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P.MITCH12 Sat, 05/09/2015 - 16:13

So for my A room i went with AWS 948, barefoot mm27 nf monitors, manley cardiod condenser mic, BAE 1073 mic pre, tube tech compressor, apogee symphony I/O 16x16 analog... My rooms are just about finished....Console will be here in 2-4 weeks. giving me enough time to finish room. Any thoughts on what i could add, or mixing/mastering with this gear selection?

P.MITCH12 Sat, 05/09/2015 - 19:39

what are your thoughts on the channel strip dynamics & eq on the aws 948!!! i went to school in miami @ SAE, took my final exam on the SSL j9000. Ive been in love with analog ever hoping the aws has the traditional warmth of the older vintage models....especially the famous ssl quad compressor on the master out

Daan Thu, 06/11/2015 - 23:50

Hi all. I am new to this and we are a family of musicians. I want to set up a home recording studio, but its like a ocean full of different opinions. I want to buy the hardware and need some guidance in this respect. We want to record demos vocals with backtrack, as well as guitar, piano and some vst instruments. I was thinking of going the Reaper route due to the pricing. I know i need a audio interface, and a powerful pc. Can anyone hand some advise to this rookie please? Kind regards. Daan

kmetal Fri, 06/12/2015 - 07:45

I'm late for work so I have to be quick. Presonus makes a nice family of interfaces. You need one with midi, for your drums/bed tracks most likely. I nice microphone like a shure sm58, a cable. Also a set of speakers to hear your recordings with, and a pair of headphones for the talent to hear themselves.

Reaper is excellent. And just about any PC from the past 5 years will get you going. Onbvoisly the more powerful the better.

I suggest a book to get you familiar with the basics. The manuals for the interface and software will tell you step by step how to get going. Take your time at this first annoying step, and you'll smile when you don't have to interrupt a session for CPU problems.

Bunkey Thu, 02/25/2016 - 12:02

Hello everyone, I came across this site while searching for info on mixing OTB. I am fairly new to all of this and plan to put a home studio together, while I am getting everything together I would like to find something to read that is going to help me to learn the language and show me the various options for mixing OTB. I have only been playing with Pro Tools to this point so I am looking for something tailored to a beginner, any assistance will be greatly appreciated.

kmetal Thu, 02/25/2016 - 12:34

Hey bunkey! Welcome to RO. There's plenty of members here who worked daily in the analog realm, before PT existed. I'm sure they could answer all your questions.

There was at one point a whole section of the forum dedicated to 'hybrid mixing'. The blending of digital and analog gear. Doing a quick search on here will deliver plenty of relevant topics.

In the meantime check out this thread. Audiokid and Boswell in particular are very very well schooled in the hybrid realm and have there own unique opinions and techniques. One of the biggest game changers they've brought to light is the 'mixdown' daw. Where you have your protools rig into analog gear then captured by a seperate basic computer/daw. Anyways, here's a link to get ya started. To glad to have here!

DonnyThompson Fri, 02/26/2016 - 03:22

Welcome to RO. :)

You've come to the right place; RO has a serious roster of very intelligent people in all facets of audio - digital, analog, as well as "Hybrid" as Kyle mentioned, which is an integration of both worlds; we have people knowledgeable in room acoustics and isolation, computers, DAW's, Plug-Ins ( VST's and AAX), outboard rack processing and FX, tape machines - analog and digital - microphones and mic techniques, midi production, audio electronics and electronic diagnosis and repair, and even occasional chats about live PA/FOH; although as the site's name implies, it's mostly based on recording. We discuss mics, preamps, monitors, signal chains, gain reduction, noise filtering, EQ, along with different methods of mixing using all of those tools.

The most important thing to know is that audio recording and mixing is a craft ... and like any craft, it takes a lot of time, and learning ( constant learning), and plenty of hands-on ( and ears-on!) experience to do it right.

Probably the best place to start, to get you acquainted with the various principles and lingo, would be to peruse youtube for videos on introductions to basic audio recording, and then if you have further questions, feel free to ask here.

We're one of the few sites who isn't "in bed" with Avid; and while some members here - professional engineers by occupation - do use Pro Tools, others use other DAW programs like StudioOne, Reaper, Samplitude, MixBus, Logic, Sonar, and a host of others.

I guess what I'm saying is that you don't need to be a part of the Avid Fan Club to be accepted here - no one here cares what DAW you use, as long as you use it, and as long as you know what you use.

Here's a few vids that maybe helpful to you at this stage:

miyaru Thu, 03/17/2016 - 13:59

Hello, my name is Robin, and I'm from the Netherlands. I have a small recording rig to record my own music. My rig consist of a Win7/64 PC with a i7/920 Intel CPU, 24 GB ram running Cubase 5, Ableton Live Lite 9 and Wavelab Elements 8. My audio interface is a Focusrite Saffire Pro 40, further I own a MOTU Midi Timepiece AV and a Lexicon MPX-1.
I use a Rode NT1a mic and a Shure SM 57. I monitor through Mordaunt Short cabs and Beyer Dynamic DT 770 headphones. My synths are an old Korg N1, a Korg R3 and a Yamaha RM1x Sequence remixer. I also use a Roland A300 pro controller. one of my walls is covered with 7 basses and 7 guitars. For recording guitarparts I employ my old but trusty Fender SF Champ, a point to point tube amp with only 5 watts..........

I just turned 51, and have succesfully finished the SAE audioengineering course 15 years ago.

I'm mainly a bassplayer, but love to play other instruments.

So this is some info on me.......


mark a baar Thu, 03/24/2016 - 18:13

I have just outgrown my house with addition of a new [old]bor

audiokid, post: 119505, member: 1 wrote: is a peer-driven platform for all recording enthusiast, offering inspiration, education and support. We provide the resources needed to run a successful studio by sharing relevant information on how to improve upon your current operating systems. Whether you are home recording or running a large commercial studio, there is always information to be shared and learned.

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Please tell us where you are coming from and how you found Recording Org?

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I am from the US, Los Angeles Ca. and found you searching for information about studio flooring concepts. I just out grew my house but have a large unused studio size apartment in the back of my house. I have no money, want it to be cheap for real, easy well built and funcitional I do not need bling or flash of any kind

Neil Speers Fri, 03/25/2016 - 13:16

Hello, just arrived here today. I went specifically looking for a recording forum on google and came across this one. Looks pretty comprehensive so I'm looking forward to learning from people here. My studio is pretty barebones with an older Presonus FP10 and some fair to middling mics. I've always been a serious DIYer and love to learn tech stuff (and sometimes even remember what I've learned.)

Right now I'm in the process of recording some basic tracks for my band's original songs live off the floor (drums, guitar, bass and scratch vocals) and then doing proper vocal and lead guitar recording, as well as sweetening things up where I can with extra instruments.



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