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Re: Must watch - Bob Clearmountain mixing 'Born In The USA'

Ditto, in my case it was "The River" - both the album and the actual song - a real punch in the stomach on my teen belly when I discovered it - I'm 48 now, I must have been like 16, 17... The pianos by Roy Bitten also left a lasting impression, namely in "Point Blank".
by MaestroMikeTFri Sep 16, 2022 10:17 pm
Forum: Mixing, Mastering & Post Production Topic: Must watch - Bob Clearmountain mixing 'Born In The USA' Replies: 28 Views: 1019

Re: Must watch - Bob Clearmountain mixing 'Born In The USA'

"These guys mix themselves". That is utterly humble coming from such an expert, but it really puts the spot on the importance of great performances - and I'm not just talking about pristine and virtuosistic interpretations (that "primal scrub on Bruce's guitar being quite the opposite...
by MaestroMikeTThu Sep 15, 2022 12:24 pm
Forum: Mixing, Mastering & Post Production Topic: Must watch - Bob Clearmountain mixing 'Born In The USA' Replies: 28 Views: 1019

Re: What hardware is it needed to use lots of VSTi's without latency?

Even so, if you can experience “latency” while listening to your project I seriously doubt that it’s actually latency we’re talking about. Latency is not an issue if not playing or recording anything - and that’s how you are able to up your buffer while mixing, and everything stays in sync. I believ...
by MaestroMikeTFri Sep 09, 2022 9:52 am
Forum: Mixing, Mastering & Post Production Topic: What hardware is it needed to use lots of VSTi's without latency? Replies: 25 Views: 630

Re: What hardware is it needed to use lots of VSTi's without latency?

The OP refers to Kontakt tracks lagging behind when in play mode. That could also point to delay compensation (or something similar, as this is its Nuendo name) isn’t active? And so tracks with high plug-in count or heavy ones - compressors and limiters always introduce more latency than others in m...
by MaestroMikeTWed Sep 07, 2022 2:44 pm
Forum: Mixing, Mastering & Post Production Topic: What hardware is it needed to use lots of VSTi's without latency? Replies: 25 Views: 630

Re: What hardware is it needed to use lots of VSTi's without latency?

Another thought: if you have issues while PLAYING, those aren’t latency related, are they? You must have some kind of Midi timing rate offset… Are you using Time Machine within Kontakt? Are those tracks fully sample-based, or are they rhythmic loops wich are being stretched inside Kontakt?
by MaestroMikeTWed Sep 07, 2022 9:57 am
Forum: Mixing, Mastering & Post Production Topic: What hardware is it needed to use lots of VSTi's without latency? Replies: 25 Views: 630

Re: What hardware is it needed to use lots of VSTi's without latency?

Sorry, you already stated your using Studio One, which I know nothing about. For years I’ve been using the different iterations of Cubase, and a multimedia assignment justified the need (and funds) to enter the Nuendo battleship, with which I’m immensely satisfied :) In my old PC I had to went to 10...
by MaestroMikeTWed Sep 07, 2022 9:53 am
Forum: Mixing, Mastering & Post Production Topic: What hardware is it needed to use lots of VSTi's without latency? Replies: 25 Views: 630

Re: What hardware is it needed to use lots of VSTi's without latency?

I also use an i7 8700k (although OC’d to permanent all-core 4.7GHz), only 16Gb of RAM, everything on ssds, an ancient PCI interface - Delta 1010 - and I can manage a RTL of about 6 ms with a 64 buffer (the lower it goes in the Delta). I have never ever, even with the original PC in which I started u...
by MaestroMikeTWed Sep 07, 2022 9:47 am
Forum: Mixing, Mastering & Post Production Topic: What hardware is it needed to use lots of VSTi's without latency? Replies: 25 Views: 630

Re: Cubase 12 activation and elicenser - Steinberg No use at all

Since MainStage let me down twice (two different issues), I got talking to our guitarist who's a beta tester and does some YT vids/streams for Steinberg (Nuendo and Cubase)… He suggested I try their new VST Live program. So, just for balance - as I was taken aback how easy it was! Was working in li...
by MaestroMikeTWed Sep 07, 2022 12:10 am
Forum: Mixing, Mastering & Post Production Topic: Cubase 12 activation and elicenser - Steinberg No use at all Replies: 20 Views: 956

Re: Using a microphone preamp at Mixdown

I've only briefly used a similar preamp to what you have been using, in a similar interface, and I believe the incremental benefits would be not much more than zero, to be honest. That is a perfectly useable preamp, with clean gain (haven't tried with ribbons so couldn't comment on high gain noise l...
by MaestroMikeTTue Sep 06, 2022 2:24 pm
Forum: Recording: Gear & Techniques Topic: Using a microphone preamp at Mixdown Replies: 8 Views: 241

Re: Studio move imminent.

Luke W wrote:This path is fairly well-trodden, I think the simplest answer is yes :lol:

Yep, for a moment I was oblivious of all the steps taken up to this! :lol:
by MaestroMikeTTue Sep 06, 2022 12:15 pm
Forum: Recording: Gear & Techniques Topic: Studio move imminent. Replies: 46 Views: 1082

Re: Using a microphone preamp at Mixdown

But how are you connecting your microphone to your DAW/tape machine, etc? Are you not already using a preamp?! You're talking about upgrading your existing preamp from the built-in unit?
by MaestroMikeTTue Sep 06, 2022 12:06 pm
Forum: Recording: Gear & Techniques Topic: Using a microphone preamp at Mixdown Replies: 8 Views: 241

Re: Studio move imminent.

Are you shure you need a physical mixer? Couldn't you settle with, say, a RayDat and a couple of Octopres? That way, and I believe the Raydat has 4 ADAT ins/outs - or the Digiface!! - , you would have 32 ins and outs permanently connected, as long as you would stay at 44.1kHz. Is budget is an issue ...
by MaestroMikeTTue Sep 06, 2022 12:02 pm
Forum: Recording: Gear & Techniques Topic: Studio move imminent. Replies: 46 Views: 1082