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by akpasta
Sun Oct 06, 2019 9:06 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Logic X Pro - Tempo and Audio Files
Replies: 1
Views: 66

Logic X Pro - Tempo and Audio Files

I am trying to learn about tempo in Logic X Pro and I'm pretty damn confused. Let me explain what I'm trying to do: My project is analog based in a tascam 388, with a drum machine app (DM1) as the rhythm (2 tracks audio). It's been moved to Logic where it exists now. First I sent an audio 2-track ou...
by akpasta
Wed Aug 14, 2019 11:54 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Apogee Element 24 questions
Replies: 1
Views: 227

Apogee Element 24 questions

Hey Folks, I'm considering upgrading from a M-track 2x2 to the Apogee Element 24. All the apogee items come highly recommended from folks I know for recording instruments direct to Logic. I tried running guitars and stuff direct through the m-track 2x2 and it sounds too dry and fake to me. I have a ...
by akpasta
Tue Aug 13, 2019 8:50 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Garageband 10.3.2 Latency w/ M-Track 2x2
Replies: 3
Views: 311

Re: Garageband 10.3.2 Latency w/ M-Track 2x2

Ya, I decided to jump into Logic. It's pretty straight forward as well.
by akpasta
Mon Aug 12, 2019 10:28 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Tascam 388 Muddy Recording
Replies: 11
Views: 577

Tascam 388 Muddy Recording

Hi Folks, I've got a Tascam 388 that I've been using pretty heavily for the last 10 months or so. It's generally in really good working order with a couple of dirty pan pots here and there. Motor is strong and it's always recorded and played back perfectly. The last time I used it I noticed somethin...
by akpasta
Sun Aug 11, 2019 10:26 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Garageband 10.3.2 Latency w/ M-Track 2x2
Replies: 3
Views: 311

Garageband 10.3.2 Latency w/ M-Track 2x2

Hey Folks, I've got a 2018 Macbook Air 1.6ghz processor 16gb RAM. Running Garageband 10.3.2 with an M-Track 2x2 at home and an m-track 8 at my studio. I have logic x pro but I haven't really dove into it yet. I kind of appreciate how simple Garageband is and most of my content comes from an analog 8...
by akpasta
Tue Jun 04, 2019 2:52 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Tips for Dumping 388 > M-Track 8 > Garage Band
Replies: 36
Views: 1466

Re: Tips for Dumping 388 > M-Track 8 > Garage Band

"dB or dBFS I dunno" seemed like you didn't understand what was what so lemme know what outputs you're using Tape outs / Aux outs / stereo outs / headphone out ? and what type of tape you're using brand/formulation sounds like the signal coming from the deck is too hot -or- something with the softw...
by akpasta
Tue Jun 04, 2019 11:37 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Tips for Dumping 388 > M-Track 8 > Garage Band
Replies: 36
Views: 1466

Re: Tips for Dumping 388 > M-Track 8 > Garage Band

watch the video :hammer: the meters on channels of a DAW are typically in dBFS - 99% of the time - there are plug in virtual analog VU meters out there though I believe you're not wrong in the low levels looking sketchy - I've looked at the documentation for the gear you're connecting studio gear h...
by akpasta
Mon Jun 03, 2019 9:45 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Tips for Dumping 388 > M-Track 8 > Garage Band
Replies: 36
Views: 1466

Re: Tips for Dumping 388 > M-Track 8 > Garage Band

Also, I notice when I do a 2-track mix down via audio cable (RCA to 3.5mm headphone cable) I can get SUPER loud levels without any digital clipping. But I guess this is because I'm transferring an analog audio signal and not a digital one, right? You're talking about sending your mix to the mic inp...
by akpasta
Sun Jun 02, 2019 2:52 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Tips for Dumping 388 > M-Track 8 > Garage Band
Replies: 36
Views: 1466

Re: Tips for Dumping 388 > M-Track 8 > Garage Band

Thanks for all the tips! I get the idea now. My final question is about garageband. All the volume indicators on the master volume and track volume display "Db" but they don't tell you what kind of decibels, is it analog DB or dbFS? The latest thing I tried was making sure the tracks in garage band ...
by akpasta
Wed May 29, 2019 2:11 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Tips for Dumping 388 > M-Track 8 > Garage Band
Replies: 36
Views: 1466

Re: Tips for Dumping 388 > M-Track 8 > Garage Band

it's weird to me that all your tracks are peaking at zero on the channels and the master is not over - sounds like something might be limiting the signal at 0dBFS in your computer but like I said I have no idea about garage band and don' know the program material so it's hard to say that might caus...
by akpasta
Wed May 29, 2019 10:23 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Tips for Dumping 388 > M-Track 8 > Garage Band
Replies: 36
Views: 1466

Re: Tips for Dumping 388 > M-Track 8 > Garage Band

Hey Everyone, I have an update for you on some things I learned. 1. I realized that when transferring from the 388 to garageband via the M-audio M-Track 8, the M-Track 8 channel knobs should be set all the way at zero. All they do seem to do is add extra gain that must be compressed/limited on the c...
by akpasta
Fri May 24, 2019 9:24 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Tips for Dumping 388 > M-Track 8 > Garage Band
Replies: 36
Views: 1466

Re: Tips for Dumping 388 > M-Track 8 > Garage Band

There's another thing I am just now noticing.... On the initial recording in question I was able to set the master on my garage band at 0db without any clipping. I think I was confused about something. It seems my initial transfer was done "properly." But I'm noticing something new... I have some o...
by akpasta
Thu May 23, 2019 9:13 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Tips for Dumping 388 > M-Track 8 > Garage Band
Replies: 36
Views: 1466

Re: Tips for Dumping 388 > M-Track 8 > Garage Band

There's another thing I am just now noticing.... On the initial recording in question I was able to set the master on my garage band at 0db without any clipping. I think I was confused about something. It seems my initial transfer was done "properly." But I'm noticing something new... I have some ot...
by akpasta
Wed May 22, 2019 11:24 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Tips for Dumping 388 > M-Track 8 > Garage Band
Replies: 36
Views: 1466

Re: Tips for Dumping 388 > M-Track 8 > Garage Band

wow, a lot of info here everyone, thanks for the input. It sounds like the basic recommendation is to get a good healthy level on the analog machine, set the m-track 8 to "unity" or perhaps just 12 o'clock on each channel, and don't worry about the channel meters--which don't seem very accurate. The...
by akpasta
Tue May 21, 2019 11:24 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Tips for Dumping 388 > M-Track 8 > Garage Band
Replies: 36
Views: 1466

Tips for Dumping 388 > M-Track 8 > Garage Band

Hello! I have been recording on a Tascam 388 for a while and I just bought an M-Track 8 to transfer to digital. I'm using garage band. I am very new to digital recording and I'd like some tips on handling the basics of levels. There are three places to set your levels as far as I can tell, the indiv...