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  1. Sidhu

    The Midas Dual pre/eq

    I do a reasonable amount of live work. Midas as you would all know is a live sound reinforcement leader. Very expensive. And i rarely get to work with them. Just read bout the XL42 rack mount dual channel pre and eq. [="http://midasconsoles.com/xl42.php"]Midas Consoles | XL42[/] USD...
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    Louder monitors

    Hello! I am current running my mixes on a pair of event TR6's. Moving to a new area next week, and am blessed with a much larger control room. Will need larger monitors to satisfy my far seated clients. Was looking at the Samson Rubicon8's with a sub. Choice is majorly limited here...
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    My first pre ?

    Hello! A friend vsiting Canada, and a good opportunity to get a good pre. All i used so far has been entry level. I am much confused about the direction to take. Clean or colored, Solid State or tube. But i have a feeling a tube would be well for me. I think ill stretch my budget to around...
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    budget ribbon mics and the Brick DI

    Hello! I once heard a comparison between an old ribbon and a new sennheiser, on voice, and was quite taken away with the natural, non-hyped texture of the ribbon. Alwaz wanted to have one since. Now, being a bit impatient as i am i was looking at this ...
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    DI Box

    Hello! I was looking for a qualityt DI to record a variety of inputs.. E.Bass, E.Guitars (direct) , piezo pickups, acoustic guitars, keyboards etc... I thought a good DI could take all inputs equally well, but the Radial website states otherwise... I was looking at the countryman DI...
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    Patching delimas - Patchbays

    Hello! I will be repatching my small studio this week. To include a following : 16 Mic inputs to the control room. 4 Aux feeds to the floor. I intend on setting up a self mix option for the artists. Ill provide four mini mixers (Behringer UB802) to the recording floor. Feeding each...
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    Roland RH200s headphones any good ?

    Hello! It's quite difficult to get decent headphones out here, reasonably priced. I am being offered the Roland RH200s headphones for a fair price, and am intrested in picking up a few. My requirements would range from monitoring to mix refrence (live and in the studio). I would like...
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    Online mastering - Budget

    Hello! First time client gets a budget which can include mastering. :) I'm looking for a reasonable online mastering house. Planning to get a single mastered. Budget not exceeding 100USD, song duration 3:30. Rock. Familier with XARC mastering. Will be getting in touch with them...
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    Multi Channel Comp/Gate

    Hello! I'll consider investment in a multi channel compressor/gate system. What comes to mind is the Presonus ACP88 : http://www.presonus.com/acp88.html Since I have no pressing hurry for the same, I'll hold on if there are better products that will be worth investing in. Im looking at...
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    Friend in Australia. Sebatron waiting ?

    Hello! Soon after my other friends visit to Canada, and the resulting E-mu 1820. This one's going visiting Australia.... I have been trying to save up to get acoustics done. Oppertunities come knocking rarely. Should i spend on the Sebatron ? Best I can afford is a 1000USD. So would it be...
  11. Sidhu

    Help deciding audio interface...

    Hello! I have a friend leaving for Canada tonight! I plan on upgrading my Sound interface. I would like to get more IO. My two shortlists are : M-audio Delta 1010LT (200US) E-mu 1820. (400US) With the m-audio I have the advantage of being able to buy two units, link them up and get...
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    SMPTE and DAW's

    Wondering, why dont sequencers and the like have buit in SMPTE decoders. Steinberg products in this case. I would suppose having a SMPTE setup option where you define which audio input channel is recieving SMPTE. The decoding happens within the DAW. that aside, which is the cheapest SMPTE -...
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    Best streaming format

    Hi, Im trying to get a website together. On the home pae, im using a flash plugin that permits streaming of a loaded Mp3 file. I loaded one at 96khz. It plays streams ok. A few buffer breaks. But i was wondering whats the best way to do so ? A quality vs. size ratio. Thanks sidhu
  14. Sidhu

    XLR Time Code ?

    Hi, I might be needing to sync a DM24 to a digibeta soon. The DM24 accepts TC via a female RCA jack. This was not a problem while using the Betacam SP. BNC to RCA cable. Just saw a Digibeta. It has XLR TC input and output. What kind of a cable do i use ? On the RCA side, do I : float...
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    Digital Degradation ?

    Been trying to post this here for a while. It lands up in the DAW forum... strange... : I was wanting to know if all soundcards mantain the purity of digital signals fed into them ? Say I have an entry level 4 I/O recording interface. (I actually have one) which has SPDIF input...
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    digital degradation ?

    I was wanting to know if all soundcards mantain the purity of digital signals fed into them ? Say I have an entry level 4 I/O recording interface. (I actually have one) which has SPDIF input and output. I purchase a good 2 channel ADDA external converter. Feed the soundcard with this...
  17. Sidhu

    tracking headphones

    I was thinking of purchasing a pair of headphones to make micing decisions. And also as an alternative mix reference. We get AKG's and Sennheisers around here. What are my good options ? Also, I was thinking of picking up a couple of AKG K55 (cheap) headphones for cue mixes to the floor...
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    mastering a song

    Just finished mixing a song, hard rock/metal. The band might get intreasted in getting it pro mastered (im coaxing them into it) . But before we decide, ill post a link to the song and let you ppl. decide whether it's worth it or not. The problem is that in India, mastering is non existent...
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    song mastering

    Just finished mixing the song. The band might get intreasted in getting it pro mastered (im coaxing them into it) . But before we decide, ill post a link to the song and let you ppl. decide whether it's worth it or not. The problem is that in India, mastering is non existent. The better...
  20. Sidhu

    mics and mixer gain

    there is this issue that has been bothering me for a while... im soon going to consider a Mixer/soundcard combo (or something like the FW1884) I have alwaz had the problem of getting enough levels using 58's, and other dynamics (on voice) into the DAW. Be it on the Mackies or on the Tascams...
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