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by TapeOpLarry
Thu Oct 11, 2018 9:55 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Best Possible Vocal Recording
Replies: 29
Views: 3417

Re: Best Possible Vocal Recording

Make sure that if the vocal mic is picking up room tones/reflections that it works okay with the vocal and the music. I get a lot of vocals to mix with where I can hear nasty reflections off computer monitors, walls, etc. Learn to hear these sounds and where to place mics so they sound good. Learnin...
by TapeOpLarry
Sat Sep 15, 2018 4:00 pm
Forum: Tape Op Magazine
Topic: #126 - "An Endangered Species?"
Replies: 1
Views: 2111

Re: #126 - "An Endangered Species?"

If you were repairing studio gear, and had to get a tape deck up and running for a session tomorrow, you would be pretty annoyed if no electronic parts stores were in your area and the only way to get a 50 cent diode was to order it online and pay $20 to get it delivered too late for the start of th...
by TapeOpLarry
Mon Aug 06, 2018 3:32 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Ugly Ducklings
Replies: 29
Views: 3278

Re: Ugly Ducklings

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All those little black rectangles look suspiciously like the stickers you'd put over the write-protect notch on a 5-1/4" floppy disk.
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They are! It was the 80s.
by TapeOpLarry
Mon Aug 06, 2018 3:30 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: When you love a LIMITER
Replies: 24
Views: 2682

Re: When you love a LIMITER

iZotope RX. Go in and even out the actual frequencies that get too big, not just the whole hit. Or track initially to tape!
by TapeOpLarry
Sun Jul 08, 2018 8:21 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Ugly Ducklings
Replies: 29
Views: 3278

Re: Ugly Ducklings

That Aria bass is from the Vomit Launch band days! https://www.flickr.com/photos/vomitlaunch/3540246454/

Oh man.....
by TapeOpLarry
Sat Jul 07, 2018 8:35 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Ugly Ducklings
Replies: 29
Views: 3278

Re: Ugly Ducklings

All three of these were used on a session today:
by TapeOpLarry
Tue May 22, 2018 9:50 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Does anyone use overheads?
Replies: 41
Views: 3584

Re: Does anyone use overheads?

90% of the home made recordings I mix I have to barely use the overheads. Bad room tone, weird placement, failed M/S concept garbage, bad mics, inappropriate use of Glyn Johns Technique, bad preamps, bad convertors, bad kit, bad drummer, etc. I always wish I'd pull them up and they'd sound great but...
by TapeOpLarry
Mon May 14, 2018 8:11 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Mics that sound like a U67..
Replies: 30
Views: 3806

Re: Mics that sound like a U67..

This is old news to many, but man, when you use a really good vintage U 67 it's so good. I've never heard anything new that comes close, yet. Sorta. Kinda. But not "that". Sorry.
by TapeOpLarry
Mon May 14, 2018 8:05 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Alesis HD24 - Still a decent option?
Replies: 20
Views: 2363

Re: Alesis HD24 - Still a decent option?

We used to have a 002/laptop rig with 2 Presonus Digimax preamps and could do 18 channels live. I'd never try it again! I love the idea of redundant capture, and Adam Lee who works here has an RME interface that records right off itself while you also run a laptop - we used that for some comedy live...
by TapeOpLarry
Wed May 09, 2018 4:47 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Printing Stems: Phase issues
Replies: 7
Views: 814

Re: Printing Stems: Phase issues

Yeah, phase problems like that seem odd. I'd send some 1 kHz around and see what gives. On my RND 5088 I can point stems out of the busses and it's super close to the same mix when I recombine them. But I know these outputs are all the same op amps and transformers as the main LR outs. I'm not sure ...
by TapeOpLarry
Sun May 06, 2018 10:40 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Printing Stems: Phase issues
Replies: 7
Views: 814

Re: Printing Stems: Phase issues

Beyond the (usually very true) L/R bus compressor point (if you are printing stems one by one via the L/R bus....) For stem remixing everything has to be exactly the same, but you used different output and input paths to capture the stems. Therefore, why do you expect the sound to be exactly the sam...
by TapeOpLarry
Sun May 06, 2018 10:09 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: How high do you like your overheads (and why)?
Replies: 28
Views: 2834

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

Almost 20 years ago I recorded Janet Weiss playing drums in a church (Quasi, "Bon Voyage" from Field Studies LP, at Old Church PDX) and I had omni OH mics (Earthworks TC30) and I moved the mics in crazy close to get rid of the crashing reverb of the room. Like a few inches! One big factor about OH h...
by TapeOpLarry
Sun May 06, 2018 10:00 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Client woes... Trying to please a singer...
Replies: 31
Views: 2991

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

drumsound wrote:
Fri May 04, 2018 8:47 am
I don't mind when I get a mix of influences to get a general idea. A group of songs and artists gets me in the neighborhood of where their heads are at. One song or artist usually doesn't help.
I agree with this. An overall thing helps.
by TapeOpLarry
Thu May 03, 2018 1:41 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: *HELP* with judging tape head wear! (PICS)
Replies: 3
Views: 491

Re: *HELP* with judging tape head wear! (PICS)

kslight is dead on. I think about this a lot, and I try to discourage the "uninitiated" from jumping into the tape world at this point. Parts are rare. Techs are expensive and/or rare. Tape is pricey. MRL's are not cheap and sometimes need to be replaced. I have 3 operational decks, and have 1 just ...