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by dancerchris
Fri Sep 09, 2011 3:28 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: A LATENCY COMPARISION CHART
Replies: 14
Views: 4182

Re: A LATENCY COMPARISION CHART

- computer: macbook pro I7 2.66 (2010) 8gb ram - interface: motu 8pre - latency: (128 samples, 44.1khz) 7.14ms (in+out) I recall reading from somewhere (may have been RME forum) that firewire and usb cards introduce additional card specific buffer, and therefore the amount of latency that is shown ...
by dancerchris
Thu Jun 16, 2011 8:21 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: power conditioners: fact or fantasy?
Replies: 11
Views: 2092

Re: power conditioners: fact or fantasy?

I have 2 different types of Furman power conditioners. I think they are a nice component in a rack setup, providing common power switch and circuit protection. Noise filtering is mostly nonsense sold by Monster, but unless you are in a big $$$ studio the high end of the conditioning is pointless (an...
by dancerchris
Wed Jun 15, 2011 2:24 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Won't advances eventually make musicians near obsolete?
Replies: 115
Views: 9105

Re: Won't advances eventually make musicians near obsolete?

IMO, the level of technology will eventually catch up and there will be programs that can synthesize music to a very fine degree. One example of a program that get's the idea started is Jamstix. It is not perfect but an example of what we are talking about. That future of that in combination with ot...
by dancerchris
Fri Jun 03, 2011 3:55 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Can you use balanced cables for unbalanced inputs?
Replies: 7
Views: 9996

Re: Can you use balanced cables for unbalanced inputs?

It may work and it may not. If it is unbalanced at both ends and the ring and sleeve get bridged you may create ground loop noise (because you created a loop). Also jacking from balanced to unbalanced can cause noise (di boxes can sometimes help here).
by dancerchris
Fri May 27, 2011 1:12 am
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Sample Rate
Replies: 62
Views: 5602

Re: Sample Rate

then why do comparison tests choose to pick 96k to 44.1k conversion as their test setup? like this site: http://src.infinitewave.ca/ From the URL you provided: "How about conversions between other sampling rates? To limit the amount of work, we have decided to only test 96 kHz to 44.1 kHz conversio...
by dancerchris
Thu May 26, 2011 7:38 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Sample Rate
Replies: 62
Views: 5602

Re: Sample Rate

Sample rate conversion quality is independent of the ratio of the conversion sample rates. It is common misconception that it is better to have whole number multipliers. The math works out "perfectly" because modern algorithms upsample first to the common multiplier and then do the conversion with a...
by dancerchris
Thu May 26, 2011 2:39 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Sample Rate
Replies: 62
Views: 5602

Re: Sample Rate

Actually aliasing does matter - the signals and/or noise that alias down due to poor filtering before the adc (or a lack of oversampling) roll down into the bin from dc to half the sample rate. This then corrupts the signals in the band of interest, i.e. the audible range. If there is no signal at ...
by dancerchris
Wed May 25, 2011 3:17 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Sample Rate
Replies: 62
Views: 5602

Re: Sample Rate

It is important to understand that Nyquist theory says that only the frequency content of the material bellow half the sampling rate is reconstructed. It is reconstructed perfectly. It is done with sinc (not mispelled) functions which is not quite the same as sine waves. The confusion the OP seems t...
by dancerchris
Tue May 24, 2011 2:05 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Audio Engine Test - Live Versus Pro Tools Versus Logic
Replies: 129
Views: 28310

Re: Audio Engine Test - Live Versus Pro Tools Versus Logic

If I remember correctly it was user 3phase2 that posted the missing links...... :roll:
by dancerchris
Mon May 16, 2011 1:51 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: studio monitor hum when computer monitor is on?
Replies: 9
Views: 1594

Re: studio monitor hum when computer monitor is on?

A few observations and comments: There is too much faith put in power conditioners, most problems stem from bad grounding or improper wiring in the gear, not the supply power. So it is better to try all fixes before going to the power conditioner (the most expensive solution). It would seem your mon...
by dancerchris
Mon Mar 21, 2011 1:29 am
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: "Low" latency?
Replies: 2
Views: 459

Re: "Low" latency?

Absolute zero latency doesn't happen even with the best analog gear. Many acoustic instruments have their own inherent latency as well. For every foot you are away from your sound source you get 1 ms additional latency. Imagine the guitar hero with the wall of Marshalls behind him on a big stage. Se...
by dancerchris
Sun Jan 09, 2011 2:32 am
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Best 88 key graduated hammer action master controller?
Replies: 8
Views: 1282

Re: Best 88 key graduated hammer action master controller?

These controllers have a poor feel. IMO nothing really beats the hammer action on the equipped Yamaha keyboards. They are the best. I use an S08 as a controller and it works great! Any of the others have the same great piano feel. Try them out for yourself.

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by dancerchris
Sat Jan 08, 2011 5:31 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: SSD vs HDD
Replies: 7
Views: 3224

Re: SSD vs HDD

The problem with SSD in Live may be related to the size of your library. You want to be able to load samples quickly. Generally SSDs are used as the boot/root drive in conjunction with a HDD for large data storage. You might not see significant Live gains in that case. I suppose setting the page fil...
by dancerchris
Fri Jan 07, 2011 3:37 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: recommend mic & preamp please
Replies: 15
Views: 3945

Re: recommend mic & preamp please

The Shure SM-57 (SM-58 is the same with ball filter) is the closest to a dual purpose mike out there. It is cheap and you can use it to record both in the studio and for live music. However it is really best for recording amps and drums (i.e. loud sources) and because it is a dynamic mike it will re...