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Re: Harpsichord

Scarborough Fair?
by Matt HoughtonWed May 15, 2024 11:11 am
Forum: Music Theory, Songwriting & Composition Topic: Harpsichord Replies: 25 Views: 515

Re: SSL Pure Drive

Hugh Robjohns wrote: Fri May 10, 2024 3:51 pm Which Neve preamp did you have in mind?

OP mentions the 1073 at the top of the thread...
by Matt HoughtonFri May 10, 2024 5:05 pm
Forum: Recording: Gear & Techniques Topic: SSL Pure Drive Replies: 12 Views: 804

Re: Hardware solution for insert auditioning

Matt has reviewed a few remote-controlled patchbays in the magazine fairly recently, but I think you'll struggle to find something new for £500. I have indeed, and of those I've evaluated I'd recommend the CB Electronics XP Relay , especially if you were to add the Elgato Streamdeck discussed in th...
by Matt HoughtonWed May 08, 2024 2:36 pm
Forum: Mixing, Mastering & Post Production Topic: Hardware solution for insert auditioning Replies: 8 Views: 174

Re: Jurassic soundcards: Yamaha 2416 DSP factory

This morning read the SoS reviews. SW1000XG plugs into PCI port, does the PLG card connected to it via ribbon cable just hang oorrff it loose. Like Martin, I ran four PLG cards in a Kenton Plugstation. But IIRC the SW1000XG could host a single daughterboard that could be mounted on the main card. I...
by Matt HoughtonThu May 02, 2024 2:41 pm
Forum: Recording: Gear & Techniques Topic: Jurassic soundcards: Yamaha 2416 DSP factory Replies: 23 Views: 608

Re: Jurassic soundcards: Yamaha 2416 DSP factory

Yeah, that's my recollection too. I also had the Rev500. A competent reverb but nothing special (kept my pair of Rev 7s and a TC M350 in preference to that, which I sold on). Can't imagine wanting to run that system today other than for nostalgia. Though I still miss the sounds from my Yamaha SW1000...
by Matt HoughtonMon Apr 29, 2024 3:37 pm
Forum: Recording: Gear & Techniques Topic: Jurassic soundcards: Yamaha 2416 DSP factory Replies: 23 Views: 608

Re: (How) Do you use reverb/depth?

Good tips from Elf. One issue with aux sends is that if you automate them, then the wetter the sound becomes the louder it gets, because it's an additive process. You can automate the dry channel too, of course. But another option, if you want to be able to automate one parameter to bring things bac...
by Matt HoughtonMon Apr 29, 2024 11:02 am
Forum: Mixing, Mastering & Post Production Topic: (How) Do you use reverb/depth? Replies: 24 Views: 512

Re: HUM Audio Devices N-Trophy console

Hugh Robjohns wrote: Sun Apr 28, 2024 10:48 am A 16 channel N-Trophy desk will set you back £78,000.00 — including VAT.

That's about £12k more than a 16-channel Neve BCM-10/2. This end of the market is all pretty pricey. Not helped in the UK by GBP crashing so hard against the USD over the last decade...
by Matt HoughtonSun Apr 28, 2024 5:50 pm
Forum: Recording: Gear & Techniques Topic: HUM Audio Devices N-Trophy console Replies: 27 Views: 578

Re: SSL Pure Drive

Sam did do this 2002 review of Focusrite Platinum Octpre. https://www.soundonsound.com/reviews/focusrite-octopre I know it isn't what you are looking for. The Neve and SSL likely quite a step up. I've never had this Focusrite although I have had Clarett, Forte, Saffire. I only mention this because ...
by Matt HoughtonMon Apr 22, 2024 9:30 pm
Forum: Recording: Gear & Techniques Topic: SSL Pure Drive Replies: 12 Views: 804

Re: SSL Pure Drive

Looking to buy a preamp that adds character, but can only buy one of them. I've not heard the new SSL ones, so can't really comment on those yet — Sam's upcoming review will, I am sure, fill you in. But if you're looking for a colourful preamp, then there are a LOT of options. I reviewed the Lightn...
by Matt HoughtonMon Apr 22, 2024 9:26 pm
Forum: Recording: Gear & Techniques Topic: SSL Pure Drive Replies: 12 Views: 804

Re: Microphones for Sampling

I’ve had a look into those Zoom Recorders, the one thing I find absent in the documentation is the ability to do a BlueTooth file transfer. Zoom do a separate BTA-1 bluetooth adapter for various of their devices. But IIRC this is for connection to remote control units, not file transfer. At least, ...
by Matt HoughtonMon Apr 22, 2024 11:06 am
Forum: Recording: Gear & Techniques Topic: Microphones for Sampling Replies: 8 Views: 318

Re: Why do I get the US replica mag?

Hi, This isn't something I deal with personally — and I'll let those who know about these things respond! — but I did just want to reassure you that the editorial content in the N America version is almost identical to that in the UK/Rest of World version. It's mostly the ads (and, consequently, the...
by Matt HoughtonMon Apr 22, 2024 10:58 am
Forum: SOS Support Forum Topic: Why do I get the US replica mag? Replies: 6 Views: 325

Re: Something to replace my Dynaudio BM5 mk1s

I thought the Monitor Ones sounded kinda flabby... more bottom bu poorly defined. I had BM5 Mk1 and I'd agree with what Hugh said. If you like them and want more bass, the BM15s were a good step up for me. Or just add a BM9s sub. But, as Hugh says, this is all moot if you don't have adequate LF cont...
by Matt HoughtonFri Apr 19, 2024 6:35 pm
Forum: Mixing, Mastering & Post Production Topic: Something to replace my Dynaudio BM5 mk1s Replies: 4 Views: 237

Re: Do you filter out the plugin whine?

Usual answer: does it add to the piece or distract from it? Act accordingly. ;) This. But also perhaps be aware of what any further processing downstream will do to it, particularly compression and limiting when mixing/mastering. It can be somewhat annoying having to go back through a mix to identi...
by Matt HoughtonWed Apr 17, 2024 6:13 pm
Forum: Recording: Gear & Techniques Topic: Do you filter out the plugin whine? Replies: 12 Views: 432

Re: Recording with Zoom F3 - best practice regarding to reduce noise?

For the mic/recorder noise, I'd suggest you try taking your mics and recorder somewhere very quiet and, with the same gain settings as used on your recording, capture around 30 seconds of this boosted self noise in isolation. Then use a section of that recording to create a fingerprint for noise rem...
by Matt HoughtonTue Apr 16, 2024 10:59 am
Forum: Recording: Gear & Techniques Topic: Recording with Zoom F3 - best practice regarding to reduce noise? Replies: 13 Views: 386

Re: Is guitar tablature...

For me it has always seemed completely natural that I am looking over the neck and not along it. I've always seen it like that too. Rather like when you poke your head over some rack gear to see the I/O, it's nice when the designers have thought to put upside down labels there because that's the ri...
by Matt HoughtonMon Apr 15, 2024 5:54 pm
Forum: Guitar Technology Topic: Is guitar tablature... Replies: 107 Views: 1721

Re: VST to switch stereo input to different outs?

sonics wrote: Sun Apr 14, 2024 6:32 pmMac or PC?

OP mentioned AU so I assumed Mac.
by Matt HoughtonSun Apr 14, 2024 7:04 pm
Forum: Mixing, Mastering & Post Production Topic: VST to switch stereo input to different outs? Replies: 15 Views: 339

Re: Pro Tools first advice

I have never found anything that comes close to it for multitrack audio editing. I wouldn't say PT is any clunkier than most DAWs in this respect — arguably it's better than average — but you've not really dived very deeply into this side of Reaper, have you? (I'd also say that it's not close :lol: )
by Matt HoughtonWed Apr 10, 2024 9:30 am
Forum: Recording: Gear & Techniques Topic: Pro Tools first advice Replies: 9 Views: 265

Re: Are Steinberg trying to abolish vst2?

I can't see how to access routing from the track control panel on the left although I'd expect it to be possible somehow. I believe it's there by default (same buttons as on the mixer), but some buttons are shown/hidden depending on the width of the panel. Pretty sure you can assign a keyboard shor...
by Matt HoughtonFri Apr 05, 2024 1:33 pm
Forum: Windows Music Topic: Are Steinberg trying to abolish vst2? Replies: 19 Views: 525

Re: Invert polarity for top/bottom snare

When either mic is polarity reversed, the sound becomes thicker, denser. Sounds like you are using different mics with different polarities, or have a cable wired incorrectly.... Maybe some confusion with the OP's wording here? I'd expect the sound to be thicker or denser (which I read as meaning '...
by Matt HoughtonFri Apr 05, 2024 1:16 pm
Forum: Recording: Gear & Techniques Topic: Invert polarity for top/bottom snare Replies: 6 Views: 197