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by ashcat_lt
Fri Jun 01, 2018 7:37 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Let's talk guitar-amp simulators
Replies: 10
Views: 1436

Re: Let's talk guitar-amp simulators

I have absolutely no problem creating a "loud sound field" with amp sims. In fact, I honestly believe that the problem most people have with them is that they never really crank them up as loud as the amp that they're modeling would be at comparable settings. If you're complaining about the "feel" o...
by ashcat_lt
Fri Apr 20, 2018 1:38 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Equality, Equiibrium, what have you!! EQ plugs..
Replies: 16
Views: 2422

Re: Equality, Equiibrium, what have you!! EQ plugs..

Holy shit my life just changed. Honestly did not know you could add bands! Four is usually enough, but I do sometimes find myself wishing for a fifth. I'm mostly a "set and forget" EQ-er, but I'll have to look into the envelope detector. That sounds nifty. LOL! Glad I could help. I very rarely actu...
by ashcat_lt
Wed Apr 18, 2018 3:26 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Equality, Equiibrium, what have you!! EQ plugs..
Replies: 16
Views: 2422

Re: Equality, Equiibrium, what have you!! EQ plugs..

I pretty much exclusively use Reaper's stock 4-band EQ. If by this you mean ReaEQ, that's all I ever use myself, but I do kind of object to your referring to it this way. ReaEQ can have as many bands as you want. I'm sure there's a limit, but I've never hit it. Each of those bands can be any of 8 d...
by ashcat_lt
Thu Apr 12, 2018 12:57 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: electrical engineering education/knowledge
Replies: 14
Views: 1555

Re: electrical engineering education/knowledge

Yes this is a link to something I posted on another forum, but it is pretty darn good if I do say so myself: Everything Useful is a Voltage Divider It was one of the brightest guys on the DIYStompboxes forum where I first heard that term. It took me a while to really get my head around it, and it st...
by ashcat_lt
Mon Dec 25, 2017 9:22 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: gain staging. need help
Replies: 7
Views: 1228

Re: gain staging. need help

If you happened to have some piece of analog gear (a preamp or a mixer) between your source (microphone or whatever) and your interface, and you set it so that it operates in its nominal range (it's VU hovering around its own 0db mark), and set your interface for unity, you would most likely be gett...
by ashcat_lt
Fri Dec 15, 2017 2:24 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Pan/Mixing in Mono
Replies: 11
Views: 1659

Re: ~

Do you happen to know if, when I'm listening through Izotope Ozone and use the mono setting, it will automatically adhere to this 6dB pan law, or do I have to adjust the tracks individually? And yeah, listening duhhh :) Well, how do you suppose Izotope is going to know where any of your pan pots ar...
by ashcat_lt
Wed Dec 06, 2017 4:40 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Pan/Mixing in Mono
Replies: 11
Views: 1659

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Basically, it's not the plugin that should do that but rather the pan pot itself. The plugin presumably receives a stereo mix of some number of tracks. How is it supposed to know when you've moved the pan pot on one of those? And what, exactly, do you propose it do about it? It would have to be able...
by ashcat_lt
Fri Oct 27, 2017 4:54 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Intelligent mixing software - mixes your song for you!?
Replies: 7
Views: 999

Re: Intelligent mixing software - mixes your song for you!?

Toontrack has EZMix.
"ONE CLICK. GREAT SOUND. MEET YOUR NEW AMP, MIXING ENGINEER AND MASTERING SUITE"
Never tried it. Not interested. It's there, though.
by ashcat_lt
Fri Sep 08, 2017 12:28 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: What is this kid stomping on?
Replies: 4
Views: 885

Re: What is this kid stomping on?

Drone wrote:
Fri Sep 08, 2017 10:23 am
...it's a piezo disk, a jack, and a container...
The ones that are license plates sometimes actually use magnetic guitar pickups.
by ashcat_lt
Sat Jun 17, 2017 1:27 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Simple High-Pass Filter
Replies: 5
Views: 1108

IF it's always going to the same input, then you don't even need the resistor. Spec the cap based on the input Z of the amplifier. It'll be plenty close enough.
by ashcat_lt
Sat Jun 17, 2017 1:11 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Gain Stage Fix for DAW Mix
Replies: 4
Views: 1049

What DAW are you in? Most of them nowadays use floating point math in the mix engine and have an absurd amount of headroom. You should be able to just pull down the Master fader. Edit - Just read kslight's post, so let me be a little more specific: Most modern DAWs cannot actually clip internally. W...
by ashcat_lt
Sat Jun 10, 2017 2:22 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Simple High-Pass Filter
Replies: 5
Views: 1108

sorry, double post
by ashcat_lt
Sat Jun 10, 2017 2:22 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Simple High-Pass Filter
Replies: 5
Views: 1108

I think ideally you would choose R to be at most 1/10th of the load impedance so that impedance can be effectively ignored. You also want that resistor to be at least 10 times as big as the out-Z of the source. Usually the input impedance of a device is specified somewhere in the middle of the audio...
by ashcat_lt
Sun Jun 19, 2016 5:43 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: dual-subwoofer monitor setup?
Replies: 18
Views: 4369

I'm really not trying to say that any of these other guys don't know what they're talking about. Just that this works really well for me in my room.
by ashcat_lt
Sun Jun 19, 2016 2:47 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: dual-subwoofer monitor setup?
Replies: 18
Views: 4369

I have never bought that thing about non-directionality and whatever other excuses people use for just one sub. I know for a fact that I can feel when a subwoofer is off-center in the room. I also worry about phase alignment. Very often the sub gets stuck somewhere off-plane from the rest of the spe...