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by Magnetic Services
Thu Apr 25, 2019 10:08 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: 500 series racks - how much power do I need?
Replies: 11
Views: 647

500 series racks - how much power do I need?

Hey folks, I'm looking to finally dive into the 500 series world and need some recommendations for a chassis. Here's the backstory: I recently moved out of my studio, and I'd like to condense my gear into a portable 6U rack case while retaining the capability to record a full band live. I already ha...
by Magnetic Services
Thu Apr 18, 2019 10:56 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Source For Used DAW Computers?
Replies: 7
Views: 451

Re: Source For Used DAW Computers?

Just out of curiosity, why do you use 5 or 6 PCs at a time?
by Magnetic Services
Sat Apr 06, 2019 12:11 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Sytek no longer making the MPX 4aii?
Replies: 22
Views: 1578

Re: Sytek no longer making the MPX 4aii?

Just stumbled on their website as I'm debating selling one of mine and saw it's discontinued. i guess there are probably an awful lot of them out there, but figured there would still be a market for these? just surprising is all. these still hold up pretty damn well, and I can't think of anything b...
by Magnetic Services
Wed Apr 03, 2019 11:16 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Reducing noise from a vintage synth?
Replies: 8
Views: 443

Re: Reducing noise from a vintage synth?

I had some noise issues with a Baldwin Fun Machine organ, and I just tried every combination of cable/DI/pad/phase/level until I found what worked best (I also had to disconnect the front panel lights which were adding some noise!). It still has a base level of noise that will not go away, but you c...
by Magnetic Services
Thu Mar 28, 2019 10:51 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: sound effect libraries - good forums for second hand?
Replies: 9
Views: 584

Re: sound effect libraries - good forums for second hand?

darjama wrote:
Wed Mar 27, 2019 5:20 pm
Just saw this link for 26gb of free sfx:

https://bedroomproducersblog.com/2019/0 ... io-bundle/
Holy shit. This will take forever to download. Thank you.
by Magnetic Services
Tue Mar 26, 2019 10:15 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: sound effect libraries - good forums for second hand?
Replies: 9
Views: 584

Re: sound effect libraries - good forums for second hand?

I don't know how or why someone would or could sell a "used" sound effects library, but there is a ton of great free stuff out there! I've found out about a lot of freebies (often limited-time deals) via the Tonebenders podcast: http://tonebenderspodcast.com/ This site is great too (for libraries an...
by Magnetic Services
Thu Mar 21, 2019 6:49 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Mixing template in Reaper
Replies: 10
Views: 581

Re: Mixing template in Reaper

Step 1: pay for the license if you haven't already, those folks deserve it

Step 2: whatever works for you! I usually leave the group/bus faders at unity until I need to adjust or compress a whole group.
by Magnetic Services
Thu Mar 14, 2019 7:41 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: acoustic meta-material
Replies: 8
Views: 570

Re: acoustic meta-material

From what I gather it's the shape that's rejecting sound, not the material. And it seems like it has to be finely tuned for one frequency or range of frequencies. So heck yeah I'm sure it's great for exhaust systems, etc, but maybe not much else :(
by Magnetic Services
Fri Mar 01, 2019 9:56 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Surround Sound Thread
Replies: 9
Views: 527

Re: Surround Sound Thread

Lately though, I've been getting into the immersive stuff for binaural production - I think that has a lot more potential for music, especially since the majority of people seem to be listening on headphones nowadays. 360 video and AR/VR application are cool, but I think even as a standalone music-...
by Magnetic Services
Mon Feb 11, 2019 6:51 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: power conditioner/power bars
Replies: 22
Views: 1001

Re: power conditioner/power bars

Have you tried a Faraday Cage?
by Magnetic Services
Sat Feb 09, 2019 5:31 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: fader setup for 500 series preamps
Replies: 12
Views: 736

Re: fader setup for 500 series preamps

Yeah 5 million is pretty steep for any mixer!
by Magnetic Services
Wed Jan 02, 2019 11:42 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Compression vs. Limiting: A Question.
Replies: 13
Views: 2597

Re:

Nobody has mentioned the knee. Exactly what I was going to say. Limiters typically have a much steeper knee than regular compressors, in addition to higher ratios and faster attack times. Instead of the compression gradually becoming more pronounced as you approach the threshold (like, say, a vocal...
by Magnetic Services
Fri Dec 28, 2018 10:09 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: recording live to Otari 50/50 2 track
Replies: 7
Views: 584

Re: recording live to Otari 50/50 2 track

Couldn't you capture Guitar and vocal on channels 1 and 2 but not have to make it stereo? When transferring the tape and mixing down, couldn't you just balance them in mono? Or do the same thing with a close mic and room mic, both capturing guitar and vocal but allowing you to control the space? I s...
by Magnetic Services
Wed Dec 19, 2018 11:24 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Let's talk guitar amp recording
Replies: 26
Views: 1438

Re: Let's talk guitar amp recording

Haven't used it for any records yet, but I've been loving Native Instruments' Guitar Rig just to mess around with. Of course there's some "analog guilt" going on here, but it sounds so good and it's so flexible! Would it be so bad to record DI guitars, put them through Guitar Rig, then Re-amp for th...