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by Rodgre
Thu Jul 03, 2003 8:50 pm
Forum: 5/03-2/05: General Recording
Topic: fatten my sound
Replies: 20
Views: 10434

Re: fatten my sound

Roger, I was joking, somewhat. I'm very well-aware of what compressors do (and limiters, for that matter). My point was more along the lines of, why always a compressor and not better EQ choices or mic placement? I had a feeling that's what you were getting at, which is why in my reply I leaned tow...
by Rodgre
Thu Jul 03, 2003 7:32 am
Forum: 5/03-2/05: General Recording
Topic: fatten my sound
Replies: 20
Views: 10434

Re: fatten my sound

Just out of curiosity, what makes so many people think that putting a compressor in line will automatically make their sound fatter? Chris Garges Well it's not always the right thing to do, as I've heard compression certainly make things sound smaller too, but if I take a bass guitar track, for exa...
by Rodgre
Wed Jul 02, 2003 5:10 pm
Forum: 5/03-2/05: General Recording
Topic: Recording Guitar- Mic how far off the amp?
Replies: 25
Views: 11600

Re: Recording Guitar- Mic how far off the amp?

My typical thing, which I picked up from another engineer (thanks Chris), is to take a condenser, a 57 and a ribbon (or really any three different sounding mics) and put them all against the grill, all equidistant, so their capsules are all on the same plane. I like to use a 57, something like a Rod...
by Rodgre
Wed Jul 02, 2003 4:59 pm
Forum: 5/03-2/05: General Recording
Topic: fatten my sound
Replies: 20
Views: 10434

Re: fatten my sound

That's a tough question to answer. What's not fat about your tracks? Great sources, great mics, great pres, great compression, if needed, and a great sounding recording medium/converter..... Put the mics in the fattest spot, press record! :) If I can make one serious comment, if you go from low-budg...
by Rodgre
Wed Jul 02, 2003 4:50 pm
Forum: 5/03-2/05: General Recording
Topic: Binaural Stapes?
Replies: 4
Views: 565

Re: Binaural Stapes?

You're assuming that the Stapes folks don't have a binaural in the works? I don't know if there is one planned for production, but I've heard Erik raving enough about the one he built (and hmmm...... promised to build one for me :) He said it's one of the best drum mics he's ever used. Those folks a...
by Rodgre
Tue Jul 01, 2003 7:59 pm
Forum: 5/03-2/05: General Recording
Topic: cheap small diaphragm condeser ?
Replies: 33
Views: 10795

Re: cheap small diaphragm condeser ?

I'm not sure when the Stapes will be available commercially, and I really don't know the cost, but I've been using mine since 2001 and I can't live without them. If someone is tracking drums in a smaller room, they are KILLER overheads. If someone wants big guitar tracks with a little room, they are...
by Rodgre
Mon Jun 30, 2003 2:48 am
Forum: 5/03-2/05: General Recording
Topic: Does the music scene suck this bad where you live?
Replies: 36
Views: 3952

Re: Does the music scene suck this bad where you live?

I come from a "sleeper" town which is basically an hour in all directions from all the "cool" scenes in New England and our city has always been looked at/known as a bit of a pit. The 80's were very bad for Worcester, MA, when it developed a bad reputation for bad "dated" metal and cover bands. Rece...
by Rodgre
Sun Jun 29, 2003 8:39 pm
Forum: 5/03-2/05: General Recording
Topic: cheap small diaphragm condeser ?
Replies: 33
Views: 10795

Re: cheap small diaphragm condeser ?

I love the ATM33a. I use a pair of them all the time. Great on Acoustic guitar, guitar amp, toms, snare, overheads. They're less than $150 a piece I think.

Also....STAPES! I've said it a million times. These are my favorite mics for so many things!

Roger
by Rodgre
Sun Jun 29, 2003 12:22 pm
Forum: 5/03-2/05: General Recording
Topic: what is similar to the u87?
Replies: 12
Views: 1744

Re: what is similar to the u87?

4033: Cheap condenser worth owning. put it where you wouldnt put your real mics. The 57 of condensers in my opinion. dont expect a lot, just expect:"works." I feel that way about the KSM32 (I know I'm getting off-topic) I think the KSM32 is a very good "use it anywhere and you won't be unhappy" mic...
by Rodgre
Sat Jun 28, 2003 7:56 am
Forum: 5/03-2/05: General Recording
Topic: what is similar to the u87?
Replies: 12
Views: 1744

Re: what is similar to the u87?

I just did a shootout last week where I put up a bunch of mics on a female vocal to see which one was her mic: Neumann 147, Neumann U87, that very Geffell you linked to, AT 4033 and something else I'm forgetting. They were all going straight into an SSL on adjacent channels. The U87 won hands down. ...
by Rodgre
Fri Jun 27, 2003 9:07 pm
Forum: 5/03-2/05: General Recording
Topic: behringer headphone amp
Replies: 13
Views: 1421

Re: behringer headphone amp

We encorporate one in our headphone system and it's been great so far. It's easy enough to give any one of the four phones "more me" with the aux inputs, and it sounds decent as well. We also use a series of old Alesis MicroCue Amps, and a Rolls as well as a Samson, all patchable from our patch bay....
by Rodgre
Fri Jun 27, 2003 9:02 pm
Forum: 5/03-2/05: General Recording
Topic: old snare trick really works!
Replies: 9
Views: 1680

Re: old snare trick really works!

black mariah wrote:Is it good or bad that I know where Rodgre's sig comes from? :lol:
How could it be bad?

Are you saying that you know me (or I know you?)

Roger
by Rodgre
Thu Jun 26, 2003 10:24 pm
Forum: 5/03-2/05: General Recording
Topic: old snare trick really works!
Replies: 9
Views: 1680

old snare trick really works!

Years ago I tried the old trick of sending your snare track out through a speaker, placed on top of a snare drum and remiking the sound to blend with your taped snare sound. Then I got better at recording drums and didn't need to do such things... Until last week where I had a good drum sound going ...
by Rodgre
Thu Jun 26, 2003 10:12 pm
Forum: 5/03-2/05: General Recording
Topic: Real Tape or Fake (FATSO)?
Replies: 15
Views: 3377

Re: Real Tape or Fake (FATSO)?

"Good enough" is definitely a subjective term. I guess that was a bad way to put it. I'm not comparing analog to FATSO to McDSP to Cranesong Trakker, side by side by side.... I will say that a little bit of McDSP Analog Channel has gone a long way in giving me a bit of the "mush" factor that my 001 ...
by Rodgre
Thu Jun 26, 2003 9:18 pm
Forum: 5/03-2/05: General Recording
Topic: Real Tape or Fake (FATSO)?
Replies: 15
Views: 3377

Re: Real Tape or Fake (FATSO)?

you know.... I was JUST thinking a similar thing on the way home from the studio not fifteen minutes ago. I have been using PT with the McDSP Analog Channel plug-in to give me some tape saturation effects lately. I like what it does, and I've been preferring it to bus compression lately. I just wond...