December 2014 - Thoughts by Peter Holz

Smaller drum room - room mics:

Sometimes you get an audible echo of the transient that I find unpleasant. This is sometimes caused by obviously the distance of the room mics and / or the positioning of the kit and mics in the room.  

Solution 1: move the mics closer so you have a shorter delay time. Point the mics away from the kit if you want more room (often use SM7's in ORTF for this) 

Solution 2: Compress with a fast attack to remove the transient. Then all you are left with is nice ambience. SSL channel comp fast attack is perfect for this! 

Simple but true. Keep the room mics symmetrical so the kick and snare are dead in the middle. Blumlein (as always) is best.  

 

Sessions: 

Delta Goodrem / Stu Crichton

MAGIC! - Drums for album 2

Phill Orr - Album tracking. 

Jessica Mauboy / MAGIC! 

Stan Walker - Horn and strings overdubs

Gang Of Youths - Album Tracking

November 2014 - Thoughts by Peter Holz

- Arranging the mixer as if you were looking at  spectral display of the mix, bass on left treble on right etc.

 

- Reverb as another instrument, not using it to provide depth or to be heard as reverb.

 

- Is the drum groove in YMCA just a little bit off? Early or something?

Same with the chorus vocals in James Blunt's You're Beautiful. They sound early but it works. 

ill start making everything early now.  

 

- Old TDM systems vs Laptop. Working so much faster with HD11 on a laptop compared to a HD3 Mac Pro system now!

 

- Sessions:

Jezzabel Doran / Slumberjack - Upcoming collaboration

New Black Shades - Festival and Summer Days mix

Natalie Bassingthwaighte - This Woman's Work vocal record

Marlisa Ann - This Woman's Work vocal record

Wolftide - Album mixing (assist)

Jason Crossley - 2 songs record and mix 

Kyle Bielfield and John Foreman - Album demos engineering and mixing

Native Tongue writing camp w/Andy Mak

Julian Frederick - Single mixing @ Linear Recording

Sebastian Izambard + Alberto Quintero - This Woman's Work (mix assist)

 

Songs in my head:

Calvin Harris - Blame
Something from a Disney cartoon that I can't put my finger on yet
Many others....

 

October 2014 - Thoughts by Peter Holz

Songs in my head:

Not A Bad Thing - Justin Timberlake
Can't Help Falling In Love - Elvis
Unchained Melody - Righteous Brothers


Sessions:

Piperlain album mixes
Baby et Lulu album recording w/Tony Buchen
Samples and songwriting with Elk Road / Hayley Mary (Jezabels)

http://www.babyetlulu.com.au/

Technical favourites:

Eventide Ultra Channel for micro shifting...
Wagner U47 - Ampex 351 - Pultec EQP1A - LA-2A

Notes:

Use hashtags on Soundcloud?