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I thought I'd take some actual time and respond to someone's simple, yet HUGE, question. This is an actual answer that could steer them in the right direction. I know... Crazy Huh? Here's the big popper: Any tips on getting that big studio sound ?
Impossible to answer in one sentence and actually give someone credible advice.. but we all know that, right?
Define "Big Studio Sound"...
Is that the sound where
I HAVE 2 OF THE ADK ST microphones.
I recently saw on a web site that it is thought that the ADK ST and the CAD GXL 3000 microphones are one and the same. I would like to find some internal photos of of the CAD microphone to compare. The ADK ST is a discontinued microphone and I would like to get more. If they are the same, I would get CAD microphones. Anyone have both of the microphones?
I am working on a blues album. I am to record horn tracks starting next Sunday. The room is set up with all musicians facing each other with gobos 120 degrees off center like spokes in a wheel. All looking towards the center. The center gobos are high enough so each musician can see the other musicians. All using charts. They can also look through the windows into the control room.
Trumpet Neumann U87,
Sax Neumann TLM 103.
What to use on the trombone?
I gotta say. I've used Alloy and Ozone 4 for years.
After only 2 weeks of using these Waves plugins, I'm just blown away.
Not trying to plug them or anything.. But they're selling a ton of ala carte plugins for $64.
I would highly recommend you check out Waves. All their plugins are free for 14 days. I think my mixes have gotten a lot better in the last 2 weeks, and as importantly, my workflow has increasted rapidly. I'm convinced I can mix the same song in
I want to point out that in my situation I have a pretty "mature" collection of gear and plugins. This is an issue of having more than enough food in the fridge and then still deciding to go out to eat. I don't NEED any new toys.
UAD released it's new and improved 1176s http://www.uaudio.com/store/compress...ollection.html. I had no intention of even trying them but I succumb to the temptation. They are better. How much? Well, I can tell you for
Okay, so I donít exactly know what Iím doing here. I just want to help out, and Iím trying to figure out my own way. I would like to talk about mixing ITB and SOUNDS. So Iím just going to type stream-of-consciousness and hope that that will get the points I wanted to address across. The veterans here will probably know about some of the things I will cover. This isnít really geared toward them. This is for people mixing in the box who are trying to get their mixes to translate better. But I would
Updated 04-10-2012 at 08:43 AM by brandondrury
Acoustic guitars with bottom ends the size of a Louisiana hooker are a dime a dozen. But finding a guitar that's a tad thin without sounding wimpy is something special. Maybe some of you would call it clarity. I call it not being a hog like guitars are usually so infamous for.
I want a guitar that sounds thin without EQ, and I think I've found it.
While setting up for a recording gig for a buddy's band, I noticed their bassist fiddling around with his friend's acoustic.
Paul999 sent me this via PM and I figured I'd answer in public.
You've said several times that you really like the true system pre's and that they are very clean. I've always thought you were crazy for this because I was underwhelmed when I tried the solo. You've also said that you bought the focusrite 428 because it is so clean and does nothing. *sidebar. I always thought the 428 was quite colored especially in the high end so now I really think your crazy(thats okay I know I'm crazy).
Don't about recording gear, but about how new gear can get in your way.
Last week I've purchase a midi keyboard. It's Behringer UMX490. Hell Yeah. I've very glad of my new toy, it's cool way then you can get a quick changes in miditrack dependes on what kind of sound it's on it now (before I was forced by cubase open notes editor and lose a great amount of time on make little changes). It's also got "dynamic" keys - the stronger you hit a key,
I remember on a Pensado's Place ITL where Dylan Dresdow (Black Eyed Peas, Usher, etc) stated in a Batter's Box that he doesn't like any plugins when it comes to 2-bus compression, but he mentioned he liked XXXXXX (STC-8?) hardware.
For the past few months I've been forcing myself to mix with plugins for 2-bus compression. I've mostly been using the UAD SSL Buss Compressor for this. My general feeling was it wasn't doing anything. Don't get me wrong, it's doing something, but
Hi, I just became moderator on mLAN Users Forum. This is a very mLAN specific forum of experienced mLAN users trying to help those with issues and questions with their mLAN gear.
Long story short: Yamaha developed mLAN. It was supposed to be licensed freely to any other manufacturer who wished to join. Some did for a short period of time. It didn't really take off in the way Yamaha has hoped and just before the 64 bit era really began, Yamaha dropped the ball, just short of providing
I get quite a few emails every day that talk about building a new computer for home recording and choosing Windows XP as the operating system. XP has been stable for a long time, maybe too long.
I switched to Windows 7 in December of 2010. It took me about two days to get used to what was new and what was different. After that, I've never looked back.
I've found Windows 7 to be CPU efficient, reliable, and easy to work with. The search function is dramatically
Why I'm Sticking To The Studio
1. I seemed to have smashed in the part of my brain that accurately estimates the amount of time it takes to pack up for a gig elsewhere.
2. I seemed to have double smashed in the part of my brain that can accurately estimate the amount of time it takes to set back up
3. I always seem to forget just how smashed up GEAR gets on the road.
4. When I'm engineering, I can't hear a damn thing.
First off, this isn't an emotional rant. I'm not mad. This is more of a State Of The Recording Union 2011 kind of discussion.
My system is pretty much perfectly optimized as far as I know. I have ZERO unneeded software installed. I'm not even sure if I ever got around to installing cd burning software. The OS couldn't be much cleaner. I do have internet now but rarely go outside of Youtube and sites to update my plugins or download manuals. My network is setup so I can send
Here it is: The long-awaited recipe to transform your already good Rode into something excellent. The one pictured is an NT-1, not NT-1A. There are only two surface mount components and everything is very high quality inside. The weak link of this mic is the fact that the headbasket rings, making it seem bright and awkward in a mix. The second problem with the early model is the rolled steel body. It's a little ringy, too. The capsule sounds great. The electronics are excellent with a nice clean
Updated 03-21-2013 at 02:49 AM by brandondrury