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by eh91311
Fri Sep 12, 2014 9:31 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Unsane vocal sound - Attn: Joel Hamilton
Replies: 8
Views: 3329

I found that Unsane album posted on youtube and even with the bad things that youtube does to audio, I can hear the lead vocal sounding distorted, effected but limited within a certain range of space. It definitely does not sound like someone added distortion or whatever after being tracked. Sometim...
by eh91311
Fri Jul 11, 2014 2:51 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Help setting up a home studio
Replies: 17
Views: 2881

Nope on the cassette 4-track. Focus on recording to the computer. Buy a 2in/2out audio recording interface. ' Buy a 2nd hard drive to write the audio files to. Buy 2 mics, stands, cables. Use the recording software the interface comes with, or buy something like Reaper online: the license fee is wor...
by eh91311
Fri Jul 11, 2014 2:05 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Lamenting the unavailability of 456
Replies: 5
Views: 1642

We have to face the fact that Quantegy analog tape is dead. There's not enough recordists using tape to justify bringing it back.
by eh91311
Fri Jul 04, 2014 5:21 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: high gain amps for the studio
Replies: 18
Views: 3196

There's lots of affordable big tube guitar amps around. The smaller tube amps may record well, but nothing beats the sound of a 50 or 100w tube guitar amp pushing a 2x12 or 4x12 cab with volume. Shame that you sold your VTM60, they sound great if you get a good one. JCM800 or JMP Marshalls are the s...
by eh91311
Fri Jul 04, 2014 4:02 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Overheads (hi-hat/cymbals)
Replies: 50
Views: 9874

Drummer perspective is correct. You just keep to the mastering . anytime i get a mix where the drums are panned drummer's perspective, i swap L and R before doing anything else. Anytime I hear studio mixes done with the drums from audience perspective, it doesn't sound right. Having the floor tom o...
by eh91311
Tue May 27, 2014 6:20 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Doing It All w/ A 4 Track 22-4?
Replies: 20
Views: 4331

You should focus on a stereo drum kit sound for this recording. Maybe try the recorderman overhead stereo mic technique with a dedicated front of kick mic maybe 18-24" from the front kick drum head,up a little so it picks up more of the whole drum set. The original Glyn Johns technique with just the...
by eh91311
Tue May 27, 2014 5:58 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Upgrading Mexican P-Bass Pickups
Replies: 15
Views: 2201

Tons of good advice about P-basses and the choice of flatwound strings for a vintage, Motown-like tone. My suggestions include to try regular light-gauge flatwound strings, no fancy "chrome" or alloy types. The best thing that you can do for the bass is to have it professionally set up with your cho...
by eh91311
Mon Apr 28, 2014 1:41 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: I want to spend $300 to add to a home recording project.
Replies: 20
Views: 3059

For $300? Maybe buy some things that you don't have now. Apex 205 ribbon mic for miking guitar amps (by itself or along with a condenser or 57) or as the side mic in front of your acoustic drum kit along with a condenser for mid-side stereo miking? A good direct box, like the Radial Pro DI? Maybe st...
by eh91311
Tue Apr 01, 2014 2:04 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Steve Albini sound?
Replies: 15
Views: 5727

Although the rooms at Electrical have a unique sound, the roomy drum sound is more dependent on the engineer (Albini) and how the mics are placed. Nirvana's In Utero recordings predate the current Electrical studios and a recent 2012 recording by Polish band Joe 4, recorded in a European studio by A...
by eh91311
Mon Mar 10, 2014 9:20 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: TOMB group buy ribbbon mic: Who still has/uses thiers??
Replies: 4
Views: 1133

Scodiddly wrote:There was a thread about this recently.
http://messageboard.tapeop.com/viewtopi ... omb+ribbon
by eh91311
Mon Mar 03, 2014 5:19 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Beck rocks a U47 live on SNL(?)
Replies: 22
Views: 3970

U47? Looked like it. That Beck track was a little underwhelming chord-wise...
by eh91311
Sat Feb 15, 2014 6:11 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Which tape and where to buy it for Fostex R8
Replies: 4
Views: 1127

For the R8, you should use 1.0mil thick tape like RMGI LPR-35. Less wear on the tape heads and motor.

Try fullcompass.com and usrecordingmedia.com for tape sources as well. New tape prices continue to increase.
by eh91311
Sat Jan 11, 2014 12:12 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Comparing drum miking techniques
Replies: 6
Views: 2620

I was not so interested in how his miking techniques looked, more into the timeloop mp3 and how the mic techniques sounded on the drum kit he was recording.
by eh91311
Thu Jan 09, 2014 12:28 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Comparing drum miking techniques
Replies: 6
Views: 2620

So I checked this out. Pretty cool. One note though - I know there is no right or wrong way to do things really when recording and if it sounds good then it is - but I was always under the impression that when you did an XY the capsules were supposed to point away from one another and not toward as...
by eh91311
Thu Jan 09, 2014 3:06 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Colour Modular Analog Saturator
Replies: 3
Views: 1012

The website lists a pre-release assembled version, with the initial three modules for $295.