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Re: "Masters of the Art of Mixing" (August 2024 SOS article)

Hello all, The plan had very much been to have all these resources available at that URL at the time this article was published. Regrettably, there's been a problem with a third-party host. But I'm told that lots of the resources will be up there tomorrow. Apologies for the inconvenience! As for the...
by Matt HoughtonMon Jul 22, 2024 5:33 pm
Forum: Feedback Topic: "Masters of the Art of Mixing" (August 2024 SOS article) Replies: 3 Views: 342

Re: UA 6176 SoS review

With older equipment the review may pre-date the digital production of SOS. Musines have, with SOS permission, scanned these older issues and made them available online. https://www.muzines.co.uk/mags/sos Andy :beamup: Yes, my thoughts turned there initially too — though I'm pretty sure that the 61...
by Matt HoughtonMon Jul 15, 2024 11:31 am
Forum: Recording: Gear + Techniques Topic: UA 6176 SoS review Replies: 6 Views: 280

Re: UA 6176 SoS review

This one's before my time here. But although Hugh's LA610 review does make reference to the 6176 as a point of comparison, it does *not*, as far as I can see, mention there having been an SOS review of the 6176.
by Matt HoughtonMon Jul 15, 2024 9:39 am
Forum: Recording: Gear + Techniques Topic: UA 6176 SoS review Replies: 6 Views: 280

Re: POLL: VOTE NOW | Do you want Subcategories in Readers Ads forum?

I'd settle for people putting both the product and the price in the post title. Very tedious to open posts just to find out basic stuff like that, particularly if the price is 'ambitious'.
by Matt HoughtonMon Jul 01, 2024 2:32 pm
Forum: SOS READERS ADS Topic: POLL: VOTE NOW | Do you want Subcategories in Readers Ads forum? Replies: 18 Views: 511

Re: Wiring Adhesive

You can also buy, in small syringes, conductive silver paste that hardens to form your joint. But in my experience it's not great. Only to be tried where you can't viably solder and the connections are already secured in place.
by Matt HoughtonFri May 31, 2024 10:55 am
Forum: DIY Electronics + Studio Design Topic: Wiring Adhesive Replies: 16 Views: 641

Re: Harpsichord

Scarborough Fair?
by Matt HoughtonWed May 15, 2024 11:11 am
Forum: Music Theory | Songwriting | Composition Topic: Harpsichord Replies: 25 Views: 706

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: 19 Views: 1823

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: 413

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: 698

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: 698

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: 816

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: 691

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: 19 Views: 1823

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: 19 Views: 1823

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: 430

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: 361

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: 283

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: 487

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: 587

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: 2107

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: 448

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: 296

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: 582

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: 253

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: 582

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: 323

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: 1942

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: 1175

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: 620