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Hi ,and let me state first of all that i have no clue as to where the appropriate place for the following question on...

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mattiasnyc 4 weeks ago
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I started a thread the other day featuring a great video on EQing...

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zukan 4 weeks ago
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How to EQ


Does anyone know of any other great videos of how to eq? Here is a great lesson on how to EQ (or at least one of the ways to...

matt thomas
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bernieesquire 4 weeks ago
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Hey everyone, I'm really struggling to grasp the concept of dB and all its different aplications. I've read some "dB...

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stardustmedia 23rd April 2015
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To start a new thread simply click on the 'new thread' button (you need to register as a member to see this button and to make...

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Jules 17th January 2013
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1) No being harsh / making fun of newbies :tut: and kip the sarcasm please! This is an area for basic questions that might have...

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Jules 1st February 2011
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Hi everybody I hope somebody can give me some advice. I’m a songwriter and I’ve been using Cubase for many years. Mostly...

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FreshProduce 5 minutes ago
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directly, simply by using a DI box to change the level, as in Strat>>DI>>Mic pre? I realize that a mic preamp's...

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monkeyxx 14 minutes ago
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Hello all. I have just shot my first shortmovie, and am about to finish it off with external recorded sounds. Im very new to...

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FreshProduce 23 minutes ago
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Hi All. I've heard this sound a lot. Here is an example: YouTube I've no idea how to get it, it doesn't seem too...

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Owen L T 1 hour ago
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while my monitors are properly set to decent levels for DAW operation. sometimes in other media (youtube videos, some of the...

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Owen L T 1 hour ago
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Hi, In a lot of psych music I listen on headphones I really like the effect when maybe with a synth or some kind of...

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Jake_SJL 2 hours ago
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Greetings, I run a semi-pro studio outfitted with some API preamps. I use the 3124 and a couple of 512s with the 560 Eqs wired in...

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Poinzy 6 hours ago

Is it just me? I think recordings from the 60's and 70's actually sound better, more vibrant, more energy. When you listen to old...

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FreshProduce 15 hours ago
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Hi All, I once had a pair of Beyer Dynamics- I seem to remember that they were solid and easy on the ears. I was thinking...

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Bushman 15 hours ago
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Be interested to hear from anyone who's bought/taken a course or class, either something online, or maybe some national company...

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bill5 19 hours ago
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I'm researching on DAW controllers, but I'm not sure what benefits are between these 2 styles. Soft Takeover controllers seem...

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Wizzomixer 20 hours ago
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Hi all, I'm sure I'll be lambasted for asking this, but I'm trying to figure out why I can't get an honest sound out of my mics...

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Noisewagon 21 hours ago
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Hey guys ! So im trying to find the formula of super old school techno bass The best example for it is LFO - LFO (Leeds...

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Delicious 1 day ago
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hi, i have a couple of lsr305 jbl powered studio monitors, almost new, but out of garantee. one works ok, but the other one...

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defevve 1 day ago
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I want to use a compressor as a soft gate instead of on/off noise gate to kill the room reverb. How can I do that? Thanks. The...

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goom 1 day ago
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Hey GearSlutz, I really respect everyone's advice and experience here on the forums with preamps, eq's, comps, channel strips,...

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jahborn 1 day ago
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I could do with a few tech minds to suggest a good way to route my setup so that I can get the most out of it. At the minute I...

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floyd pepper 1 day ago
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I am very new to the world of sampling and before I really get into it, I would like to not get sued. So to people who are very...

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Mansonite 1 day ago
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How would you approach this scenario? Recording environment is my home studio (untreated very dry room) My interface has...

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Owen L T 1 day ago
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Hi, As an example: I have a vocal on track 1 that I send to a reverb on track 2. In the send/receive dialog for track 1, I...

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Bedroom Studio 1 day ago
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Mixing a track now where the peaks of the kick and snare are so much louder than the rest of the sounds in the song that if a...

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JamEZmusic 1 day ago
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Let's say I have 8 bars. Bars 1-4 are a verse, 5-8 are the chorus. The levels in the verse are lower than the chorus. So, I spilt...

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StaffsLebowski 1 day ago
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Hey Everyone, im new to gearslutz and this is my first post. For anyone familiar with the midas xl48 or even just signal flow...

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Wayne 1 day ago
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Hello there! This is a problem I've had ever since I got this cursed duo, about two years ago. Basically, my brother was a...

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Charles Barnett 1 day ago
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I have a dilemma: I have an MPC 2KXL w/a CF card reader and have owned it for 5 years, bought it from Guitar Center (but didn't...

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Muser 1 day ago
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Hi! I'm just wondering, has it occured to you that you've found or made a fire beat, only to realize that your voice didn't fit...

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Frank_Case 2 days ago
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How can i achieve this vocal sound with logic plugins YouTube

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Owen L T 2 days ago
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Hello everybody :) I'm brand new to the forums but have always read up on all things audio here in the past but as with most...

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Mikeyt88 2 days ago
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Hi! I just bought the KRK rokit 5 studio monitors. I hooked them up to my Focusrite itrack solo interface using RCA cables. The...

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Lady Gaia 2 days ago
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The river of sound is endless. Weather you are on your first mile or your first mile was 30 years ago we're always making...

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LoneSoundRanger 2 days ago
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I was wondering if there is anyway to do an automatic mapping of the BSII's knobs and faders to Ableton instruments or VST's? For...

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RiF 2 days ago
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Hello guys, I think this forum is a best place for my question so is there anyone who can give me an advice for one solid and...

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kerussm 2 days ago
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can someone help me? i'm considering buying a 24 track system 8 MK3. the one i'm interested in has 24 1/4" direct outs on...

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y2kalaki 2 days ago
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Hi all, Two questions please. I want to pad a line level signal down to mic level. I was thinking -50dB would suffice. I...

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JHitt2 2 days ago
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I'm in the middle of mixing this track and trying to get the drums to be more without turning it up too much. here are the...

CDB Studios
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Frank_Case 2 days ago
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Im thinking of starting a small studio in my home, using my current Hometheater as the studio/control room that my disc will be...

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kgveteran 2 days ago
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When I Master I typically can't get my Volume up to Standard without peaking. Is this because i am mastering in box, and...

Tobias Funke
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greggybud 2 days ago
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I have monitors on stands beside my desk, but the desk itself rings with an obnoxious 138Hz all the time. Even when I tap on it,...

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Owen L T 2 days ago
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Hi there Is it safe to use a given track insert and mic input at the same time ? Mixer is a Mackie 3204vlz3 Thanks for...

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franck77 3 days ago
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Dreni 3 days ago
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Hey team, I've often seen the little boxes wrapped in acoustic foam which house a guitar amp and a mic in front of it, and...

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wrgkmc 3 days ago
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Hoping someone can help. I'm trying to set up my Rme 802 so that I can route audio from programs and the internet into my daw....

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rumleymusic 3 days ago
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OK, I know there are several different reasons why the production of a Sparklehorse song sounds so good. The main thing I want to...

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limbs 3 days ago
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Hey all. I am NOT an audio expert, so please be gentle. I have set up a podcasting/screencasting studio, but my recordings...

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Reuben99 4 days ago
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Hello community, So lately I have been struggling to make my synth sounds seem wider. I have made a stereo synth sound, used...

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explorer 4 days ago
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Who is using 3" monitors? Need some pros and cons of 'em. Thinking about the Eris 3.5.

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diogo_c 4 days ago
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Just curious. Is this not done because of snare bleed or some other reason? Thanks :cool:

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jammiedodger666 4 days ago
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So, I have an RME BFPro, and an ada8200 hooked up via adat, and my axe fx. I figured out how to record DI's along with my wet...

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Emarcy 4 days ago
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Hello gearslutz, i am having buzz/hum/noise issue that i would like solved. Mainly the issue is when i am recording electric...

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Poedan 4 days ago
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Hey guys, I wanted to know if anyone else was doing this. I am going to be using the KRK ERGO to correct 2 separate rooms in...

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Cloud9j 4 days ago


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