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by decocco
Wed Dec 16, 2009 12:55 pm
Forum: Listen to Music
Topic: "The Number of the Beast" compressed 666 times
Replies: 17
Views: 4260

That is completely amazing! HA!
by decocco
Thu Dec 10, 2009 7:48 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Best Amp Modeler
Replies: 22
Views: 4235

I have used the POD XT Pro with great success on indie rock and metal stuff. The models don't sound exactly like what they're modeling, but they sound good. No, it's not like playing through an amp, but it still sounds good. I have an original POD (the one that looks like a kidney bean) that I still...
by decocco
Thu Dec 10, 2009 7:25 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: can distressors make a huge difference?
Replies: 20
Views: 3547

Distressors are great. They're very versatile, sound great on a wide variety of sources. You don't have to crush everything with them, though they excel at destruction.
by decocco
Sun Nov 22, 2009 8:03 am
Forum: Listen to Music
Topic: Newest Mix - Pop/Punk Inside
Replies: 2
Views: 850

The most noticeable thing (besides of course, performance) is that the bass doesn't have enough midrange/attack/growl for me. Usually the bass cuts through a little more with this type of music. It has tons of low end, but not much presence. I think the mix is good. I can hear all the instruments cl...
by decocco
Sun Nov 22, 2009 6:50 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: How much does it cost to tune a piano?
Replies: 14
Views: 2136

If it hasn't been tuned in a long time it'll probably be really flat overall. It will take many consecutive tunings to get the piano to hold the proper pitch again. So, after the first tuning, you'll probably need to get it tuned about every couple of weeks until it starts to really sound like a pia...
by decocco
Thu Nov 12, 2009 7:45 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: drum samples: that is the question
Replies: 25
Views: 4706

For those of you who record and store samples of the individual drums after your kit is miked up, do you use just the close mics, or do you you use the overheads and room mics as well? I use all the mics (or whatever combination of mics sounds best). I like my samples to sound like a drum in a room...
by decocco
Tue Nov 10, 2009 1:34 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: drum samples: that is the question
Replies: 25
Views: 4706

Whenever I track drums, I always record some single hits to use as samples. I have a pretty good selection of samples. Some recorded by me, and some that have been given to me by other engineers. If I use samples in a mix, it's just to add something to the drum sound. I don't replace the original so...
by decocco
Thu Oct 29, 2009 6:16 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Question about recorded cymbals.
Replies: 29
Views: 4606

I've had the pleasure of assisting Bendeth and his engineers. They like to use spot mics on the cymbals, like almost a mic per cymbal. But the mics aren't super close, maybe a foot away from each cymbal. SDC's on the cymbals. Those guys get really good drum sounds in tracking. Like, seriously good. ...
by decocco
Wed Oct 28, 2009 6:23 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Question about recorded cymbals.
Replies: 29
Views: 4606

I wouldn't be surprised at all to find out that all of the crash cymbals are overdubbed on all of those albums. I also wouldn't be surprised to find out that every drum sound you hear on those albums, including cymbals, is a sample. I know for a fact that this is not the case on the Paramore record...
by decocco
Mon Oct 26, 2009 2:43 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Ribbon's and cost: Why so varied?
Replies: 5
Views: 1396

Buy them all. They are all different, yet great. You mentioned recording drums. You also mention that you liked the M130. Have you ever checked out a Beyerdynamic M 160? I like these because: 1)They sound great as overhead mics, or in a Glyn Johns setup. 2)They are small and hypercardioid, and there...
by decocco
Mon Oct 26, 2009 7:21 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Noise Reduction (poll)
Replies: 11
Views: 1403

No NR for me. I generally record at 30 ips. But even at 15 ips, no NR.
by decocco
Thu Sep 24, 2009 9:13 am
Forum: People/Places/Things
Topic: Recording Studio in NJ/NYC area. Come record with me!
Replies: 1
Views: 941

Recording Studio in NJ/NYC area. Come record with me!

I?m an engineer with a great studio available; I just need to fill it with great bands! The rate is $550 for a 12-hour day. The studio is located in Hoboken, NJ. Studio Info: Former warehouse space with high ceilings Large live room with two iso booths 16-channel API console Studer A800 2? 24-track ...
by decocco
Sat Sep 19, 2009 7:10 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Elco / Edac vs. Hard wiring a patch bay
Replies: 3
Views: 1703

I have a good bit of experience with those types of connectors, and I think they'll save you a big hassle.

You shouldn't notice any degredation in your sound.
by decocco
Thu Sep 17, 2009 12:45 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Latest gear you've acquired.....
Replies: 3889
Views: 836136

That Ludwig kit looks sweet! I love the manly sound of vistalites.

I just scored a cheapo patchbay, but it is the first patchbay I've owned, so I'm really excited. No more running behind the rack to change connections! Yay!!!!
by decocco
Thu Sep 17, 2009 12:35 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Latest gear you've acquired.....
Replies: 3889
Views: 836136

That Ludwig kit looks sweet! I love the manly sound of vistalites.

I just scored a cheapo patchbay, but it is the first patchbay I've owned, so I'm really excited. No more running behind the rack to change connections! Yay!!!!