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by Recycled_Brains
Mon Nov 02, 2020 9:39 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: How important is it to mic the bottom of a snare?
Replies: 57
Views: 7193

Re: How important is it to mic the bottom of a snare?

Have you thought of adding a snare sample that you can use just for triggering the gate so you don't have to automate your gates so damn much? I do it almost every mix now. Comes in handy for all sorts of whacky side-chain crap actually. Same for bass drum. Damn. That's a fucking brilliant idea! TH...
by Recycled_Brains
Thu Oct 29, 2020 2:03 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Best Mics for Recording Acoustic Guitar?
Replies: 13
Views: 471

Re: Best Mics for Recording Acoustic Guitar?

the instrument itself, and the space its in. Honestly, this is like 100% of it when it comes to acoustic instruments. That's not even to say you need a $3,000 dollar guitar. I've tracked broken $200 Washburns that sound incredible, but a mediocre acoustic guitar will always sound mediocre whether y...
by Recycled_Brains
Thu Oct 29, 2020 8:00 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: How important is it to mic the bottom of a snare?
Replies: 57
Views: 7193

Re: How important is it to mic the bottom of a snare?

I have little patience anymore due to the state of the world and the anxiety that it brings. So i apologize greatly for not checking out everyone's responses, for i'm sure I'd learn a lot and appreciate all of them as well as likely not repeat the same thing that someone else has already said. But ...
by Recycled_Brains
Thu Oct 29, 2020 7:55 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: How important is it to mic the bottom of a snare?
Replies: 57
Views: 7193

Re: How important is it to mic the bottom of a snare?

I tend to use it when trying to nudge tracks only to realize there's not a 1:1 correspondence between the peaks on each track. But it usually turns into trying to figure out if 45 degrees sounds better than 90 than 60 or if any of these settings plus a polarity flip sounds worse than just the flip ...
by Recycled_Brains
Wed Oct 28, 2020 11:44 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Best Mics for Recording Acoustic Guitar?
Replies: 13
Views: 471

Re: Best Mics for Recording Acoustic Guitar?

The engineer has been using these small condenser mics, and I just feel like we could be getting a better quality sound that they are giving us. I have an AT4033 and he has another vocal mic (Sterling something?). Would these give us a better sound, or should we just spring for something a lot more...
by Recycled_Brains
Wed Oct 28, 2020 11:40 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: How important is it to mic the bottom of a snare?
Replies: 57
Views: 7193

Re: How important is it to mic the bottom of a snare?

digitaldrummer wrote:
Wed Oct 28, 2020 10:48 am
if you happen to be a UAD user, the Little Labs IBP plugin works great for this (and don't have to zoom in - just turn the knobs and listen...)
I tried that plugin for lining up bass amp/DI once or twice. Maybe I didn't really get it, but nudging the wave was a lot easier (and free) for me.
by Recycled_Brains
Wed Oct 28, 2020 9:27 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Latest gear you've acquired.....
Replies: 4359
Views: 989062

Re: Latest gear you've acquired.....

Purple LILPEQR EQs (x2)
DBX 160X
DIYRE EQP5
by Recycled_Brains
Wed Oct 28, 2020 8:34 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: How important is it to mic the bottom of a snare?
Replies: 57
Views: 7193

Re: How important is it to mic the bottom of a snare?

Maybe it was just the balance, too much and it gets ugly. Or maybe it just isn't your thing... Though the 57 ugliness is probably totally accentuated by the source. I think it's just not my thing 60-75% of the time. haha. I always keep it very low in the mix. Oh... I almost forgot... line up the bo...
by Recycled_Brains
Mon Oct 26, 2020 8:11 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: How important is it to mic the bottom of a snare?
Replies: 57
Views: 7193

Re: How important is it to mic the bottom of a snare?

what mic? Usually a 57 on bottom. M201 or 441 on top. Maybe it was just the balance, too much and it gets ugly. Or maybe it just isn't your thing... Though the 57 ugliness is probably totally accentuated by the source. I think it's just not my thing 60-75% of the time. haha. I always keep it very l...
by Recycled_Brains
Sun Oct 25, 2020 8:23 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: How important is it to mic the bottom of a snare?
Replies: 57
Views: 7193

Re: How important is it to mic the bottom of a snare?

Where are you placing the mic, and what type of mic. In the past I'd get hash like you're describing, usually with an AT Pro37 because that seemed like what was 'supposed' to be used. I had it right under the snared, close to the center of the head (working around the stand). That sound is why, aft...
by Recycled_Brains
Fri Oct 23, 2020 11:35 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: mastering for cassette
Replies: 13
Views: 497

Re: mastering for cassette

People actually listen to their cassettes? I thought it was just a novelty and people just redeemed the download code. This cracked me up a little. haha. I have a bunch of rad tapes that have been sitting here collecting dust and have bought a few on those bandcamp days they've been having. I just ...
by Recycled_Brains
Fri Oct 23, 2020 9:39 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: How important is it to mic the bottom of a snare?
Replies: 57
Views: 7193

Re: How important is it to mic the bottom of a snare?

Where are you placing the mic, and what type of mic. In the past I'd get hash like you're describing, usually with an AT Pro37 because that seemed like what was 'supposed' to be used. I had it right under the snared, close to the center of the head (working around the stand). That sound is why, aft...
by Recycled_Brains
Thu Oct 22, 2020 10:05 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: How important is it to mic the bottom of a snare?
Replies: 57
Views: 7193

Re: How important is it to mic the bottom of a snare?

It's interesting to hear some of you describe the bottom mic as adding thickness, etc. I always just hear noise, basically. Pure snare rattle with a bunch of mud underneath that sucks, so I HPF the shit out of it. I sort of think of it as a way to alleviate the need to add HF boosts to the top mic ...
by Recycled_Brains
Thu Oct 22, 2020 7:36 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: How important is it to mic the bottom of a snare?
Replies: 57
Views: 7193

Re: How important is it to mic the bottom of a snare?

It's interesting to hear some of you describe the bottom mic as adding thickness, etc. I always just hear noise, basically. Pure snare rattle with a bunch of mud underneath that sucks, so I HPF the shit out of it. I sort of think of it as a way to alleviate the need to add HF boosts to the top mic a...
by Recycled_Brains
Sun Oct 18, 2020 8:37 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Choosing drum overheads for small room
Replies: 20
Views: 854

Re: Choosing drum overheads for small room

I have a session coming up in a small, well-treated room with an arched ceiling. The drums are in a treated corner -- not ideal but there is no place else for the kit. See pic. I can use Shure SM81s (cardioid) or Earthworks TC25s (omnis). I will try both and listen of course, but I have heard that ...