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mandown

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Jun 1, 2004
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I dig it.
Thanks!
I was experimenting with a few things. Trying to speed up my process, which I managed to do. Still wandering around the “mixing and mastering” process as best I can. Trying to find settings that work on monitors and hi-fi and ear buds and in the car is a mysterious dark art. Either that or I just need actually study how those things are done properly. My primary goal was to finish this over the weekend, which is exactly what I did.

How’s things in your new studio? Those headphones smelling any better?
 

Full Trucker

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How’s things in your new studio? Those headphones smelling any better?
Sold the old ones and got new ones... then got a job and all home recording stuff went promptly "on hold". Then a buggered up my ribs and thought maybe I'd get back to recording some music... except my gal and I need to do a bunch of work to our camper so we can sell that thing in preparation to buy a van. So...

Yeah, I've got excuses. :D
 

mandown

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Jun 1, 2004
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ok. recommend a good USB audio interface for mic'd or direct signals into a pc. quality over low price, but let's not get crazy. GO!
I’ve been using a Native Instruments Komplete 6 (not the most recent). It works well, and sounds fine. Focusrite Scarlet units have a decent reputation. Some of the older ones had some issues with clipping and headroom, but I think the most recent (3rd?) generation is okay. My experience is with Mac, but I’m not aware of any issues that are Mac or PC specific.

Edit - I forgot that there are two lower priced Komplete interfaces that just came out. They don’t have the midi interface, and have fewer in/out options. Might be worth a look.
 
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mandown

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Got things arranged yesterday. The new Sol Invictus has a variety of outputs, and when combined with a Boredbrain Terminal, I’ve got several routing options without the need to rewire connections. Really enjoying the sound of Sol through the Echo and Reverb pedals. Time to actually record something worth sharing.


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