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by cgarges
Wed Nov 08, 2017 10:42 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Quantum 128 Mixing board. Any other Quantum owners?
Replies: 1
Views: 431

Re: Quantum 128 Mixing board. Any other Quantum owners?

The early REM recordings. (original "Radio Free Europe" single and "Chronic Town" EP) were done on a Quantum that Mitch Easter had before getting his Amek. There's a pretty substantial "early REM" thread on here form a few years ago where I got Mitch to give some pretty heavy answers about those rec...
by cgarges
Wed Nov 08, 2017 10:36 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Dynamic EQ Plugins
Replies: 9
Views: 1173

Re: Dynamic EQ Plugins

I have the Brainworx and it's really cool, but it's a little finicky sometimes. I got turned on to the Tokyo Dawn Nova not too long ago and I've been using it A TON in the four-band mode (not always using all four bands). It's got a GREAT display that really helps you zone in on problem stuff quickl...
by cgarges
Mon Jun 27, 2016 4:25 pm
Forum: Listen to Music
Topic: odd-metered jazz (not fusion)
Replies: 10
Views: 3451

Steve Lehman is great! I was gonna suggest some of Dave Holland's stuff and then the clique of folks associated with the first Jay Leno Tonight show band-- Kevin and Robin Eubanks, Smitty Smith, etc. Some of the records those guys were making in the early 90s sound a little dated, but there's some i...
by cgarges
Mon Jun 27, 2016 4:19 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: If u have some $ to play with, who do you hire? (mastering)
Replies: 28
Views: 7607

what about Greg Calbi? When budget is not an issue, that's totally who I would use. He's done three projects with which I've been involved and he's done a stellar job on all three. The guy's got a ridiculous track record of all kinds of styles so to suggest that he's got a sound is fairly ridiculou...
by cgarges
Mon Jun 27, 2016 4:07 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: DAKING and Tape Op Magazine
Replies: 14
Views: 3416

They had a console at one of the TapeOp Conferences in Tucson one year. John B. has one at The Hangar. I just assumed they'd been readily available for the last ten years or so.

Chris Garges
Charlotte, NC
by cgarges
Mon Jun 27, 2016 4:02 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: drum room mic placement and low end phase coherency
Replies: 12
Views: 3903

Are you physically listening to the drummer play in the room and placing your mics based on where you ears are? I do this all the time. I find that often in bigger rooms, the best sound is closer than you might think. In my room at Old House Studio, there are usually a couple of spots away from the ...
by cgarges
Tue May 17, 2016 7:24 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Click on scratch tracks?
Replies: 30
Views: 9073

Believe it or not, it's a ready-made product from a company that makes TONS of different types of kazoos. Here it is in action:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-wpUnIX3PQs

I have a more recent video I need to add, too. I have a few more videos to upload to my channel.

Chris Garges
Charlotte, NC
by cgarges
Tue May 17, 2016 6:23 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Click on scratch tracks?
Replies: 30
Views: 9073

I miss seeing Fisher Price toys and voice-changer megaphones reviewed in the magazine :cry: Haha! Nice memory! Man, that was a while ago. I've been so busy at the relocated studio that I haven't written anything for the main a while. I'm also trying to think of what whacky stuff I've gotten in rece...
by cgarges
Mon May 16, 2016 10:05 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: How are hats being worn this season?
Replies: 8
Views: 2627

AKG 451E with the pad and hi-pass filter. That or an AT 4051. Usually pointed straight down towards the hi hat, opposite the snare drum side, but a little out form the edge, where it's actually pointed at the ground. Still often have to roll off a good bit of the bottom end. Then, check the snare dr...
by cgarges
Mon May 16, 2016 9:59 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Click on scratch tracks?
Replies: 30
Views: 9073

There needs to be a Rants and Rambles forum, where people can get this stuff out of their system, and give the rest of us a laugh. I mean almost everyone has at least one story :mrgreen: That's actually not a bad idea. Or at least a thread in the "People Skills" forum. There is already over a decad...
by cgarges
Mon Mar 28, 2016 7:59 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: When to read vs. do
Replies: 13
Views: 4111

I'm constantly reading stuff. I can't get enough of it, whether I'm working a lot or not.

Chris Garges
Charlotte, NC
by cgarges
Tue Mar 22, 2016 7:46 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Multiband Processing: Not Compression
Replies: 11
Views: 3772

Filter, then phase flip. Listen. Better or worse? Go with "better" 85% of the time.

Chris Garges
Charlotte, NC
by cgarges
Tue Mar 22, 2016 7:36 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: synchronizing beds with a live recording HALP
Replies: 15
Views: 5370

Welcome to the wonderful World of unsynced audio. Indeed! People always tell me that I'm crazy when I say that two unconnected audio recording devices frequently DO NOT lock up when you try to sync them later. I've seen this TIME AND TIME AGAIN when mixing live stuff where they're either trying to ...
by cgarges
Tue Mar 22, 2016 7:27 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: How do you prefer to mic a Leslie?
Replies: 13
Views: 4360

It was amazing! I wish I had room for another 122 at my current place. I bet that would sound completely fantastic in there, too!

Chris Garges
Charlotte. NC
by cgarges
Mon Mar 21, 2016 7:13 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: techniques for the "nashville sound" and other old
Replies: 15
Views: 7429

But, plenty of American studios had Neumann U47s, they are ubiquitous in studio photos from the 50s and 60s, especially used on vocals but for other things as well. It depends on your definition of "plenty." Yeah, the big studios in NY and LA and/or the studios owned by major labels did, but most o...