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by joel hamilton
Wed Jun 18, 2003 1:57 pm
Forum: 5/03-2/05: General Recording
Topic: Gain Riders?
Replies: 17
Views: 2754

Re: Gain Riders?

I actually shoot for Unity at all times. I like the sound of returning something at the right level better than the sound of fader attenuation. Gain structure keeps things "open" and clear. I dont think a "zero mix" is about tracking a quiet string part too low to get a desirable S/N or tone, you ju...
by joel hamilton
Tue Jun 17, 2003 9:11 pm
Forum: 5/03-2/05: General Recording
Topic: Is the difference b/w 44.1 and 96k really that huge?
Replies: 16
Views: 3068

Re: Is the difference b/w 44.1 and 96k really that huge?

I used 96k and mixed to a studer two track.

I couldnt find a "dither" button on it anywhere.

That IS a good point though, when I have to get the mix back into the box
( if I am the one doing it at all...) It should be 88.2k.
by joel hamilton
Tue Jun 17, 2003 6:12 pm
Forum: 5/03-2/05: Studio Listings
Topic: Republic Studios - Austin, Texas
Replies: 9
Views: 4275

Re: Republic Studios - Austin, Texas

The staff used to be cool until they got Mauro in there.


-Joel
by joel hamilton
Tue Jun 17, 2003 5:40 pm
Forum: 5/03-2/05: General Recording
Topic: external power supplies
Replies: 4
Views: 1027

Re: external power supplies

www.digikey.com


(i should get an endorsement deal from those guys...sheesh!)
by joel hamilton
Tue Jun 17, 2003 5:39 pm
Forum: 5/03-2/05: General Recording
Topic: lexcicon reverbs, what say you?
Replies: 9
Views: 1584

Re: lexcicon reverbs, what say you?

I like all the lexicon stuff. Even the cheap ones. I also used the room verb on an SPX90 recently for an entire record. There goes any credibility in this department I guess... :)
by joel hamilton
Tue Jun 17, 2003 5:35 pm
Forum: 5/03-2/05: General Recording
Topic: A philosophical question on compression
Replies: 27
Views: 8744

Re: A philosophical question on compression

In my humble experience... I meet people who say weird things like " I dont like compression" Or , "I think people over compress" or conversely, "I love this compressor, you cant even hear it!" When I hear their finished product, it sounds just like the other guy that said " I hate 700 Hz, I just du...
by joel hamilton
Tue Jun 17, 2003 1:01 am
Forum: 5/03-2/05: General Recording
Topic: Vintage Mics
Replies: 18
Views: 8228

Re: Vintage Mics

Why doesnt anyone sing about hats OR tomatoes anymore? I think the squirrel nut zippers tried to rock this kind of sound, but failed. It just sounds like a one mic recording in a modern recording studio. Whatever. Doo rag used to do it really well. They sounded like an old 78 rpm record LIVE! Singin...
by joel hamilton
Tue Jun 17, 2003 12:57 am
Forum: 5/03-2/05: General Recording
Topic: Stereo Buss Compression
Replies: 29
Views: 4124

Re: Stereo Buss Compression

I use a neve 33609a Every time. EVERY time. I cant believe anyone would use anything else. I didnt like having a buss comp until I got one. I used to use other stuff, but I would barely hit it. like hardlly at all. I got the 33609, and things mix themselves. Awesome. More punch, density, and shine t...
by joel hamilton
Mon Jun 16, 2003 9:03 am
Forum: 5/03-2/05: General Recording
Topic: Popping from Soundcraft Ghost
Replies: 3
Views: 907

Re: Popping from Soundcraft Ghost

Email them!

It really is one of the t hings about the board that seems to be consistently shitty. The pan pots start to crap out as well!
by joel hamilton
Sun Jun 15, 2003 10:51 pm
Forum: 5/03-2/05: General Recording
Topic: Electronic Supplies
Replies: 3
Views: 530

Re: Electronic Supplies

www.digikey.com

Get a real catalog shipped to you. The online navigation is pretty lame.

The techs there are awesome as well. They helped me source out some really weird stuff, too...
by joel hamilton
Sun Jun 15, 2003 7:53 pm
Forum: 5/03-2/05: General Recording
Topic: Compressor decision help!
Replies: 13
Views: 2182

Re: Compressor decision help!

The limiter on those symetrix 501's RULES. total destruction. I have a 150 and I love those things. Ashley made a single channel comp that is cool in the same way the 150 is cool. I like those little comps for certain things A LOT though, Like a Blown out center ambient mic... Like a cmv 563, throug...
by joel hamilton
Sun Jun 15, 2003 7:32 pm
Forum: 5/03-2/05: General Recording
Topic: MD 409 Vs 609e???
Replies: 1
Views: 462

Re: MD 409 Vs 609e???

I liked them both, but I dont think they were meant to sound alike, right? They dont. One is not better than the other, just different. I have always liked the 409's when I would bother to use one. I used a 609 on an old tweed fender champ turned all the way up, right next to a BK5, and that sounded...
by joel hamilton
Sun Jun 15, 2003 7:27 pm
Forum: 5/03-2/05: General Recording
Topic: 2 track mix down machine
Replies: 7
Views: 955

Re: 2 track mix down machine

If you have a properly aligned 1/2" machine, and have the resources to keep it running well, it will treat you to a nice "finishing touch" on your mixes. I have been running a studer 1/4" machine, and I am constantly amazed that at +9 at 15 ips with GP9, you cant even really tell the difference betw...
by joel hamilton
Sun Jun 15, 2003 5:13 pm
Forum: 5/03-2/05: General Recording
Topic: Is the difference b/w 44.1 and 96k really that huge?
Replies: 16
Views: 3068

Re: Is the difference b/w 44.1 and 96k really that huge?

The difference is only really apparent when recording things with long decay tails, or delicate tibres. I have recorded a rock band at 96k, mixed to 1/4" and captured the sound of the two track at 192k and I really noticed the difference in punch, separation, and clarity. I also noticed that I had n...
by joel hamilton
Sun Jun 15, 2003 10:52 am
Forum: 5/03-2/05: General Recording
Topic: Two questions
Replies: 1
Views: 570

Two questions

Does anyone know where I could find schematics for some Neumann PEV eq modules?

AND,

Does anyone know who the heck will work on old MXR rack gear? My blue face delay died, and I dont know who to talk to about this one.


Thanks, y'all.