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by calaverasgrandes
Tue Jul 01, 2014 8:17 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Mixer like this?
Replies: 19
Views: 5141

apparently the fader box adds direct outs.
I suppose it is not too expensive given the features. Still it might take me a bit to get the money together.
(come on demo unit!)
by calaverasgrandes
Mon Jun 30, 2014 10:43 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Mixer like this?
Replies: 19
Views: 5141

yeah I'm eyeballing that Radial as well. However that could easily snowball into way too much money. As far as mic pres, there are a dozen mixers from A&H, Soundcraft, Mackie etc that fit that description. But they are also bigger than I'd like as well. I'm just trying to nail down my rig to be exac...
by calaverasgrandes
Mon Jun 30, 2014 9:18 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Guitar crack question
Replies: 9
Views: 1399

I'd be more worried about the condition of the bracing inside that allowed such a crack to happen.
Have you taken the strings off and used a small mirror to look around inside?
by calaverasgrandes
Mon Jun 30, 2014 9:14 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Mixer like this?
Replies: 19
Views: 5141

not trying to brazenly bump my own thread, but seeing as I am coming down to Ashly MX508 and the SSL X desk, can anyone comment that has used either or both? I guess aside from the features I've described I'd put out there that I am generally a fan of warmer sounding gear than clean/pristine gear. I...
by calaverasgrandes
Sun Jun 22, 2014 7:37 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Mixer like this?
Replies: 19
Views: 5141

I don't think they had direct outs, but what about something like the old Roland M-240R or Roland M-480 rack mixers. wow wasnt aware that such huge amount of inputs were available on keyboard mixers. Those don't fit my needs very well though. No direct outputs and a superfluous number of auxes. So ...
by calaverasgrandes
Sun Jun 22, 2014 3:13 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Mixer like this?
Replies: 19
Views: 5141

I'd surely DIY a passive summing bus before I'd buy one. I'm thinking of doing that anyway for the outputs from my DAW. My workflow goal for a mixer is to have all my drum machines, synths and modular stuff plugged in. That is why I need a bit of gain on some of the inputs. Most synths I own are in ...
by calaverasgrandes
Sun Jun 22, 2014 10:09 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Mixer like this?
Replies: 19
Views: 5141

those are nice choices and all, but I really dont have the space for full desk. about the biggest I can manage would be a Mackie 1604 or an A&H Mixwiz. I'm kind of surprised there arent any mixers such as I am picturing. Basically I just want to be able to sum sources to a stereo monitor mix, before...
by calaverasgrandes
Sat Jun 21, 2014 8:42 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Mixer like this?
Replies: 19
Views: 5141

Mixer like this?

So I am trying to find a mixer or summing box that can do a couple things that I consider straight forward, but I have not been able to find? Basically I just want a high density line mixer. Like 16 or 24 inputs in one or two rack spaces. I do need direct outs. I do want a bit of gain, and pan/balan...
by calaverasgrandes
Mon Feb 03, 2014 12:10 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Does such a mixer exist?
Replies: 3
Views: 914

honestly the price of powered speakers has dropped so much I can't see the point of buying non-powered speakers unless they are extremely high power capacity, or some amazing esoteric design. This kind of negates the usefulness of powered mixers. So I don't expect to see a lot of development in the ...
by calaverasgrandes
Tue Jan 28, 2014 11:08 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: New Mac Pro
Replies: 11
Views: 2826

I use a MacBookPro currently for my DAW. It works but there are drawbacks. First off, the monitor sucks. It is great for sitting in front of, not for standing up and running around. I've got an external display but it is awkward. 2nd, it get uncomfortably hot. As far as the expandability. There are ...
by calaverasgrandes
Mon Jan 27, 2014 3:53 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: 10000RPM Drives + RAID0... will it improve things?
Replies: 9
Views: 2586

cached data is not the same as continuous data streams that DAWs need. I've found that you actually get higher track counts and more stable sessions with disk caching disabled. Contemporary drives are so data dense that even a 5400 rpm drive is moving its 500gb past the drive head much faster than y...
by calaverasgrandes
Mon Jan 27, 2014 3:46 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: need some software suggestions
Replies: 13
Views: 5506

Apple's Logic and Cakewalk's Sonar are both capable of outputting legible notation. But if you are at all serious you need Sibelius.
When I worked at SF Symphony that was all they used.
by calaverasgrandes
Mon Jan 27, 2014 3:44 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: New Mac Pro
Replies: 11
Views: 2826

New Mac Pro

Anyone buying one of these for their DAW?
I'm dumping my 2010 15" Mac Book Pro for cheap and moving up to a bigger, faster MAC.
I've been off of PC based DAWs for several years now and am liking it.
Still haven't hit any walls in Logic.
Just wish the damned computer would ARRIVE.
by calaverasgrandes
Mon Jan 27, 2014 3:34 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Beyer M69 vs. M201 on snare
Replies: 9
Views: 3776

the 201 is the only mic that is so good I was tempted to steal it. It doesn't help that it looks like a Maglite. Of course I would never steal someone's microphone, but doesnt mean it didn't cross my mind. Used to love the 69 on my voice. It somehow smoothes out the midrange peakyness of my voice wi...
by calaverasgrandes
Mon Jul 15, 2013 2:44 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Should I go for a Matchless (or wait for a Yamaha PM 2000)?
Replies: 7
Views: 3196

I wouldn't say a PM1k has a bad EQ. It's just maddeningly limited to those geometrically arranged dfreqs of 1, 2 and 4k. However being an inductor eq I actually like the sound of it on certain things. EG a certain popular kick mic lines up really nicely with the 4k mid eq. If you like a very tight c...