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by MASSIVE Mastering
Sat Dec 27, 2008 9:06 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: ORBAN 642eq
Replies: 10
Views: 1765

I think I told him to take two hours on it - Probably could have cleaned it up in one, but I wanted him to take his time and really get in there...

But yeah - Nothing unusual. Any audio repair can handle it.
by MASSIVE Mastering
Fri Dec 26, 2008 8:11 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: ORBAN 642eq
Replies: 10
Views: 1765

I had a black-faced 642B that I had serviced at Midwest Audio in Arlington Heights, IL. They do most of the dealer work around here also... they made a black faced one? I thought all Orban gear was blue? lemme guess, the black faced ones are better? You could say that. Definitely quieter - And (IMO...
by MASSIVE Mastering
Fri Dec 26, 2008 8:08 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Need Recommendation for Recording/Mixing room Sound Panels
Replies: 8
Views: 2662

When you want bang-for-the-buck without feeling like you're compromising quality, try GIK 244's. www.gikacoustics.com
by MASSIVE Mastering
Thu Dec 25, 2008 4:07 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: ORBAN 642eq
Replies: 10
Views: 1765

I had a black-faced 642B that I had serviced at Midwest Audio in Arlington Heights, IL. They do most of the dealer work around here also...
by MASSIVE Mastering
Mon Dec 15, 2008 8:15 pm
Forum: Listen to Music
Topic: Def Leppard's "Pour Some Sugar On Me" Unmixed Mutt
Replies: 10
Views: 2452

Of all the "shreds" vdo's on You Tube, I really do think that one is the greatest.
by MASSIVE Mastering
Fri Dec 05, 2008 3:58 pm
Forum: Listen to Music
Topic: How mad at the engineer should I be?
Replies: 15
Views: 2663

Not to mention that he was ostensibly the mastering engineer for this session, too. It didn't seem like he mastered anything at all, though: I mean, right from the start he was recording at -2db or so, and the finished masters (which were sent to the pressing plant!) have about three seconds of sil...
by MASSIVE Mastering
Fri Dec 05, 2008 3:52 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Quality bulk microphone cable??
Replies: 16
Views: 4515

Belden 1800F. Microphone, line-level, AES/EBU. High-flex, top-quality, reasonably priced.
by MASSIVE Mastering
Tue Nov 25, 2008 9:46 pm
Forum: People/Places/Things
Topic: Mastering Engineers that will do 1 for free
Replies: 15
Views: 2981

I'd narrow it down to maybe three choices so that you're not wasting as many peoples' time and so that each engineer has a higher probability of getting the work. Choose maybe three who have done work you've liked and talk to them about doing a sample track. Be honest with them and let them know th...
by MASSIVE Mastering
Tue Nov 25, 2008 9:31 pm
Forum: People/Places/Things
Topic: looking for a digital transfer
Replies: 3
Views: 834

It's not - And the machines were picky... Fostex tapes (which may or may not have NR) wouldn't track properly on Tascam machines (which also may or may not have NR). And the Fostex machines were hard-wired to speed (15 or 30IPS - Not both). Not sure about the Tascams... Been a while. Best of luck. :...
by MASSIVE Mastering
Tue Nov 11, 2008 8:16 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Making Refernce Speakers with 6x9 car speakers?
Replies: 14
Views: 2781

Point A: I dig the MixCubes. Don't have 'em, but thought they made a great Auratone-ish substitute.

Point B: Just in case it was on the table... Using car stereo speakers isn't anything (ANYTHING at all) like "going out to the car" - It's not just the speakers - It's the car.
by MASSIVE Mastering
Tue Nov 11, 2008 7:53 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Help with Mastering (Mbox/Pro Tools/Home studio style)
Replies: 6
Views: 1576

So as not to be flamed by the professional mastering engineers on the board, I must put in the standard disclaimer: You should never master your own projects.
That's very kind and wise, but this was even better and wiser:
less is most definitely more
by MASSIVE Mastering
Sun Nov 09, 2008 11:41 pm
Forum: Listen to Music
Topic: Def Leppard's "Pour Some Sugar On Me" Unmixed Mutt
Replies: 10
Views: 2452

I found this to be much more interesting:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kw5oJoUYTb8
by MASSIVE Mastering
Wed Nov 05, 2008 9:40 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Just started touring with a band as there engineer NEED TIPS
Replies: 17
Views: 3840

NEED TIPS Coffee is less effective, but far less damaging than the 'caine. Seriously though (even though I was being serious) -- If they running off a rider, tell them to add a pair of stagehands (at venue's expense - "one or both stage hands should be intimately familiar with the house system" in ...
by MASSIVE Mastering
Wed Nov 05, 2008 9:20 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Recording Level Experts Needed
Replies: 40
Views: 6389

I just didn't know if there was such thing as too quiet. If your levels are below -30dB(FS)RMS and you're peaking below -10dBFS, then - if you really, really want to - you can tap it up a notch. But you don't need to. "Too quiet" -- One time (in the last 8 or 9 years if I recall) did I get a projec...
by MASSIVE Mastering
Mon Nov 03, 2008 2:17 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Help with Mastering (Mbox/Pro Tools/Home studio style)
Replies: 6
Views: 1576

You should be spectacularly satisfied with your mix before you even start thinking about how to second-guess yourself.