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by xhavepatiencex
Sun Dec 06, 2009 12:04 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Recording TOTAL STRANGERS!!?! (!)
Replies: 11
Views: 2710

the only "nightmare" scenarios I seem to get are with people I know, but are not close friends. Working with people I have never met generally works out great, they actually respect me!
by xhavepatiencex
Mon May 18, 2009 9:45 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: clients that take forever/don't pay you.
Replies: 14
Views: 2906

thank you everyone so much for the input, I will charge a late fee if I do not hear from him again in a reasonable amount of time. This has also inspired me to contact the one person who I gave mixes away to without being paid in full, to see if he would be interested in working something out as wel...
by xhavepatiencex
Mon May 18, 2009 8:47 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: clients that take forever/don't pay you.
Replies: 14
Views: 2906

My only hold up with charging a late fee, is beforehand we did not discuss the possibility of a late fee being charged. So as me trying to be a fair person, feels that charging a late fee in this case may not be the right thing to do, despite the fact the client is not doing the right thing. This on...
by xhavepatiencex
Mon May 18, 2009 7:48 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: clients that take forever/don't pay you.
Replies: 14
Views: 2906

I still have the final mixes, I was considering the late fee. The problem is the client is a "friend of a friend" and we know a lot of people mutually. Though I am more concerned with getting paid than how much he likes me, as now I have found through many other people he has a history of being flak...
by xhavepatiencex
Mon May 18, 2009 4:48 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: clients that take forever/don't pay you.
Replies: 14
Views: 2906

clients that take forever/don't pay you.

Just recently I am starting to deal with more issues in getting people to pay me. I currently have a client that owes me a rather small sum of money. We finished mixing well over a month ago. I have had very little contact with them since then. I call today, and the band "leader" proceeds to get rat...
by xhavepatiencex
Tue Apr 21, 2009 2:19 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: close sounding dry drums!
Replies: 15
Views: 3476

the floor is cement, I have a drum rug though as it would be impossible to have a kit not slide around. I will try rotating the kit into the corner so both sides of the kit have walls next to them. The treatment in the room is directly above the kit, directly behind the kit to the wall on the right ...
by xhavepatiencex
Tue Apr 21, 2009 11:47 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: close sounding dry drums!
Replies: 15
Views: 3476

What kind of close-mic'ing are you using? For ultimate "tightness" you will want spot mics. I am close micing all the other drums, as well as a room mic about 10 to 12 feet back. I have never done much spot micing of cymbals. I will try the high hat mic suggestions and see if I can get more of what...
by xhavepatiencex
Mon Apr 20, 2009 7:10 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: close sounding dry drums!
Replies: 15
Views: 3476

close sounding dry drums!

I would enjoy some overall points in getting a very dry and close sounding kit. especially with the hats and ride. I normally use modded oktava mk012s into sca c84s in XY. Unlike most people I generally suffer from not enough hats, this generally works great for more hard rock stuff, but I am lookin...
by xhavepatiencex
Wed Apr 01, 2009 11:39 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: putting your money in mixing or mastering?
Replies: 16
Views: 3006

I would say a mix, though that will be more of an investment. There are good reasonably priced mastering options. Check out carl saff, he rules.
by xhavepatiencex
Wed Mar 18, 2009 11:52 pm
Forum: People/Places/Things
Topic: Hello PORTLAND. Help me!
Replies: 22
Views: 3429

yeah, where I live is rather far away from what is considered "north portland" I am really close to the airport, overall portland is a rather safe city, well.. at least compared to a lot of places I have been.
by xhavepatiencex
Wed Mar 18, 2009 9:23 pm
Forum: People/Places/Things
Topic: Hello PORTLAND. Help me!
Replies: 22
Views: 3429

I live in northeast(about 60th and fremont) the neighborhood is super chill, my house is about half the cost of similar houses in the "hip" areas. It is also not super far removed from downtown as its very close to some major streets. Hope that helps.
by xhavepatiencex
Mon Mar 02, 2009 11:46 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Anyone big on using impulses?
Replies: 14
Views: 2804

I use sir too, I am a big fan of the impulses I have gathered from around the web for free. I use them on whatever needs reverb.
by xhavepatiencex
Sat Feb 28, 2009 8:49 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: The next thing: Micro-Deals
Replies: 46
Views: 9082

No local band I've seen has any clue how to run a radio campaign OR book their own shows for profit. that is assuming bands are interested in being on the radio, I am not. I don't like bands on the radio, and I would like to like my own band. So I will pass on that Yes, if a band cant produce some ...
by xhavepatiencex
Fri Feb 20, 2009 5:31 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Reluctant to drop cash on a ?Flashy? LDC
Replies: 72
Views: 9583

honkyjonk wrote:Why try to get fancy?
http://www.expertvillage.com/video/4219 ... o-mics.htm
hahaha hell yeah. I need this guy in my studio.
by xhavepatiencex
Tue Feb 17, 2009 4:35 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Recapping ala Jim Williams
Replies: 18
Views: 5309

I just recapped one channel on a symetrix 525 I had, I put bypass caps on the caps in the signal path, as well as a few other tweaks. I think it sounds alot better than the other channel which is still stock.