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Forum: Recordings 10-14-2014, 08:30 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 250
Posted By axemanchris
We'd also need some kind of idea of what your...

We'd also need some kind of idea of what your expectations are for quality. Is this a demo to send to record companies (ie. studio quality demo), for clubs and such to get gigs (medium quality demo,...
Forum: Recordings 10-09-2014, 11:14 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 371
Posted By axemanchris
Here is a blog post I wrote about this a couple...

Here is a blog post I wrote about this a couple of years ago.

http://greenroommusicblog.blogspot.ca/2012/10/how-to-become-producerengineer.html

CT
Forum: Recordings 10-01-2014, 07:30 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 318
Posted By axemanchris
Behringer certainly makes some products "in...

Behringer certainly makes some products "in the style of" other products, but do they really make a clone of an equally inexpensive mic, or are Samson and Behringer both cloning a more expensive...
Forum: Recordings 09-30-2014, 07:45 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 318
Posted By axemanchris
In that price range, you'll be buying something...

In that price range, you'll be buying something you'll grow out of probably sooner than later, at which point, you'll be buying again.

That said, if it gets you in the door though, when otherwise...
Forum: Recordings 09-30-2014, 07:35 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 472
Posted By axemanchris
The D-Pres found in the Steinberg interfaces are...

The D-Pres found in the Steinberg interfaces are very good.

They're not SSL, Neve, UA quality, but as long as you're not expecting $1000/channel quality for a couple hundred dollars or so, you'll...
Forum: Recordings 09-29-2014, 06:56 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 472
Posted By axemanchris
Agreed with spambot here. The SM7 is a nice mic,...

Agreed with spambot here. The SM7 is a nice mic, and yes, many great recordings have been done with one of them.

If you have a budget of $400-$700, look into a nice preamp. I picked up a...
Forum: Recordings 09-27-2014, 02:02 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 551
Posted By axemanchris
I almost never record to a click. People do...

I almost never record to a click. People do overdubs all the time. It's not hard. I don't know why people get excited over this kind of thing, except what IS a PITA without a click is copying an...
Forum: Recordings 09-27-2014, 01:48 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 246
Posted By axemanchris
If it was me, I'd go with a DI box, but use a...

If it was me, I'd go with a DI box, but use a good one by the likes of Radial or something. As much as I don't mind some Behringer (and similar) stuff, I can say that the difference between a cheap...
Forum: Recordings 09-17-2014, 07:17 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 250
Posted By axemanchris
If you can find a used Sennheiser MD441, I'd...

If you can find a used Sennheiser MD441, I'd highly recommend that too. It is possibly the best dynamic mic ever made.

CT
Forum: Recordings 09-14-2014, 09:13 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 281
Posted By axemanchris
I have the MR816x and I LOVE it. FW drivers were...

I have the MR816x and I LOVE it. FW drivers were a bit of a bitch to install, but it has been running for about 4 years steady now without a hiccup, and it sounds great.

I have dealt with Steinberg...
Forum: Recordings 09-02-2014, 04:37 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 680
Posted By axemanchris
Spend some time away and come back to this. ...

Spend some time away and come back to this. Haha. Damn. Kudos to whoever got the joy in banning him. Kinda made me miss my moderating days.

Haha.

CT
Forum: Recordings 08-10-2014, 10:37 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 428
Posted By axemanchris
+100 CT

+100

CT
Forum: Recordings 08-10-2014, 08:08 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 428
Posted By axemanchris
I had the UB802 mixer. Not the same thing but...

I had the UB802 mixer. Not the same thing but close.

It lasted me a few years before I grew out of it. I bought another Behringer mixer... just a bigger one - the UB2442-FX-PRO. It too was fine. ...
Forum: Recordings 08-08-2014, 09:15 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 876
Posted By axemanchris
For the price of buying corner traps, you could...

For the price of buying corner traps, you could build your own AND broadband absorbers. Why not do that?

Hell... I have absolutely no aptitude for building things, so if I can do it, pretty well...
Forum: Recordings 08-08-2014, 01:05 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 876
Posted By axemanchris
I had an NT-1. Not the NT-1A, but the original...

I had an NT-1. Not the NT-1A, but the original NT-1, made in Australia. It was a decent mic and served me well for a few years. I did eventually out-grow it though, but would certainly recommend...
Forum: Site Suggestions 07-30-2014, 11:29 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,117
Posted By axemanchris
I'd like this too! CT

I'd like this too!

CT
Forum: Recordings 07-30-2014, 09:01 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 452
Posted By axemanchris
Thx! CT

Thx!

CT
Forum: Recordings 07-27-2014, 03:07 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 293
Posted By axemanchris
If you're not too hyped on having these...

If you're not too hyped on having these recordings being "professional" and are, as you suggest, recreational, the M-Audio may well be fine enough.

Ultimately, the quality you need will be...
Forum: Recordings 07-25-2014, 07:32 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 452
Posted By axemanchris
Here is a blog I just posted that talks about...

Here is a blog I just posted that talks about considerations for recording yourself.

http://greenroommusicblog.blogspot.ca/2014/07/should-i-record-myself.html

CT
Forum: Recordings 07-25-2014, 07:29 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 342
Posted By axemanchris
What about one of those little Yamaha...

What about one of those little Yamaha audiograms?

CT
Forum: Recordings 07-20-2014, 03:50 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 450
Posted By axemanchris
^ Yes!! CT

^ Yes!!

CT
Forum: Recordings 07-19-2014, 10:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 448
Posted By axemanchris
The inputs on the front seems to be your most...

The inputs on the front seems to be your most limiting factor. I'd either re-think that, or consider a patch bay as Sid McCall suggested. (I found the TC Konnect 48 with all the inputs on the...
Forum: Recordings 07-19-2014, 10:07 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 450
Posted By axemanchris
Before I start, let me ask why you want to make...

Before I start, let me ask why you want to make these recordings. Why? Different recordings have different purposes. If you want to simply hear what your rehearsals or gigs sound like, a Zoom H2...
Forum: Recordings 07-19-2014, 09:38 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 611
Posted By axemanchris
I'd say that I would choose better pres over...

I'd say that I would choose better pres over better converters. The difference will be more tangible.

Yeah, really crappy converters will make your music sound like it was recorded through a bull...
Forum: Bandleading 07-15-2014, 03:56 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,970
Posted By axemanchris
I'm in Hamilton, a city of about a half a million...

I'm in Hamilton, a city of about a half a million people about an hour outside of Toronto. Not at all New York or anything like it.

I'm going to suggest, similar to Koslack, that most wedding...
Forum: Bandleading 07-14-2014, 03:17 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 646
Posted By axemanchris
Lots of good advice here. Nothing I disagree...

Lots of good advice here. Nothing I disagree with, really. But to add to the discussion....

Leveling can be a snail race. Once you turn up the snare, all of a sudden, the vocals would be perfect...
Forum: Recordings 07-14-2014, 03:03 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 515
Posted By axemanchris
Gain staging. For instance... the difference it...

Gain staging.

For instance... the difference it makes between turning up the gain on the preamp vs boosting the levels in the mix; the difference between hitting a compressor hard with the signal...
Forum: Recordings 07-08-2014, 05:44 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 395
Posted By axemanchris
Going from an effects device / amp emulator...

Going from an effects device / amp emulator directly into the computer via USB is not going to give you optimum results. Get an actual interface.

CT
Forum: Recordings 07-07-2014, 04:52 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 395
Posted By axemanchris
I dream of the day when the weak link in my...

I dream of the day when the weak link in my entire recording arsenal of tools, tricks, and techniques are the cables.

CT
Forum: Recordings 07-05-2014, 11:14 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 370
Posted By axemanchris
I'd suggest, before anything, get proper...

I'd suggest, before anything, get proper monitors. That may be your problem right there. You're getting a sound in the phones that you like, so the problem must be in the mixing. You can't mix...
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