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What's the last thing you bought that made it 'sound like a record?' Dynamics Processors (HW)
Old 1 week ago
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Any old console. You just got THAT sound, that drums especially. Even without excessive compression.
Old 1 week ago
  #92
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Cole’s 4038 got me the drum sound I’d always had in my head but could never get. Such detail from cymbals. Can still hear a crash decaying after four bars
Old 1 week ago
  #93
Neumann u67 and N 269c.

It just makes the vocals sit upfront in a mix. All singers i've used it on later said thats how they always imagined my vocal should have sound like.
Old 1 week ago
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Originally Posted by zvukofor View Post
Any old console. You just got THAT sound, that drums especially. Even without excessive compression.
+1
The sonic integrity you get from tracking everything through one console is a big factor in a recording‘s identity.
No-one ever listened to a classic record and thought „if only they‘d used an API on the snare and a Neve on the kick instead of that Trident...“
Also, with a console I feel I can get away with much more radical EQ on input, it somehow fits together more seamlessly.
Old 1 week ago
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That THIRD margarita!

Just kidding, very interesting thread...

Chris
I am SO surprised you said alcohol before anyone mentioned marijuana.
Old 1 week ago
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+1
The sonic integrity you get from tracking everything through one console is a big factor in a recording‘s identity.
No-one ever listened to a classic record and thought „if only they‘d used an API on the snare and a Neve on the kick instead of that Trident...“
Also, with a console I feel I can get away with much more radical EQ on input, it somehow fits together more seamlessly.
Not to mention using console inputs as a limiters - pushing them a little, and suddenly all percussive sounds have more weight, and everything glues together better then ever.
Old 6 days ago
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Honestly, getting my room treated properly made me get to a finished sound. And quicker.
Absolutely true...
Old 6 days ago
  #98
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A hardware compressor.

I've only ever used software compressors (and I own all the good stuff) and a couple of months ago I invested in an API and was truly gobsmacked..all I could think was why the hell didn't I get one of these earlier?

I'm sorry, but it's just a whole different ball game using a decent hardware comp..mixing is easier, faster and everything just sounds better.
Old 6 days ago
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One alcohol in the hand, is worth 2 marijuanas in the... Well you know what I mean Bushman.

Chris
Old 6 days ago
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One alcohol in the hand, is worth 2 marijuanas in the... Well you know what I mean Bushman.

Chris
But I will pretend to know NOTHING... “Whatchou talkin’ ‘bout, chessparov?”
Old 6 days ago
  #101
Rented a Manley Massive Passive EQ and Vari Mu for a couple weeks while we attempted our hand at mastering. They both took the recordings to a new level immediately on the Master Buss. After recording over 50 tunes, mostly ITB with Nebula and some outboard preamps, it was so interesting to see how our ears had adjusted to the "digital" sound" and the benefits of actual transformers/tubes in making them "sound like a record".

Still need to turn them over to a professional mastering engineer with experience.

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Old 6 days ago
  #102
flatwound bass strings
Old 6 days ago
  #103
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Studer 269, just great!
To further explain my rather short post, I recorded a band through console and outboarding preamps.
Then I mixed in ITB, just being lazy not wanting to change any (preamp) settings on the console.
Now I switched to summing just 8 Tracks (3 Stereo Busses (Drums,Guitars & the rest), Bass and Vox) on the console.
The effect was clearly audible. Somehow a little compression, some "EQ" is going on. A little flattening of transients while still adding a little specific punch and the typical "EQ curve" of the console was added. The reverbs and Delays are getting more audible,too.

Everything simply seems to fall a little better into place than ITB. Plus its adding a little shine, depth & plasticity.
Old 6 days ago
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flatwound bass strings
Tapewound bass strings.

Old 6 days ago
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Tapewound bass strings.

Wow, haven’t heard that since the early ‘70s.
Old 6 days ago
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"Whatchou talkin' 'bout Willis"
Chris
Old 5 days ago
  #108
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Bought the Soundtoys Bundle a few months ago, played with some settings and accidentally found the perfect wall of guitar delay sound for the track I was working on.
Old 5 days ago
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Try BIG transformers.
This one is a little bit limited in HF response, but

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Old 5 days ago
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This one is a little bit limited in HF response, but

It would take a lot of real estate to get 24 channels of those babies hooked up.
Old 5 days ago
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It would take a lot of real estate to get 24 channels of those babies hooked up.
It's the only reason Neve doesn't put them in their consoles. But amazing headroom though...up to +120dBU!
Old 4 days ago
  #112
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They were used on the AC/DC High Voltage album!

Chris
Old 2 days ago
  #113
But you'll need four guys to crank the gain knob
Old 2 days ago
  #114
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Tomorrow is...

RECORD STORE DAY!!

Chris
Old 2 days ago
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But you'll need four guys to crank the gain knob
You don’t need four people. You just need the proper gearing on your knobs. This is Gearslutz.
Old 1 day ago
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Still own an MCI 16 Track tape deck that we fired it up last weekend with the help of an old Mackie 16 channel and Cubase with just a bit of Waves WLM Plus limiting. My reference for sounding "like a record" will always be tape, including a lot of the great plugins and gear that emulate some of its better characteristics. I'll, no doubt, run out of 2" tape or it will require fixing beyond my skill and pocketbook.

Old 1 day ago
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Louder Then Liftoff Silver Bullet.
Old 1 day ago
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just bought and sold mine. absolute rubbish. yep, I was hyped and swindled into it... ala gearslutz -oh we like him cuz he cool does did dat dun do hey ha 'silver bullet in a box he ok to spam it and spam it real goood. crap.
Sometimes a post gets me curious enough to look at a few others by the same person. In this case, lots of the same in a very brief span. I'd stay in this evening if I were you.
Old 1 day ago
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Have you noticed that “report” isn’t working in this thread? Not that there’s anyone just pleading to be reported.
Old 1 day ago
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Have you noticed that “report” isn’t working in this thread? Not that there’s anyone just pleading to be reported.
Actually no, I hadn't noticed. I'll hit that button once in a while if I think a thread might be better served in a different forum. But I don't see the point in tattling when Street Justice is more effective and more fun.
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