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Tascam releases entry level interfaces with 4 sample buffer capability!

Tascam has a new line of entry level interfaces with drivers that have buffers as small as 4 samples (on Windows)! This is over a USB-C connection.

This is the smallest asio buffer size i am aware of on any interface. With some RMEand Focusrite buffers around 3ms at 64 sample, are we approaching sub-milisecond lantencies over usb? This would be awsome! Ill keep my eyes open for latency specs, as i have not seem them yet.

Just thought it was an intersting innovation, and a good sign for interfaces of all ranges.

Is Motu M2 the best bang for the buck entry level interface?…

Ive attached the conversion spec.

This might be the scarlett killer! For the cost of a scarlett 2i2 the M2 is spec'd much closer to a clarett. The m2 is about 1/3 the cost of clarett.

It exceeds clarrett's DA dynamic range by 1-2 db, depending on the model, and Scarlett by 12db! On the AD side M2 falls 3-4 db short of clarett, and beats scarlett by 3-4db.

Latency specs are similar with m2 quoted at 2.5 ms with a 32 sample buffer at 96k.

Testing Samplitude, record level while recording ?

Hi gang.
I started to test Samplitude and I'm stuck on a feature that I can't find.
Usually I check the record level while recording by watching the track level meters or the meters in the mixer.
But with Samplitude, it seems you need to activate the monitoring fonction (mon) which leads the signal to the main outs. Since I'm using the realtime mixer of my RME interface, I don't need the sound of the track being played (with latency) while I record.. Any way I can make this work ?
I can see the waveform but it's not precise enough.

New RODE VideMic Pro recording at lower-than-normal levels?

I recently bought the RODE VideoMic Pro to couple with my Zoom H1 in order to obtain better and cleaner sound in my videos by recording the person's voice from up top, as close as I can get to the mouth, which is normally around 30-40 cm. However, I'm finding that at normal to slighlty-higher-than-normal speech levels my setup must be VMP @ +20db and H1 @ 25 in order to get a decent sounding audio quality with decent volume. And I'm often having to ask the speaker to speak a louder, as loud as he/she can, which is not ideal.

Maintaing dynamic level between recording sessions

I'm recording guitar with an digitech rp 250 processor and Reaper. When i record the guitar I sometimes need to adjust the gain level of the processor so that Reaper has a max level of about -10. Now let's say I want to add to that same guitar part recording but don't remember the gain level I used. What is the easiest way to make the dynamic levels match up? I know there's the envelope tool but I think it'd be easier to use some automated fx. Maybe like normalize, or amplify? I'm thinking not compression because I don't want to affect the dynamic range of the individual recordings.

Audeze microphone output level?

Hi recording people,

I have a question that I hope one of you may be able to "shed some light on".

As it is I've noticed that Audeze ( has made some planar magnetic microphones, however, there's only just a bit of technical information on their webpages ... What I am curious about - and am looking for a bit more information about - is what these microphones' output level is, i.e. the output level from the membRane itself - without - any amplification.

Might one of you know about this?

A-Weighted Sound Level

A-Weighted Sound Level - A measure of sound pressure level designed to reflect the response of the human ear, which does not respond equally to all frequencies, by reducing the effects of the low and high frequencies with respect to the mid-range frequencies. The resultant sound level is said to be A-weighted, and the units are dBA.

RO member's meet up in Cleveland!

I just thought I would mention that Dave Hawk (@dvdhawk ) is coming into Cleveland today for a concert I'm doing with Jonah Koslen's Stage Pass band tonight at The Music Box concert club in The Flats (a section of downtown Cleveland that has several entertainment facilities. )
I got our resident RO scholar (and friend) an all-access VIP pass for the show ( which I'm happy to report is completely sold out in both seating and SRO )
I'm really looking forward to meeting him. We have talked on the phone a number of times but have never met.

Monitoring Vocals with pre mastered track, low level monitoring?

Hello, I'm new here but not to producing music. I mainly produce electronic music, but my brother is a singer that wishes to get into recording his own vocal performances over Karaoke tracks.

In order to do this he has pruchased some gear RODE NT1, stand, pop shield, Rokit RP5, Reason Ballance interface, the D.A.W of choice is directed by me because this is the one I know best to help him, and is simple enough for him to learn, yet powerfull enough to grow into.

Onto my problem is all about two areas, gain stanging, and monitoring.



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