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Re: Merge 2 stereo Mics into 1 Focusrite input

Why do you want to use two piano mics? If you have just one input channel available for piano, use just one mic.
by Exalted WombatTue Jun 21, 2022 12:08 pm
Forum: Recording: Gear & Techniques Topic: Merge 2 stereo Mics into 1 Focusrite input Replies: 19 Views: 406

Re: Zoom H6 & Shure SM7b Recording Issues

Lose the preamps.

Make sure the talent is using the SM7b mics properly. They're designed to be used pretty close to the mouth. Talk to the mic, not to the room.
by Exalted WombatThu May 19, 2022 11:20 pm
Forum: Recording: Gear & Techniques Topic: Zoom H6 & Shure SM7b Recording Issues Replies: 12 Views: 214

Re: PC assistance

'Nearly 4K' is a heck of a lot to be paying for a PC! Have you told us the full spec. yet? The problem you mention isn't going to be solved by 'tweaks' or by disabling un-used hardware. And there's not really much 'setting up for audio' needed these days, particularly for a trivial task like playing...
by Exalted WombatWed May 11, 2022 3:58 pm
Forum: Windows Music Topic: PC assistance Replies: 22 Views: 607

Re: New song for mix review

In the end I wonder whether it might be better to a) get a singer in or b) learn to sing and hold a note, and that would include lots of time doing daily vocal exercises in order to condition the voice, tame it so to speak. Hmm. Learning to play your instrument. A novel idea. I wonder if it could e...
by Exalted WombatTue Mar 29, 2022 1:51 pm
Forum: Mixing, Mastering & Post Production Topic: New song for mix review Replies: 31 Views: 510

Re: 32 Bit Floating Point Recording - Please help Me To Understand

No, you can't fill all that dynamic range. But you can place the 12-or-so bits of that a mic CAN deliver anywhere in that range, i.e. you don't have to get the input levels right!
by Exalted WombatWed Feb 16, 2022 1:08 pm
Forum: Recording: Gear & Techniques Topic: 32 Bit Floating Point Recording - Please help Me To Understand Replies: 7 Views: 609

Re: Simple inexpensive mixer for summing/source selection - no eq/fx/preamps needed

When I built a passive monitor controller (three stereo in and three out) using a high quality Alps stereo pot and a salvaged/re-purposed aluminum case, it ran to a couple of hundred dollars and hours of work. I'm not surprised by the cost of a commercial product like the Rolls Folcrom. Yes, some A...
by Exalted WombatSun Feb 13, 2022 6:05 pm
Forum: Recording: Gear & Techniques Topic: Simple inexpensive mixer for summing/source selection - no eq/fx/preamps needed Replies: 22 Views: 660

Re: Simple inexpensive mixer for summing/source selection - no eq/fx/preamps needed

The RMS216 FOLCROM. https://rollmusic.com/folcrom.php "Each of the Folcrom's sixteen input channels features a balanced analog connection on standard 8-channel DB25 connectors and a pair of pushbutton switches to assign that channel to the Left or Right output, neither, or both. It uses no acti...
by Exalted WombatSun Feb 13, 2022 4:52 pm
Forum: Recording: Gear & Techniques Topic: Simple inexpensive mixer for summing/source selection - no eq/fx/preamps needed Replies: 22 Views: 660

Re: external SSD

When SSD were new and expensive, computers did get sold with such ridiculously small internal drives. But you can now replace it with a 500GB or even 1TB unit quite cheaply. A much neater solution.
by Exalted WombatThu Jan 06, 2022 10:14 pm
Forum: Windows Music Topic: external SSD Replies: 16 Views: 561

Re: Is there a pair of cheap speakers that will replicate the “in car” sound for checking mixes?

I agree, there's more to 'check it in the car' than the actual speakers.

Do you also use the 'listen from the next room with the door almost shut' check? I find this very useful, particularly for judging bass balance.
by Exalted WombatThu Jan 06, 2022 10:04 pm
Forum: Recording: Gear & Techniques Topic: Is there a pair of cheap speakers that will replicate the “in car” sound for checking mixes? Replies: 9 Views: 366

Re: UK: BBC Carol competition 2021

The Bach Choir have a contest for more advanced composers (though you've missed the deadline). BBC have excluded everyone except complete amateurs this year - they basically just want a tune.
by Exalted WombatSat Nov 06, 2021 10:13 pm
Forum: Music Theory, Songwriting & Composition Topic: UK: BBC Carol competition 2021 Replies: 23 Views: 634

Re: Composing music as an aspect of the Healing Force of the Universe

Alternatively - birth and death are unimportant. All the interesting stuff happens in-between.

If anyone chooses to mark my death with a social gathering, they can play music if they want. Doesn't worry me - I won't be there!
by Exalted WombatSun Oct 24, 2021 11:51 pm
Forum: Music Theory, Songwriting & Composition Topic: Composing music as an aspect of the Healing Force of the Universe Replies: 19 Views: 586

Re: Stereo Output Channel In Logic Pro ???

It's the last control before the music hits the outside world! The exit gate for your music! Everything you do in the Mixer - audio tracks, virtual instrument tracks, effects etc. - ends up at the Output strip. It's a last chance to control the overall volume. Last chance to insert a compressor or ...
by Exalted WombatSat Oct 09, 2021 4:18 pm
Forum: Mixing, Mastering & Post Production Topic: Stereo Output Channel In Logic Pro ??? Replies: 10 Views: 662