Home recording thread

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Re: Home recording thread

Postby Nathanael » Sat Apr 30, 2011 4:16 pm

You can mic it properly but if the room sounds shit you have just correctly placed a mic in a shit room.

Doing A B tests on my own recordings, when the large room has been used the bottom end is more focused and the attack is better. In the small room the bottom end turns to mush and it becomes much harder to mix it in with everything else.

Obviously what ever works then and there is right. I'm not saying you are doing anything wrong, but from my own experience I disagree with you.
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Re: Home recording thread

Postby morepunkrockthanyou » Sat Apr 30, 2011 5:24 pm

fair enuff some good tips

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Re: Home recording thread

Postby No Way Out Records » Sun May 01, 2011 10:42 pm

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Re: Home recording thread

Postby timi » Sun May 01, 2011 11:02 pm

morepunkrockthanyou wrote:my thoughts are what ever room you have make sure its as dead as possible (Blankets / Mattresses / all that crap) and then use the software to manipulate it

Blankets and mattresses are really only absorbing top end, so chances are the "dead" room isn't really dead, it just has no top end. Chances are it's also a small room and has massive problems in the low end, so you have a room with only uneven low end reflections. If this is your preference I am very surprised. The ideal small room to record in would be "dry" rather than dead, you would have it treated so that it has a frequency response as even as possible so it sounds balanced.

I bet most people making records would prefer a room with a fairly live sound which they can deaden using broadband panels when necessary. Unfortunately big rooms are expensive so many have to make do with smaller dry rooms and fake it with reverb, which is cool but you can't beat the openness that a nice sounding live room can offer.

morepunkrockthanyou wrote:its not the 70's anymore - i mean yeah its cool to have a big room to jam in that verbs and sounds massive

Most '70s (and '80s) studios were actually quite dead, '50s and '60s were the larger ones due orchestral instruments being really common in most recorded music...

morepunkrockthanyou wrote:but from my experience all recording sessions are differnet even if you use the same mics etc, its having the software and the monitors & then the mastering skills & the vision of what you actually want it to sound like that matters - that is some worthy advice taken from punkas a while ago.

To me it sounds like you are saying that the capture doesn't matter, which really contradicts the vision part you mentioned. Wouldn't you try to capture something as close to how you want it to sound on record so you have to do as little processing as possible and make the mixing easier?

But whatever, the only "rule" is do what works for you.

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Re: Home recording thread

Postby Nathanael » Tue Jul 12, 2011 7:25 pm

First release that I finished off in my new bedroom is up at www.thisthing.us for free download.

Won't be a lot people's cup of tea but whatever check it out. Features artwork by Zak from the warpath.
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Re: Home recording thread

Postby No Way Out Records » Tue Jul 12, 2011 9:10 pm

Nathanael wrote:Zak from the warpath.


LOL, i'm sure he loves you bringing that up :D

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Re: Home recording thread

Postby Cosmo Kramer » Wed Jul 13, 2011 9:41 am

No Way Out Records wrote:
Nathanael wrote:Zak from the warpath.


LOL, i'm sure he loves you bringing that up :D


why not? Not into it anymore?
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Re: Home recording thread

Postby Nathanael » Wed Jul 13, 2011 11:03 am

Instead of discussing that point, download the EP and discuss that!
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Re: Home recording thread

Postby Cosmo Kramer » Wed Jul 13, 2011 11:06 am

Nathanael wrote:Instead of discussing that point, download the EP and discuss that!



i will when i get home - dont have the pleasure of downl;oading anything i want anymore Image

after i do that, can we then discuss the other point? Image
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Re: Home recording thread

Postby No Way Out Records » Wed Jul 13, 2011 12:30 pm

haha, but you have to sign up to download, no thanks.

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Re: Home recording thread

Postby Cosmo Kramer » Wed Jul 13, 2011 12:45 pm

No Way Out Records wrote:sign up to download


Nathaaaaaaaaaanael......

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