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ted nightshade

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Re: To bleed or not to bleed...
« Reply #15 on: August 04, 2004, 11:36:55 am »

j.hall wrote on Wed, 04 August 2004 06:39


a single mic in the toilet, down the hall from the tracking room would have been better.


Funny you should say that- that's one of my prize listening positions.
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Re: To bleed or not to bleed...
« Reply #16 on: August 12, 2004, 04:12:03 pm »

j.

I guess I won't send you my mixes!  hahahaha, ahh the life of a ghetto setup: multiple mix checks and remixes, big bad boomy rooms, digital hell, and not enough money to improve the situation.

oh well, school eats my money and protools saps my creativity.
Good times.
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Re: To bleed or not to bleed...
« Reply #17 on: August 12, 2004, 04:38:38 pm »

I've been tracking vox and acoustic gtr a lot lately. We then use these tracks to build from adding any number of additional instruments depending on the tune.

I usually put up my LDC and try and get as close as possible.  Usually I can get real close. I then add an SDC on the guitar. My track counts never get high enough that I have to record over the SDC, but sometimes I don't end up using it.

I guess it depends on how much room you want in the vox, if you have the singer real tight on the mic (not really my style) then you're going to really need that 2nd mic on the guitar. I have a very limited palette of polar patterns so figure 8 ain't gonna happen fo me.
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Re: To bleed or not to bleed...
« Reply #18 on: August 16, 2004, 10:24:54 am »

i've never used figure 8

i put a nice LDC on the acoustic

put up my earthworks for stereo room mics

and throw up either an SM-7 or another nice LDC for the vox.

little compression on the earthworks, and away we go.
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Re: To bleed or not to bleed...
« Reply #19 on: August 17, 2004, 02:11:18 pm »

You gotta try fig. 8. Mucho proximity boost as well as much separation. Definitely one to have in the arsenal.
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Re: To bleed or not to bleed...
« Reply #20 on: August 17, 2004, 02:40:25 pm »

i've used figure 8 before on different things

just not for acoustic guitar tracking

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Re: To bleed or not to bleed...
« Reply #21 on: September 26, 2004, 08:31:33 pm »

My greatest successes have been tracking everything live except the voice (although I try to get the vocal too).  The main thing that frustrates is what bleeds into the drum overheads: scratch voice, guitars and bass.  Later I'm often forced to mix the overheads a lot lower than I'd like.  Lots of bass in the kick drum mic can also be a pain.  
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Re: To bleed or not to bleed...
« Reply #22 on: September 27, 2004, 09:53:01 am »

try using dynamics on the overheads and place them fairly close to the cymbals.  you'll still get a decent image of the kit, but you'll get really great rejection of guitars and bass.

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