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by stevebozz
Sun May 06, 2007 7:54 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: HELP! w/ LOGIC 7
Replies: 4
Views: 779

yo josh--

in logic 5.5, I save my stuff as AUTOLOAD.LSO in the program directory, and it loads that each time. not sure if it's still the same in 7. anyone know?

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by stevebozz
Tue Apr 17, 2007 2:57 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Cheap, Durable Headphones for Digital Music Lab
Replies: 1
Views: 581

Cheap, Durable Headphones for Digital Music Lab

I work with teens in Philly, helping them learn production and composition skills. They treat the computers well, but the headphones are another story. They inevitably handle them roughly, grab them by the wires, etc. Anyone have good experience with a particular type/brand of headphones that are on...
by stevebozz
Fri Apr 13, 2007 9:41 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: matched ribbon mics used on different sources = bad idea?
Replies: 9
Views: 1171

my understanding of matched pairs is that they are engineered to work together in a balanced way, when using them with stereo micing techniques. Using them by themselves or on different things, the 'matchedness' of the mics won't benefit or harm the tone.
by stevebozz
Tue Apr 10, 2007 7:51 am
Forum: Listen to Music
Topic: still cutting my teeth / help with a mix...
Replies: 6
Views: 1156

definitely more guitar and bass. may a little delay or reverb to make it a tad less dry. i like how the vocals sound.
by stevebozz
Mon Apr 09, 2007 9:10 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: The Guitar Solo that Won't Get Loud
Replies: 40
Views: 5331

I'm with Rhythm Ranch.. the tone of the guitar just doesn't sit out in front of the acoustics. I'm guessing re-tracking isn't possible, but I'd try a different amp or guitar that has more body to it, possible a little more gain. If you can't rerecord, re-amping as another person suggested might be a...
by stevebozz
Sat Apr 07, 2007 10:04 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Recording Vocals
Replies: 24
Views: 3990

if you guys aren't using much reverb and delay on the vocals, how do you get a good room sound? record in a good room?
by stevebozz
Tue Apr 03, 2007 12:44 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Pro Tools & Mackie 8-Buss Mixers - Why?
Replies: 13
Views: 1933

I'd buy a board for my DAW for the pre's, but I do all my mixing in the box so other than some random re-amping, I don't use it for much else. I doubt the Mackie's preamps will be better than your Pro Tools pre's. I got an old Soundcraft to warm/roughen up my recordings.
by stevebozz
Tue Apr 03, 2007 8:00 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Shinybox or Cascade?
Replies: 17
Views: 3108

I have the fat heads.. had good results using them on guitar, trumpet and sax. Drum OH's sound good but not as thrilling as I hoped.

Definitely adds more warmth to things. Got a stereo pair for $270 shipped, with a free cable tester. (use the make an offer option on their website)
by stevebozz
Tue Apr 03, 2007 7:36 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: How do you deal with latency when using hardware inserts?
Replies: 22
Views: 2752

are you using an interface, or just the soundcard that came with the computer with an outboard mixer? an interface should take care of latency issues.
by stevebozz
Tue Apr 03, 2007 7:35 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Digital --> analog --> digital... Is there a point?
Replies: 30
Views: 4765

my experiences mixing down from digital to 1/2 inch have been really good.. particularly with high end material such as cymbals.. it just made it sound more together and rounder -- I think it will vary from band to band, for the music I mixed down (indie/grungey stuff) it worked out well.
by stevebozz
Sun Apr 01, 2007 9:55 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: How many of us took a Pay Cut to become full time engineers?
Replies: 31
Views: 4941

I'm busy trying to find ways to recoup my costs and expenses. To me, having a space to rehearse and record is a luxury. Not too expensive.. rent is $400 total, split between 4-6 people depending on who's in the band at the time, but I definitely see about $100 a month go down the drain in my persuit...
by stevebozz
Sun Apr 01, 2007 9:46 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: The Cold call
Replies: 20
Views: 5816

don't tie up your main rig! Install a simple audio program like garageband or cool edit pro / audacity on another machine that might be laying around.. maybe at home even. Since you're going cassette to digital and there's no overdubs or processing, you could even use a walkman plugged into a consum...
by stevebozz
Thu Mar 29, 2007 10:21 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: When Monitors Lie / Ghost Clipping
Replies: 9
Views: 1522

I've been trying harder to listen at lower volumes to mix rather than my usual loud mix, which made things come out more than they actually were at regular listening levels. What I didn't think about was cranking it here and there to get a better low end picture.. good idea! Our space needs room tre...
by stevebozz
Wed Mar 28, 2007 11:38 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: When Monitors Lie / Ghost Clipping
Replies: 9
Views: 1522

You guys are right on... I had way too much going on in the low end, but I wasn't hearing any of it. I think it has to do with the room and position of the desk. I used to mix in an 8 x 10 room that was able to produce good low end with cheap m-audio monitors. Now the room is a large warehouse space...
by stevebozz
Mon Mar 26, 2007 9:21 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Mixing AFTER Automation
Replies: 9
Views: 1077

Mixing AFTER Automation

I've accepted this problem as one of the limitations to automation, but maybe I'm wrong (I hope!). When it comes time to mix music with different dynamics, automation becomes a necessity. So I'll set my volume paths in Logic 5.5 and things are going great. Then I realize later on that I want to brin...