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by cryabetes
Fri Sep 30, 2011 6:54 pm
Forum: Sound Production
Topic: The Official 'Secrets of the Studio' Thread!
Replies: 131
Views: 75750

Re: The Official 'Secrets of the Studio' Thread!

(for DAW users only, although I doubt there're too many people here mixing off a 24 track tape machine. Also, this is what works for me; YMMV) After you've recorded everything, turn all the tracks down. Like, way down. -12db down. Now turn your monitors up (not your main output bus, your monitors). ...
by cryabetes
Fri Sep 30, 2011 1:55 pm
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: Vintage Pianos
Replies: 9
Views: 740

Re: Vintage Pianos

Boston player piano. take off as much of the 'case' and 'player' parts as you can and these sound amazing. I had one but the guy who i was leasing studio space from sold the building and I didn't want to move it.
by cryabetes
Fri Sep 30, 2011 1:45 pm
Forum: Sound Production
Topic: What are your recording OCD's
Replies: 33
Views: 3380

Re: What are your recording OCD's

I can't stand modern, colorful GUIs and often feel the need to minimize the sequencer programs to the taskbar when listening back to the mixes. That's pretty tough to explain to people I've worked with... I've just stated that I do it in order to "minimize latency issues", even if the real reason i...
by cryabetes
Wed Sep 28, 2011 3:53 pm
Forum: Sound Production
Topic: What are your recording OCD's
Replies: 33
Views: 3380

Re: What are your recording OCD's

my bandmate, everything he writes is 136 bpm. and I have the revulsion to round numbers or numbers used too often; I generally try to make tunes work at the same speed as my breathing and if I accidentally make something at 120 (default on the electribes with a cleared patch) I'll either take a quic...
by cryabetes
Tue Sep 27, 2011 2:13 pm
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: Ridiculous eBay 'Buy-it-now' and starting bids.
Replies: 1363
Views: 350959

Re: Ridiculous eBay 'Buy-it-now' and starting bids.

the Ads I actually kind of understand considering they're usually kinda cool memorabillia, have a picture of the synth on it, maybe an interesting artist's sales pitch, or maybe just a silly, outdated statement about the synths capabilities. $8 for a warranty card is just ridic. you gonna frame it ...
by cryabetes
Sun Sep 25, 2011 4:40 pm
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: looking for a String Synth
Replies: 8
Views: 988

Re: looking for a String Synth

I found a patch I can modify to meet this need on the Juno DI Can you copy the settings over to your Juno D? The old fashioned way, pen and paper? AFAIK it's the same synth engine, pretty much. Otherwise, M Tron will get you close. Yeah I tried that but the initial sample is one not on mine, defini...
by cryabetes
Fri Sep 23, 2011 2:49 am
Forum: Sound Production
Topic: Name ONE favorite pedal (+more)
Replies: 137
Views: 116648

Re: Name ONE favorite pedal (+more)

My favorite pedal is the Boss PS-3. mode 3 for making a Souvlaki Space Station, mode 7 for faking a gigantic string section on guitar, mode 5 for faking organs on guitar, and mode 8 for making cheapo romplers sound like analog synths. The 'whammy'/exp pedal mode is the only one that sucks and I'm no...
by cryabetes
Fri Sep 23, 2011 2:27 am
Forum: Sound Production
Topic: Tremolo Pedal
Replies: 25
Views: 2681

Re: Tremolo Pedal

Otherwise there's the Boss SL-20. If you're looking for a little more panoramic tremolo, maybe a Boss LS-2 + two tremolo pedals at different speeds (the LS-2 is for a dual bypass and can make up for any volume loss inherent in the tremolos) Personally I love the sound I get using my MF105 for tremol...
by cryabetes
Fri Sep 23, 2011 1:52 am
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: looking for a String Synth
Replies: 8
Views: 988

looking for a String Synth

So I'm looking for a synth particularly for making string/orchestra sounds, especially the gigantic soft string swells like in movies from the 40s. I'm looking for that slightly grainy, definitely detuned, but not quite a chorus effect (well, a stopped LFO on a chorus might do it but I'm not familia...