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by MikeCzech
Tue Jan 24, 2006 4:12 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Phase Issues?? No, Let's call it Phase Imagine..
Replies: 23
Views: 4755

Still a work in progress, so I haven't heard the whole shabang in mono yet. So far the balance seems pleasing.. Might be a couple of weeks before their bass player and vocalist come in to lay their tracks, but I'll post mp3' s when it's done. If it get's too messy I'll back off some of the tracks, b...
by MikeCzech
Mon Jan 23, 2006 10:10 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Counter balanced Mic stands
Replies: 15
Views: 3034

$30 QuickLock Mic Stand + $2.50 5 lbs dumbells from wallmart on each leg.

$37.50 Haven't tipped one over yet... knock on wood. I've decided though sand bags would probably be more effective.
by MikeCzech
Mon Jan 23, 2006 9:54 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Phase Issues?? No, Let's call it Phase Imagine..
Replies: 23
Views: 4755

Ah, what the hell, maybe I should've kept it to myself. I guess I went a little crazy with the diagrams and what not.. I could describe effectively in words the varying axis among the mics. Then I realized I could just take post a pic.. The pics are rather unusual looking, I know. The funny thing is...
by MikeCzech
Thu Jan 19, 2006 10:09 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Must have VSt plugins.
Replies: 22
Views: 5064

Hmmm, throughout my entire ITB life the only plugin that I've used and never given up on is the TC Natives reverb plugin. I have certain favorites now, and had had others in the past, but I've just realized that's the one plugin that never disapoints me, get's used on at least one track in almost ev...
by MikeCzech
Thu Jan 19, 2006 5:41 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: midi controller
Replies: 5
Views: 948

Oh, sorry, can't help you there, I've got a Roland keyboard, but nothing fancy, no controllers or anything.. I do have a great MIDI foot controller for my guitar rig, and I'm looking to get a MIDI controller for my Cubase rig, but I doubt any of the controllers I've been looking at would be ideal fo...
by MikeCzech
Thu Jan 19, 2006 4:45 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: TapeOp ribbon pictures
Replies: 4
Views: 1986

dirty wrote:sweet. thanks man.

is that a 414 also?
Yesiree, it's an XLII.
by MikeCzech
Thu Jan 19, 2006 4:43 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: midi controller
Replies: 5
Views: 948

What kind of controller are you looking for? DAW controller, fx, or what? Also, if it's for your DAW what system are you using?
by MikeCzech
Thu Jan 19, 2006 4:33 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Amp Simulator shoot out.
Replies: 22
Views: 4355

Well, I own the POD XT Pro. As far as replicating the units it claims to emulate, I give it an F. It's a great contrast to mix with miked cabs, but I've rarely been able to use it on it's own.. I own 2 units which sound great when recorded direct, The Mesa Studio preamp, and a Rocktron Chameleon (IM...
by MikeCzech
Wed Jan 18, 2006 5:23 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: TapeOp ribbon pictures
Replies: 4
Views: 1986

I posted a thread about phase problems and imaging last night, go find it. There's a pic of my TapeOp ribbon mic placed distant on a guitar cab. Or just look below, you may have to scroll right to see it, it's the bluish-grey mic hung up-side-down. http://hometown.aol.com/primestudios/InfusionPics/G...
by MikeCzech
Wed Jan 18, 2006 5:18 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Did I invent this?(doubt it)
Replies: 22
Views: 5739

Ross Robinson suspended a guitar amp under a grand piano and set a weight on the sustain petal for a song on Korns second album.
by MikeCzech
Tue Jan 17, 2006 7:08 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Phase Issues?? No, Let's call it Phase Imagine..
Replies: 23
Views: 4755

Oh yeah, I had the guitarist playing on a stool behind the cab, I placed a cardioid LDC back side facing the back of the cab in hopes to blind out the amplified signal to focus on the guitarists picking, which worked well, however the bleed through from behind the cab actually mixed very pleasantly....
by MikeCzech
Tue Jan 17, 2006 7:00 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Phase Issues?? No, Let's call it Phase Imagine..
Replies: 23
Views: 4755

Phase Issues?? No, Let's call it Phase Imagine..

For the project I'm currently recording I've decided to get very experimental. I'm using tons of mics, I figure if I encounter any problems I can just use that high tech solution known as 'mute' on conflicting tracks. I set up 4 mics on a guitar cabinet. 1 Ribbon , 1 Dynamic, and 2 condesnsers. I pl...
by MikeCzech
Thu Jan 12, 2006 10:19 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: drum overheads - getting a good ride cymbal sound
Replies: 13
Views: 3898

It's so simple, yet so effective..

Once I put a 57 on a ride because my mic options were so limited, and you know what.. I loved it.. Haven't had a reason to change yet - when I mic a ride I just grab a 57 without second thought. Up close, off axis under the bell.
by MikeCzech
Thu Jan 12, 2006 9:40 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Mastering Loud.. don't hate me!
Replies: 36
Views: 8643

OK, seriously guys, go download the trial verson of Izotope Ozone 3. I'd link you to it but I'm too lazy, just hit google, or look for the mastering software thread. It will get things cranked quite well. I've use L2 a million times, but I stopped using it when I recorded a country band. It just rui...
by MikeCzech
Thu Jan 12, 2006 8:50 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Compressing electric guitars.....
Replies: 20
Views: 6134

Maybe try a comp with a side chain eq set to the low end and squash the lows pretty good, then add another compressor with a lower ratio to help the overall track stay put. This has worked for me in the past. I agree, it's hard to capture a lot of lows without getting too muddy. You could also use ...