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by Fletcher
Fri Mar 16, 2007 11:24 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: EXERCISING AUDIO TAPE
Replies: 18
Views: 2815

The point of "excercizing" tape is that sometimes some of the oxide particles fall off the backing during the manufacturing/shipping process [I'm not talking about "shedding"!!... that is a whole 'nother story]... the theory behind "excercizing" the tape is to get rid of any loose particles before t...
by Fletcher
Tue Mar 13, 2007 8:50 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Not enough snare in OH
Replies: 20
Views: 3534

You could try doing some parallel compression to the overheads on the stuff you've already tracked... it can get a bit tricky but if you tuck it into the regular balance you can often get away with it.

Best of luck.
by Fletcher
Mon Feb 26, 2007 5:31 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Late night(you know) inspirations
Replies: 7
Views: 1461

Absolutely!!
by Fletcher
Wed Feb 21, 2007 11:15 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Has anyone ever been sued?
Replies: 25
Views: 3701

I got sued once by a studio owner who told me I couldn't work in his studio anymore [I had done a July 4th weekend/3 day booking without an assistant from the studio and there were beer cans and pizza boxes all over the place... we blew up an Auratone and an NS-10 and the studio owner wanted me to A...
by Fletcher
Wed Feb 21, 2007 11:02 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Slapback echo/delay, help!
Replies: 6
Views: 1130

A frequency response of like 500Hz-4kHz will help... then time the delay to either an 8th or 16th note and that should get you damn near exactly where you want to be.

Best of luck with it.

Peace.
by Fletcher
Wed Feb 21, 2007 11:00 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: vocal performance analog vs. digital.
Replies: 1
Views: 720

Sounds to me like the singer is having problems monitoring what they're recording hence the vocals are out of tune... figure out a way to get them a monitor send that is before the A/D conversion and they should be able to sing in better tuning for you.

Best of luck with it.
by Fletcher
Mon Feb 19, 2007 5:34 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Has anyone ever been sued?
Replies: 25
Views: 3701

They weren't arguing the "performance value" of the video tape... they were arguing shit like lighting and camera angles [and possibly shit of value being missing and or the camera shaking... I don't watch Judge Judy but I can imagine what happened]. If you're a noob and you're running a $15-/hr. sh...
by Fletcher
Mon Feb 19, 2007 5:29 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Using charts in the studio
Replies: 12
Views: 2714

Its a common practice... you figure out what you're going to do in pre-production then make big "posters" that hang on the wall so you don't forget any parts you want to record... as has been previously mentioned, they're not "charts" per se but more like a "to do" list.
by Fletcher
Mon Feb 19, 2007 5:25 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: recording drums for your songs online who does it?
Replies: 5
Views: 1628

Depends on the song... but I'm sure we could pull it off... the bitch will be getting a great drummer for $100- song... most of the excellent [un signed] drummers I know that are top flight want at least $200 a song.
by Fletcher
Fri Feb 16, 2007 8:52 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: how long should each bar be for a song around 3 minutes
Replies: 48
Views: 6321

Re: how long should each bar be for a song around 3 minutes

ok so i've been doing arrangments lately. and i need some help. i need to figure out how long should the main part be and then the chorus for it to be around 3 minutes. i'm not that guy who says the song should be as long as it wants or should be. i'm not that guy he needs a 20 minuts epic long "Ye...
by Fletcher
Tue Feb 06, 2007 12:39 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: need mix inspiration for a horn track!
Replies: 15
Views: 1818

The live version of Mercenary Territory by Little Feat... not a female singer... but a hell of a nice balance between horns and the band [in my opinon... YMMV]
by Fletcher
Mon Feb 05, 2007 2:27 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Splitting my guitar - 1 side is late.. help
Replies: 14
Views: 1429

What kind of converter is it? I know there were some, like the Metric Halo, where there was actually a delay between the two sides.

No shit!
by Fletcher
Sun Feb 04, 2007 5:52 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: How many of us took a Pay Cut to become full time engineers?
Replies: 31
Views: 5039

I've never worked outside of the music industry... but I took a HUGE pay cut when I went from being a touring FOH engineer to being a studio assistant... now, at 46, I'm making a little bit more than I did when I was 25... but I have a beautiful wife [19 years married], two great kids [13 & 15], and...
by Fletcher
Fri Feb 02, 2007 4:30 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Attitude, Pitch, Timing
Replies: 24
Views: 6649

He's dead now, ya know.... Yeah, I know... dickhead. He was a very good friend of mine. I saw him at one of his last shows around Atlanta before he passed... he looked like 1/2 a ghost but still gave it his all when he was performing [which was pretty much all he liked to do, so he did it right up ...
by Fletcher
Fri Feb 02, 2007 4:25 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Tuning drums to notes
Replies: 48
Views: 7313

When I care enough to do my very best... I have the bass player play the I of the song... I tune the kik to that... then the IV, and the snare gets the IV... sometimes the V depending on the song [we could go through 7 or so snare drums to find the best sounding drum that tunes to the note in questi...