Hey there! Another striking contrast is offered by the bonus track 'Like A Drug' (only included on the album's special edition CD/DVD version), which sounds like a psychedelic '60s number, all hazy, wistful vocals, jangly guitars, laid-back rhythm section, and very gentle, open production. Click here to login, The ability to reply to and create new discussions, Access to members-only giveaways & competitions, Interact with VIP industry experts in our guest Q&As, Access to members-only sub forum discussions, Get INSTANT ACCESS to the world's best private pro audio, Promote your eBay auctions and Reverb.com listings for free. It faithfully reproduces whatever you put in front of it, but keep in mind, this is not always the most desirable thing in a recording. I like the EMI compressor for its fast attack. The KSM-44 is multi pattern and if you're only interested in doing vocals, all you really need is a mic with a cardioid pattern. Great sound, it turns out, comes in all shapes and sizes. Mastering Essentials Part 4 - Mastering EQ: Balance, Don’t Match.  _wpaudio.enc['wpaudio-5fc03dc35d287'] = '\u0068\u0074\u0074\u0070\u003a\u002f\u002f\u0072\u0065\u0063\u006f\u0072\u0064\u0069\u006e\u0067\u0068\u0061\u0063\u006b\u0073\u002e\u0063\u006f\u006d\u002f\u0073\u006f\u0075\u006e\u0064\u0073\u002f\u0073\u0061\u006d\u0070\u006c\u0065\u0073\u002f\u0067\u0065\u006d\u0069\u006e\u0069\u002d\u0049\u0049\u002f\u006c\u0065\u0075\u0070\u0070\u002d\u0043\u0031\u002e\u006d\u0070\u0033';Gregory Leupp via Studio Projects C1 I liked the colored but detailed mids on the Gemini II. We had an SE Electronics Gemini II in for testing earlier this year. It's just ridiculous. All in all, it’s the kind of frequency balance which would tend to add a little musical presence and clarity to most sources. The super-quiet and highly transparent Prethos Advanced Preamplifier Technology onboard the KSM42 brings out the clarity in your vocals without adding color or noticeable distortion. This is your choice if you don’t want string scrapes or too much strumming action fighting with the vocal. Overall a slightly dark quality.”, Randy Coppinger liked the Gemini II: “It has a nice presence, and works well on this voice.”. The 4050 is a transfromerless design. Michael Capella recorded a short guitar passage through most of the same mics. PreSonus StudioLive 32SC Series III Mixing Console. It's a beautiful, very clear-sounding mic. How should I split my guitar signal for recording? I also think that noise is a good thing. -->. There are a couple of plug-ins that I like, but in general I'm not a fan. While Homme is adamant that Queens Of The Stone Age aren't a heavy metal band, much of the music on Lullabies To Paralyze is of the eardrum-assaulting variety. All rights reserved. The artist is Markie Sanders, performing for a track on an upcoming Kevin Russell release. The guys in the Queens turned me on to the BLUE mikes. An audio fanatic, who sleeps, breathes, and walks music in an effort to perfect his engineering and production skills, Barresi started out playing guitar at age seven. Darryl Webb put the Gemini against his go-to LDCs at Banquet Studios. I think that some people these days decide that when they hand in a project that's perfectly in tune and time, they've done their job as a producer. Note that the grille design of the KSM32 has changed slightly since its introduction. "The whole idea of perfect music is just ridiculous to me, unless you're making dance music and you want that hypnotic effect. There’s something about the “ess” sounds on the 4400a that I find too explosive, though. There's a snippet of him doing that on the DVD. Is it gonna be' more than the ambient noise? ", For each track the group and Barresi would experiment until they were happy with a combination of certain instruments, amplifiers, pedals, microphones, and their placements. Gemini II: My mind kept screaming to reposition this mic. Analogue gear allows me to experiment, and it doesn't sound like everybody else. The result is interesting, because I initially thought of the Gemini II as a “color” mic, but that’s not necessarily how it acts in session. However, the penalty of using transformers can be costly. Also, in general I try not to over-EQ stuff, unless it's to get a particular sound. It's at the mixing stage that a number of important secrets of Barresi's volume-to-11 trade come to the fore. "The four guys and Billy are all playing together, with Josh singing into an amplifier, and every mic in the room wide open. At the time of writing, he has just bought a Pro Tools HD2 system, to complement his M Box, laptop and Firewire drive, which he's been using for several years in the back of the control room, "doing edits, moving things around, or whatever". Queens Of The Stone Age's fourth album Lullabies To Paralyze has cemented their position as the biggest and most exciting rock band in the world. "Another thing I love about analogue tape is that it forces you to commit early. Q. I won't normally use a splitter, but just go through the DI into the amp. You may login with either your assigned username or your e-mail address. On vocal days I'll then put up a couple of mics again and listen and do a shoot-out.


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