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by rockstudio
Sun Aug 29, 2010 5:15 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Tape Saturation Plug-ins
Replies: 32
Views: 7536

In the past I have used Crane Song's "Phoenix" plugin for saturation. It has several degrees of color, and you can add it to as many channels as you wish to achieve a rich sound. It's expensive though, $450.

http://www.cranesong.com/PHOENIX.html
by rockstudio
Sat Aug 28, 2010 3:31 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Focusrite Liquid Mix launch failure
Replies: 14
Views: 3349

Thanks for your tip kingtoad, that makes good sense.
by rockstudio
Fri Aug 27, 2010 8:46 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Focusrite Liquid Mix launch failure
Replies: 14
Views: 3349

I found a 15' cable at redco for $10.00, the link that you shared was from England.
http://www.redco.com/shopexd.asp?id=981
Which is long enough for my current studio. Thanks again!
by rockstudio
Fri Aug 27, 2010 8:41 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Focusrite Liquid Mix launch failure
Replies: 14
Views: 3349

Thank you for the link. I'll purchase one of those cables instead of using this cheap repeater. I am actually using windows, but thanks for your offer about your mantra!
by rockstudio
Fri Aug 27, 2010 7:52 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Focusrite Liquid Mix launch failure
Replies: 14
Views: 3349

I have the LM on its own PCI firewire buss. I should try it without the extender, which by the way is the cablestogo extender (maybe there's a better one?).

Thank you for your reply woodhenge.
by rockstudio
Fri Aug 27, 2010 6:28 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Focusrite Liquid Mix launch failure
Replies: 14
Views: 3349

Focusrite Liquid Mix launch failure

Does anyone out there use the Focusrite Liquid Mix? I have had one for a while, and it is unreliable, so I rarely use it. My unit will fail to launch on the first attempt and says "Liquid Mix failed to access hardware", so I have to try several times before the unit displays that it is ready to work...
by rockstudio
Thu Aug 26, 2010 12:37 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: New Rockstudio Design & Construction!
Replies: 20
Views: 5831

trodden, thanks for posting your floor plan. How many square feet do you have? Your control room looks huge! I am going to move my mix position further back than it appears in my floor plan. I'll be designing and researching for a few months before we start building. Thanks for checking out this thr...
by rockstudio
Tue Aug 24, 2010 10:11 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: New Rockstudio Design & Construction!
Replies: 20
Views: 5831

ok, I scaled up the live room and control room. I dialed down the hallway width, and nixed the bathroom space at the end of the room... I'll have to build a small annex building for the toilet and lounge area (plus I've always wanted a shower at the studio for the bands and whatever)! http://www.roc...
by rockstudio
Tue Aug 24, 2010 12:53 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: New Rockstudio Design & Construction!
Replies: 20
Views: 5831

roscoenyc: got Gervais's book on order. I have Jeff Coopers book, and F. Alton Everest's books as well. Just got to sharpen my pencil and work it out.

MSE: Right on.

Thanks again folks!
by rockstudio
Mon Aug 23, 2010 10:14 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: New Rockstudio Design & Construction!
Replies: 20
Views: 5831

Thanks Rhythm Ranch, I was hoping to have some storage in the hallway, but you're right, i'll make the CR and Live room bigger, and add an extra room somewhere else for my storage needs. I made the vocal room super large, just in case I need to fit the drum kit in there on occasion. But I'll finesse...
by rockstudio
Sun Aug 22, 2010 12:38 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: New Rockstudio Design & Construction!
Replies: 20
Views: 5831

Noeqplease: I generally track drums and scratch guitar. Although I do an occasional session with vocals and everything live, which is why I am going to build a vocal room. I'm not planning on building a huge mega studio, but a modest facility where I can afford to exist. I have a rough sketch of bas...
by rockstudio
Sat Aug 21, 2010 1:14 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: New Rockstudio Design & Construction!
Replies: 20
Views: 5831

New Rockstudio Design & Construction!

Hi, I have finally acquired my own piece of land for my commercial studio. I plan to start building by spring 2011. I have operated out of my current studio space since 2002, which is a budget half-arsed attempt by the previous owner to fashion a recording studio out of a nice, large department stor...
by rockstudio
Wed May 13, 2009 7:02 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: A/D: Why the large gap?
Replies: 29
Views: 4819

I bought a Creamware A-16 Ultra several years ago, at the suggestion of friends on this board. I have been very happy with the unit (16 channels of simultaneous AD/DA via ADAT @ 44.1 or 48 khz: 8 simul. channels at 88.2 or 96khz). Creamware recently changed names to Sonic Core . I purchased my A-16 ...
by rockstudio
Sat Oct 06, 2007 9:35 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: HJFP- question about capacitors and transformers
Replies: 8
Views: 1562

I think the schematic suggests that you may use your preamp with or without output transformers. You must have the coupling capacitors at the end of the gain modules to block dc between stages and the output. There should be around +12vdc before each coupling cap. Hamptone's article says that you ma...
by rockstudio
Wed Aug 08, 2007 10:39 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Cutting OC703
Replies: 19
Views: 5748

In case you are still looking for the perfect cutting tool: I learned this trick from a huge Acoustics Pro in Atlanta, GA- a chinese pull saw. http://images.rockler.com/rockler/images/26597-01-200.jpg I got mine at Home Depot. I use it all the time when I am making acoustic panels for the wooden fra...