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    Another f'n mandolin post?

    I'm always willing to listen to a different way to do things. (I do automate the big peaks.) But, I will do that with the next project - later in the summer at this point since I will be away from recording for about 4 weeks, starting tomorrow.
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    Another f'n mandolin post?

    I don't use it "as a rule," but if I just do my usual thing and find that when I'm trying to get something to a streaming level it does impact dynamics more than I want, I'll go back and play with the mix control on the compressor(s), to see if it helps. Sometimes it does, sometimes it doesn't...
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    Another f'n mandolin post?

    Thanks for the listens and comments FWIW, I do not compare my playing to Chris Thile's! ;) But, yeah, one of the traits of those "masters" is the control of dynamics. I think (hope!) some of that will comes with time, and I've been only poking around with this thing for a tiny bit over a year...
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    Another f'n mandolin post?

    Well, that's very nice of you gents. I'm actually kind of pleased with how this went. Going to work on a couple more, but a very long "holiday" away from the house is looming so the recording is going to take a pause for month or so. Been forced to start packing today...
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    Melodyne 5 - nothing happens

    Can you describe a little more detail? You're not using the plugin, but a standalone version? And, you record a guitar track and export/save/bounce the file (WAV?) in what format? 16 or 24-bit, 44.1/48/etc.kHz? I honestly only used an older version of Melodyne plugin on a couple projects, but...
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    Noob needs advice

    Assuming there is nothing wrong with the mic, you should be able to get a decent recording, though if it's a small space, the sound of that space can intrude, the further the mic is from the guitar. One problem we have, initially, when recording our own playing is much like the first time we...
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    Another f'n mandolin post?

    Well, yes. Just audio (you're welcome) this time, though this is essentially the track from a video (posted on a FB group), with a quick rinse through the RX de-click because when I turned it up I heard a bit more pick clickety-clack than I liked. For reference song was written by Nancy Blake...
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    Age - when does it become a problem?

    The folks saying you need this or that software/plugins/etc. are, by and large, folks not producing anything at all like what I'm trying to do. Maybe if you're doing dub-step or whatever is popular among the kids, yeah, you need a subwoofer in your monitor setup, probably, but you are reading in...
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    Age - when does it become a problem?

    There's no "number" for any specific person. If you have your ears and they are Ok, frequency-wise, then anything else going wrong, well, "it's all in your head," as they say. :) Everyone ages differently, and different parts go at different times. My knees weren't the first to go, but they've...
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    Molly Tuttle SM57 Vocal

    Burn the heretic at the stake!! :devilish:
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    Molly Tuttle SM57 Vocal

    Just released video of this "bluegrass" (once, anyway) artist recording with the lowly SM57 as the vocal mic. I'd seen an earlier one a while back where she used the Miktek PM9, which was one thing that nudged me into that purchase. It's when I really started to see how the mic had not much to...
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    Demo | Looking For Feedback

    That is really loud. -8.5dB LUFS (integrated). I don't know what the commercial [loudness] "norm" is for that genre, but it's pretty hot even for a CD. Streaming services will dial it back -5.5dB probably, at least. I would A/B it against a non-lossy "reference track" from a CD, and possibly the...
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    Need help with buying a external microphone for Violin classes on zoom

    A budget would be good to know. For interfaces, the Behringer Uphoria UMC202HD or even lower priced UM2 models are kind the very lowest that I've seen with decent ratings. Any of the entry models from major brands like Presonus, Focusrite, Motu, et al, are good, if within budget. Unless you...
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    Question about Mineral Wool

    If you are sticking a mic on the grill cloth of your amp, honestly, the room is probably not as important, but when you try to record vocals or acoustic instruments, or monitor your mix on speakers, then the room will make a difference. I just found that treatment (and a bunch in my 11'x11'...
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    Question about Mineral Wool

    From what I can tell it's only available in Australia. Looks interesting, but also quite expensive. Looks like you'd need 3-4" thickness to match the materials we typically head to around here, i.e., Safe'n'Sound, or, for folks with good commercial ties, OC703. Absorb HD 75 or HD 100 have...
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