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by lyman
Sun Mar 08, 2015 6:41 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: First Live Session Coming Up / Some Advice or Guidance?
Replies: 13
Views: 3324

Don't be married to the idea of how things are going to go. Once you're in the thick of it, things change and it pays to be flexible.

Get in an extra rehearsal before recording.
by lyman
Fri Jan 16, 2015 8:47 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Plugin Overload
Replies: 12
Views: 2953

for mastering, i use the same eq, clipper, limiter, de-esser 99% of the time. pretty much the same in mixing. i don't want to think about which eq to use, i just want to eq something and move on. semi-related note...does anyone else feel like a lot of modern plugins induce option anxiety? i.e. they...
by lyman
Thu Jan 15, 2015 8:44 am
Forum: Listen to Music
Topic: Unique Sounding Albums / Albums With Cool Sound Design?
Replies: 16
Views: 6995

Rain Dogs - Tom Waits. Junkyard surrealism at its finest. Spirit of Eden/Laughing Stock - Talk Talk. These are both really cool, unique sounding records. Darkside of the Mood - Pink Floyd. In some ways I feel like I took this one for granted for a while. Having revisited it recently I was reminded o...
by lyman
Thu Jan 15, 2015 8:31 am
Forum: Listen to Music
Topic: What are you listening to today?
Replies: 802
Views: 182570

For christmas I was given Inside Out, Nick Mason's account of his days in Pink Floyd. As I've been reading it, I usually put on a floyd album or bootleg from the era being discussed in the book. It's quite a good read - Mason is a keen writer with a fondness for cynicism and dry wit.
by lyman
Mon Dec 08, 2014 10:59 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Recording a band separately vs all together (same room)
Replies: 40
Views: 11699

Thanks for the detailed reply, Ryan. That's good info. I realize that I've committed the cardinal tape op sin, in asking a vague "it depends" question...ha ha. I know I'm going to have to experiment with mic placement once I get the band in the room, just trying to narrow my focus in the interest of...
by lyman
Thu Dec 04, 2014 10:48 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Recording a band separately vs all together (same room)
Replies: 40
Views: 11699

The 1st example was in a small living room. Probably 12-15' wide give or take, ceilings @ around 7.5-8'. Very cramped. Bass cab was in a tiny kitchen. Those samples sounded really good. Were you close miking the kit at all? Asking because I'm going to record a band next month in a similar sized roo...
by lyman
Thu Dec 04, 2014 10:21 am
Forum: Listen to Music
Topic: Thoughts on a concert
Replies: 17
Views: 6729

Maybe because of where you were standing/sitting you were hearing too much of the backline and not enough foh. Could be that the person mixing thinks of guitars as more integral to the arrangements and the keys as an "icing on the cake" thing that if you can hear it, great but if not, no biggie. Thi...
by lyman
Tue Nov 25, 2014 7:42 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Arrangement Techniques
Replies: 16
Views: 5181

I don't have any "tried and true" techniques or a system of arranging. Now that I think about it, usually I have an idea for the arrangement or at least the vibe of the song before I start recording, as opposed to throwing down some guitar/vocals and asking "now what?" Well I have done that too I su...
by lyman
Tue Nov 25, 2014 7:20 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Mix Question: to pan or not to pan?
Replies: 9
Views: 2069

It's tough to say without knowing what you've got on those bounced stereo tracks, what you're going to be overdubbing, and the aesthetic you're going for. Drumsound raises a good point as well. Don't forget that straight up the middle and hard L/R are not the only options.
by lyman
Fri Nov 07, 2014 8:14 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Sharecroppers in google's fields
Replies: 1
Views: 913

Sharecroppers in google's fields

The fact is that almost everything that almost everyone has ever done to make money from the arts ? including the old ways of making money from the arts ? mostly didn?t work. We always look back on artistic incomes with what economists call survivor bias. We look at the people who succeeded and not...
by lyman
Mon Nov 03, 2014 11:27 am
Forum: Listen to Music
Topic: What are you listening to today?
Replies: 802
Views: 182570

Gorillaz - Plastic Beach
Jay Z - American Gangster sndtrk.

I needed some upbeat stuff to help with the sanding/priming/painting I'm doing in the kitchen.
by lyman
Mon Oct 27, 2014 8:30 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Looking for guitar speaker recommendation
Replies: 10
Views: 1882

An EVM12L will handle tons of power and reproduce the lows of the Bass VI without waffling out, though it might be kinda pricey so there's also the Eminence version which is cheaper (Delta Pro I believe).
by lyman
Fri Oct 24, 2014 7:31 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Aiight, let's talk RMS level during psuedo-mastering
Replies: 30
Views: 5842

Having just pseudo-mastered my pseudo album of pseudo songs, I will chime in. I didn't shoot for a specific RMS, but I did compare the level by ear against records with a dynamic range similar to what I'm going for. I used the limiter very lightly. Like just knocking down some stray transients -2dB ...
by lyman
Thu Oct 23, 2014 6:35 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Clearance for clients recording cover songs
Replies: 12
Views: 5632

JWL wrote:
joninc wrote:I don't see how you are liable in any way unless you are selling them.
This, though IANAL. This is an important detail, since such things are decided amongst the lawyerly.
I though maybe Apple was now making adult gifts when I first read this.
by lyman
Tue Oct 21, 2014 2:58 pm
Forum: Listen to Music
Topic: Rattling Bones
Replies: 0
Views: 764

Rattling Bones

Just finished a new album. It spans several years and 5 different recording platforms. Indie rock/roots songs with a dark streak and a sprinkling of soundscapes. Just in time for Halloween.

http://jonathanhall.bandcamp.com

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