Some Collected Wit and Wisdom
Sweepable mids are like sex. If you've never had them, you
don't know what the big deal is, but once you've had them, you never want
to do without!
It's when you're investing thousands of dollars in a final
product that you want to make damnsure
(you have to imagine the Young Frankenstein accent there, just
another limit of HTML) that you get the best sound you can, and that's
when mastering makes sense.
You can try recording certain things with the slightest touch of reverb,
but be careful because if you put reverb all over the final mix it will
sound terrible. And when you do mix down, using different types and amounts
of reverb (including none!) for different tracks can make a big (good)
difference. Just keep it light...about 30% less than your initial "wow,
that sounds cool" setting is usually right on.
It helps to remember that the slang word for "loudspeaker"
in England is "Tannoy".
If you really want to do "something else", I'd get Minidiscs
because at least you can den dump dem digitally direct to de data drive
(sorry, I got on a train to Brooklyn there... :-)
Prosumer usually means "better than what you can buy at Radio Shack
but not as expensive as what the pros really use".
Q: What is the best way to mic up a gat to get a full sound like the foo fighters. My recorded gats always sounds weak.
A: Do you mean a git (guitar)? A gat is a gun. It takes quite a special
mic with a high SPL rating to properly mic a gat, not to mention all the
problem with holes in the studio. I suggest getting one of those sound
effects CDs instead of using a gat in the studio...micing gits, though...that
we can talk about all day!
When you hear good monitors, instruments may jump out at you without
warning, you may hear subtle things you never heard before, or hair may
suddenly grow in strange places on your body.