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Benchmark Designer loses two family members in horrible attack

Many of you know Benchmark Media's chief engineer, John Siau. The latest issue of Sound on Sound August 2022 just did a review of his amazing headphone amp. His Benchmark DAC1 and its successors are well known in mastering, mixing, and listening rooms worldwide. I am sorry to report that John's son,...
by Glenn BucciSun Jul 31, 2022 10:30 pm
Forum: New Products & Industry News Topic: Benchmark Designer loses two family members in horrible attack Replies: 11 Views: 1081

Re: Barefoot MM45 review question

I have not heard the Barefoot MM45 but I compared the Focal Trios to my Focal Twins in my studio. They like the MM45's separate out the instruments a little more than the Twins. This is supposed to allow you to fine tune things better with the different instruments being on their own separate plane....
by Glenn BucciSun Jul 24, 2022 8:40 pm
Forum: Recording: Gear & Techniques Topic: Barefoot MM45 review question Replies: 13 Views: 1438

Re: Midi boxes vs USB for triggering keyboard in a DAW

There are disadvantages of USB. Most annoying is not having a piece of gear switched on when my DAW starts up, which then generates an error in the DAW, requiring a shut-down/re-launch. I have a few USB/MIDI adapter cables to pull a few non-USB items into the fold, but unless each cable is from a d...
by Glenn BucciThu Jun 23, 2022 3:42 pm
Forum: Keyboards & Synthesis Topic: Midi boxes vs USB for triggering keyboard in a DAW Replies: 9 Views: 611

Midi boxes vs USB for triggering keyboard in a DAW

I have a Roland Jupiter X and Roland FP 90-X keyboards. Both have USB connections and they seem to work just fine connected to Cubase when I record midi through the USB. On my older Roland D50 I of course have to use my Motu box. It seems the big advantage of staying with the midi boxes is you can r...
by Glenn BucciThu Jun 23, 2022 2:18 pm
Forum: Keyboards & Synthesis Topic: Midi boxes vs USB for triggering keyboard in a DAW Replies: 9 Views: 611

Roland FP-90X Digital Piano

The Roland FP-90X replaced the FP 90 with a more powerful chip that helps provide unlimited polyphony. It has Dual, Split, and Twin Piano keyboard modes as well as dual headphone outputs. MIDI. Bluetooth and USB, for wireless streaming to and from your smart device and integration with your computer...
by Glenn BucciFri Jun 17, 2022 2:13 pm
Forum: User Reviews Topic: Roland FP-90X Digital Piano Replies: 0 Views: 2519

Focal Clear MG Professional headphones

The Focal Clear Professional open back headphones came out in 2017. We see now in about 4 years they updated them with the new Clear MG Professional. The the sound is very close to the original Clear's which had received high praise by many. The only difference between Clear MG's and Clear MG Pro ve...
by Glenn BucciWed Nov 10, 2021 3:09 am
Forum: User Reviews Topic: Focal Clear MG Professional headphones Replies: 0 Views: 336

Re: New PMC monitors look promising.

I would love to own the PMC 6-2 but costing $8,500 for my project studio monitors is too much. It looks like the Barefoot MM45's are one of the better choices in my price range
by Glenn BucciSun Oct 31, 2021 5:27 pm
Forum: Recording: Gear & Techniques Topic: New PMC monitors look promising. Replies: 19 Views: 1408

Re: SSL UF8 Controller is a winner

[ACCOUNT DELETED] wrote: Fri Sep 17, 2021 8:56 pm What I don't understand about the UF8 is no transport buttons, why did they do that?

With the Key1 pushed, the transport controls are on the top buttons and they work well With 2 controllers, I keep the one UF8 on Softkey 1 and use the 2nd one on different favorite commands.
by Glenn BucciWed Sep 22, 2021 12:30 am
Forum: User Reviews Topic: SSL UF8 Controller is a winner Replies: 9 Views: 1559

Re: New PMC monitors look promising.

I currently have the Focal Twins and Focal sub and my mixes come out the way I and clients expect them to be. I have had them since 2010 and I think its about time to update my monitors. I tried the Focal Trio's. They do provide more separation with the instruments and improved front to back, but th...
by Glenn BucciMon Sep 20, 2021 11:53 pm
Forum: Recording: Gear & Techniques Topic: New PMC monitors look promising. Replies: 19 Views: 1408

New PMC monitors look promising.

https://www.soundonsound.com/news/new-monitor-range-pmc The PMC 6-2 really caught my eye. A 3 way PMC in this lower price range has never been done before. I am hopeful they are as good as I think they will be. I have heard the Two Two 6's and liked them a lot. I hope this new 6-2 three way monitor ...
by Glenn BucciMon Sep 20, 2021 3:43 am
Forum: Recording: Gear & Techniques Topic: New PMC monitors look promising. Replies: 19 Views: 1408

Re: SSL UF8 Controller is a winner

If you think the UF8 is too expensive, they added in the Drum and Vocal channel plug ins from SSL with a purchase of the UF8. So your getting a bit more for your money. :clap:
by Glenn BucciSat Sep 04, 2021 4:36 am
Forum: User Reviews Topic: SSL UF8 Controller is a winner Replies: 9 Views: 1559

SSL UF8 Controller is a winner

I had the Mackie Controller and Expander in my studio for many years and I figured it was time to try out the new SSL UF8 controller. I will get to the negative news first. There are no dedicated transport controls or jog wheel. Currently the fader volume number does not show up in the scribble stri...
by Glenn BucciMon Aug 30, 2021 7:12 pm
Forum: User Reviews Topic: SSL UF8 Controller is a winner Replies: 9 Views: 1559

Gibson 2020 335 Guitar

I just received a late 2020 made Gibson 335 Figured cherry red guitar. First off it looks so beautiful and it brings a smile to your face when you look and play it. I found the craftmanship to be excellent and no flaws in construction, great fret workmanship, no sharp edges or quality issues. It loo...
by Glenn BucciWed Mar 10, 2021 12:14 pm
Forum: User Reviews Topic: Gibson 2020 335 Guitar Replies: 2 Views: 746

Beyerdynamic DT 1990 Pro headphones

The Beyerdynamic DT 1990 Pro headphones were released in 2016 and have received lots of praise from people on the net. I have used the Beyerdynamic 990's for a while and I still like them. With this review, instead of providing a detailed review of these headphones, I will just outline some of the u...
by Glenn BucciFri Jan 15, 2021 10:16 pm
Forum: User Reviews Topic: Beyerdynamic DT 1990 Pro headphones Replies: 0 Views: 1307

Great tutorial reverb

Here are 6 mistakes that many people made with reverb. Very insightful tips.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xtiefG8qKJM&t=230s
by Glenn BucciSat Dec 12, 2020 12:24 pm
Forum: Recording: Gear & Techniques Topic: Great tutorial reverb Replies: 0 Views: 63

Yamaha CP88 Review

Another great SOS review for their readers. :clap: Thanks Robin for providing pro and con insight on this keyboard. I want to mention that the very good Nord Grand is $1,000 more than the CP88 and the Nord Stage 3 is over $2,000 more. So in theory, you could buy a Yamaha Modx8, Modx7 or Roland Jupit...
by Glenn BucciFri Aug 21, 2020 9:05 pm
Forum: Keyboards & Synthesis Topic: Yamaha CP88 Review Replies: 1 Views: 1376

My 6th record of blues, rock and country

Here is my 6th album I recorded it with Cubase 10.5 and Superior Drummer 3. https://soundcloud.com/glenn-bucc/sets/6th-cd?ref=clipboard" target="phpbbpopup Some comments on the record include the following. The Beatles Blackbird I kept like the original but I added a bass guitar to make th...
by Glenn BucciWed Aug 19, 2020 4:32 pm
Forum: Self-Promotion Topic: My 6th record of blues, rock and country Replies: 1 Views: 51

Re: Hello, I've come back

Welcome back. I have also taken a break for the SOS forums until recently. When I started recording back in the 80's going to a recording studio and, having a home studio was a big deal. Being able to record an album and for it to sound good was huge. Now everyone is recording music through cheap DA...
by Glenn BucciTue Aug 18, 2020 5:32 pm
Forum: Recording: Gear & Techniques Topic: Hello, I've come back Replies: 12 Views: 417

Re: Roland Jupiter X and the SOS review

Based on what Roland has said, the ACB takes too much CPU and cannot handle high poly which is why it is only used with mono and limited poly. Therefore they went to ABM which offers more flexibility than ACB ever could. So we have The System 8 with ACB for those who want a tiny bit closer to the ol...
by Glenn BucciFri Jul 31, 2020 9:59 pm
Forum: Keyboards & Synthesis Topic: Roland Jupiter X and the SOS review Replies: 14 Views: 3736

Re: Roland Jupiter X and the SOS review

Most people focus on how the Jupiter X sounds in providing the Jupiter and Juno sounds which in my opinion they sound great. However the keyboard also gets great bread and butter sounds as well as shown in this video.

https://youtu.be/WPcbPB5F8Qk
by Glenn BucciFri Jul 31, 2020 3:12 pm
Forum: Keyboards & Synthesis Topic: Roland Jupiter X and the SOS review Replies: 14 Views: 3736