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Discussion in 'F.O.H.' started by Daunt, Dec 10, 2007.

  1. Daunt

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    The greatest thing about writing these guides is that I have learned so much myself. I really have to find the "reasons behind my actions" and make them clear to myself and others. Thanks for the support so far! Keep on spreading the word!
     
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    ahjteam Anssi Tenhunen

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    Mulla olis sulle Santeri yks parannusehdotus... There is one thing on this page, that I would like to correct, its at then end, in the separation-box: "When you place the mic, make sure the backside of the mic is facing the hi-hat." That is true on some mics like SM57 that has a cardioid pattern (aka "the ass"), but I would use the wordphrase "blind spot of the polar pattern" instead. If you use a microphone that has a super/hypercardioid/bi-polarpattern, making the end of the microphone point to snare just increases the amount of bleeding
     
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    Kiitos ehdotuksesta! I actually covered that thing on the toms page:

    "If you use microphones with a hypercardioid pattern, try to place them so that the backside of the mic is not pointing directly to cymbals."

    I will add it to the snare page.
     
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    Kyllää
     
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    Just remembered that I did try some super/hypercardioid mics on the snare using the regular mic placement. Didn't notice any extra bleed. I gues it depends on the height of the hi-hat too. Go figure.
     
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    ahjteam Anssi Tenhunen

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    +1 from me. I do know the two basic parameters (predelay and decay, aka attack and release on some reverbs) and those three basic types (plate/room/hall), but thats about it, haven't mastered the use on them at any situation, live or studio.

    I usually tend to have this thing that I bring it up the reverb too loud because I cant hear it, but when the results are out, I wish I had used it a lot less because the results usually might turn out quite muddy. Thats why I usually don't use almost any reverb when mixing bands live... Or if I do, I just use some preset that says something like "snare plate" or "concert hall" and use them very subtly
     
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    I will consider the reverb guide. I have usually three different reverbs + the fx ones:

    - Vocal Reverb (Plate)
    - Drum Reverb (Small/Medium Room or Plate)
    - Drum Room Impulse Reverb (usually the Lexicon impulses)

    I treat the drum room impulse reverb like I would treat room ambience tracks. Lots of compression. I cut everything else away except the midrange. Sometimes I add distortion too. Does it even sound interesting enough?
     
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    You like to use a small room verb for snares ey?
     
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    I usually select "drum room" or "drum plate" preset and tweak from there.
     
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    If everything goes well, the Extreme Master Bus Processing guide will be released next week!
     
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    great, keep 'm coming :worship:
     
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    Let it burn... Orgasm Donor

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    +1 Strange that you're not involving EQ's in your master bus guide. A good master EQ makes or breaks the sound of a track imo
     
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    It's not my approach. That's the reason.
     
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    PostMortem1666 Ocean Planet is on burn

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    so is master bus processing another word for mastering? or is it right before you start mastering?
     
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    Master bus processing can be anything so I understand if it gets confusing. In this case it's actually the processing you place on your master bus BEFORE you start mixing. It will affect every mix decision you make. To answer your question: it's mixing.
     
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    PostMortem1666 Ocean Planet is on burn

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    oooohhhhh wow. i understand now. i had no idea. well i cant wait for that guide! lol.
     
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    Ok, the writing and proofreading (thanks Metaltastic!) is done. Extreme Master Bus Processing: Compression and Saturation will be released soon! Here's a little teaser.

     
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    A quick question? I usually setup something similar to what daunt explains in his parallel compression guide and i seen this comment....

    "Send your drum bus to the DrumsParaComp bus. Make it pre-fader if possible. Otherwise the drum bus fader will affect the parallel compressor."

    i use Nuendo and i see the Prefader button.....So i should have this activated...and could someone explain a Prefader in a little more detail?
    im gonna do some research myself
     
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    The idea is that the compressor will get the same level regardless of the drum bus level. I think this explains the principle:

     
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