04 pm
Forum: 5/03-2/05: Off-Topic / Off-Color / Off-the-Cuff
Topic: Favorite happy songs
Replies: 42
Views: 3427

Re: Favorite happy songs

Garden of Earthly Delights by XTC
Oliver's Army by Elvis Costello, just one of a whole bunch of his songs that sound very happy but have depressing lyrics