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by Fletcher
Fri Jun 08, 2007 8:50 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Studio Tips
Replies: 21
Views: 5760

The biggest thing would to fight the temptation to do to much or try to much stuff that is outside of your regular comfort zone. Treat the session like any other gig and you should do fine.

Peace.
by Fletcher
Mon Jun 04, 2007 5:19 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: using gear's color to your advantage
Replies: 6
Views: 1510

Here's a thought... there are no rules!!! As you progress with the craft you will learn how to use the tools to best compliment your sense of aestetic and your perception of the client's sense of aesthetic to create a presentation that supports the musical statement of the artist while pleasing your...
by Fletcher
Mon Jun 04, 2007 5:14 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: inserts to/from balanced gear
Replies: 8
Views: 1693

John no, wiring is really confusing and veteran engineers get it wrong all the time. Then I dare say they aren't "veterans". It ain't rocket surgery... from the XLR make an adapter cable. Pin 2 of the male XLR will be wired to the "send" of the 1/4" TRS that plugs into the Mackie. Pin 2 of the Fema...
by Fletcher
Mon Jun 04, 2007 5:09 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Loud Guitars + Compression
Replies: 16
Views: 3415

The sound from a "loud" amp will already be pretty compressed due to the nature of the tubes and the natural compression that occurs within those tubes. One thing you can do with compressionon loud guitars like that is fuck with the envelop of the sound a bit... a slow attack will get the front of t...
by Fletcher
Mon Jun 04, 2007 5:04 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: what format?
Replies: 7
Views: 1353

If I know the mastering engineer will be converting my audio to analog to process the product in the analog domain I generally deliver the product to mastering as a 96k/24bit file and let them do the 44.1/16 bit conversion... let's not forget that it's only going to be a matter of a couple more year...
by Fletcher
Mon Jun 04, 2007 4:59 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: "Splitting the difference" during recording/mixing
Replies: 8
Views: 1969

There are times when I'm using things like the Crane Song LTD "HEDD-192" where I'll find the processor settings I like and then back them off by a number because I know that when I'm in the process of setting up the sound I've added too much of the processing and will hate it when I have a day or tw...
by Fletcher
Thu May 31, 2007 3:34 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Phantom power on "regular" mics?
Replies: 6
Views: 1611

phantom power can harm ribbon mics... No, no, no, no, no!!! That is an old wives tale that was applicable on occasion in the 60's but not any more. If the phantom is wired correctly in the studio [and if it's not, it'll fuck up every other mic including condensers] then there will not be a problem....
by Fletcher
Fri May 11, 2007 12:04 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: former "drum ideas?". now: mix opinion?
Replies: 60
Views: 12339

If you can find something that's like 10' x 20' I think that would be ideal... just move the furniture, throw down the carpet [if you can put carpet padding underneath it even better!!] and put the furniture back. If you move all the furniture out of a room like that you'll be able to clock the RT-6...
by Fletcher
Fri May 11, 2007 12:01 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: using soley tape compression for mastering - feasable?
Replies: 14
Views: 2338

Tape compression as an individual track effect is one thing... but pushing tape hard enough to compress a whole mix is a very slippery slope. Remember that the makers of tape don't make the product to act as a compressor... yeah, there is a degree off natural compression that occurs but to push the ...
by Fletcher
Fri May 11, 2007 11:54 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Acoustic treatment aesthetics question
Replies: 10
Views: 2547

Burlap will often work better than canvas... and watercolors are dyes are DEFINITELY perferable to paint.

Best of luck with it!!
by Fletcher
Fri May 11, 2007 11:53 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Should I buy used Tape or not?
Replies: 12
Views: 2727

You should make sure that the tape you're buying used was stored in a "cool dry place". If tape is exposed to heat it breaks down the binder between the oxide and the backing... same thing with tape around 10+ years old... the binder will break down and the oxide will fall off. You can reset the bin...
by Fletcher
Fri May 11, 2007 11:41 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: former "drum ideas?". now: mix opinion?
Replies: 60
Views: 12339

CARPET!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! You'll get much better control of the sounds with a good sized carpet [not just a "drum rug" but a good sized carpet] cutting down your reflections off the floor from like 1kHz up... you'll have fewer phase/short time reflection problems. Looks like it could be a damn fun time...
by Fletcher
Mon Apr 23, 2007 5:06 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Tips to get rid of drum pedal squeek
Replies: 6
Views: 1386

"3 in 1" light machine oil is what we've found to be the best for this application... as always, YMMV.
by Fletcher
Mon Apr 23, 2007 5:04 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: reamping
Replies: 5
Views: 1237

Running DI boxes backwards works in theory but I've never had very good luck with it in comparison to using the boxes that are built for the "re-amp" purpose. FWIW, we shot out a bunch of them [Radial, Re-Amp?, and the Littlelabs] and decided we liked the tone of the Littlelabs stuff the best. Norma...
by Fletcher
Fri Mar 16, 2007 11:26 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: old habits
Replies: 1
Views: 748

The greater number of mic'ing techniques in your repetoire the more balanced an engineer you will be [pun intended].