First, thanks for your participation.
While I owe you all an apology for planning too much for one class, I feel
we accomplished alot. It certainly would not have happened without
your help. Thanks also to Wes. Because I had never submitted
a mic list and, considering how busy the lab office is, it was great to
have his help. (He also provided the two different types of tape,
which we will eventually compare.) And finally, the lab office. Dragging
that gobo into SEVEN was a freakin' chore and they did it with a smile.
As you all witnessed, the simple absorbers
were quite effective at fixing the boom in the booth. For trapping
frequencies below 500Hz, the "triangle" positioning seems to be very effective.
We'll be doing more tweaking and testing of that space.
TAPE MACHINE and CONSOLE ALIGNMENT
In the process of getting tones to a from
the Studer, I disovered a few problems. SO, we should investigate
and learn to troubleshoot enough to workaround problems like that.
Later in the class we'll take a closer look at the inside of the Trident.
We'll delve into the tape machine alignment a little more in Week-3.
The best part about recording drums is
that we'll know what TO do and NOT to do for Week-3. For me,
I "think" the most obvious issue was the placement of the ride cymbal -
it was very low and too close to the AKG-414 we had on the beater side
of the kick. That said, I tried some Mastering tricks on the quick
rough mix and got some interesting results. You'll find the samples
right after the mic list.