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Forum: Recordings Yesterday, 03:03 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 246
Posted By Sid McCall
With the right samples, doing some minor...

With the right samples, doing some minor replacement can make a WORLD of difference. It's great because you maintain the dynamics of the live performance, but get a nicely tuned/recorded sound. I...
Forum: Recordings 08-31-2014, 03:03 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 54
Posted By Sid McCall
Ummmm you can get a logic controller app, but not...

Ummmm you can get a logic controller app, but not actual Logic. That said, garageband is more than adequate and it's only like $5 last I checked, so just start with that. The features are pretty deep...
Forum: Recordings 08-29-2014, 07:37 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 246
Posted By Sid McCall
Yeah I was really worried since I have a mac and...

Yeah I was really worried since I have a mac and the us-800 isn't even technically supported anymore, especially on mavericks, and my drummer is a PC guy so he had better luck with his tascam. I...
Forum: Recordings 08-29-2014, 03:31 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 138
Posted By Sid McCall
You could try setting yourself up with a release...

You could try setting yourself up with a release schedule, where you drop a song every Monday or something. That will encourage you to finish recordings AND it will help engage and grow your fan base...
Forum: Recordings 08-29-2014, 02:41 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 237
Posted By Sid McCall
ATH-M50 is a great baseline standard set for that...

ATH-M50 is a great baseline standard set for that kind of work.

I personally use Grado headphones, they're amazing reference headphones but they're not for everyone because they're open-air and...
Forum: Recordings 08-29-2014, 01:10 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 172
Posted By Sid McCall
Mastering is also a big-picture album thing. It's...

Mastering is also a big-picture album thing. It's not AS crucial on a single song, but it's really essential when you have ten songs and want them to have a consistent volume and punch. You also...
Forum: Recordings 08-29-2014, 11:04 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 246
Posted By Sid McCall
This this this. Super clean preamps and easy to...

This this this. Super clean preamps and easy to use. They're super cheap, too. I borrowed my drummer's us-800 (old model) for a two-mic drum recording. It doesn't sound AMAZING by any means, but I'm...
Forum: Recordings 08-29-2014, 11:01 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 149
Posted By Sid McCall
This. Alternatively, if you want the best...

This.

Alternatively, if you want the best machine (I'm not saying for the money) for recording, buy a Mac Pro tower. But let's me real, nobody in this forum is shelling out for one of those...
Forum: Recordings 08-26-2014, 01:09 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 239
Posted By Sid McCall
The Kontakt stuff sounds great to me, they have...

The Kontakt stuff sounds great to me, they have some great electric basses.

When I don't use a regular bass DI'ed (I'm a bassist) I will use a Fender Rhodes sample, but that only works for low-key...
Forum: Recordings 08-25-2014, 01:13 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 201
Posted By Sid McCall
You can simulate the pedals, that's the easiest...

You can simulate the pedals, that's the easiest solution. Something like Amplitube could be perfect, tons of pedals (some even licensed simulations!).

Just find out what real pedals they are, and...
Forum: Recordings 08-25-2014, 12:58 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 427
Posted By Sid McCall
Because there should be more energy/volume/attack...

Because there should be more energy/volume/attack on the final chorus than the first one (generally). There should be a crescendo across the track, maybe with a decrescendo at the very end. You can't...
Forum: Recordings 08-25-2014, 11:28 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 427
Posted By Sid McCall
They used over-ear monitors ;) Anyway, anybody...

They used over-ear monitors ;)

Anyway, anybody who copy/pastes a chorus has no idea what dynamics are, and their song is going to be really boring.
Forum: Recordings 08-22-2014, 11:34 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 187
Posted By Sid McCall
Yep, there it is. Also, although they aren't...

Yep, there it is.

Also, although they aren't causing this particular problem, it is best to shut off wi-fi when possible and keep cell phones away from the recording rig (and the whole studio if...
Forum: Recordings 08-22-2014, 10:34 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 166
Posted By Sid McCall
You need to start trying different combinations...

You need to start trying different combinations to isolate the problem link in the chain.

That said, if there are no lights on your scarlett, that sounds suspect to me. Then again, I don't have...
Forum: Recordings 08-20-2014, 05:24 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 197
Posted By Sid McCall
Reaper is your DAW (Digital Audio...

Reaper is your DAW (Digital Audio Workstation)

If you want to spend precisely zero dollars, you should use garageband's built-in drum stuff to program easy beats, then export those tracks into...
Forum: Recordings 08-20-2014, 03:58 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 197
Posted By Sid McCall
Whoa buddy that is some unnecessarily low quality...

Whoa buddy that is some unnecessarily low quality and convoluted work.

What DAW are you using? That will make a big difference.
Forum: Recordings 08-20-2014, 10:53 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 526
Posted By Sid McCall
If I'm getting performance anxiety, or having...

If I'm getting performance anxiety, or having trouble nailing the first hit of a passage, I will loop the passage and record the bit over and off hands-free - whenever the loop comes around in...
Forum: Recordings 08-17-2014, 07:03 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 374
Posted By Sid McCall
Thunderbolt* I didn't know they had that on PC...

Thunderbolt*

I didn't know they had that on PC now, that's neat. My friends who have thunderbolt interfaces on their macs love the speed and reliability - not sure how reliable it will be on PC...
Forum: Recordings 08-16-2014, 03:31 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 238
Posted By Sid McCall
Yes it will. Not as much going in as going out -...

Yes it will. Not as much going in as going out - it's not just a preamp, it's an interface that will control what you hear going in and coming out. It will give you more accurate monitoring coming...
Forum: Recordings 08-15-2014, 12:00 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 179
Posted By Sid McCall
Can you remove spices from soup? Nope. Maybe try...

Can you remove spices from soup? Nope.

Maybe try putting an EQ across the track and shift a notch around to see if you can clear out some of the vocal near the guitar parts. That's your best bet!
Forum: Electric Guitar 08-13-2014, 09:29 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 327
Posted By Sid McCall
You could pull another $350 from Craigslist with...

You could pull another $350 from Craigslist with some patience. It's a unique guitar for sure, I'm a big fan (have the squier as a beater/backup for my backup) but it's not for everyone. I"d post it...
Forum: Recordings 08-13-2014, 04:15 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 214
Posted By Sid McCall
Looks like you figured out the first thing to...

Looks like you figured out the first thing to upgrade - your lack of mic!

After that, upgrade as you identify a lack of quality. If you can't identify where to upgrade, then you don't need to...
Forum: Guitar Gear & Accessories 08-13-2014, 01:14 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 356
Posted By Sid McCall
If you're taking five guitars on tour, I'd see...

If you're taking five guitars on tour, I'd see about trimming that. Unless you play in 5 different tunings for more than one song each, then you can stand to leave one or two at home. What's your set...
Forum: Recordings 08-13-2014, 10:51 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 214
Posted By Sid McCall
I'd imagine some of the offerings from Blue would...

I'd imagine some of the offerings from Blue would be good enough for scratch demo recording. They'd also be on the pricier side, but that's still not as expensive as an interface + mic.
Forum: Electric Guitar 08-12-2014, 03:01 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 61
Posted By Sid McCall
I have the gator jag-specific case for my jag,...

I have the gator jag-specific case for my jag, and it fits well. No reason it shouldn't fit a lefty, it's a big rectangular situation.
Forum: Recordings 08-12-2014, 10:45 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 165
Posted By Sid McCall
What you want is piano roll editing. Garageband...

What you want is piano roll editing. Garageband definitely has that, I've used the piano roll before. It's not always easy to access or work inside of, but maybe reading up on using the piano roll in...
Forum: Recordings 08-12-2014, 10:41 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 128
Posted By Sid McCall
You should read your manual regarding monitor...

You should read your manual regarding monitor routing. You're probably monitoring your input signal, not the master output from your DAW. I don't use Studio One, so I can't tell you how, but this is...
Forum: Electric Guitar 08-11-2014, 07:14 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 280
Posted By Sid McCall
FYI you can put a washer under the spring to...

FYI you can put a washer under the spring to increase the height (when you buy a bigsby new it comes with one, you can put in more), and use a capo to change strings (look it up on youtube). Those...
Forum: Recordings 08-11-2014, 12:55 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 181
Posted By Sid McCall
You may want to slam him through hard auto-tune,...

You may want to slam him through hard auto-tune, then record guitar, then take the vocal back out and send it to him to sing a new vocal over.
Forum: Recordings 08-06-2014, 10:38 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 258
Posted By Sid McCall
I really like it, very Ratatat/Danger Mouse-ish....

I really like it, very Ratatat/Danger Mouse-ish. They only thing that *seems* to be missing (on my work pc so not the best reference station) is a solid kick drum. There's no kick to the chest, I...
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