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    How to improve at writing song lyrics

    So I write a ton of music, but one thing I've never been able to master is lyrics. I get an idea in my head but none of it really ever sounds good to me. I mostly write rock/alternative/and metal style music but can never put lyrics to it. Is writing lyrics a gift that you are just born with? Is...
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    Big retro drum reverb sound on the cheap

    So I stumbled across a youtube video, I'll add a link of some lo-fi as he called it drum mic techniques. Most of them I wasnt a huge fan of, but the reverb imho sounded really good. Just need a 20ft garden hose, and an sm57. It's got a real nice big reverb tone thought I would share it with the...
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    Audio interface questions

    So right now my recording setup is mics direct into my behringer x32 mixer, routed out through the x32's soundcard/interface, and direct into my mac. I'm not using a standalone interface for my recording. Is there any advantage to using a dedicated interface to go between my x32 and my mac? Or...
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    Is there a use for roto toms?

    I have a friend of mine offering me his remo roto tom 3pc set to add to my drum set for 50 bucks. They are in real good shape. What I want to know is is there actually a good use for them aside from some floyd style drum fills? Do they sound good recorded at all? Or will they just end up being a...
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    Snare drums, differences, how many do you really need? etc

    New to owning a drum set, Had an electronic kit for a while but no one really wants to track on an electric kit. Bought me a good set, mapex 6 piece, and some good cymbals. But one thing I have noticed is a lot of people have more than one snare drum. I understand that they sound different...
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    Are there any "budget"/lower cost tube mics that are any good?

    Just like everyone here I am sure, I love to experiment with new gear. I love the warmth and tone of tubes for guitars, and I want to experiment with a tube mic for vocals, I have a few mics at the moment, including a ribbon, but a tube mic is something I have been looking at for a while now...
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    Suggestions for new mics?

    So right now I currently own quite a few, audix f15 condenser, a mxl 990 &991, shure sm57, Electro-Voice cobalt c09, a cad kbm412 for my kick drum, a matched pair of nady cm-88's for overheads, and the audio technica mb\dk4 drum mic set, I also recently got a mxl r40 ribbon mic. I am on a bit of...
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    help with headphone amplifier selection

    So I have been recording for a while But I am new to owning my own rack mount gear, What I really need more than all the compressors/graphic equalizers/effects boxes that I have been eyeing up for a long time now, is a decent headphone amplifier. I am looking for something affordable, but that...
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    Need some help with my overhead tracks

    So I recently upgraded my drum kit and cymbals in the studio space, the drums sound absolutely fantastic, got just the right punch and drive. but my cymbals are another matter, no matter what i do they seem thin and kind of harsh, I have tried running a spaced pair to dial back the harsh...
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    I could use some help with my drum tracks

    So here's the situation, I just bought a new drum kit for the studio, to replace my old electronic kit with a nice acoustic setup, Mapex mars pro birch, with meinl custom classic dark cymbals. The drums sound fantastic live, the cymbals have just the sound I was looking for, but when I track...
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