Search found 14 matches

Re: Spec for Garageband

Just for reference, I used Garageband with soft synths to produce backing tracks 12 years ago on a Powerbook G4 - which I had to, as Garageband didn't support (and I think still does not support) MIDI out. So very, very old hardware is sufficient to run software instruments on Garageband. The latest...
by BenWilesMusicSat Oct 09, 2021 2:19 pm
Forum: Mac Music Topic: Spec for Garageband Replies: 12 Views: 408

Re: Drums on MIDI channel 10 why?

The reason, as far as I remember, was a simple one. Roland had pretty much cornered the multitimbral midi module market in the late 80s, with the D110 for pro markets and MT32 for non-professionals. Along with the multitimbral D series keyboard synths (D5, D10, D20, D110) these had 9 part multitimbr...
by BenWilesMusicFri Oct 01, 2021 1:00 am
Forum: Keyboards & Synthesis Topic: Drums on MIDI channel 10 why? Replies: 24 Views: 5452

Re: Fully Modular Synthesis info for Beginners?

Hi Aleks. The reason you are finding semimodular synths is that they are the easy way in to modular synthesis, and can be used alongside other 'fully modular' modules. All analogue synthesisers are constructed from certain modules (or blocks, if that makes it easier) in the signal chain. In subtract...
by BenWilesMusicSat Aug 28, 2021 2:28 pm
Forum: Keyboards & Synthesis Topic: Fully Modular Synthesis info for Beginners? Replies: 27 Views: 601

Re: Recording Concertina, Accordian.

Hi there. My experiences with miking accordion are all live, rather than in studio, but I had a couple of thoughts which might help you. There is a stereo oddity with squeezeboxes of all kinds, which is the stereo field changes with the bellows. For the piano accordion the treble portion (the piano ...
by BenWilesMusicSun Aug 15, 2021 3:10 pm
Forum: Recording: Gear & Techniques Topic: Recording Concertina, Accordian. Replies: 32 Views: 620

Re: Timing issues when exporting tracks and busses in Logic Pro.

Btw, you can create an arrange track for an aux by selecting the aux in the mixer and pressing control-T.
by BenWilesMusicSun May 09, 2021 2:41 am
Forum: Mac Music Topic: Timing issues when exporting tracks and busses in Logic Pro. Replies: 16 Views: 2102

Re: Timing issues when exporting tracks and busses in Logic Pro.

I've never noticed this problem, and I use stems quite a bit. But that might be because the way I do it. First I (usually) print (bounce tracks in place) all virtual instrument tracks so I'm just working with audio tracks. (That's just to prevent any buggy or inconsistent behaviour in VIs or bus rou...
by BenWilesMusicSun May 09, 2021 2:39 am
Forum: Mac Music Topic: Timing issues when exporting tracks and busses in Logic Pro. Replies: 16 Views: 2102

Re: Recording electric violin

Hi. Your question seems odd to me. Electric violin, like electric guitar, is usually played through effects pedals and an amp (or amp sim), which gives it a tone quite unlike the acoustic violin. Are you trying to make your recordings sound like an acoustic violin? If so, a violin resonance IR will ...
by BenWilesMusicSun May 09, 2021 2:24 am
Forum: Recording: Gear & Techniques Topic: Recording electric violin Replies: 13 Views: 441

Re: How is it possible to pan a track more than 100% L or R?

As I understand it - please correct me if I'm wrong! On a please scope, an in phase mono signal (or stereo signal where R=L) panned centre will show as a vertical line. A completely out of phase stereo signal (i.e. R=-L) will show as a horizontal line. A signal with no phase correlation, which in pr...
by BenWilesMusicThu Nov 19, 2020 10:17 pm
Forum: Mixing, Mastering & Post Production Topic: How is it possible to pan a track more than 100% L or R? Replies: 3 Views: 173

Re: Is iMessage sound royalty free?

It seems unlikely to me that Apple would come after you for using the iMessage bleep (unless it formed a substantial part of the composition). But if you are concerned, you could make your own sound which is similar but different. But no. Never assume anything is royalty free, unless it specifically...
by BenWilesMusicTue Jun 23, 2020 9:42 am
Forum: Music Business Topic: Is iMessage sound royalty free? Replies: 3 Views: 232

Re: Simple audio interface for powermac running 10.4

There's a bit of confusion in this thread as to what you want to do and what the problem is. If you still want to use your old powermac, it would be worth finding out whether the firewire sockets on the mac is at fault, or whether it's the audio interface, or, indeed, whether it is the cable between...
by BenWilesMusicSat Mar 14, 2020 5:30 pm
Forum: Mac Music Topic: Simple audio interface for powermac running 10.4 Replies: 23 Views: 1127

Re: Is Soundflower safe?

Yes (assuming you are downloading a legitimate version like in the mattingalls link above). The problem is that, while soundflower itself runs fine (I think) on OSes up to and including Catalina, the configuration utility soundflowerbed hasn't been updated in ages and won't run properly on the last ...
by BenWilesMusicMon Mar 02, 2020 5:42 pm
Forum: Mac Music Topic: Is Soundflower safe? Replies: 5 Views: 4281

Re: Floating Voltage? - "more me" monitoring setup

Considering you say your cables may not be in the best condition and (you imply) you were using the venue's guitar amp, I wonder whether the 'feedback' you heard was actually an oscillation caused by cable capacitance, or a faulty amp, or both? It sounds a lot more likely to me than earth hum, which...
by BenWilesMusicFri Jan 17, 2020 3:16 pm
Forum: Guitar Technology Topic: Floating Voltage? - "more me" monitoring setup Replies: 5 Views: 310