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General 4-track Discussion / Re: Hardware compressor for tracking on the way in
« Last post by mike on July 16, 2018, 07:52:58 AM »
Nice one, Pete! Didn't even think of that!

butzjon: can't wait to hear 'em! Thanks for creating something awesome with them!
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General 4-track Discussion / Re: Hardware compressor for tracking on the way in
« Last post by PeteCT on July 15, 2018, 09:47:28 PM »
Another benefit of tracking with a compressor is that you can maintain a higher input level when recording, for better signal:noise.

If you compress afterwards, you amplify tape hiss along with the quieter bass notes when applying make-up gain.

Pete
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General 4-track Discussion / Re: Hardware compressor for tracking on the way in
« Last post by butzjon on July 15, 2018, 11:34:12 AM »
Awesome! Sounds like the pros outweigh the cons for sure.
Thanks for the insight!

I'm working on a few things using your sample  packs and they've been a lot of fun to play bass to.


Godspeed!


 





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General 4-track Discussion / Re: Hardware compressor for tracking on the way in
« Last post by mike on July 14, 2018, 02:59:41 PM »
Nice score (if you got it)!

Definitely not the authority on this but:

Benefits:

1. The sound of the bass being manipulated by a physical, musical object rather than digital plugin (not dogging any plugs, there are some great sounding ones out there. A matter of taste but I always find when working this way the sound of the instruments are more "exciting", seem to have more depth.)

2. If you like the sound of the bass thru the compressor, you'll have more fun tracking it.

3. Using your ears to dial in the sound vs. your eyes.

4. Committing to your sound on the front end, leading to less mixing and most likely producing a faster end product.

5. Working on getting a better sound before you record rather than falling into "fix it in the mix" mentality.

Cons:

1. Committing to the sound of the bass thru the compressor. Can't take it off once you track it.

2. You gotta drop $200 bucks to get the compressor.

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I'm actually looking to get an outboard comp as well. It's great for tracking vocals, too. I also wanna master some stuff I'm working on outboard style.

Godspeed, butzjon!  8)
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General 4-track Discussion / Hardware compressor for tracking on the way in
« Last post by butzjon on July 14, 2018, 01:17:40 AM »
Forgive me if there's a thread on this already and feel free to redirect if so...

I've always been interested in using a hardware compressor for tracking and recently discovered the FMR RNC for under $200. Are the benefits worth it if I have DAW plugins that i can use in post?  What are the benefits of compressing on the way in, specifically with bass?

I typically record bass by running it through a Line 6 POD 2.0 directly into a porta 02. I have the line 6 set to clean and use the compressor effect that it comes with.

Thanks guys!!!!!!
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Cassette Chain Project / Re: CCP #002: US Based Tape - Updates
« Last post by mike on July 04, 2018, 04:31:10 PM »
Heck yeah! It's dope! Track 1 is killer btw  8)
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Cassette Chain Project / Re: CCP #002: US Based Tape - Updates
« Last post by exodus on July 04, 2018, 02:07:13 PM »
Good to hear from you as well.  Looking forward to it!
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Yeah! You could do that. Try not to record it too loud; otherwise there might be some ghosting. In other words, you'll still hear it even if you record over it.

You can also try recording the drums to a metronome (in your headphones as you lay the drums down) so that the drums will be to the click and then record the rest of the track to the drums.

Or, you could use a drum machine  8)

Good luck!

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I don't have drums and would like to find creative ways of laying down some sort of percussion for my demos. Is there any way to use a metronome while recording to my 424mkiii? Should I just print the metronome click to a track at a low level and play to that and then play over it once I have some instruments recorded?
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Cassette Chain Project / Re: CCP #002: US Based Tape - Updates
« Last post by mike on July 01, 2018, 02:44:15 PM »
Hey, Jeremy!

Track is complete but not posted anywhere.

I'll let ya know when I add the preliminary bounce somewhere, probably on 424recording.bandcamp.com

Good to hear from ya!
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