by julian_r7 on 09-20-2014 08:45 AM
The general configuration is as easy as it gets: a very straightforward install and then you just load Kontakt and drop the program in it. Then select the types of voices. You will probably take some time to get acquainted with the tool and develop a good workflow. You get to pick and choose consonants and wovels to build your words, which makes for a tiresome process. Actually some users developed utilities to solve this.
by S2D on 09-20-2014 07:13 AM
The Softube Tube-Tech CL1B is a plugin emulation of the original hardware unit by the same name. The hardware compressor has been around since 1987 and was created in Denmark as an updated LA-2A opto style of compressor. It has a legendary reputation and a starring role as the go to compressor in many top studios around the world, so it's easy to see why Softube decided to make a plugin to mimic the hardware. From the beginning, installation is straight forward although you do need an iLok to run the plugin...and the less said about that the better.
Anyway, once you have everything up and running in your DAW the configuration is very simple and the GUI is exactly the same as the hardware unit and beautifully done, infact you'll probably spend the first 5 minutes foaming at the mouth at how good it looks but of course it's not all about the looks, luckily though it sounds even better. The manual should be briefly consulted to get yourself familiar with the 3 different 'attack/release SELECT' sections, or you could just take my word for it when i say;
'Fixed' has an Attack time of 1 millisecond, and a Release time of 50 milliseconds.
'Manual' allows the user to set the attack time from 0.5 to 300 milliseconds and the release time from 0.05 seconds to 10 seconds.
and 'Fix/Man' is a combination of both and you will definitely need to read the manual for this as it is quite complex
It also features a side-chaining option like a lot of other compressors, the manual has a section where it gives settings to try for different applications such as vocals, guitars etc and this could be a starting point for new users of the CL1B.
by S2D on 09-20-2014 12:22 AM
Softube's Valley People Dyna-mite is a dynamics processor based on a 1980's hardware unit of the same name but originally created by Valley People who are part of the PMI group, which is who Softube licences it from. If you want to find out more about the original Dyna-mite hardware unit made by Valley People then you should have a look on their website or even on Softube's website as they have the hardware manual to download as well as their own plugin version. The manual is informative (as you would expect) and the website has a short and user-friendly PDF guide to each explain each feature and even suggests typical uses such as Limiting, de-essing, gating, expanding and keying and the settings to dial in to achieve each use. The link for this is below if you would like to have a sneaky peak;
There are even a few diagrams to show how the limiting, expanding and gating work as well as the circuit layout/configuration for the plugin. Installation is also kept secure, well explained and straightforward enough much like other Softube's products.
by jesussaves on 09-19-2014 05:15 AM
At the time, only produced EMG EMG active (ie battery), but the idea of having a silent microphone without having to worry about changing the battery regularly made me look for an alternative. when I heard about the SELECT manufactured by EMG, I thought I had found THE gem for pickups. So I bought a kit HSS I rode on an old ARIA PRO II type super strat '(alder body, vibrato, etc ...) which had a very good violin.
Bitter disappointment !!! Of course, the background noise was much less than my old passive pickups ......... but then the sound definition was deplorable! No attack, basses who vomited everywhere and especially no punch ... Though I correct the EQ on the amp, nothing came out correct. I quickly sold it all quickly done well.
10 years later (already?), I fall at a mate on a Hohner headless guitar originally equipped with the same kit. I said "Well, go go! Maybe I am wrong? I'll try again."
Hou! It's ugly !!! Hou! It not ring! Besides my friend himself admitted regret not having enough money to put EMG instead of those stews!
Today, there is now the EMG-HZ, which certainly have nothing to envy the real EMG ('must be consistent), but have AT LEAST a little more banging and treble.
In short, I did not like at all ...
by S2D on 09-19-2014 04:38 AM
The IK Multimedia T racks 'Brickwall Limiter' is available for both Windows and MAC and was totally compatible with my OSX 10.6.8 system with 4GB of RAM using Logic Pro 9. The setup process is sort of straight forward, but it is highly useful if you are installing it on a computer with internet access, otherwise you will be given a code to save to your desktop and transfer onto a computer with internet access so that IK Multimedia's installer can verify you have a legitimate serial number, then you have to transfer more data give to you back to the computer you want to use the plugin on and this will authorise the plugin for that computer. It is understandable given that they want to protect against mass piracy of their product. Once authorised, you just select the plugin from the menu in your DAW and you are good to go, the GUI of the plugin on it's own is simple, clear and easily accessible - unless you are using it within the T racks full skin in which case it might take 10 or 15 minutes to figure the setup out properly. When it comes to T racks plugins and the discussion about the GUI arises, you will always hear people complain about 'that damn dinosaur logo!', in this case i would suggest to suck it up and get used to it because it is here to stay so you might as well learn to love it along with the sound quality of their plugins like this one.
by plouplou007 on 09-19-2014 03:46 AM
Simulation of a fender amp 57 deluxe ?, housing metal, plastic base, 9 volt battery and external power. It seems sturdy.
by plouplou007 on 09-19-2014 03:04 AM
Non-editable analog overdrive Tubescreamer type, cast aluminum housing while
by slouptoouut on 09-19-2014 01:48 AM
Small effect, like "derby" with more beams, but less power.
Possibility to choose the colors individually DMX (with controller), or in auto mode 2 (without DMX controller) musical mode with microphone sensitive enough
It does not have the power or make the same impact that a real derby, however I find it very good for the price (that price must not ask too much) it is compact, covers a wide angle, microphone sensitivity allows its use even at home (with a simple stereo, without the scream!) just fine for small private parties, and low power consumption will not be a problem (even on car battery + inverter! )
We can just miss a little light engineering, a rather noisy fan (and my copy, dirty lens on the inside as he had not yet turned ... probably fingerprints left by the Chinese who mounted!)
by julian_r7 on 09-18-2014 10:10 PM
I first approached Guitar Rig when I was taking my first steps in mixing and mastering, and even then it was quite easy for me to load the plugin and get it to work on Nuendo or as a Standalone. I've tried it in a good number of PCs with no compatibility issues. The only problem that may arise, as with every software of the kind, is compatibility issues between your sound card, and the ASIO drivers.
The graphic nature of Guitar Rig makes the manual almost useless, in my opinion. The fact that the pedals and boxes are stacked as in a visible traditional guitar rack helps to easily put order to long chains of effects. As for the software itself if doesn't have much options or menus to deal with, so you'll find yourself mastering Guitar Rig in a short time without ever resorting to the manual.
You can work with presets or build a whole set of FX from scratch. Most of the times, for practicing, quick demo recordings, etc, the presets will be more than enough (there are a good deal and they are quite the first thing you get access to).
by inki999 on 09-18-2014 09:51 PM
Purchased today, I was looking for an interface to plug my guitar on my iPad. Comes with 2 connectors (USB and lightning), we can plug it into ipad or pc. A volume control, a headphone output, and a mix dry / wet, for no switch against hi Z, shame ...
The sound is good, a slight lag is noticeable but just configure their apps (jam xt pro for me) in low latency and it rolls. Against by not including the interest of the dry / wet mix that allows her guitar untreated / treated her, a sort of direct monitoring?
Anyway, I will try to trade him, the absence of HI Z switch bothers me to connect my active guitars.
by Boulolot on 09-18-2014 09:41 PM
Leaving the army (conscription), this is my first synth that allowed me to learn music and be part of a group.
it has served me well for the first balls in Normandy.
Pretty solid and simple programming, it might already be outdated at the time but with the immense fortune that I had not, I could play on stage without complex.
Very simple settings are accessible to all newcomers. not need the manual in multiple languages. Too bad there were no markers. But if we wanted to keep the memory of sounds, it was not difficult to prepare this index cards and register settings.
For me, even if it did not exceed the Trident of the same brand, it could be used for many things in public as well as solo.
Nostalgia can be!
by ZeroFromKellen on 09-18-2014 09:36 PM
there knowing absolutely nothing of the mao I look into the opinions of some of my relatives who themselves are well wedged in millieux, and this interface as do almost unanimously have recommended it to me x times so I bet on trust ... and I was right .. especially as it is given.
is minimally equipped (yet) mao level, I plug my head of Blackstar amp HT20 its output out, I read them directly to the sound card, and nothing that I have a more than satisfactory sound! I also use it with a microphone and even the two simultanéement quality is in no way altered the ball .. what.
I use it mainly to record my riffs or compo, I also used to PSUs quality of my videos (ie micro + guitar)
by bigjo291 on 09-18-2014 09:33 PM
it is a type compressor vac (a very good clone ssl bus g) 1 rack units.
Analog entirely if I remember rightly c a vac home dbx (like ssl)
by bigjo291 on 09-18-2014 08:56 PM
the main feature that has motivated my choice was the frequency response curve, I wanted to mix mainly of quality monitor and flat as possible nearfield, I have been served.
connect to my mixer Tascam M3500 and a universal audio apollo
by Hugo Lebel on 09-18-2014 08:42 PM
I desperately seeking the manual of this Solton Ts-4k ... Who can help me?
by bigjo291 on 09-18-2014 08:31 PM
XLR and TRS connectors on
32 chanel inline 8 bus, 6 to 4 to return
parametric eq semi
switchable tape return on chanel for the eq etc to the mix B
between mic, line between, tape return, direct outs, insert
by Pepitow on 09-18-2014 08:31 PM
I took that sound to the base to amplify the song in my band kit. Initially just the lead vocals, and finally with 3 choirs. Before that we amplify the song with tears off through my Line 6 Spiderjam including a microphone input, built-in effects and amp ... not bad but a little low for a Hard Rock band during rehearsals.
The construction is solid, the whole seems reliable, and the various settings are effective. However, we expected a much more powerful sound output from the speakers ... the song does not appear greatly facing 2 guitars (50 watt amp has lamps), low (100 watt amp) and battery. And if you push a little too the master, that feedback quickly ... We had to use a more powerful amplified speaker WELL connected to a mixing desk, our bassist dug up to hear the song properly. We connected this kit to the table so that it serves amplified singing back and allow better spatial sound, but still average.
Since we mainly use as an audio kit with parties and other computer / mp3, at this level the volume is good!
The advantage of this kit is that there amp supplied with the correct speakers, with a number of sufficient inputs and functional settings. Only lacks power for amplified distortions group!
Say it's the correct equipment for the price, but for a Hard Rock formation with good stuff, it is better to type above !! So Q / P good, but I do not have that choice to use that was thought to be at the base!
by Pepitow on 09-18-2014 08:14 PM
I use it since July, replacing my PDT-3 became too small for my new config!
It has the perfect dimensions for my current config includes:
- Pedals Engl Z-12
- AKG System
- Cry Baby 535Q
- MXR Phase 90
- Polytune Mini
- Boss HR-2
- TC Electronic Reverb Trinity
- TC Electronic Flashback Delay X4
- Morley Mini Volume
- Power T-Rex Chameleon (set down the velcro)
And ... there is a little room (for one or two max pedals)
As usual in PDT: solid (fairly light metal structure), reliable, top with the spaces to get the system cables, and clean! Everything is very stable without weighing a dead donkey (depending on your pedals this hearsay).
Only downside as for my PDT-3 (see my opinion on it), and especially the zipières sliders Softcase (while convenient, pretty strong and light) that seem fragile (broken on my PDT Soft-3, replaced by stronger). We'll see if they take the shock ^^
For the pedals, I might be increased a bit skew, and again!
Q / P good because we buy a product that will last a lifetime (except soft case can be hell ... lower the price of your Hard!), And for 110 € (in Cygnus, nine is € 135 not ... big difference), it is a good investment!
by Pepitow on 09-18-2014 07:52 PM
This is a volume pedal, optical system and not "mechanical" so no rack or other proof of its purity and accuracy, and no switch to activate! Requires a 9v power supply / battery for the system to work (may put off some who prefer a volume pedal power supply without any beast, but if this system is used then we accept this argument).
In, Out, 9v jack and your foot :) Plus: size, it is not as huge as all volume pedals on the market, that's why we chose the addition! Very handy for a crowded pedalboard!
No possible setting (a shame, you'll see why).
by sydn on 09-18-2014 07:28 PM
Double overdrive pedal based on Euphoria and Paisley Drive
by RickD on 09-18-2014 05:29 PM
At the time of their release these speakers were praised by the audiophile press.
There was nothing of this quality in the same size and this price range.
I would not hesitate to repeat this choice, they are more reliable arch, which is not negligible.
by RickD on 09-18-2014 05:24 PM
Used for quite a few years, amp archi reliable, no worries sizzling or anything like that. Many entries, phono input, what connect two pairs of speakers and then they can turn them on separately or all off to mutate or spend that headphone. Archi practice home studio when you have two sets of speakers: it's monitoring solution.
Its very clean, no complaints. Good value for money, I would not hesitate to make the same choice.
by raph.bass on 09-18-2014 05:16 PM
Jazz Bass 5 string, made in the USA, alder body, maple neck, maple fretboard.
20 frets, neck profile modern C.
High mass vintage bridge with string-through, mechanical Fender light.
Pickups Fender Jazz V, Volume inning, Volume easel Tone.
by eladsky on 09-18-2014 04:10 PM
Two channels: Gate, VCA compressor over easy / hard knee, peak limiter.
by legwenosor on 09-18-2014 02:39 PM
wha multi adjustable from anywhere with an integrated boost !!!
by Le mage noir on 09-18-2014 02:34 PM
How long have you use it?
I use it for over a year because I had bought one before.
Have you tried many other models before buying it?
nan too, I have your 18 and 38 before a double P.audio.
What thing do you like most and least?
most: low roundness, and performance.
the warning: Well the volume is pretty awesome.
How would you rate the quality / price? With experience, you do again this choice? ...
yes without hesitation, I atend Btw a new pairs ^^
by Danbei on 09-18-2014 02:13 PM
I remake that choice, I'll even can do it again soon!
by Danbei on 09-18-2014 02:02 PM
I regret having bought it, I got fooled by the promo ... Although it was a correct sound, its fragility the fate of the race.
by Jlouis on 09-18-2014 03:54 AM
twelve o'clock impeccable connectivity, solid, full of styles on a USB key added
by fredlecastel on 09-18-2014 02:53 AM
is used since 2012, we went through a compact vx, a showtec light desk pro 136.
good mixed console, easy programming, ability to trigger scenes, and chase the same time, easy handling, it is not ready to part ways