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M5 Matched Pair in X/Y Coincident Configuration: Recording A String Quartet

This demonstration of the Rode M5 sounds pretty good.

I've own this RODE M5 kit and found them to be a great price but a bit metallic sounding. I tried them through a variety of tube pre's which helped soften the sound but still wasn't overly happy with the sound. They are a hell of a deal for the price though.

Its interesting how something sounds ok today when I don't have another option to compare against. I put more focus on the overall performance and simply enjoyed to whole video and the group performing. 

I'm a sucker for string quartets.

Enjoy

Sound isolation - dealing with HVAC ducts

OK, so I'm planning a room. It's a 15x30 basement room. Along the 30 foot length, there are is one HVAC duct on each side running along the ceiling with vents into the living room above. I have the ceiling pretty much figured out except how to deal with these ducts. I have other ventilation plans so I won't be using them. I just can't figure out for the life of me how to insulate them for sound isolation. I can't move or modify them.

Thanks in advance for any suggestions.

Hybrid Buffer in Daw

I've noticed several daws are implementing a form of hybrid buffer (reaper, studio one, cubase?, Possibly others) where there is a separate buffer for the audio playback tracks and the tracks record enabled. This allows you to have a low buffer on the record enabled tracks, for low latency, and high buffer on the playback tracks for maximum DSP power.

Just curious if anyone out there is using a daw with hybrid buffer, and how the experience has been.

Background noise?

Hi, I'm kind of new to this. I am recording audio and getting a constant sort of noise. I've included a sample where the noise has been recorded by itself.

I'm currently running a setup where the audio comes from a wireless Shure microphone receiver, to a live mixing console. A Presonus StudioLive 32.4.2AI mixing console. The console is used for live sound mixing.

I know you're gonna hate this mix

Hey, y'all! My name is James I am new here, and new to mixing/mastering. This is not my original creation. I just remixed and mastered the raw multitrack from cambridge-mt.com's newbie mixing section. Original Artists website here: https://www.bolzund…

It's my very first attempt at mixing and mastering anything. But, I have been researching for quite a while gathering knowledge, tips, and tricks, as well as the appropriate software for five years. So you could say I practiced a lot in my head! lol. 

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