Search found 263 matches

Re: Compressor Release Question

And another one:

The release time controls how quickly the gain reduction returns to zero after the detector drops below the threshold value.

by ITHertzFri May 10, 2024 1:31 am
Forum: Mixing | Mastering | Post Production Topic: Compressor Release Question Replies: 9 Views: 392

Re: Compressor Release Question

I keep banging on about the importance of the engineering side of 'audio engineering'.... but this is a classic example of where some understanding of basic electronics makes the workings of a compressor so obvious. In this case, it's the concept of a simple passive RCR filter. Imagine a capacitor ...
by ITHertzFri May 10, 2024 1:05 am
Forum: Mixing | Mastering | Post Production Topic: Compressor Release Question Replies: 9 Views: 392

Re: Compressor Release Question

Thanks, it's surprising how many explanations of this don't make it clear. And with regards to your "automated fader" analogy, I like to think of the attack and release settings as the fader having some "stiffness" that can be different depending on whether it's moving up or down...
by ITHertzWed May 08, 2024 1:50 pm
Forum: Mixing | Mastering | Post Production Topic: Compressor Release Question Replies: 9 Views: 392

Compressor Release Question

Hi All, I just read through the excellent discussion of how compressor release works here https://www.soundonsound.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=47003&start=40 - thanks Hugh for the clear explanation. Am I right in thinking that if we have a steady signal that's 6dB above the threshold, and it sudde...
by ITHertzWed May 08, 2024 1:20 pm
Forum: Mixing | Mastering | Post Production Topic: Compressor Release Question Replies: 9 Views: 392

Mix Revision Workflow Question

Hi All, I recently completed a mix for a client and (as expected) there were some revisions requested. When I started doing them I realised that I didn't have a good workflow for this process so I'm interested in finding out how others manage this. For example, say you have three revisions requested...
by ITHertzWed Mar 13, 2024 3:27 am
Forum: Mixing | Mastering | Post Production Topic: Mix Revision Workflow Question Replies: 10 Views: 338

Phonon SMB-01L Headphones

Hi All,

I came across these headphones in my travels on the interwebs:

https://phonon-inc.com/portfolio/smb-01 ... s/?lang=en

Doesn't seem to be much info about them.

Any thoughts on these?

Cheers,

Chris
by ITHertzSun Feb 11, 2024 6:28 am
Forum: Mixing | Mastering | Post Production Topic: Phonon SMB-01L Headphones Replies: 6 Views: 296

Headphone Frequency Response Curves

Hi All, I'm finding myself mixing more and more on headphones these days. Currently I'm using HD650s and DT770s. I tend to find it hard to judge the low end using the HD650s. I also find the DT770s very bright. So I've been doing some homework with the aim of getting some new headphones. One thing t...
by ITHertzWed Dec 06, 2023 2:49 am
Forum: Mixing | Mastering | Post Production Topic: Headphone Frequency Response Curves Replies: 5 Views: 284

Re: What EQ Was Used for the Abbey Road Reverb Technique?

I understand the technique and use it all the time (in the box). I'm interested in this from a historical perspective - there's so much info out there about Abbey Road and the gear they had - the consoles, outboard, plates, etc. I also build my own gear so I'm curious about whether they used somethi...
by ITHertzSat Aug 19, 2023 4:28 am
Forum: Mixing | Mastering | Post Production Topic: What EQ Was Used for the Abbey Road Reverb Technique? Replies: 8 Views: 753

Re: What EQ Was Used for the Abbey Road Reverb Technique?

Hugh Robjohns wrote: Thu Aug 17, 2023 9:28 am Who cares? It's in a reverb path....

Just curious! So much talk about the technique and from what I've read the consoles didn't have HPF/LPF.
by ITHertzThu Aug 17, 2023 11:43 am
Forum: Mixing | Mastering | Post Production Topic: What EQ Was Used for the Abbey Road Reverb Technique? Replies: 8 Views: 753

What EQ Was Used for the Abbey Road Reverb Technique?

Hi All,

Quick question - what EQ was used for the original Abbey Road reverb technique (i.e. putting a HPF/LPF before the reverb send)?

Cheers,

Chris
by ITHertzThu Aug 17, 2023 8:06 am
Forum: Mixing | Mastering | Post Production Topic: What EQ Was Used for the Abbey Road Reverb Technique? Replies: 8 Views: 753

Re: XLN Audio Addictive Drums 2 - It's Just a Host, Right?

Wonks wrote: Fri Jun 02, 2023 7:50 am It will come with a standard range of drum kits.

Expansion packs are just that, to expand the standard drum sounds in the package.

SOS review:

https://www.soundonsound.com/reviews/xl ... ve-drums-2


Are what it comes with listed anywhere?
by ITHertzFri Jun 02, 2023 9:02 am
Forum: Mixing | Mastering | Post Production Topic: XLN Audio Addictive Drums 2 - It's Just a Host, Right? Replies: 7 Views: 464

XLN Audio Addictive Drums 2 - It's Just a Host, Right?

Hi All,

I'm thinking of getting XLN Audio's Addictive Drums 2. What I'm not clear about is whether this is just a host for the expansion packs or whether it comes with a kit (or kits) already installed? I couldn't find anywhere on their website that explains this.

Cheers,

Chris
by ITHertzFri Jun 02, 2023 7:09 am
Forum: Mixing | Mastering | Post Production Topic: XLN Audio Addictive Drums 2 - It's Just a Host, Right? Replies: 7 Views: 464

Anyone Using a Tape Recorder as an Effect?

Hi All, I know there's been a few articles in SOS over the years about using tape however the most recent one I've come across seems to be about using it for recording in preference to digital (e.g. Buying a Used Tape Machine back in 2010). I'm interested in using a real tape recorder for saturation...
by ITHertzFri May 19, 2023 5:57 am
Forum: Mixing | Mastering | Post Production Topic: Anyone Using a Tape Recorder as an Effect? Replies: 20 Views: 896

A History of Neve Consoles

Hi All, I just came across this one: https://postfade.co.uk/early-rupert-neve-consoles-and-their-stories-part-one-1959-1962-the-valve-mixers/ It's a very detailed history of Neve consoles. I haven't had a chance to look through it yet, but it looks very good! "Much of the information available ...
by ITHertzSat May 13, 2023 7:26 am
Forum: Recording: Gear + Techniques Topic: A History of Neve Consoles Replies: 3 Views: 570

macOS "Other" Storage Problem

Hi All, For a while now I've been plagued by the well-known "Other" storage problem on my 2019 Intel Mac Mini. At present "Other" is using more than 50% of my 250GB HD space. I've done some online research and it seems that the only way to fix this is to do a clean install of the...
by ITHertzWed Apr 26, 2023 2:37 am
Forum: Mac Music Topic: macOS "Other" Storage Problem Replies: 4 Views: 339

Re: Waves go subscription only!

Drew Stephenson wrote: Tue Mar 28, 2023 5:04 pm Anyone got a strong recommendation for a good de-esser? I like Waves Sibilance and I've never got on with the JS one in Reaper for some reason.

Plugin Alliance have the SPL and Lindell. Also Toneboosters.
by ITHertzWed Mar 29, 2023 11:20 pm
Forum: Mixing | Mastering | Post Production Topic: Waves go subscription only! Replies: 92 Views: 4384

Re: Waves go subscription only!

Hi All, I never really entered the Waves ecosystem and only have about 10 of their plug-ins of which, only a few don't have clear alternatives (e.g. RVox, C6). Don't think I'll be subscribing to a huge bundle of plug-ins for the couple that I actually use. And as I'm concerned with backwards compati...
by ITHertzTue Mar 28, 2023 3:13 am
Forum: Mixing | Mastering | Post Production Topic: Waves go subscription only! Replies: 92 Views: 4384

Ronan Chris Murphy's Drum Recording Boot Camp Course - Pay What You Want

Hi All, I came across this one: https://www.mixonline.com/business/ronan-chris-murphy-studio-tree-destroyed?utm_term=EBE30C10-181A-4972-9566-E783D41B914F&utm_medium=email&utm_content=A17AF968-1059-42B3-8463-3E2D7C431295&utm_source=SmartBrief To help with funding the studio rebuild you ca...
by ITHertzSun Mar 19, 2023 12:41 am
Forum: New Products + Industry News Topic: Ronan Chris Murphy's Drum Recording Boot Camp Course - Pay What You Want Replies: 0 Views: 105

Re: Thoughts on Newer Headphone Technologies

I understand the difficulty - especially as different vendors are likely to use different DACs and headphone amps. My only advice would be - as you’re looking right at the top of the market - not to discount high quality dynamic phones such as the top-level Focals. I have heard the Utopias (2020 mo...
by ITHertzSun Feb 19, 2023 10:00 am
Forum: Mixing | Mastering | Post Production Topic: Thoughts on Newer Headphone Technologies Replies: 8 Views: 616

Thoughts on Newer Headphone Technologies

Hi All, I currently use Sennheiser HD650s for editing and mixing. I find them to be pretty good although I find the low end hard to judge on them. I've been thinking of upgrading the 650s and have been looking at the various options, especially those that are not dynamic - Planar Magnetic (Avantone,...
by ITHertzSun Feb 19, 2023 3:05 am
Forum: Mixing | Mastering | Post Production Topic: Thoughts on Newer Headphone Technologies Replies: 8 Views: 616

Re: Headphone Amps

Headphone outputs do matter if you rely on them. As well as needing to provide enough voltage to attain the required listening levels, they need to work correctly with your chosen headphones. There are also the issues of pure audio quality and stereo balance. Some cheaper interfaces struggle with t...
by ITHertzFri Dec 02, 2022 10:30 pm
Forum: Recording: Gear + Techniques Topic: Headphone Amps Replies: 10 Views: 655

Re: Headphone Amps

At the moment, loudness isn't an issue however the question of detail is what concerns me a bit. Without actually trying a headphone amp it's hard to know if I'm missing something with my current setup.
by ITHertzFri Dec 02, 2022 10:25 pm
Forum: Recording: Gear + Techniques Topic: Headphone Amps Replies: 10 Views: 655

Re: Headphone Amps

I found this info online: - For all 1st Gen, 2nd Gen, and 3rd Gen Bus-Powered Scarlett interfaces (Solo, 2i2, 2i4, and 4i4), iTrack Solo and Saffire 6 USB look for headphones with a maximum impedance of 200 ohms. - For all 1st Gen, 2nd Gen, and 3rd Gen mains powered Scarlett interfaces (6i6, 8i6, 18...
by ITHertzFri Dec 02, 2022 7:13 am
Forum: Recording: Gear + Techniques Topic: Headphone Amps Replies: 10 Views: 655

Headphone Amps

Hi All, I mostly do editing and post work so I spend quite a bit of time using headphones (HD650s). Currently, the headphones are running off the headphone output of a Scarlett 18i20. While looking at higher-end headphones I've come across quite a few articles that recommend using a dedicated headph...
by ITHertzThu Dec 01, 2022 11:30 pm
Forum: Recording: Gear + Techniques Topic: Headphone Amps Replies: 10 Views: 655

Re: MOTU 2408 Mk II as ADAT-Analog/Analog ADAT Converter?

One thing that I would check is whether you need a working firewire connection to set up the standalone mode to start with. I know that the Focusrite firewire interfaces have a standalone mode but some of them need to be set up to work in that way using a computer connection first. Others have a de...
by ITHertzWed Nov 16, 2022 10:31 pm
Forum: Recording: Gear + Techniques Topic: MOTU 2408 Mk II as ADAT-Analog/Analog ADAT Converter? Replies: 2 Views: 460

MOTU 2408 Mk II as ADAT-Analog/Analog ADAT Converter?

Hi All, I'm currently using a Focusrite Scarlett 18i20 interface. The 18i20 has ADAT I/O which I'm not using. For a while now I've been looking for a budget-friendly way to convert the ADAT I/O to analog I/O. I've come across a MOTU 2408 Mk II going cheap and was wondering whether it would do the jo...
by ITHertzWed Nov 16, 2022 12:17 pm
Forum: Recording: Gear + Techniques Topic: MOTU 2408 Mk II as ADAT-Analog/Analog ADAT Converter? Replies: 2 Views: 460

Re: DBX162SL Attack and Release Settings

Dbx's use of the rate description is, technically, the correct way to do it, and your interpretation is right: if the rate is 4dB/ms, then 4dB of gain reduction will take 1ms, and 8dB of gain reduction would take 2ms. In comparison, the attack /release times specified on most dynamics processors ar...
by ITHertzThu Nov 10, 2022 11:45 am
Forum: Recording: Gear + Techniques Topic: DBX162SL Attack and Release Settings Replies: 3 Views: 185

DBX162SL Attack and Release Settings

Hi All, I currently use a DBX162SL for any recording duties I need to do in my home studio. The DBX162SL uses a slightly different way of describing Attack and Release settings - it uses dB/mSec for Attack and dB/Sec for Release. For Attack, the fastest setting is 400dB/mSec and the slowest is 1dB/m...
by ITHertzThu Nov 10, 2022 2:33 am
Forum: Recording: Gear + Techniques Topic: DBX162SL Attack and Release Settings Replies: 3 Views: 185

Re: Auratone 5C - Basic Construction Question

Thanks for the info.

The main thing I wasn't clear about was how the front/back are held in place - they're only glued, right? I was thinking of routing a rebate but if glue was enough for the originals then that will do me!

Cheers!
by ITHertzWed Nov 09, 2022 10:03 pm
Forum: DIY Electronics + Studio Design Topic: Auratone 5C - Basic Construction Question Replies: 7 Views: 329

Auratone 5C - Basic Construction Question

Hi All, I'd like to make a couple of Auratone 5C clones. I'm a fairly experienced woodworker with a reasonable set of tools. My understanding is that the top, bottom and side corners are mitred. What I'm not clear about is how the front and back are held in place. I've seen a design where the front ...
by ITHertzWed Nov 09, 2022 11:09 am
Forum: DIY Electronics + Studio Design Topic: Auratone 5C - Basic Construction Question Replies: 7 Views: 329