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James
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 30, 2006 3:01 pm    Post subject: Production likes and dislikes Reply with quote

List some things you like in terms of recording/mixing/whatever, and some you cant stand.

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 30, 2006 3:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Like
- Big Dynamics. Little things being too loud when it sounds right is great. Like that first Johnny Greenwood bit in "Creep". apprently on the first take he did it like that to try and fuck up the song, but they liked it so much he had to keep trying til he did it right for the main recording.
- Stuff you cant really pick out, but if you mute the track disappears, or just little subtle noises that make a track interesting. The flmaing lips did loads of that stuff on "transmissions from the satellite heart" and i still hear new things on that record
- Open, natural sounds that still sound close and professional. Albini ftw.

Dislike
- I absolutely hate vocoders, a uni mate tried several times to get me to appreciate them used well, like on that Imogen Heap record, but i can still conjour up the desire to kill some cute things when i hear one
- Over compression.
- Snare drums that sound identical on every hit. not really a problem in rock but man is it annoying in commerical hip hop/rnb
- DI acoustic guitar sounds. Get a proper pickup in that steez or mic it up.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 30, 2006 3:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Pretty much the same, I guess. I love little background noises and like that stuff on songs. There's a break in Steven's Last Night In Town by Ben Folds 5 where the phone goes off right after this big climax and they all start laughing, it's great.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 30, 2006 3:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

"Look, man, I got your hidden track right here, pal! Right here! Listen! Ben Folds is a fuckin' asshole!"
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 30, 2006 3:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Doog wrote:
Pretty much the same, I guess. I love little background noises and like that stuff on songs. There's a break in Steven's Last Night In Town by Ben Folds 5 where the phone goes off right after this big climax and they all start laughing, it's great.


yeah! i fuckin' love that. or at the end of songs when you can hear the studio control booth activities because somebody farted or they were making fun of the dude singing or whatever

bf5 had a few moments like that on whatever and ever amen.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 30, 2006 3:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah, they were great like that. Heard the RATM spoof on Naked Baby Photos? It's just them dicking about in the studio when they were getting levels, it's well funny.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 30, 2006 3:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Doog wrote:
Yeah, they were great like that. Heard the RATM spoof on Naked Baby Photos? It's just them dicking about in the studio when they were getting levels, it's well funny.


yeah, that's good times too!

i love moments like that on records...when the artists stop taking themselves so fucking seriously and just dick around a bit...i wish we'd have put some of us dicking around on our album(s)
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 30, 2006 3:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Like
- "the band in your room sound"
- the wall of sound
- guitars mixed in so that they are really volatile and they really roar

Dislike
- anything recorded direct
- verbless vocals
- vocals with to big an aspect ratio on compression
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 22, 2006 9:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Like

3 mic drum sounds in a live room
Tape saturation
Live recording setups
Stark in-your-face production (much of Martin Hannett's work for example)
Real plate reverb
Tape echo and tape reverse reverb
Improvised percussion

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Lazy uses of technology (Autotune and vocalign for example)
Over corrected, multi-layered soulless vocals
Recordings that don't breath
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 22, 2006 3:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

LIkes

Drastic Pans
Hard room ambience
noise layers
dry vocals
violently compressed/overdriven drums

Dislikes

created reverb (menaing anything that the room did not create)
repeated sounds on the albumn, especially drums and guitars
lack of low end (Mr. Albini, I'm talking to you...)
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 22, 2006 4:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Likes :
Clean Output
Scrap my picks Hahahaha
Killer drum
Good organization
Skilled Tech understaind what i talk
Decent cables
Decent Natural Reverb at studio
Good Studio equipament
Concentration
Confortable local
Sound wall doing Nuclear distruction at Studio
use and abuse Microphone positions
use Acustics
use Acustic intrument
use Reverse records
experiments using equipament
experiments over sound
Nice use Eq,compression,flanger etc.

dislikes:
Eletronic drum sets
Noise at equipments gates
Do Direct capture
stupid mixes
Junk techs
exessive polish at record , sounds artificial,non-natural
people talk me what i know do
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 22, 2006 4:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If I was still at uni, I'd have that printed and stuck up in every studio they had.
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 22, 2006 5:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

*falls off chair*
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 22, 2006 8:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

bob wrote:
If I was still at uni, I'd have that printed and stuck up in every studio they had.


Dude, that's going on every folder i have when i go to IPR.
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 22, 2006 8:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

whats IPR?
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 22, 2006 9:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

iCEByTes wrote:
Scrap my picks Hahahaha
Confortable local
Sound wall doing Nuclear distruction at Studio
experiments over sound
Noise at equipments gates
Do Direct capture


That's my recording technique motherfucker.

GET CONFORTABLE with your vocals baby
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 22, 2006 9:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mike wrote:
iCEByTes wrote:
Scrap my picks Hahahaha
Confortable local
Sound wall doing Nuclear distruction at Studio
experiments over sound
Noise at equipments gates
Do Direct capture


That's my recording technique motherfucker.

GET CONFORTABLE with your vocals baby


- low that shit or gonna screw my distortion
- Be careful ... nooooo screwed my riff -_-
- too bassy .... darn darn


hahahhaha thats topic remember a part on movie about Hendrix
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0260949/

hendrix got bad tech started do shit over hendrix record's
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 22, 2006 9:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Que?
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 23, 2006 5:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

bob wrote:
whats IPR?


The Institute of Produciton and Recording

100% of the first graduating class ('02 I beleive) currently working in their field.
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 23, 2006 9:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

And what are they doing in this field? Litter-picking?
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