Hey Kris, I talked to you a while ago about getting the lavry blue. Im pretty sure i need the 4496-12 but there are a lot of other versions lavry makes and i was wondering why people would buy either just AD or DA conversion and not the other. Just wanted to make sure the 4496-12 is the one i need. Anyway, also really digging the a lot like birds stuff. I literally hear the drums and think of how difficult it must have been to edit those lol.
Glad to know that you'd use a plug-in over a hardware version with bad converters. I'll save up for a lavry then although it might take a while haha. Also, ive been experimenting a bit with just melodyne and im actually getting pretty good results. I dont think i was utilizing that pitch modulation tool enough.
Me and my friends worship the lower d, pm today, and closure in moscow stuff. I imagine you'd use a lot of melodyne with those( especially pmtoday) to help line up harmonies and whatnot.
While we're on the vocal chain subject, i think my vocals sound pretty good for what i have, but i often get weird looks when i say "im running through at least 3 compressors on this vocal track with eq immediately after. Can multiple compressors be detrimental? I often use two compressors on my 2bus as well to get a rough mastering level.
You're AD/DAA Converter is still your weakest link. Outboard EQ is nice, but it won't improve your tracks as much as a good AD and DA. Running an analog EQ through the Behringer converter will sound a lot worse than just using a Plug-In. You can get a used Lavry Blue / DB tech Stereo AD/DA's for pretty cheap and they still compete with the best converters on the market. And if you're looking for something new and pretty top notch, the Prism Lyra is awesome sounding! It's a boring purchase, but a good converter will make your mic, pre and compressor sound waaaay better. And monitoring through better converters will save you a ton of time and help you develop a style as oppose to wasting your time fighting an inaccurate representation of your mix.
Melodyne is way better than Autotune 7. Autotone 5 and Evo are pretty good. But Autotune 7 is pretty awful sounding to me.
UAD plugs are great. I really like they're Neve 88RS and Pultec EQ's.
thanks man. you're a very down to earth dude! So since my last question i've added a distressor and a behringer ada8000 to my arsenal. I am definitely trying to steer more analog. Basically there are studios in town that i can get drums done at. So my lone 610 preamp and my distressor should get me through tracking guitar, bass, and vocals. Should i invest in an outboard EQ? I normally use a lot of subtractive plugin EQ. Or is my dollar better spent elsewhere? I use melodyne and waves tune but am considering spending money on autotune 7 or perhaps the UA plugins.
you are probably straight up, my favorite producer. I have a profire 2626, an SM7b for vocals, Universal Audio 610 preamp, yamaha hs80m moniters, and waves plugins. What do i need to make my recordings sound better?