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Old 09-25-2005, 08:11 PM
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hey all, i just have a real brief question. i've done a bit of recording over the past couple years with the Mbox and PTLE 6.4, and considering i used to work on an old 4 track, this is amazing stuff. the one thing i've noticed though is that most of my tracks don't have a lot of that natural ambience so to speak. it sounds very digital for lack of a better term (which is ironic i know, considering it is all digital recording) and i was wondering what some "tricks of the trade" were as to getting a warmer and more natural sound, mostly on the guitar and bass, as my drums and other stuff all programed. kinda vauge, but if anyone has a tip, would be glad to be able to give it a try.

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Old 09-25-2005, 08:39 PM
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McDSP AC1 and AC2. One of many many tips.

Lexicon PSP 42. Great on guitars. More info.

A thread that may be of interest to you.

Another BIG tip. Getting a summed analog console sound with McDSP Analog Channel 2. Scroll down to the bottom. Pro Technique number 2.

Another tip that may be of interest to you.

As ironic as it may seem, add some noise to your track. I myself recorded the noise floor of an SSL board with a pile of outboard gear plugged in. I add this to some of my mixes. Some times things are just WAY to clean in the digital world. Noise can be your friend.

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Old 10-04-2005, 01:37 AM
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For warmth, a good condensor mic and a nice tube preamp can work wonders for an acoustic guitar. Also, if you're looking for some real life ambience, you can try recording in a bedroom that has some decent acoustics. Set up like you're going to record the guitar normaly, but run an extra mic somewhere else in the room that won't cause phasing to pic up the natural reverb of the room. When you mix everything together in the end, you can control the amount of natural ambience that goes through...I was taught that from a professor at berklee college of music, and have tried it on several occasion myself...hope it helps-
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Another BIG tip. Getting a summed analog console sound with McDSP Analog Channel 2. Scroll down to the bottom. Pro Technique number 2.

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Excuse my ignorance but where can one buy this plugin from??
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Shane already gave the link to their website (where you can buy the plugin) above : McDSP AC1 and AC2.
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