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by Sharmaji
Wed Aug 14, 2013 1:43 pm
Forum: Production, Hardware & Technical
Topic: Clipping as intentional FX on drums
Replies: 46
Views: 5488

Re: Clipping as intentional FX on drums

At least go into the fact that digital clipping is always wrong as well :) digital clipping can give you a really crunchy high-end-- can be great on snares. FWIW clipping is always up for discussion in mastering as well-- take a gander through gearslutz and see how many folks talk about clipping th...
by Sharmaji
Wed Aug 14, 2013 1:54 am
Forum: Production, Hardware & Technical
Topic: Clipping as intentional FX on drums
Replies: 46
Views: 5488

Re: Clipping as intentional FX on drums

got a bass sound last week that was a stylophone into a mic pre adding 65db of gain (totally in the red), into an EQ pushed so hard that it started to self-modulate, into a distressor set on "nuke," pushed totally into the red, and then dialed back at the output to record at a normal level. sounded ...
by Sharmaji
Sun Aug 04, 2013 1:10 am
Forum: Production, Hardware & Technical
Topic: the classic "take a photo of your setup" thread
Replies: 3555
Views: 458881

Re: the classic "take a photo of your setup" thread

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extra points for the portastudio with VU meters :h:
by Sharmaji
Fri Aug 02, 2013 1:12 pm
Forum: Production, Hardware & Technical
Topic: Anyone have experience with a DX7
Replies: 22
Views: 2134

Re: Anyone have experience with a DX7

dx7's a bit of a one trick pony. A fun 1 trick pony, sure, but a pain to program and takes up a ton of space. for the same synth engine w/o the keyboard, the tx81z (seriously where does Yammy come up with these names) is a great bargain. again, the programming is such a pain that you'll wind up usin...
by Sharmaji
Wed Jul 31, 2013 10:55 pm
Forum: Production, Hardware & Technical
Topic: Pre Amps/Interface/Ins & Outs
Replies: 3
Views: 669

Re: Pre Amps/Interface/Ins & Outs

most samplers work at instrument-level, using TS cables, so yes, you need a preamp/DI. most usb boxes come w/ preamps in them... how good they depends on how much you're spending.

compressors and most studio gear are (usually) line level.
by Sharmaji
Wed Jul 31, 2013 2:44 pm
Forum: Production, Hardware & Technical
Topic: [Tutorials] Some nice free tutorials on drums and remixing!
Replies: 3
Views: 385

Re: [Tutorials] Some nice free tutorials on drums and remixi

I think we need to talk about the word "original" in the 2nd vid.
by Sharmaji
Wed Jul 31, 2013 2:24 am
Forum: Production, Hardware & Technical
Topic: .
Replies: 31
Views: 3844

Re: fans?

Icetickle wrote:cuntflaps

turbo folk
I learn things whenever i pop in here.
by Sharmaji
Wed Jul 31, 2013 1:59 am
Forum: Production, Hardware & Technical
Topic: Need new cartridge...Any suggestions?
Replies: 6
Views: 706

Re: Need new cartridge...Any suggestions?

been loving my ortofon elektros for 7 years but can't say i play much vinyl these days.

the shure carts are always a good bet--- even those godawfully-ugly white label ones.
by Sharmaji
Tue Jul 30, 2013 12:48 pm
Forum: Production, Hardware & Technical
Topic: Anyone used a Buttkicker? (force feedback
Replies: 7
Views: 922

Re: Anyone used a Buttkicker? (force feedback

they make sense on stage when (as a drummer) you're using in-ear monitors and feel really detached from the energy on stage, in which case--they definitely enhance performance. they're also definitely NOT any sort of accurate representation of what's happening, sonically. I wouldn't put one at the t...
by Sharmaji
Mon Jul 29, 2013 1:14 pm
Forum: Production, Hardware & Technical
Topic: Raw talent vs potential etc
Replies: 39
Views: 2353

Re: Raw talent vs potential etc

jaydot wrote:Do you reckon you can "peak"? Or is the talent limitless.
talent is a starting point.
by Sharmaji
Mon Jul 29, 2013 12:55 am
Forum: Production, Hardware & Technical
Topic: Raw talent vs potential etc
Replies: 39
Views: 2353

Re: Raw talent vs potential etc

I don't believe in talent. 10,000 hours is the rule. oh i thoroughly believe in talent. Regardless of how much you start with, hard work is non-negotiable if you want to get any sort of success, but i've done plenty of collabs, or worked with, lots of people who have no musical training but an inna...
by Sharmaji
Thu Jul 25, 2013 1:48 pm
Forum: Production, Hardware & Technical
Topic: Next time you're going to download samples from the Internet
Replies: 17
Views: 5246

Re: Next time you're going to download samples from the Inte

absolutely fucking ace, wub.

which one of you lot said jungle was boring, again ;-) ?
by Sharmaji
Thu Jul 18, 2013 2:31 pm
Forum: Production, Hardware & Technical
Topic: Outboard Gear/Signal Flow.
Replies: 11
Views: 544

Re: Outboard Gear/Signal Flow.

dbx 163 or 163x (half-rack) are great. the 160 series is generally the good stuff from DBX, either actually hi-fi (160a, etc) or funky-- the rest is prosumer junk.
by Sharmaji
Tue Jul 16, 2013 5:38 pm
Forum: Production, Hardware & Technical
Topic: Logic Pro X Released!
Replies: 70
Views: 7935

Re: Logic Pro X Released!

pros-- fucking AUTOSAVE. finally!

When things slow down in the fall, i might (might) consider upgrading, but i've got no time for the guaranteed hiccups of an upgrade right now.

plus i've got a lot of 32-bit plugs that i'm not looking to let go of.
by Sharmaji
Wed Jul 10, 2013 10:18 pm
Forum: Production, Hardware & Technical
Topic: The DEFINITIVE guide to producing Drum & Bass
Replies: 10
Views: 1967

Re: The DEFINITIVE guide to producing Drum & Bass

mromgwtf wrote:Who the fuck uses 808 kick in dnb?
by Sharmaji
Wed Jul 10, 2013 9:45 pm
Forum: Production, Hardware & Technical
Topic: Today's electronic music
Replies: 112
Views: 6599

Re: Today's electronic music

I went to a slammmmmmmmmed all-house-or-deep house-for-6-hours party in the park on Sunday and every tune was pretty much awesome. Granted, it was on a rude system, with top notch selectors, and a completely packed dancefloor-- so the fun element was egged up- but still, great music. Currently isten...
by Sharmaji
Wed Jul 10, 2013 2:23 am
Forum: Production, Hardware & Technical
Topic: 2nd pair of 'crap' monitors
Replies: 20
Views: 2002

Re: 2nd pair of 'crap' monitors

auratones/avantones and the like are great tools for seeing how your mix will translate to less-than-optimum conditions. I'm considering getting a pair of NOS auratones to replace the thoroughly-bullshit computer speakers i have, which are almost more harm than good. with that said, i can't think of...
by Sharmaji
Tue Jul 09, 2013 9:05 pm
Forum: Production, Hardware & Technical
Topic: if you were choosing between kramer tape bundle and rennmaxx
Replies: 20
Views: 1372

Re: if you were choosing between kramer tape bundle and renn

heads up that waves is changing their whole licensing thing... or something. is RennMaxx one of the renaissance plugin packs? If so, they're good. 10 years ago they were, hands down, the best basic eq's, comps, etc. nowadays i think the stock logic comp & eq sound better... but they're still usable ...
by Sharmaji
Tue Jul 09, 2013 12:48 am
Forum: Production, Hardware & Technical
Topic: Tales from the studio : In-depth accounts of
Replies: 37
Views: 3374

Re: Tales from the studio : In-depth accounts of

- Sharmaji demonstrating some of his mic techniques ha :) the mic'ing isn't all that interesting... i'd be down to show off some mix stuff though, using a combo of hardware and software. what a certain signal path gives over another. again, not so sure how useful this'd be, as the program material ...