Use of current gear suggestions (pres and comp)

Discussion in 'Microphones (live or studio)' started by pablotx, Mar 18, 2005.

  1. pablotx

    pablotx Guest

    Howdy folks,

    Please keep this bumped so that I might get a lot of suggestions.

    Just bought some new gear for the studio and am looking for some expert advice on when, where and how to use it.

    I run a 24 channel Allen & Heath board to MOTU 2408 MKII to Nuendo2

    Have 2 Nueman TLM 103s
    2 Sennheiser MD421s
    4 SM57s
    4 SM58s
    2 BLUE Dragonflys
    1 R0DE Classic II
    1 Beta52
    1 AKG D112

    Bought a Universal Audio 6176 channel strip (mono pre, eq + comp)
    Also a Presonus ACP 88 (8 channel pre, gate, comp)
    And a FMR Really Nice Compressor.

    I wonder how I can get the most use out of everything. I mainly track rock projects. I have a really live drum room, and a very quiet iso room.

    I have had very good success using the UA6176 with the RODE Classic II on Vox. Other than that and acoustic instruments, I really am at a loss to see where I would use the UA as it is only mono. It does have the feature of running preamp and compressor separately which is pretty cool, but where?

    I am also looking for all suggestions of how I can configure things for tracking drums.

    I have a huge inventory of plugins, but I thought I might clean up things before hitting the software.

    Thanks for all your help.
  2. pablotx

    pablotx Guest

    Any help?
  3. Davedog

    Davedog Distinguished Member

    Dec 10, 2001
    Pacific NW
    Okay...So, when you're tracking these 'rock projects, are you tracking everyone all at once or maybe just going for drums and bass with everyone else putting down scratch tracks????I guess to be any help with your question I would have to know how you work.Nice mic locker BTW..
  4. pablotx

    pablotx Guest

    Usually lay down bass and drums first with everyone else laying scratch.
  5. perfectwave

    perfectwave Guest

    is the acp 88 a mic pre/ compressor/gate? I thought it was just a compressor/gate.

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