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by Ryan Silva
Thu Nov 10, 2011 5:29 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Compressing Vocals w/ 2 compressors
Replies: 19
Views: 6315

Re: Two comps, one vocal

I usually use an 1176 4:1, fast attack, fast release, never grabbing more than 3dB, then Retro Sta-Level on slow attack, fast release, never grabbing more than 3dB, and it always sounds great. I make adjustments for unusual singers, but that is the usual. Ha! me too! Purple MC77 to Retro Sta Works ...
by Ryan Silva
Mon Oct 31, 2011 5:08 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Recording banjo
Replies: 21
Views: 5914

I enjoy ribbons on Banjo all the time. Proximity can be difficult, having a faster compressor will allow you to nail down those laser beams they call banjo notes. Enough distance in a good room can sound fantastic, to much distance in a bad room can make things worse. Chains that have worked for me....
by Ryan Silva
Sun Oct 30, 2011 5:52 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Overheads and compression... whats your take?
Replies: 33
Views: 11393

I'm always searching for good cymbal swell on overheads, but inevitably there is a high-hat bashing away. It's hard to get the attack and release times right at higher ratios i've found. Slower tempo songs seem to be a little more forgiving if I trying a lot of compression on overheads.
by Ryan Silva
Thu Oct 27, 2011 10:24 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Latest gear you've acquired.....
Replies: 4237
Views: 935548

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BAE dual 1073 MPF

:-)
by Ryan Silva
Sun Oct 23, 2011 2:43 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Fulltone Tape Echo in Mix "Re-Amp?"
Replies: 9
Views: 2570

Reamping is better in my opinion. I've tried it both ways with an Echoplex EP4. There haven't been any instances yet where I've preferred not using a reamp when interfacing low Z stuff with high Z. For anyone's reference who hasn't seen this before, go here: http://www.jensen-transformers.com/apps_...
by Ryan Silva
Fri Oct 21, 2011 10:50 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Latest gear you've acquired.....
Replies: 4237
Views: 935548

A.David.MacKinnon wrote:
cgarges wrote:Hohner Model C Clavinet and an Ace-Tone TOP-6 combo organ. Both for $600!
That's the deal of the century.
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Could'nt stop myself.
by Ryan Silva
Fri Oct 21, 2011 8:33 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Fulltone Tape Echo in Mix "Re-Amp?"
Replies: 9
Views: 2570

Fulltone Tape Echo in Mix "Re-Amp?"

Going to have one of these in for a mix coming up, and would normally assume that it would require a Re-Amping device to match impedance. Has anyone been able to do this without the reamp process? I've noticed some pedals/devices actually do ok without. Like I have a Moogerfooger LPF that does ok wi...
by Ryan Silva
Wed Oct 12, 2011 10:56 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: 'People not choosing 1073 style pres for overheads' why?
Replies: 24
Views: 6856

'People not choosing 1073 style pres for overheads' why?

I may be going crazy here, but I have seen a recent trend of people choseing not to use 1073 style pre-amps on overheads, and cymbal tracks. Is it because of thier tendency to saturate at hotter levels? Or maybe the transient speed doesn?t lend well to that ?Open? sound? (whatever that means to you)...
by Ryan Silva
Fri Sep 23, 2011 12:44 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Spending between 800-1900 on a vocal mic: what to buy?
Replies: 6
Views: 1574

When mentioning all around vocal mics it's hard not consider a modular capsule design. In your price range you could get a Blue Bottle Rocket Stage 1 (Solid State) or Stage 2 (Tube) then add capsules as you can afford them. For a single mic, I would recommend the AKG 414 XLS, or even better find a u...
by Ryan Silva
Wed Sep 21, 2011 8:21 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Recommend a Lapsteel guitar....
Replies: 14
Views: 2829

I recently did a session and was handed a new Gretsch lap steel, and it sounded and played great.... And I think it was cheap ..... One of these puppies? http://www.americanmusical.com/Item--i-GRE-2515902-LIST http://www.americanmusical.com/ItemImages/Large/p30339.jpg $350's not a bad price, it'd b...
by Ryan Silva
Tue Sep 20, 2011 11:08 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Recommend a Lapsteel guitar....
Replies: 14
Views: 2829

I recently did a session and was handed a new Gretsch lap steel, and it sounded and played great.... And I think it was cheap ..... One of these puppies? http://www.americanmusical.com/Item--i-GRE-2515902-LIST http://www.americanmusical.com/ItemImages/Large/p30339.jpg $350's not a bad price, it'd b...
by Ryan Silva
Thu Sep 08, 2011 3:39 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Most Versatile Studio Amp to Buy???
Replies: 38
Views: 8592

One other aspect of 'Versatility'

repairs:

How many folks can repair a Fender tube amp with competence in a hurry?

now

How many people can repair a boutique amp under the same circumstances?

Feel free to rip this one apart. Just saying.
by Ryan Silva
Thu Sep 08, 2011 3:32 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Questions for Toft ATB users
Replies: 3
Views: 1961

Hey Deakin, I?ve been using a Toft ATB16 v2 for about 2 years now. To address your main question first, the Preamps can be a little on the dark side, but for most things I think they sound great. I have some API?s, Neve, and some M series UA stuff, but I still use the Toft preamps on Overheads becau...
by Ryan Silva
Sun Sep 04, 2011 4:58 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Hours a day: what's your limit?
Replies: 39
Views: 11068

8-10 hours is most common for me.

However I LOVE! The feeling of just not wanting too stop.
by Ryan Silva
Fri Sep 02, 2011 9:54 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Upgrade my monitors, or upgrade my interface?
Replies: 25
Views: 3907

.... the sound "cleared" up, but the change wasn't as drastic as say going from the Mackie pres to a Neve 1073....I was expecting a Wow moment when I recorded with the API's, and I didn't get it. Funny I had that WOW moment with the API's, less so with the 1073's This however points to source and m...