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Big Moving Parts - My first "lockdown" production

This has been one of the most enjoyable and rewarding things that I’ve done musically (for myself) during this lockdown period. Larry (drummer) and I had a lot of fun recording this. The track forms part of my next solo album which I’m busy with at the moment. It was quite tricky doing all the filming and playing but I'm quite happy with the result. I also showed which VSTs were used in the making of the track.

Recording drums to sound big in a small room for hard rock/metal projects

I would like some feedback. I just finished an iso room in my studio to track in. I’m a drummer and I will never have the square foot or height to track ambient drums. I’m ok with that and I’m fine with adding room post tracking. I guess the biggest challenge I face is getting the drums sound big enough for hard rock/metal projects. Here’s a sample of arecent drum sample I tracked in the new room. I added the room sI'm post tracking.

New and bigger studio : one room to rule them all or two room (control + live)?


I'm currently in my basement to record my own music - solely my own music - for now and the foreseable future.

My actual room is roughly 10X16 with an 8 feet ceiling. It has a slanted ceiling over the mix area.
I treated it with OC703 and OC705 a fair amount, but not everywhere. It sounds reasonnably un-alive but not to the point of being creepy. It's good for recording dry and erasing the room but not so much for playing because I find it too dry sounding.

An Appoge Big Ben Question from a novice

Okay, I've added the big ben as the master in my clock chain all appears to be good, a/d's are clocking and all sounds fine.
So the question I have is that the blue 'narrow' led flickers periodically and not overly bright when it is stable, is this the default behavior?, I ran the led test and the led appears to be okay, The unit is well ventilated and cool to the touch..

I'm just having a hard time being instilled with any 'confidence' when I see this behavior..

Thanks in advance...

Big thump at the beginning of tracks with Reaper?

Hi, new here.
I've been using Cakewalk Home Studio 2004 for a long time, but it is fairly old, so after reading a lot of reviews, downloaded Reaper for trial. I like it a lot, think it sounds great, easy to use, etc.
But I notice when playing back the tracks, there is a distinct "thump" as the audio begins. Will this disappear once the tracks are rendered to a stereo wave file? Does anyone know what I'm talking about here?

HELP ! "BIG TIME PRO" can't figure out how to punch in/out w/ Audacity

so i'm at home with my 10 year old laptop .. (Gateway Celeron M running Linux's newer version, although i like the previous edition better) and it has Audacity on it ... ok seems like an reasonable program for playing around ... i probably would want something better for real work but hey it's free and it works (sort of) on this old slow pos i have. so i am playing around, figured out the routing and i have the mic input routed through the sound card in the computer ...

My voice is too big. (Won't sit in the mix)

Hi! Been reading, working, recording, and greatly increasing my skills as a recordist.

But I'm having a problem. I'm doing a cover of Stairway to Heaven, and I can't get my lead vox to sit in the mix. It's either too loud or too soft.

When I listen to Robert Plant's vocals in that song, they sound quite small. Still powerful, but small. That way he can do all that ad-lib stuff softly and still be heard. Because of compression and fader riding, I can hear the soft stuff really well while the loud doesn't get blown out.



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