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My Band's Studio Setup (perhaps overly high-end)

Discussion in 'Recording Gear and Equipment [BG]' started by Kro, Jun 20, 2019.


  1. Kro

    Kro Supporting Member

    May 7, 2003
    New Jersey
    I thought cats were attracted to paper bags...

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    EDIT: OOOHHHHH because the live room is behind the glass door in this instance. Sorry, it gets confusing sometimes because we frequently use the control room as a live room as well - though we weren't using it that way in the shots I posted.

    Regardless, there is no cat.
     
    Last edited: Jun 21, 2019
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  2. mikeswals

    mikeswals Supporting Member

    Nov 18, 2002
    Seattle / Tacoma
    You didn't know there was a really popular band named Garbage?
    They had lots of hits in 90's/00's, still played today
     
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  3. higain617

    higain617

    Sep 12, 2013
    WA
    At least you have a good room, and that’s the key. My mobile recording rig is a bit more advanced, but I can only compensate so much for garbage rooms. I’ve worked in some that make my AKG C414 sound like a karaoke mic.

    You can do a lot with plug-ins, but I still like analog preamps.
     
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  4. Kro

    Kro Supporting Member

    May 7, 2003
    New Jersey
    That is very very true. Between the rehearsal "control" room, the larger resonant performance space (where our guitarist is sitting beyond the door), and various other smaller instruction rooms, we have a wealth of different, but good sounding locations to stick instruments/amps/vocalists to record from.

    I am thankful for that.
     
  5. higain617

    higain617

    Sep 12, 2013
    WA
    I’m mastering a record that was mainly done in a “sound-proofed” garage. It’s been an arduous process.
     
  6. WhtMtnGrv

    WhtMtnGrv Supporting Member

    Nov 1, 2015
    Los Angeles, CA
    Can’t beat the tone of analog paper bags.
     
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  7. Spidey2112

    Spidey2112

    Aug 3, 2016
    Looked like a dry erase board... with nothing on it... the initial humor will be lost, if I explain anymore...

    ... wait a sec...
     
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  8. Indexed

    Indexed

    Aug 24, 2016
    Houston, TX
    Which is the best paper bag for metal?
     
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  9. Kro

    Kro Supporting Member

    May 7, 2003
    New Jersey
    Sorry, I was confused. When I said DAW I actually meant interface (the Scarlett). Sorry for that.
     
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  10. Spidey2112

    Spidey2112

    Aug 3, 2016
    No prob... I'm going to my comedy counseling session, now.
     
  11. BassBrass

    BassBrass

    Jul 6, 2009
    Boston MA
    actually I just found out that the Encore Casino will have NO ENTERTAINMENT. Just gambling and snacks. Great idea.
     
  12. Did you look?

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  13. No I didn't. But I don't think they're all that big in my country.
     
  14. Paulabass

    Paulabass

    Sep 18, 2017
    How do we know that's not a digital model of an analog bag? Some say they're pretty convincing these days.
     
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  15. Kro

    Kro Supporting Member

    May 7, 2003
    New Jersey
    I've assumed it's genuine, but I guess I don't know for certain... that's embarrassing. I'll grill the liquor store attendant on it the next time I walk in there. They better not be trying to pull one over on me.

    I already threw that particular bag out, but in the future, does anybody know of a good way to verify whether a paper bag is genuine or a digital model that I can do myself without taking it to a lab? Maybe one of the forum's techs knows...

    FWIW I don't think it used a battery if it makes a difference.
     
  16. gln1955

    gln1955 Supporting Member

    Aug 25, 2014
    Ohio, USA
    If it has one of these printed on it anywhere, I'd be very suspicious.

    [​IMG]
     
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  17. Kro

    Kro Supporting Member

    May 7, 2003
    New Jersey
    This is all I have to say about those things:

    Pictures of People Scanning QR-codes

    But I'll take a look next time I buy some beer.
     
  18. Kro

    Kro Supporting Member

    May 7, 2003
    New Jersey
    So tonight I found myself back in our makeshift recording studio. The first thing I did was pull that gold album off the wall, walked it over to the record player, and gave it a spin. I think Sabian must be some sort of free jazz group. Not my thing, but to each his/her own.

    I made my drummer make a quick render before we split for the night so that I could give a quick sample or two as promised. I'll yell at him later to bump bass up a bit in the mix next time :p, but these are super rough un EQ'd, un mixed samples straight from the studio floor. I'm afraid it'll be another few weeks until we can all get back together to finish recording vocal tracks.

    Sample 1: acoustics sounding acoustic-y!


    Sample 2: feedback fun!


    :smug:

    Lastly, on the topic of the paper bag: I demanded that the liquor store clerk confirm that the brown paper bags he's been giving me are 100% analog, and he got all cagey with me.

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    He wouldn't even confirm if they're true bypass or not. Now, I expect that type of treatment from someplace like Guitar Center, but I have higher expectations when it comes to a liquor store.
     
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