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Re: Neumann KH-series vs. Abacus C-series grudge match?!

For room reasons the Kali In-Unf ultra nearfield with desktop Bass unit is on my radar. https://www.soundonsound.com/reviews/kali-audio-in-unf Looks like a very convenient package. I noticed that Paul White mentioned some bass overhang in his review, though, which would concern me a little for mixi...
by Mike SeniorWed Sep 27, 2023 10:15 am
Forum: Mixing, Mastering & Post Production Topic: Neumann KH-series vs. Abacus C-series grudge match?! Replies: 30 Views: 1830

Re: Neumann KH-series vs. Abacus C-series grudge match?!

Yeeeeah. My query should really been just for the C-Box4 without the sub C-Bass10. Even then, I'm afraid it's still what Hugh said: the room's an important factor whether you're monitoring quiet or loud. And in condensing my 20-minute review down to 100 words, you've inevitably left a little nuance...
by Mike SeniorWed Sep 27, 2023 12:27 am
Forum: Mixing, Mastering & Post Production Topic: Neumann KH-series vs. Abacus C-series grudge match?! Replies: 30 Views: 1830

Re: Neumann KH-series vs. Abacus C-series grudge match?!

He's saying they sound as good (albeit different) and cost the same. So they are an alternative, rather than better. But not easily available in the UK at present. I don't think there's any benefit to (ex)changing an existing KH system for a C system, and since it's difficult to buy in the the UK a...
by Mike SeniorMon Sep 25, 2023 11:57 am
Forum: Mixing, Mastering & Post Production Topic: Neumann KH-series vs. Abacus C-series grudge match?! Replies: 30 Views: 1830

Re: Neumann KH-series vs. Abacus C-series grudge match?!

Zukan wrote: Mon Sep 25, 2023 8:08 am Thanks for messing my day up.......decision, decisions.

Apologies, Zukan -- if you've listened to that podcast, then you'll know I share your indecision!
by Mike SeniorMon Sep 25, 2023 10:29 am
Forum: Mixing, Mastering & Post Production Topic: Neumann KH-series vs. Abacus C-series grudge match?! Replies: 30 Views: 1830

Re: Neumann KH-series vs. Abacus C-series grudge match?!

Do Abacus actually have a UK distributor? It doesn't look like it. They currently sell direct to dealerships in Germany. But I'd personally pay for shipping of the C-Box 4s from them if I were shopping for a sub-1.5k full-range mixing system for a small studio (they're priced at 1.3k Euros) -- I ju...
by Mike SeniorMon Sep 25, 2023 10:28 am
Forum: Mixing, Mastering & Post Production Topic: Neumann KH-series vs. Abacus C-series grudge match?! Replies: 30 Views: 1830

Neumann KH-series vs. Abacus C-series grudge match?!

Hi all, Over the past few years I've been carefully following the parallel development of the project-studio 2.1 monitoring systems from Neumann (ie. KH80 / KH120 satellites with KH750 subwoofer) and Abacus Electronics (ie. C-Box3 / C-Box4 satellites with C-Bass10 subwoofer) -- and it's proving to b...
by Mike SeniorSun Sep 24, 2023 11:37 pm
Forum: Mixing, Mastering & Post Production Topic: Neumann KH-series vs. Abacus C-series grudge match?! Replies: 30 Views: 1830

Re: Plug ins - there must be a general principle at work here!

Funny for me reading this thread, because I've been rendering my mixes in real time for years on account of previous experiences I've had like this. That said, it's partly because I still use a lot of freeware, and some rather old freeware too, where there isn't any support as such. Hence why I alwa...
by Mike SeniorFri May 19, 2023 8:15 am
Forum: Mixing, Mastering & Post Production Topic: Plug ins - there must be a general principle at work here! Replies: 18 Views: 631

Re: RIP www.microphone-data.com ?

That is truly wonderful news! I'll have a gander on Monday and look forward to spreading the word!
by Mike SeniorSun Dec 11, 2022 3:52 pm
Forum: Recording: Gear & Techniques Topic: RIP www.microphone-data.com ? Replies: 26 Views: 1753

Re: Recording Secrets For The Small Studio 2nd Edition

blinddrew wrote: Thu Nov 24, 2022 7:48 pm *fewer words...
;)

Reminds me of a time I heard my friend Levi tick us off like that. But let's not be Judges of other people's language use. Rather Kings of our own Job.

[Must...... Find...... Antidote......!]

:headbang:
by Mike SeniorSat Nov 26, 2022 10:35 am
Forum: Recording: Gear & Techniques Topic: Recording Secrets For The Small Studio 2nd Edition Replies: 30 Views: 1564

Re: Recording Secrets For The Small Studio 2nd Edition

blinddrew wrote: Fri Nov 18, 2022 7:04 pm That book and this site have been my bibles.
Or in other words, I blame you! :D

My work here is done...:beamup:
by Mike SeniorMon Nov 21, 2022 2:26 pm
Forum: Recording: Gear & Techniques Topic: Recording Secrets For The Small Studio 2nd Edition Replies: 30 Views: 1564

Re: Recording Secrets For The Small Studio 2nd Edition

Thanks for the super-kind words Hugh! :blush: Apparently, Mike has a special launch week promotion planned with some worthwhile bonus material for early purchasers, so check out his website for details. Indeed! In fact I'm actually giving away a free 70-minute video course with every purchase before...
by Mike SeniorThu Nov 17, 2022 3:48 pm
Forum: Recording: Gear & Techniques Topic: Recording Secrets For The Small Studio 2nd Edition Replies: 30 Views: 1564

RIP www.microphone-data.com ?

Just been checking some links on my own site, and it looks like microphone-data.com is down. :( Anyone have any info on this?
by Mike SeniorThu Nov 03, 2022 12:45 pm
Forum: Recording: Gear & Techniques Topic: RIP www.microphone-data.com ? Replies: 26 Views: 1753

I just re-remixed a Mix Rescue I did 13 years ago...

...and it'd be fair to say that I'd mix it a bit differently now! :roll: It's this one from December 2009 . And you might reasonably ask why on earth I bothered to do that! :) Well, some of you may know that I've been running a monthly mixing tutorial podcast for my Cambridge-MT site Patrons for the...
by Mike SeniorSat Aug 27, 2022 10:40 pm
Forum: Mixing, Mastering & Post Production Topic: I just re-remixed a Mix Rescue I did 13 years ago... Replies: 13 Views: 785

Re: Holy cow! Is this real? (FarPlay.io)

Folderol wrote: Tue Jun 21, 2022 2:13 pm That guy looks familiar - think I've met him at Linux conferences.

Aren't all Linux users basically clones? Something about making humanity more no-frills and efficient... :beamup:
by Mike SeniorFri Jun 24, 2022 6:56 pm
Forum: Live Sound & Performance Topic: Holy cow! Is this real? (FarPlay.io) Replies: 18 Views: 1673

Re: Holy cow! Is this real? (FarPlay.io)

Thanks for the input everyone! That's enough to make me definitely want to give it a shot. Could be really cool for remote training sessions, which I do a lot of these days.
by Mike SeniorFri Jun 24, 2022 6:55 pm
Forum: Live Sound & Performance Topic: Holy cow! Is this real? (FarPlay.io) Replies: 18 Views: 1673

Holy cow! Is this real? (FarPlay.io)

Just came across this. If it works it's a game-changer. It says it's uncompressed audio too:
https://farplay.io/

Anyone had any experience with it?
by Mike SeniorTue Jun 21, 2022 10:33 am
Forum: Live Sound & Performance Topic: Holy cow! Is this real? (FarPlay.io) Replies: 18 Views: 1673

Re: Equipment advice - Podcast

You might find this article of some use too in general.
by Mike SeniorWed Feb 23, 2022 8:58 am
Forum: Recording: Gear & Techniques Topic: Equipment advice - Podcast Replies: 4 Views: 172

Re: What's with the foam windshield indoors? (Location sound for film and TV)

Other valid reasons for using a foam windshield indoors may include: 1. The foam has a white tip to aid the camera operator spotting when its in frame. 2. Other mobile indoor scenes filmed as part of the shoot needed the windshield, so it was retained in static situations to maintain tonal consiste...
by Mike SeniorThu Dec 23, 2021 10:41 pm
Forum: Recording: Gear & Techniques Topic: What's with the foam windshield indoors? (Location sound for film and TV) Replies: 11 Views: 873

Re: Fixing harsh harmonics from female vocalists

Thanks for the replies and I will probably not use that mic at the studio again but what can I do about it? It's the only part of the song that does this. There is something you can do about it, but it's usually quite finicky, whichever way you do it. Basically, the problem is usually sporadic uppe...
by Mike SeniorMon Aug 16, 2021 4:13 pm
Forum: Mixing, Mastering & Post Production Topic: Fixing harsh harmonics from female vocalists Replies: 23 Views: 733

Re: SOS The Mix Review- is it gone?

Only just seen this -- thank, James, for fielding this! Yes, to confirm, The Mix Review can now be found here: https://www.themixreview.org I've continued to post critiques weekly since the SOS print article finished its run, and the site includes all the critiques in one searchable database with li...
by Mike SeniorMon Aug 16, 2021 3:23 pm
Forum: Feedback Topic: SOS The Mix Review- is it gone? Replies: 4 Views: 245