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by JWL
Sun Apr 17, 2016 10:48 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Do you ride drums in a mix?
Replies: 20
Views: 8569

Yeah. Usually I'll get a solid, rough, static mix with perhaps more compression than I'll use on the final mix. Then I'll add automation to restore some dynamics, and often back off on the compressors some.

Depends on the mix though....
by JWL
Sat Apr 16, 2016 1:49 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Do you ride drums in a mix?
Replies: 20
Views: 8569

I often use my Faderport, which has just one fader, to write automation curves, especially on critical tracks. I usually go back and edit the curves, though. For my mixes, just about everything is subject to riding. Particularly if it has compression on it, that obviously reduces dynamic range so I ...
by JWL
Fri Apr 15, 2016 10:37 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Dead air space and fire/building codes
Replies: 9
Views: 3025

If you want to learn these techniques in detail, I suggest Rod Gervais' studio building book. He shows them in detail.

Of course code varies from place to place, so you may wish to consult your plan with someone familiar with the local code.
by JWL
Thu Apr 07, 2016 10:48 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Renew Avid Upgrade plan?
Replies: 17
Views: 4174

Crap like this is the biggest reason I will never understand why Pro Tools remains so dominant in Pro Audio.
by JWL
Sun Apr 03, 2016 10:48 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: DIY Monitors??
Replies: 11
Views: 3467

by JWL
Fri Apr 01, 2016 9:41 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: DIY Monitors??
Replies: 11
Views: 3467

Here's a cool design from another forum in 2003..... Thomas Barefoot's (who went on to start the Barefoot monitor company) Killatones:

http://www.johnlsayers.com/phpBB2/viewt ... f=12&t=297
by JWL
Tue Mar 15, 2016 9:18 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: allen and heath mixwizard knobs
Replies: 5
Views: 1719

I assume you tried contacting A&H, their parts department?
by JWL
Tue Mar 15, 2016 9:16 pm
Forum: Listen to Music
Topic: Canterbury scene and other 70s progressive rock
Replies: 8
Views: 2087

This is really cool, it has an entire section on the Canterbury scene:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rt6uWZp ... W1vqNYosLN
by JWL
Tue Mar 15, 2016 9:05 pm
Forum: Listen to Music
Topic: Canterbury scene and other 70s progressive rock
Replies: 8
Views: 2087

+1 on pretty much all the bands listed in this thread so far. :-)
by JWL
Wed Mar 02, 2016 11:19 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Help selecting an interface and DAW
Replies: 10
Views: 3023

Yeah, Studio One 3.2 has come out since I wrote the above, and I love it even more than 3.1. Editing features are outstanding, and the new console emulation looks like killer technology, with more emulations coming (from Slate et al).
by JWL
Fri Feb 19, 2016 8:46 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Miking DRUMS! Where to put the EIGHTH MIC?????
Replies: 31
Views: 8697

Of course, do what you need to do to serve the song. Many styles need that many mics and sometimes many more. I remember reading that they used like 30 mics to record Neil Peart's drums on a Rush album. But then he's Neil Freakin Peart. But also, many of my favorite drum recordings use only a few mi...
by JWL
Mon Feb 15, 2016 10:52 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Help selecting an interface and DAW
Replies: 10
Views: 3023

Studio One absolutely rocks my world. I love it. The full version comes bundled with Melodyne. And I never really got into rhythm or time "correction" before, but I have started to explore that space with S1 and the tools it comes with work great and, more importantly, leave no/minimal audible artif...
by JWL
Fri Feb 12, 2016 8:56 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Miking DRUMS! Where to put the EIGHTH MIC?????
Replies: 31
Views: 8697

floid wrote:once I started thinking in terms of kit rather than drums, something clicked.
Bingo. I am not even a shitty drummer, but this was definitely true for me as an engineer.
by JWL
Fri Feb 12, 2016 9:54 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Smiths Marr "I Know it's Over" acoustic guitar rec
Replies: 5
Views: 2480

I don't hear anything unusual or special. Sounds like there was judicious use of a high pass filter to make plenty of space underneath for other stuff. I think it's mostly about the arrangement & the performance. The acoustic doesn't sound particularly hi fi to me; it could have been recorded with j...