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by cgarges
Sun Jan 03, 2016 9:57 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: JHS COLOR BOX HONEST OPINIONS
Replies: 11
Views: 2482

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: 8668

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: 14792

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: 14792

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: 979

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: 4914

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...
by cgarges
Mon Nov 23, 2015 1:48 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: The Neotek Elite arrived yesterday.
Replies: 10
Views: 2423

Cool! Are you just working out of your house now, Rob? It's nice to see an Elite here in town. I dig those consoles. The hi-pass filters are really, really superb on those. I've made a couple of records on those consoles.

Chris Garges
Charlotte, NC
by cgarges
Mon Nov 23, 2015 1:39 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Attenuating other drums from kick drum mic
Replies: 58
Views: 14792

I'm not a member of the Buddy Rich Big Band or the "House Of David Fucking Baseball Team," but here are my two cents: I've never gotten much of any kind of isolation from what people call a "front of kick" mic (a foot or several out from the drum). If I have some version of a mic inside and a mic ou...
by cgarges
Tue Oct 27, 2015 7:24 pm
Forum: People/Places/Things
Topic: We Want Your Gig Stories!!!!
Replies: 13
Views: 2544

Brilliant! I've been talking about doing something like this for a long time. I have A BUNCH of people to send your way.

Chris Garges
Charlotte, NC
by cgarges
Tue Oct 13, 2015 7:32 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Mix Objectivity / revisions
Replies: 35
Views: 6733

Yeah, that one cracked me up. Basically, they got put on right before C&C Music Factory at a festival, which is super-weird, but a good one to claim. Haha!

Chris Garges
Charlotte, NC
by cgarges
Mon Oct 12, 2015 9:28 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Mix Objectivity / revisions
Replies: 35
Views: 6733

Anyway, sounds great. Thanks, Gregg! Yeah, they were definitely contemporaries of all those bands to an extent. In fact, they probably played shows with some of them. I know they did some tour dates with bands like The Pernice Brothers, Kim Richey, Soul Asylum, Screaming Trees, Steve Earle (heroin ...
by cgarges
Mon Oct 12, 2015 8:57 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Mix Objectivity / revisions
Replies: 35
Views: 6733

Wow, they've [Hardsoul Poets] really grown, haven't they? 8) 8) 8) 8) I think this new record is a really great version of a reunion album. There are elements from all eras of the band represented, lots of familiar themes and sounds, and a definite element of growth, in terms of writing, performing...
by cgarges
Mon Oct 12, 2015 8:46 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: The Best Multi-track Cassette Tape Recorder?
Replies: 16
Views: 3553

I always liked the Yamaha ones. They had a ton of useful features and seemed more "pro" then the Tascam ones. I had MUCH MORE experience with the Tascam Porta-Ones, but working with the Yamahas seemed like a dream come true after that.

Chris Garges
Charlotte, NC
by cgarges
Mon Oct 12, 2015 8:40 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: fads
Replies: 57
Views: 9075

Ted Fletcher designed Joemeek budget channel strips (VC3, VC3Q, VC6, VC6Q) Groove Tubes Brick mic pre and Ditto DI Bellari Tube Channel strip Alesis NanoComp, NanoVerb, Midiverb II ART Levelar, Dual Levelar All of these were variations on the only affordable stuff out there. Like, when Neumann came...
by cgarges
Mon Oct 12, 2015 8:20 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Mix Objectivity / revisions
Replies: 35
Views: 6733

In terms of relevance to the original topic (sorry for the diversion), I don't think there's anything on here that went past Mix3. (Well, one song was labeled "Mix4" because of a failed experiment we were trying with a certain effect across the whole mix at the end.) Three of the four key songwriter...