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by frankz
Mon Oct 27, 2008 9:25 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: firewire or PCI interface?
Replies: 7
Views: 1445

firewire or pci

Well... where to start. 1st, these are just "generalities". I'm not a tech and theres always some exception one can find out there. So.. PCI card is only possible in a desk/tower computer with PCI slots. Firewire or USB are your only choice for a laptop. As far as which way to go if you have the opt...
by frankz
Thu Oct 02, 2008 10:08 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Reason Refills
Replies: 10
Views: 1932

Go for full version of Reason 4

Props are offering great deals on their in house produced refills packaged with Reason 4. Now is a great time to move to the full version, you won't regret it. I've gradually stopped using most of my hardware synths, drum machines, samplers and usually reach for Reason first. Start a tune, Rewire up...
by frankz
Mon Sep 15, 2008 12:51 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: plug in problem
Replies: 18
Views: 2599

RAM is so cheap, you should make sure you have at least 2 gigs worth, if your computer will take that much. If not just load it up to max.. Can't give you all the tech jargon but you're guaranteed to see a big difference. I don't know your DAW program but with Digital Performer you can change your b...
by frankz
Mon Sep 15, 2008 12:30 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Digital Performer: is upgrading from v5 to v6 worth it?
Replies: 8
Views: 2042

DP 6

The general word on the street is that DP6 is more efficient in terms of cpu usage. They supposedly have taken care of some of the internal bloating that happens as programs get added to. Better fighting weight. They say it runs better even on older macs than 5 did. If you haven't used DP much I wou...
by frankz
Mon Jun 02, 2008 7:35 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Which Drive?
Replies: 9
Views: 1374

which drive

Another vote for internal in terms of cost.
check OWC - macsales.com - for competitive prices on either option.
by frankz
Sat May 31, 2008 3:30 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: The old 'Which Mac?' question
Replies: 15
Views: 3388

The old 'Which Mac?' question

Have an end of 2007 MacBook Pro, 2.2 Ghz, Intel, running 10.4.11, MAudio Firewire 410 interface, OWC external firewire drive daisy chained off the back of the 410, Digital Performer and Reason in Rewire mode, usually only 1 mic at a time, sometimes 2. So far no problems. the single firewire bus seem...
by frankz
Sat May 31, 2008 3:06 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Recording Vinyl on M-audio Firewire 410
Replies: 5
Views: 1600

Recording Vinyl on M-audio Firewire 410

Slight correction. The 410 has 2 mic/line inputs on the front and 2 line ins on the back so you could you use either set. But you still need a phono preamp between the turntable and the 410.
by frankz
Sat May 31, 2008 2:58 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Recording Vinyl on M-audio Firewire 410
Replies: 5
Views: 1600

Recording Vinyl on M-audio Firewire 410

The 410 allows for 2 or stereo ins. I have an inexpensive phono preamp from Radio Shack that has worked fine for years. Turntable outs into phono preamp, phono preamp outs into 410. 410 Firewire into computer. The left/right - stereo situation is dealt with in your recording software. In Bias Peak y...
by frankz
Sat May 31, 2008 2:31 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: UNIVERSAL AUDIO UAD-1 PAK compatability question
Replies: 4
Views: 980

UAD compatibility

Go to the Universal Audio web site and dig around. They have lots of specific info on what the cards work with, what systems are problematic. They actually answer the phone too if you give them a call. The pci or pcie question definitely has to be answered. On Macs there's a Profiler you can go to t...
by frankz
Sat May 31, 2008 2:22 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Roger Nichols plugins
Replies: 2
Views: 1086

RN Plugins

I would definitely check into the UAD PCI, PCIe cards or Expander products. Depending on your system, they can add a lot of freed up processing power as well as a wide range of plug ins. Check out the review a few issues back in Tape Op. Also there's a recent review in Tape Op of the Focusrite Liqui...
by frankz
Wed Mar 19, 2008 2:50 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: UAD SPL transient designer?
Replies: 6
Views: 1497

UAD Card

The card(s) are actually very worthwhile. It's a bit of an investment at first but it frees up a lot of processing power and I, for one, am very happy with the sound of their plugs. (You will find a wide variety of opinions about how they sound). They offer a variety of credits for more plugs when y...
by frankz
Mon Mar 10, 2008 1:44 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Enough is enough
Replies: 90
Views: 12039

kids these days

Friend of mine has been playing his tunes over the past year for Junior College studio/recording classes. Brings in a drummer, bass player, he plays guitar and sings. Gives the kids something live to practice recording. Well, at the last session he did, the kids were amazed that the drummer was goin...
by frankz
Mon Mar 10, 2008 1:11 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: taming a loud section
Replies: 12
Views: 2095

taming a loud section

I agree with some of the other posts, it's a live performance, a moment captured. A little compression to tame it slightly wouldn't hurt but nothing bad there. Like an old Son House recording, mumbling sometimes, shouting sometimes. If you're working on a computer, download the free Vinyl Plug from ...
by frankz
Mon Mar 10, 2008 12:43 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Preferred Method for Myspace Music Posting
Replies: 28
Views: 5679

mp3's on myspace

I didn't seem to have a problem with my music. I used Peak to convert to mp3 files. Under Save As chose the mp3 choice, there's an option bubble, set quality at Best and chose either 320 or 256 depending on how long my song was. There's a limit on file size on the myspace page. Listening over my stu...
by frankz
Mon Mar 03, 2008 11:55 am
Forum: People/Places/Things
Topic: Mastering in sf bay area, ca
Replies: 12
Views: 2164

Mastering in Oakland

Check out Myles Boisen, great ears, lots of experience, decent prices.

http://www.mylesboisen.com/

he's in Oakland not far from Laney College, off I80.