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by JWL
Wed Feb 10, 2016 2:21 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Miking DRUMS! Where to put the EIGHTH MIC?????
Replies: 31
Views: 8697

I would put the 8th mic back in the case with the 5th, 6th, and 7th mics. :wink: :twisted:

Seriously though? Room mic fer sure.
by JWL
Fri Feb 05, 2016 10:58 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Time to build a control room
Replies: 7
Views: 1781

Sure, taller is better, all else being equal. If you have space for a 12' ceiling, then build a 12' ceiling, don't pitch it to be shorter in parts of the room.
by JWL
Fri Feb 05, 2016 12:37 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Time to build a control room
Replies: 7
Views: 1781

I personally would not spend more money to pitch the ceiling. I would just make it flat, and put that extra budget into treating the room properly. Of course, a well-engineered pitched ceiling can be part of the treatment, in the sense of aiming high frequency reflections and creating another corner...
by JWL
Thu Feb 04, 2016 9:58 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Time to build a control room
Replies: 7
Views: 1781

I agree with Nick, I'm partial to one-room studios these days (unless I regularly track, say, metal drummers or something that would destroy my ears being in the same room with them). But apart from that, I like your plan. The dimensions are reasonable. BUT I would make the room longer than it is wi...
by JWL
Tue Feb 02, 2016 10:32 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Affordable Rackable Audio I/O for newer Retina MacbookPro?
Replies: 13
Views: 3661

I look forward to your results. By all accounts the Clarett is an upgrade in sound over the (already excellent imho) Scarlet range. Will be nice to see....
by JWL
Sun Jan 31, 2016 9:19 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: help with sm58, placement, getting more bottom end
Replies: 17
Views: 6596

You can also try arranging yourself in a part of the room that has more bass, such as corners. For instance, try facing into a corner, and putting the mic up in the trihedral corner (where the 2 walls meet the ceiling). This will likely yield an extreme sound, almost special effect sound, but will g...
by JWL
Fri Jan 29, 2016 8:30 pm
Forum: Listen to Music
Topic: Mix with me
Replies: 27
Views: 5764

I definitely load stuff up on my master bus. Often I use a Focusrite red compressor, some saturation, possibly a touch of gentle EQ, and a limiter (most often the stock Studio One limiter which I love). A big part of my mixing strategy is how I hit the master bus chain at various times & frequencies...
by JWL
Fri Jan 29, 2016 8:30 pm
Forum: Listen to Music
Topic: Mix with me
Replies: 27
Views: 5764

grrrr double post
by JWL
Mon Jan 25, 2016 2:26 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: What Happened?
Replies: 17
Views: 5192

If it were me I would try the older driver (ie, the most recent one on the website). Can't hurt, right?

Maybe set up a restore point first if you are paranoid and want to get back to your inadvertently bitcrushy recordings.... ;-)
by JWL
Sun Jan 24, 2016 9:11 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: What Happened?
Replies: 17
Views: 5192

Yeah could be XP. That's what I was running on that machine BITD.....
by JWL
Sat Jan 23, 2016 10:14 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: What Happened?
Replies: 17
Views: 5192

I upgraded the interface (to a USB interface I could also use on my laptop) and that problem hasn't happened since.

Could be coincidence.... lots of things changed besides the interface. Not the least of which is that I almost never track into that same computer anymore.
by JWL
Sat Jan 23, 2016 6:58 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: What Happened?
Replies: 17
Views: 5192

I used to use Delta 1010LTs, and that would happen periodically. Of course that was a few versions of Windows ago, and back when I was using Sonar, so who knows what it is.

I used to reboot and that would fix it, but yeah you don't relaly know it's happening until you listen back. Sucked.
by JWL
Wed Jan 20, 2016 1:43 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Speaker placement & acoustic treatment in a loft
Replies: 5
Views: 1834

Ah, for some reason the pic isn't showing up in the post but when I click on it I can see it in a new tab. I like Nick's idea of traps on stands around your setup, wherever you go with it. If that was my room I would consider facing the left wall, in the bedroom area, so that the setup is centered b...
by JWL
Tue Jan 19, 2016 5:57 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Speaker placement & acoustic treatment in a loft
Replies: 5
Views: 1834

Sketch didn't show up. How thick are your panels? If they are at least 4" thick then you can use them as corner bass traps. If they are less than that you can use them at reflection points on the side walls and ceiling. For basics on room setup, see: http://realtraps.com/art_room-setup.htm For basic...
by JWL
Sun Jan 17, 2016 2:02 pm
Forum: Listen to Music
Topic: Mix with me
Replies: 27
Views: 5764

Also, part of my experiment was to use mostly stock plugins (I have been loving Studio One for a few years now). I think I used a Focusrite Red compressor on the master bus.... maybe other stuff but mostly stock.