Recording and Mixing Guidelines
Posted 27 October 2009 - 06:42 AM
Are you still waiting for that microphone to arrive then?
I've got 5 demos properly recorded with digital drums. I havn't decided which one I should start with to record fully and completely. I've been kinda pushing them off because I've taken a dislike to creating drum patterns. Been hoping to get the live drums set up, but it's been a rocky road. *sigh*
Posted 27 October 2009 - 07:16 AM
The acoustic loop sounds awesome and thats why I decided to compose something based on it. If you'd have told me I'd write a song this way say two months ago I wouldnt have believed it. Yeah the mic problem should be fixed pretty soon. Definitely. Was about to buy one mic that looked really good but the guy told me to wait because I was about to buy another crappy mic that looks good (its the same shop where my laptop was purchased so he knows exactly what I need) he told me he ordered the best that could work on this laptop and I also need a new battery btw. Need this mic to record my voice on the aforementioned songs (one by Neil Young) and to proceed with my own stuff at last!
Drum patterns are not easy to create I mean the kind of drums that doesnt sound like elevator music so you're lucky to have a real drummer to work with. Looking forward to hear new songs from you.
Posted 27 October 2009 - 12:46 PM
Posted 28 October 2009 - 03:40 AM
I'm new to this so I download them drums and bass loops and make them sound in the key/tempo/pitch thats needed for the song I'm working on. Gotta struggle a little to put them where I want them to be in the track to be honest. Never used a drum machine so far. I've no idea whats this vsti stuff you're talking about w00dy.
Posted 28 October 2009 - 06:43 AM
you know how you struggle to get your loops into your tracks, you should check out ableton live, im only saying that software coz i think it was priminaly aimed at 'dj's' rather than musicians and coz my musiciansmanship can be/is quite poor at times, ive found that elastic audio is a god send (but i think you see it in most daws now). i checked out that beatcraft on youtube you mentioned - looks loads easier to work beats out on than the hardware drum machines ive owned
Posted 28 October 2009 - 11:41 AM
I wish it was as easy as when you hear it in your head and air drum to it. Stupid technology. =/
w00dy - do you have a digital drum kit w/ pads and everything?
Posted 28 October 2009 - 02:09 PM
i guess thats where all the pfft noises are coming from, i slap the random fx on in an emulation of someone great maybe (flange kicks arse if you ask me on old school groove, but the bit crushing delays are where my heart is now). my mums neighbour in spain is a drummer (function bands and stuff - its good money if youve a good band i think) lovely bloke, very easy to like - im gonna try and blag a few tips from him and try to apply it to the digital (cant play) drums age
hey how do you do your guitars? me again ive gone virtual (the focusrite guitar vsts (i dont really recommend - just abit lacking) studiodevil (cracking amp sim, i use it alot but ive not bought the full fx deal) and some of the amplitube range (hendrix, metal & fender) which is very good - but i dont like the insistance on running it through a mic emulation (i mean how good do your ears have to be to match that up? never mind trying to do it at a gig, defo should be optional (unless not reading the instructions has lead me down another dark alley)). i recomend them, but be aware they are cpu hogs (fender n hendix esp) too. oldy but goody the flying hagis db amp - i like this too but not used it in a while tbh. hardware i can happily recommend the behringer v-amp pro, honest its got some good sounds - im guessing the line6 stuff is superior - but i just dont get that useability vibe, but theyve some real good ideas and theyre pretty exciting for that i think.
i do have a wee 1w tube amp into a 15" marshall but ive not had the balls to record with that yet. (maybe coz the reamping luxury is too good to give up, maybe coz my ears arnt good enough to know what sound i need before i hear it, hmm 'chicken' me thinks. damn)
i just di n eq (to a generic specific present) my acoustic. i did find (and pay for) a neat eq filter vst specifically for putting the body back into di acoustics (impulse response tech - it sounds pretty good as well) but it really doest like ableton or vista coz it f's my ###### right up and thus is unuseable by me, damn - ive not miked up my acoustic yet (again i think im just lasy, either that or i can't be arsed). rob mcgrail got good at recording acoustics (imo) but ive not seen one of his posts in a while
edit: im drunk and keep thinking of stuff
edit 2: yes 1 watt into 15" lol, dear god you seem to jest with me
edit 3 (the next day): man i was well drunk last night, soz for the mad waffle
Edited by w00dy, 29 October 2009 - 05:05 AM.
Posted 29 October 2009 - 06:13 AM
Aaaaaaaaaah you meant the VST effects w00dy yeah I have these in Mixcraft and I've not had the occasion to use them much yet. Only the EQ which as I said I tend to abuse of because its soooo GOOD.
The VST Effects on Mixcraft:
Thats a lot of buttons to mess with my sounds
I went to the ableton website and downloaded the Live 7 LE version which is the "Medium" version of Live. I've not yet installed it but I've got a feeling this is gonna be helpful in the future so thanks for the link.
Mantra: my new mic has arrived and its a Philips:
Corded Microphone SBCMD110/00
I tested it on Total Recorder and man it was worth the wait. I can proceed with my projects now.
Posted 29 October 2009 - 07:42 AM
Edited by w00dy, 29 October 2009 - 08:13 AM.
Posted 30 October 2009 - 07:07 AM
Me, I used to mic up my little 30w Marshall and record from there, but I got an recording interface last year that I've been using. It's more versitile and it save me from lugging the amp and chords around from one room to the next, setting up mics, etc. etc. A general time saver really.
Glad you got the mic and it's doing it for you, Dorio! =D
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