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What's wrong with these pictures?

Discussion in 'Recording' started by multoc, Oct 24, 2007.

  1. multoc

    multoc Active Member

    Take your stabs at this studio, i find it laughable sometimes


    90 degree off axis overheads attempting XY?

    perhaps im being harsh, but then again ive listened to the results of this studio....http://www.myspace.com/dulcetstudios
  2. TheBear

    TheBear Guest

    haha i dont really see anything too wrong with the guitar micing.except id isolate each. just incase i didnt really like one of the sound comming from one of the cabs. but that drum xy pattern im right there with you.

    not to mention some of those recordings, the drums kinda sound fake.
  3. Jbrax

    Jbrax Guest

    Talk about overload.. yikes
  4. Crankitup

    Crankitup Guest

    all of the songs sound exactly the same! ...but would appear to be by different artists....
  5. Cucco

    Cucco Distinguished Member

    One of my gripes is that the room looks like a padded cell. Perhaps a straight jacket would be appropriate.

    Hmm...the high frequencies are tamed, but the low frequencies will be boomy and out of control (or just cancel themselves out.)

    Don't even get me started on the drum micing!
  6. fourone3

    fourone3 Active Member

    I was so excited to point out the off axis overheads, but then read that you already addressed it.

    Woe is me.
  7. Space

    Space Well-Known Member

    This looks more like a bedroom. Earthtone carpet, berber though it may be, white high gloss trim and light yellow(earhtone again) wall color? Many a many an apartment has had this scheme.

    By the shape of the ceiling I'd even guess an upstairs residential room.

    Just to split hair, look at the top right of each photo. See were the ceiling line starts to turn down? Same damn wrinkles in both pictures!!! These shots are taken in the same room, on the same side, in the same pair of underwear!!!

    On a positive note, those color coordinated moving blankets are awesom!!!
  8. bwmac

    bwmac Active Member

    Take your stabs at this studio, i find it laughable sometime

    Wow a tough crowd, and funny how none of you gave your how I would do it different opinions. I don't see any constructive advice or and explanations at all. I would think that most musicians and or professional recording engineers would offer more then shallow opinions, which in my opinion makes this thread a waste of space.
    I can not help with how to Mic drums because I never went to school for sound engineering.
    The music sounds the same because its all death metal and thats how it sounds.
    How can you review the quality of the MySpace MP3

    Sad, very sad and unhelpfull to anyone looking for help.
  9. bent

    bent No Bad Vibes! Well-Known Member

    If it works for you, then that's all that matters.

    I'll tell you this, I've gotten much better sounds from live rooms (concrete walls, paneling, etc.) than from those that are overly deadened.

    To be fair, I've also recorded many, many crappy sounds in both places (nobody's perfect).

    If you are able to get the sound you want, then it doesn't matter, really.

    As far as mic placement, again, if you are getting the sound you want, do what you like. There are many articles and rules regarding placement, but then, many good sounds also come from 'happy accidents' (I'm not implying anything by that statement, btw).

    The overheads are off-axis, but perhaps you moved them before taking the picture? Try moving them higher above the kit and angling them down.

    Anyway, all that really matters is that you are having a good time doing what you enjoy!
  10. Space

    Space Well-Known Member

    Re: Take your stabs at this studio, i find it laughable some

    Multoc: Sad, very sad. You led us astray!

    I did not know it belonged to anyone that anyone knew or that was actually a part of these forums....sorry bwmac, my bad boss.

    (Actually I thought it was multocs' room :).)
  11. bwmac

    bwmac Active Member

    Re: Take your stabs at this studio, i find it laughable some

    Hay Space, no problem here. It's not my studio and I don't know the guy from Adem. I just thought all of the post didn't offer much positive and the worst part is I don't have much experience in drum mic placement.

    I am a musician with a home studio and probably don't do any better then this guy; but like (bent) said, if it works who cares. I do agree with the overly dead room comment, but I have discovered the hard way that its easier to add reverb then to take it out.

    If I was rude to anyone I apologize.

    I will add that I have seen many here post pics of their studios and this one is overly sterile.

    BTW here is a good artical on drum mic placement
  12. Cucco

    Cucco Distinguished Member

    Hey BWMac -

    There are SO many topics on these forums that deal with proper drum mic'ing and acoustics. I personally did not feel the necessity to go into that since I've typed no less than 5000 words on these subjects to date anyway.

    I don't think that the lack of positive advice makes this topic or forum useless. It's more a matter of simply pointing out the obvious. If the guy that has this studio came on board and said:

    "Hey...what the hell?! What's wrong and what would I do to fix it?"

    Many of us would gladly give him/her advice. However, since that hasn't occured yet, we'll continue to laugh at his expense.

  13. BobRogers

    BobRogers Well-Known Member

    And no one has even given the guy crap for having a backwards guitar!
  14. bwmac

    bwmac Active Member

    point taken Cucco

    good eye BobRogers
    I also am wondering what he is using to mic the amps.
    I'm a shure kind of guy
  15. Space

    Space Well-Known Member

    Maybe the choice of...I figured if no one had brains enough to get and use a guitar stand then they deserved a backwards guitar.
  16. BobRogers

    BobRogers Well-Known Member

    Proud owner of five backward guitars, five backward electric basses, and a backward URB. You get so you notice these things.
  17. bwmac

    bwmac Active Member

    LOL, now who was that famous left hand guitarest, LOL

  18. Space

    Space Well-Known Member

    Heck, I knew that was coming:)

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