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by Aquaman
Sat May 10, 2008 2:59 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: reed organ
Replies: 16
Views: 4206

Did you push down on the pedal on the side of the support column? That increases the airflow from the compressor.
by Aquaman
Sat May 10, 2008 2:58 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Cascade mics...
Replies: 35
Views: 7260

Re the weird "mic stand connector" aka shock mount aka "microphone tops" (thanks, A Mighty Wind!):

The shockmounts are a little flimsy, but perfectly serviceable. The rubber bands tend to pop off when you are inserting the mic, but this is easily fixed with a black ziptie around the inside collar.
by Aquaman
Sat May 10, 2008 9:43 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Cascade mics...
Replies: 35
Views: 7260

The Fatheads are a perfectly acceptable low-end ribbon mic. They're a great deal for the money, and perform well on some male voices, percussion, horns and guitar amps.

Not too noisy, and look effin' sharp. I just used a pair for a live vocal performance group and they did quite well.
by Aquaman
Sun Apr 27, 2008 11:25 am
Forum: People/Places/Things
Topic: Duh
Replies: 34
Views: 6920

snuh.
by Aquaman
Mon Apr 21, 2008 8:50 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Tracking drums for first time tomorrow!
Replies: 48
Views: 8825

Everyone here has at least one story about putting a mic up backwards or dropping something fancy. Hey, you're right! Just last month I had a two-day full band session. All the mics stayed up after the first day, so in comes the band on day two, we recap the previous day for a bit then get down to ...
by Aquaman
Thu Apr 03, 2008 9:38 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Stretching audio in protools
Replies: 7
Views: 1461

The new time-stretching algorithm is quite a bit better than the old one, too. 7.4 is a great upgrade for the $$.
by Aquaman
Thu Mar 27, 2008 8:37 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: how to get that tape slowing sound digitally?
Replies: 9
Views: 1884

There's a protools plug called VariFi that does exactly this. It's part of their old (but still active) Lo-Fi pack.
by Aquaman
Sun Mar 23, 2008 10:40 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Anybody using Tape Echo/Delay?
Replies: 28
Views: 9089

I've got a 1960's-era TEAC reel to reel set up for ping ponging, a nakamichi cassette deck for lo-fi tape saturation, a Massey TD5 in the box (awesome), a SoundToys Echoboy plug (also awesome), and a custom-built Space Echo combinator for work in Reason. (Let me know if you're interested, I can shoo...
by Aquaman
Fri Mar 21, 2008 12:18 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Making harmony vocal sound like someone else
Replies: 14
Views: 2779

Yeah, sounding like another person is a job for another person.

Trying different timbres is a good idea, as a backup plan. You can also introduce some mixing techniques to differentiate the vocal takes. Try severely hi-passing the backing tracks, for example.
by Aquaman
Fri Mar 21, 2008 10:36 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Another Step Away From Real Music
Replies: 21
Views: 3829

Want "not fake"? One mic, in a room. No overdubs, edits, or punch-ins. Then call me.
You use a *mic*?!? That's so fake, man. Real engineers don't need to convert sound pressure levels into electrical signals. Sheesh. Poser.
by Aquaman
Wed Mar 19, 2008 10:14 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Control Room Glass
Replies: 10
Views: 2551

Store front glass (laminated with a layer of plastic for safety & strength) of regular thickness (1/4" maybe?) has the same soundproofing characteristics as an 1" thick piece of regular plate glass. The lamination apparently does the trick. You can get it at any glass shop, in any size you like. My ...
by Aquaman
Fri Mar 14, 2008 11:55 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: iPhone RFI in the Studio Problems?
Replies: 46
Views: 9290

Tide Recording wrote:Forget ruining recordings, I'm a bit weary of testicular cancer.
So you've had it for a while now, then?
by Aquaman
Wed Mar 05, 2008 11:04 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Moving to a new space w/ HD, should I re-record my album?
Replies: 13
Views: 1878

I'm with move on. Although, if you DO attempt to retrack, could you add in some CGI banthas? That would be great.
by Aquaman
Mon Mar 03, 2008 3:17 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: book on dub mixing techniques
Replies: 12
Views: 3480

This is very accurate. I used to work with Scientist a lot, and this was a HUGE part of his console set up. Love this. I've developed something very similar over the last couple of years live dub mixing and remixing in the studio. I'll use all six auxes and a sub bus or two as sends, returning all ...
by Aquaman
Tue Feb 26, 2008 3:50 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: book on dub mixing techniques
Replies: 12
Views: 3480

Here's the book:

Listen listen listen listen

patch patch patch patch

go nuts according to taste

seriously. It's not a secret, or a technique, it's a mix with effects.