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Forum: Recordings 09-13-2014, 10:44 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 95
Posted By cgilli
The best mixing position will be an equal...

The best mixing position will be an equal distance between the 2 speakers and where you sit to mix so that it forms a equilateral triangle. IsoAcoustic stands and Mopads would be great because they...
Forum: Recordings 06-30-2014, 10:33 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 343
Posted By cgilli
Your best bet would be to experiment in as many...

Your best bet would be to experiment in as many places as possible. There is no one size fits all when recording with mics.

If you have too much noise being recorded into the mic, you could try...
Forum: Recordings 05-11-2014, 04:24 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 215
Posted By cgilli
Try using a plugin such as Waves reel ADT to...

Try using a plugin such as Waves reel ADT to double the guitar. There are lots of doubling plugins on the market, but if that is one of your main issues, you could start with that.
Forum: Recordings 04-29-2014, 11:05 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,179
Posted By cgilli
1) Layering multiple guitars with different tones...

1) Layering multiple guitars with different tones and blend them appropriately
2) Layering multiple guitars using different parts of the fretboard
3) Playing the rhythm tight
4) Effective use of...
Forum: Bands & Artists 04-29-2014, 02:47 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 216
Posted By cgilli
It's probably similar to Tony Hawk's Easter egg...

It's probably similar to Tony Hawk's Easter egg hunt that he does every year with skateboards. He has reps in the cities hide the treasure and then he tweets the clues.
Forum: Recordings 03-23-2014, 11:13 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 274
Posted By cgilli
If you are open to a little flexibility, why...

If you are open to a little flexibility, why don't you just record the drums and bass first together to develop a groove and then record guitar and vocals on the second pass? You would then just need...
Forum: Promote YOUR Band 03-19-2014, 10:24 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 211
Posted By cgilli
It could be the youtube compression, but the mix...

It could be the youtube compression, but the mix sounds very distant and lacking clarity/sparkle in the upper mids and highs. From a production/listener standpoint, I was hoping for a bigger final...
Forum: Bands & Artists 03-11-2014, 10:56 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 457
Posted By cgilli
The Fray - Love don't die

The Fray - Love don't die
Forum: Recordings 03-11-2014, 10:58 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 275
Posted By cgilli
on the left side of the instrument track, you'll...

on the left side of the instrument track, you'll notice a menu that most likely has "clips" as the default option, click it and search for velocity, you can then adjust each note.
Forum: The Pit 02-14-2014, 06:59 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 1,064
Posted By cgilli
supertroopers boondock saints hard ticket to...

supertroopers
boondock saints
hard ticket to hawaii
Forum: Songwriting & Lyrics 01-09-2014, 04:46 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 992
Posted By cgilli
Don't put limits or rules on your songwriting. If...

Don't put limits or rules on your songwriting. If something simple works, then don't be ashamed of it. If something complicated sounds great, then go with it, but don't pigeonhole yourself into...
Forum: Musician Talk 09-23-2013, 09:04 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 261
Posted By cgilli
move to atlanta, there is a SCAD campus there....

move to atlanta, there is a SCAD campus there. The midtown/decatur area is hopping with musicians.
Forum: Cover Songs 12-22-2012, 04:48 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 228
Posted By cgilli
you have a lot of excessive mouth/tongue movement...

you have a lot of excessive mouth/tongue movement which distorts your vowels. It would be reminiscent of what you hear in punk/pop songs. Try landing cleaner on the note instead of doing so much...
Forum: Singing & Vocals 07-28-2012, 12:53 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 584
Posted By cgilli
If you are singing nasally, it's most likely...

If you are singing nasally, it's most likely because your tone placement is too far forward or your tongue is negatively affecting the sound. If you can learn to control your tongue and improve...
Forum: Recordings 07-23-2012, 09:38 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 229
Posted By cgilli
Although I don't use Acid, could you possibly...

Although I don't use Acid, could you possibly duplicate the clip and trim one for just the 120bpm and trim the other for just 160bpm so that they act independently and then blend the sound together?
Forum: Recordings 07-20-2012, 01:43 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 353
Posted By cgilli
Perhaps try approaching your mix like...

Perhaps try approaching your mix like this...Start with the most exciting part of your mix (most likely the final chorus). With all the faders at 0, bring up the most important instrument that you...
Forum: Songwriting & Lyrics Techniques 07-11-2012, 11:11 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 562
Posted By cgilli
Songwriting isn't an exact science. every one has...

Songwriting isn't an exact science. every one has their own method and will probably tell you that most of the time inspiration will just hit you. You can't force it or else it will sound contrived....
Forum: Musician Talk 06-09-2012, 11:40 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 336
Posted By cgilli
using just the 5th or 6th string, slide up and...

using just the 5th or 6th string, slide up and down the frets until you can match the pitch with the song...when you know the pitches, change them to power chords....or just look up the tab online.
Forum: Recordings 06-09-2012, 02:08 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 413
Posted By cgilli
What about copying the original track and then...

What about copying the original track and then delaying it just a few ms to get a thicker chorusy effect?
Forum: Recordings 05-30-2012, 12:27 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 265
Posted By cgilli
Although a topic like this can't be summed up in...

Although a topic like this can't be summed up in a few short sentences, this is what I suggest.

- Get some sort of I/O for recording guitars/vocals/etc.. such as an apogee duet or mbox which will...
Forum: Recordings 04-16-2012, 12:36 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 438
Posted By cgilli
If you have never heard of groove3.com, I would...

If you have never heard of groove3.com, I would highly recommend it. It is a website dedicated to providing high quality tutorials on almost every topic possible from how to use a DAW, production &...
Forum: New Members Q&A Forum 04-10-2012, 07:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 787
Posted By cgilli
There is no correct answer for that...Strumming...

There is no correct answer for that...Strumming is about the feeling of the song. If you have a good sense of rhythm and can find the groove easily, it shouldn't take you too long to become a decent...
Forum: The Pit 03-24-2012, 09:27 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 346
Posted By cgilli
He appears as that character many times with...

He appears as that character many times with Rachel Dratch as "Zazoo"..They are a boston couple that love the Red Sox. Google it and you might find some videos.
Forum: Singing & Vocals 03-20-2012, 10:43 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 485
Posted By cgilli
If you don't have much time to prepare, at least...

If you don't have much time to prepare, at least study up on singing posture, tongue placement, and proper breathing habits. They are the foundation for being able to "open" up your voice.
Forum: Singing & Vocals 03-20-2012, 08:54 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 485
Posted By cgilli
If you are willing to lay down some money, Brett...

If you are willing to lay down some money, Brett Manning's "Singing Success" program is fantastic and very detailed. If you don't want to spend money, there are countless Youtube videos that go over...
Forum: Recordings 02-15-2012, 10:34 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 234
Posted By cgilli
It depends on who you ask. Companies such as...

It depends on who you ask. Companies such as Waves and UA make incredible plugins that emulate vintage hardware. Many of the top engineers do in fact mix in the box now. I have never head the luxury...
Forum: Cover Songs 02-10-2012, 12:26 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 183
Posted By cgilli
If you are in a project studio and using a decent...

If you are in a project studio and using a decent DAW, I would suggest recording as dry as possible and then using a reverb plugin to add the distance. If you are going for a black keys sound, maybe...
Forum: Cover Songs 02-10-2012, 12:07 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 183
Posted By cgilli
If you are referring to the mixing aspect of the...

If you are referring to the mixing aspect of the song, it could be very subjective. Some people may say that the song sounds distant because of the reverb, while others may say that it suits the...
Forum: Bandleading 12-23-2011, 01:16 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 817
Posted By cgilli
The best way to retaliate is to write better...

The best way to retaliate is to write better songs and to continually improve your skills. There will always be haters in life. Most of the time it's because they are jealous or lack the skill sets...
Forum: The Pit 12-11-2011, 02:51 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 433
Posted By cgilli
Deion Sanders was a fantastic football and...

Deion Sanders was a fantastic football and baseball player. Played professional in both sports.
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