Resources for the Recording Musician


September 14, 2006
Midi Question

Greetings! I'm just learning how to use midi.  It's a completely different language and takes some time (at least for me) to learn. A friend of mine gave me her old Yamaha DX21 keyboard which has midi I/O.  I've noticed that on some of the new midi keyboards out there, they only have a midi […]

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September 14, 2006
Tascam help? Noise

Hi there, So I have a Tascam Portastudio 414 mkII that I've been trying to use for quite some time, and have never been able to get to work properly. I'm about ready to throw the thing in the trash. The instruction manual assumes a previous general working knowledge of recording, which I definitely don't […]

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August 14, 2006
I have questions about midi

Mr. Moderator: I last wrote you a few months ago and you were extremely helpful in assisting me to pick out some good software.  I decided on Cubsase sx 3 and I'm very happy with it.  I also purchased a Presonus Firepod interface. Now for a new challenge.  I am not familiar with midi at […]

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July 27, 2006
Audio Interface

Hi, I'm looking to start recording on a computer/laptop.  I already have a mic (sm57) and software (acid 5.0 and cool edit 2.0).  I am looking for the best rig to use on my computer to make quality recordings of acoustic instruments mainly.  I posted earlier and I think I've made some progress on the […]

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July 5, 2006
4 ohm speakers with an 8 ohm amp

will this configuration damage my speakers ???? I will get a 4 ohm amp as soon as possible, but in the meantime, i was wondering if i can get by with this temporarily Unless there is a specific warning on the amp or in the manual against using the amp with 4 ohm speakers, you […]

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April 29, 2006
Starting out in Pro Tools LE - What do I need?

Greetings: I've been using a Fostex VF 160 for about a year now.  I'm not too crazy about it. It is very cumbersome to use.  A friend of mine showed me how much easier Pro Tools is and I'm sold. Now, I'm pretty good at using a computer, but, to be brutally honest, I have […]

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January 21, 2006
Recording Full Drum Set on Mbox

I'm wondering how to go about getting a full drum set (up to 8-9 mic signals) into my little Mbox. How do i mix it down to a lower number of racks before putting it into the Mbox? In order to achieve that with an MBox, or any simple stereo-input type interface, you'll need enough […]

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January 20, 2006
Room Acoustics

I was in the process of making an old office into a studio.  I've heard egg crates are a good way to insulate the walls but would the insulation you get at the local hardware store do just as good for a lower price? NOOOOOO!!!! DON'T DO IT!!! Egg crates will do NOTHING to insulate […]

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December 16, 2005
Getting Started TIPs and Techniques

Music-Tech, Recently became involved with a private recording studio, furnished with a Mackie D8B mixer & Multi-track recorder, etc...etc...etc.  Am new at this, but have been reading everything I can get my hands on in order to understand signal flow, compression, gates, effects, etc... Can you recommend any good tips or quick reference guides for […]

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November 15, 2005
Mid frequencies accentuated when recording vocals

I`m using a Rode NTK with Focusrite RED 7 pre.The vocals sound harsh and after cutting  4K and above the vocals sound lifeless/muddy with the mid frequencies 400 to 1500hz accentuated.Is this because of cutting the hi mid or because the room accentuates these frequencies? What can I do to solve the problem? The first […]

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