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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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    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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    Apple Mainstage 3 - Essential ... but what the fuck.

    by Nico53 on 08-29-2014 07:34 AM Install again ... even if there is an existing 32/64 bit really difficult transition ... with plugins that do not pass, forcing to find alternative sometimes fairly average face an increased need for reliability for uses "live" . Let's say it's a blessing in disguise when you have a low memory and you want to use the config. General Setup ... must read the manual online to understand the intricacies of MIDI routing. The air of nothing, this app at a very affordable side, and at the same time, it is very complete, so we sometimes come across wacky situations with MIDI messages that pass through nowhere ... and then watching Mainstage closer we usually ended up finding out why. The manual is also non-existent ... (on the internet) ... and that's a shame in my opinion.

    U-He Bazille - i like this box is out's

    by zarro on 08-29-2014 07:08 AM it is still in beta but it does not crash windows7 amd phenom II x4 3.42 12giga ssd 160giga

    Drum Drops 1965 Ludwig Super Classic Kit - Kontakt Version - Unmistakably the Real Thing!

    by tommy.zai.1420 on 08-29-2014 06:23 AM Easy online purchase, download, and installation.

    Waldorf Streichfett - Strings pocket

    by petitsynthe on 08-29-2014 05:15 AM The Streichfett (what a name!) Is small enough to be portable but big enough to handle so nice (to give you an idea of ​​its size, it is a square with each side is the length of an outstretched hand) . Its size also makes it can be put on the side of too much synths provided with knobs (eg a Kronos 88): This is very convenient! The overall build quality seems pretty good against a small square buttons transparent sound select me seem fragile: robustness check on time. As for the quality / price ratio, it looks very good to me. To avoid confusion, I recall that this is not an analog machine, but a kind of VA (ie digital) specializing in string machine sounds. (No samples either). I have bone 1.07, OS 1.08 available soon should improve the sound and eliminate a relative "aggressiveness" in the treble.

    Varytec Vertigo - TIMELESS, I like

    by slouptoouut on 08-29-2014 12:56 AM Okay well it's a mushroom ... Same opinion as other mushroom (as a "Comet", a "Stardust" or "Z20") Simple and powerful lighting effect, which "washes off" and who has a good / service ratio price, very suitable for beginners or small benefit But a little "old fashioned" (although I find this "timeless" effect) and whose lamps are quite fragile (a drop gently and after cooling) Little practical detail: I find it more convenient also mushroom to open than other models "competitors" (2 screw knurled knob, and cable supplied fall on the dome of the fungus)

    Tornade MS Pickups Strat ’60s serie L - Finally see the details ...

    by kris86 on 08-28-2014 11:23 PM SRV fan, I have a Strat Deluxe US ash rise texas Special. Not close enough to his SRV, I asked Marc to make me ... After Big Dipper mail exchange, he advises me his 60's L and tell me the link to one of his friends playing these pickups on a cover of SRV . Slap !!! ok, it also plays a Fender super reverb clone directed by Marc that's true ... but still! So I change my mind and order the set of 60's mounted on L pickgard ... After a few days I get the kit, impeccable 'impeccable packaging', 3 welds to do ... .impec ' And then we branch - I play on a Egnater Rebel 30w lamp combo TS9 + + + Ethos Comp Keeley not all at the same time anyway - and ... how to say ... to make a fairly accurate picture that's when I started put glasses: It took that I have on the nose for me to realize what I Loupais !! Of course, I saw the essential but it's the details that make the diff. Here, even with comp 'but I will keep the momentum to attack! There are more holes in the frequencies of all the strings, each position is balanced. The impression of the installation of new strings. In short, I return to my example of glasses, they are not essential, no ... as they are not tried and then placed and there, a sea of ​​details and subtleties e appear suddenly, it leaves them more ! Congratulations Marc, it's amazing what you can do with some magnets and a coil of wire :)

    LD Systems MAUI 44 - 9 - Excellent

    by Gromeo 2000 on 08-28-2014 09:04 PM Ideal sound to small rooms in Djing instrumentals or real, in-store demo made and quality appointment. We want 2 pairs for broadcast perfectly mastered.

    LD Systems Maui 11 Mix - 8 - Great

    by Gromeo 2000 on 08-28-2014 09:00 PM Hi, I had the opportunity to try this product and it is really very well done both for sound quality for ease of transport pregnant. The vocal range that covers the sound is very wide, uniform, we still want to have a crazy 2 for stereo but it works very well alone.

    Numark DJ2GO - Small but small!

    by LEMASTHO on 08-28-2014 08:16 PM - In recent weeks - It is a small USB controller that allows you to navigate without a mouse in virtual dj (a lite but friendly comes Version). - On perfectly under Windows 7. - Note that I do not recommend it for beginners, it's more a "super computer" a DJ tool !!!

    Focusrite Saffire Pro 40 - top quality

    by kolaz on 08-28-2014 07:35 PM FireWire connectivity (more stable than usb) the number and quality preamps make this interface ideal for good catches of His multi-track. The ability to chain two Pro40 firewire or even add an external preamp to ADAT (Focusrite OctoPre) gives him the opportunity to do real multi with a professional (24bit 96khz).

    Steinberg cubase elements 7 - Do not buy

    by ggpharma on 08-28-2014 07:08 PM Installation is easy as most software. As against, the configuration is complicated. I spent hours. When recording there is a permanent blow. In addition, the recorded sound is distorted. Still, I'm not new to computers, I'm doing correctly. The big problem is that we have the right to install the software on only one single computer. So I could not try to install it on another computer. I contacted cubase, but their response has given me nothing.

    Tornade MS Pickups Humbucker P.A.F '59s - PAF ... slap !!

    by psycheblues on 08-28-2014 07:02 PM I use this time for 2 weeks, I rewrite a notice when I will use them for longer. I had the opportunity to test and try different mics like PAF, whether or not they shop. Of Benedetti, Hepcat, SP Custom and Bare Knuckle always on Gibson Les Paul (guitar that I did changed). Already the first thing MS Tornado are less expensive than other 249 € a set of humbucker PAF pickups shop for hand made is not excessive, far from it. Also Mark (the founder of Storm MS) is very attentive, when I started to change my pickups for his I sent him an email, the response was swift and excellent advice. Me explaining details of microphones, different possibility wiring and so on, always very gently and very detailed (not too fancy word that often professional know how to give us ...). In the end I brought up by my luthier (Gaëtan Nicq, ENG or Guitar Guitar Lutherie Orleans) and it was he who was able to do with all the little details Marc, always according to my desire, of course, and the My use of the guitar. When I tried the microphones for the first time there is one thing that surprised me ... DYNAMIC is simply mind blowing, to rival the best right hand in the guitar world. The slightest desire is immediately send and sounds instantly, but against these microphones require to have a good right hand, and suddenly I'm reworking it again and again to get to tame these wonders. To the sound that's easy, it's a PAF, not a copy with a little more bass to stick to the time or another, this is not a PAF, with a powerful sound (not harder) in bridge and a round and warm in his sleeve. The middle position is perfect, I use it now as I did not like it at all and did not use before. The excellent dynamic that they are very malleable and relatively versatile shot, but that's not what we want them mainly so do not expect something to make Afrobeat interbreeding with Cuban ^^ ... Accuracy is say typical sound of the 60s So it's perfect for Rock, Blues, Jazz (about half body it must be delicious) and other variations of those three, but they are not as active pickups EMG makes, so you will always have these impressions of harmonics present in the background, and completeness of its roundness and warmth, inseparable thing about these styles. I know now that I do not regret my choice, and I already know that in 5 years I will always regret it. These are microphones that are perfect in every way for all those who love the sound of the 50s, 60s, 70s and 80s in the Blues, Rock and Jazz. We are not in a world of versatility or all is good, but nothing great, we are in a world of excellence or excellence but is related to something specific (60 ', 70', 80 ') . Other shops pickups are good, very good certe, but the difference between them and the Tornado MS is now well dug. Thank you Marc for these microphones. PS: A word about the maker. Gaëtan Nicq and it marks ENG Guitar (Guitar Lutherie Orleans Google) is a luthier who makes excellent guitars and a value for money could not be more attractive. Whether it's a complete creation or a copy, it's still very nice. And a bonus for that Telecaster copy that is really, really good point with a handle could not be more pleasant. For a price of 450 € is really nice to have such a guitar (a Telecaster Baja is € 500 used ...) knowing that everything is customizable free or almost. The example of a friend who thus do now Thinline Telecaster Ash with a maple neck maple fingerboard. So semi-hollowbody and all It eventually will cost him € 530 (€ 80 more for a change of wood, a soundboard, a widened body, a handle with a different pickguard and a custom key) I wanted to make by this, Gaëtan Nicq La Ferte Saint-Aubin in the Loiret.

    iConnectivity IconnectMIDI 4+ - THE MIDI solution

    by LEMASTHO on 08-28-2014 06:40 PM - 4 ports midi in / out - 3 USB ports (PC, MAC, ...) with 2 supply current - 1 Ethernet and - 1 port usb host twelve o'clock This is the purpose for which I bought it. My goal: to provide newer hardware without tap Noon (in this case a beatstep Arturia) and older hardware (mc-303, XL-7, Phatboy, ...) or not (TR-8 Mininova, ...). Note, audio passthrough functions on the 3 USB ports, but I have not tested.

    Bitwig Bitwig Studio - Adopted!

    by Bzrk on 08-28-2014 06:18 PM I use Linux exclusively Bitwig, so I talk about my experience on this system. I bought it the day of release, the installation is very simple on Ubuntu. I record mostly guitar, bass, vocals and I do the battery with a plugin. There were bugs in the beginning but the team reacted very quickly and chained corrections, a very good point. The software is stable, with the latest versions, I have not had a problem. It must be one of the few soft for which I read the manual. I am a beginner in terms of DAW.

    Fender Modern Player Jaguar - 2-Color Chocolate Burst - An excellent guitar

    by M-Rick on 08-28-2014 04:16 PM I use it for a few days, but I'm already totally hooked. I fell for this guitar mainly for its looks: the jaguar shape, dark body unvarnished. It complements my collection which has fifteen rooms now (US strat, tele, Martin etc ...). We must always begin with the setting as the handle (shares and jumpers), the factory setting is systematically reviewing, this is not related to the Chinese origin of this guitar, it is also the case on US guitars more 2000 €! First observation, this guitar is very well finished, very neat, nothing is sticking, no imperfection. the varnish of the handle is great, frets are very well placed. The body color is really beautiful, identical to the pictures on the net (I had read that it could be much darker). The fittings are impeccable too, so aesthetically and finishes, nothing to say, the quality is there! From the first notes, I was impressed, the MP90 has a very high level of output compared to FAT50 my Strat, this guitar sends heavy, while offering a round and well defined. The clean is shiny, less crystalline than a strat however. The crunch are perfect, perfectly Assayable to pick, you type it crunch, fondled and it swells, very nice. The large distortion does not scare him either, it really sounds nickel. By playing with different mic positions, it has a wide range of sounds, all very interesting. Mechanical take the deal, but they seem a little light anyway, probably to be replaced in the near future. In summary this guitar has nothing to envy to a US fender, I know this will make the purists scream, but it's a reality. Finishing, comfort, sound, everything is there. Of all my guitars, this is probably the one that offers the best price / quality ratio, you can go there with eyes closed, less than 300 €, you will make a great deal! I'm already squinting on other models in the range modern player!

    Voodoo Lab GCX Audio Switcher - Rather transparent

    by Leulapin on 08-28-2014 03:36 PM Used between 2005 and 2008 primarily to reduce the amount deployments cables on stage (only need to connect the guitar jack and take MIDI cable). I have the older model, before this is done (probably acquired) by voodoo labs. I had nobels before, and I tested the line 6 less well, the sound is much altered with the bypass of the GCX. What is significant is the transparency of sound looper and the fact that the switch does not create a "click" or other noise artifact. At home or in the studio means a slight alteration of the sound from a direct wiring to other instruments that play is therefore undetectable enough. Installed with patch cables the right size, good quality and colors with logic something readable understand and own is obtained in a rack. Easy to take several months later when changing hardware. Being able to switch channels on the amp along with the effects that changes its clean (all cuts at the same time). Be careful though with echo / reverberations and delays, the looper does not support the release of the signal as it cut the loop so it may not sound very natural. This is the main limitation of this type of gear I think. It forced him to have full effect of delay, reverb etc. effects in the same module (a TC electronics for me) which is the only way to have smooth transitions between sounds. At the time not much better on the market for the price, the hardware is reliable and meets my equipment around so yes I do it again this choice. I used it with a pedal behringer twelve o'clock (I did not use all the loops so the little ctrl managed exchange enough) and patch cables GEORGEL (modular regrooved, highly transparent sound level, ideal for a looper) . The main hardship About the setting of the South, it's not very ergonomic and the absence (at the time anyway) software to do this made the tedious process.

    A-designs P-1 - Top notch

    by hplez on 08-28-2014 03:07 PM Here is a must-have preamp in its lunchbox.C'est a reproduction of the QuadEight series. Very easy to use, with an instrument input on the front or rear XLR your lunchbox, you can connect all your audio devices. 48 volts, inversion pad. Quality is waiting for you, or finesse his largesse is to you to weigh the unique red knob on the front.

    Nash Acoustic Guitar NH-60 - Look no further

    by jf_ornech on 08-28-2014 03:01 PM It is made in China, but with noble materials. It is not made wooden crate unlike other brands (more noble ...)

    Fostex FE207E - superb

    by anael32 on 08-28-2014 08:26 AM used for stereo 3-med load TQWT see a Beyma cp 25're coming from kz 5 and 2 subwoofer bass to 38 cm in pass band. how to say this preferred Fostex and one of my hp it does not walk alone my my it and policy see it in 3 and fabulous 38 / fostex207 / tw

    Ibanez ES2 - very poor quality of manufacture

    by saucisson on 08-28-2014 05:29 AM Everything has been said

    FabFilter Pro-Q 2 - Nothing new

    by djeos546 on 08-28-2014 04:16 AM Being a user of version 1 for some time, I did not need help to learn how to built to use it. Regarding the installation, as usual, the installer takes care of everything. Good point: it only installs the plugin, and not two or three other files scattered around the library. However, I do not put any notes on this part, because installing a plugin effect alone is always easy.

    Turkish rock crash 15" - My opinion on the Turkish rock crash 15 "

    by Thedrumhero on 08-28-2014 02:45 AM How long have you use it? For a little over a year Have you tried many other models before buying it? Not much, but enough to get an idea of ​​what I like and what I want. What thing do you like most and least? Plus: The cymbal has a really warm sound and worked it is ideal for a complete kit with one or two more powerful crash. Minimum: When we play dome I think the sound is too muffled and lack of reasoning (it's a cymbal really has little to sustain in relation to other crash). It gives me a cymbal used as a supplement. How would you rate the quality / price? I bought it used € 70. Which I think is a good deal since the cymbal is worth more than € 110 new I think. But they are almost impossible to find now. With experience, you do again this choice? Yes as I bought it used I really had a big stroke of luck falling on this model. Unlike other models that I bought used. Anyway Turkish cymbals are models for me level value for money (with Zultan brand)

    Gibson PRPG-020 - Pitch perfect

    by Linn Sondek on 08-28-2014 01:43 AM As it is reasonable to expect, this pick-gard goes perfectly on a Les Paul Gibson. The quality of the material is excellent; it is the same manufacture. A beautiful original piece worthy of the historic brand. Price is after all rather low and you can thank the mark (and dealers) not to knock the user as is often the case finally on parts.

    König & Meyer 16280 - Very well

    by Linn Sondek on 08-28-2014 01:38 AM I used flawlessly these wall stands until I get back to Gibson and nitrocellulose lacquer and I separated. We all know: the rubber that covers almost all the stalls attack this type of varnish. And I did not want to experience !!! For use with most guitars (classic varnished so), it's all good: the instrument is held securely and if you have the slightest fear (or if you are particularly meticulous ) just place one at the base of the guitar so that it rests on two supports: top and bottom. The price has declined compared to the current rate there is a dozen years, so do not deny it.

    Korg nanoKONTROL2 - White - A little hyper Controller practice

    by Papy Pom' on 08-28-2014 12:20 AM I use it for a little over a year. This is my first midi controller dedicated to the faders and knobs! The pros: Compact Hyper; strong enough (it has already taken toles he disregarded) ergonomic, practical and aesthetic; the number of controls in fine enough of the stuff once in hand; its price more than okay! the -: my biggest drawback vis-à-vis this is his driver windows 8 relatively unstable (not over it seems) sometimes mixed with the non-recognition / conflictual relationship with FL Studio 11 but in Ableton software any mix, synth vst any, there was never any problem, I will chipotter and say they could add a channel 9 for the master or a micro-crossfader as I have seen from competitors but that. .. At this ratio q / p in the range of NaNO2 Korg (the nanoPAD / kontrol the first gen are weaker bcp) is the gift and ultimately a consumable (if ever it breaks it's not hard to find 'occas for a pittance). it helps to have lots of small auxiliary controls, mixer travel, fill the evening with platinum buddies without carrying bcp stuff, in short it's super versatile all-purpose! With the experience I remake this choice but I am now running on controllers with a lot more knobs and faders;)

    Gibson Les Paul Studio (1993) - A guitar that is aging very well ...

    by antho266 on 08-27-2014 11:17 PM Guitar made in the United States, tune o matic bridge, microphone gibson original four selectors (2 volumes, 2 tones), 3-position selector. The handle is a treat, even if some find it too big ... One change: replace mechanical origins by mechanical grooving (this is the bomb !!!) ... mechanical origins were very cheap. They anyway pétées when my guitar was a gliding flight on stage during a concert ... good because once changed, it was not the same !!!

    Turkish Pack Moderate (Ride + Crash + Charley) - My opinion of the Turkish cymbals Moderate Series

    by Thedrumhero on 08-27-2014 11:13 PM Ride 20 ": Quite powerful, very long sustain with a" bing "very nice. Crash 16 "Very powerful too with a harmonious sound and very nice finish. Charley 14 ": May be the weak point of the kit Despite an interesting sound opening half, when the play completely closed and you want a clean sound, it is not accurate and a little too serious. my taste. Frankly level value, hard to beat elsewhere. Very good quality kit that was supplied with my previous drumkit that I use for over 3 years. Too bad that Turkish is not distributed in France ...

    Tama Swingstar SPOT - My opinion on the Tama Swingstar Spot

    by Thedrumhero on 08-27-2014 10:57 PM I use this drumkit for less than a year and I am generally satisfied. I bought used late 2013 and has a big sound makes for big, fat rock. Close enough to Pearl Export or Tama Rockstar. I can not tell you about the snare because I use a Mapex Series in March. The drumkit has quite surprised me in the studio. I recorded with my band a model and the result was really above what I thought. The bass drum has a kick that hurts a lot and super serious toms are also full of power. The kit is flexible enough level config. Personal I play most often without the floor tom 16 "(except in large rooms) level can here my set. (Remo ambassador snare / tom Remo Sound Control / Remo Pinstripe bass drum) Negative in this config. it is not really versatile. positive point for me, its really cool look with strapping black and brushed aluminum look great color. Finally level value for money is more than respectable! So if you look a powerful drumkit with minimal mouth and you do not have an unlimited budget. Fear not for a drumkit "low end" it makes boulo (although granted with good skin).

    Audiophony RP1 - affordable and effective

    by vieuxpouet on 08-27-2014 10:57 PM microphone for voice and mixed miking. dynamic type, capture cardioid

    iZotope Ozone 5 - In the zone

    by S2D on 08-27-2014 10:50 PM Being previously familiar with Ozone 4, i knew roughly what to expect from Ozone 5 going in. The setup was much the same and easily done by inputting the serial number when prompted, followed by relaunching the DAW (which in my case is Logic Pro 9) which then enables the plugin for use. When first opening Ozone 5 you will be hit by a series of preset options, ranging from genre type settings such as 'Hip-hop master - dirty bass' and 'House master - enhance stereo image' to more individual track or bus settings like 'Piano - brighten and compress'. Whatever the duty, Ozone 5 likely has a preset to cover it. There are a lot of menus and submenus within Ozone 5 that it is easy to get lost or overwhelmed by everything, so the manual may be your new best friend to help you figure it all out, or even pop onto youtube and look at some of Izotope's own videos for Ozone 5, or else you could just dive right in head first and see what this beast of a plugin can do for yourself.
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