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by A.David.MacKinnon
Wed Mar 25, 2020 7:46 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: placing a room mic on amp / phase
Replies: 14
Views: 183

Re: placing a room mic on amp / phase

You might also try delaying the room mic. Being able to extend the room mic distance beyond the haas effect range might help your phase issues. You’d also be able to “tune” the phase by changing the delay time while listening to the phase relationship.
by A.David.MacKinnon
Wed Mar 25, 2020 7:20 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: placing a room mic on amp / phase
Replies: 14
Views: 183

Re: placing a room mic on amp / phase

Im going to give the classic “it depends” answer but it really does depend on a number of factors. How loud are you hoping to mix the room mic? Is it panned to the same spot as the dry? Lots of times I’m tracking bands live in the same room. In those cases bleed becomes my room mic. It usually shows...
by A.David.MacKinnon
Sun Mar 22, 2020 6:32 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Coronavirus Plans (what are yours?)
Replies: 10
Views: 180

Re: Coronavirus Plans (what are yours?)

I'm also planning to mix a few projects that have fallen by the wayside for various reasons over the last few years. I don't even know if I'll bill or expect that the artists would have the spare cash to pay. More like a Coronavirus present. I just mixed a free jazz saxophone and violin duet album t...
by A.David.MacKinnon
Sun Mar 22, 2020 6:16 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Coronavirus Plans (what are yours?)
Replies: 10
Views: 180

Re: Coronavirus Plans (what are yours?)

So thankful to no longer be running a commercial studio. It was getting hard enough to fill the calendar this would have killed me. Thankful #2 - I now work out of my garage so being stuck at home doesn't mean I can't work. Thankful #3 - I just got the upfront first half payment for a soundtrack gig...
by A.David.MacKinnon
Sun Mar 22, 2020 5:25 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Pro Tools HDX not Bouncing all Tracks to Disk!
Replies: 8
Views: 196

Re: Pro Tools HDX not Bouncing all Tracks to Disk!

I’m with Nick on this one. I gave up on bounce to disk years ago and it never entered back into my work flow. I put all my master processing on an aux/bus track and route the mix through that to a new audio track. People extol the virtues of offline bouncing but from my end if I’ve gotta check the b...
by A.David.MacKinnon
Fri Mar 20, 2020 6:25 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: alesis wedge power supply problem?
Replies: 9
Views: 185

Re: alesis wedge power supply problem?

This is the way of anything with a wall wort power supply. The power jack is attached directly to the circuit board usually with no other mechanical reenforcement. I had a wedge and loved it. The power supply stopped working and it was near impossible to find a replacement. It's an somewhat propriet...
by A.David.MacKinnon
Tue Mar 17, 2020 4:53 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Live Off the Floor in a Small Room
Replies: 43
Views: 2364

Re: Live Off the Floor in a Small Room

Mine is similar but probably less sound proofed. It’s a big one car garage. Inside it’s a 12x20-something space. The building is cinderblock and I framed with 2x4. This is my second garage build, and after working hard to sound proof the first with limited success I made no heroic efforts this time....
by A.David.MacKinnon
Thu Mar 12, 2020 4:54 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: The Cue Send On My 388 Is Mono Only
Replies: 15
Views: 612

Re: The Cue Send On My 388 Is Mono Only

Sorry, yes, I mis-typed. Hot to tip and ring.
by A.David.MacKinnon
Wed Mar 11, 2020 4:38 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Latest gear you've acquired.....
Replies: 4016
Views: 868890

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

Just picked up a 50’s Magnatone 108 Varsity Deluxe amp. It’s a bit beat up and someone has chopped the cabinet down but it was a steal and way too cool and great sounding to pass up. 5 watts into an 8” Jensen Alnico. Sounds pretty huge coming back off of tape. Now I’ve gotta get it checked out by my...
by A.David.MacKinnon
Wed Mar 11, 2020 4:52 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: The Cue Send On My 388 Is Mono Only
Replies: 15
Views: 612

Re: The Cue Send On My 388 Is Mono Only

You can use any off the shelf headphone amp. You just have to wire your own feed cable so that hot signal is applied to the tip and sleave of the jack going into the headphone amp (so it ends up in both ears). Your feed will be mono but I've never had an issue with that when tracking.
by A.David.MacKinnon
Tue Mar 10, 2020 10:42 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Favorite Hardware Reverb Unit
Replies: 19
Views: 1040

Re: Favorite Hardware Reverb Unit

With the exception of my H3000 and Peavey Valverb I’m pretty much in the box for reverb when I mix at my place these days. There are a few places that I work out of semi regularly that have pieces I love - 2 EMT plates, a 70’s Tapco spring that is remarkably good, a TC 3000 (I think), echoplexes and...
by A.David.MacKinnon
Sat Mar 07, 2020 7:49 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Latest gear you've acquired.....
Replies: 4016
Views: 868890

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

Came to my senses and bought out the RE20 I've been renting for the last 8 months. Smart. That's a handy mic. I'm always lusting after my next mic as something two or three times more expensive than one of those, when I'd probably use the RE20 twice as much. I mean it's really only good for drums, ...
by A.David.MacKinnon
Fri Mar 06, 2020 9:04 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Latest gear you've acquired.....
Replies: 4016
Views: 868890

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

Came to my senses and bought out the RE20 I've been renting for the last 8 months.
by A.David.MacKinnon
Fri Mar 06, 2020 8:53 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Upping my percussion recording skills
Replies: 27
Views: 1129

Re: Upping my percussion recording skills

My clap method usually involves flam slapping my bare belly, a couple feet from the mic, making a cup out of my hands so it's a little fuller sounding. 2 passes of that is pretty good, and way less transient-y than actual claps. If I do add in layers of real clapping I do it quieter than I think I ...