I was telling Dave Hawk ( @dvdhawk ) this weekend about one of my wishes. And that is that I wish I had the talent, knowledge and ability to design and build gear, ya know, boutique type stuff like opto and tube compressors, EQ'S, mics, guitar amps, ... Like Marco (@pcrecord) built his mic - and I know his came in the form of a kit, but even that is amazing to me. He ended up getting a mic he loves, and he has the pride of knowing that he built it himself.
I've been researching the methods and gear of the classic age of Motown.
I thought I'd start a new thread, discussing songs we like and dissecting the recording and mixing methods used that lent heavily to the ultimate sound of the song.
It makes absolutely no difference what songs you'd like to post - any style, any era, any artist.
The only criteria is to be willing to discuss the technology and/or production involved that was a dominant factor in how the songs sounds.
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With the advent of classic gain reduction units in software/ plugin form, I thought I would start a series of threads explaining how these original classic units worked - kind of a "what makes them tick" series of threads, for those who are using emulations from companies like UAD, T-Racks/IK Multimedia, Waves, Bomb Factory, Steinberg, etc.
I believe that knowing how these original models worked, and what they were/are designed to do, will perhaps help those who are using the plugin versions of them to better understand them, and hopefully, to use them to their optimum.
I reached out and found Greg Hanks recently and found that he has relaunched his BA-660 mic preamp with some differences from the old version. I was pretty impressed by the last one while reviewing it. It'll take me a bit to wade through the new one. I'm just giving you a heads up.
For those of you using or curious about how to use an 1176 (hardware or plugin ), Fad Dupont http://puremix.net/… a new video on it. As usual, this new tutorial is excellent.
This video has a fee attached to it and also a short trailer.
*posted this also another location on here. Sorry if i posted twice. really do not know where to ask this question at.
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