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by Scodiddly
Wed May 19, 2021 6:29 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Mentoring and Giving Mix Feedback
Replies: 24
Views: 1601

Re: Mentoring and Giving Mix Feedback

Somewhat on topic, who else has read Mixerman's "Musicians Survival Guide to a Killer Record"?

Really great content for somebody who isn't an engineer, and includes a lot on arrangement and performance as well as recording.
by Scodiddly
Tue May 18, 2021 6:47 pm
Forum: People/Places/Things
Topic: Too old?
Replies: 10
Views: 788

Re: Too old?

OK, I think The Who would be too old to put on a decent show, but Pearl Jam? Those guys are only just starting to get mailings from the AARP.
by Scodiddly
Sun May 16, 2021 4:57 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Anybody wishing they had a project.
Replies: 10
Views: 758

Re: Anybody wishing they had a project.

Could have gotten one for the price of shipping from cousins in California, but didn't have the room either.

Hmm... wonder if it's still in their living room.
by Scodiddly
Fri May 14, 2021 12:41 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Mentoring and Giving Mix Feedback
Replies: 24
Views: 1601

Re: Mentoring and Giving Mix Feedback

Yeah, I thinking more of artists live streaming shows from home. They almost all sound terrible. If it's something that continues I could see it maybe being another quick revenue stream. Kind of like when I discovered live recording stand up comedy. On the other hand I've seen at least one where it...
by Scodiddly
Thu May 13, 2021 8:05 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Mentoring and Giving Mix Feedback
Replies: 24
Views: 1601

Re: Mentoring and Giving Mix Feedback

Live streaming feels like the great lost opportunity of this last year. As an engineer I listen to people's terrible sounding streamed shows and see a whole new avenue of jobs I could be doing. But I can't be in the room to work the gig. And if I could be in the room then so could a real audience a...
by Scodiddly
Thu May 13, 2021 6:27 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Mentoring and Giving Mix Feedback
Replies: 24
Views: 1601

Re: Mentoring and Giving Mix Feedback

Maybe the chief lesson for people asking for mix feedback is that mixing ain't easy? That there's a reason to hire experienced professionals to do the job? It's tough for most people. One of those weird little talents, I guess. Been hearing from church sound people who've been forced to start mixin...
by Scodiddly
Wed May 12, 2021 5:25 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Mentoring and Giving Mix Feedback
Replies: 24
Views: 1601

Re: Mentoring and Giving Mix Feedback

Something I learned years ago and in a much different art was that it's best if you only try to correct one mistake at a time. If you send a long list of things it's just lead to giving up. Probably the biggest mistake I hear in other amateur's productions is piling up too many layers and parts. May...
by Scodiddly
Thu May 06, 2021 7:18 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: RANT: "in your spare time.."
Replies: 46
Views: 3077

Re: RANT: "in your spare time.."

Do you think you need to be fairly established to be so blunt and upfront about it? When I was recording people for money ($10/hr in the 80's-90's) I think if I'd presented them with a list like Larry's they would have just gone to someone else. I totally get it though, every item on Larry's list r...
by Scodiddly
Thu May 06, 2021 5:55 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: ADVICE: send in my re20 or fix myself?
Replies: 17
Views: 1761

Re: ADVICE: send in my re20 or fix myself?

I just noticed on the back of the return form they actually did specify the repairs. "Refurbished Microphone with new element, transition, wiring and foam. Microphone passed complete factory testing after repair. Test printout is attached" From the list of parts, it looks like I've basically got a ...
by Scodiddly
Wed May 05, 2021 6:05 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: New Barn Studio build out
Replies: 24
Views: 1897

Re: New Barn Studio build out

Just chiming in to say I'm massively jealous. That would be an amazing space to have.
by Scodiddly
Wed May 05, 2021 6:04 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: RANT: "in your spare time.."
Replies: 46
Views: 3077

Re: RANT: "in your spare time.."

I am reminded of my aunt being surprised at the result of the following situation: she has a high maintenance dog that “needs” specialized grooming because just any pet smart won’t do, she takes it to the breeder for grooming, way out in the sticks. She bought a brand new car recently, and decided ...
by Scodiddly
Sat May 01, 2021 6:50 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Footswitch questions for Subwoofers (DIY 2.1 sub-bypass)
Replies: 7
Views: 870

Re: Footswitch questions for Subwoofers (DIY 2.1 sub-bypass)

I'm pretty sure you'd want a latching switch. What most guitar stompboxes use as the main big switch. You could also use a toggle switch, which might be more appropriate since you can easily see what position it is in. https://www.jameco.com/z/T100T1B1A1QN-Jameco-Valuepro-Mini-Toggle-Switch-SPST-ON-...
by Scodiddly
Sat May 01, 2021 6:46 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Should it stay or should it go?
Replies: 23
Views: 1986

Re: Should it stay or should it go?

vernier wrote:
Fri Apr 30, 2021 11:11 pm
If you're in a DAW w/plugins, I don't see the point. As for mic and pre, that might be a different story.
I still have a dbx 1066 compressor for occasional tracking. Helps to compress my own vocals for monitoring via IEM earbuds, which is something where you don't want any latency at all.
by Scodiddly
Fri Apr 30, 2021 4:41 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Isolating Vocals when Recording with DI Electric Guitar
Replies: 36
Views: 2621

Re: Isolating Vocals when Recording with DI Electric Guitar

since you are using a DI, YMMV if trying to setup another mic to cancel it out. instead you could try duplicating the guitar track, isolate the pick noise (meaning EQ the crap out of it so that's all you hear) on the dupe, then reverse polarity on that track and bring it up in the mix until the pic...