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by dancerchris
Mon Dec 20, 2010 12:33 am
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Can a patch cable degrade over time because of you have used
Replies: 46
Views: 3909

Re: Can a patch cable degrade over time because of you have used

The capacitance of the cable is very important (3phase got that right). You can effect the cable's capacitance by squishing it and by degrading the shield (too many flexures breaks down shielding). HOWEVER... the dude was talking about running guitars through it. That won't do squat. BTW the best th...
by dancerchris
Mon Dec 06, 2010 4:50 am
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: interesting free plugin suite (win only)
Replies: 22
Views: 3448

Re: interesting free plugin suite (win only)

They are quite good, but heavy on the cpu. If you are using Live, live that may be a problem. However many are quite good for studio work. :D
by dancerchris
Tue Nov 23, 2010 3:53 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Axiom vs Axiom Advanced ?
Replies: 24
Views: 3601

Re: Axiom vs Axiom Advanced ?

I have an axiom 49, which I purchased for its MIDI multicontroller capabilities. The keyboard is terrible for a 'player' but okay enough to do midi entry (with quantizing). I do have a Yamaha S08 which has a far superior keyboard and wish I had spent my money on a separate set of sliders and transpo...
by dancerchris
Sat Nov 20, 2010 3:34 am
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Monitor hum
Replies: 13
Views: 1541

Re: Monitor hum

If you think it is firewire unhook it. It is a hot swap cable so you can unhook it real time. (Do that while the audio is not playing but speakers on and audio interface volume at a mid level.) If your noise goes away, bingo. However if it does, just replacing the cable may not fix the problem. The ...
by dancerchris
Fri Nov 19, 2010 5:10 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Monitor hum
Replies: 13
Views: 1541

Re: Monitor hum

The noise can be coming from a lot of sources. The monitors amp itself could have some noise (for various reasons, noisy power, poor circuitry etc.). Use a different source for your audio in to check that out. The firewire could be causing a ground loop. If that's the case going to a better grade ca...
by dancerchris
Wed Nov 10, 2010 3:14 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: vst for headphone mastering
Replies: 7
Views: 1858

Re: vst for headphone mastering

free: HDPHX (did I say it's free!)
duckets: Isone Pro (my favorite), Redline Monitor (other's favorite)
by dancerchris
Mon Nov 01, 2010 10:45 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Monitors: One Genelec and one Adam/? (one of each)???
Replies: 18
Views: 4070

Re: Monitors: One Genelec and one Adam/? (one of each)???

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by dancerchris
Wed Oct 27, 2010 3:15 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Foam under my monitors: Useful?
Replies: 21
Views: 6244

Re: Foam under my monitors: Useful?

HUH? is it really right that you want to couple the driver to the room? I'm not really sure how that could be good, I think de-coupling is the best way to eliminate non-designed resonances. You want to effect it "structurally", but you do NOT want "acoustic" coupling. You want the speaker cones to ...
by dancerchris
Tue Oct 26, 2010 2:48 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Foam under my monitors: Useful?
Replies: 21
Views: 6244

Re: Foam under my monitors: Useful?

I would recommend against foam under a speaker. As Tone says it is about energy transfer. Foam can actually absorb energy like a shock absorber (mechanically it is a dampener). It can be used as a quick solution to vibration issues when you have poor placement on something weak mechanically, e.g. to...
by dancerchris
Fri Oct 15, 2010 4:08 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: AT&T are dicks... story inside.
Replies: 12
Views: 1973

Re: AT&T are dicks... story inside.

Copyright laws are different, depending on country of origin. However, generally if AT&T claims copyright for all products created by their process, that is their right. It is a lot like purchasing a VST claiming the same rights. That doesn't happen because in the case of a VST you purchased liscens...
by dancerchris
Fri Oct 01, 2010 3:46 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Ableton 8.2 problems
Replies: 11
Views: 2011

Re: Ableton 8.2 problems

It is very difficult to tell you exactly how much memory you can access. But.... With a 32 bit application (Live) and Windows7 64 bit, you should be able to get 4gb assigned to Live itself. VSTs may take memory from a different allocation (depends). I would be very interested in what is taking out y...
by dancerchris
Thu Sep 09, 2010 7:33 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Why am I not getting that full deep sound>
Replies: 8
Views: 2160

Re: Why am I not getting that full deep sound>

Like what setting would I want to get good high quality sound that you would get from a professional artist or CD etc Make sure you are rendering to 44.1kHz and 16 bit audio and not some compressed format (I don't know what iTunes uses - I hate apple's invasive software on PC). If you are going to ...
by dancerchris
Thu Sep 09, 2010 3:07 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Best guitar pedals/ outboard fx for electronic musicians
Replies: 6
Views: 1617

Re: Best guitar pedals/ outboard fx for electronic musicians

My approach is to use my outboard (line 6 pod) to play and monitor real time. I record the dry signal and process with VST inside live. I can also record the wet signal at the same time. Using compression and other effects can give a dynamic feedback to the guitar (like its sustain) that must be app...
by dancerchris
Wed Sep 08, 2010 7:55 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: A few quick questions about the M-Audio Axiom Pro
Replies: 9
Views: 2227

Re: A few quick questions about the M-Audio Axiom Pro

I second the notion of separate controllers. As much as the Axiom has a lot of features that on paper sound good: The pads are not that sensetive to velocity gradients, and there are only 8. The sliders and rotary knobs are POS. The keyboard is POS from a synth/organ or weighted piano action POV. Ye...