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by cgarges
Mon May 16, 2016 9:59 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Click on scratch tracks?
Replies: 30
Views: 9311

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: 4254

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: 3918

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: 5479

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: 4499

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: 7562

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...
by cgarges
Mon Mar 21, 2016 7:02 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: How do you prefer to mic a Leslie?
Replies: 13
Views: 4499

It depends on the production and the role the Leslie (organ or guitar, sometime even voice) has in the song. Good Lord, this! I've been recording Leslies for over 20 years now and my technique changes all the time, about 90% based on the role of the organ (or other source from the Leslie) has in th...
by cgarges
Fri Jan 29, 2016 8:34 am
Forum: Buy/Sell/Trade
Topic: Federal AM-864/U Tube Limiter *SOLD*
Replies: 4
Views: 921

I was trying to remember who that other one went to! I finally moved one of my other ones into the rack at the studio (so I now have two on the control room and one additional that can "float" for traveling sessions). I still love these things and they get used all the time. Nothing makes a vocal, b...
by cgarges
Fri Jan 29, 2016 8:29 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: recording live bands/drummer who sings
Replies: 13
Views: 2557

I was going to recommend the M88, as well. I've recorded a handful of "live" sessions with drummers singing and that mic seems to be the right choice for a combination of good vocal sound, good extra drum kit sound, and enough isolation to make level adjustments work in a reasonable way. I've also u...
by cgarges
Fri Jan 29, 2016 8:25 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Cables: Mogami/Neutrix?
Replies: 2
Views: 691

The Amphenol connectors are a really great, kind of well-kept secret. I did a ton of TRS in the new Old House Studio location with Amphenol right angle TRS connectors after giving them a shot and they've been a great solution. I ordered some XLR connectors, but wound up getting these weird ones that...
by cgarges
Fri Jan 29, 2016 8:19 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Recording accordion next to a blasting clarinet
Replies: 12
Views: 3696

I'd start by putting them as close together as possible. You'll get fewer problems with the leakage, in terms of if sounding funny, and less uncontrollable "ambience" than you might if the players were farther apart.

Chris Garges
Charlotte, NC
by cgarges
Tue Jan 05, 2016 8:02 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: techniques for the "nashville sound" and other old
Replies: 15
Views: 7562

Also, The Shaggs record had the world's awesomest bass drum sound.

Chris Garges
Charlotte, NC
by cgarges
Tue Jan 05, 2016 7:58 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: techniques for the "nashville sound" and other old
Replies: 15
Views: 7562

I've had the best results doing these types of recordings by trying as best as possible to use similar equipment and techniques, including instruments, amps, and playing in general. None of that stuff is played very loudly, seemingly ever, and that makes a huge difference. A lot of the classic studi...
by cgarges
Sun Jan 03, 2016 3:43 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: JHS COLOR BOX HONEST OPINIONS
Replies: 11
Views: 2484

Yeah, it's really kind of jive.

Chris Garges
Charlotte, NC
by cgarges
Sun Jan 03, 2016 9:58 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Stereo Microphones
Replies: 25
Views: 5964

Re: Stereo Microphones

AT4050ST: I like AT mics, and I'm sure the noise floor is ideal... But no Blumlein capability. Otherwise, this would be a no-brainer. I'm gonna bump this comment only in the hopes that someone at AT will hear this constant complain about these mics. I would have bought one the day it came out. Chri...