Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Pass the Test


I feel better now that I've given up on trying to test things and will just go with the M-Audio converter at 48kHz and recording at 16-bit. I'd use the Scarlett but I can't get the input levels under control with that thing.
I wouldn't have had to go through all that rigamarole if I'd only watched this video first.

Yes, it's almost an hour. But as a quick course in audio gear theory and testing it's well worth it. Ethan Winer does a much better job of explaining why I was frustrated trying to test things than I did.
Stacking tracks using higher-end preamps and reverbs seems to me to be better and easier to mix. Mr. Winer explains that the distortion on the same preamp on different instruments is a different kind of distortion. Which explains why it can be nice to record a whole record with the same preamps.

1 comment:

  1. And here's the thing: I want to be making music, not banging my head over specifications. So that's what I'm doing, makin' me some music!

    ReplyDelete

Talk to the Mouse...

Passive mixing

I've been amused by the idea ( idea , mind you, not the reality) of a completely custom-made DIY mixing board. There is a reason those t...