BBE Sonic Maximizer

Question: I have a 2 channel BBE Sonic Maximizer (the rack mounted version). Theoretically, it claims to “realign the frequency or frequencies” that get “bent out of shape” when being reproduced out of a speaker. When recording with a DAW,

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Audio Interface/Sound Card Question

Firstly, thank you very much for this form.  It is a tremendous help. My question is about sound cards.  First, I’d like to know if the current sound card I have is good enough for voiceover work.  Are there any

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Condenser mic?

I’m currently in audio production school, but I’m a musician at heart and that’s what led me to recording school. I’d really love to purchase my first condenser mic this summer, but I need something specific. I’m looking for a

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Pre-Amp Question

I have a Presonus Firepod. I quite like it. My silly question is: is another preamp necessary or are the preamps on the Firepod enough? I bought an ART MP preamp. The problem is that it is REALLY noisy. Lots

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Impedence and various inputs

Can someone explain to me what impedence is? Also, I have a Presonus Firepod.  It has three kinds of inputs:  mic, line and instrument.  What is the difference between them and does it make a difference for sound quality if

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Recording Distorted Guitar

Wise One: Do you have any tips for recording distorted guitars?  When I try it, the recording sounds for ssssssizzzzly. I have a Big Muff and a Boss OD2.  I’ve experimented with an SM57, a Cascade ribbon and I’m about

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Questions on the making of Yes We Can

Hi Steve, Thanks for the email about the “Yes We Can” videos on YouTube.  They were very educational.  Everyone involved in the production did a great job. I wanted to ask you a few questions about some of my observations:

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How to know if something sounds good

Hi Steve, I am constantly reading reviews on the internet about different pieces of musical equipment.  Given my limited budget, I am always looking for the best values. I recently bought two MCA SP-1 microphones for $39 each after reading

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Glyn Johns Drum Method

Greetings Wise One: Have you ever used the Glyn John’s method of recording drums?  I’ve been trying to use it.  It seems simple but there seems to be real problems with phase coherence, in particular if you are recording in

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Blumlein Question

So if I’m recording with the Blumlein set up, do I need to set the pans to the hard right and left and switch the polarities like you do with the mid-side technique or is it something different? The Blumlein

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