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    Do I have the right acoustic panels?

    I guess you gotta make compromises in a home studio, non-purpose built room! In addition to the panels that were already in the room at the time (RealTraps MiniTraps plus homemade 4" thick Rockwool panels), I have subsequently hung a couple cloud panels up since I put the bass traps in last...
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    Recording bass

    So when I record guitar or bass, I put a SM57 and MD 421 on the amp, basically center cone. Then a large diaphragm condenser about 3-4 feet out in front of the amp, and finally the DI track in case I need to re-amp: 3 mics/4 tracks per guitar or bass. Maybe overkill but it sounds GOOD. I've...
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    Sm57+MD421 Mic combo for Amp

    I guess there is some difference, I went to find the oldest acoustic track on my hard drive and it's my 2007 recording of Tyla from Dogs D'Amour who for some reason lived in Chicago, came to my apartment, and I tracked this demo (among other songs of his) that I'm pretty sure the dude is still...
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    Sm57+MD421 Mic combo for Amp

    Heh I probably should have turned on the email portion of the notifications On those acoustic samples, I did the Huart/Creative Sound Lab 'close' and overhead-above-guitar two mic setup for all but the $1k Larrivee, which I single mic-ed it to see if the new rockwool panels my dad and I built...
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    Sm57+MD421 Mic combo for Amp

    You'll like having a ribbon mic in your collection! I think it's worth having because you might be able to EQ a mic to change the sonics from the mic to make it resemble the style of another but the diaphragm, how it's made (condenser vs dynamic), the wiring inside...the mics will take in sound...
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    Sm57+MD421 Mic combo for Amp

    So this is gonna have a few screenshots, but these first two screenshots are the whole mixing board for the "Late At Night And Down The Street" tune (as that's stereo and also has electric guitars in it, of the three I've got so far on my site). You can see that for drums and multi-mic stuff...
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    Sm57+MD421 Mic combo for Amp

    This thread title interested me because I never got solid, repeatable, full, “album-sounding” guitar tone in my recordings until I bought a MD421 and used it in addition to my SM57 by lining up the capsules (the 421 ends up like a half inch behind the 57) and a LDC a few feet away. And then...
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    Macbook pro 16 inch 2019 + universal audio arrow. Worthy investment?

    I have the Apollo x16 so I don't have the unison preamps, but if I did I would definitely use the 1073 and other pre's they've got. I will say that the UAD plugins--and from what I've heard, the unison preamps--are very very good. To me it's a gigantic upgrade from the stock Logic plugins. I...
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    Would you post a nice isolated guitar track and tell how you did it?

    These are L/R separated guitars in a tune I recently tracked where I played all the instruments. They're a Telecaster into a Pro Jr amp but I unplugged the cabinet and am running a 12" Eminence (that is in an old Line 6 AxSys 212, ha!) with a slight bit of Boss RV-5 reverb. I don't think the...
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    Are the drums seated well with the rest of the instruments?

    Oh man. I started to use the UAD plugins I bought for my Apollo x16/Satellite since I figured I got the CPU power. Using the dbx 160 on kick and snare parallel compression buses, the Neve 33609 on the drum bus and main mixbus, and then the mixbus 33609 into the Ampex ATR-102 tape machine...
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    Are the drums seated well with the rest of the instruments?

    so instead of running the outputs of the kick in/sub mics to a bus and compressing that, I used sends to run the kick mic to a parallel compression bus and let the kick and sub kick mics signals go out into the regular drum bus with all the other drums. for snare, toms I did the same thing: did...
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    Are the drums seated well with the rest of the instruments?

    Thanks Chuck! I like the idea of the ribbon as the overhead. I'll give that a try. I have to just use one of my nicer condensers but I had a large diaphragm condenser on overhead in an omni setting but it's a cheapo Samson and sounded really brittle so I took it down. Seems mud/quietness is...
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    Are the drums seated well with the rest of the instruments?

    Hey all, Just wondering if the drum kit, in particular the bass drum, is punchy enough but also not overbearing in the mix? I struggle with drums, just getting the kit sounding right let alone it sitting in the mix. I'm doing better than ever with each try though. I also ran the mix...
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