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    Beyerdynamic DT 770 Pro 250 Ohms - "Classy Audiophile headphones"

    by livewidmusic on 01-08-2014 01:19 AM The Beyerdynamic DT 770 PRO comes in 32 Ohms, 80 Ohms and 250 Ohms. I went for the 250 Ohms version, as these are very suitable for professional studio monitoring applications and the best among the series for audiophiles especially. This closed reference dynamic transducer headphone is a circumaural headphone constructed to fit around our ears. Weighing around 270 grams, the DT 770 PRO provides a frequency response from 5 - 35,000Hz, providing a nominal sound pressure level up-to 96dB. This headphone has a single sided cable for connection coming with a gold plated 3.5mm mini-jack plug and 1/4'' adapter. I have done extensive research before purchasing the Beyerdynamic DT 770 PRO, as I always do with all my products. After listening to these headphones from various different studios and receiving recommendations from several musicians and artists, I understood that the DT 770 PRO is something serious and still uses it since 1 year. Since I am someone who always travels and arranges music and mix on the go, the DT 770 PRO does an extremely professional job. I had previously used several headphones from different companies (not naming them), but they always failed me. After doing a basic mix with these headphones and when you playback on the monitors, you will realise how well the sound reproduction is produced by the DT 770 PRO. Though I do not suggest to get used to mixing with these, but for a beautiful start and for monitoring and listening to extreme detailing of the sounds and arrangement, this headphone stands out and is one of the best in the market. For $200, these headphones have to be grabbed immediately and are highly recommended for quality sound monitoring. Pros 1) Innovative Bass reflex system. 2) All parts are replaceable. 3) Soft inner pads, hours of playback and monitoring will not give you the slightest fatigue. 4) Reproduces almost 90 % of sound detailing after mixing through these and playing back later on monitors. 5) One among the best Audiophile headphones for monitoring. Period. 6) Not over-priced. Cons 1) No drawstring bag (Promised to come along with the purchase, but I did not get one). 2) The 3.5mm mini-jack is not that strong as it seems to be. A quick mis-handling can destroy the wiring. (This happened to a few of my friends and had to replace the whole headphone). 3) The box this gets shipped with is very amateur and not at all safe. To be honest, did not like the packing at all. 4) Optional ear cushions and travel bags are available for purchase on the website (Something that should have been given along with the purchase. C'mon!). 5) Slight coloration in the high mids and highs while monitoring. 6) Not recommended as recording headphones. Slight leakages noticed. I had planned months before itself to purchase the DT 770 PRO's. After searching for something that could fit softly on my ears, playing back audio for extended hours without any irritation or fatigue, and something that can be used for mixing and monitoring at the same time, Yes, I went with the right choice, and will go for it, even if it was now.

    iZotope Ozone 5 - A must-have mastering suite

    by julian_r7 on 07-31-2014 11:28 AM Ozone 5 is a mastering tool that you can use as a plugin with a number of DAWs. I've tried it in both Sonar and Nuendo with excellent results. The installation is completed in the blink of an eye (I didn't experience any compatibility issues on Windows 7 x64 or Windows Vista) and the best part is that Nuendo automatically recognizes the plugin, requiring no intial setup or tedious folder searching. The manual is quite straightforward. But what I feel is the strongest point of Ozone 5 is the intuitive quality of the interface: it is all about generating a nice, understandable visual feedback of every little adjustment you can make. Every tool gets its own separate tab, making for a very straightforward and organized overview. The general layout of the tools and meters has been improved from Ozone 4: the Dynamics Tool (compressors, limiters, etc) shows a more graphical interface that won't take any parameter away from you, but will let you fully concentrate on the audio -if you wish to do so. Every other tool has been refined in terms of graphic accessibility. The snapshot tool (as well as the matching) in the EQ tab are now easier to access.

    Avid Pro Tools 10 - Good upgrade, but too expensive for the features you get.

    by Pjones9 on 07-31-2014 04:52 AM Simply put, Pro Tools is a must have for any serious music producer or/and audio engineer. It has been the standard software for audio productions around the world for more than a decade now. It's compatible with Windows XP, Mac Os,and many more, so compatibility issues are practically inexistent. The manual is detailed and straightforward, it comes with detailed description on the specifications and usage. You can make any kind of music with Pro Tools, and it includes a useful selection of virtual instruments plus more than 60 effect processors. It also has good MIDI and notation-editing features. Edition is simple and fast thanks to the Grid, Slip, Spot and shuffle edition modes. New features not included in previous Pro Tools versions: -Track counts have been upped for v10, which will play back up to 96 tracks at 44.1/48kHz and can record up to 32 tracks simultaneously. -64 virtual instrument tracks, 512 MIDI tracks, 160 aux tracks, 256 busses and one video track. -Clip Gain: Every clip has its own gain fader and the waveform will look bigger or smaller when you raise or lower the gain, which is great visual feedback. -It also runs faster than the previous versions; sessions open faster, fades are calculated in real time and general work flow runs smoother. This all new features may seem impressive, however Pro Tools 10 is not much of an upgrade, and some new features for this DAW were included before in other DAWs. I feel that for the price you're paying, the upgrade for this version is not really worth the fee. However don't get me wrong, Pro Tools is still a really useful and valuable DAW , easy to use, reliable (at least more than many other DAW's out there, like Logic, which crashes all the time) and has great compatibility with external hardware. This upgrade would be more suitable for experienced producers who always need to work faster. But if you have the previous Pro Tools version I'd say you should buy one of the next upgrades which will have probably more valuable features for the price.

    Markbass Traveler 102P-4 - Very good stuff, lightweight and reliable.

    by dwen-d on 07-31-2014 02:54 AM Bought for its weight / power more than the sound itself ... the sound is very good but it is not one I préfèré different speakers that I could test report. After it's just a matter of taste because it works very well. I had two traveler 102p coupled to a head-Gallien Krueger 400RB Series 3 ... enough to deal with almost any situation ... if there is need for more is that we're on a big stage and the sound system broke down lol. Easy to carry, I liked having this column HP 10 'behind me ... very convenient to not have her in the knees and it not take place, easy to squeeze between charley drummer and keyboard that Need to 2 meters wide to install ...

    Epiphone Casino Reissue - Turquoise

    by sigmafranswa on 07-31-2014 02:49 AM In what country was she made? (USA, Japan, Mexico, France ...) Korea seems to me ... t it in 1997 after the serial number What type of bridge? Bridge Type Tune-o-matic tailpiece with Trapeze tailpiece Pickups: 1 neck pickup P90R P90T + 1 bridge pickup Settings: 2 Vol / 2 Tone / Selector

    Lexicon Alpha - Perfect for Linux

    by marc64 on 07-31-2014 01:47 AM I chose this material because I use a Linux environment and especially the Linux AV6 and after searching on the Internet it was part of compatible hardware distribution. I can connect, as needed, my bass, an expander, a sampler. It can record two sources at the same time. For the rest of the specifications, see the Internet.

    Line 6 Variax Acoustic 300 Nylon - top notch ....

    by icarcat on 07-31-2014 12:51 AM China line6 U.S. Handle half moon 19 frets Microphones sensors integrated bridge The volume is the only conventional adjustment

    Vox V809 Repeat Percussion - Top notch!

    by ddn on 07-31-2014 12:12 AM First let me say that what I have is not an original but a clone with many more settings. Mine has an on / off switch, a speed knob supplemented by a switch to extend the adjustment range and depth knob. The idea of ​​Repeat Percussion is to cut the sound as a slicer, even if it is also a little tremolo when the depth is not too much in the right corner. Basically it gives the impression that it is a short sound passed through an analog delay so that he does is he cuts and resets the volume like a killswitch with the impression a very short attack as a percussion hence its name. Ha! It was the challenge of the week to describe the sound of this thing with words!

    Mooer Trelicopter - Means anything.

    by ddn on 07-30-2014 11:57 PM This is a tremolo guitar superpetit format while made in China and it is perhaps because the Chinese have small fingers or because fashion is the micropédale. There is a rule that petitpotard depth depth petitpotard a bias which looks to me to adjust the waveform sine / square, potardnormal speed which adjusts the speed of the tremolo with a really wide range and as it is a little soft it is not easy to dose accurately. Sector only small energy demand so great for a wreath or a very powerful multi-PSU power. What is nice is that it is very small, the pedal then it takes up no space in the pedalboard and which is less nice is that it is very small so it is not easy to well adjust - more if you're kind of awkward every time you move the knob with your foot speed by activating the effect. And the small size makes it that there is little velcro under the pedal so it fits poorly on the pedalboard and if you nag her hand on the side of the switching effect.

    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 and large diaphragm makes it very responsive to sound pressure at the extremes; it will capture from the smallest detail to the loudest hit with equal precision. 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

    LD Systems DAVE 8 Roadie - Small but tough

    by OLIERE22 on 07-30-2014 10:41 PM I use Dave roady from 8 December 2013 I appreciate its compact maneuverability and simple but robust construction.; Having replaced the tissue racks dave XS 8 by metal grilles is a good thing and better protects HP. The system is distinguished by the cleanliness of the refund in the medium range acute (perhaps due to the provision Appolito's HP). Just to add sound track very correct with 80 people and if you do not want to overwrite an entire room. I used background music for cocktails, openings, small lounge bar prestas The bottom of the spectrum is present despite a small subwoofer that has at least the advantage of being handled by one person. I listened to a HK Lucas smart system, a power works but the sound was much more confused and less accurate in the upper spectrum. More when I saw the price compared to the quality of the product there are no photos. In short, I do it again this choice without hesitation if I had to stay on the small size benefits. Otherwise, I tried a very convincing but at the price Montarbo system also ... we are not on the same port ...!

    SPL 1224 Preference & TwinTube - in addition to an existing setup

    by twosides on 07-30-2014 08:34 PM Attn, it is indeed a preamp and a saturator tube. The specific model is 1224, see http://spl.info/produkte/analog-elemental-series/preference-twintube/kurzinfo.html

    Behringer X32 Standard - very good!

    by asmileofachild on 07-30-2014 05:28 PM Everything has been said!

    Roland GP-16 - Excellent vintage multi-effects!

    by phaesis on 07-30-2014 05:15 PM Excellent for those who want something other than all conventional sounds for example! Otherwise I do not use distos, overdrive that I find too dry so I use the modulations, delays, compressors, equalizers ... and it works great with a CF crank 100 MKII plus it driver my amp H & K Trilogy because all midi so it allows one click to change sounds on the GP-16 and the amp! To be honest I have recently bought a second as a backup or rather to have a home available to search for sounds and one for all my travels for!

    PSI Audio A 17-M - Hard to beat

    by Jan on 07-30-2014 04:58 PM Choosing speakers is first listen. Listening PSI A17 is surprising share thrust transparency of these monitors, listening abounds with details and dynamics is not packed. And without that, too often, this is achieved by artifices (tweeter a little ahead in terms of phasing and / or level). Feel reflects what we read in the features, very good linearity in frequency and respect the dynamics completely surprising, given the size of these speakers. I use mine for the pro mix (music and sound for picture.)

    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.

    Hercules DJ Console RMX

    by djdavid.enjoymusic on 07-30-2014 04:27 PM I has hercules dj console since 2010 great for beginners

    Squier Classic Vibe Precision Bass '60s - Fiesta Red Rosewood - Very good surprise!

    by tonikil on 07-30-2014 04:22 PM Made in China but it is not seen Maple neck Modern C profile, rosewood fingerboard 20 frets, 1 single coil Precision Bass Custom with Alnico 5 magnets 1 volume and 1 tone

    Fender Classic '70s Jazz Bass - Black - Amazing!

    by tonikil on 07-30-2014 04:06 PM Made in Mexico Maple neck profile C 20-fret rosewood fingerboard 2 single coil Jazz Bass Vintage style 1 volume and 1 tone micro

    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 changes 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..
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