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by Ryan Silva
Fri Nov 12, 2004 3:42 pm
Forum: 5/03-2/05: General Recording
Topic: Conor Oberst (Bright Eyes) a hitmaking pop star?
Replies: 10
Views: 1224

Re: Conor Oberst (Bright Eyes) a hitmaking pop star?

I find my self slightly confused with this last post. Mr. Oberst, is that you? Never knew you posted here. If that was in fact you, sorry that you had to read that dribble, but you know how it goes. We all run at the mouth when we think nobody listening. On the subject of replacing Elliot Smith as a...
by Ryan Silva
Mon Nov 08, 2004 1:16 pm
Forum: 5/03-2/05: General Recording
Topic: Mixing for Mastering. Where do you leave room?
Replies: 15
Views: 4492

Mixing for Mastering. Where do you leave room?

I have been trying to master and finalize all my own projects lately, with marginal results. Mastering to me is such a strange thing, I do a little multi-band compression, some pass and shelving EQ, and some limiting at the end. But it's hard to get perspective so I've decided to go to a pro. My que...
by Ryan Silva
Mon Nov 08, 2004 12:57 pm
Forum: 5/03-2/05: General Recording
Topic: New AKG 414 Questions.
Replies: 1
Views: 429

New AKG 414 Questions.

New AKG 414's One for vocals? One for Insterments? What's the real difference?
by Ryan Silva
Tue Sep 21, 2004 5:53 pm
Forum: 5/03-2/05: General Recording
Topic: Tracking to ProTools with a compressor?
Replies: 5
Views: 725

Re: Tracking to ProTools with a compressor?

I had this conversation just yesterday. There are many comps out there that boast 'Transparancy' at lower Ratios. These are the comps to look for, you don't want to here it working at all in these aplications. I use a DBX 160A and set it to "hard knee" and as mentioned before just compressing about ...
by Ryan Silva
Wed Sep 08, 2004 5:51 pm
Forum: 5/03-2/05: General Recording
Topic: mixes that blow your mind.....
Replies: 106
Views: 12368

Re: mixes that blow your mind.....

Pop- Foo Fighters "All my Life" Indie- Flaming Lips "Spiderbite"(Dave Friedman) Blues- Tom Waits "Raindogs"(if youwant to call it blues) Rock- Beulah "Hey Brother"(John Vanderslice) Hip-Hop- Black Eyed Peas "Bridging the Gap" Punk/Pop- Green Day "Dookie"(Rob Cavala) Punk- Toy Dolls "Spider in the Dr...
by Ryan Silva
Wed Sep 08, 2004 10:32 am
Forum: 5/03-2/05: General Recording
Topic: What gear is safe to buy used?
Replies: 17
Views: 1854

What gear is safe to buy used?

I have always been ebay wary when it comes to spending alot of $ on gear. I bought a 5 channel headphone mixer two months ago, and it looked brand new. Even when I got it, it looked pristine, but it turned out to have two bad jacks. Nothing that I couldn't fix, but it scared me a little. I only spen...
by Ryan Silva
Tue Sep 07, 2004 5:45 pm
Forum: 5/03-2/05: General Recording
Topic: To Many Tracks To Mix!!
Replies: 34
Views: 3434

Re: To Many Tracks To Mix!!

They Might Be Giants, Ween, nothing very serious. That's the problem, riding the line between funny and silly. Video game samples for a song about video golf would seem nessesary. But just not this goddamn many. To there credit their great songwriters and have writen very easy to understand lyrics, ...
by Ryan Silva
Tue Sep 07, 2004 5:32 pm
Forum: 5/03-2/05: General Recording
Topic: To Many Tracks To Mix!!
Replies: 34
Views: 3434

Re: To Many Tracks To Mix!!

Thanks for the "diplomatic advice" that was what I was looking for. I have made the EQ Spectrum 'one peg a hole' argument. Unfortunatly(and fortunatly) they really do most of there songwriting in there head, and have had very little studio experience. I think I will prepare two mixes, and try to get...
by Ryan Silva
Tue Sep 07, 2004 3:52 pm
Forum: 5/03-2/05: General Recording
Topic: To Many Tracks To Mix!!
Replies: 34
Views: 3434

To Many Tracks To Mix!!

I was wondering if anyone has ran into the "Overdub Adict". You know the client, they think that the more tracks you 'track'. the bigger the mix. I am working with a group right now that has been very open to sugjestions, and advice on arangment and amp choice, but they just don't know when to quit ...
by Ryan Silva
Wed Aug 25, 2004 3:22 pm
Forum: 5/03-2/05: General Recording
Topic: 60s shit fuzz
Replies: 27
Views: 3286

Re: 60s shit fuzz

If your on a DAW and have accses to VST Plug Ins. I would recommend IK's "Apmlitube" Amp model. Great Fuzz, great evreything. A bit on the pricey side for one plug, but well worth it. For analog home DIY style(always fun). This will require the sacrafice of an old(or new) Boom Box. First remove the ...
by Ryan Silva
Sun Aug 15, 2004 9:44 am
Forum: 5/03-2/05: General Recording
Topic: ~$500 Large Diaphragm Condensor Suggestions
Replies: 19
Views: 3152

Re: ~$500 Large Diaphragm Condensor Suggestions

For Vocals and guitars I use a Groove Tubes GT-66. Guitar Center has them for around $500, well worth it.
by Ryan Silva
Fri Aug 13, 2004 8:04 pm
Forum: 5/03-2/05: This #%^ Computer
Topic: Renaissance plugins
Replies: 2
Views: 602

Re: Renaissance plugins

True the RCL is the gem of the bunch, but there are some other usefull plug's. Rbass is a bit of a mystery to me, i'm not sure how it works exactly. RVox seems a bit simplistic to be very useful, but I like a lot of control over my parameters. RVerb will never be as usefull to me as True Verb. I hav...
by Ryan Silva
Fri Aug 13, 2004 7:30 pm
Forum: 5/03-2/05: General Recording
Topic: Modest Mouse On Letterman
Replies: 22
Views: 3309

Re: Modest Mouse On Letterman

I freaked out and couldn't watch it. Not to say that I even started to watch it. I wussed out during the commercials. I saw them in Porland two months ago and, I was afraid it wasn't going to live up. Well at least "Good news" always sounds the same, realy frekin good.

What song did they play? :(
by Ryan Silva
Fri Aug 13, 2004 7:16 pm
Forum: 5/03-2/05: General Recording
Topic: omni, cardioid, figure 8 - explain differences?
Replies: 9
Views: 1153

Re: omni, cardioid, figure 8 - explain differences?

Not to discount the advice of others before me. But maybe you should spend some time in your room with headphones and try to find some sweet spots. While knowing mic's, and the polar patterns that comes with them, is very important. Don't forget to let your ears make some of these choices. You might...