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by MASSIVE Mastering
Mon Jun 22, 2009 9:26 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Recording Levels
Replies: 231
Views: 155119

I am very glad that John has a good handle on this. It seems that Columbia College is putting out more people all the time that I have to deal with in radio that think the meters are suppose to peg in the red to sound good. Thank you John Scrip for the well said and long overdue comments from appar...
by MASSIVE Mastering
Mon Jun 22, 2009 9:07 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Happy Father's Day/What Did You Work On Today? 6/21/09
Replies: 11
Views: 2977

I took most of the day off. Tweaked a couple projects, worked on my bike (prettied up the wiring on a GPS I installed last week).

Dusted. Geez, it's been getting dusty in here...
by MASSIVE Mastering
Mon Mar 16, 2009 8:51 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: DAW and Hardware "mastering"
Replies: 8
Views: 1915

You can't use the same DA to feed the chain as you send to your monitoring controller...
by MASSIVE Mastering
Sat Feb 14, 2009 4:53 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Use of expensive mics on a live stage?
Replies: 13
Views: 3423

Would such an expensive choice enhance things that much in a 160 person capacity room? This is partially what insurance is for. Granted - I'm not going to hand a 414 to a death-metal vocalist. But if the backup singers in a soul band would benefit, absolutely. U87 on solo strings? Certainly. I don'...
by MASSIVE Mastering
Sat Feb 07, 2009 7:43 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: MXL 4000, Solaris or the like?
Replies: 4
Views: 1523

I found the Solaris to be almost freakishly good for an awful lot of things... Shite for close-up, aggressive vocals. But for almost any typical LDC application, it's a winner for next to nothing. I don't have an awful lot of mics anymore (I rarely ever track/mix anymore). But of the mics I didn't d...
by MASSIVE Mastering
Fri Feb 06, 2009 12:53 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: How do you decouple your monitors?
Replies: 61
Views: 14572

Cinder brick works pretty well. Nothing wrong with "layers" of decoupling using different densities and points.

I won't even go into what I do here...
by MASSIVE Mastering
Sun Jan 25, 2009 10:03 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: cranesong avocet
Replies: 6
Views: 1397

It's just ("just" is a bit of an understatement though) a monitoring controller... True, a wonderful monitoring controller with a phenomenal (IMO) DA converter. Which is the most vital DA in any chain at any time in any situation. Plus, all the usual needs and wants - Input and output switching, pos...
by MASSIVE Mastering
Sun Jan 25, 2009 9:40 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Natural-souding drum samples
Replies: 29
Views: 6394

Drumagog with the "Rock Drums" samples. Top shelf.
by MASSIVE Mastering
Sun Jan 25, 2009 9:39 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Final Mixes
Replies: 4
Views: 1853

Think of it another way - Could you actually ever ponder refusing such a basic request?
by MASSIVE Mastering
Mon Jan 12, 2009 10:03 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Monitor-switcher: Big Knob, Presonus Central Station, ???
Replies: 19
Views: 3874

I don't normally have much "nice" to say about PreSonus, but I had the CS and the BK in here a few years back (long story) while I was waiting for my Avocet. Kept the CS and messed with it quite a bit. Actually ended up using the built-in DA (which was shockingly decent - I did not expect that at al...
by MASSIVE Mastering
Mon Jan 12, 2009 9:57 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: What Did You Work On Today? 1-12-09
Replies: 28
Views: 5440

Tweaked a stem project that's been here for - Forever, I think.

A little gear maintenance and added a third HDMI run for the MacBook.

Dance competition season - Edits, edits, edits (one actually came out to 2:29:74 with a 2:30 max).
by MASSIVE Mastering
Fri Jan 09, 2009 10:38 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Should I be scared of 'slot' loading CD recorders?
Replies: 1
Views: 677

Eh, they're "a little harder on the disc" (I always recommend using a tray loader for QC'ing final production masters, for example), but they're not nasty or anything.

If they get jammed, they're a b**ch... But they don't tend to jam up often IME.
by MASSIVE Mastering
Tue Jan 06, 2009 4:57 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: What color fabric for basstraps? (Black? or Green?)
Replies: 9
Views: 2193

You know, you can go with patterns or abstracts also... 8)
by MASSIVE Mastering
Mon Dec 29, 2008 5:05 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: What Equip. didja's get for Xmas/holidays?
Replies: 66
Views: 10771

Got me a 46" Toshiba HD as the main monitor. Ahhh... My back, shoulder and neck (and eyes) feel better already.
by MASSIVE Mastering
Sun Dec 28, 2008 9:38 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Favorite mastering plugins
Replies: 19
Views: 4626

Try Samplitude Master - You probably won't even want any other plugs.


DISCLAIMER: I don't use plugs often - But it's hard to beat Samplitude Pro's native plugs. Assuming "Master" has many of the same (AM-Suite, etc.), it's fairly "all in one" as far as digital horsepower is concerned.