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The Sting Interview

Rick Beato: “I have waited years to be able to have this conversation with Sting and longtime guitarist Dominic Miller. It was recorded at The Power Station Berklee NYC. Sting shares his thoughts on the creative process, songwriting and his music past, present and future. We discuss both The Police and his solo career as well as his influences from J.S. Bach to the Beatles.”

Zoom Q2/Q3

I have 2 Zoom recorders, the Q2 and Q3. For a handheld the quality is excellent although the Q2 seems to kill batteries in a flash when on video

Does anyone have experience with these, as far as using a mixer going into them, to balance and eq input levels, or multitracking using the audio output of the zoom into garage band or similar.

thanks in advance!
michael beechey

Ripping stems: Tips and Techniques

Hi all . I'm new to both this forum and to STEMS. I am using RipX to rip my stems and my DAW is Ableton live.

As anyone knows the success rate with ripping stems is a bit hit and miss. Sometimes the main instrument stem/track comes out badly ...words to describe the sound would be very fussy, phasey, broken up, space-age, clipped etc. (if you know you know !)

SO what I want to know is what post ripping effects do people apply to even out this problem. I have a bit of luck with heavy EQ but I'm sure there must be way more I can try 

Blue Cat releases super cool routing plugin!

You guys see this? Might be great for our power hungry DSP stuff, and more reliable than audio gridder, while being simpler than VEP.

Its pretty much a master/slave type pluginso you can route audio various places. I'm gonna grap it to try out.  I asked them if it would sync two daws up so I can use the sequencer in Reason and record audio in Samplitude while hearing everything synced to the same timeline, like I used to do with rewire.

Even if not, it's still cool to use another computer as an effects processor like for all my auxes, or for an ultra heavy amp sim or vsti.

LCD or SDC for classical vocal (soprano/ mezzo soprano)

Last Christmas I recorded a grand piano+ mezzo soprano+soprano. I used a ldc mic (Austrian audio 818) and a zoom f6 32bit float. Unfortunately it sounded bad. There was a nasty distortion in the higher frequencies at some moments both the vocals came in. The mic did not clip and was put about 3m from the vocals. In fact the on camera mic (sdc stereo mic) was ok and saved the day. In the past I did some nice recording with this mic and a classical tenor.( I tested the mic afterwards and it is fine) Would a Schoeps mk40 or mk41 be a better option?



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