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  • I've come to the conclusion that the pros have more than a 1 grand mic/interface

    Wtf. How do I get pro sound?? This was in the 80s.



    Compare to my measly demo which I'm content with. But it doesn't friggin sound perfect like theirs.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vVaJ8CYw7qo
    Last edited by Clint 55; 12-07-2019, 09:12 AM.
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    Re: I've come to the conclusion that the pros have more than a 1 grand mic/interface

    The's a whole art form to recording stuff. Mic placement, compressor usage, EQing and mixing. Then there's the whole aspect of knowing how to dial sounds from amps and tune drums so that they all sit right in the mix for a particular song. Then there's the fact that it's much easier to record good sounds from musicians at the top of their game.

    I've heard very talented guys record entire albums with SM57s and cheap mic pres, and have it sound great. Most of the time I've blamed gear in the past, it has turned out to be something that I was doing wrong. Not the gear. :P
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    • #3
      Re: I've come to the conclusion that the pros have more than a 1 grand mic/interface

      You’re comparing apples and oranges. I was waiting for your drums and bass to kick in. Your guitars sound OK but they are just by themselves and not in stereo. Keep in mind their track was fully mastered and then remastered so even their original would sound a bit weak today in comparison with something a kid can do on his phone.

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      • #4
        Re: I've come to the conclusion that the pros have more than a 1 grand mic/interface

        Listen to "isolation tracks" of well known recordings. They are great examples of what a good solo guitar sound in a living room vs a good on a recording sound is. I'll say I'm not a fan of the bass strings sound on your recoding. Too soft/mushy. But as said, that's a potential eq/compression issue. It would disappear in a mix I'd think.

        I had some idiot at a show one night telling me we needed to scoop the mids on the guitars. Yeah - that would have sounded awesome with the bass & drums thumping [email protected]$$.
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        • #5
          Re: I've come to the conclusion that the pros have more than a 1 grand mic/interface

          Originally posted by Aceman View Post
          Listen to "isolation tracks" of well known recordings. They are great examples of what a good solo guitar sound in a living room vs a good on a recording sound is. I'll say I'm not a fan of the bass strings sound on your recoding. Too soft/mushy. But as said, that's a potential eq/compression issue. It would disappear in a mix I'd think.

          I had some idiot at a show one night telling me we needed to scoop the mids on the guitars. Yeah - that would have sounded awesome with the bass & drums thumping [email protected]$$.
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          • #6
            Re: I've come to the conclusion that the pros have more than a 1 grand mic/interface

            I'd like to go back to skoo to see what equipment and techniques are used. I think I might take a class at the JC or do private lessons for recording.
            Last edited by Clint 55; 12-07-2019, 01:29 PM.
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            • #7
              Re: I've come to the conclusion that the pros have more than a 1 grand mic/interface

              Originally posted by Clint 55 View Post
              Wtf. How do I get pro sound??
              For starters, learn the EQ spectrum. Inside and out. All frequencies.

              This will also help tune your ears to said frequencies.

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              • #8
                Re: I've come to the conclusion that the pros have more than a 1 grand mic/interface

                Would I eq a single clean track? I have a 7 band eq pedal. Would it be good to get a giant eq device to learn it better?
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                • #9
                  Re: I've come to the conclusion that the pros have more than a 1 grand mic/interface

                  You also have to keep in mind bandwidth. That and frequencies in a track will stack with each other in a final mix of multiple isolated tracks.

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                  • #10
                    Re: I've come to the conclusion that the pros have more than a 1 grand mic/interface

                    You like Nirvana.
                    Take a listen to this.
                    https://soundcloud.com/demanic-1/ast...ation-12072019

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                    • #11
                      Re: I've come to the conclusion that the pros have more than a 1 grand mic/interface

                      A huge part of a pro sound is done in the mastering process. You need specific software for that. The one I have is super easy to use. There are a bunch of presets you choose from and there are a few editing choices but it pretty much does it for you.
                      Everything just “sits”better in the mix and you then can set your overall volume of the recording from there. It’s not necessary to worry about the individual volumes of the tracks while in the recording phase...just set your gain staging for the best signal and the mastering will handle the volume later.

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                      • #12
                        Re: I've come to the conclusion that the pros have more than a 1 grand mic/interface

                        Originally posted by Clint 55 View Post
                        Would I eq a single clean track? I have a 7 band eq pedal. Would it be good to get a giant eq device to learn it better?
                        You can eq until you’re content with what you are hearing. I’d suggest a free eq plugin.

                        Record your track and eq later...you will absolutely be making changes as the entire recording evolves.

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                        • #13
                          Re: I've come to the conclusion that the pros have more than a 1 grand mic/interface

                          FWIW . . . I've found that it's almost always better to get the sound and EQ you want by adjusting the amp and guitar BEFORE recording. Then you barely need to EQ anything to get it sounding great. Whenever I find myself heavily EQing a track, it seems that I've made a mistake somewhere.
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                          • #14
                            Re: I've come to the conclusion that the pros have more than a 1 grand mic/interface

                            There is a ton of info on the YouTube.

                            I watch these videos all the time, they have taught me a lot.

                            Example:
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                            • #15
                              Re: I've come to the conclusion that the pros have more than a 1 grand mic/interface

                              Lots of good info!
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