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by lyman
Sat Oct 11, 2014 8:52 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Which 2 to keep?
Replies: 3
Views: 1140

I feel like the 219's have better resale value, just from a few sales I've seen online. That may or may not matter to you but is something to consider. I actually own both as well, and usually gravitate to the 219 especially on vocals. Actually I haven't used my 319 in a while.
by lyman
Sat Oct 11, 2014 8:47 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Least favorite connectors
Replies: 18
Views: 4349

I have a question. Is there any real benefit to 1/4" stereo plugs versus 1/8"? You see both these days, why not standardize it to one or the other? Is the larger plug yielding a better signal or something? Ok I lied, I had 3 questions!
by lyman
Fri Oct 03, 2014 6:43 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: It's impossible to have too many...
Replies: 43
Views: 8217

capos
9v batteries
Mila Kunis
by lyman
Thu Sep 25, 2014 7:24 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Exaggerating your credits
Replies: 23
Views: 7656

I know a guy dates GG Allin's ex-girlfriend. I mean, that's about the weirdest credit-claim I ever heard. A while back I got a gig at this terrible venue, equal parts bar and asian restaurant. The person who typically hosts wasn't available so they asked me to run the show. It's getting really clos...
by lyman
Thu Aug 07, 2014 7:18 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Humidify ac. gtr. in laundry room?
Replies: 13
Views: 2018

Maybe not the best idea. If it's so humid that condensation is forming it's going to be out of the ideal range for an acoustic. iirc you want to shoot for around 50-60% humidity. Plus, the wild fluctuations when somebody runs the dryer aren't to be desired. Stability (temperature as well as humidity...
by lyman
Thu Jul 31, 2014 12:43 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Show us your recording space, right NOW
Replies: 260
Views: 78265

MoreSpaceEcho wrote:thanks dudes!

another 36 feet of foot-thick bass traps added since those pix were taken...
The place looks great! You added a lot more treatment since I saw it last, must make a big difference for mastering (and everything else). I hope all is well.
by lyman
Thu Jul 17, 2014 10:30 am
Forum: Listen to Music
Topic: Live off the floor with overdubs...
Replies: 4
Views: 1333

I don't have too much more to add other than it sounds really solid. Nice clarity/detail on the drums. I agree on the keyboard thingy sounding in between a pad and a full fledged part. Maybe edit it down so it comes in more towards the end (or after the solo) to give it more impact? Imho, any intell...
by lyman
Tue Jul 15, 2014 7:15 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: On muso want-ads
Replies: 10
Views: 2976

-"Stop messaging me."

-"No YOU stop messaging me."
by lyman
Thu Jul 10, 2014 11:23 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Getting credit where credit is due.
Replies: 11
Views: 3182

I see nothing wrong with dropping them a polite note asking to be included on the bandcamp page alongside the other people who worked on the recordings.
by lyman
Thu Jul 03, 2014 9:18 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Pop Female Vocals Techniques
Replies: 24
Views: 7602

There are several videos at Pensado's place about vocal mixing, you can search episodes: http://www.pensadosplace.tv/category/into-the-lair/ Seems like he mixes a lot of pop/modern sounding stuff too. And not specific to female (or pop) vocals, but I've been messing around with the "swarm" vocal tec...
by lyman
Tue Jul 01, 2014 6:31 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Can I tastefully auto tune these back up Vocals?
Replies: 14
Views: 3733

This is a pretty out there idea that hasn't been mentioned yet: Play the recording for the band and ask if they can live with it?
by lyman
Mon Jun 30, 2014 10:10 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Fighting Discouragement
Replies: 46
Views: 13088

Re: Fighting Discouragement

Then I realize, I am a knucklehead. Maybe all my work is garbage. So what's the point? I think you should evaluate what your goals are. If you're trying to "make it" in the music business and you feel that your product is not up to snuff, then that's one thing. If you're just making music for your ...
by lyman
Thu Jun 19, 2014 7:19 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Know how this Elvis Costello Big Boys Demo was recorded?
Replies: 11
Views: 1871

That's a cool song. I think it's one guitar....the notes in the lower register have a chunkiness to the palm muting that sound more acoustic than unplugged electric imho. But then when he lets the higher notes ring out it does have that unplugged electric sound. Maybe an unplugged hollowbody electri...
by lyman
Thu May 29, 2014 9:39 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Looking For Ideas To Make Album Sound...Not Modern
Replies: 23
Views: 7428

with all the advice that's been given so far, i feel like the thread should be renamed "how to make a record sound GOOD." Well it's hard not to look back fondly at the methodologies used back in the 70's, kind of that whole innovation by limitation thing. Nowadays you can do whatever you want theor...
by lyman
Thu May 29, 2014 9:06 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Upgrading Mexican P-Bass Pickups
Replies: 15
Views: 2381

A fast and cheap mod to get a more mellow sound is to turn the volume and tone knobs down a tiny bit. :wink: