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Forum: Recordings Yesterday, 03:07 PM
Replies: 2
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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: 5
Views: 147
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: 166
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: 318
Posted By axemanchris
^ Yes!! CT

^ Yes!!

CT
Forum: Recordings 07-19-2014, 10:21 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 192
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: 318
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: 210
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: 2,708
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: 437
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: 8
Views: 260
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: 10
Views: 252
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: 10
Views: 252
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: 312
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...
Forum: Recordings 07-05-2014, 10:57 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 212
Posted By axemanchris
I've done the "one at the 12th fret and one...

I've done the "one at the 12th fret and one at the bridge" thing with success before.

Here is a good article from Recording Magazine, a source I highly...
Forum: Recordings 07-05-2014, 10:48 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 206
Posted By axemanchris
Mine are passive. Yorkville YSM-1. Careful,...

Mine are passive. Yorkville YSM-1.

Careful, though... I have an active sub, but it doesn't drive the monitors. It only powers itself.

CT
Forum: Recordings 06-30-2014, 11:09 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 217
Posted By axemanchris
To be honest, I'd rethink the approach almost...

To be honest, I'd rethink the approach almost altogether.

For jazz, you want a roomy organic sound - almost like you would for an orchestra. Close miking and direct recording will make it sound...
Forum: Recordings 06-30-2014, 10:40 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 219
Posted By axemanchris
Go to Musician Talk, and from there go to the...

Go to Musician Talk, and from there go to the Bandleading sub forum.

There is a sticky called "Copyright for dummies." It will tell you pretty well everything you need to know to get started. ...
Forum: Recordings 06-28-2014, 08:23 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 405
Posted By axemanchris
Thanks! They had a lot of fun with it. :-) I'm...

Thanks! They had a lot of fun with it. :-) I'm proud of them.

Here's an easier link to stream it from:

https://soundcloud.com/chris-tondreau/wavin-flag

CT
Forum: Recordings 06-25-2014, 11:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 405
Posted By axemanchris
Here is the audio...

Here is the audio result:

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B2scbRbS2Z4CZjdFMDlVbUt3MlE/edit?usp=sharing

Quite happy with it overall. A few minor quibbles, but hey...

CT
Forum: Recordings 06-22-2014, 09:12 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 405
Posted By axemanchris
Hey! Thanks for your input. Though I disagree...

Hey! Thanks for your input. Though I disagree with a few things, you have provided me with cause to totally rethink my method.



I hadn't considered using an omni for mid-side either until I read...
Forum: Recordings 06-22-2014, 08:24 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 405
Posted By axemanchris
I agree entirely with your thoughts and...

I agree entirely with your thoughts and appreciate your response. Unfortunately, there is not a single room in our school with even half-assed good acoustics.

My purpose for the overdubs is to...
Forum: Recordings 06-21-2014, 10:27 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 405
Posted By axemanchris
recording a school choir

I've never done anything quite like this before, and wanted to get some feedback/second opinions before I give this a go on Monday.

As many of you know, I'm a teacher. My grade four/five class has...
Forum: Bandleading 06-19-2014, 08:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 586
Posted By axemanchris
-MONEY 20- year-old me: F**k yeah. Play...

-MONEY

20- year-old me: F**k yeah. Play anywhere any time. Anything could lead to opportunity. Don't play the short game, play the long one.

Me now: I enjoy playing, but I have a zillion other...
Forum: Bandleading 06-19-2014, 08:03 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 586
Posted By axemanchris
The answers to your questions are going to vary...

The answers to your questions are going to vary from person to person - even among those who are really passionate about music.

The answers I give now would be a whole lot different than the...
Forum: Bandleading 06-19-2014, 08:00 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 569
Posted By axemanchris
Split it with another band or two also. Three...

Split it with another band or two also. Three bands = $100/ea. Work out a schedule for who uses it when.

CT
Forum: Recordings 06-19-2014, 07:53 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 288
Posted By axemanchris
I'm also looking at a lack of monitoring. CT

I'm also looking at a lack of monitoring.

CT
Forum: Recordings 06-15-2014, 11:25 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 373
Posted By axemanchris
From my...

From my blog:

http://greenroommusicblog.blogspot.ca/2012/10/a-non-technical-article-on-mixing.html



As far as why to bounce to a single stereo track, the answer should now be clear. "Mastering"...
Forum: Recordings 06-14-2014, 07:38 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 563
Posted By axemanchris
Heh.... when you were talking about the rp5 and...

Heh.... when you were talking about the rp5 and recording direct instead, I thought you meant some cousin to the Digitech RP1000, RP500, etc. I used to have the original Digitech RP-1.

Just...
Forum: Recordings 06-14-2014, 12:43 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 563
Posted By axemanchris
Ah, okay. I see the speakers. Hi-fi speakers...

Ah, okay. I see the speakers. Hi-fi speakers are not designed for mixing, no matter how expensive they are. They are designed to make your music sound great, which, in effect, means that it takes...
Forum: Recordings 06-14-2014, 12:08 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 563
Posted By axemanchris
Target is an American discount department store...

Target is an American discount department store roughly in the same vein as WalMart. They recently came into Canada and bought out one of our chains. All of the existing employees were offered...
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