Payday (mix content)

Discussion in 'Recording In Progress' started by woodman, Mar 13, 2013.

  1. peteycaster

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    Hey Woody. Sounding great. I hope I didn't start you off on a wild goose chase with the bass. I hope to get my monitors up and running this weekend so will refrain from commenting on sounds until then. At least when I set them up it will inspire me to get back to recording although where I will find the time I don't know.
     
  2. woodman

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    No wild goose chase here, Pete — by drawing my attention to it, you helped me improve the track. Let us know when you get set up again!
     
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    I know I'm a bit late to the party here. I'm just giving this a listen through as I type, but I had a thought about the clicks/ pops issue as this has come up a couple times on your stuff.

    If you're having trouble hearing them, can you see them? If you zoom in where one of us is hearing something, can you see a weird spike in one of the waveforms? (And I heard one underneath burnin right about 2 minutes in).

    Fun tune! Love the backing vox.

    Cheers,
    Geoff
     
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    Thanx, Geoff — those pops Kevin pointed out were at lower freqs, not the typical "crack" that appear as spikes ... the spikes are pretty easy to fix, now that I know what to look for and how to fix them in the Sample Editor. These were over my head — I spotted recurring knee-like forms that I "fixed," but the noise was still there. There were other suspicious-looking visual anomalies that occurred over long periods of time, but I couldn't really pin them down as the cause. After an hour and a half of struggling, I threw up my hands and replaced the flawed words with the same words from elsewhere in the song.

    As for the buzz on the fade, I know for a fact that it was caused by the ancient dirty 2-prong wiring in my house — when there's a lot of draw, like the big space heater being on, it induces a nasty growling hum. When I re-recorded that fade, it was early morning, my wife was still asleep and nothing was on in the house ... the result was much better, but Kevin still detected a smaller degree of noise there. So ungrounded power obviously plays into it in at least some instances.

    I record at 24 bits with the buffer typically at 256 ... since I flipped my iMac for an older Pro quad-core, processing power isn't really an issue. So I've blamed the wiring for my recurring noise issues, though maybe raising the buffer might be a help if latency isn't too bad. Any thoughts?
     
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