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    So I currently attend an audio engineering school in Tempe AZ (I wont mention the name but yes its that school)
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    by Published on 05-19-2011 10:28 PM

    Lately I have seen WAY TOO MANY “newbies” who have NO CLUE of the magnitude of the journey they are about embark on when

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    Audio-Technica AT4040 - Great studio microphone.

    by Pjones9 on 07-30-2014 11:46 PM The Audio Technica AT4040 condenser microphone is an excellent choice for studio recordings, great for vocals, acoustic guitars and overheads. It has a wide dynamic range and low noise (only 12dB of self- noise). Its high SPL capability captures every sound with detail and with a natural quality. It also is very affordable compared to similar condenser microphones in that price range like AKG or Rode, so If you're looking for a good home- studio condenser microphone this should be your first option. Even if you go to a professional studio you will definitely find one or two of this microphones around. I use it to record vocals, acoustic guitars (using two of them, one aiming at the neck of the guitar and the other at the body) and overheads, as well as percussion and even a chinese instrument I play called Hulusi, it has a radder odd (but beautiful) sound but it was smoothly captured by the AT4040. The recorded drums sounded amazingly clear and organic. One very important thing to keep in mind when recording with this microphone it's placement; its cardioid pattern makes it very The AT4040 also features: -Switchable 80Hz hi-pass filter -10dB pad -Cardioid pattern -Frequency response of 20Hz-20kHz -Signal to noise ratio of 82 dB -Includes shock mount and case

    Roland Fantom X8 - "A perfect workstation Monster!"

    by livewidmusic on 07-30-2014 04:54 PM The Roland Fantom X Series is one of the best Audio/Midi Workstation series developed by Roland. With three options, i.e., X6 (61 keys), X7 (76 keys) and the X8 that I am having with 88 keys, this 29.5 Kg weighing machine is one of the best workstation monster even now. This 128 - voice polyphonic workstation has a default of 128MB ROM and a 32MB sample RAM that could be expanded up-to 544MB (option available). The preset library provides 1,152 patches with 256 GM2 sounds. The user memory and the card memory holds up-to 256 patches as well. The Fantom X8 comes with an additional 4 * SRX Expansion bay that can be used to expand your Sample Ram up-to 1GB. (I have never used this till now or never needed this for my work platform). There are two basic splits that comes when you start working, looking at your in-built LCD screen, the keyboard and the pad option. When the keyboard option is enabled, the preset patches comes with a wide variety of sound styles such as basic acoustic piano and electric piano models. The "Arie piano" is one such amazing preset that would blow your mind away. The soundscape these presets are designed in is exceptionally brilliant. Mallets, organs, accordions, several types of guitar patches ranging from acoustic - distort - electric and bass, wind flute, brass styles, synths and FX, pads, plucks, ethnic, percussion, grooves and beats are some of the main preset patches. The Pad option comes with a 1) User variety of drum patches, 2) Preset patches like the Standard Kit 1,2 and 3, Rock Kits, Latin and Hiphop Kits and House Kits that are few among them, 3) GM sounds comes with a few basic styles such as Standard, Room, Analog, Jazz and Brush etc. All the patches are precisely edit ready and have been recorded and sampled using multiple microphones by renowned studio engineer and sound designer Dan Blessinger. The Pitch-bend and the Modulation lever is provided in one same joystick controller towards the left side of the keyboard. Other than this, there are a few other beautiful - well planned knobs providing users with more options to discover and manipulate every sound within. A Realtime control box is attached next to the LCD screen that provides with 4 different multi purpose functionalities. These knobs can be used to assign to every user's specific needs, ranging from controlling the resonance of a sound to the release/sustain of it etc. The "Arpeggio/Rhythm" section provides users to immediately arpeggiate any sound being played just by enabling this button. For Live performers, Roland introduces the new V-Link technology where the performers can trigger and manipulate video clips along with their sounds, creating transitions and effects with the pitch bender and knobs. Towards the right area of this workstation is the Sampling area (16bit Linear - 44.1KHz) providing a 32MB SD - RAM to record any analog sound into the workstation, in both .AIFF and .WAV format files. Then comes the 16 bed dynamic pad bank that gives you a very sleek velocity/after touch sensitive pad bank for drum programming and triggering. This workstation offers you multi-track recording of your performance in realtime with the Roland's skip back sampling feature. Hit the record button and you are ready to record. Since there is a USB - MIDI direct connection feature provided, you can transfer the performances without the need of an external midi - interface, directly to your system in both .WAV and .AIFF format. One thing I most love about this workstation is the new Live Piano mode, when enabled, completely transforms the workstation into an 88 - key split stereo sampled progressive hammer-actioned Grand Piano mode. This can not only be used for just playing any piano sound, but can be used for user - favourite sounds as well. This is a feature that every user has to experience themselves as each note has been sampled at multiple velocities providing you pristine touch sensitive playback experience. There are several hard-ware external connections that can be made to the Fantom X8. 1) 1 PC card slot for backing up samples and data with up to 1GB capacity (SmartMedia and CompactFlash supported) 2) 4 Line outputs (2 stereo or 4 mono) 3) 1 Stereo line input 4) 24-bit S/PDIF I/O 5) Midi IN/OUT/THRU 6) Pedal Hold/Control 7) Headphone Jack 8) USB 2.0 Hub There is no specific program required to use the Fantom X8, other than a Fantom X editor software that is available for download, if you need to edit or develop patches on your MAC/PC. Its been more than 5 years now with the Fantom, and I usually use this as Midi - keyboard with my DAW for programming music. In that case, sometimes you might need to install the dedicated driver for the Fantom X models in order for the MAC/PC to recognise this device. This workstation does not have an in-built monitor playback setup. Therefore either you have to connect this device to a pair of speakers, headphones or work via a system.

    Hartke HyDrive 112C - Power and definition!

    by Pjones9 on 07-30-2014 05:49 AM I bought this bass amp when looking for a portable but punchy combo for playing small gigs. At that time I worked playing in a Disco covers band in small, medium and sometimes big venues (weddings and graduation ceremonies) and I loved the sound, power and definition it has. I run my Fender 60's Jazz Bass through it and with some compression, EQ and balance I can get a powerful tone, rich in basses but with clear articulation and definition of the high and mid end. I was also impressed with its versatility; the possibilities of tone shaping are endless. The Hartke 122c features: -1 x 12-Inch 300 watt HyDrive neodymium hybrid cone driver -250 watts of power, 1-Inch titanium compression driver, EQ, 7-band graphic EQ, Bass and treble controls, compressor with LED indicator,overdrive, and an XLR balanced direct output, which is very useful when playing in large venues, however I hardly used it. The XLR output of mine doesn't sound that good when recording, it's ok for demos, but in studio I wouldn't use it. -The amp also features harmonics, brite and mix FX controls.

    Avid Sibelius 7

    by julian_r7 on 07-30-2014 05:31 AM As an arranger and composer I've been faced multiple times with the task of choosing a writing software, and time after time I've chosen Sibelius. The seventh version was a little hard to get used to, though, as major changes were introduced in the interface. To begin with, it is fairly easy to install, though it requires more than 40 GB of space (that could be easily avoided if one could choose not to install the sample libraries). I found no compatibility issues with Win 7 (either version) or with my M-Audio Fast Track. If you come from previous versions you'll find yourself a little lost for a while. But the new interface (employing 'ribbons' of tools instead of menus) is actually more practical once you get the hang of it. The new placement of the utilities makes it easier to perform complex functions (like voice swappings, etc.) because now it takes two clicks at the most and everything is sorted out by category. Learning the ropes is really easy: I never had to resort to tutorials, as most functions are very intuitive. Also, the search bar (that allows you to find any function or tool) is an invaluable time saver. The Magnetic Layouts and Dynamic Parts are also awesome features (especially the last one, that automatically generates the parts for the general score you've written).

    Ampeg BA-115HP - Heavy!

    by tonikil on 07-30-2014 03:53 AM Combo 220 watt speaker 15 "transistor but closer to 150 and I think Entries for low active and passive, CD input, headphone output and XLR output Style 5 positions and 3-band equalizer, Volume and Gain control, mute button Very helpful casters to move this mass without much effort ...

    Sx Guitars Ursa 2 MN Ash NA 5 String - Sound and comfort JB U.S. 6 times cheaper!

    by Negens on 07-30-2014 03:34 AM So A copy of JazzBass brand SX, made in China, Ash body. Channel and maple fingerboard. Varnished polyurethane. Natural gloss finish. Enorméménent it looks like Fender American Deluxe Jazzbass except electronics which is inspired by original Jazz Bass with 1 volume and 1 tone micro. 2 single coil passive! Handle length: 34 " 1 7/8 "nut and 2 1/2 "to 12 fret Radius: 14 " String spacing at nut: 3/8 " String spacing at the 12th fret: 5/8 " Weight: 4.5 Kg

    Eminence Cannabis Rex - sound remarkable U.S. made for it!

    by bert'nortt' on 07-30-2014 03:19 AM Excellent! Already installed on a "Fender / blues / Junior" very good speaker always made in the USA! Held that these Combo's offer several versions at HP, belonging to the series "patriot" account, I specifically chose not to get away from a U.S. sound (Fender would have it). As done for 6L6 in the tough 40/50 W ', 6V6 at around 18-25 W' El 84 even 12 or 15 w. "Clean" well removed without being "shrill", recommended for solo, I just found his home on the other situations as well balanced doubled a vital link in the clear. Thank you for this sound "med in" state ", versatile as hell though and super comfortable responding to requests Bass' middl 'and treble' (including tame these fucking low, often" c ***** e "to master). Without neglecting a Crunchy range 'which however remain "North American colored. He also knows that show aggressive and get some fangs', but do not be offended, it goes without saying that it will decline all invitations to gluttony rabid metalheads" Indeed, knowing what you want with her little waste and a nice progression on the combination volume / Masters. It s the perfect reverb on 'and more, versatile and therefore more complete than the HP Fender' late 50 early 60 'rock genre "surfing" Californian blues to these mythical years without any complex. Free to you, but needless to "whine" with him if you hope the "British / supported" Now turn to you rather remarkable "eminences of the Red Series / coat." While it is true that bear well better some additives pedals, we will more easily to clean more muffled sounds, genres muffled with cotton wool ", than the reverse.

    AppBC TouchAble Mini - Perfect for Live

    by newjazz on 07-30-2014 03:19 AM It is an app designed to control all the functions of the "Session" screen (matrix clips) Ableton Live. This is an application derived from its big sister developed for the iPad. It is reserved for "small format" of the Apple brand, namely Touch iPods and iPhones. Personally I use it on an iPhone 5C. It serves me in the studio to easily control Live, especially since the small size of my iPhone allows you to find him a little free surface between or even other devices. My APC40 is much less of a hit and made a little face ...

    Ibanez JEM70V Premium - Sea Foam Green - At the height of his claims

    by lumpy_51 on 07-30-2014 03:18 AM Japanese guitar here its features: • Body: Basswood • Neck: Maple-Walnut 5 rooms • Rosewood • Frets: 24 jumbo frets • Nut Width: 43mm • Scale: 648mm • Picture: "Tree of Life" key • Pickups: 1x Di Marzio ® Evolution ® DP158 (neck) - 1x Di Marzio DPS1 ® Evolution ® single coil (middle) and 1x Di Marzio ® Evolution ® DP159 (bridge) • Hardware: Chrome • Vibrato: Edge • Finish: Sea Foam Green • Case: Hard Ibanez included. Configuration: HSH

    Arobas Music Guitar Pro 6 - Stick to earlier versions

    by julian_r7 on 07-30-2014 03:06 AM Writing for electric guitar presents a lot of difficulties when it comes to traditional scoring software, so since its first version Guitar Pro has been a must for every guitar player that wants to leave a detailed written version of their creations or transcriptions. For some, it has even become a part of the composition process in guitar-oriented tracks (a clear interface and a focus on speed writing are crucial tools). That being said, I was sad to see I was having problems with Guitar Pro 6 from the moment I installed it. It took me a while until it recognized my EMU Tracker Pre or my M-Audio FastTrack. The interface is accessible enough but confusing to those who come from previous versions of Guitar Pro and wish to continue working in the same fashion (I'm not complaining about improvement here, Sibelius 7 was a big step forward because it was actually easier to use once you got used to it).

    Alctron DI 100 - Fact is being asked

    by chauchau33 on 07-30-2014 02:45 AM The technology is analog. The model is not rackable. Connectors entrance in Jack or XLR and XLR output. 1 jack in addition to the Linker. Inter on / off, Inter-20dB, can alim by 9V battery and 48V phantom.

    The T.bone SC-140 Stereo Set - Perfect for good quality

    by AttemptsFactory on 07-30-2014 01:58 AM Condenser microphones for recording

    VFE Pedals Choral Reef - "Diehard"

    by MSM-Workshop on 07-29-2014 11:41 PM Analog Chorus pedal. But in reality it goes much further than that: Chorus Vibrato Delay slapback Ring modulator "Sci-fi flanging" Settings: Speed, depth, and a knob to mix (dry / wet) Width and feedback. A 3-position switch (short, medium, long) to 3 levels deep. Internally 3 trimpots: Master Volume, intensity and bias led the MN3008 (Which is no longer manufactured today, which was used in the particular delay pedals.). Switching Dual mode: True SOFT bypass (true bypass relay, more intensive or plop bed) Switching and fugitive kind: You stay pressed, it lights, you release it goes off. Low noise components, manufacturing labor in the U.S..

    Palmer Monicon

    by iansorcerer on 07-29-2014 11:26 PM I use it for 3 months. This is my first controller monitoring. Ultra simple, single button, a mute button and a large knob. Well built and well finished (quite heavy), and a pair of monitor. No power supply, one branch and it works. Transparent box in sound, no complaints. € 58 buy new, yes I would do without this choice problem.

    Nektar Panorama P6 - Fabulous.

    by iansorcerer on 07-29-2014 11:19 PM To see the full site features Nektar. What I did buy is the promised full Cubase (Cubase utlise 7.5) integration.

    Elephorm maîtrisez la compression dynamique du son - Clear, precise, a must have!

    by biosk on 07-29-2014 09:48 PM This tutorial is simply a marvel, a hallucinatory clarity, sorry I'm not advertising for Elephorm, I even found some not so good as the one on live 8 tutorials. But this one is simply the best tutorial on compression I've ever watched. Best tieschmeyer, dupont or ken lewis ... Mj, I do not even go so it is below. In short if you want to understand how a compressor works even if you think you know (as was my case) go for it! And for once I assure you that you do not throw your money down the drain!

    Strymon El Capistan

    by benoi31 on 07-29-2014 09:35 PM Many possibilities: 10 faders with secondary characteristics, and 9 possible combinations of switch! Can connect the pedal in stereo.

    Fender Super Champ XD - Amazing amp for the price

    by anakine on 07-29-2014 07:54 PM See specifications already given.

    Mutable Instruments MIDIpal - the toolbox increased

    by bodytwist on 07-29-2014 06:52 PM - I received this morning. - I tried many tools but essentially twelve o'clock software - + Feature: all - Feature -: incompatible with my pedal power PSU - Quality prices really correct, Olivier Gillet worked great, and above all it is ultra-responsive, following a problems with dhl (actually 2 problems) my FdP were repaid me. Reactivity professionalism and talent, I'd like the big brands do the same! - This is a very good buy, you can divert some app stutteriser example (clock divider), all is fluid, strong and beautiful. Rather convenient to use. The midipal is a box at noon tools, it allows monitoring (not much use every day but it can help find the source of a midi bug) but also convert midi messages. It contains diverse applications, not very useful to quite essential for certain types of music or certain projects. Arpeggiator, Sequencers (2 types including the famous SH 101) and LFO are my favorite app. The chord memory is as expected, we are left with a function roland (juno1 and 2) on any machine pm (poly or para). I had big problems to synchronize my Waldorf Pulse (arpegio is in the cabbage, I repeat, is arpegio in cabbage), problem solved! There is a community of developers and enthusiasts that are alternative or modified bone, there is a choice. The box comes in a beautiful "indienisant" setting is surprising and successful!

    Recording King RO-26 - My name is Triple 0

    by LAF06 on 07-29-2014 06:03 PM This model is no longer, mine date of 2012. A small guitar type 000 rather well finished ... in China (given the price, it is not surprising) and designed in the USA. It is entirely in mahogany, even the handle (one piece!). The table is Engelmann spruce AA. The design is based on guitars pre-war blues, which form King 000. Recording put the package with bone nuts (!), Grover (!), Binding and abalone inlays "snowflake" on the handle. The fingerboard is rosewood.

    Simms-watt 100 MKII - Exceptional, very musical

    by ELOISA SPEED on 07-29-2014 05:54 PM All-tube amp, much better ... and yes, more reliable than current lamps amps built to last for a time unfortunately gone

    Fender Modern Player Telecaster Bass - Butterscotch Blonde Maple

    by tilmanjulien@live.fr on 07-29-2014 04:57 PM Crafted in China ... Of what he is? I know absolutely nothing ... Other information have been given ;)

    AKG C 414 B-XLS - The Swiss Army Knife of microphones

    by Eynkel on 07-29-2014 01:20 PM Condenser large diaphragm variable directivity and PAD.

    DPA Microphones 4099 Guitar - so-so

    by Kiifran on 07-29-2014 04:31 AM See specifications

    Gibson J-35 - Gasp! it is glop

    by jauffret on 07-29-2014 04:13 AM Made in the states with the best luthiers in the world ;) The micro LR baggs sold, is already doing very well on a good amp.

    Marshall 2061X - Marshall 2061X SOUND!

    by Fred060672 on 07-29-2014 04:10 AM Head 20w lamps 2 channels with 2 inputs each 2 adjustable outputs HP 4/8/16 ohms the trick is to bridge the 2 channels

    Taylor Baby Taylor - She accompanies me everywhere!

    by ddn on 07-29-2014 03:48 AM It is a wooden crate Taylor made in Mexico. Well, not quite anyway: the table is made of spruce, the ebony fingerboard, the rest of the chipboard and sapele (or sapele, a kind of ersatz mahogany) and headstock veneer is Lexan bodies like scale models. The handle is attached to the body with two screws (yes, with two esses, it's maousses screws) as if you had done to the guitar by your boyfriend what unemployed carpenter. Frets y'en enough anyway on an acoustic I never play above the tenth fret. Microphones normally there is none but on mine the previous owner put a Bill Lawrence choking a little resonance of the guitar and sounds great when plugged in, so I can advise you to do the same.

    AKG C 414 B-ULS - A must have.

    by robdelap on 07-29-2014 03:09 AM A Large Diaphragm Condenser (LDC) microphone, this mic has passed the test of time and even evolved into his C 414 XLS cousin. This one should be in any serious engineer's mic locker. It features 4 polar patterns: Omni, figure 8, cardioid and hyper cardioid. On the back you'll find an attenuation switch (0, 10 and 20dB) and a HPF (0,75 and 150). I've seen this mic in several packaging versions. Mine came with a sturdy and practical shockmount that holds the mic with a twist on the base and a slide-on pop filter, all of this in a lunch box plastic case with the foam cutout for holding everything in place.

    Korg Triton Le 76 - Still down after 10 years

    by ebenofrancky on 07-29-2014 02:31 AM Characteristics have been described countless times I will not dwell

    Wurlitzer 200A

    by Mrcrnt on 07-29-2014 12:11 AM Buy Used but totally reconditioned by vintagevibe end of 2013. Before have I had my Wurlitzer VST Arturia then Pianet T Hohner. What I like the most, sound, mechanical heat ... We feel for the game and it affects the approach of the keyboard, a real pleasure! The small flat, fragile and difficult to transport without having to open and set 2/3 stuff. A little expensive, but it is a real investment and if I had the choice again I would not hesitate a moment.
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