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Re: Laptop vs. DAWless for live use: is it just me, or...?

The thing that gets me when performing through a laptop/DAW is the latency. I get my latency down as low as possible, but it's still there, and I can feel it. I've used laptop solutions for electronic drums and guitar amp sims/pedals and even getting the latency down below the sub 2ms mark it still ...
by Dave RowlesThu Jul 18, 2024 9:40 am
Forum: Live Sound | Performance Topic: Laptop vs. DAWless for live use: is it just me, or...? Replies: 32 Views: 1262

Re: Relab announce VSR REV6000 plug-in

I've got it. It's good, and having used the original it certainly feels the same, although I don't have one to compare side by side!
by Dave RowlesTue Jul 16, 2024 10:16 pm
Forum: New Products + Industry News Topic: Relab announce VSR REV6000 plug-in Replies: 1 Views: 93

Re: Audio Interface line outputs, FOH, line isolators, DI Boxes and distortion :-)

For clarity I thought I'd better add that this is always into 1/4" jack sockets usually labels "output 1/2" or "Main Outs L/R" :)
by Dave RowlesTue Jul 09, 2024 1:33 pm
Forum: Live Sound | Performance Topic: Audio Interface line outputs, FOH, line isolators, DI Boxes and distortion :-) Replies: 11 Views: 444

Re: Audio Interface line outputs, FOH, line isolators, DI Boxes and distortion :-)

That's good info Hugh, but I've never encountered that on stage using active DIs. Not a single interface I've ever plugged in with TS jacks has had any problems, though I've obviously not plugged in every interface that exists, I've had a wide range, both low and high cost, over my years, and they'v...
by Dave RowlesTue Jul 09, 2024 1:03 pm
Forum: Live Sound | Performance Topic: Audio Interface line outputs, FOH, line isolators, DI Boxes and distortion :-) Replies: 11 Views: 444

Re: Neumann MCM vs The Obvious (DPA 4099)

I've just recently got a load of the T.Bone gooseneck mics, which I presume has a similar capsule in to the Ovid stuff, and I've got a few fiddlers near me that have gone for the ovid over DPA as they aren't really making enough to justify the expense. The gooseneck stuff is great, working a treat o...
by Dave RowlesTue Jul 09, 2024 9:36 am
Forum: Live Sound | Performance Topic: Neumann MCM vs The Obvious (DPA 4099) Replies: 3 Views: 186

Re: Audio Interface line outputs, FOH, line isolators, DI Boxes and distortion :-)

Hugh's detailed response is spot on of course. I'd highly recommend Radial for an easy stereo DI option. Personally I'd go for active, because that's what I see mostly on stages. We use DI boxes to convert unbalanced to balanced for long distance signal transmission. Here's the thing, if you're comi...
by Dave RowlesTue Jul 09, 2024 9:29 am
Forum: Live Sound | Performance Topic: Audio Interface line outputs, FOH, line isolators, DI Boxes and distortion :-) Replies: 11 Views: 444

Re: New Mac buying plan

emacdave wrote: Wed Jul 03, 2024 8:50 pmMy only gripe is that it only came with 512Gb storage,

Grab an external usb-c drive. Samsung T7 2TB portable drives are only £170ish on amazon. I generally record all my stuff to external drives these days then just get a new one when they get full.
by Dave RowlesThu Jul 04, 2024 1:32 pm
Forum: Mac Music Topic: New Mac buying plan Replies: 13 Views: 888

Re: TS415 eq settings help!

Without knowing what you're using it for, where, or how it's positioned there's not really much advice anyone can give you other than 'flat' as Wonks says above. Using EQ on PA speakers is about tweaking the sound so that it's right for that environment. A singer-songwriter, in a marquee, with a pa...
by Dave RowlesFri Jun 14, 2024 2:12 pm
Forum: Live Sound | Performance Topic: TS415 eq settings help! Replies: 6 Views: 1124

Re: PA-package for rent

A few things to think about: 1 - Can you afford the gear if you don't get any rentals at all? 2 - How much do others charge around you? 3 - Are events/bands going to use you or just use who they know? 4 - What marketing are you going to be able to do to get bands/functions to hire you? 5 - Do you kn...
by Dave RowlesSun Jun 02, 2024 12:17 am
Forum: Live Sound | Performance Topic: PA-package for rent Replies: 12 Views: 420

Re: New Mac buying plan

Totally. I only got a new one because my 6 year old MBP got dropped a few to many times, after having milk spilled on it by my wife 3 years ago.

I'm expecting at least 6 out of this new one...and I'm keeping it away from my wife!
by Dave RowlesWed May 22, 2024 1:10 pm
Forum: Mac Music Topic: New Mac buying plan Replies: 13 Views: 888

Re: New Mac buying plan

If you need to buy, get the best you can. If you don't need to buy, wait till a little after a big announcement and then you know you're probably getting the best at that point. There's always a faster and more powerful computer just down the development path. I've got an M3 Max, and it currently ta...
by Dave RowlesTue May 21, 2024 12:33 am
Forum: Mac Music Topic: New Mac buying plan Replies: 13 Views: 888

Re: Logic Pro 11 Announced

MarkOne wrote: Sat May 18, 2024 1:15 pm Anyone else finding Logic 11 takes ages to boot up?

No, in fact it appears to load up faster for me.
by Dave RowlesSat May 18, 2024 2:13 pm
Forum: Mac Music Topic: Logic Pro 11 Announced Replies: 70 Views: 3855

Re: Logic Pro 11 Announced

Pulled up a project I've been working on for a bit, and it seemed to load a bit quicker than before. But biggest thing for me was it's spreading the processing across the cores a lot more evenly. The other stuff is quite nice to have, but I generally didn't need all the extra stuff to write things f...
by Dave RowlesTue May 14, 2024 6:37 pm
Forum: Mac Music Topic: Logic Pro 11 Announced Replies: 70 Views: 3855

Re: Logic Pro 11 Announced

I'm downloading right now :)
by Dave RowlesMon May 13, 2024 9:46 pm
Forum: Mac Music Topic: Logic Pro 11 Announced Replies: 70 Views: 3855

Re: Setting up my Neumann KMS 105 with my digital desk

Thing is it's all about matching the mic to the performer and the situation as always. I was on a gig with Tracy Chapman, and they were using a KMS105 on her vocal. She sounded great, but the techs sounded better on an SM58 plugged into the same channel with the same EQ. I've heard the D5 sound grea...
by Dave RowlesSun Apr 21, 2024 12:46 am
Forum: Live Sound | Performance Topic: Setting up my Neumann KMS 105 with my digital desk Replies: 48 Views: 1135

Re: Looking for Insurance recommendations.

I use Insure4Music.co.uk for PLI for performance and sound engineering. Never had an issue, but at the same time, I've not had to claim yet in the 9ish years I've used them.
by Dave RowlesThu Apr 11, 2024 3:30 pm
Forum: Live Sound | Performance Topic: Looking for Insurance recommendations. Replies: 7 Views: 229

Re: SETTING UP MY Neumann KMS105 with my Digital desk

I've never had to boost the HF on my KMS. in fact I usually have to have a very sharp notch at around 10k.

Flat the EQ, listen to the mic flat, and then cut what you don't want. That is the default way of doing any EQ live. Only boost if you REALLY need to.
by Dave RowlesSat Apr 06, 2024 11:55 pm
Forum: Live Sound | Performance Topic: Setting up my Neumann KMS 105 with my digital desk Replies: 48 Views: 1135

Re: Church A&H SQ6 to CQ18T

Agree. Don't switch. Just set the SQ up to give as little option to the operators as possible to mess with things. It shouldn't need much messing with once set, you can even have presets and settings in the library to make it easier to recall things.
by Dave RowlesSat Apr 06, 2024 11:49 pm
Forum: Live Sound | Performance Topic: Church A&H SQ6 to CQ18T Replies: 6 Views: 316

Re: How can I get Waves off my Mac?

Yeah, I just install the waves plugs that I actually own...and use. It's only 3. I use SSL and a couple of others these days.
by Dave RowlesSat Mar 23, 2024 9:05 pm
Forum: Mac Music Topic: How can I get Waves off my Mac? Replies: 10 Views: 608

Re: Should My Next Machine be a Mac?

For me, while the new Mac silicon is impressive, the real decider here is the workflow aspects and the mindset needed to work the Apple way as opposed to the MS way. Both platforms are capable of good results with suitable hardware running them, but some people prefer one approach more than the oth...
by Dave RowlesMon Mar 18, 2024 10:23 pm
Forum: Mac Music Topic: Should My Next Machine be a Mac? Replies: 29 Views: 782

Re: Should My Next Machine be a Mac?

But really this is about your workflow and process rather than the hardware, how much time do you want to put into learning a new OS? Yes, it's how my brain works and how Mac OS currently fits that way. I moved from exclusively windows to Mac OS quite a while ago, and I found myself much preferring...
by Dave RowlesSun Mar 17, 2024 10:51 pm
Forum: Mac Music Topic: Should My Next Machine be a Mac? Replies: 29 Views: 782

Re: Help me to prepare rock performance

Yep. You'll need at least one PA speaker for the singer, maybe 2 if you really want to splash out. If the drum pads/laptop are going to need to go through the PA as well, then you'll need a small mixer. For these types of gigs, I'd be looking at something like the Alto TS410 with a 8 channel Allen &...
by Dave RowlesSun Mar 17, 2024 3:22 pm
Forum: Live Sound | Performance Topic: Help me to prepare rock performance Replies: 13 Views: 471

Re: Should My Next Machine be a Mac?

Arpangel wrote: Sun Mar 17, 2024 9:09 am If it was a general purpose computer I was contemplating it would be a PC every time.

heheh. I'm the opposite. I find it slow and annoying to use windows compared to my Mac. I can never find what I need and haven't been happy with windows OS since XP :P
by Dave RowlesSun Mar 17, 2024 3:18 pm
Forum: Mac Music Topic: Should My Next Machine be a Mac? Replies: 29 Views: 782

Re: Should My Next Machine be a Mac?

I work on both Mac and Windows for various projects, and my preference is Mac. That said, there's nothing wrong with windows machines if you like the OS and get on with it. I just don't. I've got an M3 max and honestly, I don't see how I'm going to use all the power in this thing at the moment. A lo...
by Dave RowlesSat Mar 16, 2024 8:36 pm
Forum: Mac Music Topic: Should My Next Machine be a Mac? Replies: 29 Views: 782

Re: Help me build a home studio from scratch?

We all have to find the right tools for us. I think a lot of the time we all get used to what works for us, or chase that bit of gear or plugin or special something that will help. I've pared down what I use and what I need recently, and VSX works for me. Also, coming from a live background...I miss...
by Dave RowlesThu Mar 07, 2024 6:34 pm
Forum: Recording: Gear + Techniques Topic: Help me build a home studio from scratch? Replies: 52 Views: 1259

Re: Help me build a home studio from scratch?

As a devotee of headphones I remain unconvinced and extremely sceptical. The idea of digital trickery fiddling with my headphones is bad enough, but trying to simulate speakers when I'm listening on headphones is just bizarre. Why would I want that? You probably don't, but before getting the VSX I ...
by Dave RowlesThu Mar 07, 2024 3:12 pm
Forum: Recording: Gear + Techniques Topic: Help me build a home studio from scratch? Replies: 52 Views: 1259

Re: Help me build a home studio from scratch?

As always lots of great advice here. If it was me: * Audio interface of your choice. I've got a Focusrite Clarett 4pre, but I'd probably got for an SSL if I was buying now. Depends on how many ins and outs you want of course. * Keyboard Controller: Akai make some good ones, but I'd look at Arturia, ...
by Dave RowlesWed Mar 06, 2024 6:17 pm
Forum: Recording: Gear + Techniques Topic: Help me build a home studio from scratch? Replies: 52 Views: 1259

Re: EQ Plug-in's?

Yeah, I'm generally using the SSL stuff since it got added to my slate sub for free.

I'm actually very close to just buying a couple of the SSL plugs individually and stopping the sub.
by Dave RowlesTue Feb 27, 2024 8:18 pm
Forum: Recording: Gear + Techniques Topic: EQ Plug-in's? Replies: 31 Views: 706

Re: Slate VSX Headphone Studio Simulators

appears some batches of Slate Vsx also might, Yeah, you're not wrong on that. They made some versions with a plastic headband, and there were a lot of people who had them snap. They replaced it with a metal inner and that's solved the problem. Not heard of the headband snapping in about a year, but...
by Dave RowlesFri Feb 23, 2024 12:13 pm
Forum: Recording: Gear + Techniques Topic: Slate VSX Headphone Studio Simulators Replies: 10 Views: 742