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Made on a 488MKii

Post by mikey_grapes » Wed Jan 20, 2016 5:28 am

Here's a new EP I made on the trusty 'ol cassette 8-track. Enjoy!

https://mikeuva.bandcamp.com/

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Post by swelle » Thu Jan 21, 2016 3:21 pm

Sounds great!!

Here's some tunes recorded on a 488 MKII, and then mixed in Logic:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9ANfbahJvGs

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Post by mikey_grapes » Fri Jan 22, 2016 9:43 am

swelle wrote:Sounds great!!

Here's some tunes recorded on a 488 MKII, and then mixed in Logic:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9ANfbahJvGs
I dig this, thanks swelle!

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Post by swelle » Fri Jan 22, 2016 9:51 am

Mikey, did you mix these on the 488? Or do the laborious export process? Curious about your tracking setup as well...

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Post by mikey_grapes » Fri Jan 22, 2016 10:01 am

swelle wrote:Mikey, did you mix these on the 488? Or do the laborious export process? Curious about your tracking setup as well...
I recorded and mixed on the 488, with the exception of the first track, which i handed over to my friend brian straw to mix. Export process isn't too bad once you figure out the trick to getting all 8 tracks at once:

http://homerecording.com/tas488tips.html

i can post more on tracking later but it was REAL basic: one mic (at4033) on drums, a pair of rode nt5's on piano, and a EV20 for scratch vox and guitar, some of which i kept. the rest was overdubbed in various places and mostly those same mics.

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Post by swelle » Fri Jan 22, 2016 12:13 pm

We used TWO mics on the drums, a tube condenser floating over the kick and a Heil mic inside the kick.. both bussed to one track. The kick is way too loud but nothing can be done about that now!!

I'm happy to commit to 8 tracks while recording, but I do like the flexibility of mixing in the computer... While I don't actually do any mixing, it's nice to be able to request little tweaks and fixes, as well as spot compressing things without having to do the whole track.. and sending out sample mixes to all the band members. The best of both worlds: all the wretched noise of an aging, mechanical tape deck combined with the flawless accuracy of modern computing!

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Post by mikey_grapes » Fri Jan 22, 2016 12:40 pm

swelle wrote:We used TWO mics on the drums, a tube condenser floating over the kick and a Heil mic inside the kick.. both bussed to one track. The kick is way too loud but nothing can be done about that now!!

I'm happy to commit to 8 tracks while recording, but I do like the flexibility of mixing in the computer... While I don't actually do any mixing, it's nice to be able to request little tweaks and fixes, as well as spot compressing things without having to do the whole track.. and sending out sample mixes to all the band members. The best of both worlds: all the wretched noise of an aging, mechanical tape deck combined with the flawless accuracy of modern computing!
i totally agree, and i'll be incorporating a computer for the next project . .

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