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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: 117

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: 305

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: 253

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: 99 Views: 1259

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: 13 Views: 239

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: 227

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: 485

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: 162

Re: Are Steinberg trying to abolish vst2?

Lostgallifreyan wrote: Thu Apr 04, 2024 1:50 pmI had no idea that Yamaha owned Steinberg! That might get interesting.

They acquired them nearly two decades ago (around the time they launched the Yamaha 01x digital mixer). Its been interesting at times, I guess...
by Matt HoughtonThu Apr 04, 2024 3:24 pm
Forum: Windows Music Topic: Are Steinberg trying to abolish vst2? Replies: 19 Views: 485

Re: Soundcard wont receive signal from dynamic mic if 48v is turned off???? urgent

something I didnt include in the post is that in every card I had of that model, The 48v became faulty and would no longer supply the michrophones properly. As with the current one. So I literally cant. I had it checked. The reason is I hookep up two different condensers to it and both never showed...
by Matt HoughtonTue Apr 02, 2024 11:11 am
Forum: Recording: Gear & Techniques Topic: Soundcard wont receive signal from dynamic mic if 48v is turned off???? urgent Replies: 6 Views: 248

Re: Any Alesis HD24 users here?

Further on this subject - when my ssd drive finally finished formatting, I did a test record. Recording was fine, but playback hung the machine. Further digging around reveals that the HD24 needs to be sitting on software version 1.21 for ssds to work. Here’s a link to upgrade instructions: https:/...
by Matt HoughtonSat Mar 30, 2024 3:37 pm
Forum: Recording: Gear & Techniques Topic: Any Alesis HD24 users here? Replies: 20 Views: 1609

Re: Best position for desk and monitors in L shaped room

I'm a bit late to this thread, OP. But I felt it worth asking how much of the time you actually use that vocal booth. Because if you leave the door open when it's not in use (eg. when mixing) then your room is not L-shaped nor (quite) so small.
by Matt HoughtonWed Mar 27, 2024 6:26 pm
Forum: DIY Electronics & Studio Design Topic: Best position for desk and monitors in L shaped room Replies: 33 Views: 867

Re: Can anyone recommend hard disc recorder that interacts with 1995 Mackie board

It's not that difficult to set up a dedicated computer and DAW as a pseudo tape recorder, it is basically how I run my studio (though in my case I have an X32 as the front end but a suitable audio interface and an analogue mixer would work just as well). I use Reaper with a few different templates ...
by Matt HoughtonThu Mar 14, 2024 10:13 am
Forum: Recording: Gear & Techniques Topic: Can anyone recommend hard disc recorder that interacts with 1995 Mackie board Replies: 23 Views: 538

Re: Can anyone recommend hard disc recorder that interacts with 1995 Mackie board

PS - it might also be worth looking for an old RADAR system. These were considered to have better convertors than the Mackie and Alesis hard disk recorders. I was going to mention RADAR to the OP, but didn’t, as it's still a computer "style" interface, but AFA sound quality is concerned, ...
by Matt HoughtonThu Mar 14, 2024 10:10 am
Forum: Recording: Gear & Techniques Topic: Can anyone recommend hard disc recorder that interacts with 1995 Mackie board Replies: 23 Views: 538

Re: Can anyone recommend hard disc recorder that interacts with 1995 Mackie board

To be fair, a decent desk is pretty bloomin' handy when you're capturing 24 tracks from a multitude of artists. All the mic and line preamps you could want. Easiest way to set up genuinely zero-latency cue mixes. Monitor control. Etc. And the second hand prices are through the floor these days. Anal...
by Matt HoughtonWed Mar 13, 2024 5:49 pm
Forum: Recording: Gear & Techniques Topic: Can anyone recommend hard disc recorder that interacts with 1995 Mackie board Replies: 23 Views: 538

Re: Can anyone recommend hard disc recorder that interacts with 1995 Mackie board

It was so much more likely that I was wrong (I've not laid hands and ears on one for over a decade) that I just picked up the phone ad talked it through with JoeCo... The BlackBox doesn't allow overdubbing. JoeCo did look into it shortly after the BBR came out, but the cost of development, coupled w...
by Matt HoughtonWed Mar 13, 2024 4:44 pm
Forum: Recording: Gear & Techniques Topic: Can anyone recommend hard disc recorder that interacts with 1995 Mackie board Replies: 23 Views: 538

Re: My AlphaTrack came home!

Wonks wrote: Tue Mar 12, 2024 7:53 pm
The Elf wrote: Tue Mar 12, 2024 7:41 pm The X-Touch, UC-1 and AlphaTrack work really well as a combo - they look like a patchwork quilt built by the Frankenstein family…

Does it use a lightning connection? :D


Thunder bolts, surely?
by Matt HoughtonWed Mar 13, 2024 1:20 pm
Forum: Recording: Gear & Techniques Topic: My AlphaTrack came home! Replies: 6 Views: 199

Re: Can anyone recommend hard disc recorder that interacts with 1995 Mackie board

I briefly looked at the JoeCo device some time ago for live recording. I couldn’t see how you could do overdubs, which seems to be a requirement for the OP. I may have missed something though - worth contacting them to clarify. I'd always thought that, since you can arm tracks for recording individ...
by Matt HoughtonWed Mar 13, 2024 1:19 pm
Forum: Recording: Gear & Techniques Topic: Can anyone recommend hard disc recorder that interacts with 1995 Mackie board Replies: 23 Views: 538

Re: Can anyone recommend hard disc recorder that interacts with 1995 Mackie board

An Alesis HD24 will do what you want — I have one here and I can confirm you can arm each track individually and record up to 24 tracks at once. The original fans were a bit noisy — I replaced mine with modern near-silent ones for a just a few quid. Note that it uses IDE/EIDE drives. There are some ...
by Matt HoughtonWed Mar 13, 2024 12:24 pm
Forum: Recording: Gear & Techniques Topic: Can anyone recommend hard disc recorder that interacts with 1995 Mackie board Replies: 23 Views: 538