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Forum: Recording 08-09-2015, 11:11 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 404
Posted By axemanchris
I have no experience with the AKG214, but one...

I have no experience with the AKG214, but one thing to keep in mind is that it matters a LOT what you are recording!

I had an NT1 and quite liked it. As my budget grew, I grew out of it. However,...
Forum: Recording 08-09-2015, 11:01 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 416
Posted By axemanchris
Here is an article I wrote about sound-proofing...

Here is an article I wrote about sound-proofing vs sound treatment. It's in very general terms but elaborates on some things...
Forum: Recording 08-09-2015, 10:59 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 332
Posted By axemanchris
Here is something to consider before you buy...

Here is something to consider before you buy anything.... Do you want to record, or do you want a recording?

More detail...
Forum: Recording 08-09-2015, 10:54 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 320
Posted By axemanchris
Good suggestions. Thx. Obviously, I have to...

Good suggestions. Thx.

Obviously, I have to be a little more pragmatic about who gets in and how. Meeting in a neutral location is an easy suggestion.

Does the 24/7 monitoring just monitor for...
Forum: Recording 08-08-2015, 10:31 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 320
Posted By axemanchris
Home studio - security?

Hey all;

Looking for some thoughts from the community here...

I have a home studio and have taken a few steps to ensure security.

1. I book by appointment only.
2. I do not publish my address....
Forum: Recording 05-08-2015, 12:48 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 357
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: 353
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: 1,253
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: 332
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: 560
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: 560
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: 534
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: 419
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: 390
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: 730
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: 274
Posted By axemanchris
No prob! CT

No prob!

CT
Forum: Recording 04-11-2015, 05:57 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 274
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: 422
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: 674
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: 480
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: 480
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: 480
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: 480
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: 480
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: 480
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: 406
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: 429
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: 429
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: 429
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: 556
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
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