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by chconnor
Wed Apr 09, 2014 1:42 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: New blind-testing ABX software!
Replies: 31
Views: 10997

Snarl 12/8 wrote:Does it automatically volume equalize the files? That'd be cool.
Nope -- that is on the "maybe in the next version" list, though; at least having little volume knobs for each audio file. That's two votes for it so far. :-)
by chconnor
Sun Apr 06, 2014 7:34 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: New blind-testing ABX software!
Replies: 31
Views: 10997

New blind-testing ABX software!

UPDATE: version 2 is now out (see more recent posts in thread) UPDATE: version 2.1 is now out (see more recent posts in thread) UPDATE: and 2.2 now out... adds drag and drop. UPDATE: and 2.3: load/save file sets, change/set play position more easily, bunch of other UI improvements UPDATE: 2.35 fixes...
by chconnor
Sat Mar 15, 2014 11:04 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: choosing appropriate replacement mic capsules?
Replies: 8
Views: 1683

Re: choosing appropriate replacement mic capsules?

Ok, so it looks like capacitance is the thing to match? Anything else?

How close does capacitance need to match? And what ramifications on sound quality and likelihood of burning something out if it deviates?
by chconnor
Sat Mar 15, 2014 10:42 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: choosing appropriate replacement mic capsules?
Replies: 8
Views: 1683

choosing appropriate replacement mic capsules?

Let's say I wanted to experimentally swap the capsule on a modern dual-diaphragm LDC mic. How unreasonable would it be to source a third-party capsule that could act as a drop-in replacement for the original capsule? (assuming no proper replacement is available from the manufacturer, etc.) I'm not w...
by chconnor
Tue Dec 10, 2013 12:16 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: neat drum recording, multiple environments
Replies: 8
Views: 2553

Re: neat drum recording, multiple environments

"outdoor stereo take is mixed with a classic studio recording of the same drumkit" That makes so much more sense to me. I had seen this link and it was said that there was no artificial reverb added, but I couldn't find any way one could get that close of a snare sound without any close mic...
by chconnor
Mon Dec 09, 2013 11:41 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: neat drum recording, multiple environments
Replies: 8
Views: 2553

neat drum recording, multiple environments

Though y'all might enjoy: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mY-f68J5PPo

"No artificial reverb added"

"outdoor stereo take is mixed with a classic studio recording of the same drumkit"
by chconnor
Sun Dec 30, 2012 3:37 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: broken 1/4" -- this ever happen to you?
Replies: 7
Views: 1569

Nice to know I'm not alone. :-) Another tip is a bit of superglue on a cocktail stick but I'd imagine you need well steady hands. Nice one. For some reason I always forget that superglue exists. You could use a small length of straw as a guard before inserting the stick, I suppose. @Nick - yeah, thi...
by chconnor
Sat Dec 29, 2012 6:12 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: broken 1/4" -- this ever happen to you?
Replies: 7
Views: 1569

broken 1/4" -- this ever happen to you?

This ever happen to you? The tip broke off and was stuck deep in my DAW interface. Had to disassemble it and barely got it out...

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First time i'd seen it.
by chconnor
Wed Dec 19, 2012 3:21 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: the "-18dbFS"/"don't push a digital input&quo
Replies: 22
Views: 5278

>>>>I'm just not nearly as concerned about the optimal gain range of my gear as I am about the sound coming out of the monitors.<<<< I totally get this (^^^^), but I think the original thread was from a mastering perspective (from actual mastering engineers, not "mix optimizers" such as myself with...
by chconnor
Tue Dec 18, 2012 11:48 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: the "-18dbFS"/"don't push a digital input&quo
Replies: 22
Views: 5278

It sounds like the consensus among those that have responded here is that it is not really a concern (as a general rule of thumb across gear you're not familiar with). Anyway, I did some tests on my dinky Presonus Firebox. It's not a piece of gear likely to impress anyone, of course, but since the a...
by chconnor
Mon Dec 17, 2012 8:54 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: the "-18dbFS"/"don't push a digital input&quo
Replies: 22
Views: 5278

Thanks, TS, for the thoughtful reply - But your assertion that using the "headroom" above that is pushing it into territory it wasn't designed to handle continuously, and thus sacrifices signal quality in various nebulous ways. Doesn't hold a lot of water to me. Nothing in the chain explicitly says ...
by chconnor
Mon Dec 17, 2012 12:21 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: the "-18dbFS"/"don't push a digital input&quo
Replies: 22
Views: 5278

the "-18dbFS"/"don't push a digital input&quo

Hi - I have read here ( http://messageboard.tapeop.com/viewtopic.php?p=339045#339045 ) and in many other places online about the importance of gainstaging your digital a/d input at around -18dbFS averages. Setting aside minimizing the risk of digital overs and the convenience of appropriate fader le...
by chconnor
Tue Mar 20, 2012 11:45 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Akai/Roberts Mod finished!
Replies: 6
Views: 1468

Thanks for the tips, all.

@Sheep, you're not talking about distortion, I assume (it does that fine when over-driven) but a technique to draw more character from the thing when used as a mic preamp? Nice, I'll give it a shot.
by chconnor
Fri Mar 16, 2012 10:55 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Akai/Roberts Mod finished!
Replies: 6
Views: 1468

Thanks! Yeah, following through was the hard part. I have another one now (M7), so I'm going to have to follow through some more. :-) They sound great so far - I haven't used them seriously yet... about to record an album so I'll get to know them in a more real context soon. I was surprised how clea...
by chconnor
Fri Mar 16, 2012 8:30 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Akai/Roberts Mod finished!
Replies: 6
Views: 1468

Akai/Roberts Mod finished!

A long time ago I posted about a Roberts 720A I got for $10 (I was clueless, and so was the seller: http://messageboard.tapeop.com/viewtopic.php?p=620284 ). Well, almost a year and a half later, I finally got it done. I posted more pics, lots of notes, a sourced parts list, a list of related links, ...