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Forum: Recording 05-08-2015, 12:48 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 311
Posted By axemanchris
If it is a solicited demo, then your best bet, no...

If it is a solicited demo, then your best bet, no matter what we say, is to ask the person who asked for your demo what they want.

Aside from that, I'd say that you want to put your best foot...
Forum: Recording 05-08-2015, 09:31 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 296
Posted By axemanchris
If you can afford the space, you might not want...

If you can afford the space, you might not want to throw the baby out with the bath water.

Yes, a full sized analog mixer is a space hog. Consider this as a possibility:

1. The preamps in it...
Forum: Recording 05-08-2015, 09:25 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 956
Posted By axemanchris
Lots of good advice here. I'll add... 1. Don't...

Lots of good advice here.

I'll add...

1. Don't be afraid to roll stuff off - especially off the bottom. For instance, you might not like the sound of the guitars when you roll off everything...
Forum: Recording 05-08-2015, 09:15 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 296
Posted By axemanchris
1. Mutt Lange 2. Tom Lord Alge and his brother...

1. Mutt Lange
2. Tom Lord Alge and his brother Chris Lord Alge (very similar sounds, styles, artists)
3. Bob Rock

CT
Forum: Recording 05-08-2015, 09:13 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 501
Posted By axemanchris
That said, I have a couple of preamps that really...

That said, I have a couple of preamps that really are measurably better than the pres in the Steinberg, but at almost $1000/channel, they should be. ;-)

CT
Forum: Recording 05-08-2015, 09:12 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 501
Posted By axemanchris
I have a Steinberg interface - the MR816. It is...

I have a Steinberg interface - the MR816. It is fantastic, and the preamps are NOT noisy. I've had mine for going on five years now probably, and when it dies, I will buy another one.

Read the...
Forum: Recording 05-08-2015, 09:06 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 483
Posted By axemanchris
This. Put the amp out in the hallway or in the...

This. Put the amp out in the hallway or in the next room or whatever. Run your guitar cable and the mic to the next room and shut the door(s) as much as you can.

CT
Forum: Recording 05-08-2015, 09:03 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 374
Posted By axemanchris
Lots of good advice here. All I'll add here is...

Lots of good advice here.

All I'll add here is that you need to look at your immediate needs and what you'll want to be able to do in the not too distant future. You WILL outgrow this, if you...
Forum: Recording 05-08-2015, 08:56 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 340
Posted By axemanchris
/\ This. Provide the mixer with the best mix...

/\ This.

Provide the mixer with the best mix you can do yourself to give him/her a sense of what you're looking for.

Then supply that person with your tracks without any FX. Maybe provide some...
Forum: Recording 04-15-2015, 06:08 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 659
Posted By axemanchris
I almost never record to a click. I like the...

I almost never record to a click. I like the natural ebb and flow that is made almost impossible when you play with a click.

That said, for something like a tech-metal project... I'd probaby try...
Forum: Recording 04-12-2015, 12:29 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 233
Posted By axemanchris
No prob! CT

No prob!

CT
Forum: Recording 04-11-2015, 05:57 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 233
Posted By axemanchris
Hi there; Ok, so the most obvious thing that...

Hi there;

Ok, so the most obvious thing that almost jumps right out is the placement of your listening station. Conventional wisdom says to place your speakers more or less in the middle of the...
Forum: Recording 04-11-2015, 07:59 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 351
Posted By axemanchris
Yeah, usb is just a more modern architecture. ...

Yeah, usb is just a more modern architecture. MIDI data is pretty lightweight so the original DIN cables were - and are - fine. Use whatever cable connector matches what you're plugging it...
Forum: Recording 04-09-2015, 08:59 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 576
Posted By axemanchris
How loud is the amp? From the photos, I'm not...

How loud is the amp? From the photos, I'm not sure why you wouldn't be getting the in-your-face sound you're looking for. I'd predict (without hearing it, just based on the photos) that, if...
Forum: Recording 04-06-2015, 11:12 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 423
Posted By axemanchris
Well, just doing some rudimentary playing around...

Well, just doing some rudimentary playing around today...

Didn't really have great luck with using both mics in figure-8 mode.

Best two-mic result so far was to use the K2 in cardiod mode for the...
Forum: Recording 04-06-2015, 02:15 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 423
Posted By axemanchris
Hmmm...interesting and very simple. Something...

Hmmm...interesting and very simple.

Something to think about there too.

Thanks all!

CT
Forum: Recording 04-06-2015, 02:02 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 423
Posted By axemanchris
Never until now having two figure-8 mics, I've...

Never until now having two figure-8 mics, I've never tried the Blumlein pair. If for nothing else, even just for academic purposes, I want to try this now.

A little curious about the...
Forum: Recording 04-06-2015, 01:58 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 423
Posted By axemanchris
As much as I wouldn't anticipate using a direct...

As much as I wouldn't anticipate using a direct out on an acoustic guitar as a "keeper" at all, I'm an even more firm believer in "you never know...and if it sucks, you certainly don't have to use...
Forum: Recording 03-28-2015, 10:37 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 423
Posted By axemanchris
Good thought abut using the C4's as room mics in...

Good thought abut using the C4's as room mics in stereo along with the others for support... or vice-versa...

May well be worth a try. Nice to have options, even if you don't use all the tracks. ...
Forum: Recording 03-27-2015, 10:37 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 423
Posted By axemanchris
recording a singing guitarist experiences

Hey all;

It's been a while since I've done this, and last I did it, I didn't have the tools I have now.

I have someone coming who is a singer/songwriter in the country genre who wants something...
Forum: Recording 03-27-2015, 11:09 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 358
Posted By axemanchris
I'll second the John L Sayers forum linked above....

I'll second the John L Sayers forum linked above. John Sayers designs pro studios for a living - facilities into the hundreds of thousands of dollars and up. He participates there.

I'll also...
Forum: Recording 03-23-2015, 10:45 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 362
Posted By axemanchris
The two shoot-outs are...

The two shoot-outs are here:

http://www.ultimate-guitar.com/forum/showthread.php?t=1667078 - UA710 vs Daking
http://www.ultimate-guitar.com/forum/showthread.php?t=1645255 - UA710 vs MR816 vs...
Forum: Recording 03-23-2015, 10:42 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 362
Posted By axemanchris
No prob! The SM7 on hat is an... unexpected...

No prob!

The SM7 on hat is an... unexpected choice.

The MD421 is great for anything you'd otherwise think about using a 57 on - toms, guitar cabs, etc. It just sounds.... beefier. It's a...
Forum: Recording 03-23-2015, 09:01 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 362
Posted By axemanchris
I have the Steinberg MR816, which is the older...

I have the Steinberg MR816, which is the older brother of the UR824. It's a great interface.

The pres are very clean, but really pretty non-descript. You WILL notice an improvement by adding...
Forum: Recording 01-24-2015, 06:44 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 456
Posted By axemanchris
Wait...did I say broken? What I meant was...

Wait...did I say broken?

What I meant was "I have the AKG D50 with the axeman mod."

:haha:

CT
Forum: Recording 01-22-2015, 10:04 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 511
Posted By axemanchris
I don't usually do these, but I'm working on the...

I don't usually do these, but I'm working on the computer and need a break: (and these guys are a great band from the city I call home, so... ) :)

There's a lot good going on. The intro guitar...
Forum: Recording 01-22-2015, 06:08 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 456
Posted By axemanchris
Haha. I have a mic that pretty much sounds like...

Haha. I have a mic that pretty much sounds like that by itself.

It's an AKG D50 or D80 or something. I'm pretty sure it's broken.

I keep it when I want that "Lo fi " sound. :haha:

CT
Forum: Recording 01-16-2015, 04:49 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 381
Posted By axemanchris
Thanks, chaosmoon. I was curious if anyone else...

Thanks, chaosmoon. I was curious if anyone else was going to weigh in, but none as yet, obviously.

I agree about the UA710 in full tube and the Daking being kind of a toss-up on the vocals. I...
Forum: Recording 01-16-2015, 04:39 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 679
Posted By axemanchris
I think the future has arrived, albeit with a...

I think the future has arrived, albeit with a price tag. The guitars on that Harem Scarem record that I linked to above are fantastic sounding guitars - every bit as good as anything recorded with a...
Forum: Recording 01-16-2015, 04:37 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 679
Posted By axemanchris
Another variable to consider is how WELL the...

Another variable to consider is how WELL the miked amp was recorded. I don't know enough about you to suggest that the amp was miked and recorded poorly, so I'm not making any presumptions - just...
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