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by Ryan Silva
Wed Jan 25, 2012 9:52 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Attended vs. Unattended sessions. Different Rate?
Replies: 19
Views: 4136

So I worked out a flat rate for this LP that I am mixing unattended. I send them a mix, and they must provide feedback within 48hrs. I got my first list of changes and it was two pages long! On one song! :shock: Most of the changes are reasonable, but I am afraid that every mix will also have pages ...
by Ryan Silva
Tue Jan 24, 2012 11:07 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Coles 4038 + Beyer m160s on drums
Replies: 6
Views: 2117

Funny I have the m160/m130 set and I just recently ordered a pair of 4038s. Once I start experimenting I will surly try the LRC approach and let you know.
by Ryan Silva
Mon Jan 23, 2012 11:47 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Can anyone help me get this bass sound?
Replies: 8
Views: 2563

I would say use a Fuzz pedal/plug-in adjust the tone to clear out most of the lower frequency fuzz. Blend this with the original track to taste. The magic is going to be when you find the right frequency of the fuzz to use. I sometimes band pass the fuzz just so I can really focus in on the area whi...
by Ryan Silva
Mon Jan 23, 2012 11:10 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: get your very own "One Less Tape Deck" sticker
Replies: 11
Views: 2479

I have seen those around, funny!

Where is your space Scott?
by Ryan Silva
Sat Jan 21, 2012 7:35 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Latest gear you've acquired.....
Replies: 4237
Views: 935167

Pair of Coles 4038

+ template adapter.

A dream realized. :-)

Image
by Ryan Silva
Thu Jan 19, 2012 11:31 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Figure 8 on overheads. Are the walls closing in on me?
Replies: 13
Views: 4528

It's actually a false ceiling, the ceiling panels (soft wood shingles) are at about 10' then the actual ceiling goes to about 12-13ft. I'm a little afraid to over-deaden the room considering I have an entire wall covered with thick drape. I guess I could do underheads, or behind the kit with the bac...
by Ryan Silva
Thu Jan 19, 2012 9:14 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Figure 8 on overheads. Are the walls closing in on me?
Replies: 13
Views: 4528

Figure 8 on overheads. Are the walls closing in on me?

Wanted to start messing around with ribbons on overheads, but was looking for a story or two on the potential pitfalls of the approach. #1 Will the ceiling height cause reflection problems for the figure 8 pattern? #2 With the tightened polar pattern will a spaced pair lack a strong center image? #3...
by Ryan Silva
Wed Jan 18, 2012 3:50 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Looking for an improved LDC pair. Mojave or MG perhaps?
Replies: 12
Views: 3435

Why do I always disregard AT mics? I never even consider them and I have no idea why.

I think someone at Hyde Street has a 4050, I?ll have to go knock at there door and borrow it. ;-)

Thanks Tony
by Ryan Silva
Wed Jan 18, 2012 2:27 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Looking for an improved LDC pair. Mojave or MG perhaps?
Replies: 12
Views: 3435

Looking for an improved LDC pair. Mojave or MG perhaps?

So right now I have a pair of unmatched AKG 414 b-uls, and an often unused pair of Groove Tubes 66s. I need a better pair of matched LDCs I have known this for awhile now, but was hopping for some advice. I have been looking at the Mojave Audio MA-201(fet) and the MA-200(tube). I was also considerin...
by Ryan Silva
Tue Jan 17, 2012 11:33 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Desert Island Instrument or Production Device...
Replies: 19
Views: 3889

Beyerdynamic m160/m130 M-S set.

I can seriously do anything with those two mics.
by Ryan Silva
Mon Jan 16, 2012 11:59 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: getting the bass guitar mix to translate to small speakers
Replies: 26
Views: 8313

Depending on the style of music adding harmonic content (distortion) to your Bass DI track can help. As Larry mentioned you can re-amp it through a guitar amp and try to drive it a little. My favorite is any 1176 style comp (I use an MC77) when driven those comps produce all kinds of upper harmonics...
by Ryan Silva
Fri Jan 13, 2012 12:44 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Thinking of replacing my current pres with a Liquid Channel?
Replies: 31
Views: 5821

I always wonder why threads like this exist. Any decent vendor (e.g. Mercenary) is gonna let you have a "tryout" period for gear in your own studio and you can just return the unit if it doesn't work. So, put the dang thing in your studio and see if you like it. See if it works for you. Then let us...
by Ryan Silva
Wed Dec 07, 2011 10:31 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Attended vs. Unattended sessions. Different Rate?
Replies: 19
Views: 4136

Attended vs. Unattended sessions. Different Rate?

Whilst mixing do you find Unattended sessions are a way to save you're clients money and your self time? Is it ever worth it to lower you're rate to work alone?

Thanks
by Ryan Silva
Sun Nov 20, 2011 6:06 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Mic for female vocals
Replies: 18
Views: 3374

Dominick Costanzo wrote:AKG
414EB - with the "teflon" capsule
414B-ULS
414B-TL - not the gold grill TLII
414B-XLS - not the gold grill XLII
the 414B-ULS has done very well for me.

m160 works ok, depends on where the trouble spot on the vocal is.
by Ryan Silva
Thu Nov 17, 2011 1:36 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: grossest, dirtiest, noisiest cheap preamp.
Replies: 25
Views: 5676

I had some pre-sonus bluetube pre-amps a while back and if you overloaded them they for sure sounded like ass.

My all time fav trashy sound would be playing a cd of the track back on a low powered boom box as loud as it goes. Then mic it with a u47..... :wink: