Any tips, acousticly, on recording with condenser Mics? I have a Rhode NT1A and my recordings seem distant and cold. Cheers!
I have a Rode NT2 and it isn't my favourite mic by any means. I'd describe it as "distant and a bit cold".
It's not a bad mic but it isn't brimming with character and would probably benefit from being paired with something like a Golden Age Pre 73 mic pre-amp or similar.
Like many people, I went straight out and bought a Rode NT2 the week they came out because it appeared I was getting a U87-equivalent for £200, but the similarity is mainly cosmetic. It'll do most things ok but I've never put in front of anything and gone "Wow!"
I generally run it through the pre-amp on my EMS System 2000 vocoder - suddenly everything you point it at sounds like 1975.
Any tips on how to keep a snare (or a kick) punchy without it having too much volume? I notice when I put a limiter on the track its the snare that really causes the overall level to peak. I figure if I can keep the perceived volume of the snare but bring down its peak volume I can bring up the level of the entire track without the master limiter having to squash it too muchOtt responded on 08/09/2013 Next question
Hi, Mr. Ott! I've been an avid listener of progressive metal since I was 14 years old, and I still play lots of proggy stuff on guitar. It was quite a long time, involving many different genres and numerous bands/projects, before I found my way to your music, which feels like home to me.
Do you ever wonder how someone would find her/his way to you? Do you find other people's musical journeys interesting?
Greetings from Turkey, and sorry to hear about that Giardia!