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bio website magnificentnose.com
location New Jersey
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seen Feb 16 at 5:59

Recording rig:

  • Macbook Pro, running:
    Logic Express (tracking, mixing),
    Fission (for working with raw audio)

  • MOTU Audio Express

  • Mackie Onyx1620i firewire mixing board
  • Zoom H2 digital recorder for live work (when I can't bring the Macbook rig along)
  • Mics:
    Studio Projects C1
    Sampson Q7
    Bag o' Shure SM-57 and SM-58 mics

Here's my studio's website: Amperclef Studios


Jun
21
comment Audio from PA system to Camcorder
They'd be using a recorder of some sort - if they have one - or recording to a laptop. "External" in this context means any audio recorder that's not the camcorder.
Jun
21
comment Audio from PA system to Camcorder
I've never done it, but I understand it can be done. Ask them for an AIF or WAV file, not an MP3. Can anyone speak to whether or not it's possible for timecode sync to be used in a case like this, if the sound guys have something that'll generate it?
Jun
21
comment Audio from PA system to Camcorder
No, it's a small box that only records audio. You plug a mic into it directly and sync up the audio later on.
Jun
21
comment Audio from PA system to Camcorder
@Prabhu - See my edit. (It's hard to guess at cable quality from this Amazon link.)
Jul
14
comment How to handle extreme dynamic range in a vocalist?
In the end, the sound was quite excellent. I delivered good, clean tracks to the client. Thanks for the advice.
Jul
9
comment How can I make an actor cry?
By playing them this song.
May
2
comment How to handle extreme dynamic range in a vocalist?
That's what I did, and near the end of the session she was much improved.
May
2
comment How to handle extreme dynamic range in a vocalist?
@sims - Well, "learn to live with it" is an option. :)
May
2
comment How to handle extreme dynamic range in a vocalist?
But yeah, I do the "what's the loudest thing you'll be singing" question, and set the trim based on that, then add a little for safety. When I add a little more, I always misunderestimate and go too low. Performers often get caught up in their energy and go louder than they thought they would; I'll try asking them to scream!
May
2
comment How to handle extreme dynamic range in a vocalist?
No no no no no. A second mic for the vocal; I already had a mic for the guitar and a mic for the vocal.
May
2
comment How to handle extreme dynamic range in a vocalist?
Thanks, and while this is a good intro to mic technique, it misses the point. The situation is that we have a singer who doesn't know this; until she learns, how to deal with it in the studio?
Apr
23
comment Best Digital recorder for use as a ‘body pack’ + good field recorder?
I use an H2 as well and love it. I used it in-between computers, to produce serviceable tracks.
Apr
23
comment Best Digital recorder for use as a ‘body pack’ + good field recorder?
Recorded with a Zoom H2: Robin M'aime. (The H2 is similar o the H1, but has four mics in a quadrophonic pattern.)