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by akg414
Tue Apr 28, 2009 8:03 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Having Bass Tone (Mix EQ) Issues - Opinions Needed!
Replies: 13
Views: 2590

He really wants clarity and definition. Any suggestions for this situation - or future recordings (to get a clear defined sound with his particualr bass and EQ settings)?

Also want to say that I appreciate the feedback. (by the way - how's the rest of the mixes sounding?)
by akg414
Tue Apr 28, 2009 7:07 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Having Bass Tone (Mix EQ) Issues - Opinions Needed!
Replies: 13
Views: 2590

The D12 captured almost no high end. And a whole LOT of low end. After the parts were created, he went in and re-EQed his bass by scooping out the mids and increasing the highs (5k - 9k area). I hear clicking sounds that are undesireable to my ear. But this is the sound he's after. Not sure what to ...
by akg414
Tue Apr 28, 2009 1:59 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Having Bass Tone (Mix EQ) Issues - Opinions Needed!
Replies: 13
Views: 2590

Having Bass Tone (Mix EQ) Issues - Opinions Needed!

Guys - We're having some issues with getting bass sounds in our mix. We recorded the bass (Ibanez w/Active pickups) through a Sytek (non-burr-brwn) mic pre, no compression as well as miking the bass cabinet with a AKG D12 (also through a Sytek non-burr-brwn mic pre). After the initial mixes were don...
by akg414
Tue Apr 28, 2009 11:47 am
Forum: Listen to Music
Topic: Mixing Our Album - Clashing On Sounds
Replies: 4
Views: 1709

Mixing Our Album - Clashing On Sounds

We're mixing our album. Due to time constraints, there are 2 of us (in the band) each mixing 1/2 the songs. As would be expected, there is a lot of disagreements on level-balance, instrument tones, etc. Looking for some outside opinions on what you guys (the audio-skilled) think. Give it to me strai...
by akg414
Wed Apr 08, 2009 1:30 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Reverb Return - TOO Quiet
Replies: 10
Views: 2223

Here's a weird twist. I created a new session - brand new.

Mac/PC compat
44.1
24 bit
+6

It worked fine.

Could it be that some of my other sessions were 48k? Could it be that they are +12 ?

Something fishy....
by akg414
Wed Apr 08, 2009 9:47 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Reverb Return - TOO Quiet
Replies: 10
Views: 2223

Are you for sure you're actually hearing reverb? If not did you maybe select analog 1 instead of bus one (or whatever number bus you happen to be using)? Or is the output of the aux incorrect? Yeah, I hear a small amount of reverb and see the level-meters just barely moving. And again, I gotta slam...
by akg414
Wed Apr 08, 2009 9:23 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Reverb Return - TOO Quiet
Replies: 10
Views: 2223

How do you have the wet/dry setup on the effects, both for the plugs and the outboard? You've got your plugin on an insert of your aux track? And, you're sending from your audio track via a send with the send level at unity? If you remove the plugin from the aux insert, does the meter show you gett...
by akg414
Wed Apr 08, 2009 5:30 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Reverb Return - TOO Quiet
Replies: 10
Views: 2223

Reverb Return - TOO Quiet

Having some issues with my reverb returns in Pro Tools. I have an audio track with some audio. I have an aux-return track with a D-verb or Reverb-One plugin loaded. I have a the audio sending to a normal mono-bus. The bus is the input on the aux-return. I hear very little reverb... Even when I slam ...
by akg414
Tue Mar 31, 2009 5:56 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Freq - Specific Compression In Pro Tools?
Replies: 4
Views: 995

bump
by akg414
Mon Mar 30, 2009 7:09 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Freq - Specific Compression In Pro Tools?
Replies: 4
Views: 995

Freq - Specific Compression In Pro Tools?

Using a plugin EQ and a DBX hardware compressor (via sidechain jack) - can Frequency specific compression (and ducking, etc...) can done in Pro Tools?

Any info on this would be great.

Thanks.
by akg414
Tue Mar 10, 2009 9:42 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: overheads with two 414's
Replies: 23
Views: 5808

I use two 414's all the time:

one overhead
one "side" (ala Glyn John's).
421s on my toms
D12 on Kick.
a little Lexicon PCM81 reverb

My drums sound like a million dollars! If I heard them and didn't know where they were recorded, I'd think it was some huge/pro studio.
by akg414
Fri Feb 13, 2009 3:02 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Older CDs - Wow!
Replies: 26
Views: 4796

Re: Big bottom!

Holy shit! Where were all these guys when I needed a bass player? :evil:
by akg414
Wed Feb 11, 2009 9:01 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Older CDs - Wow!
Replies: 26
Views: 4796

ubertar wrote:I still have hardly any cds. Most of the ones I have are mix cds from friends, or they're unsigned bands I knew. Most of what I listen to is on vinyl. I have lots of cassettes too, mostly recorded off of vinyl. I doubt I even have five big-label cds. So much for the loudness wars!
Nice ;-)
by akg414
Wed Feb 11, 2009 6:25 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Older CDs - Wow!
Replies: 26
Views: 4796

Older CDs - Wow!

Being that it's getting warmer here on the East Coast, I decided to pull out some "spring/summer" CD's (those that have memories for me) - to help along the spring-fever. I was listening to British Steel (Judas Priest), Skynyrd's Greatest Hits, and the $5.98 EP from Metallica. What a JOY it was to h...
by akg414
Fri Jan 09, 2009 2:44 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Recorderman phase?
Replies: 39
Views: 6287

So the string distance should be the same as the two-sticks. I'm guessing that the string just helps by eliminating the need to bend down. I'll have to try this method. One other question - does the distance NEED to be only two-sticks? Of could you make the distance larger? (for bigger drummers, or ...