In this video I compare Comparisonic colors from Samplitude Pro X4 and the Wavecolor option from Samplitude Pro X5 This may seem like a futil tool but once you get used to it it's very usefull.. Specially if you record a song with a customer and don't know right away where choruses and verses are located.. often the change of pitch is shown in the colors.. Leave comments if you will ! ;)
Recently we've had lots of topics on choosing mics, and the usual X is good and Y is bad result soon pop up.
Today I needed to record a double bass for a track in the works, but as I had some spare time I thought I'd go through the mic stock and try mics I'd not usually pick, just to see what happened.
I just got my hands on an Antelope Zen Studio today..
Cool unit.. very easy to use.. I'll be comparing it to a M audio Profire 2626 and Behringer Ada 8200 through an ancient RME digiset that was sold by Steinberg back in the day.
So far.. I've just had a chance to listen to some speaker test songs and I'm shocked that the difference in D/A between the Ada 8200 and Zen Studio is the same...
I've been doing a shootout with Uad's newer preamp modeling plug ins just using the preamp stage of their plug ins set to Mic. It's pretty cool. There's something about them that is not a normal plug in in my opinion.
[GALLERY=media, 323]Microphone pre amplifier comparisons by audiokid posted Mar 24, 2015 at 6:09 PM[/GALLERY]
I think this topic is something we've completely missed.
Lets compare the sound and process of our MP3 and listen to the results.
I can or someone can provide a 44.1 via soundcloud, we compress it and use the upload button to store and compare . It should make a good discussion.
Until someone has another source, use my Daughters:
Two bands coming at sound 2 different ways. It made me think, realize (yet once again), how we lack so much life in music today. One of these bands is so over compressed where the other has very little processing and fantastic mic placement.
Santana is all about dynamics. I listened to most of Santana then compared the same show with Christina Aguilera.
I closed Christina Aguilera in less than a few minutes. But not so much that I don't like her, I expected so much more. I just couldn't stand the sound of the crap compression in comparison to Santana.
I downloaded a Waves plugin package I'm thinking of getting. I didn't realize that they had anything available that didn't cost an arm and 2 legs. Someone else had an old post about waves plugins for $9. That got me looking at their website.
I am looking for ways to set up a repeatable microphone test for all of the microphones that my company offers, which will remove any performance variables.
I was thinking about tracking as transparently as possible (Earthworks or Brauner KHE ) into Earthworks 1022 into Avid HDIO16 and then perhaps miking the output of this performance through a genelec 8050.
This way I would collect a database of the relative differences between microphones accurately.