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Discussion in 'Converters / Interfaces' started by Srdjan, Sep 26, 2017.

  1. Srdjan

    Srdjan Active Member

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    I understand that Donny, the thing is that I'm planning to renovate my room in near future, and have to do both: sound-proof isolation for the others, and acoustic treatment for sounds reflections (some acoustic panels, speakers positioning etc) so it should be nice quiet home-studio.
     
  2. DonnyThompson

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    Then consider getting a good condenser with several patterns - cardioid, Omni, Fig 8. That way you have options. I think you'll find that for lead vocals, your best bet is gonna be with the cardioid pattern. That's not to say you can't use Omni or Bi Directional, there's no "rule"
    Or anything, there's just what sounds good to you. I'd stick with a Large Diaphragm Mic (LDC) with adjustable patterns, and if possible a built in Hi Pass Filter. You also might want to consider a tube condenser, if you dig the sound of Sinatra as you've mentioned. His 2 go-to mics were both tube models, the Telefunken U47 and the Telefunken ELAM 251. You won't be able to afford those actual mics, as they would cost you a kidney, a lung and your first-born to afford, ;) ...but Rode, Audio Technica and a few others make pretty affordable, and nice sounding tube condensers that don't require a second and third mortgage to buy.

    FWIW. ;)
     
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  3. Srdjan

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    Hello again :)
    Here, after some research I've hopefully understood some things:
    If I want to connect my USB midi-keyboard to some other interface as a midi and still want to hear those piano sounds - I have to look at that situation as If I had to connect ordinary digital piano (because, the midi connection itself is not the problem)

    So, long story short, I've founf two audio-interfaces that (I hope) have proper connections for that:
    First is dead link removed
    Second is: https://www.thomann.de/gb/arturia_audiofuse_space_grey.htm

    here are the connections I think are appropriate
    one.jpg
    two.jpg


    and here are connections of my usb midi - keyboard with description

    MAudio back.jpg Capture.JPG

    So my question is, which cables should I use to connect this? :)
    Thank you
     
  4. Srdjan

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    I'm sorry if the pictures are too big..o_O
     
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    pcrecord Quality recording seeker ! Well-Known Member

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    Great !
    If you have to decide between the two, I would take the SPL.
    That Arturia with a USB Hub is weird.. ;)
     
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  6. Srdjan

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    Thank you, I think it's weird too :)
    Any thoughts on cables? What type I might need.
     
  7. pcrecord

    pcrecord Quality recording seeker ! Well-Known Member

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    The output of your keyboard is TS, so should be your cables that goes to the interface :
    TS%20cable.jpg
     
  8. Srdjan

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    I see..so those are TS mono (unbalanced..I guess?)
     
  9. pcrecord

    pcrecord Quality recording seeker ! Well-Known Member

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    Yes they are. If you were to use stereo cables on a mono connector it won't work and may cancel the signal.
    A unit with TRS input connectors can receive both TS and TRS(unless we talk about inserts)
    But a with a TS at one side, you can't use TRS.
    So in your case buy 2 x TS cables (for left and right signals) (EDITED)
     
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  10. Srdjan

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    Thanks a lot :)
     
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    pcrecord Quality recording seeker ! Well-Known Member

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    Sorry 2 TS cables...
     
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  12. Srdjan

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    Ok, so the first picture was right :)
     
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    Could it be that TS cable is the same "patch" cable I use for guitar pedals (and guitars) ?

    I'm asking this because if that is exactly the TS cable, then I could use some patch cables for that - and they are short (which is good)
     
  14. kmetal

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    Yes, guitar patch cables are typically TS.
     
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  15. Srdjan

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    That's good news. So it means that I can use my old keyboard (play/record and hear it trough speakers) both way, midi and audio.

    It's just that I need some interface that can work in standalone mode too (that I don't have to turn on PC)
     
  16. Srdjan

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    Just to say Thank you guys for helping mi with your advices.
    I bought Steinberg UR44 interface (and Presonus Eris E5 Monitors) also appropriate cables that goes with it :)
    Thank you once again and Hapy New Recording Year :)
     
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