Upside down mic problem

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Ne'er ate 'er
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I mounted my AT 3035 on its boom stand upside down because it looks cool that way. Ya know, like Sinatra's mic or something. Now all the sounds I record with it come out of the monitors upside down too. I don't want to turn the mic right-side up. It looks too awesome inverted!

Plz help!!

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Since: Apr 26, 2002


Apr 25, 2008 07:24 pm

Turn your monitors upside down?

Ne'er ate 'er
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Apr 25, 2008 07:29 pm

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Turn your monitors upside down?


No, then the tweeters would be playing the bottom end. I don't think they were designed for that. Or were they? You think they could handle the bass?

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Since: Apr 03, 2002


Apr 25, 2008 07:37 pm

That's OK, the lows will be more directional then with a more narrow spread pattern.

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Apr 25, 2008 09:40 pm

which incense are you burning?

Are you hard disks spinning left or right?


please add this information to your profile so we can better answer your questions!


don't forget to lick the plugs on your mic and patch cables before you plug them in otherwise they might not get a good connection.

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Apr 25, 2008 09:51 pm

I use febreze air effects. They use to make a VST plugin but now I just use the spray.

When you say spinning left or right, does that mean when you're looking at the top or the bottom?

Lick plugs? Are those the females, cause I will only lick those.


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Apr 25, 2008 10:26 pm

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When you say spinning left or right, does that mean when you're looking at the top or the bottom?

correct

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Lick plugs? Are those the females, cause I will only lick those.

well when licking the female plugs you have to be careful, as it may be an output. ...also make sure there isn't an adapter in it before hand...

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I use febreze air effects. They use to make a VST plugin but now I just use the spray.


all incense has to be burned in order to take effect...also avoid the ones that hang in the air...you need something that settles down near the floor where the low end exists.

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Apr 25, 2008 11:15 pm

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all incense has to be burned in order to take effect


I have some Christian Dior fragrance. Is that what the CD burner is for?

Trey
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Since: Aug 11, 2007


Apr 27, 2008 10:26 am

No the cd burner is for sacrificing...cd's

Czar of Midi
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Apr 27, 2008 06:47 pm

Herb, thats and easy fix.

simply get yourself a pair of them hang me upside down boots. Then set the mic near the doorway you will be hanging upside down in and record away. This will prevent having to turn the monitor's upside down as well and save those little speakers from having to do all that heavy work.

If you don't have the doorway to do that in you can always hang your head upside down over the edge of a bunk bed or something similar. A high shelf in the garage will work well also.

And the CD burner. WE use it for creating disc's of death. After you have created about 5 or 6 in a row and start flinging them at high speed out the studio door they can do some major damage to anyone walking close enough to get hit by one.

I think the HD spinning direction is also determined by whether we are above or below the equator isn't it???

I tune down down...
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Apr 27, 2008 11:57 pm

Wtf...

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Apr 28, 2008 06:59 pm

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They use to make a VST plugin


There's part of your problem. Fabreze is a DirectX. You might need a wrapper.

Turning your PC tower on it's side will minimize the upside-down sound. Then you can just place the monitors on their side - the opposite side (they look cool like that) - and nobody has to know.... 90 + 90 = 180. Now you're back.

How does it sound when you record those lefty guitarists who play righty strung guitars? If they do the anti-gravity boot thing does it sound right-way-up?

CD Burners are those drawer things that close just as you go to grab the little disc thingy, right?

Licking plugs? Amatuers.
Peanut butter....

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Apr 28, 2008 09:28 pm

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CD Burners are those drawer things that close just as you go to grab the little disc thingy, right?

no thats a wife I think...

not all of us can afford peanut butter... with that budget I bet you put dish soap in a fog machine to make sound absorption foam on the fly, right?

The CD burner is for warming 'coffee' and 'drink' thats why it has the retractable cup holder... there's usually an open slot on the back of the PC where you can add incense. Mac users should call applecare to ask where incense goes...

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Apr 28, 2008 10:08 pm

OK, I have the wrapper. But what do I do with the candy bar that came in it?

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Apr 28, 2008 10:44 pm

plug it into the cereal port

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Apr 28, 2008 11:09 pm

Herb, It's simple. Turn a mirror sidways and record while watching your mics in the mirror.

edit0r
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Apr 29, 2008 12:32 am

Herb, what ever you do, don't push the phase inverting button! This will cause the signal to be not only upside down, but facing the wrong way as well.

I talked to walters, and he said to buy 2xTC electronic system 6000 mastering editions (one for each signal polarity) and use the 'right-side-up' preset.

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Apr 29, 2008 06:48 am

bar nailing everything in your house to the ceiling...mmm maybe try turning the mic up the other way, sounds silly but i've heard good results doing this...of course that means everyone in the band must come down from the ceiling, bit of a bummer.

i've also heard upside down glasses can put everything in perspective.
dunno will help with the monitor sound though.

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Apr 29, 2008 07:42 am

thats right colonel... inverting phase also penetrates any shielding the cables may have.

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Apr 29, 2008 11:05 am

Ahaa!! I'll try plugging my mixer into the USB (UpSide Bus)!

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Apr 29, 2008 11:08 am

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I talked to walters, and he said to buy 2xTC electronic system 6000 mastering editions (one for each signal polarity) and use the 'right-side-up' preset


Pre-sets often don't work. However, this information does appear to have come from Walters, so it's obviously something you can take to the bank.

If you have the upside-down signal in phase reverse and you switch the stereo channels and add reverb you may well open a wormhole in the space time continuum. You will disembody your signal. Be careful. I guess this is where the incense comes in. Mac users should be using Apple incense.

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Apr 29, 2008 11:20 am

Well, Mr Bytch Killa said cracka's can't do it anyway, cuz we's all haters n ****, so don't even botha.

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Apr 29, 2008 11:22 am

That might be the wrapper we need.

Czar of Midi
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Apr 29, 2008 08:23 pm

Oh hell, I just figured it all out.



USE THE EASY BUTTON!

edit0r
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Apr 29, 2008 08:24 pm

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If you have the upside-down signal in phase reverse and you switch the stereo channels and add reverb you may well open a wormhole in the space time continuum.


This is how the star-gate was created.

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Apr 29, 2008 10:00 pm

A similar method also killed the Ori.

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Apr 30, 2008 02:51 pm

Simplest way to get rid of this problem herb (if that is your real name) is to flip the mic wires 180 degrees so the sound enters the computer right side up. This may not work if you are using phantom power though, as phantom and phantom effects are notoriously hard to predict.

Perhaps you could just purchase a 5303-TA mic and that would solve your problem...

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Apr 30, 2008 02:52 pm

Trying to come up with a phantom of the opera joke, but it's escaping me...

Or, like Noize said

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Apr 30, 2008 05:50 pm

I'm sorry Db but that button isn't clickable...

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May 01, 2008 12:04 pm

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as phantom and phantom effects are notoriously hard to predict.

Turn down the "presence" control.

Byte-Mixer
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May 03, 2008 10:59 am

Be especially careful if you go with phantom power though. Even if you turn down the presence, you may start getting anomalous artifacts in the mix, possibly sounding like Andrew Lloyd Webber.

Edit/PS: Or you may suddenly start singing tenor.

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May 03, 2008 11:18 pm

I'm confused... Explain.

Czar of Midi
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May 04, 2008 12:28 am

Thanx dB, I had looked quickly for one the other day but could not find one.

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May 04, 2008 06:03 am

Was thinking also the mic may need a grease and oil change.
does wonders for mine... always left with "bits" i cant figure how to put em back in though.

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