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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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    DSK Music Oranze [Freeware] - Free ringing.

    by 8oris on 11-22-2014 09:33 AM # The installation is done it without problems? Yes, we copy the dll in the VST directory of your sequencer software and it's good. # Have you experienced any incompatibility? No, no. The VST launches quickly and well. # Is the general configuration is easy? Yes, for a synth, it was much more delicate, complex and acne. Here we are on the basic. It sets the type 2 oscillations, the shape of two associated waves, the 2 filters (one per wavelength) shareholders, there is also a delay and a step sequencer with a random function. # Is the manual clear and sufficient? ... No manual but as to my knowledge there are no hidden features, it does not bother you. Read more on Audiofanzine

    Technylight TRIDENT 100 - Crappy

    by Deltawhois on 11-22-2014 07:41 AM A Chinese laser, as they know so well and ... Carcass not very thick (but not the finest I've seen) and a locking system cover with clip metal balls, not as con thing, but there's the game in the lid! and once opened it's not very convenient to inside, especially out deck with sources, dichroic and galvanized. The production is superb, no protective glass on the output, because the wiring was hard, glue everywhere. Level control is DMX, auto, sound and IR (remote control), the DMX done anything. Lasers is Chinese! I do not have instruments to measure, but it has no potato! This is a RGY laser sources with betting side by side, and there are two dichroic, one for mixing, normal, and just for the green. It would have been better to put a full band mirror to deflect it! waste of light ... After we pass to galvas, what about setting apart that they are stepping motor (very) slow that make a tremendous noise, and mirrors are really bad, the losses are always at the rendezvous. Side power supply, a transformer ring surprise! but undersized means the fan which is under powered laser sources when running. Bought for anything out of curiosity, will have an evening to test and not one more. Read more on Audiofanzine

    Boss PS-5 Super shifter

    by benderleben on 11-22-2014 06:18 AM So digital polyphonic! buffered (boss) classic specs Read more on Audiofanzine

    ENGL E570 Special Edition Preamp - Hello, I am the ultimate sound

    by monsieur-iks on 11-22-2014 06:09 AM What type of amplification (lamp, transistor, ...)? All-tube preamp (Engl what) What is the power delivered? This is a pre-amp so you have the formwork on an amp! As to me, I plug in my ENGL E840 / 50 which is also a big killer (everyone wants to redeem myself!) What connection? There are a bunch of connectors on the rack! 1 input jack on the front AND the back (depending on desired configuration) The Return Sends in the effect loop JACK well. JACK AND 2 XLR outputs to send in an amp (also works directly on a channel strip but I prefer to send it into a real amp) 2 MIDI jacks for control pedal 2 JACK taken to the footswitch (must not be useful if you have a MIDI foot, which is my case) What are the settings, effects? ... 4 channel preamp, but in fact many more! 1 Clean / Crunch 1/1 Lead / 1 Megalead of the death in your ass There are so many opportunities that I would definitely have a MIDI pedal control (the Z12 among others) here is the config of my stuff: (GAIN clean) / (GAIN crunch) / (BASS) / (MED) / (clean trebble) / (trebble crunch) (GAIN LEAD1) / (GAIN LEAD2) / (BASS) / (MED) / (trebble LEAD1) / (trebble LEAD2) There are 4 different channels but the "modes" extra help other sound options: channel 1 and 2 Gain Boost + = normal bright ultra bright channel 3 and 4 Hi gain + Active Contour + mid edge function applicable to 4 channels: Modern-Classic MLP + + + fx loop active noise Gate + Write-copy Read more on Audiofanzine

    Markbass Little Mark 250 Black Line - Amp for double bass and piano

    by tradcab on 11-22-2014 05:15 AM The little Mark 250 is a bass amp, one of the new d class that are getting very popular because of their very light weight. There are many other makes in the market place that do a similar job but there are a couple of things that make this one stand out. I am a double bass player and a piano player in about equal measure. I have been using a bass amp for the left side of the stereo output on my piano for along time. I have also been using a bass amp with a separate pre amp for the pick up on my double bass. With the Mark Bass I have found that I can plug my double bass peizo pickup straight into the balanced line input on the amp and get a very good tone. This is a feature usually only found on an amp three times the price of this one. Now this amp also does a great job when used with my stage piano. The wide frequency range of the output of the piano is totally catered for by the amps eq posabilites with the cleanest sound I have yet been able to achieve. Mark bass only refer to the double bass in passing in their advertising, I think they may be missing a trick here, the double bass is one of the hardest instruments to amplify but this amp does the business in my opinion. Read more on Audiofanzine

    Samick JS 043D - GOOD PIANO STUDY

    by emmanuel9136 on 11-22-2014 03:28 AM Hello all, I wanted to share my opinion on the study of piano, new, bought in a piano store Nantes.pour the first year, I bought a cheap electric piano, but my daughter complained about the quality of produit.donc I wanted to acquire a piano etude, good quality .but with a budget limité.nous have hesitated between Yamaha and Samick (of the same quality, according to the pianos seller). the sound of Samick piano, we seemed more pleasant. (Less metal than the yamaha). on the other hand, we Regrete not taking the quiet operation option (which we had proposed the seller, when choosing) which permettrais today, my daughter playing in the evening, after dinner .. .I am overall happy with my choice and my daughter is progressing well with this new instrument. Read more on Audiofanzine

    Akai MPX16 - Too many bugs

    by freezerman on 11-22-2014 12:38 AM Akai View website. Read more on Audiofanzine

    FX Amplification Classic Plex - The Crunch Machine !!

    by drapeau_rouge on 11-21-2014 11:59 PM Classic Plex is an all-tube amp head, 20 watts switchable 2 watts, handmade with madness components. No PCBs, as the wiring point by point. This amp has features that made me crack compared to other competitors (Splawn, Cornell, Matamp, Friedman and so on): - The presence of a true loop transparent effect drivée by a preamp tube, - The presence of 2 EL 34 power tubes (very rare in these low power) - The possibility to switch 2 watts, - Self-bias switch to change the lamps power itself, without repeating the bias (this should be the norm in all the amps) - Finally, the ability to switch head 2 watts for calmer conditions. This allows you to push the master volume of the amp to enjoy the natural saturation power tubes. And it's downright significant because this amp applies to reproduce british sounds whose sound is related to the saturation of the power tubes! Imagine a REAL plexi pushed her into a corner at low volume ...... Now you understand why I cracked now !! Despite its name "Plex" Classic Plex does not merely that sounds in the spirit of a Marshall Plexi. Through a 3-position selector, I can select a clean sound strongly reminiscent of the famous JTM 45, a crunch derived from a Plexi and finally a lead sound to sound in a pure spirit JCM800. For complete specifications, I refer you to the site FXamps. It really miss anything this comprehensive amp head. Read more on Audiofanzine

    Botex SP-1500 DMX - Good but problem

    by nono1969 on 11-21-2014 11:45 PM I use it for 3 years I tried a HQ 1500 with blinder really function more powerful in light intensity (the reflector mirror is not foreign) and the big plus of the shield: the top. + The performance in the standards of the time. - It is down (loss of DMX signal) Too expensive compared to HQ for example (I do not like the usual brand but this is the bomb) No, I would do the selection of HQ Read more on Audiofanzine

    Gibson Les Paul Classic 2014 - Heritage Cherry Sunburst - Brilliant!

    by lumpy_51 on 11-21-2014 11:12 PM Well everyone knows that it is manufactured in the USA in Nashville ... Nice Vintage brown box which team it's rustic! MORE: I say it is a Slim Taper Channel 60's (Yep most sites are planted they only have to go ask at Mother House, it is indeed a fine 60'S sleeve! !) Read more on Audiofanzine

    FX Amplification Classic 2x12 - Excellent speaker!

    by drapeau_rouge on 11-21-2014 11:09 PM This 2x12 cabinet, fitted with Celestion Creambacks G12M65 is most excellent! In terms of construction / finish, it really inspires confidence. The construction is very solid, it is perfectly placed Tolex, Grill cloth is tight ... In short, it is at the top at this level. In addition, it matches perfectly with my head Classic Plex, which gives a neat little stack! For dimensions and specifications, it is rather impressive without being heavy. Impressive in the sense that it is high enough but not overly deep, so it is a bit smaller than Bogner Oversized. I chose a closed cab because I prefer the bass well. For the impedances, it can be plugged into 8 ohms Mono (my use) or 16 Ohms stereo. In terms of sound, I have exactly the sound I was looking for. A real crunch Machine !! The sound is pretty typical vintage thanks to the excellent Celestion G12M65 of Creambacks series derived from Greenback Celestion dixit but better. Having never used the Greenbacks, I can not confirm. But the sound is very balanced, the bass is deep, detailed midrange and treble present but very soft. A feast for the blues sounds / rock / hard old. For clean sounds, I also found the sound excellent, very velvety and very hot ... It's hard to put words on sounds ... This 2x12 FXamps is a great success! For a reasonable price, I have a wonderful cab and HP that kill. It gives me a real cruncher machine in the spirit of the vintage! For modern sounds or "extreme" styles, I think it is possible but the choice of HP will be different. Of course I would do this choice. Congratulations and thank you FX! Read more on Audiofanzine

    Lava Cable Ultramafic - Maximum quality at a price ... Maximum!

    by drapeau_rouge on 11-21-2014 10:52 PM I bought these Ultramafic cable length 4.5 meters to replace my ProCo Defender Excalibur and I used input and output pedalboard. Both ProCo 6 meters were my "references" in the cable run. To talk about price, I bought it a few years ago (2007 I think) for 60 € (Excalbur) and 90 € (Defender). Well for some additional € uros it are largely buried! For technical specifications, I invite you to watch the Lava Cable's official website, very complete. These cables are high-end, features are at the top (silver solder, silver cable, low capacitance). The section of these Lava cables is very important. This means that you lose some flexibility, although it is not bad either. They are equipped with jacks connectors that look strong. The violet color is very nice. I use my two Ultramafic to connect my guitar to my pedalboard and my pedalboard my amp. My pedalboard is equipped Georges cables L's, which even if they are certainly not be at the Ultramafic represent approximately 1 meter cable. The influence on the sound should be rather limited since the quality of these is not bad at all. The first time, I thought my amp was an adjustment problem. The highs were much more present with my ex-Proco. In the end, the highs are much more present, finer, more detailed and the output level is a little more important. The cable does not add to the sound frequencies, it simply just more faithfully recreate the signal generated by the guitar, period! And with these Ultramafic is really ideal. The guitar sounds like it should sound, period! In conclusion, these cables are of incredible quality. Despite a high price (109 € in 4.5 meters), it is the best that I have ever heard. There is even a more high-end model from Lava Cable with "Van den Hul" series but the prices really are sky high. Furthermore, I was advised against Vovox brand because too smooth and compressed ... (says a seller of Pigalle store. I said that it was a huh ^^ music store). If you have a great amp and a great guitar, you really should try these Ultramafic ... You should be conquered. Read more on Audiofanzine

    Harley Benton G212 Vintage - Super 2x12!

    by lumpy_51 on 11-21-2014 10:45 PM Having previously owned a 2x12 (Blackstar HTV-212; vraimment discouraged the sound is muffled and screaming!) I must say that the price / quality ratio is explosive! 2 HP Celestions Vintage 30: it's just the price of HP! I do not know how to sell Thomann make this cab for the price but honestly guys go for it !!! (I have a Marshall 1960A 4x12 in so I know what I mean!) Read more on Audiofanzine

    Samson Technologies Graphite 49

    by chromaticism on 11-21-2014 10:13 PM The ultimate MIDI controller probably has it all in one package: a keyboard with piano-sized keys an decent action, simple USB connection, a wealth of assignable knobs and sliders, and flexbility for use with many DAWs. Price is always a concern for the budget-conscious musician looking for such an instrument, hence it always make sense to get something that would cram all of those much-wanted features in an excellent, budget-friendly package. Here we are examining the Samson Graphite 49 and see if it is that holy grail of budget MIDI controllers. The Samson Graphite 49 is a MIDI controller with 49-key keyboard with piano-sized keys and semi-weighted action. It can be connected to any Mac, PC, or MIDI-compatible mobile devices via USB and is entirely bus powered. It can also be used to control rack-mountable synthesizer modules and similar hardware through traditional MIDI connections (MIDI out and in ports) with power being supplied through a 9V power supply (sold separately). Other than the keyboard itself, the Samson Graphite 49 has pitch bend and modulation wheels, octave up/down and transposition buttons, four trigger pads, 9 sliders, 16 buttons, and 8 rotary knobs, all of which are assignable to any parameter that the user wishes to control. Standard transport control buttons are also available for control over various DAW functions such as record, stop, play, etc. Inspection of the back reveals an on/off power switch, USB port, sustain pedal input, AC adapter input, and MIDI in and out ports. Read more on Audiofanzine

    Peavey ValveKing Royal 8 - Tiny All-Tube Amp, Huge Sound

    by chromaticism on 11-21-2014 10:10 PM In today's world where space is considered a luxury, small guitar amplifiers are a godsend. It's not really surprising then that low-wattage tube amplifiers have become the trendy item for people who have crafted home studios for personal and professional use. One of these small, budget-friendly tube amps is the Peavey Valve King Royal 8. As the name suggests, the Peavey Valve King Royal 8 is a 5-watt all-tube (or all-valve) amp with a single 8-inch speaker. It is a class-A amp with a very straightforward design, having a single 12AX7 tube for the preamp section and one EL84 tube for the power section. Looking at the front panel demonstrates its simplicity with its two inputs, an on/off toggle switch, a headphone jack, and three chicken-head knobs for control over gain, tone, and master volume. It's pretty obvious that this amp doesn't have all sorts of "bells" and "whistles" like a three-band EQ and effects that you would find in other amps of the same size. Read more on Audiofanzine

    Cockos Reaper 4 - Excellent DAW

    by madchap on 11-21-2014 09:54 PM RAS. an executable featherweight! I never read the manual because it looks like most other DAW that I use for 20 years now, but I do not do either of customization. I just use the DAW and existing config parameters without trying to create my own. Read more on Audiofanzine

    Cakewalk Sonar X3 Producer - a little heavy but very good!

    by madchap on 11-21-2014 09:43 PM RAS. I installed the DAW on the other hand. No effect or instrument pack. Read more on Audiofanzine

    Novation Launch Control XL - that good !!

    by Toxikalien on 11-21-2014 09:27 PM very good controller !! we can all controler in Ableton and is the perfect companion to a launchpad !! and it is possible to control another daw that ableton but with some features less .. in any case absolutely not disappointed with my purchase !! the idea trots me to take a second! Read more on Audiofanzine

    Levinson Garry LD-35 - A real bomb

    by Myamoto70 on 11-21-2014 08:57 PM American Guitar The LD35 Levinson part of Missouri Series. It is fully mass and quality wood made like the Sitka spruce selected for the table and Ovankol for the back and sides. His body is Dreadnought shape, so generous and able to deliver a lot of volume. Its sound is extremely rich because her body is solid ovangkol. This very sound wood has both the warmth of mahogany, ideal for fingerpicking and blues, and the depth and bass rosewood, for the good solid pick strums and waterlogged harmonics. The ovangkol delivers more gloss mahogany, and we gain in precision attacks and loosed notes. Read more on Audiofanzine

    Sennheiser e 602 - good microphone

    by calsius on 11-21-2014 07:14 PM micro used to kick my concert Read more on Audiofanzine

    Boss BR-800 Digital Recorder - Surprisingly good

    by Ninspade on 11-21-2014 06:00 PM 4 XLR or jack inputs one of which (only) provides phantom power. A jack for foot switch or expression pedal that serves me well my faith. Recording on SD card up to 32GB seems to me. There is a box built but hardly editable pace. The proposed grooves are not bad. Headphone jack. USB plug for dialogue with the computer. Read more on Audiofanzine

    Hughes & Kettner Tubeman MKII - Excellent pedal preamp

    by Matosman59 on 11-21-2014 04:53 PM A lamp REALLY fed ht (not like some 9volt mouhaha pedal ...) 3 channels 1 equalizer 1 entry 1 recording output 1 output in the return of the amp Read more on Audiofanzine

    Zvex Double Rock

    by triton59 on 11-21-2014 03:53 PM What are the effects or types of effects available? Choice 2 distortions or 2 boosters, mixing as you wish. What technology is used? ANALOG, is even a built-in noise gate lil well as works that we are not in the high gain levels. Are they edited? No, no backup sounds. Read more on Audiofanzine

    TC Electronic Nova System - Disappointing and very intuitive

    by delapierre on 11-21-2014 09:07 AM Very disappointing from a qualitative point of view, apart from the name tc there is nothing special effects are bland and very intuitive régalges, complicated navigation deconseille I use this product for scenic. Moreover the service is abysmal in France TC bad for me that was a fan of the brand Read more on Audiofanzine

    Bose L1 Model II with B2 Bass & ToneMatch Engine - Unbelievable but true

    by atgo58 on 11-21-2014 07:54 AM After extensive research on the web, several test store, I broke down and bought L1 model II with B2. I had ignored the various criticisms of all those who speak evil without trying. I'm a guitarist and played with a bass player and a singer. I finally found the perfect material. I pass on all the benefits of size and weight of the equipment. The sounds, then there is great, pure, clean. I go through a mixer Line 6 StageScape. It is in the same style as the T1 but with more inputs, settings and possible return. Of course it's expensive, but after several tests other brands, we must admit that this is the best. I can only recommend this Bose. Read more on Audiofanzine

    Yamaha NS-1000M - Exceptional clarity of the medium

    by profmbo on 11-21-2014 07:30 AM I just buy this 11/21/14 near Lyon. Interested in medium famous dome beryllium. This is the model Monitor (31 kg lighter because thinner panels, a little smaller: with grill on low) First review ... Treble are good but a little behind compared to my Audax. They are connected to my Yamaha M-70 ... marriage of convenience;) Read more on Audiofanzine

    Electro-Harmonix LPB-1

    by Jeffouille on 11-21-2014 03:56 AM It is a boost pedal, so that boost ... what ... Read more on Audiofanzine

    Marantz Model 32 - Recomending

    by sunce on 11-21-2014 03:54 AM About a week ago, stroke of luck while playing chess with the gentleman about 70 years of age. He complained to me about his hearing difficulties. He sad that he has something to show me and he did. There was an old Marantz model 32 + tuner console model 24 in perfect condition. Simply, i gave a car to his son, and divine model 32 is now mine. It is impossible to estimate value of such device (but some of us are ready to give a fortune for pieces like this one). Marantz made only about 2000 pieces, and those were the first "solid state" Marantz amplifiers with the state o the art Motorola transistors. Those transistors have a similar sound as old Burr Browns. Everything is custom made. Solution with model 24 in pre-amp mode is not so impressive. Simply the amplifiers requires far better pre-amp, so i gave him one. Best results were with Counterpoint 3.1 pre-amp. Have to mention that I exchanged about 10 pre-amps, before conclusion. Probably i shall never change my speakers (Proac Supertowers mk2) and those are very demanding (87 db). This "little" Marantz amp is driving them with full control. Sound is opened, 3d sound staging surprisingly good, but the sound balance is most impressive. Considering the age of the amp, it would be a normal thing to replace the internal wiring and electrolytes. Collector's item without a scratch! Decided not to experiment further for variety of reasons. All mentioned is working fine. Also conducted measurements with control equipment Mechanical Engineering Faculty. Results confirmed all conclusions reached by simply listening with full attention! Amazingly, internal wiring is far better then Van Den Hull scs 12 (widely used for that purpose). Electrolytes are not so big (10000 μF), but extremely fast (like in D. Hafler dh 200). For the final test of Marantz model 32 power amp I had to take some risk. I hooked a 43 years old amplifier on to Apogee Stage (full ribbon) and pressed power button ( full of uncertainty and reasonable fear). 43 years old Marantz model 32 performed brilliantly with 2/3 power at 1.5 ohms! What else to say? Will i keep it? It sounds beautiful. It looks more than beautiful. It is a Collector's item and a certain triumph of vintage devices over the new, ugly and disposable ones. Legends are not legends without a reason. All legends do have character and sound warmness that will not be achieved for a long time if that happens at all. Marantz model 32 solid state power amp will stay in my family with the full appreciation of his abilities and extreme charm. Read more on Audiofanzine

    Audio-Technica Pro 70

    by bpm.school on 11-21-2014 02:16 AM Acoustic Guitar Mandolin Tres Quatro Ukulele, etc ... Flute (excellent) Spoken voice Comes with tie clips and guitar (clip on rose). Flute clip available at Schoeps (Schoeps FA 1: 14 euros). Read more on Audiofanzine

    Tornade MS Pickups Telecaster 55 Set - top notch !!

    by roanenko on 11-21-2014 02:04 AM Having already taken a set with Marc (set 60L) which was totally amazed me and gave life to my strat I wanted new pickups for my TV. Following the advice of Marc in the choice of microphones; I set off on the 55 'with the bridge pickup slightly surbobiné. My first test after assembly have not proven transcendent ... but after some discussion with Marc I realized that my height adjustment mic was bad. So I really took the time to peauffiner the settings to find the perfect balance between the two pickups. Once this is done, I found myself with a simply excellent sound on the neck position sound is clear and precise while remaining mellow !! And bridge pickups is very sharp and organic without ever being aggressive !! The pickups are very dynamic and really respond to the nuances of the game! short once more the work of Mark is impeccable, my telecaster sounds really good, its potential is exploited as it should be! With a slight crunch is a treat, on addictive blues !! Again thank you to Marc for the advice and great job! Read more on Audiofanzine
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