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Pics From YOUR Studio

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EDIT: This was originally a thread about tracking The Gorgeous Hussies. However, I think it'd be cool to see all of your pics from your studio. Please post pics from your studio or from a tracking session you've participated in and share with everyone else. I'd love to see them!

~ mrbwnstn


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Hey everyone,
I haven't been around here in awhile but I wanted to share some pics from the studio during my recent project. These are all pictures from recording [[url=http://[/URL]="http://www.thegorge…"]The Gorgeous Hussies [/]="http://www.thegorge…"]The Gorgeous Hussies [/]new album.


A cool pic of the mics we're using on the drums in the studio right now...




4 – Sennheiser MD421
Sennheiser 602
Shure Beta 52
EV RE20
Shure SM7
2 - AKG C414BULS (modified)
AKG C461B
2 - Neuman TLM103 (matched)
2 – Neuman KM184 (matched)
RODE NT2
2 – Blue Kiwi (matched)
Blue Woodpecker
Blue Blueberry

Not shown: Audix D6 and an ass load of SM57s

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Davedog Tue, 07/15/2008 - 21:38
mrbwnstn wrote: [quote=Davedog]I think you should spend more time getting to really know someone before you point things out that may or may not be true.

Assumptions without knowledge, especially on the net where there is no idea of the actual emotional content of a statement, is an empty road to nowhere.

YMMV.

I'm not making a statement about the person in general rather the "bitchy comments". I mean, in the case of Remy, she called me stupid in her first correspondence with me, haha! However, I noticed you didn't respond to her in the same way you're responding to me?

You can't have your cake and eat it to. If you act like a jerk expect to be called on it.

Whatever, it's not important.

The response you're getting as opposed to responding to my fellow moderator is based on KNOWING what she MEANT by such a comment.

Its not what you thought and my suggestion to you is to learn about people and how they go about their business before leveling a judgement.

My response towards you is being measured on how you are responding to people you do not know. I am the moderator of this panel and thats what I'm doing. Moderating.

I too appreciate the sharing of your project. Best of luck at the mix.

Your bassist is very very good.

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Member Wed, 07/16/2008 - 11:45
Thanks for the compliment on our bassist. I agree, he's a very talented player. We're lucky to have him.

Some more photos tracking mando...

This guy's name is Ken Sager. I met him randomly via MySpace and he was cool enough to come and track some mandolin parts. Check him out at http://www.myspace.com/kensagermusic if you like cool Nu-Jazz/Bluegrass mandolin fusion.

In this pic he's recording through a Blue Baby Bottle on our song The Best Part which you can [[url=http://[/URL]="http://www.isound.c…"]hear here[/]="http://www.isound.c…"]hear here[/] if you care. We also tracked him using the Blue Kiwis and I personally like the Kiwis better. They're a dryer than the Bottle and really capture the nuance of his playing better, IMO.






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Member Fri, 07/11/2008 - 10:14
Yep, we had access to a lot of cool mics. We put up as many overheads as we did so we’d have options later depending on the song. The album is fairly eclectic in terms of style so we wanted an assortment of spatial options. Some turned out better than others. The Kiwis were alright but generally too bright. We set the Neumanns up in a "recorderman" set-up. However, we had some phasing issues with them and their image is just meh. The Blue Woodpecker, however, is fabulous! I wish we had a pair of those for overheads. I wouldn't need anything else. And the AKG C414's as room mics are really cool.

The tunnel (or fort as someone refered to it) in front of the kick worked out great. Just used some baffeling and blankets to get seperation. The kick ended up sounding great.

Our biggest failure, however, was using the Shure SM7 on the primary snare. While we were testing mics we liked it because it got a big beefy sound. However, it lacks that mid-high crack you get out of a 57. So we're having issues on some of our bigger rock songs trying to get a good tone on it. However, some of the more mellow tracks it got some good tone.

We have some rough, unmixed tracks I can post later if anyone is interested so you can get an idea of the raw tones.

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Cucco Fri, 07/11/2008 - 10:25
Nice.

Good info on the Kiwis.

I definitely have no beef with throwing everything AND the kitchen sink at a drum kit just to find out what works.

I'll be interested to hear the tracks - especially (maybe asking too much) if you could post them in stems?? All tracks indexed to 0 with say all over heads on unique stereo tracks, all snare/tom mics on their own tracks, etc?

I know, it's asking a lot, but it might be fun to listen to and then play around with...even if it's only like a 20 second clip or so.

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Member Fri, 07/11/2008 - 10:33
Cucco wrote: Nice.

Good info on the Kiwis.

I definitely have no beef with throwing everything AND the kitchen sink at a drum kit just to find out what works.

I'll be interested to hear the tracks - especially (maybe asking too much) if you could post them in stems?? All tracks indexed to 0 with say all over heads on unique stereo tracks, all snare/tom mics on their own tracks, etc?

I know, it's asking a lot, but it might be fun to listen to and then play around with...even if it's only like a 20 second clip or so.

Not sure if I have enough time to do all that. But I'll see if I can't bounce down a couple different mixes using the different overheads this weekend if I get some time. (We're on a time crunch. We have to finish tracking this album before August 2nd. I won't even tell you when we started.)

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RemyRAD Sat, 07/12/2008 - 21:31
What? All of those microphones and you never considered putting a 421 on the snare drum?? You must've gone to Full Sale? Are you stupid? It's just the world's greatest snare drum microphone and you haven't figured this out yet? It's that stupid American thing where people are supposed to want choices. You have too many choices. That's like wearing 5 pairs of underpants simultaneously. Simply because you never know when you might have a truly aggressive fart? Not trying to be demeaning or demoralizing but honestly now. Phasing issues? No? Really? Gate out of here!

I'm gating out of here!
Ms. Remy Ann David

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RemyRAD Fri, 07/18/2008 - 13:48
Beautiful pictures.

I too cannot quite figure out what is with all of this tape measuring stupid stuff? What? You don't know how to eyeball something? I've never needed to measure any capsule to capsule. It's idiotic. It's only guidelines. You use your ears. Not something from a textbook. OMG!

So how long is the stroke on the piston in your engine? Do you really care? Does it run alright without you knowing? Or, do you think you should measure the stroke because the engine isn't running at its peak like you think it should? Fugetaboutit!

Laughing myself into a stroke
Ms. Remy Ann David

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Member Fri, 07/18/2008 - 14:07
RemyRAD wrote: Beautiful pictures.

I too cannot quite figure out what is with all of this tape measuring stupid stuff? What? You don't know how to eyeball something? I've never needed to measure any capsule to capsule. It's idiotic. It's only guidelines. You use your ears. Not something from a textbook. OMG!

So how long is the stroke on the piston in your engine? Do you really care? Does it run alright without you knowing? Or, do you think you should measure the stroke because the engine isn't running at its peak like you think it should? Fugetaboutit!

Laughing myself into a stroke
Ms. Remy Ann David

Dave, your girl is utterly obnoxious. I know I'm not allow to tell the truth around here, but dang...

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Davedog Fri, 07/18/2008 - 17:06
Nobody said anything about the truth.

Perceptions are what fueled the subject.


It really is KINDA funny.........

And even though its given in an obnoxious way, the fact is, its true about the measuring .. its all about the ears.

Dont let it harsh your day.

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Member Fri, 07/18/2008 - 17:09
Davedog wrote: Nobody said anything about the truth.

Perceptions are what fueled the subject.


It really is KINDA funny.........

And even though its given in an obnoxious way, the fact is, its true about the measuring .. its all about the ears.

Dont let it harsh your day.

hehe - Dave, you're transparent. It's funny. But don't worry, you're only perceived as transparent. What you actually are, God only knows.

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Member Sat, 07/12/2008 - 23:20
RemyRAD wrote: What? All of those microphones and you never considered putting a 421 on the snare drum?? You must've gone to Full Sale? Are you stupid? It's just the world's greatest snare drum microphone and you haven't figured this out yet? It's that stupid American thing where people are supposed to want choices. You have too many choices. That's like wearing 5 pairs of underpants simultaneously. Simply because you never know when you might have a truly aggressive fart? Not trying to be demeaning or demoralizing but honestly now. Phasing issues? No? Really? Gate out of here!

I'm gating out of here!
Ms. Remy Ann David

Thanks for joining the thread. You're a real peach.
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