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Re: Low Cost Drum Room Mics

The OM1s will work as room mics too, but I suggest using the OM1s as the overheads (depending on the height of the ceiling) and the SE8s as the rooms, pointing away. Just my 2c. I do like the idea of him having a pair of Omni mics and exploring where they could be useful, I’m not sure the college h...
by RobinCThu Jun 06, 2024 8:49 am
Forum: Recording: Gear + Techniques Topic: Low Cost Drum Room Mics Replies: 17 Views: 792

Re: Low Cost Drum Room Mics

Looks like I will be going with OM1s, thank you everyone
by RobinCWed Jun 05, 2024 11:02 pm
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Re: Low Cost Drum Room Mics

Thanks for the suggestion
by RobinCWed Jun 05, 2024 10:32 pm
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Re: Low Cost Drum Room Mics

I suppose to a degree this about giving him sufficient equipment to practice / experiment so he can form his own opinions and build up his own recording experience before embarking on recording his coursework which will form part of his final grade. So in that sense I would rather spend some money o...
by RobinCWed Jun 05, 2024 9:43 pm
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Re: Low Cost Drum Room Mics

The only audio I record via mics are vocals. So I have a few mics that I use for that purpose: a Tlm 103 and a shure SM7b but no matching pairs of mics outside of the SE8s that he intends to use for his overheads
by RobinCWed Jun 05, 2024 9:10 pm
Forum: Recording: Gear + Techniques Topic: Low Cost Drum Room Mics Replies: 17 Views: 792

Low Cost Drum Room Mics

My son is currently studying music tech A level at college. As part of the course he's required to record a drum kit. There's various bits of kit at school but he also wants to practice at home He's a drummer so we have the drums. We've got access to a SE V Pack mic set for the kit itself but could ...
by RobinCWed Jun 05, 2024 7:49 pm
Forum: Recording: Gear + Techniques Topic: Low Cost Drum Room Mics Replies: 17 Views: 792

Re: SSL Meter Plugin Calibration to 0VU

I seem to recall that there were some postings about this by SSL in the Facebook group UF1/UF8/UC1/360 Users Group. The upshot was as you say use -22dBFs with the +4dBu setting. I can’t recall the details of the explanation but it’s probably still in there if you wish to search. The postings were fr...
by RobinCThu Apr 11, 2024 8:50 pm
Forum: Recording: Gear + Techniques Topic: SSL Meter Plugin Calibration to 0VU Replies: 35 Views: 1017

Re: EVO 16 as an ADAT?

Oh good spot. Thank you. Looks like it is going on the possible list
by RobinCThu Apr 11, 2024 5:43 pm
Forum: Recording: Gear + Techniques Topic: EVO 16 as an ADAT? Replies: 3 Views: 291

EVO 16 as an ADAT?

My son is doing a Music Technology A level. He's also a drummer and part of the course is to multi mic and record a drum kit My main interfaces are a Motu 828es and 16A linked together with an ethernet cable, I record mainly synths and vocals so have been able to get by on the two Mic Pres that I ha...
by RobinCThu Apr 11, 2024 8:02 am
Forum: Recording: Gear + Techniques Topic: EVO 16 as an ADAT? Replies: 3 Views: 291

Re: Expressive Osmose

Mine finally arrived today after a last minute hold up in Paris that prevented delivery before the weekend. Initial thoughts are similar. I like the keyboard, the onboard presets though did little to wow me. I've also got a Rise 49 (version 1) which whilst I've always liked it I've always found it f...
by RobinCMon Jun 12, 2023 7:40 pm
Forum: Keyboards + Synthesizers Topic: Expressive Osmose Replies: 17 Views: 1109

Re: Producer or mix engineer ?

I'm just finishing up a project with a friend of a friend - similar in nature. I've been given their demos and then I flesh them out / mix them as I see fit - submit back to the artist for comment and alterations. We both work full time and have families and it has taken of and on 14 months to get 8...
by RobinCThu Apr 20, 2023 7:21 pm
Forum: Mixing | Mastering | Post Production Topic: Producer or mix engineer ? Replies: 7 Views: 386

Re: Monitor upgrade from Adam A7X

i have to say that if I was buying now i'd probably be looking at the KH150/KH750 combo. After more pondering that's the conclusion I've come to. I do use Sonarworks and having spent some time moving my speakers around, measuring then moving them again I think some level of DSP processing is needed...
by RobinCSat Feb 04, 2023 8:58 pm
Forum: Mixing | Mastering | Post Production Topic: Monitor upgrade from Adam A7X Replies: 57 Views: 2548

Re: Monitor upgrade from Adam A7X

i have to say that if I was buying now i'd probably be looking at the KH150/KH750 combo. After more pondering that's the conclusion I've come to. I do use Sonarworks and having spent some time moving my speakers around, measuring then moving them again I think some level of DSP processing is needed...
by RobinCMon Jan 30, 2023 7:10 pm
Forum: Mixing | Mastering | Post Production Topic: Monitor upgrade from Adam A7X Replies: 57 Views: 2548

Re: Monitor upgrade from Adam A7X

To me, that implies something about liking (or more) the sound they produce. IMO it's accuracy that's paramount with any decent monitor, not whether/not they produce a pleasing sound. My interest in the KH310s really stemmed from seeing them described on various forums as boring but then noticing t...
by RobinCSun Jan 29, 2023 11:58 am
Forum: Mixing | Mastering | Post Production Topic: Monitor upgrade from Adam A7X Replies: 57 Views: 2548

Monitor upgrade from Adam A7X

My project studio measure approx 3m x 5.5m. It has some amount of room treatment on all walls and the ceiling from GIK. I’m currently using Adam A7Xs for my monitors which I’ve always liked but never loved I’ve got a budget of up to 3.5k to change my monitors. I’d initially been drawn to HEDD Type 2...
by RobinCSat Jan 28, 2023 8:34 pm
Forum: Mixing | Mastering | Post Production Topic: Monitor upgrade from Adam A7X Replies: 57 Views: 2548

Re: Acoustic Treatment - what should I be aiming for

I think the thing to remember is that unless you're in a purpose-designed studio then it will always be a compromise. Don't lose time (and potentially money) chasing a theoretical flatline that's never really achievable. I think that in a nutshell is where I'm trying (or hoping I'm already at). to ...
by RobinCFri Jan 20, 2023 8:46 pm
Forum: DIY Electronics + Studio Design Topic: Acoustic Treatment - what should I be aiming for Replies: 11 Views: 417

Re: Acoustic Treatment - what should I be aiming for

Tomás Mulcahy wrote: Fri Jan 20, 2023 2:42 pm Was amazed at how much more fun it is to mix on speakers. Headphones can work but it's more tiring IME.

I'd agree its much less fatiguing. I seem more inclined to monitor at sensible levels on speakers
by RobinCFri Jan 20, 2023 8:40 pm
Forum: DIY Electronics + Studio Design Topic: Acoustic Treatment - what should I be aiming for Replies: 11 Views: 417

Re: Acoustic Treatment - what should I be aiming for

I’m pleased with how the room sounds, it’s my preferred place to listen to music and after decades of largely headphone use it’s weaned me off those. I’ve toyed with moving the speakers up, and will do further experimentation. However it’s a bit like whack a mole. I slightly improve one area at the ...
by RobinCFri Jan 20, 2023 10:58 am
Forum: DIY Electronics + Studio Design Topic: Acoustic Treatment - what should I be aiming for Replies: 11 Views: 417

Re: Mac Studio - any users here?

I too have one under my desk and can’t hear it from my listening position. If I get under the desk and put my ear close to it I can make out the fan noise. Mine is a Max and has been used daily for the last 6 months. I think now though if you don’t need over 32 gig ram then the M2 Pro mini is probab...
by RobinCFri Jan 20, 2023 10:54 am
Forum: Mac Music Topic: Mac Studio - any users here? Replies: 55 Views: 2964

Re: Acoustic Treatment - what should I be aiming for

I’ve downloaded REW and intend to start getting to grips with it soon. Having seen how Sonarworks frequency response curves can vary when moving the speakers just a small amount, I feel I’ve fallen down a rabbit hole. At the start of this process I didn’t know that desk reflections were a thing, now...
by RobinCThu Jan 19, 2023 10:17 pm
Forum: DIY Electronics + Studio Design Topic: Acoustic Treatment - what should I be aiming for Replies: 11 Views: 417

Acoustic Treatment - what should I be aiming for

My music room is located in a converted garage. Room is rectangular but has bifold doors along one side. I use it to write synth based songs. The only recording of live audio is vocals. I mix the occasional song for various musical friends. I’m a hobbyist and harbour no ambitions to be anything othe...
by RobinCThu Jan 19, 2023 10:01 pm
Forum: DIY Electronics + Studio Design Topic: Acoustic Treatment - what should I be aiming for Replies: 11 Views: 417

SSL Native Drum Strip on Offer

Saw this today. SSL's Native Drum Strip plug-in is on offer for £13.99 plus taxes That's over a £100 lower than normal

https://store.solidstatelogic.com
by RobinCFri Dec 17, 2021 7:14 pm
Forum: Recording: Gear + Techniques Topic: SSL Native Drum Strip on Offer Replies: 8 Views: 1843

Re: SSL UF8 Controller is a winner

With using USB C instead of midi, the fine tuning on the faders is much improved over older midi controllers. It’s still using midi pitchbend messages, the resolution of the faders isn’t really any better than any other mackie controller. The faders themselves may move smoother and be less noisy th...
by RobinCSat Sep 18, 2021 9:37 pm
Forum: User Reviews Topic: SSL UF8 Controller is a winner Replies: 9 Views: 1622

Re: Bye bye Roli

Love my Seaboard. Even as a bare bones device the Lumis are pretty crap as a keyboard, feel poorly made and flex as you play, very difficult to control velocity, expensive. No pitch bend or mod wheel. The light show is a bit of fun. Fully agree, the Rise is a nice controller, though I’d have prefer...
by RobinCFri Sep 03, 2021 9:49 pm
Forum: Keyboards + Synthesizers Topic: Bye bye Roli Replies: 35 Views: 1627

Re: SSL Native Channel Strip 2 Confusion

Thank you for the explanation
by RobinCMon Aug 09, 2021 6:37 pm
Forum: Mixing | Mastering | Post Production Topic: SSL Native Channel Strip 2 Confusion Replies: 2 Views: 1470

SSL Native Channel Strip 2 Confusion

I purchased SSLs Channel Strip and Bus Compressor plugs ins last year when they were special offer and mentioned on the forum. I never though got round to using them. Have now upgraded my unused plug-ins to the v2 courtesy of the free upgrade from SSL (thank you SSL) and have finally got round to pl...
by RobinCMon Aug 09, 2021 5:34 pm
Forum: Mixing | Mastering | Post Production Topic: SSL Native Channel Strip 2 Confusion Replies: 2 Views: 1470

Re: Sweeping an EQ

That certainly makes sense to me. The driver for my original query is that I sometimes see it being done as a matter of course rather than "there's something wrong ,lets hunt it down"
by RobinCSat Jul 03, 2021 6:08 pm
Forum: Mixing | Mastering | Post Production Topic: Sweeping an EQ Replies: 10 Views: 514

Re: Sweeping an EQ

Thank you both
by RobinCSat Jul 03, 2021 4:48 pm
Forum: Mixing | Mastering | Post Production Topic: Sweeping an EQ Replies: 10 Views: 514

Sweeping an EQ

I'm pretty much a newbie when it comes to mixing When it comes to EQ I can get the point of cutting and boosting to allow sounds to co-exist together for clarity purposes One thing that confuses me is where I see Youtube videos where people sweep an eq with a very narrow band. They find a bit that h...
by RobinCSat Jul 03, 2021 10:21 am
Forum: Mixing | Mastering | Post Production Topic: Sweeping an EQ Replies: 10 Views: 514

Re: Logic Pro X USB midi question.

Go to project settings and make sure on the recording tab you have switched on the "Auto demix by channel if multi track recording" When recording make sure that the currently selected channel ISNT a midi channel. I normally setup an spare audio channel for this. Reason for this is that if...
by RobinCWed Jun 02, 2021 5:14 pm
Forum: Mac Music Topic: Logic Pro X USB midi question. Replies: 16 Views: 1101