Strangest Studio Techniques U Ever Used?

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Strangest Studio Techniques U Ever Used?

Post by I'm Painting Again » Wed May 07, 2003 2:11 pm

What is the most oddball mic situation, place, gear, etc. you have recorded in/with?? How great was it or how lame was it??

I just recorded my friend in my basement (washroom) it's a medium sized concrete hall. I stuck a mic inside the washing machine and the results came out great. It added nice reverb and also the strangest resonance with a long sustain. Neat.

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Post by wing » Wed May 07, 2003 2:16 pm

recording in the forest with a portable gear has always been pretty interesting... and always great. i've stuck mics into weird containers and things i found in the kitchen and have gotten really cool affects, particulary with vocals and guitars. though, i can't recall any sort of "amazing" situation... yours does sound pretty cool.

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Post by I'm Painting Again » Wed May 07, 2003 2:26 pm

It was not fantastic but very good.

Yea. If i stick my head in the washer and sing there is this ringing sustain that sounds like comb filters with reverberation..same thing goes for sounds in the room that creep in like in the case above..the clothhs container is about 4 foot deep and 3 foot wide, pretty thin metal, and is semi floating like its only attached by the spinning mech..

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Post by Red Rockets Glare » Wed May 07, 2003 4:13 pm

I miked up a ladder once, then we had four folks beat on it with drumsticks. very Tom Waits.

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Post by @?,*???&? » Wed May 07, 2003 4:56 pm

During the making of Fluorescein's "High Contrast Comedown" we ventured into 'Sound on Sound' territory with a Studer A-827 24-track. We carefully taped multiple layers of Kim Wipes over the erase head so that the head was no longer providing strong enough current to erase the tape prior to being recorded on. Then, the same piano part was played over and over on the same track. It created sort of a washed out double, triple, etc. Sort of a ghostly ambient sound. I'm not sure we achieved anything more than a good ol' echoplex would give you though. LOL. But boy, that kind of stuff sure entertains in the studio!!!

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Post by inverseroom » Wed May 07, 2003 5:33 pm

I recorded myself in stereo moving my hands around in a pan of water, and it sounds real cool on headphones. If you like, check it out here:

http://www.acidplanet.com/artist.asp?so ... 315&T=3607

The song is "At the Dump."

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Post by tiger vomitt » Wed May 07, 2003 6:23 pm

i miked up someones 'fro once in stereo while it got combed back and forth.

i like to tell that story

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Re: Strangest Studio Techniques U Ever Used?

Post by thunderboy » Wed May 07, 2003 6:38 pm

This was live, not in the studio, but still...I had to mic a toreador's foreskin. AKG C535 > Crest X8 > DBX 160A.

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Re: Strangest Studio Techniques U Ever Used?

Post by soundguy » Wed May 07, 2003 8:00 pm

yo, you dont get too much foreskin sound with a 160A?

I would think an 1176 to be a better choice.

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Re: Strangest Studio Techniques U Ever Used?

Post by thunderboy » Wed May 07, 2003 8:33 pm

yeah, well...this was upstairs where I don't have access to the goods. That woulda been pretty sweet, tho.



ugh.

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Re: Strangest Studio Techniques U Ever Used?

Post by thunderboy » Wed May 07, 2003 8:35 pm

double postin' geek.:shake:
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Re: Strangest Studio Techniques U Ever Used?

Post by discs of tron » Wed May 07, 2003 9:07 pm

most toreadors worth a damn are circumcized.

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Post by I'm Painting Again » Thu May 08, 2003 12:54 am

keep em' going. this is great.

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Re: Strangest Studio Techniques U Ever Used?

Post by inhumentor » Thu May 08, 2003 1:01 am

Um...

It was some cheapo radioshack cardiod in a bbq outside the room the band was actually playing in... I was young and it sounded like Poo:)
Another one that my friend tried that worked a little better was micing a baseboard heater attenuating the lows and boosting the highs. That was fun... ... yep.
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Re: Strangest Studio Techniques U Ever Used?

Post by djimbe » Thu May 08, 2003 6:12 am

Somehow, we acquired a large (about 20" diameter) hollow plastic sphere that was originally intended as a globe for some kinda light. Has a hole in the top for the bulb, perfect size for a mic. Set it on a carpet, shoved an omni in the hole, and had the percussionist play his parts right in front of it. Crazy reverb like sounds, I tell ya...
I thought this club was for musicians. Who let the drummer in here??

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