Running an entire mix through my Gold Mike?
#879872 - 07/12/10 10:41 AM
Hi... I have finished mixes which have also been mastered nicely (albeit in the box) and I
was wandering about adding some analogue sparkle/warmth/cliches.
decent unit I have for this is an SPL Gold Mike MKI, so I've tried outputting directly
from my FF800 into the SPL and re-recording it. The result is in fact very nice and
audibly different in a good way (mostly brighter).
Question is... can anyone
think of a good reason why I shouldn't do this?! Are there any pitfalls I should watch
for? Obviously it's not what the unit was designed for, but if it sounds good then who's
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Re: Running an entire mix through my Gold Mike?
#879887 - 07/12/10 11:11 AM
As the other poster said.
Has is been mastered by a professional ME or is it
If done by a pro then I'd be careful of thinking that 'Brigher is
better' as it should have been EQ'd to work across multiply systems and not be too bright
to start to sound thin.
If it's a DIY job then do whatever you think sounds
best - but again bright mixes can initially sound good but don't stand the test of time
very well (you will be so bored of the track that the xtra top cons you into been excited
by the track again). In saying that alot of home recordings lack mid range bit that pro
mixes try and boost to get things to sound powerful / loud (I'm talking mainstream music
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