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by Alex Netick
Mon Jul 07, 2008 2:47 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Converter confusion....
Replies: 52
Views: 8166

Personally, I wouldn't take the advice of anyone, including you or me, regarding how something sounds without seeing for myself. Nobody gives a shit about your advice, anyway. So get off of your high horse. Later. What makes your advice so great? Not that it really makes much difference, anyway, you...
by Alex Netick
Mon Jul 07, 2008 12:56 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Converter confusion....
Replies: 52
Views: 8166

What makes your advice so great? Not that it really makes much difference, anyway, you pinhead. Chances are you're probably like me and you don't have a space or monitors or ears that are even good enough to hear the difference. Wow. That's a horrible assumption to make. And, it's also clear evidenc...
by Alex Netick
Mon Jul 07, 2008 12:03 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Converter confusion....
Replies: 52
Views: 8166

At the time I bought the apogees, around 2002 or so, I bought some other expensive pres and stuff that I also regret buying, because it's way overkill for what I do. I guess it depends on what you do. I still think the need for outboard converters, assuming you bought a decent interface to begin wit...
by Alex Netick
Sun Jul 06, 2008 10:45 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Converter confusion....
Replies: 52
Views: 8166

Yeah, i guess. I still think you can do just fine today without expensive boutique converters and the whole clock thing as a determinant of sound is way overblown, but people are always figuring ways of getting money out of you. I'm beginning to like the Mackie interfaces, which sound pretty decent ...
by Alex Netick
Sun Jul 06, 2008 2:56 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Converter confusion....
Replies: 52
Views: 8166

My advice is try before you buy. Get one from a place like musicians friend or guitar center, and if it doesn't make a difference, return it. I'd be looking at a new interface before an outboard converter, myself, and I think the case for outboard converters is asn't as compelling today as it was 6 ...
by Alex Netick
Sun Jul 06, 2008 12:46 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Converter confusion....
Replies: 52
Views: 8166

Not that I want to be argumentative (ha ha), but could you give me an example of a "bad" converter? Besides maybe the 8 bit converter on my 20 year old Ensoniq Mirage? Most interfaces made in the last few years use pretty much the same converters -- akm model whatever-the-fuck or some other japanese...
by Alex Netick
Sat Jul 05, 2008 10:58 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Converter confusion....
Replies: 52
Views: 8166

If your funds are limited like mine, I'd much rather have some better mics, pres, or just another audio interface with perfectly good converters (not that I think it will make much of a difference). Most of the interfaces that have come out in the last couple of years sound decent enough, and once y...
by Alex Netick
Fri Jul 04, 2008 11:04 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Converter confusion....
Replies: 52
Views: 8166

I don't know -- maybe it's just me. I bought the apogee rosettas a few years ago, and was generally pretty disappointed with the difference they made. If you have less than 20 or 30 grand to spend on your studio, I could think of a million things I'd rather buy. But that's just me. Personally, I'd a...
by Alex Netick
Fri Jul 04, 2008 1:34 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Converter confusion....
Replies: 52
Views: 8166

Re: Converter confusion....

There's about maybe an inch or two of analog path in the rosetta; I can't conceivably see how that could make any difference. As for the "clock," I've done blind tests myself with the apogee and a Layla 24, and I couldn't hear any difference there either. I'm pretty unconvinced that for most people ...
by Alex Netick
Fri Jul 04, 2008 1:19 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Converter confusion....
Replies: 52
Views: 8166

Re: Converter confusion....

Personally, I'd probably just get a new interface. I don't use digi, but I think the 003 uses the same converters as the apogees. I'm starting to think about the whole A/D converter situation and what I need to do to upgrade. After looking at the Apogee site I'm more than a little overwhelmed and I'...
by Alex Netick
Thu Jul 03, 2008 11:51 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Converter confusion....
Replies: 52
Views: 8166

I bought some 2 channel apogee rosetta's, and I don't think I'd ever buy any again. They broke after a week, and I got a huge headache getting them fixed, and when I got them back, they didn't sound the same. When they worked, they did sound pretty decent.
by Alex Netick
Sat Jun 28, 2008 3:23 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: moving out of the 'House' into a 'Warehouse'
Replies: 10
Views: 3390

Rats are everywhere, especially in wharehouses. They chew up acoustic foam, and can bite through wires if they have to. They also carry diseases. You'd also be surpised how many neighbors you might have -- many of them invisible until they start getting pissed about your noise.
by Alex Netick
Wed Jun 25, 2008 8:04 pm
Forum: People/Places/Things
Topic: Another "where to live" thread
Replies: 33
Views: 5999

I'd hate to go to another version of the Bay Area, which has become a big overcrowded, sprawling toilet with a few overpriced nice areas. I'm looking at small towns like Eugene, Bend, or mabye a smaller city like Boise or Portland. Never lived in Chicago but used to have to go there a bit for work. ...
by Alex Netick
Wed Jun 25, 2008 7:36 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: drum software/drum machine/drummer choice's?
Replies: 17
Views: 4044

Re: drum software/drum machine/drummer choice's?

I'm interested to know this myself, because I'm in roughly the same position. I think I even posted a thread asking something similar, and someone mentioned Korg Karma (which I believe has been discontinued). I imagine it depends on the quality. If they're just rough demo's, Band in a Box is pretty ...
by Alex Netick
Mon Jun 23, 2008 6:18 pm
Forum: Listen to Music
Topic: Hey! Listen to my recording. Thanks!
Replies: 8
Views: 1528

The recording sounds pretty good on my laptop. The vocals a bit out of tune at times, sometimes quite noticeably. Maybe autotune parts of it?