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by Phiz
Tue Dec 18, 2007 11:24 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: YUCK
Replies: 15
Views: 3425

Rodgre wrote:Let this be another reminder of owners of older Ashly gear .... Clean out the decomposed foam!
How old? I've got a graphic Ashly EQ that I've never opened up...
by Phiz
Mon Dec 17, 2007 8:14 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Hypercardioid?
Replies: 6
Views: 1562

??????? nicely covered most of it, but I just wanted to add a little about monitor placement for live usage of hypercardioid microphones. Because hypercardiod mics don't have a null at 180 degrees, you don't want to stick a single monitor directly opposite the singer as you would do with a cardioid ...
by Phiz
Fri Dec 14, 2007 4:54 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: help with managing file sizes in sonar 4
Replies: 6
Views: 1189

bounce the shortened tracks to wav files, start a new project, import the new wave files.
by Phiz
Fri Dec 14, 2007 9:24 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: sealing gaps/bass traps?
Replies: 4
Views: 1501

The only reason to fill the gap is if you care about bleed between the rooms. Leaving the gap there will let a (tiny) bit of low frequency energy out of the room and should help dampen your room modes a very small amount.
by Phiz
Thu Dec 13, 2007 11:44 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Sonar 7 vs. Tracktion 3
Replies: 29
Views: 4241

Blockfish does 24bits, I don't know about higher sampling rates. Perhaps you had the "complex" button engaged in Tracktion but not Sonar? That makes a substantial difference in the sound.
by Phiz
Thu Dec 13, 2007 9:02 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Sonar 7 vs. Tracktion 3
Replies: 29
Views: 4241

Re: Sonar 7 vs. Tracktion 3

getreel wrote:Blockfish seems to sound less than stellar in Sonar but sounds fine like I always remember it in Tracktion.
I frequently use Blockfish in Sonar v4 and have never had problem.
by Phiz
Wed Dec 12, 2007 2:17 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Dithering
Replies: 14
Views: 2749

You could send a M5 checksum value along with each of your wave files. I don't know how many mastering engineers would know what to do with a checksum value. However, I'm not even sure it would be worthwhile as you can't make them verify the checksum and the data can always become corrupted after th...
by Phiz
Tue Dec 11, 2007 10:36 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Dithering
Replies: 14
Views: 2749

There is a nice description of dithering on wikipedia along with a little information about different dithering methods and how to pick between them.
by Phiz
Fri Dec 07, 2007 11:04 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Active Bass Trap
Replies: 6
Views: 1308

First of all, the device is designed to reduce work at 2 tunable frequencies. So if it work perfectly you could kill your two lowest room modes, but not the higher harmonics. Secondly, even their test data isn't that wonderful looking, and I always would expect stuff to perform a bit worse than the ...
by Phiz
Tue Dec 04, 2007 8:46 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Opinions on computer interfaces
Replies: 11
Views: 1363

I used to have a Tascam US-122 (the older version, not "L"). It was pretty great for the price. The only problem I ever had with it was slightly weak phantom power. When I used a Rode NT1A with it, loud signals would sometimes get a bit squared off. But my other condensors (AT4033, SM81, MC012) neve...
by Phiz
Fri Nov 16, 2007 4:02 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Open Ear Headphones for live recording
Replies: 3
Views: 820

I have a pair of Sennheiser HD 495s, which cost me $100 and sound good, but they were discontinued several years ago. I think the HD 555 is the closest current model. I haven't tried them, but I've seen some glowing reviews. With some looking you should be able to find them for around $130.
by Phiz
Fri Nov 16, 2007 2:34 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Open Ear Headphones for live recording
Replies: 3
Views: 820

A price point would be helpful. I love my Sennheiser PMX 100s -- they sound amazingly great for $50. If you are willing to spend a bunch of money, the Sennheiser HD 595/600/650 are all great. I've never used any of the Grado products, but they have a rabid following and make several non-isolating mo...
by Phiz
Fri Nov 09, 2007 10:21 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Computer & traditional mic
Replies: 1
Views: 546

If the microphone requires phantom power, then it will not work with the setup you described. If the microphone does not require phantom power, then the setup you described will "work" however the audio quality may not be great and you may have a small signal. You certainly will not break anything b...
by Phiz
Tue Nov 06, 2007 11:59 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: GOOD ear buds
Replies: 24
Views: 3870

I paid $100 for these two years ago: superfi-3 and they sound great. Current price is a steal. I've had them for a while too. They sound great, while you have a good seal. Unfortunately I can't seem to keep a good seal on them for longer than 15 minutes. I was also hoping for a bit more isolation t...
by Phiz
Thu Nov 01, 2007 1:09 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Let's Talk About Microphone Stands
Replies: 29
Views: 5210

If possible let's try to include some "best of the cheap" stuff in this thread. I don't want to label Konig and Meyer (K&M) stands as "cheap". But if you are looking for the most bang for your buck in the $50 range, these as the way to go for a nice tripod-boom stand. I used to work for a live soun...