Hello from Nashville

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musicturtle
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Hello from Nashville

Post by musicturtle » Sun Jan 28, 2018 11:29 am

Hey all,

My apologies, I joined about a month ago and just started posting and never really introduced myself. I would call myself a born again home recorder. I used to do quite a bit about 20 years ago until I got married and had kids. About a year and a half ago I bought a new laptop, an interface, and a mic and started back up.

As you can see from the image below my cat oversees all of my vocal tracking.

I did spend some time on homerecording.com before finding this site, I just never got a good feeling over there.

Anyway, you all have been quite welcoming and helpful.

I look forward listening to and talking about music and recording with everyone here.

Tony
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Re: Hello from Nashville

Post by Greg_L » Sun Jan 28, 2018 11:53 am

Hi Tony. What the hell is that contraption? Vocal booth?
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Re: Hello from Nashville

Post by WhiskeyJack » Sun Jan 28, 2018 12:00 pm

Thats way more DIY Engineering than my own DIY set ups. Props man.
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Re: Hello from Nashville

Post by musicturtle » Sun Jan 28, 2018 12:27 pm

Greg_L wrote:
Sun Jan 28, 2018 11:53 am
Hi Tony. What the hell is that contraption? Vocal booth?
Yeah, when my son got a new bed and my daughter went to college we had 2 twin mattresses, a box spring and a bunch of egg crate foam to get rid of so I put it to use. I made box with the mattresses, box spring and a cheap piece of plywood for the top. Not optimal I know, but it does give me some isolation in the garage there.

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Re: Hello from Nashville

Post by Greg_L » Sun Jan 28, 2018 12:50 pm

Does it actually work?
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Re: Hello from Nashville

Post by musicturtle » Sun Jan 28, 2018 1:27 pm

Greg_L wrote:
Sun Jan 28, 2018 12:50 pm
Does it actually work?
I think it does. The outsides of the mattresses are not made of "shiny" fabric so they absorb okay. I can really notice a difference in the sound between standing inside and out. Like I said, not optimal but it does make a difference. The memory foam over the rack is not really for sound purposes, I push it out and use it as barrier/signal so when the wife or child comes out to the garage they know if I am tracking or not.

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Re: Hello from Nashville

Post by musicturtle » Sun Jan 28, 2018 2:25 pm

Here is a vocal with no effects or eq

https://drive.google.com/open?id=1SPdPJ ... JcgE1sTWGs

I think it sounds pretty neutral which is what I am going for so I can dress it up however I like.

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Re: Hello from Nashville

Post by rayc » Sun Jan 28, 2018 5:30 pm

Tony,
just a nudge - a wav file takes some time to download in some parts of the planet, so a 320 MP3 is a better option.
Nice & clean to my ears - nothing below 200Hz - did you cut that off with EQ?
It works anyway - and welcome to the party.
Cheers
rayc

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Re: Hello from Nashville

Post by musicturtle » Sun Jan 28, 2018 5:46 pm

rayc wrote:
Sun Jan 28, 2018 5:30 pm
Tony,
just a nudge - a wav file takes some time to download in some parts of the planet, so a 320 MP3 is a better option.
Nice & clean to my ears - nothing below 200Hz - did you cut that off with EQ?
It works anyway - and welcome to the party.
Thanks for the tip. Sorry about that.

Here it is as mp3
https://drive.google.com/open?id=11yrYV ... wLo39tosYI

No EQ on it just the 80hz low cut filter engaged on the mic

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Re: Hello from Nashville

Post by vomitHatSteve » Mon Jan 29, 2018 11:44 am

Given the choice between "beef or the dawn", I pick beef. :D

What part of Nashville? I'm over in East.

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Re: Hello from Nashville

Post by musicturtle » Mon Jan 29, 2018 1:07 pm

vomitHatSteve wrote:
Mon Jan 29, 2018 11:44 am
Given the choice between "beef or the dawn", I pick beef. :D

What part of Nashville? I'm over in East.
:D lol. That is awesome, never picked up on that.

I am over in Bellevue

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Re: Hello from Nashville

Post by vomitHatSteve » Tue Jan 30, 2018 12:57 pm

Cool. I've had a couple bandmates from that neighborhood.

One of them still drives across town to go to Asihi pretty often!

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Re: Hello from Nashville

Post by Armistice » Mon Feb 05, 2018 5:54 am

I think we need to know if you're a mutant? Or a ninja? I think we can rule out teenager.

Have seen you around of late. This place arose from HR - they got a bit (in our opinion) heavy handed with the ban hammer and nixed a few awesome recordists - so some of us set this place up. And a few of us still drop in back there from time to time.

We're small but this is a funner place to hang out, as evidenced by the endless chatter in the off-topic area.

I'm not sure we're allowing more Americans in though - us non-Yanks sort of like the balance... now look what you've done. :lollers:
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Re: Hello from Nashville

Post by rayc » Mon Feb 05, 2018 6:33 am

Armistice wrote:
Mon Feb 05, 2018 5:54 am
I'm not sure we're allowing more Americans in though - us non-Yanks sort of like the balance... now look what you've done. :lollers:
Septic:Sewer ratio?
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Re: Hello from Nashville

Post by musicturtle » Mon Feb 05, 2018 3:16 pm

Armistice wrote:
Mon Feb 05, 2018 5:54 am
I think we need to know if you're a mutant? Or a ninja? I think we can rule out teenager.
No and no. And definitely not. :)
Armistice wrote:
Mon Feb 05, 2018 5:54 am
We're small but this is a funner place to hang out, as evidenced by the endless chatter in the off-topic area.
Yeah I like the smaller community feel that you have here.

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