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by Studiodawg
Wed Apr 15, 2015 8:47 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Using EQ while recording acoustic guitar???
Replies: 22
Views: 4476

Face your microphone into a corner in the room and play toward that corner.
by Studiodawg
Mon Apr 13, 2015 12:04 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Using EQ while recording acoustic guitar???
Replies: 22
Views: 4476

Sounds like proximity effect/room sound...have you tried an omnidirectional microphone yet? Can you play and have someone slowly move a directional mic away from the guitar (wear headphones to discern what effect this has on the "heft" of your sound)? What are the dimensions of the room height/width...
by Studiodawg
Mon Apr 13, 2015 9:27 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: PC Options
Replies: 23
Views: 3546

I always check out the Megaboard and occasionally do a search...I'm also a recordist that feels any newer computer can work for production.
by Studiodawg
Tue Apr 07, 2015 12:23 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: PC Options
Replies: 23
Views: 3546

Scott and company build pro stuff...http://www.adkproaudio.com/
by Studiodawg
Tue Mar 24, 2015 10:13 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: SM-57 Vocal Neurosis
Replies: 24
Views: 6937

I've been putting two mics up on vocals lately (one dynamic and the other condenser). I use an Shure SM7B and Shure KSM42. We have a Shure Beta58 and KSM32 on another person. I'd stick with the 57 and try to find another complimentary mic by swapping out the 2nd mic until you find "it"...
by Studiodawg
Wed Mar 18, 2015 8:51 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: acoustics question/not sure how to word it...
Replies: 6
Views: 1259

Oddly, the gobos didn't help at all, nor did a 5-panel Clearsonic "drum wall", so I began thinking that the ceiling was the culprit. We found that a CAD 100 on the mando helped some and the SM7B I'm using on vocals seems to do well. I also think that the drums are reflecting off the acoustic guitar ...
by Studiodawg
Tue Mar 17, 2015 12:40 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: acoustics question/not sure how to word it...
Replies: 6
Views: 1259

acoustics question/not sure how to word it...

I've been recording acoustic guitars & mando with drums live (bass DI'd) upstairs in my barn (studio). The drums are at one end of the room while I have the cardioid mics trying to null the drums, at least somewhat on the guitars and mando...because of the curvature of the barn roof (and lack of tre...
by Studiodawg
Mon Mar 16, 2015 10:34 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Mastering Rant:I could care less bout your Lavery converters
Replies: 44
Views: 12498

It's hard to get excited about something as esoteric as 192kHz sampling rates when it might just be that the talent and the song have the biggest impact on the listener's perception...the song rules and the equipment serves the song...at least that's the way I learned.
by Studiodawg
Mon Mar 16, 2015 8:04 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Where did all the smart, funny & nice people go?
Replies: 98
Views: 21972

I visit often. I "unfriended" myself on Facebook and deactivated the account. I appreciate the vibe and general tone of this Forum over most, if not all. Thanks for posting this thread Michael...you may be the Message Board Messiah...
by Studiodawg
Mon Nov 24, 2014 7:08 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Fixing my broken CAD M179's
Replies: 14
Views: 2546

CAD says: " Service and Repair SHIPPING: Download the CAD Audio Repair Request Form and fill it out completely (form can be filled out on your computer by opening the pdf), print, and put the completed form inside the box with the repair when it is shipped. No return authorization number is required...
by Studiodawg
Mon Sep 29, 2014 6:59 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: PC OS's, multiple pooters, legacy DAW's, tite-arsedness
Replies: 12
Views: 2567

Regardless of what we use, if as Brett Siler says, "It's a solid machine. I get work done, it sounds great, nobody has any complaints; myself included," then that's all that really matters. Not being part of the audio equipment industrial complex can be liberating.
by Studiodawg
Tue May 06, 2014 11:57 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Opinions on two-story studios
Replies: 5
Views: 2057

I have a two-story studio. I track downstairs in "the pit" and mix/edit/master & broadcast/transmit an FCC licensed low power FM radio station upstairs.
by Studiodawg
Tue Oct 08, 2013 8:15 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Fostex E16 won't rewind, fforward, locate
Replies: 2
Views: 710

I had the same thing happen and it turned out to be sticky tape gunking up the whole transport path...look and see if your tape path is dirty with "ferro-goo".
by Studiodawg
Tue Oct 01, 2013 9:07 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Re playback systems
Replies: 48
Views: 10093

I have noticed that the smaller the playback system, the more compression I use when listening/mixing at low volume. I have noticed that the larger the playback system, the more headroom I like to keep intact when mixing. I just mixed/"mastered" some tunes on my MacBook Pro at the lowest volume sett...
by Studiodawg
Thu May 30, 2013 8:12 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Harrison Mixbus on sale - $39
Replies: 7
Views: 2863

I have been using it off & on for over a year and keep my version up-to-date. At $39, it is an awesome offer. I may get the Windows license to compliment my Mac version. It is very enjoyable using the mixer graphic user interface.