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Re: your dad's oldsmobile

Post by porfiry » Wed Apr 28, 2010 4:26 pm

Finally, a followup. Someday there'll be an album's worth of 'em.

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Re: your dad's oldsmobile

Post by Tone Deft » Wed Apr 28, 2010 6:20 pm

wow man, more of the good stuff. reminds me of the Elvises, Presley and Costello... being produced by Van Morrison.

really enjoyed that, I couldn't make out the vocals in parts though.

is it your mics or your room that gives you that sound or ????
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Re: your dad's oldsmobile

Post by porfiry » Wed Apr 28, 2010 11:23 pm

1. Audio-Technica AT-3035 (2035, 2020, whatever...cheap and life-changing, at least for me)
2. ART Tube MP Studio – still only ***$30*** at Musician's Enemy
3. Dynamic Tube, the most underrated Ableton plugin. Probably not underrated at all, I just love saying that.
4. The reverb plug from the U-He Uhbik set...everything that gets some is going to the same return track...just one instance.

The built-in "Vintage Channel Strip" effects racks are handy...you get eq/gate/tube/compressor/saturator all in one shot.

Other than that, the drums are single miked with the AT, just sitting 3 or 4 feet out in front of the kit in my somewhat-reflective basement. Loose-miking drums (and handclaps and tambourine and such) like that lends more ambiance than any other single factor. I try to get fat recordings laid down initially, and then most of the EQing is just rolloff from one end or the other or both. A lot of old studios didn't even *have* EQ, so...

Glad you like it. :)

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Re: your dad's oldsmobile

Post by Tone Deft » Thu Apr 29, 2010 10:11 pm

8) thanks for the gear tips!! $30 for a tube pre... I might have to go for it. nice tips on that plug ins used. I also have an AT3035. :D

your coffees look insanely good too!!
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Re: your dad's oldsmobile

Post by porfiry » Fri Apr 30, 2010 3:42 am

I'm not going to lie, it's not some kinda fantastic preamp, as it's a "master volume" sort of setup where the gain stage is isolated, but it has an actual 12AX7 in it, provides phantom power, and definitely warms signal quietly. I figured the $30 was a clearance price, but I bought my pair probably almost two years ago...maybe they were WAY overstocked.

I truthfully don't think there's a shit's worth of difference between any of the AT mics from the 2020 up, from what I've read. Just bass rolloff and stuff, which I never use anyway. Probably should, I'm always removing bass from vocals after the fact. I was using a big russian condenser for a while, and even did a couple small mods to open it up a bit, but I have to say that the AT pisses all over it.

My coffee is indeed delicious, if I may take a moment to irritatingly praise myself. I will be chugging it once again in 10 short hours. :)

OT EDIT: Have you had coffee at Four Barrel? Is there anything else good springing up in SF now? I read that Ritual has built a giant roasting cathedral. When I win the Yerba Buena dream house I'm going to come own that town. :roll:

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Re: your dad's oldsmobile

Post by porfiry » Sat Jun 12, 2010 1:11 am

Pretty good day...won $1000 in the Yerba Buena thing, and rough-mixed yet another coco classic.

Rollin'

I don't believe it, I think I'm going to shit out an entire album this year. Luvz U, Ableton.

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Re: your dad's oldsmobile

Post by tlennon » Sat Jun 12, 2010 6:44 am

Congratulations to a "vocal soul rhythm blues whiteboy". Very soulful Porfiry. Good job!
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Re: your dad's oldsmobile

Post by whodunnit » Sun Jun 13, 2010 8:17 pm

I just love your sound porfiry. Time spent making music like this is time well spent.

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Re: your dad's oldsmobile

Post by porfiry » Tue Jun 15, 2010 3:42 am

Well, it's definitely more focused than anything I've done for the past 15 years. It's feelin' pretty good. Thanks for another round of encouraging words. :)

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