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 on: August 15, 2017, 02:28:57 pm 
Started by Eddie Eagle - Last post by Eddie Eagle
I don't have any affiliation with the sale but know there are a few people on this forum that may be interested.


 on: August 14, 2017, 04:04:30 am 
Started by saara - Last post by Fletcher
Hi Saara -- welcome to the group. 

FWIW, I've tried both and found the Aviom to have a bit less latency which seems to make the musicians a bit more comfortable.  That said... running analog lines and using little Mackie [Behringer - etc.] analog mixers is really the best solution.  While the latency is pretty small [a few samples], at the end of the day I've found it can mean the difference between a musician sitting solidly in the "pocket" or sitting a bit outside [making the end performance less than it could have been].

I hope this is of some assistance.


 on: August 13, 2017, 02:48:09 am 
Started by Mikeyod - Last post by radardoug
Nice to know you might have it fixed Mike, I haven't got back to the one I'm looking at.

 on: August 12, 2017, 02:28:50 pm 
Started by saara - Last post by saara
I see the Hear Technologies Hearback system around a lot and it does the trick, though not too cheaply. The other one I often see is Aviom, which has a slightly better build quality but is even more expensive.

 on: August 11, 2017, 02:29:37 pm 
Started by Mikeyod - Last post by Mikeyod
I have used this machine for 5 days and it has not slowed down once !!
Although I hesitate still, to call it fixed (You know how these gremlins are).
After I replaced all the poly/film type caps (except c11 3.9nf I could not find a suitable replacement). I got tired of doing one item at a time and just changed them all at once so I don't know exactly which one did it. Also, before I was able to check if this worked the stabilizer card went south and I had not even been able to turn on the machine. Once I repaired this little gem of a problem ( I wonder also if this imminent failure was the cause of the slowing down ? ) now it seems to work and I have been able to get these mixes under way.

I have got to get better at troubleshooting !! Or just start replacing stuff wholesale. 
Hopefully another ten years without having to solder on the Studer is in my future !!
Oh yeah, I still gotta figure out the PoP in my A810 in my other post

Thanks to Doug for the help and sticking with me through this.

 on: August 07, 2017, 08:13:34 am 
Started by ggidluck - Last post by Joe_caithness
This needs a bump, this plug-in is so excellent

 on: August 07, 2017, 08:12:48 am 
Started by Joe_caithness - Last post by Joe_caithness
Unless the program source is analog tape, I don't see much benefit to an extra round through the ADC and DAC's just to inject a piece of analog equipment. I use PCM4222 and PCM1704 and PCM1794 here, as good as they are, they arn't that good compared to not using and extra round.

Sure I battle with this a lot also.

Can I justify that loss for the sake of one band of EQ? really?

 on: August 07, 2017, 08:11:50 am 
Started by Joe_caithness - Last post by Joe_caithness
"and as you grow, the gear will follow."

I experienced the contrary. I was pretty much an ´analogue fascist´, and after 10 years of engineering (and starting with gear like Thermionic Culture, Focusrite red, Universal Audio and such), I am using plug-ins as much as never before.
my opinion:
it´s not a quality thing, I did compare the emulations (plug-ins as well as digital outboard like the Liquid Channel) to ´the real thing´, even wrote a diploma work about that (practical approach) and yes, the analogue boxes always were ´better´. but, you never use just one EQ or one comp. the question is not what´s better. but if a chain of good VSTs can or can´t do something. all I can say is that I recently mixed and mastered the best album release in my engineering time, and that was without leaving the box after recording again.
now I´ll read the surely interesting article.

Thanks for the reply, I think I know where your head is at here!

 on: August 07, 2017, 08:10:59 am 
Started by Joe_caithness - Last post by Joe_caithness
Looking to buy a Sony PCM 1630 in the UK if anyone has one for sale please let me know! subsequentstudio@hotmail.com 07815595514

 on: August 07, 2017, 08:10:29 am 
Started by Joe_caithness - Last post by Joe_caithness
Yeah, I liked the honesty in the write.
It wasn't condoning one or the other, if at all. Good job mate.

Personally, my point has always been; If you use plugins (and they are getting really good lately) then, that's a good point to start training your ears and mind .. as they simulate the real world stuff, which you will encounter sooner, rather than later. Just learn learn learn - read read read - apply apply apply ... the more you understand how things work and why things happen when? Then, it's all fantastic knowledge awaiting that encounter with the real boxes of the plugin simulations or otherwise. Plus, just understanding each tool in a software form, is gearing you up for the boxes - and what they can do, can't do or how far you can push an approach. If anything, you'll learn the tolerances between the two mediums and that's an important aspect. As a mastering engineer, keeping the signal clean and avoiding unintended coloration, is mighty important.

Also, if you've noticed, a lot of Big/Good engineers, all use plugins at some point and some even daily in their chain. It's the way of the new world! My suggestion is, gain knowledge first, then throw the book away and start tinkering with active thought provoking tangents.

Remember: there are no rules, just intelligent approaches. Get humble - listen and learn first ... and as you grow, the gear will follow.


Sorry for the very late reply.

Thanks for the kind words.

I still find the idea that analogue gear will inevitably result an odd one.

I think the era of big name ITB only mastering is soon coming.

We know for a fact DIGITAL only mastering has been around for a loooooong time.

I say this as someone who is sitting in front of loads of analogue gear right now!
Thanks for the reply :)

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