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    Classical guitar Recording questions

    A friend of mine is going to let me record my classical guitar in a special place at his house. He created a CMU masonry block castle 40’ tall. The castle at the bottom is 8’ diameter. He cut a door into the bottom and you can go into the belly of the castle. On the inside the castle belly is...
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    Questions about problems switching from my desktop to a laptop

    Hello, I am a hobbyist who has run into some speedbumps transitioning from an outdated home-assembled desktop DAW to a laptop. I'm hoping some experts can point me in the right direction. I originally had planned to modernize and rebuild my home-assembled desktop DAW, but I decided to give...
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    Gear and acoustic questions

    Hey everyone Im new in the forum and i haev some questions that i hope you could answer me. I have a budget of 1500$ and i was thinking on getting some acoustic treatment in my home recording studio cause im really starting to record allot lately. Im looking or something really really good and...
  4. pcrecord

    Yet another converter question : UA 4-710 vs ISA428/828

    Hi guys, I made a lot of tests lately to compare the ISA and the 710's preamps. Altought I found a few ways of making the 710 sound good adding to the compressor, the simplicity of the ISA is still a strong side that push me toward selling both units I have and get a ISA828. The only unknown is...
  5. kmetal

    Tape/caulk added mass to floor deck? (General question)

    Hey all, I just have a general question about adding mass (drywall) to the underside of a floors deck, in the bays, as described in rods book (ed.1), which was a basement scenerio. Is in necessary to treat the seams where the new drywall sheets meet in any way? The is a detail for caulking the...
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    Pro Tools10/11 preused Activation question

    Hi Everybody, I recently bought an already used PT10/11 bundle from a private seller. All went smooth, means the license is on my ilok Account and dongle too. I received the already used Activation Code. This of course as i know now cannot be used twice! So whats the best way to download and...
  7. DonnyThompson

    Question about polycylindrical diffusion

    Okay... so I've been researching poly-cylindrical diffusors... Someone check me on this please: From what I understand, diffusion itself does not lessen the energy of frequencies, but instead, actually creates more reflection(s)... but in doing so, it lessens the intensity of these...
  8. DonnyThompson

    Absorption Coefficients Question 703 v 701

    Rod, Space, et al : I'm researching absorption coefficients on OC 703 and 701. According to Bob Gold's Chart, 703 2" (plain) mounted flush to wall has the following properties: 125 250 500 1k 2k 4k NRC 0.17 0.86 1.14 1.07 1.02 0.98 1.00...
  9. DonnyThompson

    Firewire Pci card questions

    How good are the various FW cards for PC slots? I have a good, fast machine, but there's no FW interface on it, and I have access to a few pieces of gear that use FW as the connection that I'd like to try. Goals: To be able to use one or all of the following: FW based multi channel audio I/O...
  10. Paul999

    Impedance question with mic pres.

    I am mildly versed in electronics. I understand that when you plug a mic into a mic pre the mic expects to "see" or "react" to a specified impedance. I think that you want the mic pre circuit to be x amount higher impedence then the mic (maybe I have that backwards). I also know that...
  11. DonnyThompson

    Windows 7 upgrade questions

    I've been using XP for a very long time now. 7 years on a dual core/Athlon PC has been good for what I've been doing, however... I've gotten into more dense productions lately with an old friend who has hired me to produce and engineer his newest project. I'm currently using Sonar 7, and I'm...
  12. siog

    Mackie Controller question?

    Hi all, I have a choice between a new Mackie Control Universal Pro* at EUR 1,200 or a used Mackie Universal Controller eMagic** for EUR 400. Naturally, the used one seems more attractive but can anyone advise if it will integrate as well with Sonar 8.5 as the newer model will? Many thanks for...
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    Questions - Metal Recordings, Studio One 2, Guitar and Such

    Hey Hybrid Recording Community, I have a few questions/problems. My band is trying to record our debut EP. I've been dabbling with recording for about a year in a half to two years, so I'm by no means a master, but I learned through mostly trial and error. For my parts we use Superior Drummer...
  14. DonnyThompson

    corner question

    Country: USA Did a search first on this question. I got a gig doing a remote recording at a church, using a 4 mic rig, recording their band through their PA. Before recording, I had their sound man run a variety of tones through the room while I walked around and measured with a frequency...
  15. audiokid

    ADAT questions

    I've never used ADAT so I am clueless. Reason I'm asking is I have two RME ADI-8 QS that are stellar, I love them but I'm not using them now because I replaced these for the Orion 32, which I'm not completely thrilled about in comparison to the sound quality of the QS' but hey, the Orion 32 has...
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    Hi To All / Some Questions About Mixdown

    Hi to all, I'm Jak. I didn't find an appropriate section where I could introduce myself, so I'm doing it here ahaha I'm not a mastering engineer, alas! I've just followed some courses for a fee, but I have experimented for 1 year and 2 months and now I'm here, constrained to ask help, because I...
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    a question regarding royalties- tiny film...

    So here is an interesting item that has recently come up: I created a little 5 second tag (original music, my composition). It was just an edit of a guitar piece on an album I made. I created the edit for my wife, who used it in a short film she was making a few years back. Fast forward to...
  18. kmetal

    Transferring pt files from 32bit system to 64 bit pt system questions

    My cousin recently got a new system, the old is a dual core "sweet water creation station" the new is just a Mac Pro quad, and UA Apollo quad. The question is mainly about bit rate and if the raw audio files would just transfer, or if there's a process. I know so little about CPU stuff that...
  19. K

    Studio Headphones Monitoring Question

    Hey everybody. My set up includes Reaper as its DAW, the AK K240, and a Focusrite 8i6. I noticed that when I record/sing/monitor for a long while that my voice loses its stamina faster than it normally does due to the fact that I sing louder to hear myself better even better. The "Monitor"...
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    Question about thickening digital guitars

    So I am a major VST nerd and I really enjoy the convenience of keeping most things in ITB. I don't have anything but an LA-610 for outboard other than a Tascam DM-4800 which is as warm as.......well, it's not warm. So, I am totally reworking my monitoring end of my studio and adding some OTB...
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