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by cgarges
Mon Mar 21, 2016 7:02 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: How do you prefer to mic a Leslie?
Replies: 13
Views: 4358

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: 872

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: 2412

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: 650

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: 3585

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: 7427

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: 7427

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: 2368

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: 5739

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...
by cgarges
Sun Jan 03, 2016 9:57 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: JHS COLOR BOX HONEST OPINIONS
Replies: 11
Views: 2368

A friend of mine has one and it sounds good, but I went to check out their website and there's a lot of extremely misleading information on the site about that box. They basically imply that all these hit records feature guitar sounds recorded direct through a Neve console and then list all these sp...
by cgarges
Sun Jan 03, 2016 9:51 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Recording Bass
Replies: 18
Views: 8505

My life changes when I go the AwTAC Channel Compressors. There are a lot of compressors I like on bass (dbx 160/161 VU, Federal, 1176, etc.), but the AwTAC makes recording bass so incredibly easy.

Chris Garges
Charlotte, NC
by cgarges
Tue Nov 24, 2015 8:07 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Attenuating other drums from kick drum mic
Replies: 58
Views: 14485

MoreSpaceEcho wrote:
spliff bunker
who wants to form this dub band with me?
My thoughts EXACTLY!

CG
by cgarges
Mon Nov 23, 2015 4:02 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Attenuating other drums from kick drum mic
Replies: 58
Views: 14485

BUT some hardware gates (like the more involved dbx ones) do have "look ahead" feature, which is basically a delay between the key input signal and the audio path. The bummer about this is that on drums, for instance, a delay in the audio path will mess with the phase of the toms. Just something to ...
by cgarges
Mon Nov 23, 2015 1:56 pm
Forum: Buy/Sell/Trade
Topic: Antelope Audio Orion 32
Replies: 3
Views: 935

Daniel is about the most reliable and straight-up guy I know. I'll vouch for him 110%!

And he really is just making a slight upgrade to his setup. He really does love this converter and the thing sounds REALLY good! I'm sure he'll make you a very good deal on this.

Chris Garges
Charlotte, NC
by cgarges
Mon Nov 23, 2015 1:52 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Even as a home-recordist, I couldn't afford to do this
Replies: 17
Views: 4772

My hourly book rate is $55. I'd suggest a live to 2-track project. Two hours to set up, two hours to bang through the tunes. I record the multi-track as well. They bring a hard drive and give me $220, and they've got a competently-recorded EP of them playing it down for less than $250. I'll even giv...