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by ashcat_lt
Thu Apr 12, 2018 12:57 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: electrical engineering education/knowledge
Replies: 14
Views: 1410

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: 1121

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: 1514

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: 1514

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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: 911

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: 822

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: 1057

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: 992

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: 1057

sorry, double post
by ashcat_lt
Sat Jun 10, 2017 2:22 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Simple High-Pass Filter
Replies: 5
Views: 1057

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: 4236

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: 4236

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...
by ashcat_lt
Sat Jun 04, 2016 10:36 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: A rhyming/writing thing
Replies: 10
Views: 3902

That's a great example. I also think of Bowie's singing on Low where he doesn't sing actual words...more like chants. Or like Cocteau Twins where half of what she sings is just syllables, and the others are just words that the syllables she was singing sounded like. :) The Burrough's cut-up method ...
by ashcat_lt
Wed May 11, 2016 5:59 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Of Pods and p*ds; digi-dreck and those who love it
Replies: 23
Views: 4839

Almost on topic (?): Last Friday I ran sound and played a show. Since my band was playing all amp sims and drum triggers and synths, I brought my live rack with a computer and interface in it, and since my live rack was there and connected to the PA, I used it to run the mics for the other bands. Si...
by ashcat_lt
Tue May 03, 2016 11:20 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Latest thing you've built?
Replies: 52
Views: 11315

Dunno about a woody, but these are around .5cm thick. http://www.tmart.com/Acoustic-Guitar-Pickup-Wire-Amplifier-Speaker-Pickup_p116020.html I guess I've never actually measured the clearance, but that seems like it should do it. Amazon had the same thing under a different (no-name) brand for a buc...