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by jajjguy
Sat Nov 12, 2005 7:30 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: guerilla string session- advice needed
Replies: 18
Views: 7891

in my opinion, the only good reason to record the instruments separately is if they are having performance trouble. it can be more efficient to give each individual person a few shots at playing it right than waiting for them all to play it right at the same time. but if they all seem to beplaying w...
by jajjguy
Fri Nov 11, 2005 5:46 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: guerilla string session- advice needed
Replies: 18
Views: 7891

here's one idea: put the cello in the middle, violin and viola on either side. put the ADK 2-3 feet in front of the cello at about bridge height. put the AKG right above the ADK, maybe 6 feet off the ground, aiming down (in omni, if that mic has omni). this way both mics are roughly the same distanc...
by jajjguy
Sun Nov 06, 2005 7:48 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Modular Acoustics panel opinions?
Replies: 15
Views: 10003

from the MA site: "Modular Acoustic panels are ... constructed of rigid insulation without any membrane giving better broadband absorption than other membrane-based absorbers." This is interesting because membranes are often used to provide more low-frequency absorption than rigid fiberglass can. I ...
by jajjguy
Sun Nov 06, 2005 6:41 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Panning and perceived volume
Replies: 17
Views: 8657

just to beat this thing into the ground... if you double the sound energy present in a room, say by turning on two loudspeakers instead of one, the level goes up by 3dB. sound level (in decibels) = 10*log(energy) if the sound energy of a guitar rocking out full strength in the left speaker is, say, ...
by jajjguy
Sun Jan 30, 2005 6:00 pm
Forum: 5/03-2/05: General Recording
Topic: Big cavernous live room treatment (with pictures)
Replies: 25
Views: 2746

Re: Big cavernous live room treatment (with pictures)

I think you would ideally want bass traps in a room like that.. not necessarily. the room looks quite large in the picture, so you aren't likely to have the ugly bass problems that smaller rooms do. the main thing i'd watch for is those two big bare parallel walls: you may have some flutter problem...
by jajjguy
Sun Jan 30, 2005 5:45 pm
Forum: 5/03-2/05: General Recording
Topic: Before heading in to record...
Replies: 13
Views: 1628

Re: Before heading in to record...

A very good tech 'round these parts charges about $70 for a setup. This mainly consists of neck alignment, bridge adjustment, intonation, but would probably also include any random tweaks that need to be made that don't require new parts or loads of hours, like fixing a ground hum or something like ...
by jajjguy
Mon Jan 24, 2005 4:00 pm
Forum: 5/03-2/05: General Recording
Topic: Mic Locker Next addition?
Replies: 7
Views: 814

Re: Mic Locker Next addition?

if it were me i'd want another flavor for vocals. in my experience, 414s are great all purpose mics for instruments, but are more like special purpose mics for vocals.
by jajjguy
Tue Jan 11, 2005 4:15 pm
Forum: 5/03-2/05: General Recording
Topic: Studio Flooring Question
Replies: 21
Views: 2935

Re: Studio Flooring Question

Lowlight, I checked out the link you provided. It's to a company that makes stuff for boats, to keep engine noise from coming up through the floor and stuff. Are you sure this is what the landlord wants to put on your floor? It would be a very weird choice, unless he has it lying around or something...
by jajjguy
Tue Jan 11, 2005 4:05 pm
Forum: 5/03-2/05: General Recording
Topic: Anatomy of a Recording Session: jazz combo in a cafe
Replies: 2
Views: 627

Re: Anatomy of a Recording Session: jazz combo in a cafe

Did you figure out why the monitors sends sounded so much better than the directs? was it just plain gain-staging? care to speculate for us?
by jajjguy
Mon Jan 10, 2005 3:56 pm
Forum: 5/03-2/05: General Recording
Topic: Omni Phase and Confusion
Replies: 4
Views: 718

Re: Omni Phase and Confusion

Does the omni pattern make these mics respond to phase issues differntly than other directional mics? No. Phase issues (as relate to multi-micing) are all about distance of the different mics to the source. Directional pattern has nothing to do with it. That said, some directional mics have a funky...
by jajjguy
Tue Jan 04, 2005 4:44 pm
Forum: 5/03-2/05: General Recording
Topic: Dorktastic Mic Question: Sony F-97
Replies: 4
Views: 815

Re: Dorktastic Mic Question: Sony F-97

do you have a mackie board or similar lying around? anything with 1/4" inputs that feed mic preamps. just to check if it works and sounds good enough to bother investigating further.
by jajjguy
Sun Jan 02, 2005 1:36 pm
Forum: 5/03-2/05: General Recording
Topic: What would you do?: 8 Piece, 2 Drummers, 5 Amps, Etc: Live.
Replies: 4
Views: 426

Re: What would you do?: 8 Piece, 2 Drummers, 5 Amps, Etc: Li

my imagination may be sadly limited, but i can't imagine this not being a total clusterfuck, mud city. any chance you could put the amps in another room, maybe with blankets over them, put the electric players in the control room, etc..? or maybe just put the non-amped players in the control room. i...
by jajjguy
Sun Jan 02, 2005 6:51 am
Forum: 5/03-2/05: General Recording
Topic: What would you do?: 8 Piece, 2 Drummers, 5 Amps, Etc: Live.
Replies: 4
Views: 426

Re: What would you do?: 8 Piece, 2 Drummers, 5 Amps, Etc: Li

what room will they be in and how big is it? Will they be on stage performing, or is this "live in the studio"?

And who the heck is that band? Sounds interesting.
by jajjguy
Sun Jan 02, 2005 6:46 am
Forum: 5/03-2/05: General Recording
Topic: fourtrack to computer=shit
Replies: 20
Views: 2003

Re: fourtrack to computer=shit

cool edit is not made anymore. gone, finished. technically, adobe owns it, but they've just gutted it and renovated it into their program called audition, which costs a lot. i can't imagine that they thought the same people who downloaded cool edit for free would then buy audition. no, they bought (...
by jajjguy
Sun Jan 02, 2005 6:35 am
Forum: 5/03-2/05: General Recording
Topic: Uh, about those gigabytes...
Replies: 7
Views: 1092

Re: Uh, about those gigabytes...

Jeff Robinson wrote:So I finally dropped a new processor in my G4 over the Holidays and the result was jawdropping.

... Other World Computing 1.5 Gig processor...
What did you do exactly? I've never heard of this processor. I have a G4 myself that i'd probably want to upgrade sooner or later. Tell me more please.