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by Fletcher
Thu Feb 01, 2007 2:53 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Attitude, Pitch, Timing
Replies: 24
Views: 6648

Yeah... in my world that's "really anal"... one of the advantages to being old and having a day gig is that I get to work with some pretty excellent musicians who can nail shit in a pass or two. I really hate doing compilations so I avoid them as much as humanly possible... the "anal guy" was Ben Or...
by Fletcher
Thu Feb 01, 2007 2:50 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: reamping - is it necessary with a DAW?
Replies: 28
Views: 3751

A pod is absolutely not a replacement for a guitar amp in any manner, shape nor form... if its a demo you don't really care about then cool... but if you're trying to make something sound like there is anything even remotely resembling "depth" or "size" those boxes are a complete, total waste of tim...
by Fletcher
Thu Feb 01, 2007 2:22 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Attitude, Pitch, Timing
Replies: 24
Views: 6648

There are some singers I have found that can sing for more than an hour or two but they are few and far between... I find they usually start to blow out by like the 4th or 5th try [after a couple of 'warm up' passes where I'm pretending to be getting the sound but is really just giving them an oppor...
by Fletcher
Wed Jan 31, 2007 4:11 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Hi-Hats buried in stereo drum mix
Replies: 19
Views: 3576

Try to isolate the H/H from the rest of the kit... this can be done with filtering [EQ], some expansion [not really gating but similar] then roll it off to its own channel and fold it into the blend so it sounds natural... unfortunately its a lot easier to write about it than to complete the task [w...
by Fletcher
Wed Jan 31, 2007 4:01 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Looking for people who still use tape
Replies: 27
Views: 3909

We have a machine [JH-24] and a ready supply of tape... RMGI 911 sounds great and is readily available. We usually track to tape and RADAR simultaneously... whichever sounds better for the song is the one we keep... sometimes its the tape, sometimes its not. People come to our joint for the results....
by Fletcher
Mon Jan 29, 2007 3:21 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: how to record whistling
Replies: 7
Views: 1150

The time I had to record a whistler I did it with an Avenson ST0-2 over the "whistler"s right shoulder with a dummy SM-57 in front of him to keep him in position. I seemed to work rather well [he said while nearly snapping his arm patting himself on the back].
by Fletcher
Wed Jan 17, 2007 10:20 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: EV PL10 for kick?
Replies: 2
Views: 919

Tried it and hated it but you may very well have a different sense of aesthetic than I have... or a different sounding drum... or be going for something entirely different. It only takes a few minutes to set up and listen... and a couple of additional minutes if you feel you should tear it down and ...
by Fletcher
Wed Jan 17, 2007 9:15 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Glyn Johns mic placement for live recording. Good or Bad?
Replies: 14
Views: 3341

I would probably recommend you do the drums to two tracks, bass to one, guitar to one [that's 4] then [assuming the woodwind player will only be playing one instrument at a time] woodwind to one and each of the 3 vocals to their own [that makes 8 total]. When you do the final mix chances are fairly ...
by Fletcher
Wed Jan 17, 2007 4:43 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: spot mic for ride cymbal?
Replies: 9
Views: 1476

There is one drummer I work with that has great touch on the cymbals [not a "basher"... for him I use a Microtech Gefell M-295 about 2 feet over the cymbal aimed away from the snare at the back side of the crown of the cymbal and have had great results. When setting it up I have him play the ride in...
by Fletcher
Wed Jan 17, 2007 4:40 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Do you EQ on the recording chain?
Replies: 22
Views: 3529

What makes you think "Funk Logic" is successful? Derek has 3 companies, each on the fringe of the world... they all earn but I would hardly call any of them successful... YMMV.
by Fletcher
Tue Jan 16, 2007 3:18 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Do you EQ on the recording chain?
Replies: 22
Views: 3529

as talking more about midrange sonic arrangements that "pre-emphasis" for keeping tape noise at bay... and like I mentioned, it was a great exercize to work without equalizers of any kind for a couple of years... really helped me hone my microphone selection and placement chops.

Best of luck with it.
by Fletcher
Tue Jan 16, 2007 3:14 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Glyn Johns mic placement for live recording. Good or Bad?
Replies: 14
Views: 3341

I've done it with great results... and I've done it with mediocre results... the room will play a large role in the outcome [the better the room the better the results from my experience... as always, YMMV].
by Fletcher
Tue Jan 16, 2007 5:26 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Do you EQ on the recording chain?
Replies: 22
Views: 3529

Using microphone selection and placement as your main "tone control" is without a doubt the best course of action... but after you have gotten the sound pretty much where you want it in "solo"... and then combine it with the other sounds that will comprise the song I have often found that there will...
by Fletcher
Thu Jan 11, 2007 1:24 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Bottom snare miking or reamping?
Replies: 9
Views: 1547

I have never found a bottom snare mic to work worth a damn for my sense of aesthetic [I know lots of people use them, but I've never been able to get one to sound anything like a snare drum... they always seem to sound like a "broken snare drum" to me]... but I have had tremendous success mic'ing th...
by Fletcher
Thu Jan 11, 2007 1:20 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Natural slapback
Replies: 4
Views: 896

Give it a go... but I have a feeling you're going to find that there may be too much ambient noise to make it really useful... though cutting a loud guitar in the parking lot might work. I've used reflected sounds off builidings a couple of times but unless it was like a loud guitar or an incredibly...