I won't write a book but I think this is a really interesting simple thing to test.
We all know that singers are selfish and that they want to hear themselves at least 10dBs more than the rest of the mix while recording.
I recorded 6 different singers until now, so I've not a lot of experience. But funnily, they all worked the same even if their skills were not equal.
Their performances were always better when the vox level in
Updated 01-07-2013 at 01:55 PM by kakeux
After exploring Reaper and have it crash and burn 75% of the way through getting my template set up I decided to learn more about Logic(the Daw I've used for the last couple years after switching from cubase). Reaper has AWESOME import/export functions and it turns out that logic has pretty good ones but far more rudimentary then Reapers. Logic has handled my crazy routing though.
I decided to take some time making my ultimate template for mixing and another one for tracking now
So I had sinus surgery just before Christmas and while I was recovering I decided to learn everything I could about reaper and see if it was a better daw then logic. A much better solution then watching T.V. and feeling miserable.
What did I do to give it a fair shot?
I watched a video course on line. I really was able to dig into every aspect of the program.
What it can do.
It can do everything that logic and cubase
Hey all, welcome to the continuation of my Solar Recording Blog series. Not Your Typical Recording Studio
There was nothing typical about the Willow Smoke sessions up at the Motherpine Camp Except maybe for some of the recording gear we used other than that, this session was a straight up anomaly as far as recording music is concerned.
Updated 01-31-2013 at 12:48 PM by JoshERTW
One of the places I've struggled with recording and mixing is with room mics. If I had shame I'd say I've struggled to an embarrassing degree:-) With no formal training(not for lack of looking) and a decade and a half experience I've finally started to make some head way into the black art of room mics. My other blogs and threads will mark the headway in the battle.
I'll start off by saying that I like my drum tones. I found ways around, and even not, needing room mics. This
I wrote a bog a while back about how encouraged I was with the iPad and its possibility to be used as a controller.
I own them all. V-comtrol, touch OAC, and even Lemur.
With the exception of Lemur none of them are stabe enough to depend on. For short periods of time they all work great. Often if you don't touch one for a few minutes it "goes to sleep" and losses lock with the program. To means you need to reboot booth the daw and the app. Not cool
From what I've learned over the past year, I know that placement and balance along with proper filtering is what really makes up the majority of a good sounding mix. Effects are there for enhancement purposes and are indeed very important.. but not my biggest hurdle.
Here is pretty much everyone's biggest hurdle whether they realize it or not: EQ
Without filtering, volume and clarity are not often found. Without proper low end filtering, everything is usually muddy
A stupid title for a stupid blog... I didn't even want to make this a forum post 'cause I can see the crazy responses now.
I'm just a dude who tries to record himself in his spare time. I don't have the money, time, or desire to get too obsessed with this home recording thing. For the most part I just like blasting my tracks in the car with the windows down.
Enough chit chat--this post is about getting that pro sound, or rather if it's even possible for someone like
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?
How are your ergonomics? Do you have keyboard aches and pains?? I know you audio guys are a tough lot unlikely to admit to such things tehe...
I used to do workstation assessments as part of my job and now that I find myself hunched over my keyboard peering fixedly at the screen while I edit endless musically-related data, Ive been reminding myself of some tips and tricks and thought Id share some in case anyone else was interested.
Updated 11-28-2012 at 11:10 PM by Emma
Here is what I can say about this long ass journey of keeping a log. ... its hard when your out there getting involved as much more than just a human being in this whole music thing. Hope-fully I will turn into one of those robo-studio guys that just sits and diddles all day and night with-out sleeping.
So far... in Austin I lasted 7 days with no sleep. I made friends who bought me expensive burgers....but if ya wanna read about November you gotta read about October.
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?
This is an audio log into getting the perfect sound for your kick drum.
And pretty much throwing everything at it.
The oscillating bass covers pretty much ever single frequency that would be a potential risk for the kick.
This is one of the holy grails of sound.
In this portion of sound from a fellow I met on my travels searching for his Holy-Grail.
Not a bad kick.
Throwing everything he could at it he said this is what my kick
I am learning more and more everyday with Pro Studio One 2 and it is limitless in terms of inserts and busses. I purchased a Creation Station 400 3.4ghz quad core pc from Sweetwater Music and it doesn't even stutter with as many effects inserts as I can throw at it.
However I am discovering that I need to learn more about creating a bigger more spacious sound on my recordings.
Any tips on getting that big studio sound (without going to Abbey Road studios) ?
Updated 10-15-2012 at 11:19 PM by brandondrury